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Lower St. Croix River

South of St. Croix Falls, WI the St. Croix River eventually widens and the current slows. Here you will find prime habitat for the largest fish in the river, including sturgeon and flathead catfish.
Walleye fishing is the most popular among local anglers. These “golden fish” are fairly common. Compared to many lakes and rivers in the region, the definition of a keeper is generous (any fish over 15 inches). No slot! You can take home up to six walleye or sauger (no size limitation on sauger).
Smallmouth bass also receive a significant amount of attention. If you're persistent, you can find bronzebacks measuring in excess of 20 inches. Please practice catch-and-release on these prized, slow growing fish.
Upper St. Croix River
The Upper St. Croix River is known as one of the finest smallmouth bass fisheries in the nation. You can find great action on topwater baits including floating minnow imitations or flys. There is also good trout fishing near its source in Douglas County.
Fishing Guides - Lower St. Croix River
Croixsippi Fishing Guide Service
Fishing Guide

Lower St. Croix River
and Mississippi River (Pool 4)

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  Charlie “Turk” Gierke, a local fishing expert, provides guide service for the St. Croix River as well as Pool 4 on the Mississippi. Turk can connect you to eating-size walleye (you could even catch a trophy), sauger, hard-fighting smallmouth bass, muskie, and huge catfish or sturgeon. Enjoy a day on the river with a friendly, knowledgeable, professional angler with over 30 years of experience fishing these waters.

Smitty's Fishing Guide Service
Walleye and Smallmouth Fishing Guide
Lower St. Croix River

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  Captain Ron Smith (USCG OUPV Certified) will use his Professional walleye and bass tournament fishing experience to identify the best possible presentations and locations to assure you have a successful fishing experience. Ron is all about customer service.

Ron guides primarily for walleye and smallmouth bass. However, it's not unusual to catch 8-10 different species of fish in a day on the St. Croix River. The St. Croix has it all... from bluegills, crappie, drum, white bass, channel catfish to behemoth flathead catfish and sturgeon.


Fishing Guide - Upper St. Croix River
St. Croix Valley Adventures
Guided Fly Fishing

Upper St. Croix River

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  Bob Bickford's guide service is modeled after those found in the western United States, where the guide-to-client ratio is one guide per one or two anglers. All trips are conducted on moving water, i.e. rivers. The trips can be in the form of a (walk-in) wade fishing trip for trout, or from a drift boat (float-trip) for bass, pike, or muskie. Bob specializes in fly-fishing, but he can accommodate anglers who prefer to spin-fish.  

Bob fishes with Ron Schara (2007)

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More fly fishing action on the St. Croix River

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Limit Creek Rod Company
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