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St.Croix River “Report”

  • Tom Hubbard
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    #2070952

    Got out Thursday afternoon, and most of Friday. Lots of boats near the mouth. Marking tons of bait throughout the river, and catching a lot of tiny whitebass. Water temps ranged from 54° to 57°. Jiggin raps or jig & minnow has been most consistent, but did get a few keepers on leadcore & flicker shads. Nothing great, but we scrounged up enough for a fish fry.

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    Tom Hubbard
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    Evan Veire
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    #2071076

    Tom

    I’ve found the same the last few times I’ve been out. Lead and flicker shads around structure or small flats next to deeper water has produced the most keepers. Blade baits, jig and minnow, and ripping raps catch fish but more of a mixed bag of species and in my experience less keepers. I have talk to guys that do well this time of year on a a more shallow bite casting jig and minnow or plastic but I have tried and failed. I suspect it’s a confidence thing and I’m missing a few details that might make it more successful. Either way I’m going to give it a try tomorrow morning and hope for the best.

    Good luck out there!

    Tom Hubbard
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    #2071089

    Tom

    I’ve found the same the last few times I’ve been out. Lead and flicker shads around structure or small flats next to deeper water has produced the most keepers. Blade baits, jig and minnow, and ripping raps catch fish but more of a mixed bag of species and in my experience less keepers. I have talk to guys that do well this time of year on a a more shallow bite casting jig and minnow or plastic but I have tried and failed. I suspect it’s a confidence thing and I’m missing a few details that might make it more successful. Either way I’m going to give it a try tomorrow morning and hope for the best.

    Good luck out there!

    Thanks.
    We went to Pool 4 yesterday, and lit ’em up.

    the_hat
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    #2071109

    We were out yesterday as well. Plenty of guys out enjoying the weather. We couldn’t keep the white bass off the crank baits for the first part of the day. Seems like the walleyes were on certain parts of the structure and the bass just roamed with the shad. Ended up with 10 between 16-20”. Best box of fish I’ve had from down there in a while. Definitely was color specific bite for sure. Hopefully we aren’t done with the nice days quite yet!
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    Tom Hubbard
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    #2071245

    We were out yesterday as well. Plenty of guys out enjoying the weather. We couldn’t keep the white bass off the crank baits for the first part of the day. Seems like the walleyes were on certain parts of the structure and the <strong class=”ido-tag-strong”>bass just roamed with the shad. Ended up with 10 between 16-20”. Best box of fish I’ve had from down there in a while. Definitely was color specific bite for sure. Hopefully we aren’t done with the nice days quite yet!
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