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Hows the ice around bayport are people driving around?I am going to hit the croix on monday probably all day can I drive or should I pull the sled??Did they make the ice road across the river or was the ice not safe enough?I was planning on hitting the point across from bayport and the point upstream and across from the plant not looking forward to the big walks but better than watching the truck sink!!

Thanks for any info.

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I was down there last friday and could drive on.The problem when it gets warm like this isn't the main ice thickness but the deterioration of the accesses.I might try later today and see what it's like.

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I went down to St Croix yesterday,checked on the ice conditions. Must not be to bad. There were 4 trucks on the ice out of bayport. Some were bringing in their shacks. Still must be plenty of ice for fishing, but I'm leaving my truck on the bank if I get out this weekend. Good luck and be safe out there.

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Yeah,if you guys go out there,be careful.I want to hear from you next year!!!I'm with you guys.I'll be pulling out a sled if there is a bit of doubt.What a rotten year for ice conditions,huh?Seems like every other year it's this way.Good Luck Fishing!!!

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went out on monday,still people driving out!!!Ice is starting to get weird.Cut about 16 holes some a solid 12" others a mushy 8-10".I decide to pull the otter.Their is a small crack in the middle with about 3"of open water a little wake up when walking on the river.Found a brush pile caught 2 smallmouth bass and missed one bite.Really slow!!No crappies,did good their last year!First time I have caught smmouth bass through the ice,pretty good fight!!Everyone else I saw and/or talked to were also doing bad.Goofy year I guess.It's time to pull the boats out and hit red wing.
Good luck to all, crappie getter!

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Crappie Getter,I've had a tough go of it on the river this year as far as catching fish.I gave up on it for a couple weeks a while ago.When I returned I caught three nice crappies and a nice sauger but that's literally it for the year except for some white bass and a nice crappie that I gave away.I've tryed spots that were good in the past and new places also but most the time the fish I did see on the flasher came up and looked and then went back down.I tryed everything.I think there is a ton of feed in that river and that's why it's so slow.That sauger I caught had a 3" shad coming out of it's mouth when I went to clean it.Even so,I hate to give up and hate even more to see the ice disappear so fast because it was so darn late to form in the first place.Hopefully it will slow down a little bit so we can at least pull sleds out and fish!Good Luck Fishing!!!

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I was out there on Monday morning on my ATV. I felt the ice was fine once ai got out 10 yards or so. The edges are getting pretty rough. I fished out from Bayport park and then moved across to Wisconsin side. The fishing was rotten, but the weather was pretty nice. I caught on small white bass. I drilled 25-30 holes that morning. I often marked fish but had the same problem with the bite. I think it is those white bass that just sit around down there. I guess I will just have to wait for ice out!!!

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I am thinking about going down for a few hours Saturday afternoon/evening, I am assuming it is still walkable in Bayport? Is ANYONE getting any more crappies out there, or should I stay home?

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DR TRYHARD

I went out last week and hit a couple of my brush piles out on the points and didn't catch a CRAPPIE!Last year I did really good on these spots.I was out there for about 6 hours and caught 2 smallmouths.Ice is starting to get weird but probebly better now with the cold snap.Heading to Iowa to shoot some snow geese if the snow doesn't chase them back to missouri.
Good luck Everyone else I talked to wasn't doing well either.

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