Brian Jaroszewski

After being a successful, avid fisherman for years, Brian Jaroszewski started professionally guiding on the St. Croix River to share his techniques and tips. He won several local tournaments, including the 2007 Beanie's River Rat Tournament with 110 competing boats.

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

Posted by: Brian Jaroszewski Updated: May 9, 2009 - 6:56 AM
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
Playing Hooky MN

St. Croix River fishing report: Bite's on for walleye!

Posted by: Brian Jaroszewski Updated: May 4, 2009 - 10:32 PM
You couldn't ask for more of a beautiful day!  I had 4 hours out on the water with air temperatures of 70 degrees. Water temps that ranged from 55 to 57 degrees and wind's out of the east at 5 mph.  The Walleye were biting in 18 to 20 feet of water and really active. All the fish caught today were biting night crawler's with a Lindy Rig's with a slow presentation. Jig&Minnow with a hard drop and lift hold was also working. Among the many Walleye that were caught there were also White Bass and Jumbo Perch.
I released about two dozen Walleye that didn't make the 15" minimum all being 14 to 14.5 inch fish which had to be returned back to the water for another day.  I love going out and having a busy fishing day, you just can't beat the fun. Really good to see so many smaller Walleye's that means the population is really growing and the future of Walleye fishing in the river will be there to enjoy by everyone. The St. Croix is a hidden gem of a fishery and produce's some good eating fish with some really nice trophies mixed in.

Have a great fishing day !!!

Juice at  Playinghookymn



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