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marblei

River fish/water temp

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Great forum....just found it! Question:
New to river fishing. Equipped with proper gear...river frontage, jet boat, etc. Have had a GREAT summer learning to RESPECT river and ,attempting to figure out and catching plenty of smallies, a few wallys, and cats.(and yes...."bumping" a rock or two) Wondering if the "river fish" put on the feed bag like the lake fish? (Until this year, was exclusive walleye, so that is all I really know about!) I know the water temp isn't down yet, but can I 'anticipate' the same GREAT action as 'FALL' eye fishing when it does start to decrease?????(do smallies and cats respond the same as walleyes?)

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Welcome!
Yup - They do. I dunno what the cats & smallies do at this time of year, but the walleye & northerns get more active and easier to find. I found my northerns last year while they were patrolling shorelines and pools. The walleye were hanging in moderate current over & around breaking structure.

Good luck and let us know how ya do!

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