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Kickin Bass

Smallies near beaver isles

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OK, I have fished under the dam near the fishing pier, but I keep hearing to move downstream. I would think in that water to use small meppes spinners. What do others look for in a spot, and what are the best baits to use in the river(current)

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Kickin....

There are no smallies down there!!! grin.gifgrin.gif

Search baits are always a good start, stuff like spinnerbaits, smaller shallow cranks, and buzzers. Certain plastics produce well also... Just be kind to MY fish!! grin.gifgrin.gif that is if there were any... smirk.gif

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so pretty much just below the dam huh? What about up in sauk rapids?

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Kb been trying to email you about fishing.

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I fish up in sauk rapids a lot. I fish just upstream from municiple park. The fish are biting but there are quite a bit of people fishing from shore now. The fish have been really biting for me from 7:30 till dark on topwater.

Good luck.

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How do you use topwater in high current? I guess I am still learning how to fish a river. Is is a buzzbait, a popper, a prop, or a walk the dog type and do you cast up stream and reel back or do you look for slackwater and take it slow across the top? I do realize that this stretch of the Miss. has some of the best fishing in MN. Would like to figure it out someday lol. Guess that is why it is fishing and not catching.

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When I am using topwater I am fishing with mostly prop lures my favorite is a tiny torpedo by heddons. I am fishing the slackwater so it is easy to use topwater.

I am also farely knew to fishing the river but am getting the hang of it.

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I have my best luck wadding around the islands with poppers or zara puppies in the evening hours

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