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JBMasterAngler

St. Cloud Dam

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The ice fishing is done for the year for me. I'm gonna be in st. cloud this weekend and was wondering where I might be able to wet a line. Would there be anything to catch (crappies or catfish or whatever) below the st. cloud dam or is the water too cold for anything to be active?

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I know we used to pick up a few small crappies on the campus side. I don't fish for cat fish but I have caught some in the evening when fishing for walleyes. But I am not sure where you would find them now. Maybe on the east side of the bridge I believe there is kind of a hole on tha side. Good Luck.

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Was it around this time of year? Were you just using minnows under a bobber? I'm hoping if there can be 2 days in a row of warm sunny weather the water would be warmer below the dam because of the surface discharge. In theory that would draw some fish close to the dam.

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I was down on the university side the other day for an hour or so and didn't get anything. The water seems to be a little too cold yet. The other side of the (Contact Us Please) was frozen over last I checked so I haven't been able to get out over there. A week or two of warm, sunny weather and the fishing should pick up. You never know what you're going to catch in that river either.

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I work at the hospital in St.Cloud and there was PLENTY of ice left in the river earlier this week. It has opened up quite a bit, but I'd say that water coming over the dam is still pretty cold. Give it until beginning, middle of April and that water will be a bit warmer for those crappies to start schooling up.

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The crappies in good numbers below the dam? Sounds like I might be wasting my time fishing there this weekend, but who knows, I'll probably be back up there in a couple weeks.

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