I need help fishing the river

Discussion in 'LOCAL IOWA TALK' started by big cat, Aug 8, 2006.

  1. big cat

    big cat New Member

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    how many of you fish the boyer river what do you use and where do you fish i've got ones at night along the shores that broke a 50ib test probaly the curent helped alot but i need help cathching them in the day time it would be great what bait do you use anywhere that will get me some big ones it gets pretty fracky at night along the river alonethats why i need help
     
  2. Burwell40

    Burwell40 New Member

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    Well, Ronald, I first had to find out where the heck the Boyer River is. I posted some info from Wikipedia down below your quote for other interested brothers and sisters.

    If you have a fish breaking 50 lbs test, it's either really big or it's dragging you into snags and cutting your line. What does your line look like when you reel in the remnants?

    What are you using for bait? What kind of rig do you use? Sinker weight? Hook size? We'd all like to help, but give us a little more info.

    Mike.

    Boyer River


    The Boyer River is a tributary of the Missouri River, 139 mi (224 km) long, in western Iowa in the United States. Most sections of the river's course have been straightened and channelized.

    The Boyer River is named for a settler who hunted and trapped in the watershed before the time of Lewis and Clark. Explorers, including Lewis and Clark, John James Audubon, and Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied, navigated through the region near the mouth of the Boyer as they traveled up the Missouri River. This area is now part of the Boyer Chute National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). This was originally an island of sand and sediments deposited in the Missouri River by the Boyer River. Gradually, the Missouri River eroded a major channel (chute) through the sediment; this came to be known as Boyer Chute, and was the preferred channel used by explorers and traders until the Missouri eventually changed its course.

    Course

    The Boyer River rises near Storm Lake in southwestern Buena Vista County and initially flows southwardly into Sac County. In southern Sac County it turns southwestward and flows through Crawford, Harrison and Pottawattamie Counties, past the towns of Deloit, Denison, Arion, Dow City, Dunlap, Woodbine and Logan. It enters the Missouri River in northwestern Pottawattamie County, 13 mi (21 km) north of Council Bluffs.

    At Denison, the Boyer collects the East Boyer River, which rises in northwestern Carroll County and flows southwestwardly past Vail. In southwestern Harrison County, it collects the Willow River.
     

  3. big cat

    big cat New Member

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    i use chubs with a slip rig and it has one curl on it it hope this is enough info now
     
  4. MO RIVER MAN

    MO RIVER MAN New Member

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    I've fished the mouth a few times but only caught small ones. Where r u fishing?
     
  5. big cat

    big cat New Member

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    i fish over by denison in deloit i walk the streams in the day time to find good spots but fish under the bridge at night