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FatBassman

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FatBassman

Anyone been out lately? I was out last night and the bite was slow. Caught a few walters on wingdams using bright chartreuse shad-raps or white shad-raps. Can't get any trolling runs going until all the debris flushes...lots of leaves and other junk coming down right now.

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masoct3

Ummm...the flow has been about 20,000 fps, so no.

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FatBassman

pretty quiet around here. smile

was out again last night...bite was slow but we got a few. yes the river is rolling right now but my main concern is not the flow its the clarity. visibiity is only an inch or two in the mud. also got rattled by a 35lb flathead last night....that was a blast in the high flow.

fish have to eat or they die....they don't stop eatin in high flow! will be out again on the "opener"

tight lines

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Lowblazah

pretty quiet around here. smile

also got rattled by a 35lb flathead last night....that was a blast in the high flow.

Awesome you get a pic?

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Bassburch

Anyone been out lately? I was out last night and the bite was slow. Caught a few walters on wingdams using bright chartreuse shad-raps or white shad-raps. Can't get any trolling runs going until all the debris flushes...lots of leaves and other junk coming down right now.

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Was out a couple days ago and got a 7.25lb spawned-out walleye while bass fishing a backwater... (weighed it on my new 15lb rapala digi scale). She was healthy but skinny @ 28". Can't help but wonder what that fish could have weighed when full of eggs!

The main channel was pretty bad. Be ready to play an almost impossible game of 'dodge-log'. Hopefully conditions improve by the weekend.

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FatBassman

yeah...lots of wood coming down the river now. Cottonwoods are also dropping their seeds. River should crest on Saturday then hopefully clean up a bit. I would like to see it stay high but clean up. Fishing is better in high water IMO. Will post a pic after my spot cools down a bit...I don't like giving up a spot I've worked hard to find. wink

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Lowblazah

Right on man...I completely understand that!

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chuckwagon

For my first time hitting pool 2 ... is there a launch that you guys would recomend to leave from? or are they all in pretty good range of decent structure?

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old timer

The river is over its banks below the ford dam. I would stay off until it comes down, at least in this section.

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Craigums

Hows Pool 2 looking? Safe to go out tomorrow?

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chuckwagon

Craigums, are looking to bass fish the river? If so where do you Target them? Mostly back waters?

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Craigums

Craigums, are looking to bass fish the river? If so where do you Target them? Mostly back waters?

Yea, I plan on fishing some backwaters today...Depends how the current is rippin

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Chode2235

its down quite a bit from last week, but still cooking pretty good. I'm not sure which landings are open, but I would try to find one off the main channel as it is moving pretty fast.

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Craigums

its down quite a bit from last week, but still cooking pretty good. I'm not sure which landings are open, but I would try to find one off the main channel as it is moving pretty fast.

Thanks, thats kinda what I was figuring. Going to drop in at St. Paul Park. I'll let you guys know how it goes.

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Craigums

Dropped in at SPP as planned, the current was really ripping through there not sure I could have launched and pulled out alone. We fished the backwaters around the launch and didn't catch anything. Ventured onto the main channel and it wasn't as bad as I had thought. Just had to be cautious of the deadheads floating around. fishing the main channel wasn't even really an option though, I had my trolling motor on max and was barely moving upstream at all.

I'd be careful with smaller boats out there. I was in a 19' bass boat with a 150hp.

I won't be going out again until the current slows down it was just to much of a chore fighting it the whole time.

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chuckwagon

How close are the back waters from the SPP launch? Id really likento fish these when the flow is down. Any tips?

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Craigums

How close are the back waters from the SPP launch? Id really likento fish these when the flow is down. Any tips?

You basically launch IN the backwaters.

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chuckwagon

Ahhh. Thank you!

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