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Night Fishing?

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Is it worth going night fishing out from bayport or on the river? Planning to go tonite or tomorrow. Any info would help.

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I usually do most of my icefishing from 4pm up to 8pm anywhere. I pretty much consider that night fishing. I've only done overnighters on Mille Lacs and URL.

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I have been thinking of heading over to Bayport to do some fishing. ( I live in Fridley,) Where do you access the river around Bayport. I have heard there is a Park you can access from but I don't know how to reach it. I have also heard you access it from the Wisconsin side? How do I get to the Park? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.

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UncleKes, I believe you turn on 2nd Ave S, south side of the business district. LB

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ON the Wisconsin side, there is a Freedom station in N. Hudson. Turn west and head toward the river. When the road comes to a T, take a right and that will get you to the park. People are starting to drive on the river, and I think it would be safe to park on the ice and walk, or possibly drive. I saw about 5 trucks this morning. I walked.

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can we park overnite at both of the places?

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They're public parks; I don't think there are any restrictions. Park on the ice on the Wisc side. It saves walking a block down to the river and then you know there won't be a ticket. There are many driving on the river, but if you are not up to that, I'm sure it is OK to park. There is a little open water right at the shore. Not to worry. Enough have gone over to create a path.

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One other question? How thick is the ice on the Wisconsin side? From what I am hearing you have a better accessfrom the Wisconsin side. Thanks! I might go out on my day off next Thursday or Friday.

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UncleKes - where abouts do folks access on the Wisco side?

thanks, LB

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There is a foot of ice each place I fished. Possibly more after the last two days. There have been enough cars, snowmobiles, etc to flatten the snow and get rid of the insulation. Over the weekend there were 4 trucks parked where I was fishing, and some driving all the way across from MN. That is questionable I would think; but staying 50-100 yards out seems good.

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Parking in the Bayport park has some restrictions.I think there are signs posted about parking between the hours of 11pm and 6am.Not exactly sure about those hours and Im not sure how well this is enforced,but there are signs out.Hope this helps...

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BlueRoof: See above CHSTR!'s reply. He talks about a Freedom Gas station in Hudson and you angle down toward the river to some park or other!

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The Freedom is in N.Hudson....the Wisc. side.

There is a small reef off the point of Baport beach in MN. Getting on the river from there is a little tricky if you don't know the access. Thus, the suggestion about going on in North Hudson.

I hate to say the cheeseheads have more freedom than the queens, but perhaps it is so.

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Getting down to the river is very easy my friend. If you take 94 into Hudson (exit 1). Go threw Hudson and cross the willow river. You are now in North Hudson, and will see a Freedom gas station (only one in NH) Turn Left. Go down tell the road comes to a "T". Turn Right. There will be a park that is new. There is a gate that leads down to the river. You can park up at the park or park on the river. The ice is around 12 inches, and like chtr said, people are driving across from the MN side over to the ice shacks on the WIS side. I hope you all are having more luck then me and Chtr are having. We havent put in the time as we would like, but that could all change. ooo.gif

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I always thought it was far away...I might have to give the WI route a try since the ice should be thick enough now for a truck.

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