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Does anyone/has anyone ever fished the Cannon River near Cannon Falls before? I was fishing there this spring and was wondering what species of fish are present there? Any help would be appreciated.

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The Cannon has some great fishing in it. I've caught walleye's, northerns, LM,Smallmouth and white Bass crappies, sunnies, catfish, bullheads, suckers, carp, buffalo, sheepheads, dogfish and Trout. There's many shore spots right near town at Cannon Falls. Below the Dam is a popular spot, "but I don't recommend it if you have small children with". Above the dam would be better. In town there's a few park areas that has tons of shore fishing available.

Good luck

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Cake, funny you should ask. My son and 3 buddies just floated the Cannon this past weekend. Every time they came to a deep hole they would toss in their slip sink rigs with a crawler and pick up some nice 15 - 18 inch walleye. With 3 over 23 inches, these went back the rest went in the pan.

Otherwise he was using a white and black spotted "shister" spinner and caught pretty much what Mr. Special caught except for trout. Northern, smallmouth, largemouth, white bass, crappie, sucker, catfish, a creek chub that was 13" long (probably a world record), sheephead and carp.

When I talked to him last night he was still pretty excited about the trip. The crappie were small and the LM/SM were 2 lbs and under but the SM were very acrobatic. Catfish were a couple of pounds along with the sheephead. The northern were up to 5 lbs. The biggest was a 20 lb carp that pulled the other canoe down stream.

They kept only the eyes and they got together with their wives/girlfriends that evening for a cook out. I can only imagine how fresh caught grilled walleye tasted with corn on the cob and washed down with a barley pop or 2.

So, it's definately worth a trip. Good luck.

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Awesome guys! Thanks for the info, I thought it seemed like like a good area to fish! I'm pleasently surprised how there are walleyes in there...I'll have to go and check that out! Thanx again

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    • CigarGuy
      Nice job Bob! Fishing off the neighbors dock sucked for us. My gang is coming up Thursday night till Monday, this will be our opener, we'll hit it hard. It's a bummer my dock is mostly under water and the lift isn't in. Thanks to the neighbor around the corner for letting us park on shore at there place next weekend.
    • SkunkedAgain
      Well, I chose my screen name for a reason. 😆 Congrats to everyone
    • Bbobber
      I had a great weekend the weather was decent and fishing was good. I caught 5 walleyes 21"-25", 4 northerns largest was 32" and a 17 largemouth opening day. 2 more walleyes, 2 crappies 2 northerns on Sunday all on jig and minnows.
    • DLD24
      We had a good opener as well we could have kept limits opening day, but just kept enough for a fish fry. Then Sunday had our little friendly tourney and everyone had a pretty good day. Pulling cranks and jigs n minnows caught fish.  
    • Kettle
      Water temp today 45-50. Few fish, windy and cold 
    • Tominator692
      Had a great opening weekend. Son and I boated 51 walleye between Saturday and Sunday. Plenty of small stuff but no problem getting some nice keepers. This is a pic of the best weekend fish for us. 
    • fishingstar
      I was on Rice this weekend also. Seen boat lifts with water up to the canopy. I was the only one to catch a fish out of the hole campground It was about a 6" crappie.
    • BWpineisland
      We had a pretty good weekend. There were two couples and we limited out both Saturday and Sunday. The eyes we kept were all 15-17”.  We caught many 10-14” eyes and one 26” which was returned to the water immediately. All on a variety of jigs in 18-35’ of water. As usual the women out fished both of us😀
    • Bloatlord
      Wrong area, sorry.
    • Raven77
      I will second the advice on watching out for floating debris.  We saw a lot of floating logs and deck sections this weekend.  Also, most hazard and navigation buoys were not out yet.  I wonder how many lower units and props were destroyed this weekend?  It would be dicey if you don't know the lake.
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