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Has anyone tried any shore fishing yet this "spring"? with the warmer temps i was wondering if anyone had tried and if they did, had they had any luck?

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try underneath the bridge in Elk River (101 bridge) theres monster carp in that slackwater there.... just don't follow anyone into the woods or you might see more than you came for confused.gifblush.gifgrin.gif

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Speaking of that.... A couple of years ago I went to the weigh station in ramsey and was walking the shore line when the water was really low and I came up through the wood and saw.... How would you say one man enjoying another mans man hood.... All I could say was a few words that I can not repeat. I went to the weigh station and told them what I saw and all they could say was not again. Dont plane on going there any more....

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I stopped there a few times last summer to and from a job I was on to get a few cast's in the water, between the assorted men's? underwear and guy's sitting in car's I'ld hate to be there when the sun is going down. I've been told they have had so many problems there it's a "must stop" for the Sherrif's dept. Welcome to the great outdoor's, downtown Mpls is moving to the country. mad.gifmad.gif

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Well, going after those monster carp sounds intriguing, but i just dont know if i can handle all that "man love" in the area.

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Elk River Police are doing all they can to clean the area up, they want people... normal people grin.gif... to use the park to scare away the riff raff, the state of MN was going to close the park and the landing but the city of ELk River bought it from them. If your down there and you see anything suspicious going on (two guys from seperate cars walking into the woods with no fishing pole in hand) call the ER police, the more people they bust for this behavior the more the word gets out its not tolerated down there anymore

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I have never fished carp, what do you guys use for a set up and bait? Since there is nothing else open this time of year, I was thinking of trying to fish for some rough fish.

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I don't know if it works this early in the year, but corn (stays on the hook better if you cook it a little, add sugar if you do) or oatmeal work very well for carp. If you throw a crawler out you should catch redhorse left and right, maybe some carp too.

Is chumming (with corn) for carp illegal? If it is in MN, is it illegal on the MN/WI border also?

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Well I just wrote nice post about my life growing up in ER and the decline of Babcock park, but my lap top battery went dead and lost it all. Will post more about this later. The park is getting better in last 8-10 months, because of ER finest. I know for a fact, when I was in high school in the late eighties and early nineties. This stuff would of never occurred down there. The guys I grew up with, would of been down there every day Kicking the @#$@$ out of people who do the circle thing in public. Old men or not, no body would of been safe. Times have changed and people are more afraid of being sued and kids now a days from ER are not farm boys and girls. They do not care. I am not afraid of going down there and giving my verbal advise to the old men sitting in there cars after coming from the woods doing what ever they do. My wife thinks I am nuts, but I go right up to them and say some choice words. They are easily scared. When they find out they are caught by someone who is not police and could kick the crap out of them, they get scared. They almost run me over trying to get away, when they find out I am not a queen hunk. Up until two years ago I would take my kids down there fishing and I tell you what! Nothing sets me off more than seeing that !*&^% going on with my kids next to me. I have made hundreds of trips down to Babcock over my life time and since it has gotten bad the last seven years, I go some wares else. It is a shame it took so long for this to go public. I have heard if you search Google or yahoo go Minnesota gay hot spots, Elk River Babcock park comes right up. 7 plus years ago the Asians almost ran you out. I never had problem with them. They would travel up from city's in packs and camp out there. I would give them my suckers and carp. They were respectful of the park. They too have been driven out by the old man circle/pick up jerks down there. It is a shame!

SHACKBASH

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This time of year, I would use night crawler for cats under bridge. I would ball them up on a plain hook (usually after suckers would bite ends off of crawler’s) keep putting more on. The mouth of the Elk River (in a boat) is a good spot for cat fish this time of year. I do know of a place where the Mississippi bends north, that you have a chance of over a 20 lbs cat at. This is one spot I will not let go, or maybe I did. Good luck!

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Shackbash what year did you graduate?

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river rat316,

I graduated in 96. I should of graduated in 95. I was held back in readiness before first grade. I stated the late eighties because I ran with the older groups, like the Beckers and others. Also I did start Junior high school in 1990. Did you go to Elk River?

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I was supposed to graduate in 93 didn't quite make it though grin.gif Jordan didn't exactly like me

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I was at the Babcock landing the last 2 days eating lunch and i would go there to eat lunch every day in the fall....just like being near water!!! I have not noticed anything going on even though i have heard about it in the past.......they wouldn't prevent me from fishing even though it has been awhile since i have river fished.......I graduated in 98 from ERHS.

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ozzie,

I did say the 8-9 months it has been getting better. 2 years ago it was bad. The boat launch area always has been a better area, but I have buddies that have seen bad things in the woods to your right by creek. Most of what used to go on would happen to the right of creek. At on time on a summer day it would be going on all over place.

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I never got along with Ken in high school. Now that I am older and see him around town things are different. I could not imagine running a high school now adays. It is just like a minny prison, with all the shootings that have gone on in past ten years. It sure ain't them same from when we were young.

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