Hooked On Snagging

Discussion in 'Carp Fishing' started by fishinpals, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. fishinpals

    fishinpals New Member

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  2. Ellis

    Ellis New Member

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    The page wont load for me.
     

  3. fishinpals

    fishinpals New Member

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    Don't know what to tell ya. It loads fine for me. Might be your browser.
     
  4. rodpod

    rodpod New Member

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    It loaded for me, i hope they are harvesting these fish instead of throwing them back. Good article. Sounds like fun. And a good way to cut down on the asian carp population.
     
  5. IL Hunter

    IL Hunter New Member

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    It's illegal to throw them back. I wish people could snag those carp all year long. I wouldn't be sad to see them become extinct from the US.
     
  6. Hannibal Mike

    Hannibal Mike New Member

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    I was curious about a couple of things. Is snagging legal all year near Peoria? Is there a dam there? I have heard of Lake Peoria on the IL River. And, is it illegal to throw them back? They sure make a mess on the bank when people leave them to rot. I have caught quite a few in the spring snag season and enjoy catching them and eating them. April/May are the times that I snagged on the Missi river. They are strong. The MO record is 75 lb and the national record was 90 lbs. I saw a pic of one that went 81 near Texoma Lake. You need good tackle, knots, and line for these hummers. Hannibal Mike
     
  7. IL Hunter

    IL Hunter New Member

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    There is a dam at Peoria on The IL River. Snagging is not legal year round. It is not legal to throw the fish back. they must be destroyed as soon as they are taken into possesion.
     
  8. fishinpals

    fishinpals New Member

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    Snagging is now legal year round below the dam according this article in PJS.

    http://www.pjstar.com/stories/071606/JEF_BACRAE2E.068.shtml
     
  9. fishinpals

    fishinpals New Member

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    Part of article in Peoria paper yesterday (7/18/06)-

    "Carp snagging has been very good on the Illinois River below Peoria Lock and Dam, with Mark Coons reporting fish on almost every cast in a recent trip. Crowds have picked up,"

    Link to PJS Outdoors
    http://www.pjstar.com/outdoors/JEFF_LAMPE/
     
  10. Gringoloco

    Gringoloco Member

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    Anything to clear them out is fine with me! Many people down here bowfish for them.
     
  11. PeZ

    PeZ New Member

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    they need to be removed glad someone is having alot of fun doing it
     
  12. fat_fish55

    fat_fish55 New Member

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    snagging is very fun i wish i lived closer to there for year round snagging

    they should look into legalizing it below all dams to reduce population
    too many gamefish would probably be snagged though
     
  13. astutzman

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    I've heard that there's no shore fishing below the peoria lock and dam, is this true? I don't have a boat, so I don't want to waste a trip.

    along the same topic, how would you snag from a boat? do you just throw a waited hook over the side and troll it along?
     
  14. fishinpals

    fishinpals New Member

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    I check with Larry Dozard of larryfishinghole.com and he sent this back. Wanted to make sure you got good info. I remember fishing below the locks.

    Many get confused with the regs there (which are all for safety)..
    There is a restricted area from locks & dam (and it is 150 -300 feet)
    and there are Warning Signs.

    There is in fact an area below the locks that anglers do shore fish"

    Hope this helps -

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  15. fishinpals

    fishinpals New Member

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    They cast for the carp. Weighted treble. They are that thick there.