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Anyone Been down at Rice Creek at Mouth on Mississippi Yet?

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Anyone been down at Rice Creek out let into Mississippi. This time of year, it is a good back water pool for walleye’s. The sucker action is good as well. That far up river and this time of year, all I would be going for is suckers. Sometimes those pesky walleye’s get on your line. That is such a problem this time of year. I throw all fish back. It is just good action. I use a lindy rig, tipped with worm/night crawler. When water is high, you can bounce rig off bottom, like you are trolling. Anyone been down there?

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Lost

I was over there last week just sort of checking things out. Didn't see any fish in the creek itself (then again, it's hard to see in the deep, murky water. Is that where you're fishing for them? Or are you actually fishing in the Mississippi itself?

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I mainly fish the mouth right at Mississippi. I will travel up stream a block or two, this time of year. During summer I only fish the mouth on the east side of Rice creek out flow. I park in the old house parking lot and walk down. I saw someone catch crappies down there years ago (6-7 years). Anyone had any luck recently?

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blacksportsman

I was down there with the girlfriend and kids last Friday. We were trying for crappies right at the confluence using small jigs tipped with either waxies or crappie minnows. Not so much as a nibble. I've had better luck when the water was much higher. It was a little on the low side last week.

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Big Jeff

Where is Rice Creek?

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lotsofish

Fridley on East River Road. Look up Manomin County Park.

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Big Jeff

Thanks, never fished there, I fish the O'l Miss south of the Ford Dam a lot early in the year, going after the carp can be a good time when the others are out of season. Mainly using oats or worms on a plain hook with a couple of sinkers. Is there any thing better to toss at them? Also, I get down there throughout the summer and never have much luck on anything but worms or oats. Sometimes we get into a couple of bass or a wally or two but mostly, drums, reds, carp and some small channel cats. The spot I fish is a small point before some slack water. The river bends a little there too but I havn't figuered out what works better than worms any suggestions?

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JBMasterAngler

Corn works pretty good too. I always end up buying it on the way to my destination, but if you cook it first it'll stay on the hook better. It helps to add sugar while your cooking it to. I've even caught catfish on corn!

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Shack

JB,

Good tip! Never thought of that. Thanks!

I have found for cat fish around Ford dam, A ball of night crawlers, Cut sucker or whole frozen smelt on large circle hook works best. I fish out of a boat though. I think you can fish for walleye year round down there. If you can, you have to throw back after catching. Good luck!

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JBMasterAngler

I would never use corn specifically for catfish, but it's nice to know that I won't only catch carp on it either. But that's why I always fish the croix so I can use 2 lines. I usually have a crawler on 1 line and a minnow on the other. I'll catch more fish with the crawlers, but they're usually redhorse or sheephead...I'll get less with minnows, but it's almost always gamefish, smallies and white bass mostly. If I do get sheephead on minnows though, they're less likely to swallow the hook.

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RonZych

We used to catch walleye after opener just upstream from the walking bridge. Its changed an awful lot since then

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Lost

Manny, what's up man? I miss you!!!

We need to hook up sometime. You disappeared from my yahoo messenger.

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