Was planning on bass fishing a small lake today. But as soon as I pulled up to the lake, it started raining ☔️ Waited for a little bit, to no avail. And the forecast didn’t look promising. Not wanting to waste the day, I brought the boat back home and zipped over to the croix to fish from shore. Used crawlers and cut suckers. Ended up having a really good day!
Gave the scummy rummy a try, out of Walbo today. Low water, on a weekday, with possible rain, I’m thinking I’ll have the river all to myself…NOPE! 5 rigs in the parking lot when I showed up! Anyway, water was low LOW! I took my boat for a walk, literally! Got stuck on a log jam, with a sandbar behind it 😬 I should have ignored river rule #1 and went immediately downstream instead. At least it was somewhat navigable that way. Not much for fishing…4 little smallies, 1 redhorse, and the surprise of the day, a 19 inch largemouth bass!
You could do Isanti to St. Francis also. About mid way is Anderson Park that has a small sandy access. Anderson Park to St. Francis had fewer but some bigger fish while Isanti to Anderson Park had better numbers and not as many big fish.
All upstream from Isanti to the access on Hwy 95 can be hit or miss but if you hit it, it can be good.
Up to 16’s is fairly common bit there are enough 16-20’s to not be shocked if you get one or more.
I’d never admit to this while I lived there. 😉