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Lake Suggestions for Metro L.E.T.S.

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WAHHHOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!
This is where we can post suggestions for a Metro Area LETS.
Gullguide - PWaldow - Fishhead;
Mileage radius or county parameters?


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My suggestions would be too stay within an hours drive of the metro area. Waconia to the west, Rush to the north, or any of the Chisago area lakes, White Bear to the East, need help with the southern lakes.

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I think if we stay within an hours drive of downtown that would be good.
Campgrounds on metro area lakes will be a tough order to fill.We may need to think about fishing 8 one day events rather than 4 two day event.We can take a longer break so that we can get to know each other.We would adjust times so that we get 8 hours of fishing in.
Lakes suggested should have a population of walleye,bass,pike,and panfish and have an access that we will not have any problems getting 15 boats in and out of the water with parking.The lake must also have an area where we can pull up on shore to do weigh in and take a mid day break.

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Hey guys, how about Miss. river pool 4(Lake Pepin)? For those of you that like somewhat of a challenge this is a good pick. It is only about 30 min. from Cottage grove. Just a suggestion???

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Is Lake Pepin a big-motor area? Could a wussy boat handle it after say...mid May?

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The Lakes west of Faribault will be within the 1 hour range. I would recommend Cannon, Tetonka, French, Shields, Mazaska, or Roberts lake. They can all handle the criteria you have set. They're also fairly decent lakes with respect to fish.

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Robert,
I guess it all depends on what you call a wussy boat? A 14ft boat with a smaller motor will work if that is what you mean by wussy. It is a big lake but doesn't necessarily mean a big boat is the best way to fish it. My old boat was a 14ft w/15hp and that worked great unless you were getting pounded with 3ft waves....lol.

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I would also like to add that Pepin has alot of nice big boat landings to choose from and plenty of camping for those interested.

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I have a wussy boat. 12' alumicraft with a 2 horse motor. 'The S.S. J.B.Weld'.
I better get a paper route for a bigger motor before May '03

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To tell you the truth Robert I've seen canoes with motors out on Pepin before, and many 12ft boats too. I'm just saying that you may get knocked around a bit if the waves pick up.

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Camping? Cool - maybe the organizers could make Pepin a 2-day event?

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You make these 2 day events and you might lose some of the married with small children types... Of course, we aren't much fun anyway; but we still like to fish.

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We are going to go with one day events.

I am going to add Waconia.
I would also like to try Howard Lake but have never fished it.Anyone know how the access is there?

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I think one day events are a great idea. If some people want to stay two days the second day can be just for fun. Just my 2 cents!

Jimmy

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Mistermom,
Whoa - that was one angry emoticon! I have wee ones as well, and I kinda liked the idea of a two-day at a campground so the whole fam could go camping while my partner & I fished the events - maybe in the future-future when there are more rural leagues. I don't know whether or not there is a Missesdad or if you're filling both roles, but I bet if there were another FishingMN family camping at the same grounds, a FishingWidow (like mine) wouldn't mind having a couple of other kids around during the tourney times. Heck, additional kids for our wee ones to socialize with might just give my wife a little more "what's-in-it-for-her" when it comes time to sell her on the trip. Just a thought.

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Just a mistake meant to use this icon. Mr. Sad Face. Not angry at all. Just know that I personally have a better shot at participating if its a one day deal. My wife doesn't do the camping deal and that's ok. Getting away from each other and doing our own thing seems to work alright. I sure don't want to get a hotel room and visit different malls (I'd rather have dental surgery) and she doesn't want to camp.

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MM - cool. Unduhstood.
Minnetonka - but how's the access? Is it a madhouse in the summer?

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Minnetonka was on our list 2 summers ago. We got there early and it was not bad at all. Someone can refresh my memory as to what access we went out of, but it was a nice one with plenty of parking. Granted we launched at 6am for a 7am start and loading back up was a little busy, but everything worked out fine.

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The new access where 101 crosses Gray's and Wayzetta is suppossed to be open next spring and it looks huge. The access by the North arm is also good. Might be some limitations as far as # of tourneys/events allowed by the dnr per month.

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hows about the old miss we could do some carpin yeah

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That was my suggestion, Miss. pool 4 (Lake Pepin).

Jimmy

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Maxwell access is usually real good, although before 6:30 would be smart. You may have to wait in line to get out, although it's much better to be on that end of the trip. It's kind of fun watching them circle the lot looking for a spot to open.
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