Fishing The Mississippi River!

Discussion in 'MISSISSIPPI RIVERS TALK' started by TOPS, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    Ok Members that fish the Mississippi, what month would you say is the best time to catch big blues on that river? I still would like to fish it in the near future!
     
  2. ChrisC.729

    ChrisC.729 New Member

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    August is a good month to fish the Mississippi.
     

  3. Lee Racing

    Lee Racing New Member

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    i like mid to late summer
     
  4. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    Is that mainly because of the water levels, or because of the way the fish bite?
     
  5. droptines

    droptines New Member

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    we had our best weekend on catches last year the fourth of july.that is around vicksburg.we caught and released around 300 lbs with about 13-15 fish.
     
  6. Lee Racing

    Lee Racing New Member

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    i say because of both!
     
  7. catfishgranny

    catfishgranny New Member

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    mainly when the water is high and if ur having a lucky day :big_smile:
     
  8. stillwater

    stillwater New Member

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    It mainly depends on the time the water temperature in the spring fascillitates spawning. As a general rule of thumb though, breeding catfish in Mississippi are "on the nest" from sometime in May until roughly the 4th of July, and aren't too interested in food until then.... unless of course you are fishing extremely close to the nest, in which case they might even bite in defense.
     
  9. Mississippi Kid

    Mississippi Kid New Member

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    I like march because it ain't too hot.
     
  10. rwilley3

    rwilley3 New Member

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    From my experience the month of April and August is when I have caught more 20# plus fish looking back at my logs. My biggest(my son's actually) was mid May this year at 60#. I have also done fairly well in March and April as well as October and November(when I fished instead of hunted). I would try to pick me a time when river was fairly stable and I had some fresh skipjack if I had to pick a time regardless of time of year.
     
  11. Lngbo

    Lngbo New Member

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    Top, August was when I caught my PB south of Tunica.