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Ice thickness

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I went down to the Bayport area today to check out the ice and it's about an inch thick ... or less!

But it's forming fast...

A thought on last years icing.

I ran into more than three different anglers that had success away from everyone in the 35-36 foot flat of nothinness of the Bayport pool.

If you are familiar with Mille Lacs' "no mans land" it is comparable because at Mille Lacs there is supposedly nothing different in the bottom composition, just lots and lots of the same bottom.

I suspect that if an angler could find something different in that "no man's land" that, that area could be very good at holding fish...? Either these guys on the Croix were lucky (Bumbling into a spot is fine with me!)or had a spot through deduction and searching
Well ice is soon.
Keep catchin'
Turk Gierke
Croixsippi Guide Service
www.croixsippi.com

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I was told someone dropped a christmas tree or two in the "pool" (WI side), I didn't believe it until I got hung up on one. I did get some quick crappie off that spot. I've been fishing bayport for several years, it's been slow, crappies were nice when I hit them, 35-38 feet down. It was a real consistent bite about five years ago in the same area, but it's slowed considerably, at least for me.

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Keep an eye out for trees with the electronics they are scattered around!!

crappie getter,

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Chris's Croix Guide Service
http://fishingminnesota.com/stcroixguide/
(651) 458-1899
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St. Croix River

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Well I was thinking more of bottom content composition that an illegally placed tree.
Those trees are down there, and a tree or two likely wouldn't hurt. But a serious bottom change vs. the muck is what's on my mind. Just some thoughts I'll know more as winter rolls on...
Turk

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