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BEST FISHING HOLE (URBAN) Minneapolis 2007 - The confluence of Minnehaha Creek and the Mississippi River

The confluence of Minnehaha Creek and the Mississippi River

The confluence of Minnehaha Creek and the Mississippi River

18202 Minnetonka Blvd.

Wayzata, MN 55391

952-471-0590

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What was once a pollution-fouled, left-for-dead stretch of the river now holds an astonishing array of species. You'll find most of the usual game fish—walleye, smallmouth bass, northern pike, even an occasional muskie—as well as a lot of underappreciated "rough fish." The latter group includes a good number of channel cats, common carp, suckers, bighead buffalo, mooneye, white bass, and freshwater drum. If you're really lucky, you might even hook the mightiest creature in the Mississippi, a big flathead. The fishing tactics here can be as complex or simple as you like. The basic nightcrawler-on-a-hook-with-splitshot rig can be pretty deadly. Just toss it in the current and wait for something to happen. This low-energy approach also affords you the luxury of kicking back around a campfire and watching the river flow, possibly the single most relaxing activity known to man.
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