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St. Croix - Governor Knowles

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I am hiking along the St. Croix near Grantsburg, WI this weekend in the Governor Knowles State Forest. I have never fished the St. Croix, or too many other places for that matter. I was hoping for some advice on how to fish for bass on this this river. remember, I am barely more than a novice fisherman - and just catching something is my goal for the weekend. Thanks for any help!!

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Knowing that the St. Croix offers a variety of species, and given that you are a semi-novice who could get discouraged losing lures in the rocks, I propose the following...

Grab a couple of 1/4 - 1/2 oz spinnerbaits (I like white to mimic minnows) and a black topwater buzzbait. Cast these connected to a short steel leader upstream around boulders or anything that looks "different". You should get into anything from bass to pike or even muskies. Good luck!

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crappie getter

Leeches and a bobber are always a forsure thing on the river for smallmouth bass and possibly walleyes.Leeches is one of the best live baits they always stay alive and stay on the hook.Have the leech about a foot of the bottom and let the current drag it around.

good luck

Chris's Croix Guide Service
(651) 458-1899
St. Croix River

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