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North or South of the 94 Bridge?

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Just a poll to see where the readers of this forum normally fish. I have recently started to fish the river and have found South of the 94 bridge productive for walleye and sauger. Have not ventured North of Stillwater but plan to in the next couple of weeks.

Good luck on the River...I fish out of a Crestliner 1600 Fishhawk with a 40 hp and 99% of the time wear a Packer hat. Say hello if you see me.

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crappie getter

Live_Bait,

I usually fish from Prescott up to the Afton area. I ice fish around Bayport. Any questions fire away!?

crappie getter,

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I have had more luck fishing for walleye north of the bridge in the spring. Didn't fish the river as much as I wanted to this summer.

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Ice Fishing on the St. Croix? Hmmn.. something I would never do.. after all.. hit a patch of fast moving current where the ice is thin and BAM! Fall through and get sucked under the ice. Not a pleasent thought. I just wonder how many trucks are sitting on the bottom of the St. Croix... I would never trust river ice, unless it was a Resivor or backwaters area; never on the main river.

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After you see the shortcut road crossing the river and pull up your auger blade to find you are over 19 inches of ice, it settles you down a little bit, heh... Some years, I'm a little unsure, but when the right winter hits, everything is good.

Rule number 1: When ice fishing, never EVER assume the ice is thick enough. Check, check and check some more...

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Ozzy169

Do people really drive on the Croix in winter? I fish the Minnesota in the winter and would never dream of even driving a 4 wheeler on the ice!! There are spots where the ice is 24 inches thick and 20 yards away it's open water.

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ozzy,

Yes there are certain areas you can drive but you have to be very carefull!!! Ice is never safe even on lakes. Alot of times your better off walking on the rivers (or 4-wheelers). Makes things a little more on the mind!!

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I spend more time out there in the winter than I do the summer. I find the ice out there to be more consistent than most of the local lakes. I was once told that the river ice is actually better because the current sweeps away the air pockets under the ice that normally get trapped on lakes. I agree you need to know where you are going, but I trust it more than lake ice. fro some reason the ice seems to be thicker than the local lakes too. I cannot explain that. Hope to see some of you out there this winter.

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