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Help, Kids that want to catch ANYTHING


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I will be taking two young boys out fishing tomorrow morning, if the weather permits, and I was thinking about going to the St. Croix. These kids don't care what they catch so if anyone could give me a heads up where to go and what to use to catch anything (sheeps head, bass, whatever) that would be great. I figured we would put in at the free boat launch north of Stillwater.


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Jig and nightcrawler does great for anything. It helps if you have those stinger hooks also to increase hooking percentage, if not a Jig and half crawler will do great also. The sheepys love the crawler. Jig and minnow can works good for white bass/walleye for me jigging in shallower(4-8ft)

I focused on around 12-20ft with the crawlers around structures. Bridge pillars, sharp dropoffs, or any nice rocky flat.

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I take my seven and nine year old down there. Same thing, if they can reel something up, they're happy. What I do is just find the deeper holes (get a map of the Croix.) I just use a lindy rig type setup and put on a half nightcrawler. The kids have fun because it usually doesn't take very long to get a bite. We catch sheepshead, suckers, small channel cats, etc. Good luck

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Dont you guys have a place up on the Minong Flowage???

I might have met you b4. If you plan on making it out here agian let me know and hopefully I can help you out. I missed your post here but fish the Croix quite a bit. I usually take my niece and nephew down a couple time every year and there are plenty of sheepies and bass to keep them busy.

How did you do??? It can be a great fishery but can also drive you crazy on weekends right now with the boat traffic.

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