loup power canal

Discussion in 'NEBRASKA LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by subcook, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. subcook

    subcook Member

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    has anyone tried fishing the loup power canal? I'm planning on taking a few trips this year and am looking for some good bank spot to fish but am not having very good luck so far if anyone has sum info about this canal it would be really helpful. thanks and looking forward to meeting a bunch of new friends and people at the gathering
     
  2. newtothesport

    newtothesport New Member

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    I' got some buddies that fish it near the genoa dam, never been there to fish though. I've always wanted to go but everytime I make plans to head up there its always bad weather or they dog out. Hopin to make my rounds and get up there this summer but summer always seems so short.
     
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  3. subcook

    subcook Member

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    i know how that goes. I got family that lives in columbus and they are always saying that it's good fishing but every time we make plans out they go with sum weak excuse so this time I"m on my own. I'd like to try te genoa dam this year as well but I gotta figure out directions. maybe I"ll run in to out there sum day or maybe we could set up a trip of our own.
     
  4. Frankie B

    Frankie B Guest

    the loup power canal (headworks) is my prime fishing spot....let me know when you plan on going out there...all the fish in my albums are from loup canal near Genoa...weather depending I will be out there sunday
     
  5. flathead_hunter

    flathead_hunter Well-Known Member

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    I always heard there was good flathead fishin' in it never fished it tho
     
  6. Frankie B

    Frankie B Guest

    the weather looks good for tomorrow so I'm gonna head out there...anybody else?????
     
  7. flathead_hunter

    flathead_hunter Well-Known Member

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    if it wasn't so far away i'd join ya
     
  8. flathead_hunter

    flathead_hunter Well-Known Member

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    by the way that waleye look's mighty tasty:0a36::smile2: how big was it?
     
  9. Frankie B

    Frankie B Guest

    7lbs on my 5 dollar walmart scale but I got 4lbs of meat says my indoor kitchen scale...go figure...anyways it's my PB...got em from harlan spillway this year...a great start to 09'
     
  10. subcook

    subcook Member

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    I'm probly heading out there on monday or tuesday if weather permits and if I can steal sum time. let me know how u do tomorrow and what do u use for bait there? I"m thinking bout useing river minnoes or gills. and maybe sum homemade bait if I get around to it.
     
  11. newtothesport

    newtothesport New Member

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    How did you do this weekend on the canal? I was hopin to get up there but had some things come up..........:sad2:.
     
  12. jrgriffhusker

    jrgriffhusker New Member

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    I've always had good luck every time I've went up there. I go at least once a year. About 10 years ago I caught 3 master angler drum by Columbus. Usually I fish set lines either where the canal starts or where the canal dumps back into the river. Once again all I ever use on a river to catch cats is set lines and 6 inch goldfish. That way I keep all the little ones from messing with my stuff. Of course I can set my set lines in the middle of the river and not worry about them going anywhere unless something over 15 pounds eats the bait. Kind of fun trying to find my lines when a fish is on and it's bent clear over back into the water. If anyone wants to see these let me know and I'll send a picture and tell you how to make em. I grew up making these and none of them cost me more than 5 bucks and I'll put them next to anybody's for performance.
     
  13. skawez

    skawez Member

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    id be interested in your set lines..
     
  14. Frankie B

    Frankie B Guest

    I would like to see the set lines...and about fishing the canal I got NOTHING...I stayed 4 hours before I gave up...
     
  15. subcook

    subcook Member

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    are bullheads a good flathead bait? I've tried them a few times but had no luck not even a nibble. I tried cutting teh tail fin off but still no luck any info on live bait's that work at all would be much apprechiated thanks
     
  16. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    I'm not a flathead expert, but I know a gentleman that claims bullheads are some of the best bait for flatheads there is! He fishes the Tri-County Canal by Cozad. He has excellant success every year running set lines for Flatheads. He also uses bluegills and sometimes goldfish too! I think the trick for effectively catching flatheads, is to have the bait set at the right depth. This can vary on the water conditions. Just trail and error. Good luck with your fishing!!
     
