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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
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

JOHN BOMKAMP
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8/22/14 3:20 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 81° - 88° F Water Temp: 76° - 80º F
Hot Weather Walleye Fishing Report

The weather is heating up and so is the walleye fishing on Pool 9. ½ day trip this morning with Doug, Sam and Travis. We didn’t kill em this morning, but did catch this beautiful fish that Travis caught on a crank bait. Mixed bag including some decent smallmouth, northern and of course, sheepshead! The river level and flow has gone up a little in the last few days, and weeds can be a problem at times. With the heat and humidity, morning’s are best or late in the evening when all the boaters are gone home. Fall, my favorite time of the year is just around the corner!

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

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8/22/14 8:27 AM CST
Was happy to see the progress made on the DeSoto town landing dredging project over the past couple of weeks. Hopefully by the end of August the launch will be re-opened.

For those of you LL's that have used the landing in recent years I don't need to tell you how difficult it was to get a rig much larger than a 16' flat bottom out to the channel when water level was low.

The primary focus of the project was dredging 4 feet of material from the launch to the main channel. Digging a scour hole just to the west of the Hwy 35 over pass (where you launch), and repaving the parking lot.

As with most projects ~ wanted to do more, specifically some water landscapping out by the channel but the cost to do see exceeded the big B.

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8/21/14 3:40 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 76° - 80º F
Went fishing with John Bomkamp Friday, August 15th and as usually happens with John had a great time and we caught some nice fish. Fished for Walleye early then switched to Bluegills and needless to say we caught some nice fish. John is a living, breathing Book of Knowledge to fish with. You will always catch fish and you will have a great time. Thanks John and until next time, keep 'em all happy and tight lines to all.

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