High water wing dikes

Discussion in 'MISSOURI RIVERS TALK' started by 320hotrod, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. 320hotrod

    320hotrod New Member

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    I've fished the big rivers for years, but pretty much avoided the wing dikes when the water is up over the tops. Mostly because of the current and depth (and trash), but have always wondered about whether the cats still find the seams and current flows as they are at normal levels. Does the water over the top affect the current behind the dike at the river bed, or just the top? And how does it affect the fishing on the sand flats downstream? Are the seams even there when the water is up and over? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Welder

    Welder New Member

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    I been whinen all spring about it lol. The seams are there and a bad back boil forms righr behind the dike under the nasty current goen over it. About the best you can do is put the boat on the bank and find one with a eddy runnen back out to the dike and hard water. Toss out and let the current from the eddy sweep ya into the boil that forms like a big tube under the dike. Its not a numbers spot but it can produce good fish.
     

  3. TheMadCatter

    TheMadCatter New Member

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    listen to this man!