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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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      2 hours ago, JBMasterAngler said:

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    • leech~~
      Could have throw a line off the south shore since you were all the way up there.
    • easyrider25
      Hey guys thanks for the tips.  What you are saying really makes sense.  I have been working on these items this week, not expecting a completely changed dog out there but looking forward to continued exercises this weekend out in the blind.
    • JBMasterAngler
      Drove all the way up to grindstone this morning from Forest Lake. As I'm driving along the shoreline, I can't stop admiring how beautiful of a day it is, and how great it will be to be on the water. Was totally amped up to fish for some trout! Then I pull up to the boat launch...and it's closed down!  This dredging project has been pushed back for years, then they finally decide to do it on a beautiful sunny day, that I picked to come here...on the last day of the lake trout season nonetheless! Needless to say, I was very upset! 
    • papadarv
      Actually DMV and DNR do quite well at their auctions. You win bid, You Pay, You own. No red tape, no collection process, simple and things seem to sell for quite a bit of money. Go and one see for yourself, its quite amazing. Lots of them at the Arden Hills DMV. Hard to collect money over the phone and on the internet. I do believe they will use the same auction process for this property sale as the DMV and DNR are good at it and a lot of buyers will be there. If the internet were to be used, the "political cronies" would need to create a bill, Ear Mark several million to develop a site, create an app, hire 40 to 50 people to manage and than increase taxes to cover the cost much like Obama Care Not a good plan. If your interested, go to auction, bring lots of money, win a bid and own. 2016 MN auction schedule if your interested in going to one. http://mn.gov/admin/citizen/surplus-property/auctions/schedule/
    • SpecialK
      They were dredging there today. Not sure if they are done or if it will take longer.