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Hey everyone looking for basic info any help is appreciated. Gonna start hitting the river in the boat would like to kmow where is it mostly safe to motor around don't want to loose a prop or worse. I don't need any fishing spots I'll find them myself. I'm thinking of putting in at coon rapids dam tomorro. 

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From the Coon Rapids dam up to the Champlin bridge is all pretty navigable without any issue. I've not usually had much for problems until you get to the Crow up in Dayton. With that said, i couple of the islands can have some rocky shallow stuff in the channels that are off the main current so go slow. 

 

Excellent smallie fishing all over up in the section with the occasional eye, have fun! 

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Thanks for the info. Do u kmow if the landing is below the dam or above the dam? 

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I believe the ramp is above the CR dam.  That area should be good for prop until the 169 bridge.  After that then watch the river and graph and pray.  Or just go slow, but yeah shallow areas above 169.  

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Fish the pool above the CR Dam quite a bit, there is a good launch in Anoka on the Rum and you can run all the way up to the dam on the Rum also. Fishing can be ok, not spectacular, but enough to keep you interested, Bass, occasional Walleyes, seen one of the biggest Northern's I've ever seen as it chased a smallie I had on the line around the boat a few times. Kitty Cats and supposed to be Muskies but haven't seen any, but haven't fished for them either. During the summer months on the weekend in front of the college turns into water toy central so there is that..I never really go north of the 169 bridge so I can't really say. Tried for years to put a pattern together with the Wallys but have yet to figure it out..get one or two and that's it.

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Thanks for info. Went out yesterday and had a good day for first time ever on Mississippi. Me and my buddy got between 20-30 smallies and a few carp. Biggest smallie was 19 inches. A lot of small ones. No pike no walleyes. Hard to figure anything out seems everything is the same both shore lines drop off and middle of river is shallower. But we did manage some fish along with bad sunburn 

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Good to hear, there are some pretty nice Smallies in there also.

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Has anyone went up the crow from the Mississippi? thinking about giving it a try I know they have been hitting walleyes further up the river but wondering how its like around the St Michael area?

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