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Waaseye

St. Croix Walleyes/Crappies

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Waaseye

Hello FMers,

I live near St. Croix and have ice fished out of Bayport near the place I think is called Shanty Town on the WI side of the river. I have had bad luck and I dislike the crowds, but I just have no idea where to go. I do not expect GPS point, but just some helpful hints. I am a CPR fisherman. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance.

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bloc004

I am with you! I have been out 4 days and not one bite. Seems like alot of people out there for nothing biting! I will definately be scouting some new territory!

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Sandmannd

Just move around. I have had luck out there north of Shanty town towards the power lines. I know others have gone south and had luck. Get away from the masses.

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DonBo

Look at a map. Any of the basin area will hold fish.

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fishwater

Too much baitfish in the river for a good bite IMO. From all the talk of scouting and moving around, it's gonna look like a geocaching event out there.. Be careful traveling around too far from the beaten path, I found a large area with with water bubbling up through the ice yesterday...

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AuggieDawg11

I had good luck on the Croix today. Stayed away from the crowds and just focused on spots that looked good on the GPS. Moved around a lot! Caught two nice crappie for dinner tonight. I have honestly had my best luck in the worst weather this year. Fishwater, where was the bad ice at if you don't mind telling?

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Fisherman For a Lifetime

Hello FMers,

I live near St. Croix and have ice fished out of Bayport near the place I think is called Shanty Town on the WI side of the river. I have had bad luck and I dislike the crowds, but I just have no idea where to go. I do not expect GPS point, but just some helpful hints. I am a CPR fisherman. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance.

Did you happen to see my Scouting Paid Off Thread??

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fishwater

where was the bad ice at if you don't mind telling?

Down towards the swing bridge on the MN side. I'm pretty sure there is a spring. It was a little freaky going from 14" of ice to moving water.

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AuggieDawg11

yeah, it gets bad down that way. I have never made it past the marina down that way.

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hondavxr

I went scouting today also, since my area that I usually fish was over run with shantys now. But a few weeks ago I was the only one there. The first spot I scouted was filled with baitfish, but hardly anything else. My second spot was the opposite, nothing was marked on the Marcum. I got skunked today, but there will be another day. smile

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magic_minnow

Got out yesterday. Didnt do too well, talked to people and they had the same luck. Managed only 4 crops, biggest at 9". But I havent lost faith yet! My buddy lost a nice crop at the hole, or so we think it was. I agree with the away from the crowds. I have good luck in flat basins.

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