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daveluke

Interstate State Park to William O'brien

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I'm looking to take a canoe float from Interstate State Park to William O'brien this coming weekend (pending approval from the weather). I'm new to Minnesota and have never fished here. Is this to far upstream for this time of year. Looking for some smallmouth and a walleye here and there. Any info is greatly aprreciated.

Dave

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Welcome to the board. If you look back in the archives there is some real good in depth descriptions about the area you are looking at. Smallies will be both deep and shallow this time of year and can be caught using a variety of presentations from jigs to topwaters. If you have access to a portable sonar unit it will greatly speed your search for fish. Walleyes will be in the deeper areas and can be had with jig&minnow or live bait rigs pulled slowly along. Look for rocky areas to hold both types of fish if the water is deep enough. Woody areas and creek mouths will hold mostly pike this time of year but may hold a stray smallie or whitebass. Weather permitting you should have a fun time. The leaves are about peak right now so the scenery isn't bad either. If you can't find what you are looking for after searching the archives I'll offer up a few tips.

Tunrevir~

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