Thinking about trying the upper Mississippi River for SMB tomorrow for the first time in the Winter…We have Summer fished the stretch from Monticello to Elk River and are a little familiar with the river.
I was wondering if most of the river ice free between these sections?? Also, would the area near the Monticello discharge be an area to key on?? Other general areas to key on??
Any bait shops near the area that would have medium size sucker minnows??
Appreciate any info you could share.