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#2204368 - 02/25/10 08:03 PM
Monticello Fishing Reports
kittycatcher16 Offline
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Anyone been out catfishing in monticello lately?? I am going this weekend and Im wondering if anyone is catching anything? I caught them in past years in february and of decent size. Thanks!

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#2216846 - 03/09/10 05:36 PM
Re: Monticello Fishing Reports [Re: kittycatcher16]
Brad B Offline
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I am thinking of trying for some this week or next week. the river is still at a decent level and not to high. checked montissippi park and the kadler ave access. kadler ave had slower moving water. montissippi has a very defined break line from where the water is moving fast and the area by shore is almost still. will post if I have any luck.

Catfishing is not a hobby it is a way of life.

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#2222178 - 03/15/10 03:11 PM
Re: Monticello Fishing Reports [Re: Brad B]
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Miss is snorting enough to kill ya today.

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#2222627 - 03/15/10 10:22 PM
Re: Monticello Fishing Reports [Re: MSRiverdog]
Brad B Offline
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I checked the access at kadler ave today and was amazed at how high the water has gotten in just 6 days from my last post here. I wanted to try fishing from shore but with the water so high and all that ice coming down now I think I will wait a little bit before trying it.

Catfishing is not a hobby it is a way of life.

Clam Powerstick

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#2222645 - 03/15/10 10:39 PM
Re: Monticello Fishing Reports [Re: Brad B]
river rat316 Offline
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It came up alot in 3 days, probably over 4-5' major ice flows coming down in the last couple days to.... I wouldn't wanna be on the water right now, something happens and your in major trouble
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#2233433 - 03/30/10 12:23 AM
Re: Monticello Fishing Reports [Re: river rat316]
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I just got home from a really good night between Montissippi and Xcel.

I mean a really good night.

Couldn't find any sucker minnows around so I got some chicken liver and I'm glad I did.

Cats were slamming the liver.

8pm-10pm was non-stop. 14 cats in 2 hours. My arms are tired.

Definitely going back Wednesday. Wind-shmind.

River came down quite a bit since my last boat trip. I'd say down 2 feet from a week ago.
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#2233438 - 03/30/10 12:38 AM
Re: Monticello Fishing Reports [Re: Loon]
catfreak Offline
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Sounds like fun Loon. What were ya gettin for weights on those cats?

Well Im gonna miss her, when I get home. Right now Im on this lake shore and Im sittin in the sun. Im sure itll hit me, when I walk through that door tonight. Yea, Im gonna miss her. Ah looky there...
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#2233526 - 03/30/10 06:45 AM
Re: Monticello Fishing Reports [Re: catfreak]
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I never weigh fish but I measured one of the 3 big ones I caught at 26".

I don't know if that's even big. Maybe 6 lbs. Maybe 7.

I don't know. Most were 3-4 lbs.
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#2235885 - 04/01/10 11:43 AM
Re: Monticello Fishing Reports [Re: Loon]
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do you guys ever fish off shore around the area i wanted to try that out

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#2236651 - 04/02/10 08:14 AM
Re: Monticello Fishing Reports [Re: mrklean]
Loon Offline
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I went back Wednesday night to the same spot at the same time and I only boated 1 cat in an hour so I called it quits at 9pm.

The local bait shop at the corner of CTY 11 and HWY 10 has frozen smelt and for $5 you get quite a bit of bait.

That's what took the 1 fish. Switched to liver halfway through and didn't get a bite.

That's how it goes sometimes, right?

"Shoulda been here last night..."

Water was 51 above the nuke plant and only 54 below so you're not tied to Xcel and down. Not enough of a temperature difference to matter, IMO.
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#2237501 - 04/03/10 09:47 AM
Re: Monticello Fishing Reports [Re: mrklean]
Brad B Offline
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Originally Posted By: mrklean
do you guys ever fish off shore around the area i wanted to try that out


I have fished off the pier at montissippi and when the river is down you can put on waders and walk a long section of the river both up and down stream. There are cats there. last year a guy and his 2 kids hooked into what would of been probably a 6 to 10 lbs channel cat. I seen it the second before the line snapped. Fishing is better at night but you can still get them during the day. Montissippi park techinally closes at sunset but I have been down there fishing after dark and have never had any issues with the deputies that patrol after hours just make such you are fishing at the access by the pier and are not anywhere else in the park because then they may ask you to leave.

