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Cats or Bust?

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This time of year if I go to the river and do NOT attempt to fish for cats (well, at least for the majority of the time) what should I be going after? I'm used to fishing for smallies, pike, and silvers in the croix. What should I be going after on the minnesota?

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depend on if you have a boat?...if not...mostly likely sheepheads....sheepheads..and more of those things laugh.gif

backwater areas might hold some bass, pike

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There are some nice walleye in the Minnesota.

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I have a 14 footer with 7.5 HP. What would be a good access to start? Upstream or downstream?

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    • delcecchi
      For the summer trip, there are many nice resorts to choose from.   Depends on what you are looking for.   If you want walleye, choose something on the Tower end.  If more Bass, Musky, or Northern then either end of the lake.       There is a fair amount of variation in amenities and price among the various resorts, with many to choose from. 
    • birdguy
      Would love to get together, but still in recovery from shoulder surgery. I will be attending the Ruffed Grouse Society Birds and Brews gathering and the Pheasants Forever Greet and Meet in Cambridge at the Pizza  Pub and Sidelines respectively in February. RGS on the 2nd at 5:30 and PF on the 20th at 5:30. No cost - just fun.
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      As far as I know there are no resorts that rent fish houses on Vermilion. You could try Pike Bay Lodge though. Great place! Cliff
    • 401TE
      Ha. Nope. Those are just my numbers. The other guys got 25-35 each per day.    The purpose of posting the info I did is to point out that the sky is not falling. There are still a ton of fish in the lake, just have to find them. 
    • Michael L
      Keep on preaching BA.   Just got back from a resort on the river, 3 days fishing. 22 feet of water, they sad they were catching fish. Shacks obviously haven't been moved so far. Obvious tell tale signs.   2 out of 3 afternoons never marked one fish. The other was just a couple. Morning bite 8-8:07   They ran with the pedestrian anglers/corporate drinking groups  'good fishing' reports with their bucket of 1 limit of 10" saugers.   Signed, Disappointed Schnook from Chicago