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home : outdoors : outdoors   April 29, 2016

11/23/2012 4:34:00 PM
Not much to report without anglers' input
Craig Sterrett
News Editor



I stand corrected. I probably misled people when I joked that if I went fishing during the firearm deer season, I’d avoid one of my favorite spots due to flying-ammo danger.

Hennepin Canal State Parkway State Trail only is open to archery hunting, and those sites, accessed via lottery, all are away from the canal on the state park grounds near Sheffield. Pat Stier from the Garfield Stier shop in Sheffield agreed that Friday (temp. 30; wind chill 19) was way too windy and cold to be fishing (or even be outside), but said she’d heard a couple of weeks ago a large walleye was caught not far from the feeder canal at “stony point.”

Some of Stier’s customers now are looking forward to ice-fishing season. When ice arrives and becomes thick enough, the lagoon area near the parkway office is a popular ice-fishing spot, as are some of the areas out of the current in the western portions of the canal (such as from Sheffield westward).

The late-fall hatchery-trout season is winding down, notes Dave Hahne, Hennepin Canal site superintendent. While few of the trout are still there, a couple of anglers who have state trout stamps still have been showing up at the lagoon. He said one angler caught three last week. They’re likely to make it through the winter, but they don’t survive the summer.

Judging from the 44-degree water temperature (still a bit low for upstream migration) and little luck in the Spring Valley Walleye Club members' tourney last weekend, coupled with a warm weekend, the sauger bite between Peru and Starved Rock still might be several days away.










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