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#1735800 - 01/30/09 10:40 PM
Re: Minnesota River Fishing Report [Re: hamrej23]
riverrat56 Offline
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Registered: 06/24/04
Posts: 4348
Loc: New Ulm, MN, USA
From New Ulm upstream to Highway 4 is a great stretch, lots of nice deep holes, big bends and tons of cricks flowing in. Heading downstream of New Ulm it starts to get wider, narrower and shallower, especially past the Cottonwood river. I do not believe there is any dam in the area, I know alot of people run snowmobiles in the winter over that stretch.

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#1736129 - 01/31/09 10:07 AM
Re: Minnesota River Fishing Report [Re: walleye08]
duckman84 Offline
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Registered: 01/26/09
Posts: 2
Loc: new ulm, mn
It gets up to 23 at minicon and i believe its past 30 fow at the cut just below minicon
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#1737852 - 02/01/09 09:56 PM
Re: Minnesota River Fishing Report [Re: Green Hornet]
SHAQ Offline
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Registered: 01/11/09
Posts: 98
Loc: Dent
Originally Posted By: Green Hornet
idk what your talking about dude that river goes for miles with holes in it most people dont even know about.....

i know most of em
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#1737855 - 02/01/09 09:58 PM
Re: Minnesota River Fishing Report [Re: sparcebag]
SHAQ Offline
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Registered: 01/11/09
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Loc: Dent
Originally Posted By: sparcebag
Originally Posted By: SHAQ
The mn gets pounded up in my parts
Dent by Perham confused

yes dent by perham, but i travel & also live in the southern metro
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#1741528 - 02/03/09 05:54 PM
Re: Minnesota River Fishing Report [Re: SHAQ]
icecold Offline
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Registered: 11/15/03
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Loc: Minnesota
The bite is on at da minicon grin
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#1742121 - 02/04/09 02:54 AM
Re: Minnesota River Fishing Report [Re: icecold]
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Registered: 08/16/08
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Loc: Minnesota River
Do you guys know if the open water sections of the river are fishable at this time of the year. I am mostly interested in Catfish and Carp but not sure if it's worthwhile or not. I am definitely not gunna ice fish on the river though.

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#1742344 - 02/04/09 07:46 AM
Re: Minnesota River Fishing Report [Re: MinnesnowtaWild]
Larry FlatCaster Offline
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Registered: 07/25/06
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Loc: central
I've tried a couple times over the years. Not much luck, actually no luck at all.
But... doesn't mean that you can't get some action. If the weather is warm and you have a spot thats open.... as they say from the cheap seats....."GO FOR IT"

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#1818314 - 03/25/09 12:35 PM
Re: Minnesota River Fishing Report [Re: Larry FlatCaster]
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Registered: 12/18/04
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Loc: Chanhassen, MN
If anyone wants to catch some carp, just go about 50 yards up into the Chaska creek and fish with corn on the bottom. Its a bite a cast, but they are hard to hook.....

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#1818700 - 03/25/09 05:03 PM
Re: Minnesota River Fishing Report [Re: Carp-fisher]
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Carpfisher, was this today? I tried it on sunday at the creek mouth and i couldn't even manage a bite. Any bigguns?

Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn.
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#1818712 - 03/25/09 05:10 PM
Re: Minnesota River Fishing Report [Re: HossFisher]
Carp-fisher Offline
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Loc: Chanhassen, MN
No, I was there on Sunday. I actually think I may have talked to you in the parking lot...I had that black Toyota...I think you were driving a red chevy? Nope, no big ones, but they were biting pretty actively....

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#1818915 - 03/25/09 07:25 PM
Re: Minnesota River Fishing Report [Re: Carp-fisher]
KillerKarp Offline
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Registered: 03/03/09
Posts: 6
Loc: Mankato, MN
Looking for some carp action around Mankato, any ideas? Had a good time last year on the Blue Earth but have not had much luck w/the Minnesota.
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#1818983 - 03/25/09 08:13 PM
Re: Minnesota River Fishing Report [Re: KillerKarp]
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nope wasn't me, i did see some other younger kids fishing down there though. I was driving the silver chevy. We left there after an hour because we werent having any luck so we went to carver. Im really busy now because of baseball, but i might be able to sneak down this weekend.

Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn.
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#1819029 - 03/25/09 08:37 PM
Re: Minnesota River Fishing Report [Re: HossFisher]
Carp-fisher Offline
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Registered: 12/18/04
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Loc: Chanhassen, MN
Oops my bad. Yeah when I was there on Sunday there were carp up in the creek. I couldn't see them but I kept bumping fish with my jig. I put on some corn and I would get a bite about every 5 minutes or so...but they were biting pretty short and difficult to hook. Good luck if you go down there.

