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TED PECK
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3/28/15 6:45 PM CST
shake-down cruise for the new E-tech this afternoon. Fished for about 2 hrs. Boated 15. six legal size. about half each on Teddy Cat and pulling plastics. Continuing to evolve the presentation with the TC. today a 4" orange jr. jig tail worked best. depth a major key in finding better fish.

DUK FEVR
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3/28/15 7:00 AM CST
How big of weights for river rigs and what weight jigs are used? Current fast?

campfire22
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3/28/15 5:11 AM CST
Yes, the float can get crowded, especially on a weekend. But take your girlfriend out there and give it a shot. You'll have a good time. I fish the float about twice per year. I was there on Thursday. The perch were biting on worms fished off the bottom. A few small walleye and sauger were being caught as well.

The float does not sell minnows. If you want minnows get them in town. I am not sure if they sell worms or not, I brought my own.

Try and get on the first boat or two out there and you should be able to have choice of many good places to fish. They were catching perch on the inside and outside of the dock the day I was there. So there really wasn't a bad place to fish on Thursday.

You can bring as little or as much stuff as you want. I pack light, since they will even cook food for you. Do NOT bring a net. They have plenty of those if you need one.

Good luck!

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cds
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3/27/15 6:25 PM CST
Cap't Hooks bait and tackle is in Genoa,on the N side of Main St. Dairyland launch is south of town a little bit,on 35,just downstream from the power plant.

You'll see where a lot of people fish.

messer0565
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3/27/15 6:11 PM CST
Sorry for the non report. My friend and I are planning on coming over in the morning. I was curious if anyone can help give me some advice. Not looking for anyone's hot spots, just wanting to know where we should launch, possible places for bait, and how many other boaters to expect as we have never fished the Mississippi before. Tips to put more fish in the boat wouldn't hurt either. Targeting perch and walleyes. We are coming from central WI (Mauston). I'm very familiar fishing the Wisconsin river, Petenwell and castle rock flowage and am more than willing to trade information. My PM is turned on so feel free to message me to prevent filling this thread up with non reports. Thanks in advance.

badgerstatehunter
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3/26/15 9:36 AM CST
just a question. I'm thinking of taking my girlfriend to the float on Sunday. I've never been on the float before. Is it craziness with people shoulder to shoulder? Does it every get too full where there is no space? Is there anything I should bring I may not think of? thanks and sorry for this not being a report.

JOHN BOMKAMP
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3/25/15 7:04 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 36° - 40° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Fished today targeting perch. Good day! Almost constant action. We threw back a bunch of fish and still ended up with a good pile of nice fish. Fished on the bottom with a slip sinker rig and plain hook in 15 to 20 fow. Winter is back, but it is worth it. The fish don't care!

Thanks for reading my reports, and have a good week.

sizematron
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3/25/15 6:16 PM CST
Cds, Thanks for the response, I did try the usual detective work by going back in the history for a year or two that might work on other threads not this thread went back at least 30 pages back and I still wasn't into september 2014 only gives you a choice of 5 or 6 back since all this is at the bottom of the page the back and forth was painfully slow. Just didnt want to lock shoulders on the barge.

Bodyman51
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3/24/15 11:14 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny
A buddy and I had the chance to fish the Clements Float. We had planned to take the boat to Genoa Monday early AM, but with the wonderful white stuff the ramp looked like a ski hill. So we decided to spend a day on the float and I'm glad we did. Plenty of perch being caught and a few walleyes. I met some of the fisherman and they are fisherman. Most of them drive for hours to get the first boat out to the float. There were groups of friends pulling perch and planning fish fry's, having a good time. I saw a few father son's out there. Fathers sharing with their sons and daughters an experience that they will remember and retell for years to come. A few older guys that had it down pat, fishing efficiently in the chaos of crossed lines and perch being pulled everywhere you look. I had such a good time I invited 2 of my brothers and a nephew down from New Richmond to fish today. They we home with about 30 perch and a plan for a fish fry Friday night.

I would think after this process of Jumbo perch being caught in larger numbers then this area has ever seen, this process has been going on for quite a few years now and that fact alone tells you they are very efficient at replenishing there numbers year after year.

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3/24/15 7:06 PM CST
Sizematron - if you look back at this thread at this time last year you'll see someone mention nailing the perch where nobody else was fishing.

They don't flow out of DeSoto bay with the ice.

I saw someone icefish from what looked like a flyin' sauger the other day,back in a little slough that I know holds perch at late,late ice...

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DICK NEEFE
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3/24/15 6:33 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny
Got Ted's call about noon. Said sure, I'll take em. Gotta give me a few minutes to get the snow cover off the boat, put on a few more layers & I'm ready to go. Got in a half day this afternoon with Dan & Mike, nice guys and good hooks! Caught oodles & oodles of fish. Lots of short eyes & saugers and some rel nice sauger again to 18". Caught fish on different colored bucktail jigs & on some gulp Dan brought along. Sent the boys home with their limit of nice saugers. Those sauger on a rip right now.

Thanks Ted for the call, had a great time. Outboard motors these days are generally very reliable. But when you depend on something daily and it lets you down, it' really frustrating. Good luck with the new motor. You'll be back on the river before you know it!

See Ya on the river

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sizematron
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3/24/15 4:59 PM CST
When the perch are spawning are they attracted only to the tailrace area or can they be found in most slack water of the main current like the river sloughs like Desota bay or behind the wing dams along the river.

TED PECK
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3/24/15 3:59 PM CST
Got the boat in the water about 11:30 for trip with Dan & Mike. River color/level near perfect. Old Blue wouldn't start. Called jerry's Sports Service in Beloit, my boat dealer for over 30 years. Meanwhile, Dan & Mike showed up. Fortunately, Dicko was home and willing to take the guys out on incredibly short notice. Big Smile. Got the boat loaded and Jerry's called back. They have a brand new E-tech on the way and want to hang it Thursday morning! Have run Evinrudes my entire life--ever since my first boat back in the early 60's. Dependability is legendary, but outboards are machines. Sometimes machines break. having the kind of support that can get you back to work in less than 48 hours speaks volumes. there will certainly be withdrawal symptoms from not being able to get back on the River until Friday. I really try to release female 'eyes over 20". Just hope it will be possible to show enough restraint to keep from breaking their necks on the hookset Evil Grin Thanks, Dick, for carrying the ball Wink

walleyeteche
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3/24/15 8:27 AM CST
I fished the float Friday and Saturday. Did well on perch and a few bonus walleye and sauger. Then on Sunday we fished from shore before we left and caught some more including one at 15.5"! We had some for dinner last night and those had to be some of the best perch I've ever tasted!

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MARK CLEMENTS
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3/24/15 8:20 AM CST
Perch fishing still fantastic!


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