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Hey all....I'm new the the twin cities area, and I don't have a boat. I'm just wondering if I can get anybody to help me find some good spots to go fishing from shore where I wont have to drive too far away. HELP ME OUT!!

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Try down at Minnehaha Falls, where the creek flows into the Mississippi. But remember to read special regulations. MISSISSIPPI RIvER vALLEY (Ramsey, Washington, Hennepin,

and Dakota Counties) walleye, sauger, smallmouth bass, and

largemouth bass: Catch-and-release with a continuous season in the

following stretches: a) Minnesota River downstream from the Mendota

Bridge; B) Minnehaha Creek downstream from Minnehaha Falls; and

c) Pool 2 of the Mississippi River between the Hastings Dam and the

Ford Dam, including all backwater lakes and connecting waters except

Crosby Lake, Pickerel Lake, Upper Lake, Little Pigs Eye Lake, and

North Star Steel Lake

Another idea is to buy a "Sportsman's Connection" Metro Area Fishing Map Guide Book. It will help you find something close to you. I have had mine for years, its a great tool for getting started. Also use the MN DNR web site for the "Lake Finder" it will tell you whats in the water.

Good Luck, hope this helped.

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hey thanks for the advice...are any of the fish good to eat in those areas...I like to keep the fish I catch...what's your advice for that?

I'll be moving to St. Louis Park here shortly....I've heard that Bush Lake is a good place to go down in Bloomington. Is that true?

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Welcome to Fishing Minnesota.

Try looking HERE in the Shore Fishing forum.

You could also try HERE in the Metro Area Lakes and Rivers forum.

Good luck, hope this helps.

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Welcome to FM. Look in the Metro Area forum as PerchJerker said. At the top you will find an "Open Seats" thread. Go in there and see who's offering rides or post and say you would like to go out with someone. There are tones of good people on this site and you will get out on the water with someone.

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What area of st paul are you from? what times or days are you available?I am often out by myself ,but I usually fish the north/north east lakes.

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I actually live in NE Mpls right now, but at the end of the month we are moving to St. Louis Park. My buddy is going to sleeping on my couch tuesday, and we are thinking about hitting up a shore in the evening so I'm trying to find the fish, and where there accessible from shore. BTW---thanks to everyone here whose trying to help me out!!

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