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Pine river south of cross lake

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Has anyone canoed the pine river from the base of the dam in cross lake down river to where the river meets county road 11? I thought it would be fun to do this spring. I have 4 wheeled back in this area and seen people floating down the river but they did not know how long it was going to take to get to country road 11, anyone know how long it takes.

is any part of the pine river worth fishing south of cross lake, i have cought 2 or 3 small pike but nothing else.

Just trying to thing of a fun trip for the summer (pretending it's not the middle of winter)

Thanks,

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fishroger

Its a good canoe or kayak trip when the water is up. Its an all day trip if you fish. Theres good fishin especially as you get closer to the ole miss. Some very nice smallies in certain areas and an occassional wally

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Yep. Every year for the last 20 or so. There is a canoe in camping area complete with fire pit and primitive toilet where the little pine river and the pine river merge. Set up by the DNR with picninc table and all.

Great float. fishroger is spot on. If the water is up, spring or early summer, it is great. late summer when the water is down it is very slow and you end up having to drag the canoe over a-lot of areas.

i have caught Crappie, Sunfish, Northern, Walleye, Smallmouth, Largemouth, Perch, 6 dogfish and 1 21" Muskie which must have come up from the mississippi.

Don't always get a lot of size to the fish but I always catch enough to keep it fun.

Beautiful trip that we always see Bald Eagle, Deer, muskrat, Beaver, Osprey, an occasional bear and other assorted wildlife so bring your camera.

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As the pine river gets closer to the mississippi what is the depth like, i reilize it depends on if the river is up or down. I am really looking forward to fishing the pine river this summer. Anyone willing to give advice on fishing the river? River fishing i have done in the past has usaly been with a jig and a twister tail or with a crank bait, i assume this would be better than any type of lindy rig or bober fishing?

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fishroger

Theres some deeper holes. I like floating lures. Theres lots of snags, logs, branches , etc. Jig and leech with bobber works. If your a fly fisher thats really fun with the big poppers.

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Bring bug dope.

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