Are they biting?

Discussion in 'Gateway Catfishing Club' started by poopdeck [patrick], Aug 9, 2009.

  1. poopdeck [patrick]

    poopdeck [patrick] New Member

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    I And other people would like to know how the bite was last night. I want to go fishing but I have been waiting untill they started biting. How was it bad, fair good? Or can someone tell me how they been biting in the last week?
     
  2. Manny

    Manny New Member

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    Either Im gettin lucky or there starting to bite.

    Last two outings have been catching some decent ones on the mississippi. Both Flats and Blues
     

  3. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    Go fishin and make your own report.:wink:
    No fun when you only go when someone else is catchin em.:smile2:
     
  4. Catfish_Scooter

    Catfish_Scooter New Member

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    Their pickin' up..
     
  5. poopdeck [patrick]

    poopdeck [patrick] New Member

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    Thanks guys, the reasson I asked is I am on social security and money is tight. I live forty miles from the miss, by the time I pay for gas in the jeep and boat it cost close to forty bucks.
     
  6. poopdeck [patrick]

    poopdeck [patrick] New Member

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    In case you wanted to know why I am on social security it is for erectile dysfunction.
     
  7. Manny

    Manny New Member

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    LOL, you aint right !!!:big_smile:
     
  8. Kutter

    Kutter New Member

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    In that case, you can feel quite secure when your being social.:wink:
     
  9. Pipe Rat

    Pipe Rat Well-Known Member

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    :crazy: I thought it was your irritable bowell syndrome:eek:oooh:
     
  10. shawn 314

    shawn 314 New Member

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    Wow piper thats harsh:eek:oooh: well i guess what he did was degrading to the boat huh:smile2:
     
  11. Cuz

    Cuz New Member

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    Back to the topic at hand for a bit eh? :smile2:

    Folks for the last couple of weeks, the majority of the fish that I've been seeing caught are coming from the main river channel. Yes, even right out in the middle of it. I'm hearing a lot of reports of the fish coming out of 20 to 30 feet, and by the sounds of it they are biting just about everything, asians, mooneyes, shad, and skipjack. The wing dykes that are closest to the main river channel tend to be the better ones right now.

    If history repeats itself, the current gauge forcast predict a slight rise in the river levels which should bring the fish in a bit closer to the banks and should lend itself to a better bite for a few days. Looking outside, today is just one of those days you SHOULD be on the river, but my honey do list is gettin in the way of that.

    When the river is on fast drawdowns, and has low levels already, the fish tend to retract towards the channel. I can only assume that is some sort of self preservation mechanism the fish have to avoid being trapped in pools, but its only a guess.
     
  12. poopdeck [patrick]

    poopdeck [patrick] New Member

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    Thanks Cuz, that is the kind of useful iformation I like. I will try to get out today or in the morning and put it to good use.
     
  13. TN Greg

    TN Greg Member

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    Kind of like Cuz's self preservation mechanism of completing the honey do's before going back out on the river....
     
  14. stlcatman

    stlcatman New Member

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    Good luck Patrick! Good information Cuz, that sounds pretty right on the money to me. We had the best luck with mooneye, skipjack and some guys were catching their fish on asian as well.
     
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  15. Mr Okie

    Mr Okie New Member

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    Sounds like the bite is picking up but I still haven't seen any name change there Nanner...:wink: :wink: I certainly hope those honey do's don't interfere with the our priorities.:big_smile: :big_smile:
     
  16. Cuz

    Cuz New Member

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    forgot to add, seems the fish have been holding on areas that require approx 8 to 10 ounces of wait. So if you can find ANY kind of current break near the main channel, it could be good. of course, the river is coming up 5 feet now. :smile2:
     
  17. theonecatfishbob

    theonecatfishbob New Member

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    Name change??? So let it be written, so let it be done. He He He. Gotta love it there Nanner man. Well I think I will slip on outta here now. Gotta peel out to Warrenton.
     
  18. FLOAT TRIP WILLIE

    FLOAT TRIP WILLIE Active Member

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    hehehe.............. tooo funny
     
  19. poopdeck [patrick]

    poopdeck [patrick] New Member

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    I am glad to see the name change, now if he would use ole swampy's pic we could call him "chiquita nanner":big_smile:
     
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  20. RIVER-RAT

    RIVER-RAT New Member

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    I know all my fish came out of straight line current near the main channel Saturday....however after the tourney, I was speaking to several of the fellas, including the 3rd place winner. I heard from several of them that they were catching fish in water depths 2-10 feet! :crazy: