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BrandonN

Cool thanks guys. I'll read it once I get home tonight

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rbs

Gordie are you fishing the derby this weekend?

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Gordie

Gordie are you fishing the derby this weekend?

I wish I could RBS. I have to study for finals and then its Vacation time.

A friend of mine that usually fishes with me is going to be there.

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rbs

I will fish it and have a beer for you then...bummer you can't come down tho!

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Gordie

I will fish it and have a beer for you then...bummer you can't come down tho!

Have two. laugh

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JackPineGuy

good lord the shako acsess was packed this weekend

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Gordie

good lord the shako acsess was packed this weekend

So was Jordan access..

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DARK30

Its not exactly the place to "get away" anymore. Should be a little better when it gets cold.

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JackPineGuy

ya untill about 5 yeras ago the river was about the best palce ta avoid the crowns on a saterday. now its quite the oppsite since that guy moved down form bemidji or whatever

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JackPineGuy

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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theres a perf eater to bad its from the rivski

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Nabl1418

Anyone been fishing the Minnesota river by Mankato in the last week or so? I was thinking about heading up there this weekend for a night of bank fishing. I was wondering what the river level is right now. Is it low? Would it be worth trying for a night?

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ec30_06

It is really low right now

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aanderud

Anyone been fishing the Minnesota river by Mankato in the last week or so? I was thinking about heading up there this weekend for a night of bank fishing. I was wondering what the river level is right now. Is it low? Would it be worth trying for a night?

For water level, you can always use the USGS sites (well, unless the sequestration shuts them down anyway)...

http://waterdata.usgs.gov/mn/nwis/rt

Invaluable tool for those who use the river and want to know if any particular stretch is fishable with their boat.

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Scott K

It has reached last years lows, so yes, it is very low.

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TruthWalleyes

I drove by it last thursday and noticed it had dropped a whole lot since the last time i saw it.

Be careful at the land of memories access. It drops off at the end when water is this low and your trailer frame will drop down to the cement when your tires go off the edge...Been there, done that. FYI.

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Nabl1418

Ok. Thanks for the info guys. I'm a couple hours from Mankato so I wanted to know before I came. I think I'll head the other direction this weekend and go to the Missouri River for a night of bank fishing instead. Probly head to Mankato next spring for a night. Thanks for the information.

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JackPineGuy

the minnesota river shes a goin dry

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Alagnak

the minnesota river shes a goin dry

IDK JackPine- it just came up the last few weeks to a nice little flow. A LOT more flow than last year at this time.

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DTro

Walleyes have dried up too....

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JackPineGuy

there not bittin or what?

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JackPineGuy

ok i dident realize it came up a lil. i havent fished the river in the fall for quite a few years. use ta get tons of nice fish in the fall but have been side tracked with muskies and hunting now as an adult. years ago i fished the river over just about anywhere in the state and did awsome in the fall. now i usually just hit highwater in the spring and sometimes fish it over the summer. i see you guys still get lots of biggens down there in the fall which is great ta see. to be honest i prefer 15 or 16 inchers in the river nowdays or saugers of similar size for eatin. most guys realese the big guys now days which is awsome. when i was a kid every body around was eating big slabs oughta the river. i rember back in the early 60s the ol man ustta keep 8 or 9lbers oughta there. looking back it seems kinda odd.

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Alagnak

i rember back in the early 60s the ol man ustta keep 8 or 9lbers oughta there. looking back it seems kinda odd.

With the condition of the water back in the day this explains a lot. LOL

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JackPineGuy

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harvey lee

For anyone who has been on the Mn river, what have you found for water temps?

Thanks

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RuddyDuck

What are the water levels like from Mankato up past the New Ulm area? When I was in NU in April it was pretty low for that time of year, just wondering if it came up a bit with the rains. Thanks.

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