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LukasH

yeah those were from the past couple weeks. Been catching all of our fish in the same spot little ways up river. We tried it the other night and the water was way up. Caught 27, 22, and a 10. Couple 3 lbers but nothing huge.

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JeremyCampbell

Alagnak, good deal you got me on that.I didn't even look where they were standing crazy

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CarpinMNRiver

River is high, fast and muddy. I wouldn't even waste your time.

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SalmonSlayer

River is high, fast and muddy. I wouldn't even waste your time.

What do you put the odds at for it being fishable by Friday night?

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CarpinMNRiver

I wouldn't even waste your time. It needs a solid week and even after that it has been terrible. I would go to the Crow River by Dayton. Hot bite right now.

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Alagnak

River is high, fast and muddy. I wouldn't even waste your time.

"I think this is his way of trying to keep others out of this area. this area is actually nice there is a camp ground right in Shakopee that has tent camps sites right on the river. A lot of people that stay there will bring there boat and put in at the access by the 101 bridge and head down river to the campground and tie off by there camp site. I have been on this section and unless something has changed since I was last there, I wouldn't call it dangerous. It can get interesting in the spring when parts of big trees come floating down but by now things should be settled down. you might get the occasional floater every now and then but that can happen on any section of any river. just keep a eye out for things floating down river and you will be fine."

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DTro

I should have taken a few pictures of the multiple 50ft cottonwoods barreling downstream last night...

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JackPineGuy

flood stage wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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tj417

Amazing amount of debris coming down the river right now. Full sized trees and other wood all over the place.

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akoonjb

What part of the river?

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PurpleFloyd

Its out of the banks between Kato and St

Pete.

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Scott K

What part of the river?

Well I know there is all over my area

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akoonjb

anybody been down by carver lately? I was there 2 weeks ago and the water was in the boat launch parking lot in shakoppee off of 41. thinking of goin friday. has any one checked the levels?

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LukasH

Haven't been out in awhile! Probably going to try tonight and ill let ya know how I do, heading out of the mankato area

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JackPineGuy

Shes dropin fast. the bit will be done soon, carver area is usually better when the water is way up in the lot tho.... fished today and it was pop pop pop pop pop for 5 cast. 5 nice slobs 1 of which was a sauger. nothin for the next hour, so i was outski. only kept 2 fish cuz they were all over 20 minus the sauger which was about 18.

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Da Biggin

Looking to do some shore fishing on the river tonight after work. I live in St. Paul and was thinking about fishing by the Ford Dam. Is this a good idea? I'm not looking to keep anything just to get away for a little while but wanted to go somewhere worthwhile.

Can you suggest any baits/set-ups that would work? Any information would help really as I have very little experience fishing the river.

Heck! While Im at it... If anyone would like to come with me please do! PM if you'd like or email me directly. [email protected]

Thanks in advance for all of your help. Good fishing!

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masoct3

Are you close enough to walk there, or do you drive there? Where can someone park around Hidden Falls since it closes at 10pm?

Thannk you!

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clayton08

Hit the river this evening had 5 swing and misses and landed 3 biggest was 29by18. Ended up running out of bullheads before dark so kinda sucked had action right away was a blast. full-29588-35180-1073115_102007225518443

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Gordie

We got four flats and four channels last night. The biggest flat was 35x22 and she was really beat up These fish were caught in 20 plus fow on creek chubs. The channels were 28.5,30,31 and a 30 inch class fish boat side released.

Caught them on cut bait and found them on the inside current seams 6-10 fow.

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clayton08

Nice job Gordie. I got the fever Ill be hitting her up again this evening.

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dan z

2 runs last night fished outside bends

15-22' water was a balmy 82°

Wishing i had a a chub spot, bullies arnt doing it for me.

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BrandonN

How do you get into the King of the cats contest?

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TruthWalleyes

Google search KOTC.

Read the rules, anyone can join. Good luck.

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NKLCOLT1911

went out friday other than the brief rain it was a perfect night for fishing, all i managed was a couple med sized channels on some cut drum, bait chucked right out in the middle of the river and let the current settle it in, boat mate also caught a small mouth buffalo that was trying to hit a live bully.

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    • JBMasterAngler
      Trout/Wabana were really nice lakes, the one and only time I got to fish them 2 years ago. Would love to make it back up there some day. Too many places, too little time!
    • Rick
      Thank you for the report.
    • Wanderer
      I’ve never just canoed the river so I guess I can’t really debate that time estimate.  It’s always been a float/fish trip but casting only, not stopping to really work a deeper hole or anything.   I used to live on the river along that stretch.  About midway between Isanti and St. Francis.
    • Kettle
      Cambridge to St Francis is definitely a long float, Isanti to St Francis not fishing just canoeing takes me about 5-6 hours. If your going solo check out the central park in Andover. You can float solo for about 3 hours and you end up within a 5 minute walk of your vehicle since it twists and turns so much in that stretch. I have not caught many walleye that far south but definitely will get a bass or two 
    • Tominator692
      My soft water season ended Saturday. Landed the boat and need to give it some TLC. I fished everyday in October and boated 304 walleye. Primarily fished my 5 favorite fall spots. Strictly used a jig/minnow.  Lots of nice stuff with a fair amount of smaller fish. To be clear I am a catch and release guy. I probably kept 8 fish. This is a picture of a nice one from my last day out..
    • Wanderer
      We got one gadwall yesterday.  Today duck motivation is low.  Clear sky and zero wind right now.  Going back to bed for a couple hours and then off looking for roosters or grouse.  Whatever works.
    • JerkinLips
      Fished Thursday-Saturday this week and caught only 12 walleyes in 2½ days, half as many as I caught two weeks ago.  Fishing was quite slow for me, and the walleyes were biting very light.  At least this week there were some decent meal size fish as only 2 were dinks along with 3 slot fish.  Caught another 26" walleye pictured, and this one weighed 5#-11oz, 1oz more than the one I caught two weeks ago.  Maybe it was the same fish and added another ounce.  Weather was nice today and it brought out a lot of boats as shown in the second photo.  Fishing wasn't good enough to deal with this crowd so I quit early.  Good luck fishing, and enjoy the fall.
    • monstermoose78
      Had one of those days where I swear those ducks had bullet proof vests on!! Finn laid down after a bit and well my dad sucks!!
    • Wanderer
      Floating those sections of the Rum will take you much longer than you’ll originally think it will.  Be aware of that when you plan your trip.  I’m assuming the water is high right now as most rivers in MN are, so it could go a little quicker.   For example, Isanti to St. Francis will be like 10 hours without slowing down much to fish.  Figure about 1 river mile per hour to be a steady pace for a fishing trip.
    • gunner55
      🤔 He wanted to teach Toto how to catch fish too?