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Look to wade the river a little until I get a boat. I'm focusing on areas right below the Hudson bridge, is this safe? Any dangerous snakes or anything? Thanks,
MJB

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Sturgeon46

Just a few cotton-mouths. I'd worry more about the crocs and gators in the area.

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Very funny...obviously I'm not familiar wiht the area. Are you serious about the cottonmouths?

MJB

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Yeah, I was just kidding. No snakes to worry about. Just wade carefully to avoid stepping on anything sharp or stepping off a drop-off. There are a lot of great places to shore fish on the croix without getting your feet wet.

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Thanks for the help. Sorry if I didn't seem like I have a sense of humor...I just hate snakes...

MJB

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hunt4food

I don't think there's much for snakes, but the Muskies and the snapping turtles get pretty large on the Croix. Walk very slooowwwllyyyy!!! wink.gif

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Go to the corner of 1st and Orange in Hudson. Walk down to the river. There is an old boat launch there that is now closed. I lived in that white stucco house for a couple of years before I bought one. I spent quite a few evenings/mornings wading in that area. If you can see the shiners breaking the surface, throw some poppers or floating, jointed Rapalas. I caught some real nice smallies out of there. I bought a boat last summer and haven't been there in a couple of seasons. I also caught a 7 lb cat on a Rapala. There are some pretty severe drop offs around the bridge. I probably wouldn't wade in that area.

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Years ago, in the Army in Kansas we used to trot-line for cats on the headwaters of Milford Res. Lots of fun but we'd end up wading along the trot-lines which would be strung along shore. Turtles, hooked cats and some (harmless?) water-snakes took some getting used to for me - a city-bred northern boy. . . None of that bothered my buddies from the south - they'd just jump right in and get with it. Gotta say that was a lot of fun!

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So, MJB... How have you found the fishing? Any luck?

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A little bit of luck smile.gif Give me a holler at jbutler232@charter.net for a more indepth fishing report.

MJB

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