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hunter1down

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hunter1down

Anyone have any luck today with all the wind? No lake names but maybe FOW or structure.

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JimmyJames

Went out with my son this afternoon, caught a bunch a crappies,14-17 fow.

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PSourasinth

Was out on Centerville today from 2-6:15pm with a buddy. From 2-4:30 saw fish on the Marcum, but no takers, but did lose one on the tip-up. Moved about 100 yards away from where we initially were about 250 yards away from the crowds and seemed like we hit the jackpot. We were hitting 8-10" bluegills as fast as we could bring them up. Between the both of us, we limited out in an hour and a half. Plus we threw back about 15. We were fishing in about 10-12 fow. Was using wax worms.

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hunter1down

sounds like a great day for you guys-I must have have picked the wrong lake!

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PSourasinth

It was nice, had a lot of fun. It's really nice when you have days like this. But as you know and as anyone will tell you stay away from the crowds.

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hunter1down

I was well away from crowds-mostly cause I hate when people set up next to me and start up the augers. Never fish next to people-there are always good places where no one is fishin

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PSourasinth

Another thing I normally do is punch more holes than I need, say 6 to 12 holes, sometimes up to 18. That way you can jump from hole to hole if things are slow, and you won't have to worry about spooking the fish because your holes have already been drilled. Then from time to time you can use your flasher to check to see if there is fish within that hole.

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ILLIFIED

9lb walleye! had to change my underwear

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JBMasterAngler

Was on bald eagle and had more fun chasing down garbage in the wind than I did fishing. 3 of the smallest perch I've ever caught in my life!

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hunter1down

were you on Bald Eagle for the fishing contest yesterday?

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JBMasterAngler

No, I was on the SE side of the island. The battery on my vex died after about 2 hours so I packed it in early.

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    • Turk
      Hello. This is a post for those interested in the Bayport area.   Many anglers are waiting for the river to freeze to get after the big river crappie. Right now the Bayport pool is skim iced over. The Bayport area of the St. Croix River is the best and safest place on the river for crappie fishing. The Crappie bite can be very good, but as a whole not the most consistent. Normally the morning bite is be the best though, from a half hour after sun up till 8:30, with an ok bite from 3:00 till sun down.  Techniques that catch crappies: Crappie minnow and bobber on a #6 hook or small jig.  Space out your lines in terms of depth above bottom as these crappies suspend up to 18 feet of the bottom, though four to ten feet above bottom is more common than 18’.  Smaller crappie minnows work better than the larger ones for numbers of caught crappies; minnow heads can be productive on jigs (for anglers actively jigging) instead of a whole minnow when the bite is slow. Crappies always roam the basin; this soft fluffy bottom covers the majority of the Bayport pool, and the majority of the basin is 33 to 36 fow.  Also the shallower basin (the north part of the pool) in 26 to 30 feet can also be productive.  Without a doubt these crappie roam and a mobile angler does better.  Walleye and sauger catches remain inconsistent traditionally, and a few being taken constitutes a good day (15” minimum size for walleye), Jigging Rap’s are a best bet to tangle with river walleyes and saug dogs (glow green tiger, clown, and rainbow trout colors in sizes W3, W5, and W7) either tipped with a minnow head or plain.  White bass are a bonus and very good out of the ice-cold water the top loin is white meat and good eating. Avoid the meat.  Trucks will eventually drive on the ice, but it is a river folks!  Please be aware that there is open water on the river. Because of currents, I would not drive within a mile of the train bridge (swing bridge) near Hudson or the New Stillwater bridge.  The NSP plant also has a warm water discharge.  The Malileau Dam also flows into the Bayport pool. Learn the river in the day and stay on the beaten path until you are experienced enough. Keep Catchin’ Turk
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