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North of the Ford dam

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I know this is a little south of most of your reports. But does anyone fish in the cities north of the Ford dam? Used to fish it in the winter for carp, but really haven't targeted any game fish on this stretch(except Anoka which I have fished)

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Fished it for the first time last Sunday. We only caught dinks. Nothing over 14". Definitely not worth the hassle of having to lock up from below the dam, IMO.

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Hawgtide, where've you been? I've not seen many posts from you this year. smile.gif

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Stick to P2 - it's just better. Unless you're going for cats/carp/sheepies. Plently of smallies, but yes 90% are under 14". I've caught some Ok ones a couple years ago and about 10 yrs ago we used to catch 17 to 19"ers. Not many, but we would. Haven't seen them for years now. Actually stopped fishing that entire area the last two years.

Drove by the Ford dam on Monday. No water coming over the dam! The lil chute next to the island and lock is all dry. This sux!

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