Catchin' em shallow on the Missouri??

Discussion in 'MISSOURI RIVERS TALK' started by Mr.T, Aug 4, 2006.

  1. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

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    I was browsing the results of the Cabela's King Kat tournament at Waverly and there's an interesting pattern among the top 5 finishers:

    "The team caught their fish in 5 feet of water on sand bars using skip jack herring."

    "caught their fish on skip jack and cut shad in 2 feet of water."

    "caught on skip jack in 5 to 6 feet of water"

    "The team was fishing in 2 to 3 feet of water on sand bars using shad."

    "catching their fish in 5 to 6 feet of water on skip jack herring"

    I ain't no rocket scientist, but that sounds like a clue to me. Hmmm...

    The full write up is here: http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/c...eldguides_home/kk_080305_newrecordbigfish.jsp
     
  2. Willy

    Willy New Member

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    Sorry those are last yrs results as the weights were not that high this yr.Sorry
     

  3. dougc

    dougc Active Member

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    They still haven't updated the web site, although it says there were 4 cats over 65lbs.
     
  4. Coyote1

    Coyote1 New Member

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    Brothers;
    At these Cabela's tournaments, do they practice CPR/Catch, Photo, Release?
    Thanks.
    Fraternally,
    Coyote1
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  5. turtle1173

    turtle1173 New Member

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    Remember, that's a night tournament. But yeah, there's definitely a pattern there!

    Coyote, they do practice catch and release but it is certainly a matter of opinion as to whether the fish are handled appropriately or not.
     
  6. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

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    Oops.. Didn't see that it was the 2005 results. That'll teach me.

    But what worked a year ago ought to work today as well.
     
  7. jailcop2

    jailcop2 New Member

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    Still good to know . caught one about 8am today right next to the bank .
    Brian
     
  8. worm

    worm New Member

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    That was last yrs pattern and this yrs pattern.Being the river rat Iam I know that water temp,and the water height plays a big part in this. Yes it is CAR but they need to have someone there all nite to weigh weak fish. I had to let 2 go that were 20# pounds apiece because they were almost expired.
    It cost us about 400 bucks also