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St. Croix Smallies?

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Hey folks. Just read the threads and it looks like most of you guys fish eyes on the river, but the other night my wife were going through Stillwater were I lived for a couple years and realized I never fished the river. So I think I am going to head down to Hudson on Saterday. Any ideas for finding some smallmouth? I fish the Mississippi and the Rum up north here a little ways, but don't know if its the same kind of fishing. Rockey shore lines, laydown etc. Any advice would been helpful. Thanks

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If it is your first time enjoy the scenery above Stillwater in the morning and try topwater for some great action. There is nothing I enjoy more than being in the backwater watching one bust the surface grin.gif

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This isn't Eric the Bass Man is it??

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Maaaaaybe. smirk.gif

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Try diving cranks on rocky shores.Got smallies and sheephead that way.Try Baby Bass color towards dusk.

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I like using Rebel bone white hard baits popper and zara spook jr. I also like using Xcalibur swim shad and walking shad. Sometimes I use Rapala Shallow Shad Raps minnow pattern. When there's a few good down logs in the river, I use a white/chartruese tandem spinner willow leaf or a Mepps clouser minnow spinner. I've also heard that a rocket shad spinner works well, but I've never used one myself.

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