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icefishing21

summer walleyes/saugers

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icefishing21

i was thinking about going out on the st croix a couple of times this summer.i have never fished it and i was wondering how deep of water to fish and what to use for walleyes/saugers. i will prolly be fishing it in late june. any info will be great.

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CrappieFshr651

Ive done well anywhere from 10-20fow around the hudson bridge and around the catfish point area toward kinnikinick. I mostly just troll shad raps and lindy rigs out there.

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icefishing21

alright thanks for the info crappiefshr!

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StCroixNewB

My suggestion is to go through old posts on this forum... you'll find many suggestions and tips for what works and some idea of where to go...

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b1gf1sh1

so you want to fish the croix. a couple times. well, my sugestion would be don't bother. not to be mean, just that it's not a ''fly by night'' friendly body of water. it's a river but it does'nt fish like most rivers. for the most part around june/july it fishes more like a lake. current slows down alot by then(barring torrential downpours)and the fish have more places that they can get comforable. that brings up the whole gotta find them. depending on the depth you can fish one area or another. troll at 20 feet or 5 feet. it's a guessing game. is it a busy weekend or a rainy one. durring the week when it's boat free? fish go different places at these diferent activity times. i've been fishing next to the lift bridge tooling around with the electric jigging and catching fish after fish then the bridge opens and it's 45 mins before i get them biting again. power fish for 15 mins and the bridge opens again. start over,other times i'm not getting any untill the bridge open and the boat go through. it's a guessing game. usually it's all about what the water level is on the river that day, water temp, sunny, cloudy, water clarity, just over and over, variable after variable. if you want to fish the croix. i suggest you give it at least one full season. come back just before you want to go out and look at current posts. good luck.

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tunrevir

One thing you can do is substantially shorten your learning curve and go out and fish with Turk a few times. He will teach you some of the ins and outs, techniques and bolster your general knowledge. The real plus is you can ask questions all day but be careful, because, afterall, he is also a fisherman and none of us always tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth grin.gif

Tunrevir~

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SteveD

Icefishing21 - I see Lakeville on your avatar. You may want to focus on the Afton to Prescott stretch of water. It is closer to home and has some good boat public launch points at Hastings on the Mississippi, Prescott, and St Croix Bluffs Park. As mentioned summer weekends get tough because of all the boat traffic but if you start early and are off the water by 10:00 - 11:00 am you can get some decent fishing in. If you want to fish later than that I would recommend hitting the Croix until the boat traffic gets on your nerves and then move down to Pool 3 on the Mississippi and work the wingdams. Pool 3 is a lot of fun and you can usually work wingdams and the boat traffic won't drive you completely nuts. My kids and I had some great times fishing the Pool 3 wingdams - you can always catch something off a wingdam.

Don't let these guys talk you out of the St Croix. If you are only going out a couple of times, I would echo what Tunrevir said and hire out Turk for a session. Money well spent and you will learn enough to make your future trips worth while. I/m sure he would tailor his trip to fit your needs if you asked him. You can reach him at 1-800-929-1801.

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b1gf1sh1

yes theres always the guide angle. not trying to scare, just let him know what he's dealing with. gl

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icefishing21

alright i will. thanks steveD!

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MidCoast

 Originally Posted By: icefishing21
i was thinking about going out on the st croix a couple of times this summer.i have never fished it and i was wondering how deep of water to fish and what to use for walleyes/saugers. i will prolly be fishing it in late june. any info will be great.

It really depends on the season.. If you fish early Spring season, I would fish more shallow, hot summer days and i would fish for them deeper, fall season i would fish for them from shallow to deep depending on the weather.

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