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How's the bite in TRF??

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I'm gonna be heading down tonight to see the inlaws at TRF, and am gonna sneak away for some fishing. --any been out lately?? Has the fishing been better on 8th street, or above/below the dam? thanks

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Sorry this reply is late, but thought I'd post a report anyways...

Fished below the dam for a while on Saturday and of course caught several sheephead on crawlers. I did see a nice Walleye caught near me, but just the one. It depends what your after, but you can definetly stay busy below the dam.

I fished in my boat above the dam on Sunday for a couple hours and did alright. I was jigging with a minnow while drifting down the channel of the river. I lost alot of minnows and caught alot of Rock bass, a really big sheephead, a few small Pike and one nice Northern measuring 37"s long. It wasn't "fast and furious", but it was enough to keep me jigging in the channel.

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when you fish below the dam, do you stay up near where the powerplant empties, or do you stay down by the edge of the walkway on the east side? I was down there for a while too on saturday, but didn't have much luck at all. I had forgot my minnow bucket at home, and erls was out of crawlers. I had a couple of REALLY nice strike using a rainy river smithwick, but i missed the hookset both times.

(btw i was the guy wading out in the middle of the river downstream of the dam on sat. i was out there from about 11:00 -2:00)

-thanks for the reply

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I almost always fish on the east side around the last 1/4 of the walkway. The water comes up on to a shelf in that area and is usually a productive area to fish.

I was fishing down there a little later in the day than you. I think I started fishing around 6:30pm-7:00pm?

I tried fishing off the island too, but didn't do too much there. Walmart has crawlers too, and they are cheaper than at Erls.

I really wish someone would start carrying some bigger sucker minnows in town. The sucker minnows at Erls are a joke! $4.00 for a dozen really small sucker minnows!!!

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