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friendlyfisher

Koronis and Hwy 55 bridge

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friendlyfisher

Just wondering if anyone has been fishing the Highway 55 bridge for sunfish yet. They should be bitting soon and hope someone out there has tried it already. thanks, ff

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jdbigeye

I stopped by there yesterday afternoon on the way home from work and talked to a couple of the guys fishing near the bridge. They had not caught anything at that time. One said he was fishing for crappies, but if you ask me, he's a couple weeks early. Maybe he was just marking his spot for the upcoming shoulder to shoulder battle under the bridge.

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friendlyfisher

jdbigeye, you been down there latley? Its kind of a long drive for me and I want to know if the fish have moved in before I go. thanks, ff

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jigginjim

If we get a couple warm days that are toward Rice Lake can put out some nice fish. This early it's got more pike in thse back waters.

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jdbigeye

I didn't make it down there this weekend, but I heard at the baitshop that they were starting to catch some sunnies on sat. evening. They should definitely be moving in there soon. This week will be a safe bet. Might even try it out tonight. I'll let ya know how it goes.

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I made it down there this morning. The water level was way to high to fish. You cant even stand under the bridge without waders. A couple guys where there and had a few sunnies but not many. The water is moving to fast to fish. It might be a couple weeks till it goes down. ff

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jdbigeye

thanks for the report, i didn't get down there. sounds like a boat is going to be the way to go. if there is that much water around, the whole channel from koronis to rice will be pretty good. but it seems that they always like to pile up near the bridge. that system needed a good flush, there has been a big problem with getting between the two lakes the past couple years. but there always seems to be crap floating in the current when people go up river and start stirring it up. that shouldn't be happening with the deep water this spring.

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