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TED PECK
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
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!

See Ya on the river


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cycleguy
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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
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

dobber44
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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

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

MARK CLEMENTS
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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Mongo1
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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.

TED PECK
TED PECK
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10/20/14 6:11 PM CST
half day mission of walleye discovery with John and his buddy Larry from central Illinois. Fished with John when water was high in early July for primarily bass. He came back to learn the ways of the walleye. Fish are transitioning now with temps about to tickle the 40's. Still found 'em casting cranks on wingdams and drifting jig/crawler.Drifting produced only shorts. Checked a couple spots where fish should be arriving soon and popped a short on an Echotail. Because we only had a half-day we didn't spend more than 15 mins. in one spot. hate to leave fish to find fish, but this was a mission of discovery which covered almost 10 miles of River. john and Larry are primarily bass guys, but they used to do pretty well on the Illinois River. Took them to one spot with 20' of water just 10' off shore and the look on their face was precious! showed them a couple of spots where they will have success should they need to fall back into the bass comfort zone, but these guys have the knowledge and skill set to figure it out...and left the water with enough walleye for dinner. Guys were a hoot to fish with. John hasn't upgraded landing net from last summer yet, for which he received a fair amount of grief. most guys around here use nets like that in a minnow bucket. Told him my nephew had a net just like his. it came with 4 plastic fish. had to practically fold the biggest walleye to make it fit--and this fish was only 22" Evil Grin

DICK NEEFE
DICK NEEFE
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10/20/14 3:39 PM CST
Fished with Bill on another beautiful fall day on the river. Started out with a couple drifts for walleye, only had shorts and sheephead. Switched to panfish. After Bill caught a couple bull gills, he couldn't believe the size of them, he said "if we can catch bluegills THAT BIG, forget the walleyes." Ended up with a good bunch of gills to over 9 1/2". October should be at least 180 days long!

See ya on the river


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JOHN BOMKAMP
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10/19/14 5:19 PM CST
Another good day crappie fishing with Gordon and Kerry on Saturday. Didn’t start fishing until 10:30, so that and along with the weeds, walleye fishing wasn’t in the cards for us. I told them that we’ve been doing well fishing crappies, and so we decided to do that. Good call! They put a nice mess in the live well for a fish fry or two. Yesterday it was small minnows under a float. Nice day out there after the clouds moved out and wind let down a little. The fall colors are just beautiful right now along the river.

Thanks for reading my reports, and good fishing!

TED PECK
TED PECK
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10/19/14 8:25 AM CST
Bosman is just whining cuz he has trouble backing his Otter sled down the DeSoto ramp in the winter time. There are THREE ramps at Blackhawk which are closer when coming from the north and TWO ramps off of 82 which are closer if you're coming from the south. The ramps off of 82 are FREE. Blackhawk ramps are $3--and DeSoto will be too when it finally opens.

Madfisherman
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10/19/14 8:03 AM CST
Which boat launch has the unusable approach?

They may be letting the cement cure before grading the approach. One way of keeping people off it.

DICK NEEFE
DICK NEEFE
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10/18/14 5:53 PM CST
Fished with George & Robert today. Started after walleye, but the wind and the weeds that blew in some of my good spots euchered us there. Only could put short fish in the boat. Kept trying till midday, then went after some perch. Ended up with 19 good perch and one slab crappie. The boys are pictured with a dozen. Sometimes ya gotta take what the river will let ya.

See Ya on the river


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(608) 648-3828 - Summer
TED PECK
TED PECK
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10/18/14 2:38 PM CST
sometimes you're just not supposed to go fishin'--Thursday, Max was on his way to a lake and hit a deer. Smashed the front end of the truck, but it seemed driveable. continued on, but felt a tire rubbing so he pulled into a kwik trip--where a woman backed into his boat and motor causing another $1200 damage. So he shows up at Blackhawk this morning, ready for our trip. My motor pukes and won't start. Called John and Dick, but they were already booked. Fish are biting, I know where they are and what they want---but now I'm out of business for a couple of days. God must want me to spend this evening up in a tree. So i will. As for Max, today would not be a good one for buying a lottery ticket. Sad

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