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Katman

Heading to Minnehaha falls after work today......anyone have reports?

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Katman

I'm headed down the dreaded stairway towards the bridge. Anyone fish this spot this weekend? Targeting crappies!

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Katman

Just to report back...

Walleye was picking up.....crappies were very slow.....no cats.....minimal suckers......carps were on a frenzy. Lots of minnows everywhere and a few white bass were taken. Water is still pretty cold and low. Give it some rain and time....it'll come back up. grin.gif bye

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uwecsteeple

I was down there yesterday (guy in the GB packers shirt), got a smallie, a buffalo, and a carp. The smallie was really black, and didnt put up any fight. I had two other carp but lost them on my 6lb line. Next time I will bring a net! Surprisingly the carp were all on mimmic minnows. wierd

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Katman

I think I saw you fighting your monster! I was running up and down the creek for anything worth fishing for. I wasn't at the bridge because there was too many ppl. Good to see people catching fish! I think I'll wait for the water to come up a bit and fish other spots for a while. I'm sure that sandbar will hold whities once the water warms up a bit more. grin.gif

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fdr01

so to get to where you guys are talking about you have to go down the stairs by the falls! that is one hell of a hike.i took the kids down there and didnt even make it to the sip.thecreek looks very low too.i saw a group of 4 walking that way with poles so i assumed this was the way or is there another way,i thought i heard you can access the haha dump in by going down by the dog park?fdr

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Katman

Yup. Down the stairs to the end then make a right. You'll see the bridge. Don't make my mistake....my first time there...my friend told me to look for a big rock...then right. I saw the big rock at the top of the hill before the stairs......then down the cliff side I went. BOY...was that muddy, dirty, and scary. I missed the part of look for the big rock, DOWN the stairs, then right towards the bridge. But the dog park will work too. Its a popular spot. Like they said in other posts....if you're staying past dark...go with a buddie. There are just some odd ppl there sometimes. But....Walk the creek...find a hole...and fish. You'll never know what will come out of it! grin.gif GL

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fdr01

man in the middle of the day you gotta watch it grin.gifbut thanks for the info.fdr

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bassfisher

128 steps...and there not the greatest. lol

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Larry FlatCaster

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128 steps...and there not the greatest. lol


You REAP what you Sow...... Its worth the trek. There is a lot of fish to be had any time of year down there........

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Katman

Very true! But I don't really mind going down. Its the coming back up part I dread! grin.gif GL and keep us posted!

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fdr01

try it with a 40# kid on your shoulders crazy.giffdr

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Katman

you got me there! grin.gif

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nofishfisherman

I counted 133 steps on Sunday when I was there. But I was getting light headed toward the top so i might have started miss counting.

Sunday I say a carp and a white bass caught, nothing for me, just a light bite or two.

I am going to give it a little while to warm up and then head back down.

And yes the buddy system is a good idea down there. I have run into some strange folks. And a few groups of kids screwing around looking for trouble.

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Katman

Those steps seem to change everytime I'm there! grin.gif I swear going back up, I was at 1 million steps! But I'd say you are correct. I'd wait a bit before going back. There are a few regulars there...but that spot seems to attract lots of weirdos too. Try walking a ways down or up the river. When the water is up...the action gets pretty good!

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PierBridge

It'a 132 if you count the wood ones at the bottom... grin.gif

Until we get some rain and I mean a lot of rain lake Minnetonka will not open the Dam which means we won't have the necessary flow for productive fishing.

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nofishfisherman

What stairs are you taking down, I don't remember any wood steps on the stairs that I take down.

I tend to go down the stairs near the pay parking lot down to the left of the falls a 100 yards in the corner of the little plaza area.

Is there another set of stairs around there besides the one I take and the ones right at the falls?

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PierBridge

It's about a block from where the Creek enters the River on the Hiawatha Ave "hyw 55" side of the park there are 2 pay lots but you can park on the street for free you'll see a big rock and a chain head down the path you'll see the stairs.

I did count 133 stairs this morning....but I was tired... grin.gif this will save you time getting to the mouth versus walking from the Falls.

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honky kong

i haven't been up to that spot for 5 yrs. and for good reason, there are too many. i have seen some nice fish come out just a ways down from the mouth of the creek. the walk out about killed me every time we went there. maybe try it again this summer.

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nofishfisherman

cool, thanks.

I'll have to give that a shot tonight. never hurts to save a few steps.

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Katman

This can be a great spot....but you just have to watch yourself...and others. Don't be suprised to see a bank and bridge full at any given time. Its a very popular and random spot. But I just love the random fish that you can catch here.....makes things fun. Hope to see you guys there sometimes.

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nofishfisherman

A few fish were caught there last night, nothing spectacular, few white bass, and a good sized carp. Lots of jumping fish, and fishing spots were hard to come by most of the night.

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Katman

Thanks for the follow up! I think I'm heading out there Thursday after work....see what I can bring up. grin.gif

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nofishfisherman

I might be down tonight. Stopped by Dicks Sporting Goods to get crawlers but they were out. Trying to find another place close by that I can get crawlers, if I find some I'll be down.

I won't be down again until next week otherwise.

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Katman

I'd be out there too if I didn't have to show my sell my fish tank at 6:30. By the time I get home in Blaine...I wouldn't want to come back to the falls. I think I'll hit coon rapids to prefish spots before the tourney. Anyone hitting the Carp tourney in June?

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nofishfisherman

I was down between 6:30-9:00 last night.

Less people last night with more fish. Mostly walleye last night with a few white bass and an odd carp or mooneye.

I caught one nice walleye and a moon eye on a jig and a gold plastic paddle tail shad. Everyone else was using live minnows on a jig. There was one spot that was more productive then the rest so most of us ended up with a couple fish while one guy caught alot more.

I won't be back until next week but I think the fishing should hold for awhile.

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