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WINTER FISH PATTERNS


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I am just sitting here at work and a thought keeps popping into my mind - What are the smallies and walleyes in the river doing this winter? Anyone want to share knowledge or opinions on Mississippi fish behavior in the winter? Do they hold in deep water, feed at night/day, how much do they migrate in the winter especially into tributaries like the Crow and Rum (if it wasn't dammed), or do they leave the tribs to find deeper water in the Mississippi, etc? Not that I am planning on hitting the water soon, but it might be fun to discuss. I guess I am just trying to scratch that itch. I have always wondered about fish migration in rivers - how far do they travel?

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Well so much for that discussion, BLB! tongue.gif

Yep, that report tells alot and who am I to disagree with it since I don't fish all winter anyways. As long as they are where they're supposed to be on May 27th, I'll be happy.

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You're right about that "discussion", Hawgtide. BigLakeBa$$, thanks for the link; it is an interesting article. I have looked around that site before but your link prompted me to do more exploring. There is some great info on rivers and streams in Wright county, and beyond. Info on the trout streams was very interesting - but not for this site. It is 45 degrees today and the river is open . . .

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It is 45 degrees today and the river is open . . .


I would be crazy not to fish open water on a 45 degree day like today. Man I am glad I have my boat ready to fish. Spent four hours on the river today. Ice fishin is for people that winterized their boat.

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