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OhFishMan

Advice for Lake/Fishing Guide in Minneapolis area

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OhFishMan

Hello. I am from Cincinnati and will be coming to the Minneapolis area for a job training from June 18-28 and will have 1 day off and would like to do a guided fishing trip. I'd like to catch possibly some Smallmouth, Largemouth, Walleye, Pike, Muskie, and/or Crappie. What is biting well right now in Central Minnesota? Any advice for a lake and/or guide service would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot!

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markkstanley

You might consider fishing the St Croix river. Check out the guides listed on the site. I can highly recommend Turk at Croixsippi Guide Service. Good trip for smallies nad walleyes.

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Hillbiehle

I am from Cincinnati as well. What part of Cinci are you from? send me an e-mail at cbiehleatbullisagencydotcom.

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bassfisher

seriously, look up a guy called the "GRIZ". he is an amazing fisherman...river or lake. just ask any bait store, they can point you in the right direction.

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OakdaleFMR

Griz is great and can easily be reached at Blue Ribbon Bait in Oakdale, Minnesota. Great guy recently inducted into the Minnesota fishing hall of fame. My son and I went out with him and just his stories made the trip. Plus we killed the Walleyes.

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bassfisher

couldnt of said it better oakdaleFMR. his knowledge is 2nd to none.

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