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cycleguy
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8/29/14 1:39 PM CST
Great last two postings again Ted... ALWAYS enjoy reading them!

TED PECK
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8/29/14 12:50 PM CST
half-day cat trip with Brian, son BJ and uncle Jerry this morning using Sonny's dipbait. 1st time using dipbait and fishing the Miss for this crew. Taught them how/why cats are where they are, then the philosophy of dip-baiting: essentially, no bites in 15 minutes--you move. Once they start biting, no bites in five minutes--you move. Sat in the first spot for two hours. All eater size channels, nothing big...but when you wanna eat cat, eaters is what you wanna catch! highlight of trip was when 14 year old BJ wanted to torment a spider on the line. he's scared of spiders, so used a pair of needlenose pliers. could see where this was going immediately and predicted same to his dad. "BJ is gonna drop my pliers in the River" I said. "no I won't" BJ said. spider jumped off the line and on to the pliers. pliers went in the River. You can always tell a 14 year old, but you can't tell 'em much Wink

TED PECK
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8/28/14 2:19 PM CST
Fished with Jim today. A generally tough bite and cautionary tale about what is truly important in life. For many years Jim worked up to 100 hrs/wk., clawing his way to the top of his company. he now only works 50 hours a week and is determined to stop and smell the roses once in awhile. His primary desire was catching a walleye--something he had not accomplished by age 59. At the third spot we fished, this got crossed off Jim's bucket list. A little while later as he reeled in a SMB he said i was the first guide he had ever hired. This was troubling. WonderingFirst walleye. First guided trip. After a few more minutes i had to ask "Jim, have you ever been kissed? Sad (already knew the answer, as his two sons were fishing with Capn. John.) Jim looked at me and reminded me that his sons were with John...one eyebrow raised WonderingFrom that point forward Jim was truly able to leave all his demons on the dock and enjoy the day. Even though the fishing was tough he still managed to catch two more short eyes, SMB, LMB and a mess of bluegills.got off the water just as it started raining, forever thankful that the Creator allows me to make a living here on the magnificent Miss. My old river rat Dad always used to say God made the earth two-thirds water and one third land with the intention man should spend twice as much time fishin' as following the plow. He was the smartest man I ever knew Big Smile

TED PECK
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8/26/14 7:21 PM CST
half day trip with Mike and Tami this afternoon. neither had fished the River before. Tami hadn't fished much anywhere, but this college athlete quickly mastered the basics of casting and was putting that DT thug on target every time. First fish was a very respectable sheep, which Tami thought was snagged until the rod started thumping. Went for walleye initially, but when two hours produced just one legal and one short they decided to switch over to SMB. Tough bite was understandable given cold front and bright blue sky. SMB were just waiting for a little shade, which we had for the last hour of the trip. Dark melon pepper Chompers salty sinker was bait they wanted tonite. Tami had to learn another skill set--fishing wacky rigged senkos. No big fish today, but couple had a good time learning about the River and new ways to fish it.

MARK CLEMENTS
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8/26/14 6:05 PM CST
I've been hearing that the fishing has been pretty good...just in time for us to open up the fishing barge again. We open on Friday and will be open every day all fall. Water is at a great height for fall with some nice flow by the barge for walleye fishing. They stocked up on willowcats at the shop as well for the fall season. Plenty of bluegills around as well as the pesky northern pike chasing them around.

The cabin at Captain Hook's had a cancellation this weekend...anyone need a place to stay?


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TED PECK
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8/25/14 10:23 PM CST
Yeah, Dick, I have four waypoints plugged into that spot we were fishin' today--marks at both ends of both spots. usually throw marker bouys on the four waypoints when nobody else is around. Tough to see when wind is out of certain directions. After you left we popped a half dozen more, then went gillin'. Never got up to where you were fishin'. Nothing big, but all keepers. Thought about upgrading next year to some of that real fancy gear that's on the market now--but WHY? WE just read the River like our Daddies did. Gotta admit my I-Pilot is worth its weight in gold--ditto the Lakemaster chip, especially during the month of Fogust. Really wish you would get a cell phone. I have one of those Trac Fones like the drug dealers use where you buy the minutes up front and the government can't track your movement. You, John and me know that there really aren't any secrets out there...and one of these days one of us is gonna croak. At least with cell phones maybe one of us could get there before the minnows die so they wouldn't go to waste. Besides, Trac Fones are cheap--cost about as much as 7 willocats.

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8/25/14 7:56 PM CST
Don't worry Dicko ~ Ted still responds to smoke signals. Be sure to use cedar though. His eyes aren't what they used to be.

