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river report 12/01

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12/01/01 St. Croix River crappie and walleye action is slow. 15”-17” saugers have been on a fair bite in 31 to 35 feet on some deep sand points and breaklines from Hudson to Prescott, key on areas with current flow. Saugers are being caught on jig and minnows, blade baits, and ice jigs. The Prescott area has been better for walleye than the more northern St. Croix. In Prescott eyes are being caught at the base of riprap, and saugers are being taken from 24-30 feet deep on the above-mentioned lures. Mississippi River Pool 4, water temperature 41, stage in Lake City 6.79, flow 14,500. The bite within three miles of the dam has been great and dominated by 17-18” saugers. These fish are biting aggressively in 24-28 feet and hitting jig and minnow on all colors it appears, and on jigs and plastics - the fish are slamming the bait- no subtle taps here. Mississippi river walleye are being caught much shallower than saugers and key rock areas such as rip rap and wing dams are holding fish from 2-9 feet deep. These eyes are being caught on either cast 1/8 oz. jigs or crankbaits or drifted jigs with livebait or plastics. www.croixsippi.com


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