Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
Turk

St. Croix Saugers

Recommended Posts

Turk    7
Turk

I've been finding some excellent sauger action on Lake St. Croix in 30 feet of water. Most fish have been caught on trolled three way rigs and floating rapalas,shad raps, and jointed lures. These saugers aren't pepin size but 18 and 19 inch saugers are enough to get a smile on my face. The water temp has been hovering around 55 degrees forever and is delaying the big push for the eyes to put on the pounds. So for know it's fun with the saugers! Keep Catching Turk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jim W    0
Jim W

Hey Turk!

I'm curious whether or not you ice fish the Croix? If so, how is it? (For walldads of course, not drummies) Jim W

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Turk    7
Turk

Jim Dubya!

Oh ya I ice fish the Croix, and it's just like any other body of water she can be hot and cold. Walleyes, saugers, crappies, cats, sturgeon, and whities, are all caught through the ice.

The majority of the Crappie fishing goes on in the Bayport pool where the soft bottom basin is fished above and below the "ice bridge from bayport to north hudson. The Prescott area gets alot of traffic, Afton area some and many other solo adventurers up and down the croix, venture on the ice.

First ice walldads are found in 18-28 feet during the day. I key on the breaklines near large shoreline flats. I prefer jigging raps, Ivans spoons, and the newer Nils masters jigging minnows, I jig one and work a balanced bobber/minnow combo on the other.

Come on up we'll do it up right!
And remember some anglers bring the rain, and others bring the sheepers!

Keep catchin'
Turk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jim W    0
Jim W

Turk!

Since we are on the subject(icefishing), what about tip-ups for Northerns, walleyes etc. It seems the croix fish like the big fatty type baits, shiners ,large fatheads. Have you ever done the tip-up gig on the Croix? I'm going to be all over this winter, walking ice! I definitely will be making a trip to the Croix!!!
Of course, with the first "wannaminger" offspring on the way, things might be a little slow going early on. It's time to rev up the LazerMag 3hp for some ice poppin'!!! See you soon!!!!! Jim "dubya"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • CigarGuy
      Bottom bouncer/spinner/crawler.......lindy/leach,
    • Wakemup
      Thanks for the update cigarguy- were you lindy rigging?
    • CigarGuy
      Neighbor and I went out in Wakemup for a couple hours tonight and got a 18" and 19" and had a nice one come unbutton on the way in....Leaches and crawlers.  That's good for me!  20 - 34' off a break line.  Del, working on the last flight of the steps-was looking for you to stop by and help!
    • mtheis
      I used lead core on Friday and had a ball catching walleyes of all sizes.  I started in the morning and stayed out until I just got tired in the afternoon.  I probably pulled in as many as 20 or so.  My formula was:  90 feet of line, 19-24 ft of water, #5 rattling split deep shad rap.  Silver color.  I kept it right at 2mph.  I also did much better when I pumped the rod in a regular cadence.  Keeping it in the rod holder didn't produce near the fish. 
    • mtheis
      Ace, I hope you enjoy your retirement.  I hired you one time and my boy and I had a good time.  I appreciate the hard work you did on putting us on fish.  Good Luck and maybe "Little Ace" can continue the family business some day!   Michael Theis
    • delcecchi
      These are legal aliens.  Glad you enjoyed your lunch.
    • Daniel Anderson
      Trolling or casting jigs and spinners(silver or gold are best for pike IMO) near the weeds, in bays, etc, cranks, and top water buzz baits around weedy areas are how I get most of my pike. Use a leader. Orange jig heads with a sparkly yellow twister tail and a jumbo leech gets me more pike than any other method. Your mileage may vary.
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      I had lunch there a couple of days ago. Great service and good food! I did not see any illegal type aliens there at that time!  Cliff
    • delcecchi
      Sorry, don't remember TJ Hooker.  Besides I make it a practice to avoid hookers....  (rim shot)
    • TomWehler
        This post is turning into an 80's  TJ HOOKER episode! To fun to turn off an so bad it needs to be made fun of. : )