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Top 5 Metro Ice Pike Lakes

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Hey all,

What do you all consider 5 of the better pikes lakes here in the Metro for ice fishing for pike?

Here are mine, in no particular order, with maybe a "sleeper" left off!

Minnetonka

White Bear (numbers not size)

Medicine

Green

Forest

These are all on the bigger size of lakes in terms of acreage and overall pike populations, I don't want to exploit a smaller lake and I prefer fishing a lake that can sustain the pressure.

Thoughts?

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OK here goes, now be respectful of the size of the lake and catch and release accordingly.

For numbers;

The three M's

Minnetonka

Medicine

Minnewashta

For size;

Ann*

Waconia

* Exercise extreme caution from harvesting pike from this body of water. There is a very high slot for catch and release and for good reason, a pike nearing 40 inches is not out of the ordinary, and the lake is TINY! Please be a good steward of the resource and act accordingly.

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i don't ice fish but i hear a lot that Lake St. Croix can be a winner. other than that? i'm lost. confused

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For size:

Waconia

Tonka (get a big one once in awhile)

Ida

For numbers:

Auburn

Steiger

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Here is my list -

Big Marine (numbers)

Tonka (size)

White Bear

Forest

And a little known hole I found one day when I was a kid. Not many people get the skinny on that one. (Numbers and gargantuan size.)

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