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Walli1

Going to hit the river in a couple hours,be interesting if the fish have become more active because of the cool down and rain. I think it going to be even better and this may just jump start the schooling effect and bring the spread out fish together, I guess will have to see. One way or another its better than work.

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Walli1

well it didn't quite go as planned, caught several species but only one eye. I didn't do any cranking just lindy riggen with crawlers, forgot the leeches in the frige but they will be in the boat in the morning for sure along with the underwater camera, seen lots of fish on the graph but without the camera I'm not sure what they were. Is there alot of people going to the river in the morning?

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rosspj59

Thanks for the report walli1. I'll be out in the morning in a red lund with a white johnson, friends boat. I won't be out there as early as you so leave a few for me. wink.gif

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Walli1

I'm all set to hit the river early in the morning, I'm picking up a friend at buffs park 6ish, he needs to sleep in but thats alright because I'll be fishing that area anyways before than.

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Sandmannd

Are you talking about the bluffs just north of catfish bar? I'm not that familiar with the river. Was going to try it in the morning maybe. Do you launch at Afton? I've got a grey alumacraft with a white johnson if anyone is going to be out there Sunday morning. How early do you usually go out there?

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Walli1

St Croix Bluffs Park, its south of the Kinni but I launch out of Hubs in hastings around four-ish, its about a 7 mile or so boat ride, it takes some getting use to going in the dark, a spot light and gps on screen is nice. Tomorrow I'll be in my buddies boat (black pro V) were going bottom bouncing till around 9 wink.gif

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Turk

Walli1,

You're pretty versatile every week you've got a new presentation. The Croix is good for multiple presentations with shallow fish and deep fish, plus differnet time of day bites. Speaking of time of day bites, I fish the Croix a lot and I think you are the first early early morning guy I've heard of, pretty cool! That must be a peacefull bite with the sun coming up. I doubt I could get anyone else up that early save a few.

Keep catchin'

Turk

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croixeyes

Turk....... Ill get up that early if ya wanna go out.How bout if we head out on sept 22 and make a day of it.Well see if some of your spots are holding eyes.Let me know.. grin.gif

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azzclwn

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Turk....... Ill get up that early if ya wanna go out.How bout if we head out on sept 22 and make a day of it.Well see if some of your spots are holding eyes.Let me know..
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mmmmm..... river rat

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croixeyes

Thats enough you

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Walli1

I'm thankful for this forum, a friend said I should check it out and thats all it took, even though I'm fairly new to the forum, I'm not new to river fishing or walleye fishing for that matter. The river is by far the best all around fishery there is PERIOD.. To fish the river you have to be willing to adapt to change, unlike a lake, fish seem to move around for the most part. One day you find them on a hump, vertical jigs work, next time out jigs aren't working, lindy riggen is the way to go the fish are off the hump and on a steep drop, then next time sheeps and cats seem to rule, so a whole different presentation is needed, a different location, by trial and error and willing to be flexable, you can and will put more fish in the boat. wink.gif

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Walli1

Looking forward to getting down to the river early on saturday, sounds like the chance of rain but thats what rain gear is for long as there's no lighting I'll be out around 4ish till 10 see ya on the water! wink.gif

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fishingbuddy

Hey Walli. Would you send me your email address. I have a couple of questions for ya...off line

dave.speich@mnstpa.ang.af.mil

thanks

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StCroixNewB

Hey Walli1: are you heading to the Bluffs? I plan on getting out early and might start out down there and work my way back towards Hudson...

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Walli1

I'm for sure going to the buffs early should be at gps spot-78 Lord willing by 4:30 or so, seems I manage to pull one or two eaters off there everytime out before the sun comes up. I plan on lindy riggen 3/8oz weight, five foot snell, #6 moon glow hook, yellow bead, 6lb line, I'm pumped, one line with a leech and one with a crawler, may even put on a tube jig the eyes were really hitting the tubes couple weeks back, will have to see, after a couple hours I'm going bottom bouncing with gold spinners and crawlers weather permitting that is. wink.gif

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Walli1

I tried your email but i got return to sender

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