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Sinker

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Sinker

Mr. Special, good to meet and fish with you today.I've met quite a few of the guys on this St. Croix forum down there this year.TRZ,Chris and Blacksportsman.All good guys.All serious about fishing.It was darn slow today for walleye and sauger.It seems I've done better when it's been cold.Anyhoo, I don't know my plans for the last days of the gamefish season.I've done just so-so at the open water for walleyes the last couple weeks.A few fish but alot of time too.I think because it's been pounded down there all year that alot of the fish that were there early have been picked off with a few passing through now and then.Probably as good as any other spot though.I had intentions of trying some spots south like near Afton where Bodyman went last year but my wife is a nurse and gets called in at a moments notice.I have to be reasonably close in case I have to take off so I'll be down in the Bayport-North Hudson area somewhere.Like to pick up a sauger or two.They're tasty.........Good Luck Fishing!!!

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TRZ

sinker hit it on the nose, 95% of the time the colder the better on the river in winter. nice warm days that are really nice usually are the slowest fishing days, even if it is a long warm snap with no significant pressure changes. i can't figure it out? i should be out fishing and removing my shack all day saturday stop by.

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Mr Special

Sinker, It was great meeting you. Your a good fisherman and great person. Thank you again for that crappie, it went 12", I measured them when I got home. The big one was 14". Will you be down there tomorrow?

Hope to see you there
Good luck

Email: phillip_sengchanh@silentknight.com

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Sinker

Mr. Special, you should have no problem driving on the ice itself.The only problem is getting on and off the ice.I don't know about the Bayport side access but the one in North Hudson is getting pretty rough and it won't take much more melting before it's unusable because of the water between the shore and ice.I'm going to start out on saturday down on the south end near TRZ'S shack.Probably fish there until noon and possibly go up to the open water if I don't see a small city of shacks up there through my binoculars.If I don't see you,Good Luck and let us know how you did.Take it easy.

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TRZ

that is the first time i have heard of crappie coming from the open water, fish must be moving around.

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Mr Special

Do you guys think it will still be safe to drive on tomorrow? Or should I try to get a hold of my buddies quad runner.

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hunt4food

I will be out there in front of the Bayport park this morning. I will have my ATV and plan to fish outside today and be more portable if any of you FMer's are out, stop and say hi. I have a green polaris with an auger rack on the front and there will be two of us. Good luck!

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Sinker

Hunt4food, quite a circus down there this morning,huh? I couldn't believe the size of some of the groups out there.I was down by Chris and TRZ's shack at first and then we moved up to the power plant.Pretty slow.Released a couple smaller walleyes in the morning.Them guys latched into a few sturgeon.Then they went back to the shack.After they left,I was the only one at the open water the rest of the day.Couldn't believe it.In the evening I did manage a 15" walleye and an 11" crappie.Both on a fathead with a red hook.Saw Mr. Special and his buddy today too.Well gamefish is over but with any luck the ice will hold for a while for some crappies.Take care.

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hunt4food

Well, I am back. I guess I see why I was the only fisherman on the MN side out from the park today!! 1 mud puppie for my efforts. I hope the rest of you did better! Oh well, it was a nice morning to be out.

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Mr Special

It was a slow morning on saturday. Great to meet you TRZ and CRUZ. I hook up with one 11"crappie at 8:00 a.m. but that was it. Hopefully with the cold weather we can all get together and chase some of those big slabs.

Good luck

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Mr Special

Good to meet you TRZ,your buddy and Sinker. It was a slow morning on saturday, I did manage to catch a 11" crappie, but that was it. Maybe with all this cold weather we can all get together and chase those slabs.

Good luck and Thanks for the Recipe Sinker

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Sinker

I'm in for the slab chasing.Let me know on here where and when.I could probably go out friday about noon.Date with a dentist chair in the a.m.Take it easy.

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Mr Special

Sorry guys,
Unfortunately I have to do that work thing all day Friday. I work my main job in the morning, my parttime at night. How does saturday morning or evening sound?

Good luck and Give them ****!

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Sinker

Dudes, my best bet is friday.My wife works this weekend so it doesn't look good.TRZ, yeah if your going to the river,let me know.Mr. Special, good luck saturday if I don't see ya'.Later guys!

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TRZ

i should be out somewhere on friday either the river or gill chasing somewhere else, i'll let ya know.

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