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sami0115

smallies on Mississippi near Anoka

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i hope to make it to Anoka area to fish bass this summer. what should i expect to encounter while on the river. i am used to river fishing in Winona, but we have wingdams (that are usually marked) and backwaters. i hear there really arent wingdams in the river near Anoka. any ideas would be greatly appreciated. smile.gif

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From Coon Rapids to the 169 bridge, you will encounter houses, boats, and recreational traffic. Plenty of deep water with no worries. North of the 169 bridge is shallow and rocky. Go early and use buzzbaits for big smallies.

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Anyone having any sucess? I went out a couple of nights ago and only managed one. Water was dirty.

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Hawg, use buzzbaits in the shallow water or the deeper water?

What else might work in that area?

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Use senkos off rocky shorelines

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I don't fish a lot of deep areas, but I have caught some on buzz baits in 8-10 feet. Most of the time we're in 1-3 feet of water.

Mr Clean, hows that left handed Shimano working out for you? Hope all is well.

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