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MRWALLEYE2005

Is there any place on the Root or other rivers that is still open and can be fished from shore this time of year?

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CrappieJohn

During the winter months the ice conditions pretty much dictate what can be fished and the ice, of course , is governed by the weather. Right now I'dhave to say that fishing stream/rivers is pretty well shot in the kiester until we get a string of 30 degree days again. Like about ten of them.

Try the ice fishing and if that doesn't get it for you, buy all the current fishing magazines and read up on what you're missing. lol I know I'd rather be doing the open water, but there's not much around right now.

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Jim W

Mr.Walleye,

If you know the river (I'll assume you do if ya want to fish it in January!lol)there are some areas that tend to stay ice free through out the winter. If you take a moment to reflect your open water memory bank, spots and deeper runs that have solid current before and after could be fished now. (I can think of at least a couple)They might not be the best for certain species like walleye and sauger because of their shallower depths..3-4 feet, but worth a go. I wouldn't recommend it this weekend. You get wet out there this weekend, you'll turn solid in a hurry! THere are some select areas that actually could be ice fished if with a partner, spud bar safetey gear, rope etc. etc etc.

A nice weekend for a drive. Take a drive and plan your attack for when the temps get above 20.

Jim

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MRWALLEYE2005

Way too cold to go this weekend. What are some places to fish around the Chatfield - Rochester area that are good for Walleyes and Crappies? Is that Foster Arends mostly trout?

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CrappieJohn

Foster is primarily trout....some small crappies and a few bass. Dink perch too. Lake Zumbro has crappies, northern, muskie, the basses, catfish.....and they are driving on the lower lake from the dam down to where the best fishing is.

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