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eyeballs

Icefishing the Criox?

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eyeballs

It's only a few months away so I figured I'd get a jump on this before it's beat to death. I just started fishing the Criox this year and have to say it's hands down the best fishery within 200mi. of the cities. I have never icefished the croix and was looking for a few of you St. Criox Pros to help me with a few pointers. What I should and shouldn't do to keep myself alive and what tactics work. Especially crappies and sunnies. Thanks.

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Sturgeon46

Bayport is a good walkout spot early in the season. Fish Anderson point, also in the bay and across on the WI side for crappies.

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eyeballs

Thanks Sturgeon.
I will keep these spots in mind for the winter.

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Sturgeon46

Lots of chat right here once the ice fishing actually starts. It's a great spot - easy to get skunked there too. I'm interested in other spots on the St Croix for winter fishing so I hope others will chime in here!

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ATM

I am an avid st croix fisherman but have never tried through the ice, I was always taught to stay away from rivers in the winter. If anyone would be willing to show me where to go that is safe, I would be willing to return the favor sometime whether it be a summer fishing trip or a pheasant hunting trip with me and my pointer. I just love the st. croix and would like to try it on ice but am not willing to try without some guidance. Adam

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Sturgeon46

Like I said, Bayport. Anderson bay, the point and across to the WI side. River freezes there just like a lake. By end of Dec, folks drive back and forth across the river MN to WI just for a shortcut to work.

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southerner

Yup. Sturgeon's right on the money; First ice it's tough to beat Bayport.

Search this website for archived Bayport ice fishing tips to get you started and keep checking back once ice starts to form.

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Mongro02

Where in Bayport?

I've only fished by the powerplant in the fall/summer never during winter. Is it anywhere near there?

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STILLNOFISH

Mongro02,

The spot they are talking about is south of the plant. you can access it, bye heading towards the River Condos, south of downtown Bayport. It won't be long and it begins to look like a small city out there. I personally like to fish around the afton area, to stay away from the crowds. Good Luck to ya.

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EBass

On a typical winter how thick does the ice get? No one drives a truck out there, do they?

Is there current or is it like a lake? What type of structure does anyone target?

As you can tell these are some newbie q's. I never fished a river in the winter. Too scared or stupid I guess.

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Sturgeon46

Freezes nice and thick. People drive all kinds of vehicles there... As anywhere though, be careful. Current near Bayport/Anderson Point is slight. You can park and walk out right at the park in Bayport - by the swimming beach. Good early ice fishing.

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