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Dry landing nets????

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Was below the dam in Red Wing on Friday with my Dad. I was excited to get out on the water - it was a beautiful day and the fishing reports were positive. We jigged plastics w/lead heads, drifted and trolled w/floating jigs and fatheads, trolled crankbaits and flipped plactics into the shallows. We worked different depths and both sides of the river from Everts to the dam. We fished for seven hours and didn't see a single fish landed in all that time. Did see about a 40# cat being released from the dock at the resort.That was a pig!

What were we and the other 75 boats down there doing wrong? Was anyone down there and caught fish on Friday? Any tips or suggestions welcome.

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Hey Joe, Tough bite huh? The water temp as listed with the corps of engineers for the last two days is at 45 degrees. With the dropping water and risingfg temps, I'd hazard a guess that the fish are dropping back towards a more stable environment for spawning. 44 degrees is about primetime for that to take place....a bit warmer for the sauger. Nonetheless, with the water on its way down and those fish not having a really ideal area up towards the dam now they will head to less favorable spots if they are even any good now.

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