Re: In need of fishing spots near by.
Grab a map book and look for any of the parks along the Mississippi. The Rum River in Anoka and up into Ramsey has some good Bass fishing. The parks in Monticello and St Cloud and the **** Rapids Dam on the Mississippi are awesome. Calhoun has some big Muskies in it. If you have any type of a boat or canoe you can hook fish in any water in MN really.
There's a really nice fly shop in Thorne Bros up in Blaine. Check them out, they should be able to help you out as well. It's been a few years since I've been back there but if you have any questions give me a holler.