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TED PECK
TED PECK
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5/21/15 6:41 PM CST
half day trip with Randy, Mark and Mark's son Victor who has some significant disabilities (and some significant fish abilities Big Smile) Started by casting cranks for walleyes. I hooked a decent fish and Victor did a great job of bringing it to the net. Because casting was so difficult i suggested we switch over to cats--which are on FIRE right now. Took almost 20 minutes to get more than one line in the water cuz Victor was hooking up so fast. Randy lost a mongo cat which gave no ground and broke 20 lb test. Also caught his first ever 'eye. Sent these great folks home with enough fish for several meals. Victor's enthusiasm and pure joy at catching fish tickled me more than you can imagine. Hard to explain, but from this guide's perspective the most challenging days are sometimes the best. This was one of them--on both counts Wink

DICK NEEFE
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5/18/15 4:20 PM CST
Fished today with Loren & Barb. Started after walleye, after battling the howling NW wind for a couple hours decided to switch to some panfish. Caught a variety, perch, bluegill, crappie along with some bonus bass, northerns, and short walleye. Kept enough panfish for a good fry. Without this big cold front again I think the panfishing would've really started. It'll probably take a frw days till it starts to warm again and it should be game on for the panfish.

See Ya on the river

TED PECK
TED PECK
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5/17/15 9:43 PM CST
fished with Evan and Rihannon this afternoon. Evan said they just wanted to get their strings stretched. First ever trip to the Miss. Ri said she hadn't fished since age 6. Quick seminar on basic casting. She was a great student! Ri had six species: SMB,LMB, WE, WB, NP and SHEEP ( of course). Evan has a great skill set. 3 species. Beginner's luck? WonderingConditions challenging. Stiff wind. Substantial rain X2. had to work pretty hard. Reward? Coaching somebody who hasn't fished in almost 30 years into 6 different species! Threw mostly cranks. Bombers, Traps, Thugs. All caught fish. What really tickled me is having a novice out-fish a guy with skills. Evil GrinCool thing is that Evan knows he has skills and was tickled at Ri's success.Another great day on the River Big Smile

DICK NEEFE
DICK NEEFE
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5/17/15 4:42 PM CST
Report for last weeks walleye fishing. The week started with a big blow Monday and Tuesday. Dropped the water temp 12 degrees. Turned what was a good bite into a tough bite. Couldn't put a legal fish in the boat on Wed. Got better as the week went on. By Friday & Saturdays trips we had sone nice fish again. Nothing big just good eaters. Looks like a big front again, low Monday night 33? WOW. A repeat of last week.

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cast2catch
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5/16/15 2:11 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny
Fished up near De Soto bay on Wednesday. Managed a few large and small mouth bass around lay downs and rocks. One smallie was 20" and tipped the scales at 4 pounds. Also had a 22" walleye. Threw mostly a swim jig, and pitched plastics at the lay downs. Ran up the river a ways to a slough with good current. Caught a few more bass there. Still learning the river so I am always pleased to have at least some success on new waters.

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TED PECK
TED PECK
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5/16/15 1:00 PM CST
Was out getting ready for today's trip this morning when the client called to cancel 4 hrs. prior to start time. Worst part is, I recently turned away not one but TWO parties who wanted to book the day. Sad. Figured I might as well go fishin' as conditions were just about perfect. Hot bait was an oxbow pattern Trap which fooled a respectable mixed bag of WE, SMB, Pike and one confused white bass. Fish were pretty aggressive this morning ahead of approaching weather system.

JOHN BOMKAMP
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5/16/15 8:32 AM CST
Water Temp: 56° - 60° F
The water temp has fallen about 7 degrees in the last few days which may have slowed down the panfish bite, but it should rebound in the next few days and it should be "game on" soon! Yesterday I fished with Frank, Joy and their grandson Conner who is 12 years old. He wanted to catch a big Northern, so we went to an area where I had caught some nice ones the day before. They didn't bite yesterday, but they did catch a nice bag of Largemouth and Smallmouth along with a bonus walleye. Conner caught a small sheepshead which swallowed the hook. I threw it back and it wasn't long before an eagle swooped down and snatched it up, right in front of us. Quite a thrill to see!

