How is everyone doing?

Discussion in 'LOCAL IOWA TALK' started by Foreverdark, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. Foreverdark

    Foreverdark New Member

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    Just wondering how all of you are doing fishing this summer? I unfortunately have not been out yet. Looking like the weekend of the 18th will be my first outing of the year. Going camping with my best friend to Mariposa Lake in Jasper county.

    I hope all of you are doing good and fishing is doing even better!!
     
  2. lookin_4_moby

    lookin_4_moby New Member

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    Guthrie, OK

    man the bite is pretty dead right now with the flatties in the spawn so everybody is really just gearin up for the post spawn action
     

  3. ronniethomas

    ronniethomas New Member

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    been out quite a bit caught a lot of channels none to big, but just hooked on to my first flattie this year last week was prob 8 lbs got me pumped and ready. trying to post a pic dont know if it will work.
    GOOD LUCK BRO
     

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  4. Catfish_Calvin

    Catfish_Calvin New Member

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    Nauvoo, Il
    Hes AT LEAST 8 pounds. Nice fish.
     
  5. Ahquabi_Master

    Ahquabi_Master New Member

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    WDM Iowa
    haven't been out since the outer edge of prespawn. actually i fished a smaller river two weeks back and caught 3 under-4lb flathead (during the day in open water!) plus a channel. i saw a male channel cat almost get trapped out of the water trying to nest or something of that nature. his head was real beat up and swollen. so the spawn is definitely on if not peaking right now.
     
  6. calogan

    calogan New Member

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    I haven't been out yet either.:sad2: Hoping to really soon!:big_smile:
     
  7. Longjohn119

    Longjohn119 Well-Known Member

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    Two weeks ago last night I got into some Flathead getting ready to spawn ... ended up with 8 nice ones totaling just a bit over 50 lbs. Smallest was 4lb 4oz, largest was 8lb 10oz ... I also caught a couple of channels on a rock pile fishing for sunfish for bait, both full of eggs ...

    Lat night I only caught one but it was a very respectable 12lb 13oz flattie

    Usually I catch 5-6 channels for every flat but this year I've caught more flatties than channels, probably due to not finding very many shad for some reason so I'm using sunfish more than usual
     
  8. CatfishMitch

    CatfishMitch New Member

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    Cedar Rapids, I
    just got home from fishing a private neighborhood pond near the hospital in dyersville and caught a nice 20 in 4.5 lb channel in the first 5 minutes of being there on sonny's dip bait....best bait around...havent had much other luck this season
     
  9. payton350

    payton350 New Member

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    Iowa
    I caught alot of channels and one smaller flattie up until about the last week of june nothing since damn spawn
     
  10. Angler Ace

    Angler Ace New Member

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    Pleasant Hill,
    Hope you all will enter the next fish-off, and maybe help some team win.
     
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  11. Bait'n

    Bait'n New Member

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    Iowa
    Went out this past weekend caught 2 Flats. One just over 50 lbs and 4 lbs using bullheads. Gonna hit it hard this weekend if the weather cooperates.
     
  12. catman79

    catman79 New Member

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    iowa
    so far this year i have caught close to 500 pounds of catfish,most being blues.the blues are everywhere up here this year.i have caught 4or5 flatties none to brag about.lots of nice channels i start getting those right after ice is off.
     
  13. Cuda

    Cuda Active Member

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    Iowa
    Name:
    Mike
    Catman79 what part of Iowa are you fishing and what river?
     
  14. catman79

    catman79 New Member

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    iowa
    north west iowa,sioux city area.big sioux river and the misouri
     
  15. payton350

    payton350 New Member

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    Iowa
    Caught some alright channels on saturday, finally biting again last ones I caught were back in june.