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June 12th report

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Hit the water with a friend at about 5:00, fished smallies for a couple hours with moderate success, once the wind died a bit along with the boat traffic, we decided to try for some eye's. About 7:00 we pulled up to the sand break, we managed 6 all saugers with once real nice 21" sauger, the rest between 14" and 17". Leeches and crawlers from 13' to 25' of water slowly dragged down river lindy style. Turned out to be a beautiful evening, another quality night on the Croix!

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Walli1

Sounds like you had fun, wish i could make it out during the week! 21" sauger nice cool.gif

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Stratosman

The river seldom disappoints...Biggest saug of the season so far....

Saw the pic of the sow from your boat last weekend, nice looking beast.

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Walli1

Stratosman, are you going to be hitting the river this weekend? I'll be out early saturday morning, shooting for being on the water by 3:30 on off by 8. The biggest sauger I ever caught was 23" caught on the miss, the croix on the other hand is 20 1/2, which of course I tossed back, eyes on the other hand, the one in that photo is my second largest caught on the croix and the 5th largest I've ever caught, Catch and release is really important, tomorrows trophies depend on it! Can't wait to get back on the river!! cool.gif

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GreyGoose

I know I'll be down there this weekend. I Did go back out last Sun. nite but it wasn't my nite. I only got sheephead! My g/f caught a nice crappie and her friend caught a sauger. And speaking of hawg saugs, I caught a 25.5"er last spring down on lake Pepin. It was a few split-shot down the throat away from breaking the state record, which is 6lbs,4oz. or something. But I did the sportman like thing and photoed her, and sent it back in.

Anyways I'll be out Sat. morning, I launch outta st.Croix Bluffs so the earliest I can get out is 6am. Walli, Stratos, where do you guys head out from?

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FWA

As a non-employed model of walli1's, I'd be happy to say that he launches out of Hubs across the river from Hastings. The folks that run that place are very nice, too! grin.gif

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FWA ARE YOU GOING TO BE OUT TOMORROW?

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Stratosman

I don't know yet....maybe Sat. real early like yourself. I usually hit weekday evenings mostly though. One of these weekends I will hit it in the early a.m. by golly, then I will try to say hola to ya!

I launch out of Plans in cowtown Hastings in the early hours or the Bluffs for the weekday evenings.

If I don't make it this weekend good luck and I will be checking back for reports. Otherwise Tuesday looks like the next day for me. cool.gif

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FWA ARE YOU GOING TO BE OUT TOMORROW?


Nope, can't go out tomorrow. Gotta do a family day because on Sunday, my brother is setting up a guide trip for us on P4. That'll be fun.

I did try a couple of those spots the other evening. Didn't catch any eyes but my son did manage a nice 6-7 pound channel cat on a shad rap by where you caught your piggy.... wink.gif My brother and I only managed some small silver walleyes and a rock bass. Wasn't marking any fish at all.... frown.gif

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