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Bodyman

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Hey Turk, when does(if ever) the StCroix slow down as far as boat traffic? I'm hoping sometime before freeze up. Got a boat this year and am looking forward to getting to know the river in my back yard a little better. I'm hoping after labor day. What's the norm for fall fishing? Lots of traffic or can I look forward to some peaceful fishing trips comming up? You should know better than just about anyone seeing this has been your back yard for how long?
Good Fishing.

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Turk

Bodyman! ahh peace and quiet...slowly but surely it slows down, the last half of october feels like your the last man standing at the party but no ones there throwing you out!!! Novemeber is barren but prime for pre ice fishing...

Expect good things in the fall in terms of big walleyes and great numbers. The catch is duck season, roosters, and the mighty white tail, time time time. but it's well worth the trips out. Lower St. croix proven techniques are similar to spring fishing and the places (structure)are very close. ( slightly deeper though hard bottoms 18 to 30 feet points and other prime structural spots.)

Good luck I'm looking forward to Icing with you this season.

Keep catchin'
Turk

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Turk, I don't bow hunt anymore. Atleast I haven't for awhile. As for ducks I gave them up years ago. About the time steel shot came around. Small game some with my boy. The older he gets the more we'll do as far as hunting again. I would like to concentrate on fishing this fall as much as I can before freeze up. And yes we'll have to hook up this winter,looking forward to it.
Good fishing.

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