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Shane's Whimsy

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Shane's Whimsy

I have been wondering for a number of years now what the regulations on fishing are on the rum river below the dam in downtown Anoka. I have searched and searched and have come up with no answers. I am most curious to know if the seasons close on any particular species.

If anyone has any information to share it would be much appreciated.

Thank You

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polarsusd81

That stretch of river has all the same regulations as the rest of the state. Gamefish closed February 29th and open back up on the statewide openers. There are usually fish to be had right there at the dam. I have seen many smallies and some walleyes caught right there. Round head jig with a minnow will probably produce 9 times out of 10.

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Shane's Whimsy

Thank you for the info, I wouldn't have wanted to get myself into to much trouble using illegal baits or techniques.

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Moses2531

Hopefully the DNR is around again this year getting people fishing down there! For one, its too bad that more and more people are suddenly "carp" and "cat" fishing in the spring right there and even worse when the mistakely catch other species and figure them fit to go home with them... Oh well, its a numbers game I suppose..

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CrappieFshr651

Ive even seen some decent crappies come out of there

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polarsusd81

 Originally Posted By: CrappieFshr651
Ive even seen some decent crappies come out of there

I wasn't going to say that, but since the cat is out of the bag, I too have seen a few decent crappies caught there as well.

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Shane's Whimsy

Something pretty amazing happens there the last 2 weeks in April, thats all I am gonna say about that though. ;-)

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CrappieFshr651

Ive caught carp above the dam fishin with corn

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Lunker

I've caught quite a few small smallies the couple of times I've fished there, and some small pike.(In season of course).

Watch your prop if you're in a boat.

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8point

I've only fished there a couple of times a caught a decent smallie. There are tons of carp there!

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rockman

Bring a bag of jigs with you,because you will lose quite a few to the rocks below the dam.Been there,done that.

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rockman

Shane's Wimsy,welcome to fishingminnesota.com! No special regulations for this section of the Rum,but regular season regulations do apply here.Gamefish are closed now, as was already posted.

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Shane's Whimsy

Thank You, I have found that using a bobber is by far the best technique for pulling pretty much any species of fish out of this stretch of the river. Yes there are most certainly carp to catch, I have landed quite a few over the years well over 20 lbs.

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lotsofish

I wouldn't have even thought you could fish up by the dam. Last fall I motored up there in the boat just to check it out. There is a walking bridge I think that's a couple hundred yards down from the dam. Even though I was in the channel markers, the water was only about 1 ft deep and really fast. I didn't go much further than that. Maybe in the spring when the water levels are up, but it would be tough in a boat no matter what.

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