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Fishing piers and park fishing 169 to Monticello?


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Hello, first - thanks for all the great info I've dug through in this forum. I'm new to the North Mississippi area and see there are some parks and piers in my area.

I'd like to try from Monticello down to 169 or so from shore this spring and summer. (Dayton/Ramsey border) I'd like to catch (and release) some bass, pike, walleye but will be happy with anything I can get from shore. Just looking for a quiet area to relax and fish where there's at least a chance of catching something. Is this area worth a try or should I head to Pool 2, etc? Thank you

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EpGrand12

Go after some roughfish!!! The carp are bulking up before they start spawning heavily and they have been pretty consistent all along that stretch the last few days. I've also been hooking into some White Suckers too that are a pretty good size. Last i checked the water temp for the Mississippi in St. Paul was 44.0 degrees F. That is on the lower end of what Redhorses like to in order to start spawning but, hopefully i can hook into a few shortheads this coming weekend. i feel Most people are waiting for the conditions to become better on pool 2 for the walleyes to concentrate closer to the dam. Hell with that, throw out a worm or some corn and catch some roughfish. It's a fun surprise every time you have a fish on roughfishing like this, this time of year because you can literally hit 10+ species in a day once the temp picks up a little more!!! 

GOOD LUCK ON THE WATER!!

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trappingaddiction

What have you been getting them on? I normally use crawlers but I am assuming there isn't any around in the bait shops yet.

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EpGrand12

Have you been to a bait shop recently? I went last night to pick up some for the weekend and took a picture. Nightcrawlers and Red rowms are widely available so go get some roughfish!! its a hella a time!!

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eyeguy 54

welcome to FM guys. have fun catching and post some pics :)

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JeremyCampbell
20 minutes ago, EpGrand12 said:

Have you been to a bait shop recently? I went last night to pick up some for the weekend and took a picture. Nightcrawlers and Red rowms are widely available so go get some roughfish!! its a hella a time!!

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Im jealous, looked around yesterday didn't find any crawlers by me.Still have a handful of places to call yet.You guys are so lucky.Have fun..catch some and let us know how you did.:)

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trappingaddiction
33 minutes ago, EpGrand12 said:

Have you been to a bait shop recently? I went last night to pick up some for the weekend and took a picture. Nightcrawlers and Red rowms are widely available so go get some roughfish!! its a hella a time!!

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Yes I've been to a couple shops around my area with no luck. I will have to try a few more.

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JeremyCampbell

Ok found some but not sharing where lmao:P

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