Catfishing is not a hobby it is a way of life.

Clam Powerstick

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#2237533 - 04/03/10 10:51 AM
Re: Monticello Fishing Reports [Re: Brad B]
Hamper Offline
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Registered: 03/24/10
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Loc: Montrose, MN
Miss still looks high just drove over her, the crow is still snag city as well here in wright county.

Trosetown Underground
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#2237552 - 04/03/10 11:28 AM
Re: Monticello Fishing Reports [Re: mrklean]
Hamper Offline
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Loc: Montrose, MN
Hey mrklean have you ever tried underneath the bridge in Hanover for cats? Im new to cats this year but have heard from some people in Buffalo thats a good spot.

Trosetown Underground
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#2238172 - 04/04/10 09:40 PM
Re: Monticello Fishing Reports [Re: Hamper]
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i fished at the ellison park tonight and caught a few off shore, hoping to try a few different spots. Can you get flats around there anyplace?

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#2238388 - 04/05/10 12:00 PM
Re: Monticello Fishing Reports [Re: mrklean]
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mrklean no flats above the Coon Rapids dam and hard to find any evidence of the past Pool 1 going into true Pool 2 in downtown Mpls.

I was thinking of organizing a get together for shore fishing the Mississippi North some time soon. If interest is shown, we could have it either in Monti or Elk River area. I was told of some great channel action from last Wed./Thurs. in the ER area. I should be out one evening in the next day or two.
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#2238449 - 04/05/10 01:28 PM
Re: Monticello Fishing Reports [Re: Shack]
Brad B Offline
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Loc: Monticello, MN
Shackbash,

That sounds like a good idea to put together a shore fishing get together in the area for some cats. It should draw some interest. I know I would be there if my schedule allowed me. Another get together that would be a fun time would be something up on the sauk river chain of lakes. Everyone lauch their boats from the same launch and fish as a big group. If a person didn't have a boat they could find someone to ride with that had a open seat. keep me informed if you do put something together.

Catfishing is not a hobby it is a way of life.

Clam Powerstick

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#2238516 - 04/05/10 03:16 PM
Re: Monticello Fishing Reports [Re: Brad B]
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i would be game for the shore fishing for sure, that sounds like a ton of fun, plus i would think we would get a lot of people who dont have boats to come out.

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#2238810 - 04/06/10 08:05 AM
Re: Monticello Fishing Reports [Re: mrklean]
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livers and cutbait are consistent producers for me in the areas of Monti, ER, Otsego and Anoka. standard techniques apply for the most part. as far night fishing the parks around Monti, mostly the Co. deputies will let you be as long as you're not doing anything stupid (starting bonfires, raising a ruckus and the like). sometimes they do ask you to leave however. kindof a roll of the dice

Ahh, Fishing.
...so my wife asks me the other day- "are you going to be picking up any _other_ expensive hobbies?"

Freedom stands on three boxes. The Soap Box, The Ballot Box and the Ammo Box.
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#2239200 - 04/06/10 02:16 PM
Re: Monticello Fishing Reports [Re: Grant]
Shack Offline
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Registered: 02/15/07
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Loc: 37 minutes from Mille Lacs
The only one who I show ultra secrete spots to is Grant. grin How you been doing buddy?

I will put the feeler out for a get together. Even if it just 3 or 4 guys, let's me up and better our chances at seeing a close to or over 20lb channel. grin
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#2239284 - 04/06/10 03:24 PM
Re: Monticello Fishing Reports [Re: Shack]
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im headin out tonight after work, im all for a get together to

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#2241657 - 04/09/10 06:01 AM
Re: Monticello Fishing Reports [Re: mrklean]
Grant Offline
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heading out tonight after work, prolly somewhere between Monti and Anoka...

here kitty kitty!

shack- if you're going out call me. Great to see you back at a full head of steam!

