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I was wondering if anyone could recommend a river area that would be open that a person might have a chance to catch some catfish this time of year. One more item, are there any hot crappie reports locally? Thanks

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If you're talking the East Central area, I would consider the St. Croix north of the dam at St. Croix Falls. However, I'm not sure of the ice conditions there. I assume you want open water. There's some deep water (20'+) from the boat access to the dam.

You might be able to find out some current conditions from the bait shop on Hwy 8 in St. Croix Falls. I cannot find their number, and I cannot remember their name. Anyone else know?

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    • Parmer
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    • Cret Jigs
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    • monstermoose78
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    • Wanderer
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    • Sherman
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    • Chetta09
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    • knoppers
      I just got a report from nextdoor that we have 8-10 inches.  
    • Mike89
      that lake is something else!!!
    • Mike89
      you down by the DNR access?  maybe by Joe's marine???  good luck to ya!!!  and it's going to change more too!!