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rush city area

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i am new to the st. croix and have only fished from shore a couple of times. does any one fish the rush city area from a boat. Is it to shallow? any info would be great.

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thanks, I have a 12' alumanum with a 5hp. Will this get up stream?

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Good spot for the smallies. Water is shallow, however manuverable with small water craft.

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That will work fine as long as the water is not too high. I use a 12' with a ten horse. Watch out for the sand bars.

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I've taken my 12' flat-bottomed jonboat out there a couple of times. I did get into the rocks a few times w/my 8hp so I simply trimmed it up so that the prop was just barely in the water. Not so good for being quiet and sneaking up on fish but it got me around.

I also tried my transom-mounted electric with OK results. The flow is such that I really had to give it hell to get upstream in any sort of a timely manner.

No matter what, I think you can count on getting into some rocks. Be sure to bring extra shear pins.

Southerner

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hey guys thanks for the responses. i think i will go try it tomarrow.

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Anyone fish up by the mouth of the snake and kettle river much?

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Dr. Smallie...

The mouth of the Snake has always been good. I've seen everything come out of that hole and one can usually catch something worthwhile. However, I would suggest wade-fishing it if you're after smallies; at least for me it makes for better mobility and less frustration trying to hold yourself in one spot in the current. You can't go wrong w/a buzzbait or other topwater that is compatible w/moving water.

Never tried the Kettle area but I'd imagine it's similar.

Southerner

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