Ahh, Fishing.
...so my wife asks me the other day- "are you going to be picking up any _other_ expensive hobbies?"

Freedom stands on three boxes. The Soap Box, The Ballot Box and the Ammo Box.
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#2241660 - 04/09/10 06:03 AM
Re: Monticello Fishing Reports [Re: Loon]
Grant Offline
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Loc: Big Lake, MN
you referring to the H station?
G

Originally Posted By: Loon
I went back Wednesday night to the same spot at the same time and I only boated 1 cat in an hour so I called it quits at 9pm.

The local bait shop at the corner of CTY 11 and HWY 10 has frozen smelt and for $5 you get quite a bit of bait.

That's what took the 1 fish. Switched to liver halfway through and didn't get a bite.

That's how it goes sometimes, right?

"Shoulda been here last night..."

Water was 51 above the nuke plant and only 54 below so you're not tied to Xcel and down. Not enough of a temperature difference to matter, IMO.

Ahh, Fishing.
...so my wife asks me the other day- "are you going to be picking up any _other_ expensive hobbies?"

Freedom stands on three boxes. The Soap Box, The Ballot Box and the Ammo Box.
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#2241735 - 04/09/10 07:42 AM
Re: Monticello Fishing Reports [Re: Grant]
mrklean Online   biggrin
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Registered: 01/02/07
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Loc: Plymouth MN
went out last night only got one, they were biting super light missed a few, it was a little chilly but they were biting

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#2242790 - 04/10/10 01:02 PM
Re: Monticello Fishing Reports [Re: mrklean]
Grant Offline
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Registered: 08/09/06
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hm... mine last night slammed the livers I had out. whereabouts were you at?

were you one of the guys in the jonboat, pulled out just before dark?
G


Edited by Grant (04/10/10 01:03 PM)

Ahh, Fishing.
...so my wife asks me the other day- "are you going to be picking up any _other_ expensive hobbies?"

Freedom stands on three boxes. The Soap Box, The Ballot Box and the Ammo Box.
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#2242793 - 04/10/10 01:16 PM
Re: Monticello Fishing Reports [Re: Grant]
Grant Offline
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Update...

wasn't out real long but livers steeping in a mix of chicken blood, and the contents of a can of whole oysters and a can of garlic sardines performed well. Stunk to high heaven, but the fish liked it.

Begin Ranting now.

found out last night that because of some blankety blanking fools being stupid in Montisippi park, the Sheriff's Deputies have been directed to strictly enforce the rule about the park closing at sunset. The officer I talked to admitted in so many words that "It's not guys like you who just want to come down here and enjoy the park, do some fishing and generally leave the place cleaner than you left it- it's just that some stupid troublemakers have to go and ruin it for everyone"

my thoughts on the deal, and for that matter what I am going to do from this point on, is to make myself an example of how park patrons should behave, and if I see someone for example lighting a fire, or such thing politely remind them that it's not allowed and such things can ruin the use of the park for the rest of us if they go too far. Now, I'm not going to be getting in anyone's face over this stuff, unless of course what their doing is perhaps endangering myself or someone else, but I think that we as responsible outdoorsman can easily do our parts as proper stewards of the natural resources.

End Rant

Originally Posted By: Grant
livers and cutbait are consistent producers for me in the areas of Monti, ER, Otsego and Anoka. standard techniques apply for the most part. as far night fishing the parks around Monti, mostly the Co. deputies will let you be as long as you're not doing anything stupid (starting bonfires, raising a ruckus and the like). sometimes they do ask you to leave however. kindof a roll of the dice

Ahh, Fishing.
...so my wife asks me the other day- "are you going to be picking up any _other_ expensive hobbies?"

Freedom stands on three boxes. The Soap Box, The Ballot Box and the Ammo Box.
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