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limitedout

Finally made it over there!!

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it has been so crazy this year i finally
got in a cat' day yesterday. I was surprised and pleased at the landing at MB Johnson being so easy in and out, no mud problems, it was geat. the goldeye weren't very cooperative we only could catch one so i dug out my waterdogs and a couple reserve suckers. The cats were pecking in the morning and being fussy for us but we had a good midday. We landed 8 nice cats the biggest at 29" which was sent back in to swim around again. I thought the bite was tough for us. I wondered if the other 2 rigs i saw at the landing caught anything or if anyone else experienced a little slowness. or we just can't fish!!!! what a great time i could do that everyday! I am jealous of Backwater ED! It was nice to just go fish for fun and relax. I also caught a big old snapper downstream from the landing a mile or so. Do the goldeye go hot and cold just like any other fish? they weren't even jumping much. still had a blast.

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Bruce

I was out fishing on Saturday morning (September 7) south from the Convent landing. I was using frozen goldeye for bait and caught some cats, but the fishing has seemed to slow down some from how the catfish bite was in August. It is still great to get out on the river to fish though. Hopefully the walleye bite will get hot soon. Bruce

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limitedout

thanks for the response bruce!
hey, do you see goldeye not bite sometimes?
thanks
jim

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Bruce

Goldeye have been hard to get now. I was out on the Red tonight and tried to catch some goldeye for bait with no success. I tried many of the spots and techniques that worked earlier in the season but that didn't work tonight! I froze some goldeye that I caught earlier so they have been nice to have for times like this when the goldeye aren't cooperating. I acually like to use frozen goldeye better than fresh goldeye. The frozen goldeye stays on the hook better and and is easier to use with less mess. The cats don't seem to mind the "goldeye popsicles" either! Bruce

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