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trimbelle22

Muskies on the Croix

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trimbelle22

I fish the croix for walleyes and bass a lot down around Prescott. I was out the other night (pretty slow-one sauger and a bunch of small bass) and there was a boat casting for muskies about 2 miles north of Prescott. Now I know the Croix has muskies and a buddy of mine and me are thinking about fishing for them sometime this week, but we arent sure where the best strech is. I would think that they would be few and far between in the Prescott area? I have heard north of Stillwater, but can anyone shed any light on this for me?

Also, is it comfortable to get a 16-17' boat in at Marine on the St. Croix and go up stream, or is that pretty tough to do with the water so low?

Thanks

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DonBo

I have seen several boats casting for muskie right near the mouth of the marinas in Afton.

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OakdaleFMR

The only muskie I have tied into on the St. Croix was the hudson channel trolling crank baits. What fun!!! Let us know how you do. I could break out a muskie rod if I found out they were plentiful.

Turk have you caught many on your outings?

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marble-eye

Just did a camp/float down from Marine. I could see a big sandbar just above Marine. Looked nasty. About a mile or so south, we had to get out and drag over a sandbar that went all the way across. Very shallow. Below the kneecap, and I am short...

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StCroixNewB

there aren't any muskies in the Croix... wink.gif

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trimbelle22

gave it a try tonight around afton and some bars and points all the way down to prescott. didnt have much luck, saw a few tails and fish on the surface, but none following our baits. My friend caught a really nice smallmouth (19") on a topwater bait though. Another boat we talked to rose one fish but didnt get any hooks in it.

We did get a few crazy looks with our musky gear though...

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Turk

OakdaleFMR,

I have caught some nice ones looking for walleye as well. I remember four summers ago, we had a rod in the holder get knocked flat and just jumping and shaking, so you could see it was no snag. We were long lining cranks about 120 feet back and there in the distance this huge ski broke water and threw the lure before it came out of the holder...that THING is still in my memory.

I did have a muskie guide trip recently we caught two - 44" and 45", the 45" was much thicker. We hooked another larger one it took to the sky and threw the lure about ten feet.

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The St. Croix has three big gamefish: sturgeon, flatheads, and muskie, plus some niche' big pike areas. There are just too many choices, nice problem to have!

Keep Catchin'

Turk

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badbeat

I have caught several nice muskies around the Stillwater area (between the lift bridge and power plant). Personal best on the river was a 48" last summer on a spoon. They are not that numerous; however, I've not spent very much time searching for them.

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