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Ricky P
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FISHING REPORT
7/27/14 8:46 PM CST
Conditions: Night Time
Trying the spillway, not having much luck tonight. Seen a few other people catch some fish though. However seeing stuff like this really makes me mad, what a waste!

JOHN BOMKAMP
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7/27/14 6:00 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
1/2 day walleye trip with Molly and Nate, a nice couple from Davenport. We didn't get on the water until 10:30, and with the strong NW wind blowing and threatening clouds, things didn't appear to be the best for fishing. I was wrong again, as usual! We started trolling a spot. After 2 pulls, nothing. I said that we should change baits and try one more pull. Before I could get Molly's bait tied on, Nate had one on. He took it off, casted back out, and had another one. This one was 18 inches. They then proceeded to put them in the boat on a steady basis. 8 keepers to 21 inches, plus about 10 shorts. The shorts were nice fish, just under 15 inches. Put the boat on the trailer at 2:30 just before the wind really started blowing. A couple of my friends did real well today also. They caught 28 huge bluegills, 8 crappies and a few really nice perch. Gene had acrappie that went 15 1/2 inches! What a beauty!

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

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DICK NEEFE
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7/27/14 5:54 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Report for last couple days fishing. Saturday morning was a walleye trip with John, & sons Jason, & Pete. Had four good eaters to 19" & a bunch of shorts. Caught fish dragging jigs/ crawlers so we had the usual variety, along with some unusal ones. Had a ton of sheep, and some cats. Hit one spot with some really nice largemouth right out in the middle of a slough? Had a northern and a couple more bite offs, and one slab crappie?? Started the day with 10 doz crawlers, had 5 left when we were done with a four hour trip. SOMETHINGS BITING!!

This morning was with John Boy and Mitch, they just wanted a few fish for a fry. Went after panfish. With the water still dropping wasn't too suprised to find that those nice perch & gills I had found last Thursday had moved. Didn't take too long to relocate em though. Those fish have moved from the grass to some wood. Didn't find the big perch, but got into a nice bunch of dandy gills to 9", and a few slab crappies. Plenty of fillets for a couple big fries.

Thinking of investing into a night crawler farm Wink

See Ya on the river


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TED PECK
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7/27/14 5:36 PM CST
took a glorified boat ride with my wife--the admiral--this afternoon. Wind pretty stiff out of the NW. Dragged a Bomber for about 10 mins. and she picked up a mongo sheep at the same offshore rock pile where Flathead Charlie hooked up yesterday.when the rod loaded up and started to bounce i jokingly told her she was hung up on a snag. The admiral said some unkind words and questioned my sanity. I feel your pain, Mark! Crying

MARK CLEMENTS
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7/27/14 11:38 AM CST
Okay...looks like the fishing is too good to close up today. We will be open this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The river is at a great height to fish off the barge. I am sitting here watching guys catching some wonderful summer walleye and sauger. Bluegills are just huge and now some crappie are coming in. Northern Pike all over the place, biting off the walleye fishermen...which is really good for jig sales. Most walleye coming in on hair jigs with minnows and a few guys using willowcats. They still have some at Captain Hook's.

I will keep the boats in the water and stay open. I have some work to do this week on the docks, so might as well stay open. We moved our vacation back a week and my wife thinks I'm nuts, but sometimes you have to do what the river will let you do. Come up and see us this next weekend. Check out some of the pictures on facebook.


Clements Fishing Barge
(608) 689-2800
Walli Guy
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7/27/14 11:19 AM CST
i'll add a shoutout for Capt. Ted. fished with him wednesday (ted's report w/ larry and steve) and caught a lot of fish with a great fisherman who's every bit as good a BS ... i mean ... story teller Big Smile. showed us some great spots and techniques to shorten our learning curve on our first time fishing the area. we actually went out the next day and made a milk run of spots ted showed us and caught even more walleyes than the day before. only had 10% of my trolling gear since we were in my buddy's boat, but we longlined flickers on spinning rods and whacked a good mess of nice keepers, along with quite a few jigging crawlers and leeches. i highly recommend ted for a great and entertaining trip. we plan on making the long drive back in the fall to pick ted's brain on the wingdam bite Cool

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The5%
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7/27/14 9:48 AM CST
Fished with Capn Ted yesterday morning. Had a great time, caught some walleyes and LEARNED a ton about river fishing. We used what he taught us to go back out in the afternoon and caught a mixed bag: northern, white bass, flathead, and more walleye. I would definitely recommend Capn Ted as a fun guy and great fishing guide.

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7/26/14 2:01 PM CST
Correction. When the water freezes over it will be PERFECT. Until then (sigh)....Another foot down will really make some of those closing damns come alive!

