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cubicleboy

good spots for carp?

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Looking for others to try carp fishing with-within city limits. I mainly fish from the shore and haven't seen much action this year

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I think he probably means within the minneapolis city limits.

I'll be giving the carp a few goes at the major lakes since I don't know any of the minor ones. Nokomis has been suggested to me though I had zero luck last weekend. I think just about all the major city lakes have carp in them.

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I caught a few in Nokomis last week. Got skunked there this week. Saw a few cruising below the dam in Normadale yesterday, but nothing bit there or in the main lake. Same story for Calhoun and Isles.

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I tried Hidden Falls last week but the river was really high and going strong. Got no bites.

At Nokomis, is there an area where carp congregate. I fished off the pier but only hit sunnies.

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From my observations about carp in lakes after ice out, they seem to cruise around a good bit as soon as the waters begin to warm again. They congregate in the wintertime for sure, just look up "carp holes"(their constant dense schooling in wintertime creates holes in the ice above where they congregate). It makes for surprising dangerous ice when the rest of the lake is perfectly safe.

Anywhere where streams feed in/out are good congregating locations though, below dams as well.

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harriet by the building complex and along the sailboats can attract some bruisers occasionally

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