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Lake St Croix

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New to catfishing (two weeks) have been fishing up near Franconia, thinking of trying around the 94 bridge this week... not sure where to start on the "bigger water" down here any pointer would be great. Thanks.

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I have fished Lake St Croix for years and it is hard to just give you a place to start. I have had some success drifting for channel cats. Pretty simple approach - drifting cut bait much like a walleye guy drifts crawlers. The flats out in front of Beanies is a good place to start if you can handle the big boat wakes. You can also drift the YMCA flats - be patient and change cut bait out every 15 to 20 minutes to keep a good scent trail in the water.

The cruisers and big boats can drive you nuts with their huge wakes. You can get some relief fishing No Wake Zones where possible. The Hudson No Wake Zone will give up some fish - fish the breaklines near the Swing Bridge. Fishing late in the day and into the night will cut down on boat traffic and improve your chances of finding active cats.

Good Luck.

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Thanks Steve...I'm thinking about heading out today. Drifting makes sense for that area. I'll post a report if I make it out.

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