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Weekend Report!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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All right its here!!! Well at least its close,headin out on the river in a bit.Try to give and update tonight.Good Luck Out There.. tired.gif

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Went out this morning fished in 17 fow from 5:30 to 8:30. Once again marked a bunch of fish and couldn't get any of them to bite. Moved a little deeper. Tried a few places all around 35 fow. Was pretty slow. Ended up catching 6 or 7 crappies and an 18 inch sauger. Fished until 2. The fish were biting very lite.

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Alright,this weekend is in the books.I would have liked to type about lots of fish but that just didnt happen for me.Ended up with just a few saugers and 4 or 5 eyes,all the eyes were shorts.Did alot of moving around but as stated,alot of fish sniffing and not committing.Nice weekend to be out there though.

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went out sat from 10am to 6pm caught 24 crapies and two small walleyes good day 23 feet of water lots of people out

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May I ask what you were using for bait? Minnows, waxies, plastics? I am going down to Prescott tomorrow morning with my son and would like to get him some fish. Keepers or not doesn't matter I want to keep him interested. Thanks

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i was using small shiners about the size of crappie minnows and sweedish pimpals silver the small ones and blue glow jigs, start out in 20 feet then out to 25 good luck let me no how you and your kids do..

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Prescott may not be your best bet. I was out twice on Saturday and Sunday morning. I lost 2 fish on Saturday morning and caught a mudpuppy on Sunday. Everybody I talked to was having about the same luck lately in Prescott.

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Thanks, we were up by Bayport yesturday. A lot of lookers but no takers. I tried diff jigs, baits, sizes, and colors with no luck.

Thanks for the info we will give it a try.

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I went out this afternoon. I had a lot of lookers as well, right of the bottom. 15,000 lure changes later I finally figured out what they where!

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I was out on the St Croix from 9:30am to about 3:30 pm on Sunday. Caught two nice eater walleyes (15" & 17") within the first 10 minutes of fishing. Then the fishing slowed. Ended up with only one more walleye, a very large white bass and a 23" channel cat.

Half the fun of fishing the river is trying to guess what kind of fish your fighting. I now know that channel catfish fight a lot like an eel pout. Kind of a rythmic whomp, whomp, whomp then a run. Have any of you eaten channel catfish?? SM

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I was fishing crappies for just a couple hours Sat. and Sun. evenings. Ended up keeping 9. All 9 1/2" - 12". This is as good as I've done all year. Wisc. side, way away from the crowds.

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I have eaten quite a few of them that I have caught in the winter. I think they are awesome. I wrap them in foil with a little Kraft Zezty Italian salad dressing on them and put them on the grill. Tasty good! I have never kept one in the Summer.

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Awesome fish and new avatar AirJer

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Nice channel Airjer!

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 Originally Posted By: airjer
I went out this afternoon. I had a lot of lookers as well, right of the bottom. 15,000 lure changes later I finally figured out what they where!

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Last year I also got surprised with a whiskery fellow like you too. I was fishing around 39ft of water and saw a blip on my Marcum around 28 ft. First thing I thought crappie, drop my demon with crappie minnow down there. Once it got down there got the blip to bite it, and then I set the hook. It wasn't no crappie, it felt heavy. My drag on my reel with 2 lbs test screamed for dear life, and 30 mins later, with my Cajun line all twisted and stretched out comes a 20 lb catfish. I still have the picture somewhere I will try to find it. Good catch Air. Dont you love the Croix never know what you are going to get. \:D

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I do love that on the Croix you catch just about anything. Even if if the crappies aren't biting good I always ending up catching something. I went out today from 8 am to 4pm. Only caught 3 crappies but caught a 28 inch catfish, a sturgeon, a 14 inch sauger and a really small walleye. Moved around a lot, fished anywhere from 19 fow to 35 fow. There are some snow drifts out there that are getting pretty big and its kinda hard to tell how deep they are. I drove right into a big one this morning. Got stuck even with 4 wheel drive and had to have my uncle come pull me out.

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has anyone been crazy enough lately to go out to the croix in the frigid temps around or near the bayport area and had any luck?

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The colder the better! Only the real fishin people are out an about grin.gif

I also like the st. croix for the "you never know whats on the other end" factor.

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I was out most of the day yesterday. Marked a lot of fish in 36 fow but didn't catch much. Moved in late evening for walleyes and caught one short. Tomorrow I will be out all day from sunrise to sunset!

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    • leech~~

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      2 hours ago, JBMasterAngler said:

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      Could have throw a line off the south shore since you were all the way up there. :(

    • easyrider25

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    • JBMasterAngler

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      Drove all the way up to grindstone this morning from Forest Lake. As I'm driving along the shoreline, I can't stop admiring how beautiful of a day it is, and how great it will be to be on the water. Was totally amped up to fish for some trout! Then I pull up to the boat launch...and it's closed down! :mad: This dredging project has been pushed back for years, then they finally decide to do it on a beautiful sunny day, that I picked to come here...on the last day of the lake trout season nonetheless! Needless to say, I was very upset! 

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      1 hour ago, delcecchi said:

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      2016 MN auction schedule if your interested in going to one.

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    • SpecialK

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      They were dredging there today. Not sure if they are done or if it will take longer.

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      I bet the state, not the political cronies, would get a lot more money by having the auction on the internet or allowing phone bids.  Heck, put them on the bay of E. 

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    • leech~~
      Could have throw a line off the south shore since you were all the way up there.
    • easyrider25
      Hey guys thanks for the tips.  What you are saying really makes sense.  I have been working on these items this week, not expecting a completely changed dog out there but looking forward to continued exercises this weekend out in the blind.
    • JBMasterAngler
      Drove all the way up to grindstone this morning from Forest Lake. As I'm driving along the shoreline, I can't stop admiring how beautiful of a day it is, and how great it will be to be on the water. Was totally amped up to fish for some trout! Then I pull up to the boat launch...and it's closed down!  This dredging project has been pushed back for years, then they finally decide to do it on a beautiful sunny day, that I picked to come here...on the last day of the lake trout season nonetheless! Needless to say, I was very upset! 
    • papadarv
      Actually DMV and DNR do quite well at their auctions. You win bid, You Pay, You own. No red tape, no collection process, simple and things seem to sell for quite a bit of money. Go and one see for yourself, its quite amazing. Lots of them at the Arden Hills DMV. Hard to collect money over the phone and on the internet. I do believe they will use the same auction process for this property sale as the DMV and DNR are good at it and a lot of buyers will be there. If the internet were to be used, the "political cronies" would need to create a bill, Ear Mark several million to develop a site, create an app, hire 40 to 50 people to manage and than increase taxes to cover the cost much like Obama Care Not a good plan. If your interested, go to auction, bring lots of money, win a bid and own. 2016 MN auction schedule if your interested in going to one. http://mn.gov/admin/citizen/surplus-property/auctions/schedule/
    • SpecialK
      They were dredging there today. Not sure if they are done or if it will take longer.