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Burchoid

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Fished the 17' hump in front of the beach on the WI side from about 5:30PM-9:30PM. Lots of fish marked on the vex between the drops from 18'-22' and a few nice clouds of baitfish here and there. Picked up only 1 keeper sauger on a leadhead and plastic grub.

The guys I was with were fishing lindy rigged worms but with a single hook. Lots of bit off worms because it was their first time fishing a lindy rig and they would try setting the hook the instant they felt a bite. By the time they got the hang of it not much was biting.

Anyone else catch em down that way? We launched out of beanies and didn't see many other boats.

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hitthebricks

I gave it a try last Wed. and tried cranks and crawlers and caught a whole bunch! Sheephead that was. Started at the Beach house and hit every spot I know and never did catch a eye. HTB

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StCroixNewB

we tried the flats/drop-off just off the point of Catfish and all we caught were sheephead too... haven't tried the humps a bit further north of there yet. Should be active there pretty soon as the fall bite approaches.

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Burchoid

So where are they right now? I looked at years past around this time and found several people who said they did well in 12-14'.

Where is pebbles beach? Is that the beach I was fishing in front of? (huge beach on WI side half way between 94 and catfish bar)

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croixeyes

Hit the humps out there the last three weekends.Pulled some nice eyes on cranks.Last weekend was very slow out there though.Still managed a few nice eyes pulling cranks on the shore breaklines.A very mixed bag of fish last Saturday,Gar,Silvers,Sheephead,Cats,Smallmouth and Saugers.This is mainly a morning bite that ive been fishing,still too many boats to contend with for me to stay out much past 11am.Anyone try pulling deep for saugers?35 to 39 feet has been a good depth to me in past summers,but I havent tried it yet this year..

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StCroixNewB

I have to agree with you, c-eyes, that this area is a better morning bite than late-day bite... been out a few times in the early a.m. around catfish and did pretty well - this the same spot around dusk and stinkeroo, just sheepies. Plan on going out early Saturday, will probably start at the humps midway between the bridge and catfish and then go down to catfish. If I get out early enough, I might break out the musky pole first and throw some chunkers around the marina...

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TurnUpTheFishing

I fished a spot in the area last sunday and C&Rd two walleyes 20-23" also got three 15-16" fish. Oddly enough the walleyes were hitting mid day and as the day went on we started catching sheepheads. As far as boat traffic things will pick up once fall fishing hits.

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Walli1

went to the river earlier this evening and picked up a couple eyes by catfish bar on spinners(gold blade)with crawlers. Seen a few get caught, a blue ranger seemed to be on em least they boated a couple, next trip planned is for early saturday morning, should be good!

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    • IceHawk
      First off welcome to the site ! Fish that area quite often and have seen some good flocks around there.  I would get out and do some glassing in the area , especially around some picked corn fields. Right now they are wintered up but will break  apart once spring gets closer. Maybe hit up a local bait store and ask around if anyone knows of a spot. Or look at the landowners list that received permits in that area. They legally have to grant permission to hunt there land but unfortunately a lot of landowners will tell you they are full even if there not  Good luck in your search. 
    • Bisonguy
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    • AlwaysFishing23
      When i was there all could find was perch but i only fished for about 3-4 hours all weekend. Not sure on panfish but i know the walleye bit is still pretty good. I'm sure theres plenty of panfish to be had back there though to.
    • Wanderer
      +1 here.  I miss the hills of SE MN but when I have birds walking through my yard it’s hard to leave Central MN. Its not like they’re gonna be super easy but I’m trying to get my first with a bow, and that’s not easy.  Not yet anyway.  The more days I can get in, the better.  And sticking around home makes THAT part easier. When I first started hunting turkeys it took me three seasons to kill a bird.  Then every year after that was a score with the shotgun for about 20 seasons maybe?  I’m going into my second legitimate season of effort with my bow.  Hoping two times is a charm.
    • JFitz
      I spent a little time last summer looking for weed walleyes in Niles Bay. About 10 minutes into my experiment I caught a chunky 22" on a spinner rig over a weedbed in about 10'. The weeds were growing about halfway to the surface but that fish had no problem smacking my bait. I'll keep experimenting this year.... can't wait for open water!
    • Rick
      I hear the panfish are kicking it up a bit? Any word out there?
    • Alex wilhelmi
      awesome feedback! thank you so much for the info! Ill get up ther next year, i dont want to keep any i just want to catch some nice eyes and northern.....hell, whatever! ive been in a sleeper 5 times on LOW and we only had one real good trip. upper red lake once in a sleeper caught 3 eyes in 3 days. i dont mind if i catch one or two fish, its all about the experience for me on the big water. but the girlfriend is a hard one to convince at times for a return trip if the fishing is slow. were headed to fairbault this weekend, i hope we get into something. thanks again guys! ill post a report on our trip. good luck on the ice!
    • IceHawk
      Well who else is going after long beards this spring? I was drawn for season B again no surprise. There were surplus tags left as there were last couple years.  Really like the new approach to not having to apply for the later seasons spreads the hunters out and gives guys like me the opportunity to get after them early   Been out doing some scouting and been seeing some big wintering flocks one I was glassing other day had over 60 birds in it! They have really been working over the picked corn lately.  Oh cant wait to hear the first gobble of the year 
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    • Cliff Wagenbach
      Pat, July is my best time for walleyes in the weeds! I did not cast spinner baits but did pull spinners with 1/2 crawler right along the edges in about 3' to 4' deep water. We were so close to the boat with our lines that we could see our spinners and actually see the walleyes charge out of the weeds and grab our baits! FUN!! Now, thanks to the rustys, those cabbage weed beds are gone. Cliff
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