Pool 2 Report (2023)

  • PmB
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    #2236390

    Caught a couple pigs from shore Wednesday evening. Can’t add pics for some reason but a 30″ & 24″ on a 1/8 oz jig and paddle tail

    PmB
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    #2236592

    Pics

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    Jeff Fitzpatrick
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    #2236741

    What an absolute beast – Great work PmB!
    Not sure about the rest of the crew here but I’ve been having a good fall for numbers but not so much for size. I feel like I used to pull more +24” fish in the past but they’ve been hard to come by lately for me.

    Steve Root
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    South St. Paul, MN
    Posts: 5449
    #2236945

    A little late with this news but the dock is out at the 494 access.

    Water was actually a bit warmer yesterday but I’m sure that trend will change over the next few days. Found a bunch of fish but again no monsters. Caught two big Crappies on a wingdam, they hit a Pulse-R on a 3/16th ounce jig. Dandies! If I could find them on a more regular basis I’d spend time chasing them instead of Walleyes all the time.

    SR

    Hunter
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    #2237564

    I accidentally found a bunch of crappies too. They were smokin the walleye baits, 1/8 oz jigs with big paddle tails.

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    Steve Root
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    South St. Paul, MN
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    #2237575

    Hey Hunter! That’s pretty cool. We’re they on a wingdam?

    Deuces
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    #2237596

    Pmb that is phenomenal! woot toast

    Posts like that get me stir crazy to wet a line

    Hunter
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    #2237619

    Steve – yes, they were on the front side of wing dams just everywhere!

    mahtofire14
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    Mahtomedi, MN
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    #2237752

    Great fish PmB! Those big rocks look familiar. Hope I’m right in guessing where they were. Used to fish that area a lot but found another that was really good. Seems to have cooled off for me lately but I’m gonna have to get out again probably this week.

    PmB
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    #2238333

    Thanks guys. Pool 2 is a hell of a drug!

    bioguy
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    #2239021

    Made it out last Saturday in the snow. It was cold but the bite was good to us, landing ~20 fish in ~5 hours. Pulse-Rs and any paddle bait with a chartreuse tail was the ticket. For the first time I watched a walleye at the surface respond to a figure 8 maneuver! Hoping we can slip out again this weekend.

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    thatwhiteproguide
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    #2239054

    Noice! I catch several in the summer on figure 8s, at least when it comes to crankbaits. Crazy you saw that in the cold water period. Hoping to hit it this Saturday, let’s all try to remember to let our trailers drain in the river for a minute instead of rolling up the ramp right away – minimize the ice buildup.

    Deuces
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    #2239103

    I’m assuming lions ices in pretty quick?

    Anywhere other than 494 u fellas access this time of year?

    Bearcat89
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    North branch, mn
    Posts: 16966
    #2239472

    I’ll be out Sunday, at least that’s my goal.

    Mike W
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    MN/Anoka/Ham lake
    Posts: 13062
    #2239477

    Save us some fish Ron. About time for my winter boating season to get started on Pool 2

    Mike W
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    MN/Anoka/Ham lake
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    #2239478

    Lions can ice in early but this mild fall doesn’t seem like enough to freeze it up yet.

    Jon Jordan
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    St. Paul, Mn
    Posts: 5506
    #2239482

    I’m assuming lions ices in pretty quick?
    Anywhere other than 494 u fellas access this time of year?

    494 until the spring run kicks in.

    -J.

    DaveB
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    Inver Grove Heights MN
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    #2239486

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Deuces wrote:</div>
    I’m assuming lions ices in pretty quick?
    Anywhere other than 494 u fellas access this time of year?

    494 until the spring run kicks in.

    -J.

    Dont forget the guys who water ski out of Hidden Falls each January 1!

    Bearcat89
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    North branch, mn
    Posts: 16966
    #2239497

    Save us some fish Ron. About time for my winter boating season to get started on Pool 2

    Maybe I’ll see you out there Mike. We probably won’t launch until noon or so

    buschman
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    Pool 2
    Posts: 1586
    #2239502

    Lions can ice in early but this mild fall doesn’t seem like enough to freeze it up yet.

    You can get out yet but will be busting ice. Dan said there was about an inch to break a couple days ago. With zero flow back there right now I would plan on 494 moving forward.

    boone
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    Woodbury, MN
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    #2239514

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Mike W wrote:</div>
    Lions can ice in early but this mild fall doesn’t seem like enough to freeze it up yet.

    You can get out yet but will be busting ice. Dan said there was about an inch to break a couple days ago. With zero flow back there right now I would plan on 494 moving forward.

    Yes, I launched at Lions Wednesday evening and the ice was pretty thick. One boat had busted a path before me so that helped but coming back in a few hours later things had solidified up pretty good again. With an overnight low of 20 F last night, I’m sure the ice is even thicker now. Save yourself the hassle and just use 494. I think Lions is done until spring.

    Deuces
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    #2239548

    Good to know thanks fellas.

    Mike W
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    MN/Anoka/Ham lake
    Posts: 13062
    #2239840

    Wasn’t to bad of fishing for us on Saturday. Jigged up a couple dozen walleyes mid day in one of the holes. Sunday with no sun was a completely different bite. Caught only two fish during the day then got 4 more right at dark. This gal was the big fish for the weekend. 27.5″ but hit the scale at 9# 13 ounces. It’s good to be back on pool 2.

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    Hunter
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    #2239862

    Nice fish Mike!

    No monsters to report from me but had a good bite during the day on Saturday. Nothing hot and heavy but caught a few dozen on basically everything. Jigging raps were the hottest bait for me.

    Jon Jordan
    Keymaster
    St. Paul, Mn
    Posts: 5506
    #2239867

    Nice one, Mike. That is a great pic! toast

    -J.

    Steve Root
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    South St. Paul, MN
    Posts: 5449
    #2240499

    Had a decent afternoon today. Water is back up to 36 degrees and I didn’t see any ice in the water or along shore. Caught a couple on blades and the rest came on moxies and a 3/16th jig. I never found a fish in less than 11 feet of water so pitching to the tops of wing dams wasn’t very productive. Another gorgeous day on the river, I know this will come to an end but it sure has been fun.

    SR

    Bearcat89
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    North branch, mn
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    #2240566

    I didn’t make it, due to the fact we found fishable ice. But this Saturday the daughter has her b day party from noon to 2. I’m dragging the boat with and will fish from 3 to however late we want. The kids itching to get in the boat.

    Bearcat89
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    North branch, mn
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    #2240791

    20 mph winds tomorrow. That doesn’t sound very friendly. But all my gear is rigged and ready. Hoping to be pitching jigs tomorrow evening

    Jim
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    #2240796

    Good to see the big sauger showing up. Caught a 20” this AM.

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