Meet Michael Mc Maken ( Professional Fisherman) from Cedarville, MI . I had a rare chance to guide Mike on the St. Croix in 2008. He has never fished the St. Croix. and it was a pleasure to teach and learn from him as well, what a great honor taking one of the best of the PWT out on the St.Croix. Mike took 9th place out of 50, making him one of the best the PWT has to offer, for angler of the year. Mike talking about the day he had talking with Chip Lear. 2008 PWT
Mike coming in on his beautiful Starcraft for weigh in. 2008 PWT.
“You can catch a lot of great walleyes from the shore on the St. Croix,” said Brian Jaroszewski of Jimmy’s Bait & Tackle in Stillwater. “It’s a beautiful thing.”
Jaroszewski’s first choice is the area right by the Excel Energy King Plant Electrical Generating Facility off Highway 95 north of Bayport. “The security guards will let you in past the security gates, and you want to go to where the water exits, which is good pretty much all year long,” he said.
Other good sites include the Bayport Beach area, Point Douglas Park near Hastings, the boom site in Stillwater near the docks for the big paddlewheel boats and by Stillwater’s famous railroad turn bridge.