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Anything Around Yet?

  • Bob P
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    Shoreview MN
    Posts: 108
    #1932200

    Anyone catching anything in the metro area?

    I’ve been out (from shore) a few times in the last two weeks looking for panfish. I have not had any action yet. Not one bite. The water seems too cold still. Only thing I’ve seen so far was a one crayfish crawling around close to shore.

    fishingdakotacountymn
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    Posts: 135
    #1932232

    I´ve found good numbers of crappies and panfish. I´ve seen some bass cruising too. Just gotta find the warmest water in the lake and you´ll find the fish there.

    Palerider77
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    Posts: 630
    #1932238

    We were out last Sunday, found some nice crappies. They were pretty shallow.

    tim hurley
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    Posts: 4270
    #1932243

    you can find the warmest water, it can be by a fertile bay, close to where they spawn and they still might not be up shallow-have a plan B.
    Good luck

    eyeguy507
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    SE MN
    Posts: 3218
    #1932246

    I´ve found good numbers of crappies and panfish. I´ve seen some bass cruising too. Just gotta find the warmest water in the lake and you´ll find the fish there.

    I looked for the warmest water on a local lake and found it but zero bites. Not all lakes fish the same

    buckybadger
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    Upper Midwest
    Posts: 4087
    #1932250

    I don’t fish metro lakes and never have, but the other posts are spot on about finding the warmest water with the most sun exposure. Work these areas very very slowly (if you’re marking fish) as it is still early. This is a great time to try fishing some of the smaller lakes that warm a bit faster and are easier to cover as well.

    gimruis
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    Plymouth, MN
    Posts: 7795
    #1932253

    Water temperature is critical right now. As others have stated, warmer water attracts fish. When you get a couple days of cold weather, the bite becomes more difficult and the fish may leave the shallows. Also, fishing during the warmest time of day will likely be better than in the morning.

    Francis K
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    Champlin, MN
    Posts: 814
    #1932272

    Yep, been on a good crappie bite for the last 8 days or so. Was out Tuesday and water temp was 46. My son and I caught 50-60’ish on a small lake west of town.

    tim hurley
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    Posts: 4270
    #1932418

    Braggin’ or helpin’ Francis?

    BoatsHateMe
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    Between Pool 2 and Pool 4
    Posts: 740
    #1933437

    Braggin’ or helpin’ Francis?

    I think he answered the question asked in the OP to a T.

    tim hurley
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    Posts: 4270
    #1933582

    Re-read my post, think I was just grumpy ’cause I had just been skunked.
    That said, how deep?, how fast?, what bait? what structure? time of day?
    Yup you don’t want to name a small lake, but how did you pick the lake?
    What color hat were you wearing( that one’s a joke) I just did ok on a lake that has a dark bottomed chanel that is very close to deep water, that chanel will eventually be a great spot.

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