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question about st. louis

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Hey im new to duluth and am going here for college. I used to live in the twin cities and did a ton of fishing down there. My favorite fishing to do is catfishing. I had heard that you can catch channels in st. louis river. I was just wondering if this is true, it seemed to me the water may be a bit to cold for them. Can i just go and find some shorefishing spots towards the upper parts here around town or would that be a waste of my time?

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Ive caught some catfish in the st. louis lately, where it flows through cloquet there by usg. Bobber and a crawler.

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I used to do some float trips via canoe in the Brookston area off of Hwy 2. We would drag shiners. Caught lots of cats in the 5 lb class and a walleye every now and then. Sometimes we would sit on the bank upstream from Brookston and we had good fishing doing that. There is a gravel road adjacent to the RR track and the river. Take that and look for the pulloffs.

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In the Duluth area fish under the Oliver Bridge. Wi. license because you will be standing in Oliver or there are some spots on water street that have deeper water with wood close by that the cats will hand in. Just below the 23 bridge there is a monument parking area on the river just after the creek and you can get cats there. Also right under the 23 bridge in the Fon Du Lac campground.

Not many numbers and size is average.

Best bet if you can drive a bit is Brookston area right abover the bridge is a landing and a road that goes from there. Follow it in the daylight and you will find some nice spots on both sides of the river.

Be prepared for rowdy drunks on the weekends though.

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if you are heading out give me an e-mail i can tell you more spots to keep you away from the drunks, but they are funny to watch.

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thanks for the info guys i really appreciate it.

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Do you go to UMD? I am in my sophmore year at UMD, and if Im not in class I am likely on the water. shoot me an email if you want to go give the river a try. I have never tried it, but am up for giving it a shot. Most of my fishing up here is on the big lake.

chad0050@d.umn.edu

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