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#1819139 - 03/25/09 09:55 PM
Re: Minnesota River Fishing Report [Re: KillerKarp]
MinnesnowtaWild Offline
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Registered: 08/16/08
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Loc: Minnesota River
Originally Posted By: KillerKarp
Looking for some carp action around Mankato, any ideas? Had a good time last year on the Blue Earth but have not had much luck w/the Minnesota.


You can find big Carp just about anywhere on the Minnesota River in Mankato. Caught many in the 10-15 lb. range last year.

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#1820164 - 03/26/09 04:45 PM
Re: Minnesota River Fishing Report [Re: MinnesnowtaWild]
KillerKarp Offline
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Registered: 03/03/09
Posts: 6
Loc: Mankato, MN
Is corn the bait of choice when looking for carp? I usually throw crawlers in hopes of getting channels too but if corn is better I would like to know.
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#1820349 - 03/26/09 07:10 PM
Re: Minnesota River Fishing Report [Re: KillerKarp]
AceintheHole Offline
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Registered: 11/26/07
Posts: 1436
Loc: MN
I have always had good luck with corn but I like to spread out on a cookie sheet and put it in the over for a few minutes to dry it out a little, makes it stay on the hook better.

Shut up and fish
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#1820759 - 03/27/09 08:08 AM
Re: Minnesota River Fishing Report [Re: AceintheHole]
Roman_K Offline
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Registered: 05/17/07
Posts: 119
Loc: South Metro
Originally Posted By: AceintheHole
I have always had good luck with corn but I like to spread out on a cookie sheet and put it in the over for a few minutes to dry it out a little, makes it stay on the hook better.


hmmm, thats a really good idea.. I'll have to give that a shot

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#1820920 - 03/27/09 10:16 AM
Re: Minnesota River Fishing Report [Re: Roman_K]
AceintheHole Offline
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Registered: 11/26/07
Posts: 1436
Loc: MN
You don't want to bake it but just enough to make it tough also try adding a little vanilla extract to it before putting it in the over adds a nice sweet scent to it and a great snack if the fish are not biting

Shut up and fish
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#1820950 - 03/27/09 10:48 AM
Re: Minnesota River Fishing Report [Re: AceintheHole]
Shack Offline
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Registered: 02/15/07
Posts: 12092
Loc: 37 minutes from Mille Lacs
That or lay some out on a rock in the sun while fishing. That hardens it up also.
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#1821590 - 03/27/09 06:42 PM
Re: Minnesota River Fishing Report [Re: Shack]
JBMasterAngler Offline
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Registered: 02/22/07
Posts: 6216
Loc: White Bear Lake, MN
So carp will still readily take oatmeal this early? I'm going to the cannon in a couple weeks for the silver bass run...usually super thick with carp below the morristown dam, some as big as 20 pounds. Have snagged a few unintentionally, but never been able to land them. They'd be fun to catch.
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#1821637 - 03/27/09 07:33 PM
Re: Minnesota River Fishing Report [Re: JBMasterAngler]
AceintheHole Offline
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Registered: 11/26/07
Posts: 1436
Loc: MN
I'll tell ya what a 20lb carp will give you a great work out. I got one last year that went close to 30lb and it was like a freight train in the river, took a good 30 minutes to land that one.

Shut up and fish
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#1822716 - 03/29/09 08:16 AM
Re: Minnesota River Fishing Report [Re: AceintheHole]
HossFisher Offline
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Registered: 01/04/07
Posts: 765
Loc: SW METRO/SCSU
Do you guys think the carp are still up in the creeks with these cold temps or do you guys think they have moved back into the main channel? Thinkin about givin it a try today.

Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn.
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#1822728 - 03/29/09 08:33 AM
Re: Minnesota River Fishing Report [Re: HossFisher]
B K'S DAD Offline
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Registered: 02/02/09
Posts: 246
Loc: young america,mn
Does anyone know how high the water is by carver behind the old firestation
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#1823067 - 03/29/09 03:04 PM
Re: Minnesota River Fishing Report [Re: B K'S DAD]
HossFisher Offline
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Registered: 01/04/07
Posts: 765
Loc: SW METRO/SCSU
It starting to get really high. I was up on the hill this morning and it looked like it was up close to the banks. It looked a lot higher than last weekend and last weekend was about normal.

Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn.
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#1823276 - 03/29/09 06:15 PM
Re: Minnesota River Fishing Report [Re: HossFisher]
B K'S DAD Offline
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Registered: 02/02/09
Posts: 246
Loc: young america,mn
thanks
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