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DICK NEEFE
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FISHING REPORT
10/1/14 4:30 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
Report for last few days fishing. Fished panfish Monday and tuesday with Pat. Started late Monday just as the wind really started to howl. Made things tough, quit early and fished longer on Tuesday. Monday had only a handful of crappies and gills, one big sauger. Tuesday made up for it. Had a bunch of bull gills and big slab crappies. looks like the weather is gonna cool quite a bit this week, should get the fall patterns going strong.

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TED PECK
TED PECK
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10/1/14 12:30 PM CST
the admiral said she wanted walleye for supper, so I launched near mid-pool at 8 a.m. ahead of the 90% forecasted rain. Wind blowing about 20 mph out of the south. Checked two wingdams. Pulled 16 incher off of each of them casting parrot DT thug. Loaded boat at 9:30, cleaned fish and moved a tree stand. Home at noon, sun trying to poke through, wind layed down. The only thing better than a government job is being a meteorologist. You can be wrong more than half the time and still be employed. Govt. meteorologists might as well have diplomatic immunity. Water temp dropped to 60 from 64 two days ago. Think the fish might have cooperated had I stayed out longer. oh, well

JOHN BOMKAMP
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FISHING REPORT
9/30/14 6:42 PM CST
Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
The fall colors are really getting beautiful along the river right now, and the fishing continues to be very good. Fished for different species the last several days. Largemouth bass fishing has been good. We've been catching our fish on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and jigs. Panfish action has been steady. Catching lots of nice gills and crappies on Bimbo Skunks. Today's trip was much slower than yesterday. Yesterday morning I was wishing I had worn my shorts. Worked up a pretty good sweat, but around mid morning the wind shifted to the NW and then I needed more clothes! Wow! What a drop in temp. This morning it was pretty brisk also. Broke out the gloves even. Fred and Mike wanted to start out fishing walleyes. Lots of feeble bites, a lost fish and a keeper. Typical cold front bite. We finished off the 1/2 day trip fishing panfish. They were even picky biters.

The water temperature got up to 64 degrees again, after falling to 59 a few days ago. It should drop again after the next cold front moves in later this week. Weeds not a problem today. We could cast crankbaits with little trouble.

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

TED PECK
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9/29/14 3:23 PM CST
Species specific SMB trip with Jim from MO. and Bill from KS. Caught 20+ SMB on chug bugs, Mepps, salty sinker, Traps before wind came around out of the north with a vengence. Only caught 3-4 more after that...on some of my best water. Only 'unitended' fish were a 17" eye which ate a Trap and two pike of undetermined dimensions which ate Bombers and never looked back.No big SMB today, but a number of fish were 12" +

DICK NEEFE
DICK NEEFE
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9/28/14 7:32 PM CST
Report for last few days fishing. Friday fished with my nephew Nate & wife Lisa. They were up for the weekend and wanted to know a few a spots to catch panfish. Showed em lots of spots and caught a PILE of bull gills and slab crappies. Saturday & Sundays trip was walleyes with Reed & 90 year young dad Basil. I jinxed the walleyes first thing sat morning, when showing the boys how to work a jig. First cast, was explaining how to lift and drop the jig, about the third pop felt the welcome thud and fish on! Legal walleye ALL RIGHT!! One more legal in the next 6 hours, lots of shorts, bass one nice pike, but not the quality walleyes we were looking for. Sunday started out about the same first spot one real nice sauger, then just shorts and bass. Decided to switch to some panfish. Had some slab crappies located. The boys couldn't believe the size of the slabs, had crappies to 13", told em we get bigger too! The boys pictured with a dozen of the slabs. Sometimes you gotta take what the river will will give ya. Beautiful weather and great time on the river with some great folks Big Smile

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pool 9 cathunter
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9/28/14 12:23 PM CST
Thanks for the suggestions. I can't wait to get out there

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9/28/14 8:07 AM CST
Best friday fish fry around is "No Bull Party Place" in Seneca, very nice people, great burgers & fried chicken too!

lost once
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9/28/14 7:34 AM CST
Fished Friday afternoon and sat. with some friends.Friday had a nice mess bluegills and crappie with one eye at 19". Saturday the same but more crappie than gills, seems the gills were hard to find.Had to go check some of them spots ted showed me a few weeks ago said they would be great when the water dropped and they were. Had the tent up in no time best camping spot on the river Wondering will have to send otter back to new albin. Dull

pool9fish
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9/27/14 9:51 PM CST
There are 3 bars in Ferryville. My favorite is The Wooden Nickel. The bar is fun,clean,great bartenders,good food and reasonable prices. The other bars are nice too.

