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nofishfisherman
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 04:01 PM 08/21/06 (CST)
So I spent some time on the St. Crois fishing smallies with little luck but it has gotten me interested in trying other small rivers or streams in search of smallies.

Does anyone have any good advice on places to go within an hour or two of the metro area? I have heard some of these rivers have great fishing potential that is under estimated. I am totally new to this style of fishing so advice is needed.

I am looking for a river or stream fairly close that will alow you to walk the shores or wade in the water without a boat or canoe.

Any tips?


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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 04:37 PM 08/21/06 (CST)
i went to rochester this july and i couldnt go fishing but i saw this guy that would catch 1-3lb smallies almost every ten minutes i dont remember what it is called but it is just about 15 feet across and it is a real clear, rocky river. he was using a small jerk shad. if you cant find the river ask some locals. its not the really big river, i think this river connect in to the big river. if you find it, look for a park and right under that bridge is the hotspot. grin smiley

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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 11:09 PM 08/21/06 (CST)
Mississippi River from the Monticello area on down south.

You can basicly walk across the river in some ares, we saw a lot of fishermen wading in that area inner-tubes were another option.

I could give you directions to the launch we took the Jet boat out of.




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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 08:35 AM 08/22/06 (CST)
If I could get directions that would be great. I will see if I can get up there and check things out.

I have been up for walking and exploring rivers lately looking for smallies. Sounds like this might be a good option.

You can either post the directions here or email the directions to me.
aaron.opp@hotmail.com



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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 12:12 PM 08/22/06 (CST)
Can't find my map right now but when I do I'll send it over...


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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 01:09 PM 08/22/06 (CST)
Cool thanks, i might also be heading back to the St. Croix this weekend if I can arrange a canoe for the weekend. A buddy and I want to give it one more try.


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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 10:14 PM 08/22/06 (CST)
Hey nofish,
T-Bone was probably talkin' 'bout the Zumbro River. It runs right through Rochester. There some good sized smallies in that river. If you went north towards Oronoco and Mazeppa you should find areas to fish. That would only be an hour or so from south metro. If you want to go a little farther you can hit the Root River around Chatfield and check it out, but you need to let me know your comin' down so I can join you. Let me know on forums here.




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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 10:22 PM 08/22/06 (CST)

We been using crawlers in slow areas of river with cover, #6 hook and split up 10". Use half a crawler though. In the faster water I have used #3,5, or 7 original Rapalas rainbow ,black, tiger, perch, darn near any color. Otherwise Worden Rooster tails or Panther Martins. If you are willing to walk and go get permission from farmers these fish will hit. Just got to get away from the people.




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Daily Subscription Msg 9 Posted: 10:29 PM 08/22/06 (CST)
Thanks for the info. I will see where I end up this weekend if I can get out at all. I am pretty much making a list of small rivers to hit and I will let you know when I get down your way.

I am in St. Paul so these areas are probably within 2 hours of me.




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Daily Subscription Msg 10 Posted: 10:32 PM 08/22/06 (CST)
Sounds good nofish. I'll give you my number in case you come down in the near future. 507-272-0661. If you want wait till September, I have a feelin the trout will turn back on if your interested in any of those also.




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