TED PECK
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7/26/14 1:24 PM CST
half day mission of discovery with Sailor Joe and Flathead Charlie on a very crowded River. Sailor Joe wanted to catch a few walleyes and learn some duck hunting spots for the next fall.Started by pulling cranks. too much grass coming down. Switched over to dragging jigs and they hooked up right away. Refined the presentation by anchoring up and pitching. In about 2 hrs. they caught maybe 25 eyes. Most were short--just barely.The smartest walleye in the River is 14 3/4" long and weighs seven pounds. The guys kept a couple for a sandwich and we frogged around to a couple more spots. Time passed too quickly. On the way back we saw some white bass busting minnows. They caught two fish in about 4 casts and decided to see how they tasted. No snot rockets today. Both guys caught a MONGO sheep. Besides eyes they caught SMB, LMB, flathead, channel and a sucker with a very sporty attitude. Fishing is outstanding now. When the River drops just one more foot it will be PERFECT. Big Smile

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7/26/14 8:06 AM CST
Ted, will be 43 for us too, was wondering who married my wife's twin sister, (actually didn't know she had a twin, but obviously she does) Dull

seriously, Ted, Dick, Bosman, John, Mark...lot of fun reading all these posts with information on the river..

thanks

blake Meighen
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7/25/14 11:33 PM CST
wow great afternoon on the river.mixed bag nice bass and some big pike today.Been waitin for fishin like this since spring.can't get enough of the river Cool

MARK CLEMENTS
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7/25/14 6:05 PM CST
A lot of fish caught today. I had my limit of huge bluegills in about an hour...waited all spring for that kind of fishing and it happens now. Nice thing about it is I think we are going to have a good summer and a fantastic September. White bass, smallmouth and largemouth bass, a couple walleye and plenty of northern pike around as well.

They will close the wall up by the dam to fishing starting on Monday while they do some work. May open up in a day or two depending on how much they get done. They said they would keep moving the fence back as they worked so guys could get in there if they wanted to...very nice of them to do that.


Clements Fishing Barge
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7/25/14 5:04 PM CST
Ted....all I can say after reading that is......."AMEN"! Big Smile

JOHN BOMKAMP
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7/25/14 4:54 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Fished today with Mark and his brother Nick. The ½ day trip started targeting walleye. We trolled crank baits and fished a jig and worm combination. 4 legal fish plus about a dozen shorts. Ended the trip spending a little over an hour fishing panfish. They kept a dozen fish, bluegills and crappie for a fry. Yesterday I caught a ice mess of fish. Perch to 13 inches and bluegills to 9 inches.

The river is getting in better shape everyday. Still dropping, but much slower now. We’re finally getting our river back! Thanks for reading my reports, and have a great weekend!

TED PECK
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7/25/14 3:35 PM CST
Got off the water yesterday and came home to find two boxes delivered by the UPS man. One was from B-fish-N Tackle, containing an assortment of H2O Precision jigs in pyro-keet and some white Moxies. The other was a big box from Rapala with some walleye pattern #5 jointed ShadRaps, DT Thugs, ScatterRaps and other goodies...almost $500 worth of stuff. My wife came down to the man cave as I was putting stuff away and pulled a Bomber 6A off of the pegboard. "How much does a lure like this cost?" she asked. "about five bucks" i replied. She stood there for a few minutes counting baits and calculating "you have AT LEAST $7K in lures here!" she shrieked. "You should put the ones you don't intend to use on Ebay". I explained there would eventually come a time when every one of those baits might be needed, and to let me enjoy the lures so long as i was still able to fish. The conversation got deep at that point. I told her to sell all my hunting and fishing stuff when I die. When she asked why, I replied "cuz I don't want you to marry some a-hole and have him using my stuff!! Angry She replied "and what makes you think I would marry ANOTHER a-hole Evil Grin. We'll be married 43 years in a couple of weeks. Some advice from the old guide to you young-uns out there( which is most of you)...Make it clear from the git-go that fishing is as much a part of you as an arm or leg. Not fishing is not an option. If you can make a living from fishing, so much the better. But fishing is not merely an avocation if you're a frequent visitor to this website. Fishing is a big part of who you are. Wondering Don't EVER let things get to the point where you have to 'ask the wife' before you spend a couple hundred bucks on a new rod. Sweating Just do it! Tounge Out Real women dig assertive men--who ALWAYS put their woman's needs first. sorry about the long discourse. This is what happens when a fisherman spends the day rigging to fish instead of on the water. Tomorrow the fish will pay for it. Big Time Evil Grin

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