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I know nothing about the St. Croix. But today I decided that I'm going to go fish the croix. I try to figure out where I'm gonna go. After consulting this forum and looking at my MN atlas I decide to go to Afton State Park and try the Croix there.

So I get to the park and buy my park sticker. I ask the ranger if anybody ever goes fishing. He says a few people do but it is about a 200' drop from the parking lot to the river and a 1/2 mile walk. Undaunted I proceed. Getting down to the river wasn't too bad. It was all downhill. But on the way I'm thinking, "Hey Einstein pulling the ranger solo, the strikemaster, vex, bait, and extras back up the hill is gonna kill you."

Anyway, I get out on the river and proceed to look for where others have fished. There is no evidence that anyone has ever fished there. I decide to head out a ways and drill a hole check some depths. First hole 6'. Next hole 9'. Next hole 11'. Finally I'm about to Wisconsin and I find 15'. I'm fishing there. About an hour and a half later no fish and its time to go. I practically die of heart failure and I make frequent use of the park benches on my way back to the parking lot.

When I get home I hop on the DNR website and start looking at st. croix maps (which is what I should have done before going). What a fun surprise to find out that if I had just gone a little further towards Wisconsin I could have had as much as 60+ depths.... At least I got my State Park sticker for the year!

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Mistermom. I know something, your right it is a bear of a walk, ecspecialy back up the hill. I have fished it down there a few times myself and have had pretty good luck for walleye,sauger and a couple of cats.
Nobody ever fishes down there for that reason or seldom ever. Pack light or take a friend (strong friend) if your dragging a shack and all your gear.

The drop is along ways out there and it's very steep. I always fished the edge getting down to 28'-30'. It is a spot you'll have to yourself pretty much, but then that's the way I like it. Try it again soon now that you do know it alittle better. You might even get into some fish. Good luck.

Fishing is Life.

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mistermom

Hey Bodyman!
I could not believe when I got down there that there was not a single soul anywhere up or down the river. If a guy knows where to set up you couldn't ask for more peace and quiet.

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