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River Pro Boats...Truly Unbelievable!!

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I had the privilege of spending Saturday on the water with Dennis Steele, a river guide for the metro area of the Mississippi and the Minnesota River.
Dennis contacted me and was curious as to the fishing here on the Mississippi in St Cloud. I told him that because of the river characteristics I have only been able to fish a small stretch from the dam near the college to just below the rapids near the hospital.
We decided to go exploring and see what the River Pro Boat could do.
Now some of you might be familiar with what the rapids look like in Sauk Rapids. On a normal year, they look intimidating enough, but with the low water, they look almost impassable.
As we approached the first set, I was thinking to myself that we were certainly going to hit a rock or two and probably three. Not the case at all. The River pro skimmed over the rapids without even touching a single chunk of the jagged granite boulders. We continued upstream, going over riffles covered only by a half a foot of water or less, shallows that certainly would not permit a prop boat to travel through and maneuvered with ease around protruding boulders the size of small cars.
After a successful day of fishing, we headed back down once again with ease and without incident.
If I did not like fishing lakes so much I'd sell my Crestliner and buy a River Pro. A must for any serious river fisherperson!

Gull Guide Service
Brainerd-Mille Lacs-Willmar
N.P.A.A. # 841

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    • phishslayer
      Anyone know how the lakes are doing in the Madison Lake area? Still fishable? Ice pulling away from shore yet?
    • biff
      The big storm last weekend blew a lot of ice into shore around the park point area...the south pier was closed again and there is ice piled up around the pier...not good for the coho fishing off the pier and not good for the smelting off the point. At least the weather is going to be in the 50's for awhile it looks like.
    • IceHawk
      Heard about these. Have done the cheeks but this ill have to try. 
    • Duffman
      While ice fishing on Caribou, I was gobsmacked that I could see my jig over thirty feet deep when peering down the hole.
    • leech~~
      Funny and it worked.  Say, how did you get out without Mommy and the kids? 
    • leech~~
      Welcome, Better Then Work!   Hope you and your Dad hit it hard up there, time with family is what life is all about. Make sure to post a report in the Rainy Lake thread. We want to see pictures too!  
    • mrpike1973
      Went up this morning. Taking the boat out in the morning on the 22 access I wont get out to far but it can be great for cats where the ice is.  lots of dead matter etc. we will see.
    • IceHawk
      Snow is definitely going down things are looking up! B season should be really good saw 3 strutter Toms this afternoon comeing home from fishing. 
    • IceHawk
      My opinion no. Nest maybe but time will tell. 
    • IceHawk
      Don I'm surprised as how much the river sections are opening up. Checked from the 71 bridge towards Cold Spring and there's actually a bunch of open sections. Noticed the honey hole area, in the rivers mouth entering cedar island is really going quick also. Definitely looking better for a possible ice out on the lakes on the chain. Time will tell