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Labor Day weekend with the kids on the Minnesota near Mankato. 

My first sturgeon and a couple of cats. Great day to be on the river. Still high but manageable however the landing was muddy 

Finally got out fishing, been a busy summer at work. Spent Saturday and today in the Mankato area. Amazing to show up at a boat ramp on Labor Day weekend and be the only person at the launch! Caught a

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Anyone getting out there lately? I was thinking about doing some carp fishing one more time if I can. Should be a nice weekend.

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I went out tonight and managed to pull in 6 eaters and 1 nice walleye around 4lbs. Small period of time where they were just hammering my bait. Water is still dirty, seems to be slowly going down, but lots of water is still dumping into the river. All the eyes were C&R'ed

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Are any of you walleye guys getting into carp still? I'm getting out this weekend and would like to use up my worm supply on some hawgs.

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Are any of you walleye guys getting into carp still? I'm getting out this weekend and would like to use up my worm supply on some hawgs.

You're a carp guy, heh? If you ever want to catch some ocean tuna sized carp, I know of a spot on Minnetonka where they cruise right after ice out......

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Anyone had a chance to get any ice fishing in on the river? I was a little concerned this fall with the high stage and high flows, but if things settled down and we had another cold spell, I would be interested in going out. Water clarity can be pretty darn good and those deep holes can hold some nice eyes and channels.

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crappie carpet

Midcoast...you were obviously fishing from shore? Not boat? just wondering where, not exactly, but what area of the river?

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Don't know what you are talking about laugh

We did put on some miles upstream and downstream of Jordan.

Found 2 hungry shovelnose, that was it.

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How the Belle Plain landing looking? Im guessing the Jordan landing is in good shape?

Le Sueur, St. peter, and Henderson are no good so no landing there. Le Sueur and St. Peter are packed with sand.

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Just took a ride down to the Jordan launch.

1st off, the road is still closed.

2nd, from here on out, it's going to be a krapshoot if you can launch from day to day. Right now, there is about 4-5" of mud/silt, and will only get worse everyday. It's going to be another one of those years, where we are begging for the powers that be to clear the launches out for us. frown

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At the Henderson landing, the parking lot is still under water, and you still wouldnt be able to get under the 19 bridge if you were able to land the boat.

On the positive side of things, Hwy 93 to the south of town was opened back up on Friday, County rd 6 to the north was opened on last Thursday, and Hwy 19 to the east should reopen soon, MNDOT is working on the repairs now, and when they are done, they should open the road, depending on the rain forecast, and river predictions.

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2nd, from here on out, it's going to be a krapshoot if you can launch from day to day. Right now, there is about 4-5" of mud/silt, and will only get worse everyday. It's going to be another one of those years, where we are begging for the powers that be to clear the launches out for us. frown

Hmmmmmm..... Snow plow or Bob Cat??? Wouldn't be the first time, we've had to dig out the elements to gain some access.

I really wish we had a 3000 Gallon water truck... Wait the fire dept. does.. Kidding.

Actually now that I'm thinking about it. We have some dewatering trash pumps. I'll have to see what kind of discharge power they have. That might make for an interesting afternoon to rinse of the launches.

I might need some help if anyone is up for it?

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I went and checked out the landings in St. Peter and Le Sueur yesterday. Not looking good I was standing were the landing is except on about +12' of sand!

Any one know how it is looking in Mankato as far a landing a boat??

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Actually now that I'm thinking about it. We have some dewatering trash pumps. I'll have to see what kind of discharge power they have. That might make for an interesting afternoon to rinse of the launches.

I might need some help if anyone is up for it?

You’re asking a guy that was out in a boat with a generator and an electric chainsaw trying to make a path through some trees. laugh

Spraying water sounds like fun grin

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Anyone know of any usable launches? I want to get out thursday.

Not Yet........... frown

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Even though water temps are getting into the 50's, the water is still rushing very fast, and is very dirty. I plan on taking the canoe out maybe Thursday afternoon to give it a try.

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You can get in at Jordan. But you might need a pair of rubber boots, but it's launchable for sure at least for now.

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I was guessing jordan would be usable. It is usually one of the better ones. I was planning on heading out with riverrat56 and was hoping that something between st peter and henderson would be in decent shape.

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I was guessing jordan would be usable. It is usually one of the better ones. I was planning on heading out with riverrat56 and was hoping that something between st peter and henderson would be in decent shape.

No go anywere form St. Peter to Henderson. I was hoping by the end of the week it would be low enough to get them to start cleaning up the landing in Le Sueur,was gonna start bugging them tommorow, but if it keeps raining like it was a while ago it aint gonna happen.

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I was guessing jordan would be usable. It is usually one of the better ones. I was planning on heading out with riverrat56 and was hoping that something between st peter and henderson would be in decent shape.

nah

leave Nick at home and take me instead. grin It's closer anyways

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I'm guessing Mankato will be a no go for a while. Last time I was down there the whole Land of Memories park was under at least a few feet of water and I'm assuming that park took some serious damage from the flooding.

Seven Mile Creek launch is probably going to be down for a long time as well.

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ill see what i can do at the jordan launch. I could probably borrow a skid. but.... dont know how far id go down into the water... could probably clear some of the mud away so vehicles get some traction..

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