Hit the sippi river right below Ford Dam... Pulled one walleye to shore where he shook the hook. Had another follow almost to the sand but missed my bait then I finally pulled one in. about 15" in length.
How's the water level? If its still up you may want to try across the river near the mouth of the Minnehaha creek. High water usually means fish in there. Usually some walleye and crappie with the usual assortment of rough fish as well.
Based on conditions I have seen I would call the water level average. The minnehaha side had a lot more people so we decided to try the other side today and it went alright. I was stuck using a light rod and I missed a few hooksets that I think I would have had a better chance at with the right equipment.
yeah the other side can get a crowd. Although most of the crowd there doesn't know how to fish it properly. Weekday nights tend to be easier with less of a crowd.
If the water is back down now then either side can be just as productive. When the water is normal the St. Paul side can be better just because you can move up and down the shore line and cover a lot more water.
I really enjoy fishing this area of the river because you just never know what you'll get. There are some real good fish in there including trophies (I hear). But unfortunately, Its a little far for me so I only get to try a few times each year.
Can you fish it from shore in the winter or does it freeze up?
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