• RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
Kevin Turner

Big boat and Upper Miss

Recommended Posts

Kevin Turner

Snagger, There are several impounded waters that have good smallie fishing. One of the best is just up from the Little Falls dam.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mark Christianson

Well if Coon Rapids/Anoka is Upper Miss, then that is a very safe for large boats.
Just dont go west of the Anoka Champlin bridge. Everything East to the dam is VERY safe.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tour. Pro 175

The river S. of Little Falls is a very good stretch as well.

Good Fishing!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Royce Aardahl

North of the papermill at Sartell on the east side is a nice access too. Plenty deep for quite a few miles. I havn't fished up there yet this year but I know there are plenty smallies around. Having so much fun below the dam I havn't got up there yet. Gotta do that one of these days.

[This message has been edited by eyeguy54 (edited 07-23-2003).]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
snagger

I have a 17' Lund with a 90 HP Merc. I was wondering where I could use it on the Upper Miss. for some small mouth fishing. Any suggestions? I've been in the Clearwater area with a small boat, and there was no way my big boat would have made it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
snagger

Thanks for the info. I live in the Metro, so the area above the Coon Rapids dam would be the easiest to get to. Does that stretch have some good fishing? If so, should I use the typical tecniques (topwater, tubes, cranks)? How is the pleasure boat traffic?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mark Christianson

Coon Rapids/Anoka can be very good. I have not been on the river this year yet, so I have no reports to give.
I can say, in years past I have spent many hours on the river.
Mainly though, we go west of the Anoka/Champlin bridge, and fish in the Dayton area. And the only reason I ever ventured that way is because a good friend of mine grew up on the river. I would suggest not going up there unless you have don't mind motor repairs. Chances are it may be ok with the waters up, but be careful.
Pleasure boaters can be in high numbers from the bridge down to the dam, but they mainly stay in the middle of the river, and you will be fishing the shorelines. The few times I have targeted the waters down there, we trolled crank baits along the shore where possible, and casted up around trees and small eddies. Crawdad Rattlin Raps did us good once down there on the Coon Rapids side of the river. Like I say, we mainly head west though. Good luck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ATM

snagger, If you lauch at coon rapids cast rapalas to the bridge pilings at champlin and fish the mouth of the rum river for walleye and smallies, also white tube jig for smallies on the banks, i grew up in coon rapids and have caught some amazing fish there. Also if you fall fish, use large cranks or bucktails at any falldowns for large pike. Adam

[This message has been edited by ATM (edited 07-26-2003).]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • pikeandchester
      Drove by Elysian on my way home this afternoon. Shoreline didn’t appear to be pulling away, view from the highway for what it’s worth. 
    • pikeandchester
      Got the property surveyed today. Originally plotted back in 1968 and sure enough there where metal pipes marking 3 of the corners but who knows how long it would have taken me to find them. They placed a monument on the missing corner. Hopefully this warm weather sticks around, need to remove some trees and get the wheel house moved in. Thanks everyone for your responses!
    • leech~~
      Was out on the lake today. Easy 24-26" inches of hard ice yet.
    • pikeandchester
      Drove around the entire lake today. From the road it looks like the warm weather has melted most of the snow. Only saw about a half dozen people fishing. Ice isn’t pulling away from shore yet. Stopped at the Borden access and walked out a bit, kicked myself for not bringing the fishing equipment, easy travel out there. 
    • eyeguy 54
      interesting day fishing on 30 inches and 60 degrees out   no monsters but got a very round hybrid and some rock bass with neat eyes. 
    • Alex wilhelmi
      Tomorrow I'll post a fish pic. I hope.
    • Alex wilhelmi
      Plastic PC is 3/4 x2 x3.5. Drilled shallow holes on the transom side for the adhesive to cling to. Pretty solid. Time will tell
    • Alex wilhelmi
    • Tom Sawyer
      No shutoff needed. Take a photo of how you mounted your transducer Alex.
    • Alex wilhelmi
      Actually when I store the boat I take the unit off as well. Is it ok to have the power line just hanging out? Do I need a shut off switch?