Any good catfish lakes in St. louis County or an hr drive out of?

Discussion in 'MISSOURI LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by fishinnstudyin, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. fishinnstudyin

    fishinnstudyin New Member

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    Recently moved to Illinois but still have my Missouri fishing license. Are there any decent catfish holes in the St. Louis area? Can't fish the Missouri or Mississippi River because I haven't bought the heavy equipment yet, but will once I get back home from college. i fished Busch Lake with limited success on Lake 24 in the summer.. spent 2 day there, first day out for three hrs and ended up getting a 18 lb grass carp.. 2nd day, was out for 8 hours getting about 10 bites but could only set 1 fish.. hook up ratio is terrible, need to invest in a longer pole and keep a better eye on my pool..

    also, if there is anyone in need of a fishing buddy and has a spot on the bank or boat for another and would like an eager disciple, id be most grateful.

    thanks so much for your great tips
     
  2. fishinnstudyin

    fishinnstudyin New Member

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    mmmm. I guess no one goes catfishing around here then..
     

  3. superman

    superman New Member

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    i have found a few small lakes and ponds i am going to try this winter you are more than welcome to come along i live in desoto mo and i will try to send a pm a few days before i go to give you time to decide if you can go or not and don't worry about rods and reels i if you go i have enough for 5 or 6 people this spring will spend most of my free time on the mississippi river and you are welcome to go then to