Mel Price to Chain of rocks

Discussion in 'MISSOURI RIVERS TALK' started by 1 catbuster, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. 1 catbuster

    1 catbuster New Member

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    I wanted to start this one for all of us who fished Mel Price to Chain of rocks. I will be up that way Friday and Saturday will let every one know how i did.
     
  2. DWB

    DWB Member

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    Where are you going to put in at. I heard that Maple Island ramp was unusual a couple of days ago...that could have changed though I guess. CB will prolly be your best bet.

    Good luck looking forward to the report. I fish this stretch a lot and will post up here when I do.
     

  3. TOFTTnet Kami

    TOFTTnet Kami New Member

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    Is there a good place to bank fish near here. Chain of rocks just looks so calm like it could be really good fishin(from what I can see from the bridge). Was just wondering if there was a good way to get down near the water?
     
  4. 1 catbuster

    1 catbuster New Member

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    I put in a at Columbia bottoms and run to Alton maple island has been silted in for a month or so as far as bank fishing chain of rocks not anywhere on Missouri side that i know of
     
  5. 3dukmn

    3dukmn New Member

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    I have a friend that goes in right next to the Cahokia Creek diversion channel that runs just south of Hartford. I guess there is a park there, and you can either walk 3/4 mile to the water on a weekday, or on the weekends the gate is open and you can drive down close to the water. I have also seen people on the North side of where the Missouri pours into the mississippi. From satellite photos it looks like a park there too.

    I don't do it, but I see it done when out in the boat, so that is all I know about bank fishing down there.
     
  6. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    Welcome aboard the BOC Dave!
     
  7. 1 catbuster

    1 catbuster New Member

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    fishing was slow tonight for me only five fish one dink two 9's one 11 and a seventeen but still a good night took my dad and brother out time well spent
     
  8. theonecatfishbob

    theonecatfishbob New Member

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    Welcome to the boc Dave. You will have some fun here.
     
  9. 1 catbuster

    1 catbuster New Member

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    going back out today. just wanted to let everyone know mooneyes are geting easy to come by not many skips but that is ok who needs skips when you have mooneyes.:big_smile: good luck to all
     
  10. dougc

    dougc Active Member

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    Works for Skipeye!:smile2:
     
  11. dieselcat

    dieselcat New Member

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    welcome to the boc,dave!
     
  12. GUP

    GUP New Member

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    Welcome the BOC dave. Dieselcat and I are right down the road from you. Ever fish the MO at Washington?
     
  13. TOFTTnet Kami

    TOFTTnet Kami New Member

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    Is there a decent place to bank fish the MO from Washington? I have to drop my wife on in Eureka and it would beat driving all the way up North?
     
  14. 1 catbuster

    1 catbuster New Member

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    we use to fish the area but not many fish and all small. not big on the ramp. may start fishing closer to home after last night truck was busted into i hate a$$ holes that do that stuff:angry::angry::angry:
     
  15. 1 catbuster

    1 catbuster New Member

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    anyway the fishing was ok last night we did get in to some fish only 8 blues, 9 to 17 lbs one flat 3 lbs and a drum not a bad night on the river
     
  16. GUP

    GUP New Member

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    A break in will ruin any fishing trip. The Washington ramp can be a huge pain, especially if alot of people are out at the sandbars. The last 2 times out there have been some guys setting lines down river from me. Sure enough they drive right over the hole I'm fishing and come within 20yds of me. The whole river and they have to drive that close! Saturday night there were 3 boat loads right in a row.
     
  17. 1 catbuster

    1 catbuster New Member

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    just got done cleaning out my truck going to fish the lock in the morning. river is on the way up now is the time to go will be down at about 11 anyone else
     
  18. Welder

    Welder New Member

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    I got a freezer full of mooneye and I kocked the cats dead sunday night. 50,42, 3 10s all blues on the sandbar edge on the flats.
     
  19. 1 catbuster

    1 catbuster New Member

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    well dad and i fished below the lock last night set up on groups of fish they just would not bite we couldn't find moon eyes but some nice shad and skip jack minnows about 4 inches long are plentiful going back up this weekend to try again boy was i wrong about the bite this time
     
  20. 1 catbuster

    1 catbuster New Member

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    We went out yesterday for three hours fishing was good seven fish and my buddy GJ got himself a new personal best 31 lbs as far as bait in the area lots of shad, moon-eyes are far and few, and the skips are plentiful but only up to 4 and 5 inches.All fish were on skips and all blues