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This trip has been on my bucket list for a long time, ever since I saw some your pics on here.  Sorry, quality of some of these are not great, all shot on my phone.  What a beautiful place.  We hit the timing just right, and the weather was perfect.

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Went to Maplewood for the first time this summer with the family.  Its a beautiful park with a really diverse landscape with the hardwood hills, grassy meadows, and small lakes and ponds.  I'm for sure going to have to put a fall trip to the park on my "to do" list.

The fishing dock on I believe it was Beers lake kept my 4 year old daughter happy and busy catching little blue gills all afternoon.  Each one was caught, given a kiss, and released by my daughter.

 

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I spent less than an hour on the dock at Beers Lake launch ramp (fishing pier was busy) 2nd cast, had a 4' musky follow my Silver Minnow right up to the dock. Never did hit, but that sure made my day.

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Love the pictures. Also have fished beers lake in the past off the pier. Brother got a musky off the pier with a sucker minnow. I also had a decent sized one snap my line when reeling in a sunny. 

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I wanted to go back and try from the pier when I had a little time by myself when I wasn't unhooking little blue gills one after another unfortunately I never did find the time which is pretty typical for my life right now with 2 young kids. 

It looked like the end of the pier was set up right on the edge of a weed line in the 8-10" range.  For a fishing pier it looked to be in a pretty decent spot.  Most piers are placed for convenient access and usually in poor fishing spots.

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