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Prez
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10/23/14 10:27 PM CST
Well looks like the wind will be out of the NW at 12mph Saturday. So with any luck the weeds will be coming down in force but maybe the wind will be out of the west enough to make the barge fishable. Too bad they couldn't figure out a way to make the weeds into some new super bio diesel Smile

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10/23/14 5:34 PM CST
Prez I'm not from the area but enjoy fishing there in the late fall. Last year I was told by a local that a south wind has a tendency to hold the weeds back above the dam and a north wind would send them through making fishing tough. Last year we were there a couple days with south winds and weeds were not a factor. Any river rat experience or comments would be appreciated.

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10/23/14 5:30 PM CST
Tom asked if I could help him catch enough eyes to feed his wife and another couple this afternoon. Took us about three hours to put four keepers in the boat--three decent eyes and a 22" sauger. spent another hour catching a half dozen perch so the sauger could go free. Got a call that my motor was fixed so picked it up and cuaght myself humming that Chili's baby back ribs commercial.Hope the fix is good. Panfish trip tomorrow.

DICK NEEFE
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10/23/14 5:08 PM CST
Half day walleye trip this morning with Greg & dad Richard. We were sure hoping the weatherman would be wrong again like he usually is. Nope! Today he was right on, steady rain, drizzle all morning. Made it kinda miserable but we caught fish anyway. Boated a couple nice eyes, Richard lost a pretty good fish that I'm sure was another good walleye. Caught some bass, both smallmouth and largemouth, one wayward slab crappie, and of course sheephead. Greg caught one nice eye on a blade all other fish came on bucktail jigs.

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Dick Neefe's Fishing Guide Service
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10/23/14 2:06 PM CST
I used to fish, fish, fish all fall. The weeds & Ben have brought back my love for duck & bow hunting. I have found that a simple jig & boat control is less frustrating than other methods. Now if you really want to get frustrated and annoyed, aggravated put out a couple dozen decoys and watch what the weeds will do to them! Sitting in a tree sometime is easier.

TED PECK
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10/23/14 10:35 AM CST
prez-the weeds are a fact of life in the fall on pool 9. If you have a boat it is usually possible to get out of them to some degree. On bad days you simply can't get away from all the weeds. At times like this i change the presentation to minimize fouling--usually some variation of a jig

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10/23/14 9:13 AM CST
Ok well the rain has me trapped inside and this can be dangerous because its got me thinking. I know weeds are a part of life in the fall but for someone that fishes on Mark's Float for Walleye/Sauger what are the best wind conditions to help minimize the weed frustration? I know wind from the west helps blow them to the other side and wouldnt fish with wind from the east right now. Question is what does wind from the south and north do to the weeds?

TED PECK
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10/22/14 6:20 PM CST
cycle guy--appreciate the thoughts. The only way God could get my attention was taking my outboard out in a way that has the techs scratching their heads. After the deer told me they were smarter this morning i chased some SMB on other waters. Any of y'all who are lurking out there, quit it! Pick up a rod and hit the River--any River. the happy window is about to slam shut for SMB. Just starting to open on walleyes. Life is fragile and finite. None of us knows how many casts we have left. Love your family and fish often--hopefully with your family. The last thing any of us wants to hear is "he should have fished more". Well, what say you? Only about 70 fishing days left this year. So many lips to rip. So little time

DICK NEEFE
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10/22/14 3:59 PM CST
Perch trip today with Dan. I jinxed us right off the bat this morning, when the first bite turned out to be a big, fat, 13" jumbo perch. After that the "big" perch were hard to find, "little" perch everywhere!! That looks great for future perch fishing on the river. Did manage 8 more over 10", a gazillion under 9", a wayward bluegill, 3 disoriented crappies, some redhorse, and mooneyes. Something will always bite!

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10/22/14 2:44 PM CST
Ted... bet you can't remember the last time you were on the river... not in your boat, and having someone else worry about navigating, boat control and all that. If I knew I could get away, I'd come pick you up for a day of fishing, where you get to just fish...

Suppose being you are more comfortable in your own setting and under control.

TED PECK
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10/22/14 2:32 PM CST
Shop advises motor might be fixed by Friday, so Monday's trip is still on the books. John and Larry--if you're looking for those SMB fish the SUN not the SHADE like we did last time. SMB are on a rip now...trying to stay warm. Mepps, Traps and Swim baits Wink

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10/21/14 2:35 PM CST
Mongo, Thats cool. Probably not smart but I had my daughter in the boat when she was less than a year old. She goes with me still today when she can. She is 21 now. Lots of cool memories with her. My son on the other hand would rather eat sand than sit in a boat. Doesnt matter if we are killing them or not. Go figure. My daughters favorite thing to do is troll for Walleyes in front of Maiden Rock on Pepin. Second is ice fish for crappies on Petenwell Flowage. PEACE and keep it up Dad. Big Smile Cool Big Smile

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10/21/14 1:28 PM CST
Mongo... that looks like a very successful trip!

MARK CLEMENTS
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10/21/14 1:21 PM CST
Weeds were at their worst today, the most I've seen all fall. Hopefully they will calm down some by tomorrow. I will be spending hours tonight clearing the inside of the float out. There are fish around though, had a couple guys take home limits already! Just tough to fish right now, but it is getting a little cleaner as the day progresses, not sure why it does that.


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10/21/14 12:50 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 51° - 55° F
Fished with my 9 year old daughter Saturday morning. Pretty windy and chilly but she stuck with it. Targeting crappies and gills. Managed a few. Hoping to make it back this weekend. Fished mainly Desoto Bay area.

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