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Brian Jaroszewski

South St. Paul, Minn.

St. Croix River proves ready for excited anglers.

Today on the St. Croix River I went out with a buddy of mine to explore new contours and possible locations for Walleye spots anticipating the up and coming season.
We also wanted to do a little fishing for Jumbo Perch. The day started out a little rough, winds out of the north at 12 mph. Which can be a little choppy.  I have a great Perch location on the river and with time and patience they will be there. Water temperatures sitting at 52.4 degrees, I think the water is warming nicely and this Walleye season should start out with a bang. We decided to anchor because of the chop in the water and the fishing was on with lots of different species.  Many Perch but on the smaller side of what I normally see.  The Perch usually run between 10 to 12 inches and today they ran from 6 to 10 inch. We didn't find the Jumbos, but 9 to 10 inch fish make some nice eaters, my buddy kept a few for his dinner.
The fishing kept us busy in 18 ft of water and we went on to catch a lot of White Bass, Bluegill's, 2 Sheephead, 2 Red Horse Suckers, a Walleye which was released back in the water and of course Perch.  It was a fun day out and here are the Pictures of the Perch my buddy caught and kept.

Have a great fishing day !!!

"Juice" Playing Hooky MN

Catch of the day a 29 inch walleye weighing in at 9lbs, 8oz!

Today on the St. Croix the winds were out of the north at 12 mph with a light chop on the water.  The walleye I caught were found in 18 to 23 feet of water and were biting on rigs&jigs with night crawlers and minnows.  I kept the presentation slow to keep the bait in front of them and the fishing was fantastic.   I caught a dozen short fish that didn't make the size slot of 15 inches, and three 16 to 18 inch for a fish fry.  But the catch of the day was 29 inches and weighed in at 9lbs, 8oz. This girl was a football and she was released after a couple of photos.  Other fish caught today were sheephead, white bass and catfish. With fishing starting to pickup it doesn't matter if you're looking for walleye or pan fish, look no further than the St. Croix River -- it has it all.


Happy Fishing
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