DICK NEEFE
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8/25/14 7:35 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 86° - 90° F Water Temp: 76° - 80º F
After some chores this morning, got out late, just horsing around. Wanted to put a couple perch spots on my GPS. Would've done it earlier, but have to have the instruction book with me. I'm computer stupid and not afraid to admit it. You can catch fish without it but it sure makes things easier. Fished a few spots just to make sure I was in the right place. Caught a few fish in each spot, then marked em, so next time I don't have to line up the point of this island with the big cottonwood tree, etc. Technoligy is great! Have a few spots marked and it's amazing how acurate this new stuff is. Kept 4 perch for supper, they're delicious! Was gonna fish one spot but seen Capn Ted starting to fish the other end of it, left cause he was working, and I wasn't.

If I keep working at it I'll catch up with the 19th or 20th century or whatever the hell it is? Who knows, Ted, maybe I'll even get a celler phone?

See Ya on the river


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TED PECK
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8/25/14 3:58 PM CST
Ed and Deb drove all the way from Indiana to cross a Miss. R. fishing trip off the bucket list. Their main mission was taking home some fish to eat. Thought about just going after panfish, but wanted to throw a few casts for eyes first, primarily to get a handle on their fishing ability. Deb said she had never caught a walleye before. On cast #3 she whacked a nice 19" right at boatside. A few casts later Ed hooked into a 21 incher. While I was netting this fish, Deb caught another one. Ended up catching 5 fish 17-21" before the sun took command of the sky--casting Bomber 6As and DT Thug Raps in parrot pattern. Spent the last couple hours catching a mess of real respectable gills and perch...perch on 1/16 oz orange jigheads/crawler; gills on the amazing Bimbo Skunk. There were a couple of short walleyes mixed in with the perch, which were of course released. But the NEATEST thing was getting a lady who had never caught a walleye and have her get out of the boat 6 hours later after catching walleyes in three different states! Both Ed and Deb each caught a quality SMB, which were reluctantly released once convinced these fish are too valuable a resource to catch just once. They DID keep a 16" sheepie for the pan. For my nickel, the sheep is almost as good as walleye, and certainly fights harder pound for pound. poo-poo all ya want to....once you've had wool in your teeth there's no goin' back. Evil Grin

desotowalleye
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8/25/14 9:45 AM CST
Hit the river for a couple days based off of an island by blackhawk. Fishin was a lil slow for me but found some nice gills and a bunch of bass in a slough bout 5ft deep around wood. Couldn`t gey much out deeper on main river. No eyes just acouple cats and sheeps. Any tips for the eyes or saugers? Goin back next weekend and i will report again. Beatiful out there even when weather doesnt totally cooperate!!! Good luck and good fishin!!

25427
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8/25/14 9:05 AM CST
Do we have a rising water level on pool 9. Struggled the last 3 days in the fog and heat. Not a whine just a statement of fact. Bass were the target. Anybody know who the winner was in the bass tournament on pool 9? Thanks Good luck the next time out. 25427

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Ricky P
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8/24/14 8:24 PM CST
Canoed out to the second spillway today. Caught a couple fish off the shore. Got some gills and tiny rock bass. Caught the same northern twice. Cap'n Ted, thanks for the rat l trap tip. I can't seem to find any royal shad colored ones though. Hmm I think you've been to all the bait shops and bought em all up. Thinking about ordering some online. Hope everyone else had a fun day. Friend with her gill she caught.

DICK NEEFE
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8/24/14 2:12 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 81° - 88° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Half day panfish trip this morning with Doug & Mark. I had finally found some decent perch the other day, so we decided to target perch. Ended up with 19 perch to 12", along with some gills mixed in. Those perch are the best eating fish in the river. That'll make a great fry!

See Ya on the river


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JOHN BOMKAMP
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8/23/14 1:08 PM CST
Walleye trip this morning with Jim. We got out at first light to avoid the hot, humid weather. Overcast skies proved to give us a good bite before we got chased of the water with a big thunderstorm in late morning. No big ones like yesterday, but we boated some nice fish. Jim is pictured with 3 nice walleyes we caught on crank baits.

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

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TED PECK
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8/22/14 3:51 PM CST
Rapidly rising river made fishing challenging for Terry and his son Mark, hereafter known as the MAGNIFICENT SHEEPMEISTER. Guys were primarily after bass. Caught SMB and LMB but nothing big. Also caught a couple of eyes, a gar, several snot rockets--a couple of which took crankbaits and didn't look back--and of course, several substantial Sheeposauruses caught by the MAGNIFICENT SHEEPMEISTER, who really put on a clinic at spots known primarily for walleye. Spent the last hour putting a few gills in the box for supper. Congrats, Capn. John, on that nice wally! Wink

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