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9/27/14 8:53 PM CST
Sorry not a report but i'm moving to Ferryville tuesday. Looking for a good bar/restaurant. Hopefully lot's of fishing reports will follow

TED PECK
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9/27/14 2:32 PM CST
Fished with Greg today. Incredible volume of boat traffic out there. Hit a number of spots which produced yesterday with limited success. Caught LMB, SMB and pike. Nothing to write home about. Quite a few fish, but never needed to use the net.

TED PECK
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9/26/14 3:15 PM CST
What started as a multi-species quest for mainly LMB/pike with Jim morphed into a walleye hunt when marble eyes kept intercepting Traps intended for LMB. The first place we stopped Jim caught LMB, WB and SMB on the first five casts. Caught a few more fish and moved on in search of pike. I had a beauty garwoofle my Royal Shad Trap and not look back. Got a look at the fish. If it wasn't 40" it was real close. Jim caught a couple of LMB and smaller snot rockets, then we moved out to cast main channel rocks. This is when the trip focus changed to walleyes. Not a single short all day. Fish wanted DT thug and Bomber 6A. Multiple fish came unbuttoned or hit short. Oh, well. Weeds also a factor. Fish were holding on several wings but salad on every cast put a serious crimp in the grin factor. Felt like summer out there...but when we got back to the New Albin ramp it was apparent that the mid-term election is just around the corner. The two Iowegians trying to launch a new Alumacraft must be running for state office--their antics were far too involved for a village or even county idiot seat. Don't know how long they jilly-jacked around before we tied up to the pier. But once we did, they manuvered for 17 minutes before the boat came off the trailer after backing into the dock THREE times. Got the truck and had to wait two more minutes before they got their boat out of the way. Couldn't help but smile at this clown act. I know I'm going to heaven, as I have accepted Jesus Christ as my personal savior. Many things led up to this leap of faith--one of which was the possibility of spending eternity at some boat ramp, waiting to put in or take out. If Ringling Bros. had THIS clown act, they will still be in business. Sure, there is a learning curve in backing a boat trailer. Most who fish seriously aren't competent in this manuever until they learn how to ride a two-wheeler without training wheels. Enough rant. I'm goin' to heaven. Just wish Emmett Kelly and his frogman brother didn't take a half-hour off of my remaining fishing time Evil Grin

TED PECK
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9/25/14 3:15 PM CST
Bruce is on a quest to see how many fish species he can catch from Iowa waters in 2014. Today he was seeking perch, sauger and flathead. Checked the first 2 boxes in less than an hour then went flattie hunting. Third spot we tried, Bruce's buddy Randy hooked into a heavy fish...right in the same hole where Samantha lives! I use 5/0 heavy circle hooks for flatties. This usually ensures lip hooking. Rod loaded up. Fish pounded--then was gone, taking the 8" bluegill Randy was using with it. Oh, well. They made the decision to just go "rip lips" . Took them to a spot which was holding quite a few WB. they caught probably 20, plus SMB, LMB, pike, sheep, walleye. Just one legal today, but they weren't fishin' for them. Randy had the hot hand, even though they were both throwing Traps. At one point, 8 fish in eight casts. confirmation that it was Randy's day to shine happened when he was relieving himself and a 16" SMB slurped in his bait. when the fishing is so good you find success in the peter pattern its a great day on the Mississippi. These longtime friends are on opposite ends of the political spectrum. I had a BALL initiating discussion then stepping back to watch the show. Big Smile

DICK NEEFE
DICK NEEFE
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FISHING REPORT
9/25/14 2:24 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
Fished this morning with Luke & Derek. They're spending the weekend on the river with some buddies and having never fished the river before, wanted to get a heads up on how to fish here. Showed them around a lot, & how to navigate safely. They didn't care what they caught as long as they could catch fish. We casted rocks with crankbaits and jigs and did well. Caught a few short walleyes, one nice 22" eye. Enough smallmouth & largemouth to fill a couple bushel baskets. Enough sheephead to fill a bathtub. Perfect day to be on the river!

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(608) 648-3828 - Summer
TED PECK
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9/24/14 9:13 PM CST
My ol' buddy Dave wanted to invite me to a walleye fry--but said we had to catch the walleyes first! cloudy day was perfect for throwing Royal Shad Trap over shallow rocks. Caught five legals and several shorts in just a couple of hours. Been a long time since we've fished together. Still arguing about who is more obnoxious. Big Smile

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