Minnesota river bite?

Discussion in 'MINNESOTA RIVERS TALK' started by dano40, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. dano40

    dano40 New Member

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    Going up to the Minnesota river next week and was wondering if the cats are biting? Thanks for any info.
     
  2. rushing

    rushing New Member

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    For some people they are biting for others (like me) they arent.
     

  3. DTro

    DTro Active Member

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    Ditto :smile2:
     
  4. plainsman

    plainsman New Member Supporting Member

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    I met a guy at the launch on the county road in New Ulm last week, he said he caught a small flathead and small channel in the past couple days. I caught about a 3 lb channel cat that day just south of the launch. The river is down pretty good now, but still deep enough to fish.
     
  5. dano40

    dano40 New Member

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    going in the morning I'll let you know how we did when I get back.
     
  6. dano40

    dano40 New Member

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    caught a lot of channels and a few small flathead 5-15 lbs.
     
  7. catfisher77

    catfisher77 New Member

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    Went out on saturday night, had some luck. Hooked into a 40lb my first this big ever. after this one we had a few more runners that were just hanging on to our bait. the river is lower than i have ever fished it. i was motoring between 1ft to 6ft of water average. the plus side of this is that the deep holes are way easier to find. good luck to all and i will post pictures of my fish soon.
     
  8. catfisher77

    catfisher77 New Member

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    ok here are my pictures from Saturday night, enjoy.
     

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  9. rushing

    rushing New Member

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    Nice fish! Yeah the spring rains never came this year and the river had been the lowest I have ever seen it in the spring. The lower water conditions made it tough....for me at least.


    Just a tip though if you are going to release the fish you should hold it by the jaw and not the gills.

    Good Luck!
     
  10. plainsman

    plainsman New Member Supporting Member

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    Was fishing the Minnesota river last week in Mankato, in Sibley Park. At New Ulm and at the junction of the Blue Earth river it seems the Minnesota was not moving. Seems the only thing that had any water was the Blue Earth river. Sand bars easy to see, but they will change with a good rain. Hopefully the rain this week will bring the river up.

    I heard a rumor that there was a 100 lb catfish released in the river somewhere between Mankato and New Ulm.
     
  11. The J-Man!

    The J-Man! New Member

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    That's a good one.
     
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  12. rushing

    rushing New Member

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    lol Thats one heck of a rumor. :smile2:
     
  13. cody14

    cody14 New Member

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    Going tomorow down by grainite falls. Right around where hawk creek meets it. Any tips? Any good shore spots anyone would like to share? Will let you know how i do. Thanks guys
     
  14. mudd

    mudd Member

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    wld you post some reports please.am thinking about taking the other half and my 1872 sea ark up there for some flatties if the water isnt to low and the fish are biting.thanx alot.
     
  15. cody14

    cody14 New Member

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    Water was quiet high were i was caught 5 channels biggest being about 6lbs. Used dip baits with furry thing.
     
  16. Larry

    Larry New Member

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    Water levels are way down... We are in desperate need of rain in this neck of the woods... If you have a Jet motor you might be able to navigate... otherwise bring a couple extra props... The river has been eating alot of them this year.
    The bite has been slow, we have had some cool weather throwing the bite off, though temps are coming up.
    Be careful and take it slow if you come up... The fish are there.... just have to find them.
    Good luck
     
  17. rushing

    rushing New Member

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    As Larry said things are a little slow but fish can still be had. Its been a late bite. Not much season left this year.

    8/12 new PB 47lbs
     

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  18. Larry

    Larry New Member

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    Nice fish Rob.... Congrats on the PB!!! YOu were due for a HOG... its been awhile
     
  19. Dave L

    Dave L New Member

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    Rob, Nice PB! Congrats on the catch.
     
  20. rushing

    rushing New Member

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    Thanks!

    Yeah I was due for sure. Done a lot of fishin but not a lot of catchin this season.

    Larry, give me a shout of you wanna get out some night.