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fish-hunt365
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9/29/13 10:46 AM CST
I have not posted any reports for quite awhile. The fishing has been very good of late. Multiple guided trips for pan fish have been very successful. These fish are moving into their wintering areas and eagerly willing to bite. The flat head fishing has been very good also, with larger fish being the rule rather than the exception. Fish are not overly concentrated in any one spot, but when you find one anther is almost certain to follow. The key for us has been to move quite often and change up on species of bait you are using. Some days perch seem to be preferred and other days gills and crappies are getting the bite. Last night I took Marvin out flat head fishing for the second time this year. He was accompanied on this very successful trip by Donte. We fished four spots and managed four fish. The areas we keyed on were rather featureless with a depth of between 25 and 40 feet. They each caught two fish with Marvin catching a 42 and a 10 and Donte caught a 25 and a 10. That was the last guided trip of the fall I am going to do; it is time for a little fishing by myself and as much hunting as possible. Also, I probably will not be guiding next year as it is very hard to work full time, which includes some weekends and schedule clients. I had a lot of trips this year, paid my expenses and enjoyed the company of each and everyone I took out. I thank you all for your support and I hope you all enjoyed your trips and came away with an appreciation of the beauty that the Mississippi offers. Also remember even though the waters of the Mississippi offer a great fishery it is not endless and we need to all practice catch and release and limit our harvest of all fish. I wish we would all adhere to a self imposed slot limit. I love to catch big fish just as much as everyone else does, that is why it makes no sense to me to keep the largest fish of any species. Please let the big fish go so they can be caught, photographed and released and the next person and the person after can do the same. There is no doubt in my mind that the Mississippi River would be the best quality fishery in the Midwest if it was managed for quality and not harvest.

[This post was last edited on 9/29/13 at 10:49 AM]
ifitswims...
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9/18/13 12:13 PM CST
Try around the Clinton St bridge, the train bridge, or down stream of the Clinton St culvert by Tom Sawyers.

hennit_seebo
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9/18/13 11:12 AM CST
Anyone have any good suggestions for some flathead holes south of the spillway on the black river from a boat? I've never fished this area from a boat and I've been told the flats start to heat up around now.

FishS4All
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9/16/13 5:57 PM CST
Took my little girl out trolling on Saturday and caught 7 walleyes. One 17 + and a nice sauger. Week before caught 5 (two legals) and a couple nice pike. Pics to follow.

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9/14/13 8:13 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 76° - 80º F
Good choice, as I made a last minute turn to Lake Onalaska, and had to do a lot moving around just to catch a few larger gills and perch, along with a few small crappie. By the time I left Schaefer's upper parking lot at 5Pm, which was full at 11am, there was only two vehicles left. Fish are biting but it seemed to be about a 1-6 ratio from big to small fish. 4 days ago I did better on the Mississippi with regards to size as well with 15 nice gills in three hours.

Rob92761
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9/14/13 4:53 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 51° - 55° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
went out this morning ended up with 21 gills on the river

Insane1
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9/14/13 8:23 AM CST
Bob....YOU DA MAN!

bobcrappies
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9/13/13 11:11 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny
L.F. pm me,,,,,,,,, we got out for about 4 hours this afternoon, -25 perch -10 gills-oh yea smallmouths......split shot and minnow for jumbos-night crawlers for 9-10 inchers....what cold front!!!!!!

Little Fisher
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9/13/13 10:45 PM CST
My father and i were thinking about fishing around La Crosse during the first week of October. We have only fished here in June and did pretty well. Was wondering how the fishing is in october? And any tips or pointers would be appreciated.

Rob92761
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9/8/13 1:29 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy
went out today end up with well over 14 today

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wisncman
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9/3/13 12:29 AM CST
cool video bob.you could of post cordsSmile

tfisher10
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9/2/13 9:55 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 81° - 88° F Water Temp: 76° - 80º F
Just finished up the holiday weekend in LaCrosse area of the river. River a bit dirty but in great condition otherwise. Hot and sunny until Monday when 20mph north winds came a howlin'. Caught lots on gills, smallmouth and crappie on jigs and worms. mostly right in the Lacrosse area, few at Stoddard where I had pelted them a few weeks ago. Did I mention lots of drum on blade baits. One keeper walleye. Did I mention the boat traffic? Wanted some perch, but just could not find any good ones. Any suggestions on the perch?

bobcrappies
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9/2/13 12:31 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny
the mississippi river is outstanding right now,just take a bag of ice..........jumbo perch and smallies,and huge gills heres a few fast 2 mins of nonstop action only kept enought to give away and diner,,,,didnt get it all but what a day and yesterday,,,,,,,,,,,,,>

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8/29/13 11:49 PM CST
You're welcome, scumfrog_millionaire. My pleasure. Have a safe trip/weekend and good luck. Take care and tight lines.

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scumfrog_millionaire
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8/29/13 10:08 AM CST
Thanks radioman. We'll be targeting flatheads bank fishing for 4 nights off of the islands. I'll let you know how we do.

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