Drift fishing at Newburg/Evansville

Discussion in 'INDIANA RIVERS TALK' started by Frog Legs, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. Frog Legs

    Frog Legs New Member

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    I'm new to drift fishing on the Ohio, how high can the river get and still do ok drift fishing? Looks like we are going to get a raise this week end in the Evansville Newburg area. Frog Legs
     
  2. biga

    biga Well-Known Member

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    my best speed is under 1mph drift speed and with it is comeing up like it is now its going to be a little to fast from my experience..
     

  3. Shad Man

    Shad Man New Member

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    I second that.
     
  4. fishstick

    fishstick New Member

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    muddy water causes me more problems when drifting than current speed. i can slow my drift with a heavier weight and more power on the trolling motor but a big rise usually means muddy water.
     
  5. tswebb71

    tswebb71 New Member

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    You can use your trolling motor to slow you down. I have about the same success in current as not.
     
  6. Frog Legs

    Frog Legs New Member

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    With the river on the rise have you guys had better luck fishing the dam or deep holes? Frog Legs
     
  7. fishassasin

    fishassasin New Member

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    never fish the dam in high water ... i usually just set up on some fish somewhere and hopefully they bite.
     
  8. Frog Legs

    Frog Legs New Member

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    Thanks for the help Fish Assasin! Frog Legs
     
  9. Shad Man

    Shad Man New Member

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    Especially since one of the ones on the Ohio is not fully functional now. Its not worth the risk of one of the gates openning on you especially in a small boat like mine.