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Hillbiehle

Lac La Croix

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Leaving for Lac La Croix tomorrow AM. Any last minute suggstions? Will be targeting smallies and walleye. From my understanding it appears that the walleyes are going to be in the 35' range. Thanks for any responces. Will post a report next monday..

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I am headed for Lac La Croix on Friday morning and was hoping to get a report before I leave. I am targeting mainly walleyes, but am interested in an any fish.

Thanks,

winterse

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Just got back on Sunday from a 4 day trip. Plenty of smallies and pike. Caught most on top water throught the day. Crankbaits worked just as well, just not as fun. Walleyes were a little tough for me, however on my last night I was advised that I was fishing too deep. Apparnetly they were around 18 feet and if you were not using minnows, you were were wasting your time (I was using crawlers). Jig heads in chartreuse were advised. If no wind, fish the reefs...with wind fish the points. Good luck and let me know how you did.

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Thanks for the report Hillbiehle. I am excited to be headed up there for 4 days as well. It looks like there is a cold front headed through for Friday, so I hope the fish don't shut down completely. It will be fun either way.

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Winterse....how did you do?

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I returned from La Croix last night. The fishing wasn't great, but that had alot to do with the weather and the fact that it was my first time to the lake. It was 75 and sunny almost the entire time I was there and most of the time the lake was almost glassy smooth.

I caught 2 walleyes 1-21" and 1-16". I also caught 2 larger northers 1-31.5" and 1-28.5". The little smallmouths were hard to keep off the line at times. I caught the 2 northers and the larger walleye on a reef that broke the surface. The fish came from about 10' of water on a black and silver shad rap. The other walleye came out of 20' of water on a hammered gold spinner rig and a crawler.

I think that if I had another day or two up there I could have caught some more walleyes as I was starting to figure them out.

All in all, it was a great trip and I hope to make it back next summer.

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Heading back to Zup's mid June. Perhaps a bit early to start asking, but what's others thought on Mid-June walleyes on Lac La Croix? Do you think the walleyes will be on the reefs by then? Any suggestions.

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    • fins_n'_feathers
      Usually we skip the the river until later in the year but it was the cleanest water we found and the only place we caught any fish. Heading out now to give it another try.
    • curt quesnell
      Close to home is possible, try those places first?  I will be out this weekend (if this cold doesnt kill me first)  Better luck next time fins
    • ZachD
      Ok so every year Try to get the guys from work on a fishing trip. Trying to decide on where to go we usually rent a cabin and run portables. I am thinking Devils lake, LOW, or Red Devils we would do the lodge ice house package because the deal is too good to mess with bringing a trailer and sled or wheelers with.   what would you choose and any other suggestions Leech or Vermillion?
    • ZachD
      I plan on taking all my ice fishing equipment out of my shed this week I cant wait
    • fins_n'_feathers
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