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wapsi warrior
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4/29/12 8:28 AM CST
new to this forum ,please bear with me. In response to southpaw the wapsi is a put and take fishery as far as walleyes go so don't look for numbers of fish but the quality of the fish is great! From Independence to the Miss. there are small numbers of nice walleyes, the key to find active fish is to float quietly down river while targeting key habitat ie. riprap banks eddys, and natural rock formations. generally the wapsi is pretty shallow so trying to go upstream usually a losing battle. I use a Kalin jig in 1/16 - 1/8 oz. with a crawler. the wire hook baitkeeper on the jig secures a worm nicely . A slip bobber adjusted so the worm just barely ticks the bottom is good for eddys. I also have used a med sized rebel crawdad crankbait in a med diver with some success just be prepared to lose a couple ! Sandy drop offs are good locations to target also with fish holding in water as shallow as 2' so being stealthy is a must! I'm usually crappie fishing in the spring ,flathead fishing in the summer,so I do most of my wapsi walleye'n in Oct. they're movin a lot the and those high percentage spots really pay off then . feel free to message me and I will give you info on some good spots in Jones and Clinton co.s Good Luck !

deanminor35
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4/7/12 11:28 PM CST
just wanted to say that your wrong about the wapsi and walleyes,have taken many 5to 9lbs fish and one 10.75lb,and a 12lb14oz 32in walleye on this river,just have to know where to go. have pics if you dont believe

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6/20/09 10:11 AM CST
I have never heard of anyone doing good on the wapsi for walleye but pike is another story here it is loaded with them.

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5/30/09 1:15 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 61° - 65° F
Went down to the Wapsi below the Anamosa dam a few days ago looking for Walleye. My buddy and I had never been on the river before so we tried a wide variety of strategies.

We started downstream of the dam on the state park side. My buddy was throwing a suspending Rapala and immediately caught a 20" Pike. After not having any more luck vith vatious rigs, we went below the dam. Here we used jigs with twister tails looking for Walleye but had no luck. I think having waders would make us more successful and would have reduced snags. Finally we went way down river under a bridge near the golf course. we used jigs with twister tails and caught a flathead right away. Other than that, it was a very unsuccessful five hours.

Anyone else been out lately? Any tips on how to find Walleye on the Wapsi?



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