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SS 9 IRON

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SS 9 IRON    0
SS 9 IRON

Well, the dog days of summer are behind us . Ushered in by soggy, overcasst days that remind us that Minnesota is a land where 25 days of above 90 degree temps can be immediately followed by record amounts of rainfall. I really should have been a meteorologist. All right, down to it. Fall is coming as is the bite. I had good luck last year with jigs. Firetiger and gold colored worked the best. I also caught a bunch of sturgeon jiggin. It was weird, but you knew something was amiss when you set the hook and your jigging stick just bent straight over with your drag a screaming. Good times. I've got a full scheduele with friends and family calling to pencil in times on the Croix. I'm going to need to restock some of my gear. Simple things like a gross of jigs and a handful of other goodies. I have to admitt, with all the time I've spent I should be able to produce more fish. My gut tells me that the lower portion of the Croix (south of the kinni) is the most productive. I know folks have told me the upper Croix can be good as well, specifically in the spring. I suppose I will have to venture out of my comfort zone and try something new. I get puzzled. I've tried led core and I don't care for it. Trolling with cranks kind of turns me off as well. I know I'm just going to have to buckle down and home in my skills. Trolling is a science and it takes practice. Getting one's lure in the strike zone is kind of crucial. And led core is just plain frustrating. A kicker might help things too. I know I'm moving too fast with the led core, and I think I'm just about the right speed for pulling cranks(2.5-2.8) respectively. Well, now I'm just straight babblin. REading other people's posts helps. I hear Wall1 continues to put on a clinic down south and our man Turk continues to amaze and bewilder. I may have to employ his services but my stubborn side(ego) screams noooooo!!! (the girlfriend may jump ship soon and I might see her in somebody else' boat)! But I digress. See you all on the river. grin.gif

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StCroixNewB

yeah, with this weather I'm just waiting for a good fall day on the Croix! Found a few 'nice' spots last year - checked the GPS last night to make sure the waypoints are still there...

It's been a tough summer but I have managed to get a couple of eyes and/or sauger in the boat at pretty much every outing. Not like last fall, though, when I had to make a run to the bait shop to pick up more minnows when the bite was hot and we were hooking into a fish with every drop. Nothing like a good jig bite on a cool, fall day...

BRING IT ON grin.gif

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croixeyes

SS 9Iron...You are correct, all of the fish are south of the Kinni,I wouldnt bother fishing north of there.Ill stay up here and make sure those pesky walleyes and sauger stay down south where they belong smile.gifOh yea,and trolling lead core or threeways is by far the worst methods to use,Ive already thrown my trolling rigs in the trash.One more thing,check into a trolling plate to slow you down if you decide to try that leadcore junk again.When I was using that stuff my baits pretty much would stay at a consistant depth at 2mph and drop down if I went 1.9 or slower.Hope this helps.

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I have to agree with croixeyes and I'll take it one step further, don't even bother with trolling. Baits are expensive and not to mention I don't think a walleye can swim more than 2mph. I know sheepies can and that's why I'll never troll on the Croix again and would advise other to do the same. If you see me on the water moving along at a trolling speed with lines in the water it'll be because I'm trying to get the twists out of the line.

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Jeremy airjer W    21
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Baits are expensive and not to mention I don't think a walleye can swim more than 2mph.


We speed troll for walleyes in the spring and do very well. Rapalas at 3.5 MPH, if you aren't leaving a wake your not going fast enough!!

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HaywardBound    0
HaywardBound

SS 9 IRON...great post! You are just as pumped up about the fall as I am! Great fishing is yet to come.

I'm sorry you got flammed so bad with the other posts. You post something, then get bashed for your post? What good does that do for anyone looking for information? I know no one will post their honey hole on the internet, but why waste the effort ripping on a fellow fisherman?

It would be great if the FM community would act like owners of the site they visit!

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tunrevir    86
tunrevir

HB,I believe that the rest of the posts are tongue in cheek, not torching anyone. Plus most of these guys know one another. Good luck out there!

Tunrevir~

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so haaad    0
so haaad

Ah hush, Tunrevir...what do you know anyways??? smile.gif

Steph and I were on the river last night, and sadly...she outfished me. Tunrevir, you know the stretch. The water is up another foot or so since you and I last fished together. Lots and lots of "aluminum" hatch out last night. Fishing was also slower.

