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Lake crappies and river crappies are different Beasts. You won't get fast and ferious on the river very often, but you get some quality. I would say you had a decent day out ther.

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Fished the River twice this past weekend and targeted panfish in the 4-20' depths.  The areas I found most productive had a couple things in common, rock rubble, current breaks causing a deflection of

Was nice to hear that the Croix upstream of Stillwater was pretty much normal level, so I fished out of Osceola yesterday. Was an absolute beautiful day to be out! Didn’t get as hot as expected, nice

Fished the Hudson area yesterday morning solo from 6:00 am to around noon.  Total of 8 walleyes and sauger between 12 and 16 inches.  No other species caught.  2 were above 15 inches.  All on troll-to

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I went out yesterday morning from 6:30-9:30 and picked up 3 crappies using green and red glows. still really slow hopefully once it warms up it will pick up.

any one catching any walleyes?

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Where do you fish down there catch 22

bayport.

The best advice has already been given by a lot of you. Stay away from the crowd (crappie village), and move if your not marking anything. I was alone for a while marking fish constantly, had 4 then a few guys came close, started the augers drillin' and my marcum went blank for a while. when they left things got better and I got 5 in a little over an hour. But a lot of down time in between. Patience is a virtue on the river.

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Originally Posted By: Jordyn Kaufer
Where do you fish down there catch 22

bayport.

The best advice has already been given by a lot of you. Stay away from the crowd (crappie village), and move if your not marking anything. I was alone for a while marking fish constantly, had 4 then a few guys came close, started the augers drillin' and my marcum went blank for a while. when they left things got better and I got 5 in a little over an hour. But a lot of down time in between. Patience is a virtue on the river.

That's so true. I sat in the same spot the other day for about 3 hours but had the best action that I have had all year.

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All i read about is the bayport Hudson area. I was wondering if anyone fishes the river up around the Osceola area. I know the current is stronger up here. Back bays?

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All i read about is the bayport Hudson area. I was wondering if anyone fishes the river up around the Osceola area. I know the current is stronger up here. Back bays?

The other day when I was on my way to Wild Mountain I saw a portable out on the St. Croix Falls side of the river North of the dam. I have never tried that far up before.

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DaveZman14q

Ive been marking all sorts of fish but cant get them to bite waxies or minnows. maybe i need smaller minnows anyone else running into this problem?

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Nice to hear that people are starting to catch some fish out there. The last time I fished there was probably the end of December and didn't do too well. All I remeber was lookers, lookers, and more lookers. Maybe hafta give it a shot this weekend.

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Was out there Sat with the warm weather. Could not believe the action we had. The wife ended up pulling in 3, the biggest was over 15, smallest we got was 12inches. In Total we brought home was 6, but we missed at least 10 more. All came in a span of 1 hour. We couldnt get our bait down fast enough. Good times!

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This is about the time it started to really pick up last year. Glad you had a good day, lets hope for many more.

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Buck_Hunter04

Out tonite, lots of lookers no takers. In about 35 fow. Oh well I'll hiter again tomorrow.

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Thanks for the offer Croixflats. I won't be making it out until Monday at the earliest. Too much on my desk to take care of! Can't wait to get back out.

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outdoor discusions,Clean ups and agendas is the forum your looking for.

From a democrat who wants you to keep your gun. grin

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Caught 11 craps on 2/2, kept 8 between 10-12. I missed way too many, light hits plus at least 4 got off on the way up. I was reeling slow in case of smaller fish. I don't use bobbers as most of these fish spit the bait out quick. I hit them as soon as I see marginal rod bend (I use noodle rods - no spring bobber). Hooks were sharp, angler NOT. It really died about noon, marked fish constantly, but they got real finicky. Seems like there's no constant. I had a decent bite from 13:30-14:30 the week before, nothing this week. Morning is usually the best as others have mentioned.

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Going out this evening. Haven't decided yet if I want to go after walleye or crappie yet. Had some good action on 2/2 with crappie. Caught them on everything from gold diamong jigs to buckshot spoons tipped with a tail. Has anyone had any luck with eyes or sauger lately?

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Went out last night and tonite pretty slow last nite, lots of lookers and only one taker. Tonite was a different story. Pretty aggressive fish after dark. But, they bit very light. If you didn't hit them right away on the bobber they were gone. even hit a jigging spoon really light. I got that feeling its gonna be good over the next couple of days. So get out their and fish!!!

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Went out last night. Manage to catch only 2 crappies (10 inchers) from 7pm until 11pm.. Alot if lookers but no takers. Patience is the key every couple of hours you'll get a taker but they bit so light that you'll have to consistently monitor your pole. Anyways it was just nice weather to be out last night..

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First time ever out there this afternoon and did pretty much as well as everyone else has been writing about. A lot of lookers but not too many takers. Did end up with 5 between 9-12". I was in about 35 FOW. I changed baits and jigs a lot and the best seemed to be a Swedish pimple with a minnow head. Any other advise that I should try out here? Thanks

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It looks as you have the patients covered grin and the switching presantations covered. Now you just have to figure out when they bite, let us know if you figure that one out because thats a stumper.

Good work out there in that dead sea witch we no can treat us so well at times.

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First time ever out there this afternoon and did pretty much as well as everyone else has been writing about. A lot of lookers but not too many takers. Did end up with 5 between 9-12". I was in about 35 FOW. I changed baits and jigs a lot and the best seemed to be a Swedish pimple with a minnow head. Any other advise that I should try out here? Thanks

Welcome llee.

Sounds like you should be the one giving the advice. grin That's as good a report as we've had in a while. I was out twice this weekend and only ended up with 2 both times.

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I'm not sure where the crappies are during the day, but the sonar sure gets colorful between 3 and 6 pm. Managed four crappies last night, with a smaller walleye mixed in.

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Still slow, lookers of course. 1 small walleye today that's it.

Did come across a pile of fish carcass on the ice mad. Had maybe 6 crappies and 2 12" walleye filleted in the pile. mad

WHAT ARE THESE PEOPLE THINKING.

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I went out yesterday and caught 2 crappies and 2 saugers from 7:00-8:00 in the morning. Then came back and fished from 2:30-5:00 and caught another 8 and threw 3 small ones back.

so far the best Ive done this year.

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