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FishinFix

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I need some advice for this area. I have never been there so I don't even know where to launch. Is there alot of underwater hazards? Any advice would be great.

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Andy

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MuleSkinner

FishinFix, if you want to fish above the dam, use the access on the east side of river, a mile or two north of the paper mill. Also, I beleive the County Park 5 miles north of Sartell on the west side also has a landing. I can't help you below the dam.

As for hazards, above the dam is almost lake-like. Has a few bouys marking bars, etc., but you can easily boat quite a ways up river. You'll have to scout out areas. You'll get a rock or brush snag here or there, but it isn't that bad. The walleyes are small, and the rock bass are as big as they are ugly. While I don't fish for them much until fall, you can target shoreline structure for smallies. There are crappies, northerns, some muskies,etc. Oh, and the cats. Plenty of them sometimes. Good luck.

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MuleSkinner

Thanks for the reply

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sicheneder

there are very few hazards until after the bridge in Rice.

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IFallsRon

A good spot to try is where Little Rock Lake enters the river.

There's a lot of pleasure boaters on the river, too. I've found the wakeboarding crowd to be pretty respectful.

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