7/7 Grand Report

Discussion in 'MICHIGAN RIVERS TALK' started by RiverKat, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. RiverKat

    RiverKat New Member

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    Sorry I have'nt posted my results from Friday night yet guys. It took me 2 days to recover from being awake for 47 hours straight. My partner and I caught 3 flatheads 19 - 12 lbs and several channel cats from 4 - 10 lbs. A few sheephead too. Most of our action came between 10:30 pm and Midnight. We fished until 8:00 am and enjoyed a small flurry of action around 6:00 am but only small channel cats. No takers on our livebaits, all fish caught on cut bait. Pics of my buddy Ben with his 17 lb flathead and one of him with my 19lber and his fish.
     

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  2. sal_jr

    sal_jr New Member

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    Good for you bro! Thanks for floating the skunk down the river to us though. :roll_eyes:

    Sal
     

  3. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    hot diggity dog congrats on a good trip.
     
  4. LarryW

    LarryW New Member

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    A couple real nice fish. Congrats.
     
  5. bwanatony

    bwanatony New Member

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    I would love to have had just one of those fish on last Friday! Nice!
     
  6. dreamcatcher

    dreamcatcher New Member

    So Dan you actually went fishing Friday night, and caught fish? You should have directed the fish truck to the vicinity of the crew, so they could have at least got a chance to get a sniff of a flathead. ROTFLOL! Congratulations on your catches, and thanks for sharing the pictures...
     
  7. bwanatony

    bwanatony New Member

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    Some areas across the Grand River drainage got 3 to 5 inches of rain yesterday between 4PM and midnight!
    This was badly needed, and besides the obvious benefit to the folks who grow our food, should have a positive impact on the fishing as well.

    Looks like I'm taking BOTH kids out Friday evening for a while. If I survive, I should have a report for you Saturday morning.
     
  8. sal_jr

    sal_jr New Member

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    We got somewhere between 2 and 2 1/2 here.

    Good luck friday!
     
  9. bwanatony

    bwanatony New Member

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    Have a look at this. Note the level on the 7th...

    I can't get the graph into a "valid file" so copy & paste this:

    "http://www.woodtv.com/Global/link.asp?L=42937"

    (Remove the quotation marks)
     
  10. barney leonard

    barney leonard New Member

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    Nice looking fish there
     
  11. RiverKat

    RiverKat New Member

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    Absolutely needed rain. If the higher water has the same effect in Summer as it does in the months of April/May were in for a treat. The 2 largest channel cats I have ever seen were caught after big rains, the first time I was able to get back on the river after high water conditions in early May. They both came from the same hole that was turning up nothing the week prior. I don't know what effect the high water has on flathead relocation but I have my fingers crossed. Good luck on Friday Tony.

    Dan
     
  12. bwanatony

    bwanatony New Member

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    I have no proof or evidence other than my own experience, but I really believe a high-water period relocates scattered fish to the prime holes.
    Maybe they wander around during low water looking for greener pastures, then get pushed back to the choice spots by the increased current.
    Anyway, like Dan says, after a good rain go back to the holes you got skunked on before and see if somebody has moved back in. I know where I will be Friday.
    Good luck to you, too, Dan.
    Tony