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Prez
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8/2/14 12:13 AM CST
He closes at 6pm in the summer. This is the last weekend he is open until the end of august.

boldman
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8/1/14 9:17 PM CST
he is only open on the weekend friday and sat. sun. he had some stuff happen this last week i got him on facebook. he puts more stuff up on there/ update on how things are if you know what i mean. good luck should be good this weekend. he close up at 5PM Smile last i checked (this spring)

Cronk
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8/1/14 5:00 PM CST
Does clements normally close last day in july? Are they doing that this year? I was just on their website and the hours of operation seem a little hinky. Its says there open 7 days a week 7-6 except a few days they close at five. Open only fri-sun in july?? I just want to make sure I got my stuff squared away before I make the 3 hour drive tomorrow.

Thanks Cronk

JOHN BOMKAMP
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FISHING REPORT
8/1/14 4:36 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 81° - 88° F Water Temp: 76° - 80º F
1/2 day trip this morning with Adam, Dustin and Dave. Started out fishing walleye. The guys boated 7 fish, including this nice 20 incher. We caught a few bass and northern before going for panfish the last hour or so. Caught some nice bluegills and these 2 crappies. The big one was right at 13 inches. Dustin had something huge on my ultralight rod. We chased in down with the trolling motor but it finally broke off. Hugged the bottom like a big flathead, but we'll never know!

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

[This post was last edited on 8/1/14 at 4:39 PM]
TED PECK
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FISHING REPORT
8/1/14 2:37 PM CST
today's trip with Ben and jeff started with ominous overtones. jeff was having trouble with one of my spinning rods. Ben told him if he tried fishing with the spinning reel under the rod and reeling forward that things would work better. Two casts later Jeff caught a whitey. Two casts after that a gar. When jeff caught the gar, Ben got his Bomber snagged on the rocks. he set the rod down and came back to watch me wrestle with the gar. I looked up in time to see my rod about to go over the side. Ben grabbed the rod just in time, the gar was released and we got back to fishing. Things got better from this point--much better. With a little coaching both guys started laying casts down right on target, catching a nice mixed bag of 'eyes, snot rockets, LMB, SMB, WB...and of course, the gar. At one point they caught four legal eyes in five minutes. At one point no lines were in the water cuz they had fat walleyes flopping in both my Frabills.At one point they doubled on acrobatic smallmouth bass. Of course, a few fish came unbuttoned. Five minutes after catching his first and second ever pike, Ben lost a real nice toother--maybe 33 inches. Jeff never caught a pike, but had a nice one spit out the Trap just beyond net range. A couple walleyes came unbuttoned too...but there wasn't much room left in the livewell with a mess of white bass, five pike and seven real nice walleyes swimming there. Best of all, this was a totally sheep-free day! Big Smile. The stringer I keep in the boat for photos has a dozen clips on it. When you fill every clip and have fish still swimming in the livewell, its a very, very good day. When you have a trip where one client fishes maybe twice a year and the other has NEVER fished and head back to the ramp with two confident and capable FISHERMEN, its hard not to smile Smile Being a guide on the Mississippi River is always challenging, often frustrating...and sometimes rewarding far beyond reasonable expectations. Today was one of those days!! Big Smile

lost once
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8/1/14 2:12 PM CST
Took my wife aka otter and two grand kids out today 2 and 9 year old. Great day nice mess of gills which the kids had fun catching. Grand son had fun with some big sheep. Fish of the day was a 20 and one half sm on 4lb test 5ft. ultra light. All on jigs and crawlers. Big Smile

1strap pat
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8/1/14 11:05 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
My grandson T-Bone and I fished with Dick Neefe for 3 days this week and it was a pure pleasure to fish under his guidance. We caught a couple of hundred bluegills (kept about 90 slabs), crappies to 13 inches, a few keeper walleye, multiple SM & LMB, all on a 1/16 jig with a piece of nightcrawler. The weather was perfect and Dick was exactly the kind of guide you need if you don't want a bunch of chatter but just want to learn and catch fish. I highly recommend Dick as a guide choice!!!

My hats off to you Dick,

Grandpa Pat Smile

MARK CLEMENTS
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FISHING REPORT
7/31/14 9:26 PM CST
Cronk, today I had around 15 guys fishing. Most caught was some whopper bluegills all caught on red worms or a piece of nightcrawler on the bottom. Northern were coming in like mad today at times. As soon as you tossed out a sucker you had a bite. It was fun to watch. They are in there pretty thick chasing the bluegills. Nobody fished for walleye, but this past weekend they came in on hair jigs tipped with minnows and on the ever expensive willocats. They were fishing for them on the outside docks, mainly above where I land the boat.


Clements Fishing Barge
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JOHN BOMKAMP
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7/31/14 5:02 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 81° - 88° F Water Temp: 76° - 80º F
½ day panfish trip this morning with Charlie and Emily. We started off fishing a breakline in about 10 fow and quickly picked up several huge bluegills. After they caught 20 keepers, they decided that that was more than enough for a couple of fish frys. We only caught 2 or 3 small fish……the keepers were all 8 inches or better, and thick! After we cleaned them, they had about 2/3 of a gallon bag of filets off these 21 fish. (had one stray white bass in there also) Finished off the day casting crank baits. 3 nice largemouths and a Northern in about a ½ hour of fishing. Beautiful day out there again! Lots of people fishing for a Thursday, but sure can’t blame them!

Have a great weekend, and good fishing

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Cronk
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7/31/14 4:46 PM CST
My son and I will be making a trip down to the float Saturday from eau Claire and wanted to confirm it will be open for business?

Assuming they are open, what would you guys suggest we focus on(species)? My preference would be eyes sauger perch gills and crappie in no particular order. Main reason im asking is ill be dragging plenty of gear plus whatever live bait we pick up. Im a planner lol. I like the preparation as much as fishing.

Thanks for any help you might be able to provide.

Cronk

TED PECK
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FISHING REPORT
7/31/14 3:33 PM CST
Bass trip with Dr. jeff today. Goal was big bass. Biggest SMB only about 16", biggest LMB came unbuttoned...and it was BIG. Largest LMB I've seen on pool 9 in at least 4 years.Fish hit a white chatterbait. Caught most of the SMB on Bomber cranks and Chompers salty sinkers. Most of the LMB on chatterbait,and jig/craw. Frog bite just wasn't happenin'. The monster LMB was in the gnarly roots of an isolated stump. Sure she'll still be there tomorrow. River is getting dangerous due to lower water levels. Sloughs i ran just yesterday could not be negotiated today. Please be extremely cautious when navigating beyond the channel! Mark--sorry to hear about the vandalism. There have been a rash of break-ins lately down in DeSoto and Ferryville. maybe the same punks. Just a mattr of time before river justice catches up to them Evil Grin

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7/31/14 9:42 AM CST
Sorry to hear that Mark. Probably otherwise good kids making bad decisions after having too much free time, and a lack of guidance. Vandalizing is such a waste. Time, money, and heart breaking.

MARK CLEMENTS
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7/31/14 9:15 AM CST
I was spending this week fixing up the docks but vandalism happened Tuesday night. Now I will be spending three days repairing and any money I might have made this coming weekend will pay off some misguided youth activities. They vandalized the boat, set it free, stole the lines and I no longer have a flag pole. It's just gone. Tore apart and thrown in the river. Oh did I mention my truck got hit this week too. Not feeling so good right now about our youth...

Hey, if your fishing up near the powerplant and happen to find two 5/8" lines with a spliced eye in the end around 50' long, I would really like to have them back? Thanks. Hopefully its just an isolated incident.


Clements Fishing Barge
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DICK NEEFE
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FISHING REPORT
7/30/14 5:55 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 76° - 80º F
Took T-bone and grandpa Pat on our perch search this morning. Didn't find the jumbo perch we were looking for, some small ones,& a couple decent ones. What we did find was some slab crappie to over 13", like the one T-bone is holding. Of course some more big gills, one legal eye, and lost a big pike. Ran back upriver for the last hour to where we knew there were hungry gills. Must have had about 30, most over 8" in that hour. Another great day with these guys on the great river Big Smile

See Ya on the river


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JOHN BOMKAMP
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7/30/14 5:20 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 81° - 88° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
6 Hr trip today with Kris and his kids from N.C. They had never caught a walleye or a northern, and they caught both this morning, along with a bunch of quality largemouth bass, white bass, sheepshead and smallmouth. We fished crank baits mainly, but caught the nice walleye in the picture and the northern dragging a basic river rig and crawler. Another beautiful day out there on the river! Finally, she is down to summer levels and the fish are biting!

Thanks for reading my reports, and “take a kid fishing”!

[This post was last edited on 7/30/14 at 5:23 PM]
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