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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 11:56 AM 08/14/06 (CST)
Anyone camped here or fishing the St. croix or Kettle River in this area?

My wife and I will be up here this weekend and I would like to try to get out and walk the rivers in hopes of tricky a smallie or walleye or any other fish into hitting my lure.

Any tips or info would be great.

My wife might be fishing to so can anyone tell me what the shore line is like here, I am fine with wading in the water or hiking over rough terrain but she won't be liking that so much.


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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 06:10 PM 08/14/06 (CST)
i wish i could tell you but grin smileyi havent fished in that area yet.



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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 02:55 PM 08/18/06 (CST)
Well you guys are no help at all. tongue smiley

I will post a report when I get back, hopefully it won't rain to bad this weekend. The rain won't slow me down but the wife will if she gets wet.


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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 08:11 AM 08/21/06 (CST)
Well I was a little disappointed after this weekends fishing outing. I got to the campground and checked out the river. There is alot of shoreline that you can work however 95% of it is about a foot deep with not rocks, logs, branches, fallen trees or anything else for cover. The water was clear enough that you could look into these areas and see it was void of fish. I concentrated on the deeper pools however in the stretch of river available to me there was really only one pool that looked to likely hold fish (rocks, weed edge, and fall trees along the shore) I fished this area pretty extensivly with every lure in the tackle box but to no avail.

I did see a father and son unloading their canoe at the landing and they had a stringer or really nice smallies. i would say the biggest was pushing 20". Not sure if they realized how big that was becuase all they talked about was eating it for dinner.

It sounds like they were using live bait and bobbers further upriver from where I was, I tired to get up as far as possible to get away from crowds buts the shoreline got to be unwalkable and I was blocked from walking in the water by the one deep pool I was fishing.

The river was really low but still moving pretty good. Any deeper then knee deep and you had trouble keeping your balance.

I plan on getting back up here again soon with a canoe now that I know more of a strategy to use.

We did rent a canoe and spend a few hours paddling down river, it was real real shallow most of the way. Shallow enough that you couldn't paddle, you had to just push off the bottom. It was still a great weekend to be out with the wifey.


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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 11:37 AM 08/21/06 (CST)
Thnaks for the report, nofishfisherman!



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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 11:52 AM 08/21/06 (CST)
I have been fishing alot of new waters as of late so the results haven't been great in terms of fish but it has been fun to get into new water.

I love the St. Croix in the Hinckley area, I will be back as soon as possible. I just need to get a canoe and gear.


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