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

Bosman
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5/15/15 2:29 PM CST
Fished the northern end of the pool today with full intentions of catching some blue gills. After the 2nd significant TAP-TAP-TUG-TUG-SNAP in less than 5 minutes ~ opted to put the ultra light down and see who the bullies in the neighborhood were. Sheephead. Showed-em who the real bully was for roughly an hour until I had my "pan fish" limit of fun. Couple so big my initial thought was snag. Tied on a Bomber and hit some rocks. Short SMB is all I managed, no pike, no walleye, and no more sheeps

TED PECK
TED PECK
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5/15/15 2:08 PM CST
got out this morning with the dual mission of finding fish for upcoming trips and trying out the new Rat-L-Trap Echo 1.75 squarebill. Saw two boats work through an area I know are holding SMB, only catching one little snot rocket. When they moved on I eased in there with the I-pilot and snaked 7 SMB and a 26" pike in about 30 minutes. Bass were all about a foot long.New bait has some exciting sound and action and it WORKS. They should be available to the general public in less than a month--absolute killer on shallow rocks! On the way back to the ramp I checked a spot with a good mudline and caught two barely legal eyes and 2 more SMB casting Bombers. That was enough fun for one day!

CatchRelease
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5/15/15 9:21 AM CST
I see Lansing is at 7.38! Are we that short of water? Back waters will be a little dangerous.

TED PECK
TED PECK
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5/11/15 3:06 PM CST
Fished with "Rick from Iowa City" who is in the witness protection program and his lovely wife Jane (you can call me Rita, she said with a smile). Threw cranks all day. "Rita" caught a decent pike on the third cast. "Rick" gave up on trying to learn a baitcaster after the third cast and when back to a push-button reel (wearing tape on his thumb to avoid leaving a thumb print). Even with a brutal SE wind and profound cold front conditions "Rick" and "Rita" caught a pile of fish! 6 species--walleye, SMB, LMB, WB, pike and SHEEP. Folks caught a pile of goats, several with substantial dimensions. They only wanted to take home two walleyes for supper. kept an 18" and 20". Highlight of the trip was when "Rick from Iowa City" forgot to hang on to the rod and dropped it in the River. immediately set the I-Pilot and dug out a couple Hopkins spoons. "Rick" managed to hook the rod after about five minutes. Suggested he buy a lottery ticket on the way home to 'Iowa City'. Only saw three other fishing boats on the River all day. Understandable, given the conditions. But once again the River defied all logic and gave up something with a tail every 10 minutes for 6 hours.

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5/10/15 4:40 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 61° - 65° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
Fished with Ben on friday, we caught sauger trolling wally divers on a 10ft flat. Ben wanted to cast some cranks and get a mix bag, we worked a area 2-4 ft for a while with no luck. Ran into John Bomkamp said hi.

Sauturday Ben had this Turkey addiction and had to hunt again with a freind of a friend, he got his 2nd Tom of the year. Sue has this Mushroom addiction so her and her dad, and ben joined later harvested a sink full!

Uncle Mike and I fished, we tried the area where we met John on Friday. Casted, casted and casted till I had a 12lb carp slam my bait! Awesome! Mike got a northern. We tried some other areas and picked up some smaller bass and a few sheepie ,till we started fishing where we left from and got some real nice sauger, and some larger bass and a few more northern. Most fish came in less than 3 ft of water at the rocks. Sunday we hit it at dawns crack, picked up a few fish and till the bite shut off.

JOHN BOMKAMP
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5/9/15 8:51 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
Spent the last couple of days fishing walleye with a group of guys. The bite was much better on today's trip this afternoon. Yesterday morning was much slower, but we did catch a mixed bag of fish. Today we caught a bunch of walleye and sauger. Lots of small fish, but a few nice ones in the 17-19 inch range. All were caught casting crankbaits. Yesterday Charlie hooked a big eye, but it came unbuttoned just out of the reach of the net! Darn, he said no big deal, it was too big to keep anyway! Like that attitude, but I still would have liked to get her in the boat!

The water temperature is already up to 64 degrees. Panfish action is right around the corner, so get your plans made for a trip to Pool 9 soon!

Thanks for reading my reports, and have a great Mother's Day!

TED PECK
TED PECK
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5/9/15 2:05 AM CST
half-day species specific walleye trip with John. No legals. Threw cranks and plastics on rocks. Probably should have targeted SMB or pike...or rainbow trout Wondering

DICK NEEFE
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5/8/15 4:45 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
Walleye trip today with Ken & Lisa, good hooks. Lisa was kinda showing off when we started, she had 3 fish in the boat before us boys had a bite. Caught a variety walleye, saugers, smallmouth and northerns. Caught fish casting cranks. Caught lots, and lots of fish lots of shorts but some nice ones too lost count after 25. Lisa took off the last hour or so because her wrist was getting sore, and to let the boys catch up. Great day on the river with some great folks.

See Ya on the river

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