• Canoeists paddle by tree lined shores

    Saint Croix

    National Scenic Riverway WI,MN

Fishing Records

POPULAR FISH OF THE ST CROIX WATERSHED
The St Croix River is for over 100 miles the boundary between Minnesota and Wisconsin. The river contains all the species of fish common to the upper Mississippi drainage. The state size records for several of these species are listed below. Note that four of the Minnesota records are from the St Croix and one from a tributary, the Kettle and one Wisconsin record is from a tributary, the Yellow.

---------------------Minnesota---------Wisconsin-
BASS
Largemouth -------8lbs-13oz---------11lbs-3oz
Smallmouth--------8lbs- 0oz---------- 9 lbs-1oz
White---------------4lbs- 0oz SCR-----4 lbs-6oz

CATFISH
Channel----------- 38lbs-0oz---------- 44lbs-0oz
Flathead-----------70llbs-0oz SCR----74lbs-5oz

EEL, American----- 6lbs-9oz SCR ---

GAR, Longnose-- 16lbs-12oz St Croix R ---

MUSKELLUNGE --54lbs- 0oz-------- 69lbs-11oz

N PIKE-------------45lbs-12oz------- 38lbs -0oz

SAUGER ------------6lbs- 3oz----------5lbs-13oz

STURGEON ------94lbs-4oz ------170lbs-10oz
Lake, Kettle R Yellow R

WALLEYE----------17lbs-8oz------- 18lbs-0oz

Sources: Minnesota and Wisconsin Departments of Natural Resources

Did You Know?

An aerial photo of the river splitting and a tributaru joining from the north

In the Dakota language The St. Croix River is O-Ki-Zu-Wa-Kpa: To meet or to unite, as the waters of a river gather into a lake or two rivers meet or an area where we planted. Dakota and Ojibwe Indians still live near St. Croix NSR.