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Fishing Report

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09/04/02 The St. Croix River walleye bite has improved and the bite is getting good. Productive depths are still 18’ to 24’ feet on breaklines, and the fish are hitting most baits from livebait – nightcrawlers either rigged or on a spinner and to crankbaits. Nightcrawlers have been in great favor almost out of season but, if they want them, feed them. Larger minnow imitator baits are becoming favored by the fish as well as larger shad style bodies. Shad clouds are very prevalent and often riding lower in the water column and often near bottom, which keeps the walleyes near by. Larger fish are hitting well with 23 to 24”ers coming in much more readily.
River level 677.4 feet above sea level, and water temperature 71.

Keep Catchin'
Turk Gierke
www.croixsippi.com

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Thanks for the great report Turk.

I'm just curious, are the cats biting at all?

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Rick,

I have done next to nill castfishing this year, as my customer love the state fish. So I have to go off of expert anglers that I have come to know. They have all considered this a slow St. Croix flathead year....so far, and you now there are always exceptions but yes generally slow. The channel cat is a much more common fish to tangle with and is more apt to bite (or find). Many cat anglers including myself love late season flathead fish and find it the best, as with all game fish.

Keep catchin'
Turk
www.croixsippi.com
1-800-929-1801

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Thanks Turk.

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Hey Turk,
Catchin' any on the Bandit??? lol

Jim W

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