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Lakes any good???

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Just getting into the sport and was wondering if Minnetonka or Mille Lacs were worth trying or should I just stick to the river???

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Catfish in Mille Lacs would actually improve that lake, but I'd stick to the rivers if I was you.

Welcome to FM.

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thanks....

I have been doing some shore fishing and caught a few but only like 10 lbs or so... nothing like i see on here... I have a 18' deep V hull boat with a 130HP so i'm looking for a place to use it on the river. I live in the NW metro so it is shallow up here and i'm afraid to even try putting it in... I might try the St. Croix.

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With this drought it's looking like the Croix or the 'Sip are the best bet for larger boats this summer. I was thinking I'd wet my prop in the MN this year but from the sound of things that's about all that would get wet. eek

There is a run of the MN from the confluence up to Shakopee that they keep dredged for barge traffic, you may want to check this out.

I run a 16' Vee so I am in the same boat, so to speak. grin

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I'm thinking about picking up a cheap small flat bottom to play around with.... I live about a half mile away from a public access to the Sip up in Elk River...... up here anything that drafts more that 3 inches is at risk of adding new strips to the bottom... I’m all for a new look but I don’t need any more of those racing stripes down there...haha...

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There is a run of the MN from the confluence up to Shakopee that they keep dredged for barge traffic, you may want to check this out.

This is partially true. They actually dredge up to Savage. After that you can hit some pretty shallow spots prior to Shakopee. I know 3 props have been twisted this year already on that stretch... Take it easy and slow if your venturing up that way.

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Thanks for setting the facts straight LFC!

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Catfish in Mille Lacs would actually improve that lake, but I'd stick to the rivers if I was you.

Welcome to FM.

now thats funny right there!!!! my thoughts excatlly laugh

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