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DICK NEEFE
DICK NEEFE
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FISHING REPORT
5/4/15 2:04 PM CST
First of May and the river is at mid-summer level. It's one of those strange years that doesn't bappen too often - - - but when it does - - - it's a walleye fisherman' dream. The low water right after the spawn puts those walleyes on the main channel rocks. Right where they're supposed to be, and they're hungry! Checking them out again this morning, caught fish doing everything, casting cranks, casting jigs, even got lazy and fished some live bait. Barring any drastic change, should be a great bite for at least the next month.

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dimer10
dimer10
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Joined: 4/29/2011
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5/4/15 11:28 AM CST
This is going to make for some difficulties getting to a few popular ice/shore fishing spots... hope they can figure something out for the fisherman. Talk about punishing the masses for the few who decide to commit suicide or wander down the tracks drunk.

http://lacrossetribune.com/news/local/strict-enforcement-of-trespass-law-by-bnsf-could-put-wisconsin/article_4c799ab9-34ad-5ef2-b65f-4901142e4fc5.html

TED PECK
TED PECK
Joined: 1/14/2008
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5/3/15 6:55 PM CST
Just got back from a 2 hr. boat ride/mission of discovery downstream with the Admiral, throwing cranks on wingdams. She popped a 16" eye on about the 10th cast, lost a similar fish 10 casts later then caught another cookie cutter fish...in about 15 minutes. I caught a mongo sheep. She says 'no more fish here, let's go where there's more action.' The admiral is always right! 10 more minutes nothin'. next two wingdams, nothin'. next wing another 16 incher and one just short. Biggest thrill was the sheep, which ran under the boat and didn't come out for quite awhile. Didn't see circles. Felt head shakes. thought for sure....oh, well! near perfect evening on my favorite water with a woman who still tolerates me after more than 43 years of marriage. Life is very, very good Big Smile

TED PECK
TED PECK
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5/3/15 7:49 AM CST
360--far north end of both hayshore and DeSoto Bay. also Duck Lake. Also NE corner of Big lake. downstream first cut below the rock box. You're gonna need a go-devil or similar propulsion. Attached is one from NE corner of Big Lake taken last July. Fish hit a yellow Volkswagen with green fenders. Must have thought it was an ear of corn Tounge Out

360sportsman
360sportsman
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Joined: 12/24/2012
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5/2/15 6:08 PM CST
can any one point me in a good direction to go bowfishing . ill be driving hour and a half so i would hate to go all this way for nothing. thanks

TED PECK
TED PECK
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5/2/15 4:22 PM CST
Wife is 3 days into the 24 hour flu. After a run to town for life-saving chicken noodle soup, I had to get out on the River cuz the high-pitched whine was killin'me. 90 minutes later a dozen bass were having a worse day than me so I loaded the boat and returned home to take a 90 minute nap in the hammock. Fish ate a bluegill pattern DT 6. river is so clear that switching to a 36" flourocarbon leader ahead of the braid made a difference. 80 degrees on May 2? could be a very interesting summer. Wife is on the mend. A pro-active flu shot of Jameson and several rounds of vennie sausage should keep the plague at bay. Fish are REALLY on a rip!! there are several keys to keeping your immune system strong: sleep outdoors, a small dose of whiskey, deer meat, fish daily. haven't had so much as a sniffle in over two years. last time I got sick it was because I DIND'T FISH FOR THREE DAYS!! don't let this happen to you. Stay healthy--fish often! Big Smile Evil Grin

DICK NEEFE
DICK NEEFE
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5/2/15 2:23 PM CST
Nice day! Wife wanted to go fishing and catch enough for supper, since perch are her favorite, it's perch for supper!! One bonus slab crappie.

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TED PECK
TED PECK
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5/1/15 4:54 PM CST
jason's 8 year old son said all he wanted for his birthday was a fishin' trip! Dad pulled him out of school and brought him to the River for a half day of sanctioned hookey which included his first ever SMB. Took awhile to find the fish this morning. Once located it didn't take lng to put about 20 SMB, pike and LMB in the boat throwing Traps, the New Echot 1.75 Rat-L-Trap and spinnerbaits on the rocks. use extreme caution if you fish here in the near future. River is EXTREMELY low.

DICK NEEFE
DICK NEEFE
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5/1/15 3:29 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
Well it's May 1st and the walleye spawn is officially over. Went way downriver this morning looking for post spawners. First checked a set of wing dams that usually holds fish early. They were there! Had 6 legals in 2 hours. Spent the rest of the day. Hopping from rock pile to wing dam to rock pile. Some holding fish, some not. Can't believe how low the river is. It's at mid-summer level. Ended up with 9 legals a few shorts, had a few come unbuttoned. Pretty good walleye day. Caught fish casting crankbaits.

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TED PECK
TED PECK
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4/30/15 8:34 AM CST
walleyes are transitioning out of the pulling presentation and sliding into their next locational phase, where casting cranks and swim jigs is productive as they transition into summer pattern on the main channel rocks and back in running sloughs. They aren't there yet! key is fishing those transition areas. Fish are both skinny and hungry. Attached is a walleye with a pike profile from yesterday.

TED PECK
TED PECK
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4/29/15 6:47 PM CST
a substantial north wind made boat control challenging today on an afternoon mission of discovery with "Dr. Boudreau". Caught a respectable mixed bag of NP, SMB, LMB and WE throwing cranks and swim jigs. Rat-L-Trap has come out with a new square bill which will be a killer!!! got to play with it today. Fish will quickly learn to hate this bait. Evil Grin

DICK NEEFE
DICK NEEFE
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4/29/15 12:16 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Water Temp: 56° - 60° F
Went on a perch search this morning. Found some! Didn't slaughter em, but caught some nice ones. Didn't sit on em and pound em either.

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geocat
geocat
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Joined: 8/12/2011
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4/27/15 5:14 PM CST
nice fish dicko !!I see you fix the camera!

DICK NEEFE
DICK NEEFE
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4/27/15 2:10 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 61° - 65° F Water Temp: 51° - 55° F
all down the river for a while this morning just for a bit aroundstill a few male walleyes hanging around the spawning areas. Won't be long now till they start showing up in more summer like spots.

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JOHN BOMKAMP
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Joined: 3/21/2008
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4/24/15 3:05 PM CST
Conditions: Raining Air Temp: 46° - 50° F Water Temp: 46° - 50° F
Mississippi River Walleye Fishing Report - Pool 9

Fished walleyes today with Ted. We didn’t catch a bunch of fish this morning, but got some good ones, including this 22 inch male. (released) Kept 2 other males for supper. All were caught on crank baits either on a 3-way or trolled without weight. The water temperature really took a fall in the last few days with the cold nights below freezing, and the clarity isn’t as good due to the high winds. Not bad today though. I think things should get back to normal in a few days if the weather people are right. (for a change!)

Yesterday afternoon I went out to try bass. Caught several real nice fish along with a decent Northern. Lipless crank baits and spinner baits are working very well right now. Tried to catch a few bluegills or perch, but no go. Guess the big drop in water temp may have them off for a few days.

There’s a couple of big walleye tournaments scheduled for tomorrow, so the river will probably get a little “busy” Have a great weekend! #Baitmate

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