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sheephead24

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We are coming up to the St. Cloud Richmond area for opener for the first time, anyone have any advice on where to fish from shore for either walleyes or northerns? I have a brother in St. Cloud and we are going to try some fishing up there, but he hasnt fished up there yet. Any advice for some decent shore fishing? Thanks

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Some of the best shore fishing spots for eyes are under the bridges county rds 49,71, and especially the Hwy 22 bridge!

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I agree the river is probably the best bet.

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Like others have said the rivers is a good bet. Rice and Koronis can also be very good for shore fishing in the evening.

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    • Rick G
      And just like that, it's open water time.... Got a few small ones today... felt good to have the long rod out again 
    • chucker1101
      I catch saugers in rivers or in lakes with large river tributaries - they seem to be more of a river fish. Given there aren't big feeder rivers into V, i'm not surprised by lack of saugers. I've never caught one in V, nor have i heard of anyone.  
    • Wheres_Walter
      From the MN DNR-   The walleye is native to most of Minnesota, flourishing in large, shallow, windswept lakes with gravel shoals, such as Mille Lacs, Leech, Winnibigoshish, Upper and Lower Red Lake, Lake of the Woods and Lake Vermilion. It is also native to many smaller lakes and steams in all of Minnesota's major drainages. Because of its popularity as a game and food fish, the walleye was introduced to many other lakes, where it has become established. The walleye now occupies about 1,700 lakes totaling 2 million acres and 100 warm-water streams totaling 3,000 miles.
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    • Cliff Wagenbach
      As far as I know walleyes are native to almost every lake that they are found in up north. Cliff