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JBMasterAngler

How is the fishing below the wabasha dam? I was thinking of going there in a couple weeks to avoid the crowds that would be at the red wing dam.

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Dan Thiem

Maybe you mean the Alma dam? Lock and dam no. 4? Not a lot of reports from there latley.

I haven't been down in a while but I'm sure it shouldn't be too much longer for it to start heating up.

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JBMasterAngler

Could be named that too, but I try to awknoledge WI as little as possible. But I hear there's less people there, and that (this was many years ago) the ratio of walleye/sauger is more in the walleye's favor as opposed to the red wing dam.

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bronzeback01

quite the contrary. There seem to be nothing but sugs late in the year. Also, more boats in Red Wing because there are more fish.

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cheesehed

I have fished the Alma Dam with reasonable success the last 3 years. Late last fall, I had trouble catching numbers at Alma so I thought I would try Red Wing. Thanks to the posters here I had a clue on where to start and what to use. Caught a lot more fish at Red Wing. Also tons more boats. I call it ice fishing in a boat. A lot of people right on top of each other but no one seems to care. I do think the fish at Alma taste better than those at Red Wing. My opinion.

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droptine300

JB. I have read that you try to (awknoledge) acknowledge WI as little as possible but Wabasha is actually in Minnesota. Wabasha does not have a lock and dam. Your best be bet might be to watch fishing shows on T.V. Not many crowds there unless you have a large family. grin.gif

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JBMasterAngler

Whatever, the name of the dam is like comparing apples and oranges...anyway, ironically enough because of the consecutive weekends of bad weather I have been watching lot's of fishing on tv.

I've fished red wing a few times, I don't mind all the boats in the water so much, there's plenty of room. It's the waiting in line to get your boat out of the water that's a pain in the backside.

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prodriverunner

Do you know about the new landing on the Minnesota side, just south of Kellogg. It is on the upper end of the west newton slough. I can give further directions if needed.

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bronzeback01

It is the Alma dam, but the dike on the other side is comming from wabasha and I would consider that part of the dam because without the dike it wouldnt be a dam. Some might say its on sand praire but that is actually part of wabasha. I too try not to acknowledge Wisconsin as much as possible.LOL

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SupaMan

Yeah, Redwing is a much better walleye/sauger spot than Alma is.. This is the main reason why there are not as much people fishing the Alma dam... I fished in Redwing today, a beautiful day to be out by the way, and I did real good with the saugers, as well as a few eyes. The warm weather today sure turned the bite ON.............. Too bad most of you missed out on a great day of walleye/eye fishing in Redwing....

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JBMasterAngler

Yeah, I've fished the dike from shore...caught some very nice largemouth bass and crappies. Caught all of them downstream where the water would pour through the culverts. Never caught anyone in the pool above the dike though.

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basskiller

hey prodriverunner; was just reading your post on the landing you had described on the minnesota side and was wondering exactlly thats at? somewhere south of kellogg? any info would be awesome. wink.gif

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deutchman

Fished below Alma Dam today. Great weather! About 30 plus boats when we left. I'm sure it was not as crowed as Red Wing-- that's why we went there. Quality sauger-mostly males; with 2 walleyes at 22 and 26 inches that are still there for others to catch again. Both plastics and minnows worked today, but minnows seemed to entice bigger fish. We had a blast.

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Basskiller

Sorry I took so long to reply. The landing was built in an area they pumped river spoil into south of Kelloge, I was there this last weekend and it is clear of ice. If/when they attempt the drawdown again this year it will be a good access point for the bigger boats.

Turn off of Hwy 61 (east) on to 18 take a right on to old Hwy61, go over the train tracks on 84 out onto sand praire, turn off onto west newton rd (east) the landing is the first turn left. I found that the cement they put in is a little rough and just went in to the left of the dock.

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