Mississinewa Reservoir

Discussion in 'INDIANA LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by catfishernick33, Apr 19, 2006.

  1. catfishernick33

    catfishernick33 New Member

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    I'm thinking about going to Mississinewa Reservoir this weekend and i was just wandering if anyone had any tips about catfishing there. I'm not gonna put my boat in i'm just gonna fish from the bank. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know.
     
  2. treddinwater

    treddinwater Active Member

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    I went up there and fished with my family one time about 3 years ago, the lake was really low due to the repairs they were making on the dam, I don't know if they are still making repairs or not, but we didn't have much luck on the lake, so we ended up going below the dam and caught some nice channels and a walleye on chicken livers.
     

  3. shortbus

    shortbus New Member

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    I was there about a week ago and it was still at winter pool. Try fishing around pearsons mill boat ramp or around red bridge.
     
  4. shortbus

    shortbus New Member

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    Anyone know if the lake is up yet?
     
  5. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    the internet guage says its at summer pool short. go getum
     
  6. catfishernick33

    catfishernick33 New Member

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    Anybody ever tried fishing below the spillway? If so how is the fishing there?
     
  7. shortbus

    shortbus New Member

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    I've fished in the spillway alot. If you want some eaters, use crickets right in between the walls where the water churns up. It get's very crowded on the weekends. I know of a good place on down river from there, PM me and I'll get you a map to it.
     
  8. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    can i get a map too? :big_smile:
     
  9. Fishgeek

    Fishgeek Active Member

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    The DNR shocks the tailrace every summer to collect fish for the state fair display. Usually pull out a couple pretty nice flatties. Seen a bunch of paddlefish there too!
     
  10. shortbus

    shortbus New Member

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    Fishgeek, whats the tailrace???
     
  11. Fishgeek

    Fishgeek Active Member

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    Sorry 'bus! Where I come from everyone calls the spillway the tailrace!