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I have always wanted to get out on the St. louis river to do some walleye fishing, but don't know where to start. I was wondering if i could get a little guidance on where to fish, either specifically or generally. Is is hot this time of year?

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Proctor Pete

Hi, Newbie here and I'm in the same boat as lost. Just some general areas, bait, safety tips would be appreciated. Thanks.

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CrappieJohn

Proctor Pete....Welcome to FishingMinnesota.com. The help you will find in this and all forums is emmense. Great to have you on deck here!

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Proctor Pete

Thanks Tom, you folks seem to be quite friendly. You'll see alot of me often on here.-Pete

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Northlander

Proctor Pete here are some places to try. Im assuming you talking Walleyes and its a dusk bight. Boyscout Landing, Spirit Lake, St.Louis Bay off of Park Point, 131st street west on Water Street and at times off of Garfield Ave is good. I dont recomend driving except maybe at Boyscout. Most of these spots can be walked to with some being a fairly long walk. Pack Light. If you have a wheeler or better yet a snowmachine there are tons of spots but travel on the river can be dangerous so dont just go running all over the place. Let me know if ya need more.

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Proctor Pete

Thanks Northlander, one question off of Boyscout...up or down river???or right in front? it's close to home, just never go there to look since i work downtown.

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When at Boyscout it really doesnt matter much. I usually stick down river off of the channel edges. I do this more so I dont get hit by guys driving up and down from walleye alley. Usually about 10-12' of water. Maybe shallower if I get there a bit late. We went out tonight way up river and only caught rockies.

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Proctor Pete

Thanks, 'preciate it. Hope to meet you someday-Pete

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