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St. Croix Basics

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OK, I'm going to be out on the St. Croix soon, & would like to have it as an option in the late fall now that I've bought a little bigger boat this spring. One problem: I'm completely clueless. Never been on a river before. Would anyone want to give a newbie the thirty-second tour of basic walleye fishing on the St. Croix? It would be greatly appreciated!

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Maximum12.......Best advice I can give you is to read some of the past posts that are on the board,all technics have been covered during the open water season.Next get a map of the Croix,Hotspots makes one for the lower Croix Stillwater to Prescott.Or the lakemaster chip has it on there if you have that,however the htspots map has some good reading along with it that will help you get started.Good luck this fall,fishing should be great.

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A Jig and minnow are really good producers, I personally like lindy riggin the best, fishing around the bridges I 94 the channel towards stillwater or prescott area were the miss and croix meet are good fall areas and easy places to start, there's alot of river but with a graph or locator your well on your way, plus fall fishing on the river is as good as it gets anywhere! cool.gif

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croixeyes, I'll look into the HotSpots map, that sounds like a great place to start. I'm still sifting through the posts, there's a lot of good info along with a lot of stuff I don't get because of river references that I'm slowly picking up.

Walli, I've heard the rivers are great in the fall, thus my new quest. grin.gif

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You will save yourself 2-3 years by fishing with someone who is familiar with river basics and the Croix in particular. You may even want to consider hiring a guide for a day to help you. It has literally taken me 4 years of regular fishing to get all of the patterns figured out. Ma ny people give up before realizing what a great fishery the river really is. It is awesome in the Spring and Fall!

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TrollerX, a friend & I have talked about going out on the St. Croix or Mississippi with a guide next spring, I think that's a great idea to shorten the learning curve.

Although I've been fishing lakes around here for eight years & haven't figured them out yet, so I'll probably need even more help...

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