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StCroixNewB

Any luck yesterday???

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Went out yesterday morning (8 'til 1); fished the area south of the I-94 bridge up to the swing-bridge. Trolling cranks only caught weeds and the jig/minnow (shiners and fatheads) bite was non-existant. Spoke to others on the water and at the landing and all were reporting slow action (except for a few silvers)...

So, did the warm weather and sunshine push them all deep or is there simply too much natural forage right now (saw many large schools of shad on the sonar and at the surface)?

Oh yeah, the wind and the big boats added up to some nasty surface condition south of the bridge. I saw one of those huge cigarette boats go flying by way too close to a smaller tiller-type fishing boat! After that, I made sure my PFD was one tight and secure!

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I was out Saturday and Sunday AM from about 6:00 AM to 1:00 PM and It was terribly slow for me. Matter of fact Saturday was the first time ever I was completely skunked on the Croix. Usually I have a way with the sheephead but they wouldn't even bite. I tried everything in my limited arsenal but to no avail. I looked deep I looked shallow, I trolled cranks and spinners at every speed imaginable, I tried jigs w/minnows (i got some shiners and thought that would help) Lindys with worms and leeches but nothing. Sunday I managed 1 Crappie and one Sunny while rigging. I think I tried everywhere between catfish bar and the Prescott bridge. Pretty slow and you were correct on the surface conditions on Sunday NewB it was pretty nasty out there at times hopefully this was the ast hoorah for the big pleasure boats. Oh well it definitely can't get any worse so next time can only get better. I am off tomorrow and Wednesday to work on some projects around the house, Maybe I can sneak out once or twice. Good luck all

Dieguy

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Hey dieguy, I was out on sunday morning caught all four eyes in about a 30 minutes span,vertical riggin in 30+ feet on redtails and couldn't get another in 5 hours of trying just about everything in the boat, lock jaw or what! Have faith rods are going to be getting a workout soon, it's coming and it will be unreal,just like every fall! grin.gif

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Oh well it definitely can't get any worse so next time can only get better. Dieguy


Now that's a 'the glass is half-full' perspective!!! Gotta luv it grin.gifgrin.gifgrin.gif I said the exact same thing to the wife when I got home... If you get out this week, let us know if things are better out there or not. Sounds like a slow (or nonexistant) bite from north of the hudson swing bridge to Prescott last weekend. I'm so excited for the start of the fall bite that I just can't take it anymore!!

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Stcrx newb..The bite I ran into last Saturday was very good.While it didnt last all day,the time it did go was alot of fun.That was about a two hour window between 1030 and 1230 pm.Guys one thing Ive noticed on occasion is some areas that I work, dont have alot of baitfish,but the hooks are still down there on my graph.Thats not to say the shad arent still there,they are sitting at a different level in the water column.This probably means most all of my action is from reaction strikes,Ill take those anytime.Last saturday my fish came from 29 to 35 fow.And trolling was the only way I got fish to go given the time of day I was fishing.I wont be able to get on the Croix til this Saturday again(reason)trolling for hogs up on Mille wed-thurs............Good luck out there..........

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croixeyes, You wouldn't happen to have been fishing in the Kinnikinic area on Saturday when you hit your window. I only saw one fish pulled on Saturday and it was by 2 guys (in a Lund I think) about the time you mentioned. I tried that area several times and there was almost always 2 or 3 boats in this area but I only saw the 1 fish go. Just curious,

Dieguy

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I was out on Sunday. 1 to about 4:30 Just for a boat ride but I did not see anybody pulling in fish and I do not know how they could fish. The river, Afton to Prescott was the worst I have been in with the wind and boats. Constant 3 to 4 foot waves coming at me frown.gif

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