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ps70mlf

Otsego river fishing

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I live about 1/4 mile from the mississippi river in otsego. i have been fishing it for a good 6 years. Now that i am 16 i have been fishign it just about every day in the summer. I usally have the best luck in catching carp and suckers, but many northerns, bass and walleys show themselfs too. For walleyes,bass,and northernns 2-4inch mister twister grups in a chartruse or white work the best. I fish off shore in many spots but the best presantation is casting and reeling. During the hot summer nights me and my freinds love to cat fish. A simple 4 ounce pyrimid sinker and a number 6 circle hook with a nice fat frog with do the trick. Its nothing to go down ot my secret spot and catch a good dozen cats ranging from 5-10 lbs a night. The river is one of the best places to fish in my book. its also one of the simplests

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PS70 - welcome to the website! It's awesome and full of tons of great info.

I love fishing for smallies (not so big on cats...) and I hope to learn the Otsego area this summer. I got a pair of waders and have been to Monticello a couple of times and want to start working my way downriver towards otsego & Elk River.

Man, I wish I could be your age again and fish all day, everyday, in the summer! Life must be real rough. just teasing... kinda wink.gif

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I have been fishing the Elk River/Otsego/Monticello area of the river for many years now. I love the smallie action as well as the cats. Hopefully we can hook up sometime on the river. I have a 14ft jon boat with The Riverbasher painted on the sides. Say hi to me if ya see me

Jeremy

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Welcome ps70mlf!! Great place to live and a great time to be alive!!

Are the pyramid sinkers a frog-specific rig for you? I've often wondered what the advantage is to the pyramids.


Rob

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I use pyrmid sinkers no matter what bait im using , i prefer them because they hold great and they dont snag up at all. around here i fish in strong current and need the holding power

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