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fishfinder26

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fishfinder26

Just wondering if anyone could give any advice they might have for fishing cats? Id like to give it a try as I never really gone before. Anything would be great. Thanks

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harvey lee

If you go to the catfish forum you will find alot of info.

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DARK30

How's the dam in town look?

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LMITOUT

A lot of water coming over it right now. Might be one of the last years you'll see it as they are tearing the bridge out when they reconstruct highway 7 and the intersection of highway 15 including the bridge. They are going to put some sort of fish ladder/rock steps in and widen the mouth out a little.

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rattleL

Wish they would just leave the river alone i have already had spots ruined by the stuff that has taken place all the little rapids in town and then holes fill in that once contained fish they should jsut leave it alone its doing fine

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