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Awesome day on the St. Croix...

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Took a client (a novice fisherman who's never caught a walleye in his whole life) from work out on the river. Started out about 6AM by Hudson I-94 bridge. Doing a little verticle jigging with crawlers and leeches. Put the guy on fish right away. By 10AM we both limited out on 'eyes with a few decent saugers. Biggest 'eye was a 22" (released) had a few 19" too. Spent the rest of the day chasing silver bass and smallies. Got a few decent smallies on topwater and suspending stick baits. Charteuse seems to be the ticket today. All in all a great day on the water.

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hey bad beat are the silvers still chasin bait fish? i have'nt been out for awhile.

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Jloomis, Yep they are. I was down there just the other night and where there was baitfish and gulls there was usually some feisty silvers right behind.

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Badbeat,

How deep of water do you fish this time of year and do you just look for humps on your sonar? I fish near the prescott bridge. Any help would be appreciated!

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The silvers are chasing baitfish still and like turn said look for the gulls and you won't find whitebass too far behind.

I was fishing 10-20 feet of water. The baitfish were fairly shallow in the water column though. About the top five feet of the water. Hope that helps./

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Was out yesterday morning 5am. Trolled along the shore for some crappies. Found a nice school caught a few doz. slabs. Kept a few for lunch. Then hit a school of silvers and fought with them for the next few hours. Caught a nice 24" walleye on a spinner while fishing for silver. Got a few decent size saugers too for the frying pan. Not bad day to be out at all with the crisp fall air and the sunshine.

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