Mississippi River

Discussion in 'ILLINOIS RIVERS TALK' started by duck_killr, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. duck_killr

    duck_killr New Member

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    il
    WHAT TECHNIQUES DO YOU GUYS USE TO CATCH BIG CATS IN THE RIVER:cool:
     
  2. YeeHaw

    YeeHaw New Member

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    Quincy Illinois
    what i do is run trot lines, jugs, and cast a line out every once in a while, but to catch a big one it just takes pactience, and luck, you just have to keep running lines, and casting soon you'll get one.
     

  3. CatBusster

    CatBusster New Member

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    Out Fishing
    I would find a good feature, bait it heavily and regularly and sit it out as often as I could.

    Use bood and chum and something that will always be of a food source on the bottom for when they come into your area.

    But then hey I've never fished the Mississippi !!!!!
     
  4. catman872

    catman872 Member

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    missouri
    Ill be on the river alot this year i hope. I will be fishing behind the wind dams in deep holes during the day, then fishing the flats next to deep water at night for the big blues with cut shad.
    but this time of year i would be up near the lock.