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tunrevir    86
tunrevir

SoHaad, The fall fishing should just pick up and the "aluminum hatch" will drop off and become more of a afternoon thing. I'm glad to hear the water is up, that usually translates into good fishing up and down the river. Hoping to get out once this week and again on the weekend.

Tunrevir~ cool.gif

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croixeyes    0
croixeyes

HB..Sorry you have read my response to ss9irons post as a burn to him,but you are Wrong!!! and I hope that ss9iron didnt take it that way.I think if you read my post I did give some advise,as I try to do often.Sorry for having fun,Turk will probably ban me for this frown.giffrown.gif..

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tunrevir    86
tunrevir

That's alright Croixeyes, all of that useless stuff you threw away must have found it to my garage, I guess I'll have to use it for salmon fishing. Wink! grin.gif

Tunrevir~

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UncleKes    0
UncleKes

I'm thinkiing of fishing the St. Croix in a couple of weeks. I have NOT been on it in years. Usualy I fish the Rum or Mississippi. I am going to fish just South of 94 at Hudson. Maybe where the Kinni runs into the Croix. I would like to know where you can put a boat into the Croix? Are there any public landings? What about private landings? What woulld be the cost to put a boat into the Croix? Any info would be appreciated? Thanks!

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tunrevir    86
tunrevir

If your going to fish just South of the bridge you can use either beanies on the Mn. side or go across the bridge and use the ramp at Hudson. Both are launch for a fee ramps. They are pretty good at Beanies giving out fishing info and have bait on site as well. I think it is around 10 bucks.

Hope this helps.

Tunrevir~

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ole matty    0
ole matty

heya. i know its not fishin related but i was wonderin if any1 had seen any good nbr of geese around river from taylor fall to copas area? if so i might try huntin for em durin weekly.

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Grant Pearson    0
Grant Pearson

Quote:

If your going to fish just South of the bridge you can use either beanies on the Mn. side or go across the bridge and use the ramp at Hudson. Both are launch for a fee ramps. They are pretty good at Beanies giving out fishing info and have bait on site as well. I think it is around 10 bucks.

the launch fee at beanies on the weekend is either $15 or $20, and bait is up there as well. As far as other launches, there's a few around bayport and south of afton in the bluffs park. The launch at the park is very nice. if you have a spare seat, I'd be happy to fill it and help with bait/gas.

Hope this helps.

Tunrevir~


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Walli1    0
Walli1

All this rain has been good on the old night crawler picking, I have around 20 dozen or so and more to come again this evening but in a couple of weeks its all going to switch over to minnows and I and my brothers are ready to go after the creek chubs. Looks like were coming up on one of my favorite times, labor day weekend you know what that means right? most of the big boats will be put away after the weekend is over and the fishing boats will once take over the croix, "NICE" cool.gifsmile.gifcool.gif

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HB..Sorry you have read my response to ss9irons post as a burn to him,but you are Wrong!!! and I hope that ss9iron didnt take it that way.I think if you read my post I did give some advise,as I try to do often.Sorry for having fun,Turk will probably ban me for this
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Sorry croixeyes, I did read into those posts wrong. After re-reading them I see what you are saying. I don't usually post stuff like that.

Don't worry, I'll be the one getting banned. blush.gif Or people will just wave at me out there with their middle finger. crazy.gif

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UncleKes

Kingfisher1: I have a very old 14 foot Alumacraft powered by a 6 hP Mercury. I think both boat and motor were made sometime around the end of the Stone Age. ( I am 58 so I remember the Stone Age??) Not the most glamorous boat and motor but for River fishing it works OK for me. I'd be glad of the companionship. I plan to go in a week or two. Sorry to be so up in the air but my job tends to interfere a LOT with my time on the water. I ought to know the date I can go next week. You can Email me at UncleKes@comcast.net I definately AM interested. You can show me where Beanies is or one of the other landings. I look forward to going with you. I live in Fridley!

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SS 9 IRON    0
SS 9 IRON

Gentleman, not to worry no ill regard was ever received. I am currently looking at blue skies and feel the knocking of cooler temps. Man I love fall. See you all on the river.

Blessings to all....

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