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maplegrovefisherman

Never fished the St. Croix

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I am heading out Friday morning with my wifes 2 brothers. We will probably put the boat in around Hudson. Can anyone recommend a good spot/spots for walleye or channel cat. We will probably be still fishing on the bottom with a variety of live baits. We plan on keeping a few cats, but releasing the walleye. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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maplegrovefisherman,

Check out Lake St. Croix (just a wide spot in the river below inter 94 bridge south of Hudson.) there are sunkin islands and flats that should be decent this time of year. Just look for shallower water say 15-18' with deep water drops nearby and fish these drops in about 25'. You should be able to catch walleyes and cats with live bait rigs.

If you have a "Fishing Hotspots Map" it will help you find these areas.

good luck,
crappie getter.

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St. Croix River

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Are there any good places to fish off shore from. I have always wanted to river fish but I nervous about take my 12 alum boat out with only a reliable trolling motor. It always seems so hard to place a good shore spot to fish in that is not on someones property or illegal.

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white rat 1900,

Alot of places on the St. Croix you could get away with useing a 12' with trolling motor. Prescott area is a large no-wake area with very good fishing in that area. Alot of action and docks in the water in case you get in trouble. In these areas you don't have to worry about waves or boat traffic. You could poke around all day in these areas. I fish them in my boat all the time during the busy weekends and do very well. Hudson also has a big no-wake area.

Check it out. Their is also shore fishing areas around Prescott.

Good Luck.

crappie getter,

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http://fishingminnesota.com/stcroixguide/
(651) 458-1899
arndts@tcq.net
St. Croix River

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Thank you so much!! I will try that and I am grateful for your feedback!!!

Thank you !!!

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Crappie Getter-- Where can you purchase such a map? I'd be looking for one for either the Hudson/Afton or the Stillwater/Bayport area. The only part of the St. Croix I have fished is the Upper St. Croix near Marine and Osceola/Somerset. I've caught many different species of fish on that stretch of the river; altough they've all been small. A lot of small SMB, walleyes and Sheeps is what I usually catch there; but I also caught a baby flathead and Sturgeon (each about a pound and a half) That's a bit of a drive though; Hudson or even Stillwater is closer to my house. Not sure if I want to go on the river this season as I've never navagated one before.. but I would feel more comfortable on the St Croix as it has less barges and seems less intimidating than the Mississippi by my house. That and you can actually eat the fish and not have to worry about growing an extra limb.

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crawlerman,

The "fishing hotspots Map" can be found in a number of baitstores such as Gander Mnt., Galyans, and many local baitstores. Also I believe most Walmarts carry them. The map you would most likely interested in is Prescott to Stillwater map. Get out there and check the river out this Fall. The fish should be biting good in October-November. Their is hardly any boat traffic this time of the year so it is a perfect time to explore the river. You can call for a free map catalog 1-800-338-5957. I believe it is around $8 well worth it. Good luck.

chris

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We are back in business......Wanted to go this coming weekend, any hot spots up north? I think we are going in at Obrien Park and maybe try the railroad bridge just north of there. We were on Big marine yesterday and caught a few small ones, nothing much to write home about. Any other spots worth checking out on the north end?

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Hey Riverdance

I have been putting in at Obrian and heading down to the apple river. Been catching lots of eyes there. There are a few deeper holes north of the apple in the grass islands that are holding fish. If you find the Wis. hunting grounds sign look down and they should be there. Crawlers and crankbaits where taking most of the fish. They might be changing to minnows with the cooler temps.
South of Fronconia the eyes are hitting also. Down by peasley lake. Taking minnows there. Blue cranks also. If your not catching alot of eyes. move

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