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IanAstbury

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IanAstbury

I used to fish the snake river around Mora every summer as a kid. I am going up there to see my family this summer and bringing my children which should be really neat. I plan to do as much fishing as would be allowed by those I am visiting.

I am curious as to the size of pike, smallies and walleye in this area of the river.

I remember catching a few big catfish (5-10lbs) but the size of pike and bass were fairly small. Did I just never catch anything big or are there just very few big fish in that part of the river?

Out of curiosity, does anybody know what the biggest pike caught in that part of the river is?

thanks a bunch

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macgruber

i'd go well upstream of mora or down below pine city..... prettier stretches of river and easier to locate fish with riffles and whatnot..... that middle stretch is pretty non-descript......

and i didn't notice any size issues, except with the pike-- though from the other postings, apparently others caught some big pike too...... the walleyes and bass we caught were all really nice-- no monsters but a couple pounds anyway......

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IanAstbury

Thanks for you response. I will actually be north of Mora as my family's house is on the river about 3 or so miles upstream of Mora. Are you suggesting I go up further or is this area pretty good?

Thanks again.

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macgruber

i'm by no means an expert-- but check the last Snake/Kettle thread there..... i floated it over opener and we caught all our fish in the first 1/2 mi. of river below the lower falls (by the horshoe above mora) and then they shut off for the lower 3 mi. of floating..... another guy waded the upper stretches and it sounds like did very well.... just find the riffles and fish the tailouts with plastics.... i'm sure the stretches around mora are fine, but unless you have a depth finder to locate the deep holes, it's tougher to find fish in the slacker water..... plus it's just prettier with some gradient and riffles, etc...

oh yeah, and bring bug spray and watch for poison ivy-- i was clear, but my buddy got it everywhere.....

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IanAstbury

Thanks I plan to enjoy myself thoroughly and hopefully get my children to have a ton of fun as well.

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macgruber

let us know where u end up goin and how ya do...

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DT10 Guy

Hey Mac or anybody else,

A buddy & I are planning on kayaking and fishing from Pine City to the Croix tomorrow. How is this stretch of river for fishing? Also, do we need to worry about any crazy rapids? confused.gif

Thanks

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