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JClay

Cannon River

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Does anyone have any info on where to fish in the cannon for basically any species...i tried at the county park near Faribault and the dam in town but that is about it....i would like to target smallmouth, crappie, white bass and walleye....any

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The dam in Morristown is a good place for a variety of species but mainly bullheads. Is always better when the water is flowing nice and steady. For the smallies your probly gonna want to head up near Cannons falls and that area because the river is better laid out for smallmouth.

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There's a real nice spot just off of Hwy 52 heading south right before the Cannon Falls exit. Take that exit, take a right,and then another immediate right. Follow that road down about 1/4 mile, and then take a right on the frontage road that butts right against Hwy 52 (you'll be headed north at that point). If the water isn't too high, there are a couple of really nice smallmouth spots where we've caught a few walleyes and saugers as well. There is also a lot of opportunity to explore the river either up or down stream. If you fly fish, it's prime territory right in there.

It's really a beautiful spot to spend the whole day fishing and exploring. Not too bad a place for kids, either, if the water isn't too high.

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both the cannon north of faribault and straight rivers (south of faribault are good places for smallmouth the cannon has better #'s of white bass and walleye as well

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