Lock 13, Any luck catching any shad down below the cable?

Discussion in 'ARKANSAS RIVERS TALK' started by Stainless, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. Stainless

    Stainless Member

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    I haven't been down there in a while and was planning on trying to catch some fish for a fish fry next month and was curious if the shad ever came back? I know last year it wasn't that easy to catch them. We had to go across to the park on the Barling side and catch them around the bluffs and there were only a few at most.

    I was also curious of anyone knew of this one spot that was mentioned to me. I was told that you could launch out of Clear Creek and on your way out to the river, Allen Canning Company has a pipe that pours off into the river and that the shad usually hang around that pipe. Anyone know of this and familiar with where it is? I've never launched out of there but we do most of our fishing right up river from there and I figured it would be easier and closer if I can catch some bait there. Thanks
     
  2. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    The shad are still missing in action at 13, hopefully they will be there when the water warms this year. I caught 6 shad in a bunch of throws yesterday evening off the rocks on the Barling side. I've never threw this time of year at the discharge up fro clear creek but that is a good spot to catch shad and perch the times i've been there.
     

  3. Bait Boat

    Bait Boat New Member

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    It's gettin hard to find a catfish much less a shad:sad2:
     
  4. Big Sam

    Big Sam Well-Known Member

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    Gonna have to break-down and get that Ok license and start going with us...no tangle nets allowed over there= lot's more fish.:big_smile:
     
  5. Bait Boat

    Bait Boat New Member

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    did yall' do anygood sun:wink:
     
  6. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    We ended up going Saturday and caught 25 or 30 eaters. The biguns were laying low LOL. I posted in the fishing report section, wish you would have went we had a blast.
     
  7. Bait Boat

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    I took the weekend off
    sounds like everyone had a good time. I'll try to hook up one of these days.
     
  8. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    regan even without the fish it would have been a worthwhile trip.these guys know how to have fun.
     
  9. Bait Boat

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    your right I've
    been around big sam more than 777 but both know how to fish. great guys:big_smile:
     
  10. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    i was at barlinyresterday and i threw till i was blue in the face no shad.got a few bites on danny kings but no fish eithersaw a guy over on the park side throwing a cast net so i guess that was you.sure hope sumpin shows up before degray.hate to go without any bait.
     
  11. Bait Boat

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    Been there every morning this week snagging Haven't seen anyone
    catching shad or fish snagged about 12 buffalo for bait this week
    hit 3 spoonbills all week thought they were really trying to get here
    Headed that way right now.:wink:
     
  12. boliver

    boliver New Member

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    i was at 13 yesterday were checking on skipjack, no luck. when we got there several birds we just below the cableand diving expected to see them come up with shad but i never saw any. i was quite aways away. when i got close they left. the only other person there was on the high side snagging and he left shortly. they have got to shw up sooner or later.
    boliver
     
  13. Big Sam

    Big Sam Well-Known Member

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    Regan we "heard" your boiling those buffalo down and making a chowder based soup:eek:oooh::0a5::dribble: Emeril:smile2: Hang tough on those skip's men they will appear when the water temp hit's the mid 50's.
     
  14. Bait Boat

    Bait Boat New Member

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    got 41 bags ready for the gunfight:big_smile:
    by the way hated to here about your boat aches:crazy:
    maybe they will do the right thing
     
  15. Bait Boat

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    Im headed to 13 in a few minutes ,maybe i'll get lucky today:roll_eyes:
     
  16. Stainless

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    Good luck. Is the water still roaring down that way? I've been meaning to take a friend of mine down there and show him how to snag a little but I've been too busy with work.
     
  17. Bait Boat

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    they have the flood gates nealy closed Generator is running hot
    Have not snagged a fish out of the generator pool I' headed that way
    in a few minutes
     
  18. Arkansascatman777

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    Good luck Bait boat, souldn't be long now. This next round of rain they are prdicting may have the gates back wide open again by Tuesday or Wednesday.
     
  19. Bait Boat

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    Man she's got to be rolling on now for sure. I'll be headed that way this afternoon to try her out:crazy:
     
  20. Bait Boat

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    They had the gate locked so no fishing report . maybe today