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St. Croix National Scenic Riverway Smallmouth Bass

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Canoe on the river

St. Croix National Scenic Riverway Smallmouth Bass is a great little waterway, home to kayaks and canoes.  

Paddling a local river near you can be one of the most enjoyable get-a-ways for smallmouth bass fishing. It allows you to navigate areas where no boat can go, gets you away from the crowds and distractions of life. When fishing on these excursions, it is best to take your time and really fish the prime looking locations carefully so that you don’t miss out on some great opportunities.ᅠ

 

Paddling and drifting down the St. Croix, we came upon a group of three kayaks. Two were in an eddy, where a man gave advice to a woman whose boat teetered on a rock. Not far away, Peter Schofer, a retired French professor from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, paddled a kayak with not one, but two, rods — a fly rod and a spinning rod — sticking upright like masts, and such an array of gear lashed to his deck that his boat looked like a world-traveling sailboat.

This was his first trip down the river, he said. “We’re pleasantly surprised. You’re the first people we’ve seen.”

We were pleasantly surprised as well, for Schofer and his crew were among the few people we had seen — even though it was a weekend in mid-July, the peak of the season, when I feared the river might be overrun.

We might as well have been on a river far to the north. But we weren’t. My wife, Susan, and two friends had slipped our canoes into the river at Highway 70 east of Grantsburg, Wis., just an hour and a half north of the Twin Cities. We had spotted our friends’ car at the Nevers Dam Landing on the Wisconsin shore, 26 miles downstream. We planned to float and fish a few miles, camp overnight along the river, and reach their car the next day. Click here for original source of this post

St. Croix National Scenic Waterway smallmouth bass hthere for the taking if you want to take your time and spend a leisurely float trip in Wisconsin.

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