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Canoe Trip


goldenwalleye

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I will be on a canoe trip from Wednesday night (6-25) through Saturday morning. The trip runs from mile marker 92 by the Snake down to the Dam around 52.

I fish mainly walleye's, so looking for some possible area's I could target on the float down. I have an H20 with the lakemaster chip - so I can look for areas, but also looking for some direction as well.

What other species can I target & since I'll be limited on artificial bait - what should I bring?

Any other help or suggestions would be appreciated. You could also email me at golden_walleye at yahoo.com if you have more specific information you can provide.

Thanks in advance

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Not sure on that stretch of river, but leeches started to pick up this week. Maybe get some gulp alive leeches to take with you.

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Gulp alive works great or even just regular gulp works great as well. The eyes seem to be smaller that far north on the croix but it is awesome for the smallies. I have went out there and done very well for smallies and eyes. You will also catch a good amount of northerns when throwing for smallies. Use a jig head and through on some gulp or you could try soem different crank baits which will work great for everything. Hot the current breaks and eddy's and you will have an awesome fishing trip. Good Luck

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Thanks for the info. I'll be fishn' by 7pm. Will let you know how I do.

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You'll want a few small countdown raps in firetiger, black and silver, blue,silver, some topwater baits like skitterpops and chug bugs and some twister tails and jigs or shad bodied baits and jigs. That streatch is going to hold ample smallies to keep you busy. Go top water or countdowns tossed to the shore early and switch to shad raps and coundowns during the day. Pitch the plastics and cranks towards shoreline rocks and eddies and you should have all kinds of fun. If you find deeper water stretches and outside turns with deeper water work the jigs and plastics or gulp as stated before. Typically it is going to be more shallow runs with current. A small clothespin spinner attached to the twister or shad often helps(think beetlespin). Look for the slack water areas and where there is down timber in the water or large rocks and it should hold some fish. The eyes are going to hold deeper, which in this case might be 8-15' versus the fast water. Don't be afraid to pull up on the bank and work promising areas hard for awhile. Chartruesse, orange and white are all good as well as some of the darker colors like rootbeer and black. Hope this helps!

Tunrevir~

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We tried behind every rock, and eddie and nothing. We ended up with 2 walleye's, 10 smallies, and 6 northerns. Considering we fished for 3 full days, for 35 miles of river - it was slow. We are looking at heading to another river next year. Any suggestions? Not lookin for the small, mosquito or deer fly invested one's though.

Ran from Mile marker 88 to taylors falls.

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Brings back memories of when I floated it with a buddy in '85 we went from Gordons dam to Hwy 70. We caught all the 6"-12" smallies you could shake a stick at. We also caught some pike, redhorse, and suckers on live bait. I do remember my calfs being hamburger from all the black and horse flies! Then there was the night the coons kept us up all night banging the trash cans together after they ate a whole jar full of our stink bait! I remember leaving a lot of aluminum on every rapids also...oh the memories!

Ferny.

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      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. 😉
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