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jb426

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jb426

Will be closing on a house on the mississppi just west of the monticello bridge a couple of miles in November. Just wondering about the fishing. Depth, spieces any info i can get.

Also,any chance of using my 16 foot deepv.

One more thing, there is no access to the river as of now. Any ideas on a proper access and dock ideas would be great. Thanks!

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misterj1954

Welcome to the river. I am downstream from the Monti bridge a mile or so. Re the river access....are you on the Wright County or Sherburne County side? It seems as if each county has different regulations (or enforcement of the regs) that may determine what you can do on the shoreline. It may be wise to do some checking before you invest in any development of the shoreline. Check with your neighbors up and down the river to see if they have docks or not. From personal experience I can say fluctuating water levels can make a dock a bit of a challenge. Spring and early summers water levels should allow you to operate your 16' V hull if you are CAUTIOUS. Summer and fall....probably not unless you have a good prop repairman. The river in your section is truly a multi species fishery, and it is more a matter of what you choose to target vs what is available. You should have a great time exploring.

smirk

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jb426

Im on the wright county side, by the cemetery. i have a call into wright co. engineers to see what I can do. I'm hoping to make some sort of dock that can be taken out and put in very easy. Ive got abouta 12 foot bank that i'm going to have to fight with.

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jb426

I think i'll just invest in a jon boat and 15hp outboard, leave the deep v for the lakes, if I ever go to a lake again!

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misterj1954

Did you buy the red/rust colored house with the gazebo in the yard?

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jb426

Yep

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misterj1954

Shoot me a pm after you move in. I can take you out in the RiverPro and give you a little intro to the area. May save you some damage to your outboard.

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jb426

Won't b closing till 11/7. Is that to late

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eyeguy 54

never too late for misterj! he is a river rat 12 months of the year. grin

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misterj1954

never too late for misterj! he is a river rat 12 months of the year. grin

cool Love the frosty mornings!

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MSRiverdog

misterj will do you right but I'm not sure unless they have a history of a dock and some landscaping there you'll be able to do much at the water. In any case welcome to the river neighbor, sorta. cry

I'm thinking about selling my Alumacraft 1650AWCC 50/35 jet but I would have to get it from here to there if you're interested. My life here on the east coast dictates I'll most likely never use it again. crycrycryfrown

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eyeguy 54

I can store it for you for a couple years dog... grin

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MSRiverdog

EBass, your answer is a couple post up in this thread. Sites email won't let me send, I've reached my 5

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Tate

I'm also right down stream from ya. Check out www.ez-dock.com/products/ they float up and down with the water levels. I have 12ft poles on mine. Last year I installed the boat port which acts like a boat lift. I'm learning something new everyday!!! Let me know if I can help.

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jb426

How did you attach the dock to the riverbank? Did you you have to put in a platform. I heard we are not allowed to attach or mess with the bank at all

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jb426

Now that is a nice set up. I found a cheap dock that will work for now. The nice dock will have to wait till next year. There is no access down to the river, so that is first on the list and pretty expensive. I've got a 20' bank I need to figure out a way to make an access that will make everybody happy.

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