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JstanK

When will pools 2, 3, and 4 start producing the quality & quantity that fishing shows are made of?

 

Last Tuesday there was a decent number of rigs in the lot at 494. We messed around from shore and only managed wind bites. There wasn't a bunch of time or energy spent casting plastics & drowning worms,,,but it was sooooo nice to play with a long rod. With any luck the shore ice will be gone in a jiffy and then it's game on. Can't wait to stick a biggun and let her go. 

 

Good Luck & Be Safe!

 

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expl

There are some fish to be had.I Was on pool#2 Wednesday for the first time this spring.Wasnt great fishing,just enough to keep a guy busy.I wouldnt expext the shore ice to last much longer as the river is predicted to rise about 5feet over the course of the next week.This should bunch up more fish in certain areas as they try to avoid the stronger current.

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IceHawk

They are slowly starting the chew once water temps hit that majical number game on. Hopefully flooding isn't a issue  to quick down there plan on doing a few runs myself. Always enjoy pool 4 the scenery is next two none. Special place they have down there. 

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Patrick Bennett

what number is the magic number?

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JstanK

Thanks for the replies.

 

Gave 494 a couple of hrs on Sunday afternoon, the wind was pretty chilly & challenging. We fiddled around with live bait rigs/fatheads & jigs n plastics. Should've moved more but my GF got way too cozy at spot 1, so only 1 it was. Wish I could say them WhiteTips were beaching themselves,,,but they weren't so I won't. Actually it was super slow and we got skunked...Must not have offered up enough and/or proper sacrifices to the Fishing Gods. 

 

Still a really nice feeling to be playing with a long rod and not be shackled to just 2 holes. 

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Fishing was ok Tuesday and much better Wednesday.I finally found a decent sized scool of very willing biters and it didnt take long to catch 20 fish.There was no mistaking it they thumped the jig hard as compared to the day before.Biggest I managed was a 23 @1/2 inch but lost one much larger boatside.Lots of 18-20inchers which is fine by me.Looking forward to spending this whole next week on the water as the weather looks perfect.

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expl

Good bite yesterday lots of nice walleyes along with some small saugers.Biggest so far is a 26",just havnt found the big ones I know are there.

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eyeguy 54

nice!  post pics if you can.  I cant fish for a while yet and love seeing pics. 

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5 hours ago, expl said:

Good bite yesterday lots of nice walleyes along with some small saugers.Biggest so far is a 26",just havnt found the big ones I know are there.

Any flooding on the river yet? I would assume she's rolling pretty good down there

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The river is definately high and flowing pretty fast but I wouldnt say flooded.The water levels and current seem to be staying pretty consistent and water temp had risen a couple of degrees over last week,which is a good thing.I will try to get some pics on next trips but I fish alone so its not the easiest to do with a fish in one hand and the other hand trying to dig out the phone while the boat is cruising downstream.With the current the way it is I need a hand on the tiller at most all times,some days i wish for a third arm lol.

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 Thanks! I know what your saying the one time I had a 135 hp tiller in reverse with some throttle just to slip drift and try to vertically fish.  Baypoint and Colville both open or are you going out of Everets? 

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