Giant Horseshoe Thingies on the Mississippi

Discussion in 'Gateway Catfishing Club' started by GaryF, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. GaryF

    GaryF New Member

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    OK, down around the 130 mile mark, about 20 miles below Plattin Rock, I see some horseshoe shaped structures on the river. Just has my curiosity up, does anyone know what these are?
     

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  2. catmandoo22

    catmandoo22 New Member

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    never seen anything like that before......
     

  3. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    UFO! Unidentified Floating Object.:eek:oooh::smile2:
    Seriously, I have no idea. Maybe a place to provide a current break for boats? Or just a weird shaped bridge pylon?:embarassed:
     
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  4. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

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    Looks like a good place for catfish to hold or tie up to it and fish the channel break.
     
  5. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    • Chevron: Chevrons are horse-shoe or arch-shaped structures placed in a river, off the bank. The open end of the arch faces downstream, with its crown or arch facing upstream against the river’s flow. They may be visible at lower river stages but are submerged at higher stages, including during floods. In addition to direction flow and energy to either side to improve navigation, they also create a wide range of aquatic habitats. They are particularly useful for reducing point sedimentation and thus, requirements for dredging.
      Uses: Chevrons improve safety and efficiency of navigation, reduce dredging and provide aquatic habitats. ​
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  6. Jollymon

    Jollymon Well-Known Member

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    I would guess something put there to test how they would hold up in the river ,but if you can find out what they are please let us know ,thanks
     
  7. GaryF

    GaryF New Member

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    Thanks Skip! I had heard talk of chevrons before, but didn't really have a clue what shape they took.
     
  8. Jollymon

    Jollymon Well-Known Member

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    SKIPEYE thanks for the info ,i can see where they would do that good ,just never saw anything like that before :wink:

    in other words a fancy breakwater
     
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  9. Andy52

    Andy52 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    They seem to work, I don't see a sandbar on the following end of the Island like you see up this way.
     
  10. biga

    biga Well-Known Member

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    should be a fine place for some hogs to hide!! but i shure wouldnt want to find them with my lower unit when the water gets over them!!!!:confused2:
     
  11. Catfish_Scooter

    Catfish_Scooter New Member

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    Thanks for sharing. Reps on their way.:wink:
     
  12. stlcatman

    stlcatman New Member

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    LOL, the ones Gary put up there have a rock on them that has a nice mark left by mine.
     
  13. Scaley Cat

    Scaley Cat Member

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    They are making some of them just south of the Meramec right now. I've done pretty good fishing the channel side of the ones south of Truman. Skip eye thanks for the info. I had no clue what they were for.
     
  14. Michael Jake

    Michael Jake New Member

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    There are four of those horseshoe shaped dikes here on pool 25... been there many years now, one at the lower end, one at the upper and two close by each other in the pattern like in the picture... the lower one has formed like it's own island at it's tail with trees growing on it now :smile2:... they're ok spots to catch bait.
     
  15. hillbilly25002000

    hillbilly25002000 New Member

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    swamp and ryan showed me those at the dollar tourney they are pretty neat
     
  16. Cuz

    Cuz New Member

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    They make great wintering areas for the blues, unfortunately the gill netters have figured that out. Not too many there in the winters anymore.
     
  17. DWB

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