Launch is closed now. River coming up 4 feet
St Croix River HUDSON
MOON PHASE (96%)
71° - 75° F
76° - 80° F
Trolled sticks north of Hudson late afternoon yesterday couple of hours. Really first true fishing of the season for me. Lots of fish. Crappies very active. Got a nice northern. Even a couple of decent perch. Sheep of course. Kept two walleye and two crappies for a meal. 10-15 ft. Bright colors.
Anyone willing to share info on sturgeon fishing in the Hudson area? I’ve done my homework on parking, access, maps ect. What I can’t find are actual fishing reports. PM me is you’d rather. I can trade info on petenwell lake as well.
MOON PHASE (96%)
0° - 5° F
Wife and I went out on Friday and found 7" of solid clear ice. By Monday, there was 14" and vehicles driving all over the place. Caught a couple 11" crappies, a 14" striper and an 18" walleye just off the North Hudson Landing. We tried all different depths. River is about 35 deep in this area. The ice seems safe to drive on, but there are always the idiots that feel they have to drive fast between shacks. Stay on the paths please. Good luck.
This "river" we speak of is more like a bay and is quite safe; however, there is no such thing as completely safe ice. Most of the folks here are locals and are well versed on this body of water. For those who are willing to wander off the beaten path, good luck.
I just want to say anyone that drives on a river is crazy! I have fallen thru the Mississippi River in February where tons of people had been walking for months! Rivers have current and far reaching whirle pools that can open up the ice hundreds of yards away fro the main current. Please walk-in and wear a Life Jacket.
MOON PHASE (97%)
Trolled north of Hudson for a while today, flickers. Worked 8-20 ft. on just few passes. Also tried jigging a little on structure. Nada. Marked a lot of fish 15-25 or so.
Saw a few guys getting sauger, looked like minnow jigging.