Big Sioux Reports

Discussion in 'SOUTH DAKOTA RIVERS TALK' started by VanKley, Apr 2, 2019.

  1. VanKley

    VanKley Well-Known Member

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    Took the boat out on Sunday and we stuck a few channels. Water temps were 44.7 when we got off river. Its rippin current and super dirty but we seen very few floaters and 0 widowmakers. 20190331_172429.jpg
     
  2. jeffm351

    jeffm351 Active Member

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    Water levels are predicted to keep dropping on the Big Sioux as well. a few more degrees water temp and the Mooneye will start schooling behind the wing dykes on the MO and we will be stocking up on bait. We hope to get the pontoon out in 2 weeks, cant wait!
    `Jeff
     
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  3. prlwng

    prlwng Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    When I went thru SC Sunday, the docks looked like they were in parking area. Did see a pu with boat trailer there tho. Had to truck on down to kc.

    Would like to go this weekend. Gkids are working tho. 70 is tempting.

    Looked like it had dropped even more yesterday on return.
     
  4. VanKley

    VanKley Well-Known Member

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    Should be better fishing this weekend. We will be out. Prolly get to SC bout 9 a.m.
     
  5. prlwng

    prlwng Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    That Saturday or sunday?

    If the dock is not out may need help with boat.

    Or maybe someone else might wanna go.

    Any takers?
     
  6. prlwng

    prlwng Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Noticed water temp up to 45 or 46
     
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  7. VanKley

    VanKley Well-Known Member

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    They wont have the docks in. There is 2 ft of silt below the water surface. Some ass hat just pushed everything into water after floods. We were plowing mud to get boat in.
     
  8. jeffm351

    jeffm351 Active Member

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    They did a nice job of cleaning up that ramp area in February, they took out tons of silt and mud, I figured that had to be too good to be true.
     
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  9. prlwng

    prlwng Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Thank you.

    Guess might go ft randall. 2wd pu will not do mud pulling boat good.

    Hear of any suckers or chubs around?
     
  10. VanKley

    VanKley Well-Known Member

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    I have not heard of any suckers or chubs yet....

    That ramp is always stilted in terribly. Last year I dropped my phone into the water while loading the boat at a Tri-state tournament. I swear it was protected by falling into a foot of slime that allowed no water to get into anything!
     
  11. prlwng

    prlwng Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Yes, looked at it one time, 25 foot of mud to water. One nice thing I have is rooler trailer. If can get first rollers to water, not even trailer wheels in, can launch or retreive.
     
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  12. VanKley

    VanKley Well-Known Member

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    Likewise, with the jet, I just need my bunks wet!
     
  13. jeffm351

    jeffm351 Active Member

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    Story time!
    Last spring I tried out a Minnkota Talon 15' power anchor on my pontoon. The first time I launched at the river front I had my son pull the pontoon against the dock and I dropped the Talon with the remote. It held the pontoon in place nicely but I noticed that the depth finder said it was 4' deep, and the Talon was extended 12 feet..... It pushed through 8 feet of silt and river muck before it stopped. It took some maneuvering of the throttle back and forth for several minutes to get the Talon loose so it would retract.... We were not off to a good start lol. I didn't try that again.
     
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  14. VanKley

    VanKley Well-Known Member

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    We smacked the channel cats around this weekend! Sioux is flowing ALOT cleaner than last week. Got rained on all night, slept under a bridge. Even got the ultra rare Pallid Sturgeon to surface! River was 51° when we left 20190407_103228.jpg