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cycleguy
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8/29/15 5:11 PM CST
For a hint at a starting point for perch, are you looking for sow water in back bays, or current breaks right out along the main channel? Just starting points? Not sure if i will be able to get out… but I dream fishing, and this is one area I have no clue on.

JOHN BOMKAMP
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8/29/15 4:16 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
Fished with Jeff and his 15 year old son, Porter this morning targeting bass and northerns. Our first three spots produced walleyes. 4 keepers! Wouldn't you know it? If we were after them, we'd catch bass. Nice fish, we'll take them any day. After the big all day rain yesterday, I didn't know what to expect. The river was in great shape, good clarity, only a few floating weeds. This allowed us to cast crankbaits and rattletraps. We boated a few bass and several northerns. Nothing big. We had lots of short hits and lost fish. Jeff even caught a big bluegill.....on a Bomber 6A!

The water temp. is down to the high 60's. It should rise again with the hot weather in the forecast for next week. Thanks for reading my reports, and have a good weekend!

TED PECK
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8/28/15 9:17 AM CST
got out at first light with plan of catching about 10 nice gills ahead of predicted heavy rain. Pod of SMB busting minnows on a sandbar close to deep water changed plans. You know SMB are aggressive when even MY attempt at using a 4 wt. flyrod still catch fish. These SMB were all about a foot long and hammered a Clouser.

TED PECK
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8/27/15 8:18 PM CST
half-day species specific walleye trip with Jim and Austin. Just two legals and a pile of shorts casting primarily Bombers in a certain hue. With a half hour left in the trip they figured two eyes wouldn't feed a family of 4 without a lot of potatoes, so they agreed to go for panfish. Put almost a half limit in the boat the final 20 minutes. All gills 8-9 1/2".

JOHN BOMKAMP
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8/27/15 6:37 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Fished a couple of hours this morning for perch. Nice overcast morning, and the fish cooperated. Kept 11 decent ones for a meal or two. Can't beat fresh perch!

The river is in great shape right now. Lots of good fishing ahead of us!

DICK NEEFE
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8/27/15 3:38 PM CST
Perch trip today with husband & wife, John & Rita. These folks are good fishermen, didn't care about a limit just wanted quality fish. We measured all of our perch didn't keep any under 10". After our 4hrs we ended up with 33 perch, one big gill, and 2 slab crappies. Awesome day on the river!

See ya on the river

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cycleguy
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8/27/15 2:40 PM CST
Cool hearing about the perch… I've been lucky enough to get into some crappies, gills and everything else there over the last few years, but can't remember ever catching a perch. Hopefully in the next ten days I'll make it over for two days, looking forward to finding the secret to them.

Thanks for a ll the good reports and photos guys!

B1gluke56
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8/27/15 1:43 PM CST
Great info Dick. So good my wife and I are driving across the state this weekend to get some fish!

What are some good tips from the pros for fishing in this area of the river? Where do you find the perch? Back in the coves or on the main river area?

What is a good bait to use?

Any info would be great. See you out on the water.

DICK NEEFE
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8/26/15 3:20 PM CST
Fished today with brothers Craig & Vaughn for "whatever is biting"--PERCH!!! Perch fishing right now is as good as I've ever seen it! The boys had their 50 perch by 9:00am. Went after walleyes for a while caught only shorts. On the way back in stopped and tried one spot for bluegills, had 18 in no time. Called it a day. The river is a panfisherman's paradise right now.

See ya on the river

DICK NEEFE
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8/25/15 7:07 PM CST
Walleye-panfish trip today with Duwayne & son Lucas. Hit a couple spots right away for eyes with no success. Told the boys we should fish some perch. GOOD DECISION! After they started jerkin perch they didn't want to go back to walleyes. Perch are on fire right now! Sent the boys home with a limit of perch one lonely bluegill and 7 crappies. Great day on the river!

See ya on the river

desotowalleye
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8/25/15 12:56 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F
Late report but fished this past weekend and did real good in the minnesota slough, trick was to stay in 14 to 18 ft of water close to shore and wood. Caught some nice cats up to 7lbs, a few nice gills, perch, walleye, bass and of course sheepshead, windy but found a spot to hide here and there!

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8/25/15 11:34 AM CST
Any action on Desoto Bay???? Also, can you get down through Green Lake from Blackhawk to the bay?? Or have the weeds choked it out??? Thanks.

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DICK NEEFE
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8/24/15 2:07 PM CST
Panfish trip this morning with Cal & Norid. Wind was a major factor today. The boys caught a nice bunch of perch, a handfull of bluegills, a couple bonus white bass and catfish despite the howling wind.

See ya on the river

GUT HOOKED
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8/23/15 7:37 PM CST
Took 4 kids fishing Saturday and the fishing was ok. Fished from 9:00 to 12:00 and kept 19 nice gills and 8 perch. Also caught some bass, cats, and some sheeps. The fish must have been hungry, as most of them swallowed the hook. Only caught 4 small gills. Not good. Have been doing this fishing trip in August for 5 years now and this year we caught 1/3 of the fish we usually do. I am concerned about the fishery. On the bright side, taking kids fishing is so rewarding. Take a kid fishing.

lip strectcher
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8/23/15 3:53 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 66° - 70° F
A great long over do weekend on the water. A nice variety of fish even in the windy conditions. Most came on various cranks. I hope to be back next month.

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