  17. jrgriffhusker

    jrgriffhusker New Member

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    Bluegills are legal to use in NE unless you use them in the same water you caught them in. So be careful and hide that bait bucket in case Mr Green Jeans shows up to check you gear. It's a big fine to get caught with them. I think goldfish work just as good and the bigger the better. Just wish someone out here would sell them.
     
  18. skawez

    skawez Member

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    how i read it is you have to use it in the same body of water you caught it legally... or have a receipt for the purchase of it...

    Sport fish can be used for
    bait: (1) if they have been legally
    acquired from a licensed aquaculturist
    or a nonresident fish dealer. The angler
    must keep a legible receipt or invoice
    from the dealer listing the date, seller’s
    name and address; and number and
    size of each species sold, or (2) if they
    are captured using hook and line and
    used at the body of water from which
    they were captured. In the latter case,
    the angler will be required to follow both
    the length and bag limits that are
    enforced on that body of water.

    with that said i know of a dealer just down the road from me that sells chubs bluegill minnows sallies goldfish and i think i seen some crawdads in there too all live...
     
  19. subcook

    subcook Member

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    so are bullheads concidered game fish? or do i need to try to catch them on the resiviors and rivers that I fish?
     
  20. skawez

    skawez Member

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    Everyone Should Have a copy of the 2009 Fish Guide...if you dont have one go get one they answer all the legality questions...


    GAME FISH
    Is defined to include all baitfish, commercial fish and sport fish:
    SPORT FISH
    The following fish species are designated as sport fish:
    sunfish hybrids
    American eel
    black crappie
    catfish
    bluegill
    brook trout
    brown trout
    burbot
    channel catfish
    chinook salmon
    cutthroat trout
    flathead catfish
    goldeye
    • grass pickerel
    • green sunfish
    • largemouth bass
    • muskellunge
    • northern pike
    • orangespotted sunfish
    • paddlefish
    • pumpkinseed
    • rainbow trout
    • redear sunfish
    • rock bass
    • sauger
    • saugeye
    • shovelnose sturgeon
    • skipjack herring
    • smallmouth bass
    • spotted bass
    • striped bass
    • striped bass hybrid
    (wiper)
    • tiger muskellunge
    • walleye
    • white bass
    • white crappie

    PANFISH
    The following fish species are designated as panfish:
    sunfish hybrids
    black crappie
    bluegill
    green sunfish
    • orangespotted sunfish
    • pumpkinseed
    • redear sunfish
    • rock bass
    • white crappie
    • yellow perch


    SUNFISH
    The following fish species are designated as sunfish:
    sunfish hybrids
    bluegill
    • green sunfish
    • orangespotted sunfish
    • pumpkinseed
    • redear sunfish

    COMMERCIAL FISH
    The following fish species are designated as commercial fish:
    bullhead
    freshwater drum
    • yellow bullhead • yellow perch

    • devil crayfish
    • northern crayfish
    • northern leopard frog
    • papershell crayfish
    • plains leopard frog
    • ringed crayfish
    • tiger salamander
    BAITFISH
    The following fish species are designated as baitfish:
    The following
    amphibians and crustaceans are covered under the baitfish regulations:
    • alewife
    • bigmouth shiner
    • brassy minnow
    • creek chub
    • emerald shiner
    • fathead minnow
    • gizzard shad
    • golden shiner
    • goldfish
    • longnose dace
    • plains killifish
    • red shiner
    • river shiner
    • sand shiner
    • stoneroller
    • suckermouth minnow
    • white sucker

    THREATENED AND ENDANGERED SPECIES
    The following fish species are designated as Threatened or Endangered
    Nebraska and are not legal to possess:
    blacknose shiner
    finescale dace
    lake sturgeon
    • northern redbelly dace
    • pallid sturgeon
    • pearl dace
    • sturgeon chub
    • topeka shiner
    NONGAME FISH
    All species that do not appear
    on any of the above lists are considered nongame.