Mississippi & St. Croix River Fishing Reports

Mid November walleye and sauger report

Since I got back from Deer hunting for 9 days I’ve been out in the mighty Mississippi River again with some great success.   

I have been fishing both pool 3 and 4 sin...

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When the river turns dirty head to lake pepin

Since my last report the river has come up very quickly and turned real dirty.   With that being said it makes a guy adjust to the conditions and go down on lake pepin and search for some s...

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Always pay attention to your electronic

Over the last two weeks I have noticed some changes in the walleye bite and water temperature dropping pretty quickly.    So on my days off of guiding I decided to go out and search fo...

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Pool 4 walleye report

Now that the summer temps are dwindling down, the pleasure boat traffic will start to go away.   This will make it easier to start fishing areas on the main channel in the middle of the day...

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Pool 4 Walleye fishing report

Glad to be back at it after all the traveling across the country for Helens softball tournaments.   What a difference the river stage is from when I last fished it till this week. 

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Mississippi River fishing report

Over the last couple weeks I’ve had to travel to Kansas City then back to fish then spend a week in California for my youngest daughters softball tourneys.  It’s been a very bus...

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Mississippi River walleye fishing report

With the river finally dropping to levels more normal towards summer time, us fishermen can finally start to do some summer techniques in many places we could not wait to get at.   With tha...

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Lake Pepin walleye fishing report

With the river staying very high for this time of the year I have spent quite a bit of time fishing on Lake Pepin.   We have mainly been trolling cranks on break lines and rigging the point...

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Mississippi River and Lake Pepin walleye and sauger fishing report

With the conditions changing everyday we have been from Everts resort all the way down to Maiden Rock across to Point no point  fishing several techniques to put fish into the boat.  <...

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Another great week of fishing on pools 3 and 4 with great folks

The river condition has mostly stayed steady this week and the walleye and sauger are cooperating very nicely. At this point it seems we are getting a more aggressive bite. A lot of males droppi...

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Which technique to fish?

With the walleye sauger spawn done it’s now time to pick other ways to put fish into the boat.  Each day I have decisions to make for the next on what technique would be best fit for ...

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Mississippi River walleye report

Let me start by saying the river is very high still. Now with that being said the walleye and sauger are still going to do their thing spawning. You just need to find your way out on the water t...

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Mississippi River pool 4 walleye fishing report

This time of the year anglers get to experience some of the best walleye bites they will in their lifetimes. With that being said that does not mean you can’t catch walleye and or sauger a...

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Changed my fishing location due to dirty water

This week the conditions got considerably worse on pool 4 so I decided to take the three trips I had scheduled from the Dakota Supply Group down to the area they are from.  The lacrosse poo...

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It went from good to ugly in two days

The fishing over the last couple weeks has gone from pretty decent to a tough bite over the last two weeks.  When I say tough it all came at once at the end of this week when the muddy wate...

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Rising river and lower water temperatures this week

Just like every year when we first get that initial rise in the river system for the snow melting the water temperature take a couple degree dive which puts the fish in a negative mood and softe...

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Fins and feathers report

Over the last couple weeks the weather has changed so much I did not get out as much as I normally do.  When we did hit the ice the bite was tough most days with all the changes. We have tr...

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Mississippi River walleye fishing report and ice report

Over the last few days I’ve had decent days both on the open water and also some ice fishing.  

Monday morning I made a trip down to Hager city to pick up the big boat and ...

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Hope everyone had a good holiday season

Fishing and spending time with family was a juggle , but we definitely got both things completed this year with great success.  

Christmas Eve I got out and did some ice fishing ...

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What a fun week of ice fishing we have had

Over the last week and a half I have had some very good days on the ice and two slower days.  The question is why do these fish shut off on certain days?   

My opinion ...

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Mississippi River walleye fishing report

The last couple weeks the river has had several changes from dropping water levels to a little dirt rolling in and now the water rising again.  Even with all the changes the Walleye’s...

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Walleye and sauger fishing report

Another great week of fishing with my clients this week.  The Walleye’s and even a straggler sauger or two came victim to the dragging bite. We also got some wing dam fishing on pool ...

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Dropping water levels equals pretty good walleye bite

Over the last couple weeks the river has dropped very quickly, with that happening I have switched gears from fishing on Lake Pepin to concentrating on some good old summer river spots.  &n...

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Lets say it was all for the kids

With the extreme cold temperatures and the reactor still down at the power plant the ice is forming on the main channel on pool 4 for the second time this year.   With that being said Marty...

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Great time of the year for cameras in the water

Yesterday,   Marty and I headed out of everts resort around 930 am to do some scouting.   We went a few miles south of the resort and then all the way north doing some homework with th...

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