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st. louis river crappies

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any reports on the crappies? have 2 sons that like to go ice fish but don't have the paitience to make a day of it yet.so it's close to home west duluth. of course i know the routine here so I don't expect alot of secret spots but a decent area or 2 to go and have some fun and catch some fish with the boyz would be appreciated. if ya don't want it public feel free to pm me.

Darrin

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Northlander

Try the point right off Spirit Lake Marina. I have caught crappies there. Otherwise in the marina by the docks will hold them at times.

Otherwise the cheesey side bays hold them. Pokey, Kimballs, Little Kimbals etc. They all have crappies and gills but its a tuff find most of the time.

The guys who know the river crappies well are even more tight lipped than the Muskie and walleye guys.

I dont blame them. When you find them they can be huge!

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Poacher's pariah

If you cross the bay into Pokegama, Kilner, or Kimball's bays, be sure you have a Wisconsin license. The river is open to license holders from both states but the back-bays fall under their respective State's jurisdictions.

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longcaster

I'm pretty sure that all of those bays fall under the boarder waters and can be fished with a MN license.

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outdoor ran

Back bays are boundary waters now too. They changed that a few years ago.

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Northlander

As far as I have been told by the DNR several times you can fish the whole system with either license as long as its your residents license. Meaning that a MN. res cant use a Wi. license or vise versa.

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Poacher's pariah

My bad. I had a friend from Duluth get pinched fishing Kilner several years ago.

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