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Muskyhunter10
Posted 8/5/2014 11:39 AM (#724273)
Subject: Shore fishing




Posts: 172


Location: Minnesota
I unfortunately don't always have a boat to fish in so I was wondering what lakes near the metro would be good for shore fishing. I've heard that lake Calhoun and Harriet are good shore fishing lakes. I was planning on throwing big spinnerbaits and smaller buck tails, I've never shore fished and I am looking for some pointers. Any help is appreciated
Wood_Duck
Posted 8/5/2014 11:45 AM (#724279 - in reply to #724273)
Subject: Re: Shore fishing





Posts: 552


Location: Tennessee
Spinners are good to reduce snags. That's the hardest part, snagging an expensive lure and no boat to retrieve it.
MuskieJim
Posted 8/7/2014 4:12 PM (#724690 - in reply to #724273)
Subject: Re: Shore fishing





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I would also suggest targeting some of the skinnier waters that boats cannot navigate to begin with. This is where you will find the most success as a shore angler. Creeks and rivers that connect to lakes that produce good numbers are a great place to start. This is how I began my muskie fishing career as well. A backpack, all the release tools, and a BOGA to safely land and unhook fish are a must.

Also, skinny water fish are often times easier to catch as they see much less pressure. Having some of the basics like topwaters, spinners, and jerkbaits should get you connected to some fish!!
jimjimjim
Posted 8/7/2014 5:25 PM (#724697 - in reply to #724690)
Subject: Re: Shore fishing




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sometimes in later september, october, november you can buy a 14' boat for a really good price !! ,,, a 14' jon boat with a set of oars that fits in the bed of your truck can work out pretty good on smaller lakes --- ???? ----
Jeremy
Posted 8/7/2014 5:52 PM (#724699 - in reply to #724273)
Subject: Re: Shore fishing




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Location: Minnesota.
Topwaters...
burningdubs
Posted 8/11/2014 7:18 AM (#724905 - in reply to #724273)
Subject: Re: Shore fishing




Posts: 143


You can fish the St. croix pretty easily from shore. Many spots to choose from as well.
Ranger
Posted 8/12/2014 12:16 AM (#725065 - in reply to #724273)
Subject: Re: Shore fishing





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Get a boat. Any boat. Way early I tied my Grandpa's duck boat on top of my 4 banger Subaru wagon and fished small lakes anywhere. Oars only was fine, I was on the water. And fishing in places big boats coudn't go.

Edited by Ranger 8/12/2014 12:25 AM
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