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rustyni77

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rustyni77

Hi guys I'm new to St. Cloud area. I have a 18 ft Lund Fisherman and am looking for fishing partner, I usually like to go out during the week. If anyone is interested let me know.

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Rick G

Welcome to HSO and the St Cloud area in general rustyni77 smile There are plenty of folks in the area looking for a guy with a boat to fish withgrin Give it a little time and some of them will find you.

Until then , if there is any info you need don't be afraid to ask, this is what we are here for wink

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rustyni77

Thanks Rick... what lakes in st. cloud area for walleyes? i have made my way out to the alexandria area a few times, but its an hour drive.

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Rick G

Clearwater is good, but sometimes they can be tough to find. Koronis, Big Birch ,Cedar Island and Horseshoe are some of my favorites. Don't overlook the River either. Above the Sartell dam has a good population and is boat friendly.

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perry p

Great post!

I can't as of yet, call myself an expert, so the list Rick mentioned sounds interesting. I think Koronis is tough to "dial in", unless you fish it a lot. Clearwater holds my interest, however, I think it's busier than Minnetonka. Rice is my personal favorite in the St. Cloud area. I would fish that lake often, but like Rusty, it's a little over an hour for me. I'm more into bass, but I do catch walleyes by "accident".

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rustyni77

Never been much of a river guy...is trolling cranks the best in the river or live bait approach?

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Rick G

It all depends on the day, or more so what the river flow is doing as to what presentation will work best. Most days getting the cranks wet will produce fish, but day in and day out a jig and minnow will put more numbers in the boat than anything else imo.

Sept, Oct and Nov full moon phases are the exception to this. Crank baits are pretty much all I will use for a few days either side of the big moon wink

The good thing about the river is, on the days when the walleyes won't go the smallie bite is usually pretty good.

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Borch

Few few additional lakes that can be good close to St Cloud are Grand and Pearl. My personal favorites are Koronis and Rice but the others mentioned can be awsome at times as well. There river sections of the chain are excellent choices and don't see a lot of pressure in the fall.

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