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Turk

St. Croix Saugers

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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

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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

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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

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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"

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