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JBMasterAngler

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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