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TED PECK
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10/31/14 5:22 PM CST
Tundra swans showed up near Brownsville overnight. They will hang around until about 48 hrs. before the River backwaters lock up, usually 17-21 days. Birds are a big part of the fishin' picture...if you wanna find the walleyes or the bass or the cats, figure out what they are eating nd go where they are eating it. Wink

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10/31/14 4:54 PM CST
Looks like to much grass ???

skyhi88
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10/31/14 3:45 PM CST
that's the plan, going to get in tonite, go say hi to a buddy, try to make a few casts and then find a beer. I remember from staying at Rudys that those guys love to talk, haha... after a few beers they don't mind sharing the spots. A river that huge with so much fish, I don't blame them. Made for a great trip that weekend. And everyone seems extra friendly out there. Ill be on the barge tomorrow if you see the young couple feel free to say hi. Most likely her last trip with a bun in the oven

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10/31/14 3:29 PM CST
Go to Captain Hooks Bait Shop in Genoa. They can help point you in the right direction and when your having a cocktail at the bar the locals can also be a wealth of info. Look back on the reports too. I would seriously give the Clemments Barge a shot.

cds I sent you a pm.

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skyhi88
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10/31/14 9:02 AM CST
thanks cds, that's what I was planning, just assumed I can leave all the 1/4 oz at home... girl friend surprised me and found us a room for the weekend so hopefully can find a spot to fish off shore this evening when we get there. If anyone cares to point me in a direction, ill buy ya a beer Smile Were staying right in genoa at the big river inn... now if work would just speed up!

MARK CLEMENTS
MARK CLEMENTS
Joined: 3/29/2004
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10/31/14 6:35 AM CST
Fishing was very good again today. Lots of walleye, sauger and perch coming in. Bigger sauger yesterday than I've seen before. I had a couple perch for lunch...caught on just some twister tails. Better with minnows or worms. Walleye were still coming in on Killer Jigs tipped with minnows. Purple combinations still out performed everything else. It was a really nice day.


Clements Fishing Barge
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10/30/14 9:05 PM CST
Skyhi - I fish The River (as opposed to "the river") several times each fall - not nearly like the regular posters here - but I can say that the only say to "come prepared" with jig sizes for the Mississippi is to bring plenty from 1/8 to 5/8 and a few 1/16 and 3/4.

First day back at the Mississippi I like to leave shore with 6 rods rigged with 5 different jig sizes. I fine tune from there.

Honest.

TED PECK
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10/30/14 2:28 PM CST
got out for a couple hours looking for eyes. caught nothing but saugers and shorts. white bass are still holding in the same pattern they have been in for a week or so. weeds today just awful. Water temp main channel 49. Mn. Slough 46.Change in river dynamics over the past several days is both visible and palpable. last year we were on the ice on Nov. 27. Bet it will be real close to this date in 2014.

DICK NEEFE
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10/30/14 2:01 PM CST
Checking on the walleyes today. First stop a wing dam that was loaded with largemouth-no eyes. a few more stops and found a school of hungry eyes in a very small area. Had 8 in less than an hour. Nothin big, but nothin small either, all fish between 16" & 20". Other spots produced lots of white bass, but no more eyes. That small spot is top secret, only way to find it is with pieces of paper with pictures of dead presidents on them Wink

See Ya on the river


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skyhi88
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10/30/14 10:49 AM CST
coming from Milwaukee for the weekend to visit a friend and hoping to get out fishing. Can anyone recommend some jig sizes/ weights? I just don't want to get out there and have to track down a bait shop because im too light... I found out how fun it is finding minnows during ice fishing, trying to avoid that, rather come prepared Smile

TED PECK
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10/30/14 7:16 AM CST
Plan today is to find the doe I stuck last night, catch a couple walleyes for lunch then be back in the tree by 3. Family committments and deer hunting will preclude any guide trips until 11/8. Sorry for the inconvenience! Please call Capn. John Bomkamp or Capn. Dick Neefe if you're looking to catch some fish between now and 11/8. mark's float is another good option. Fishing is good right now and should remain so for a couple of weeks.Water temp is just tickling 48 degrees and the tundra swans haven't shown up yet.Birds are definitely a part of the big picture. Dipping gulls indicate minnows which are being chased by white bass and some walleyes. Tundra swans show up 2-3 weeks before ice up. They leave en masse. Within 48 hours backwaters will be frozen. three days after that we'll be out on places like Shore Slough, Green Lake and Cold Springs. To the potential client who phoned early this morning: my apologies if I seemed short with you. Crabby when the phone wakes me after a too short nite of stumbling through the woods following blood before the first cup of coffee. My neck is swollen from the rut. i have gone rogue. Plan is to reluctantly rejoin society on 11/8. Until then, in the woods or on the River Tounge Out

MARK CLEMENTS
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10/30/14 6:47 AM CST
Fishing was pretty good yesterday and big walleye moving up towards the dam. Perch were caught early but nothing in the afternoon for some reason. Couple northern caught everyday, but nobody is really fishing for them right now, just catching them on hair jigs with a minnow or getting bit off. No weeds again today to speak of and the weather was good all day (yesterday). Purple still the main color for hair jigs, couple guys did well on pink/white too. Minnows were a must though.


Clements Fishing Barge
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DICK NEEFE
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10/29/14 4:56 PM CST
Water temp falling after the big cool down from the "summertime" weather we had. Back to more "normal" weather, water will continue to cool. Panfish still going, not fast & ferious but some nice ones.

See Ya on the river


Dick Neefe's Fishing Guide Service
(608) 648-3828 - Summer
TED PECK
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10/29/14 1:16 PM CST
Quick check of water temp when I got out of the tree this morning: 48 degrees! Didn't see many weeds. SHOWTIME!! Big Smile

MARC MORRONE
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10/29/14 9:11 AM CST
Hello Mark and Karen at Clements Fishing Barge!

I am starting to talk to a lot of guys that are winterizing boats while it's still decent weather.

A trip to Clements Barge is a great way to extend your season - no boat needed, and some great fishing.


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