Des Moines Bridge Fishing

Discussion in 'IOWA RIVERS TALK' started by FLATHEAD STEVE, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. FLATHEAD STEVE

    FLATHEAD STEVE New Member

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    ANYONE GOING TO BE FISHING DES MOINES BRIDGES THIS YEAR?
     
  2. Ahquabi_Master

    Ahquabi_Master New Member

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    Bridges...in Des Moines? I fish them often in the spring, summer, and fall. Downtown is my favorite place to go.
     

  3. FLATHEAD STEVE

    FLATHEAD STEVE New Member

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    I WILL SEE YOU IN A COUPLE MONTHS LOL.. WHICH BRIDGE? I LIKE SE 6TH
     
  4. DAREWOOD11

    DAREWOOD11 Member

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    how do you fish off the bridges and how do you land your fish??? ive never fished off bridges that big...is that pretty good flathead fishing up there??
     
  5. catfish33

    catfish33 New Member

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    Good luck catching your little fish this year flathead steve
     
  6. Ahquabi_Master

    Ahquabi_Master New Member

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    I do a couple - Grand and Scott Street mainly. You get a long rope attached to a big net to land em, though it can prove to be a big big challenge. I remember wanting to fish the bridges and thinking of a brilliant idea of tying a long rope to a hoop with a net in it and taking it out to a bridge in Des Moines only to find that every one and their grandma had already thought of the idea. It helps, beyond words, to have a partner when trying to reel in a hog and having to man your net.
     
  7. FLATHEAD STEVE

    FLATHEAD STEVE New Member

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    Hey Matt you must not know how to fish bud i pull multiple 40#+ every year and the bridges are my second hand spot.......what you got boy?
     
  8. deadweight_sinkersho

    deadweight_sinkersho New Member

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    steve i fish the bridges all the time here in dsm , are ya want some one to go with ?????? if so gimme a call 515 244 1348 :big_smile:
     
  9. FLATHEAD STEVE

    FLATHEAD STEVE New Member

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    yes sir i could always use a little more company Eddie, i will generally start in mid April. I work second shift so if your up for a little late night catfishin I will sure give you a call
     
  10. deadweight_sinkersho

    deadweight_sinkersho New Member

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    went out on grand last night and HEARD that some kid nailed a 50 pounder from the wall between grand and center street, but any who gimme a call and well shoot the breeze.. peace:wink: 515 244 1348, or anone lookin fer a fishin pal gimme a call
     
  11. thegavel

    thegavel New Member

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    I fish the bridges with Aqhuabi_Master a lot

    I will be doing a lot of evening fishing this year... Shoot me a message!!!
     
  12. mikeskywalker

    mikeskywalker New Member

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    Ok well im in for some Bridge fishing i get of work at 9:30 can be downtown in 5 minutes give me a shout when you all are going ........ 720-8718
     
  13. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    good luck when you go hope you catch some
     
  14. fishndad30

    fishndad30 New Member

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    how is the shad around the dams(center&scott)?any size to them?any shad at easterlake spill?
     
  15. FLATHEAD STEVE

    FLATHEAD STEVE New Member

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    I have been netting at center street 5 times already and not one shad. just carp drum an walleye, I think it will be at least another month before they surface. and thats going off my little journal from last year.
     
  16. mikeskywalker

    mikeskywalker New Member

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    Anyone going to be on the bridges this week ???
     
  17. FLATHEAD STEVE

    FLATHEAD STEVE New Member

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    I WILL BE GOIN EVERY DAY THIS WEEK RAIN OR SHINE! I WORK SECOND SHIFT SO I WONT BE ON THE BRIDGES TILL ABOUT 11:30 PM.. BEEN TEARIN UM UP!!!
     
  18. Ahquabi_Master

    Ahquabi_Master New Member

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    Went out to Scott Street today and fished for a couple hours. I had a left over chub in the freezer and instantly caught a 2 to 3 pound channel on that. Then I caught about a 6 pound carp and filleted it, catching two more 2 to 3 pound channels off of the chunks of that. All in all it was ok. I can't wait till the live bait starts setting 'em off. It was nice to hear my clicker again. Let me know how you all are doing out there. Later.
     
  19. FLATHEAD STEVE

    FLATHEAD STEVE New Member

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    I have been slaughtering the channel cats too, they all seem to be 3-4-5 lb so far..... I think its gonna be a great year... I have hooked some flathead already but nothin big....5lbers.... Its still early,
     
  20. mikeskywalker

    mikeskywalker New Member

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    Bait ? what are you using?