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AaronM

Shore Fishing

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Being new to the area, what shore fishing options are there around the st. cloud campus? Would love to hook into some smallies or walleye!

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South East side of 10th street bridge. I am a SCSU alum and miss that spot. Used to walk the river near the frisby golf course and catch smallies, eyes, and pike. Even had a decent muskie give me a run but it bent my jig hook staight. You will catch fish there. Good luck. I'm sure the water is quite low so just cast at the current breaks and eddies near the visible boulders. Bring extra gear as you will get snagged. cool.gif

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The river is definately your best bet. Not only the 10th street dam, but the beaver islands, any of the parks along the river, and the sartell dam. Bridge pillars and rapids= smallies!

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I just got back from my first trip out to the beaver islands, had some pretty good fishing. Got about 15 smallies, with 8 of them coming in the first 2 hours or so. Nothing under 12" in the first 8, a few 14-15" and a nice 17". After that it slowed down a bit and it was mainly smaller fish, but still fun. The first two I got on a super spook jr., but after that they wouldn't touch anything bigger than a 2" rapala. Orange seemed to be the color tonight, and it was a blast getting them on the ultralight. This is the first time I've caught smallies and they put up a great fight.

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yup! The river is da place...I also suggest trying the Sauk for more smallie fun. If ya really wanna have fun try some Kitty fishing in the ol Miss! I have been having fun and luck with Meps slow retrieve bouncing the bottom...plus a smallie or an eye will hit also...just my 2 coins!

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I was out at around 4:30 and only had one hit. Was fishing right by the pier. I did however go wadfing yesterday. I couldn't find the holes, but I was using a mepps spinner. How deep was the water and what time did you go? What was the current like?

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