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calli4120

Hows the fishing been?

My family will be down there this weekend for our 2nd anual camping/biking/fishing trip. We are staying in the little town of Whalen not far from Lansboro. We didn't have much luck catching fish last year but had a good time none the less. Does anyone have any advice on catching fish in this area? I usually fish lakes so any pointers on river fishing would be helpful. grin.gif

Thanks in advance,

Adam

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Jim W

Any sort of plastic with a twister tail worked slowly in deeper holes and runs. Faster moving water....think trout.

Mixed bag of fish down there.

Good luck!

Jim W

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calli4120

Thanks for the info!

Anyone else have ideas?

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Ron Burgundy

Rapalas, twister tails, spinners and worms.

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shivermeister

Drift a three to four inch green/brown tube through deeper runs and pools for some great smallmouth action!

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hamrej23

I am heading down there this weekend, just wondering if anyone has been out lately on the root, and what they think is working for this weekend?

Thanks!

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chosenvalley

Water is muddy with the rains we've gotten this week. Fishing has been tough.

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mark p

We have had even more rain since that last post. I imagine the root will be unfishable. Your best bet would be to hit some of the small spring creeks near there. There's a chance south branch creek (also called canfield on some maps) may be clear enough to fish in the park. Otherwise just east of Lanesboro, Gribben and Diamond have a decent chance of being fishable as long as we don't get anymore rain.

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Scott M

Got a couple smallies, but didn't check this thread before I left. Probably should have left the gear at home. It was pretty muddy. I'm glad I didn't pony up for a canoe rental...might have been a huge waste of money. I'll be back in the fall for some browns.

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PISCATOR

If there is no more rain this week, do you think the Root may clear up by this week-end? At least enough to be somewhat fishable?

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Ron Burgundy

It should be great by the weekend. The north branch of looked pretty good on Saturday, whatever one flows thruogh Lanesboro. The south. Whatever.

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