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rosspj59

public launch north of stillsville

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rosspj59

Anybody use the public launch north of stillwater lately? Is it open? Is it full on a saturday morning? I haven't used it for a couple years so just looking for some info. Thanks!

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BemmaB363

I drove past there yesterday and noticed that they haven't taken the dock out yet, so it should be good to go. Depending on the size of your boat, it's usually doable to launch even when the dock is removed. I launched last year well into November without the dock.

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rosspj59

Cool, thanks. I have a 16.5 ft lunker so it shouldn't be a prob. Hoping to find some crappies this weekend, possibly a walleye or two. I haven't been on the croix since June.

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HaywardBound

You should be good to go. 2 weeks ago was another story at that laungh in the afternoon.

Good luck and let us know how you did.

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rosspj59

I fished today from 7 to 1pm. There were hungry fish in multiple areas, but I only found crappies in one. They were in mid range depths of 12-20 fow. I tried fishing docks, but only found smallmouth bass and sunfish. I kind of wish i would have had some waxies or worms with since they were pretty fun to catch, but tough to hook on minnows. I tried a few walleye spots working a lindy rig and jig n minnow with no luck. It was actually hot out there today even with the wind. There were multiple areas where there are big schools of shad and minnows right now. Now I just need to figure out how to get the walleyes to go. Sounds like someone has them figured out by other reports today.

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