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Scotteye

Winter spots near Oak Park Heights

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Hey all! Any good pointers/spots near Oak Park Heights or Bay Port. New to the area any info. would be great.

Thanks

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SCOTTEYE,

Around Bayport alot of guys will fish the Wisconsin side out from the points for crappies and walleyes/suagers. When the ice gets going you will see everyone and their shacks. Go out and talk to people they will give you ideas.

crappie getter

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

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May sound like a dumb question, but will I be able to drive across the river from MN to WI?
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There is a heavily travelled "road" from MN to WI. once the ice is "safe". It crosses just north of Clydes in Bayport to North Hudson, WI. Many commuters use this "road" to cut a couple of minutes off their drive in the winter. If you don't have much experience with the river, I would not suggest driving around out there. there are definitely spots that have a lot less ice. With the current, you may end up in Red Wing before your body is located. They will quit looking after that. smile.gif If I were you, I would start your ice fishing adventure by parking at the Bayport park and going out from there. The fishing can be good within a few hundred yards from shore. Once there is enough ice for my ATV and myself, I will be trying heading out there.

[This message has been edited by hunt4food (edited 11-30-2002).]

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Thanks for the replys. If any of you would like someone to fish with, please contact!

Scott

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Scott,

When are you available to hit the hard water? I know a few local spots and usually fish solo, but I don't mind a bit of company. Two guys can usually locate fish quicker than one. Drop me a line, and maybe we can hook up.

e-mail: mousinhous@attbi.com

Paul

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Just look for the people out on the river around North Hudson and Bayport and you'll be able to get started.Ask questions.We don't bite.Good Luck Fishing!!!

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I have never ice-fished a river....Any suggestions or advise? Do I need to rig anything differently? Also what is the average size crappies out there? Do you ever find any sunnies? Thanks for any info!

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SWILL,

The average size crappies is right around 3/4 to pound. Some even get bigger. Pretty decent size for around here. Use the same stuff maybe a little more weight because of a little more current. You just have to play with it a little bit to get the right weight. People usually fish in 25-35' off of the points. It is a hit and miss kind of thing some evenings you might not get any but some you might get a dozen or so. Last year was bad for me but the year before I did very well. Pay attention to the ice on the river just be smart and don't go exploring to much. Some areas people have sunk trees so watch for flasher these would be good spots to try.

Good luck

crappie getter,

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

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