missouri river

Discussion in 'MISSOURI RIVERS TALK' started by DAREWOOD11, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. DAREWOOD11

    DAREWOOD11 Member

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    i have fished it a couple times and never really had much luck and so i was wonderin if anyone could give me a few tips on places to look for fish and places i should try to fish...i have mostly just tried fishing the front and back side of wing dams but never had much luck...

    thank you
     
  2. Welder

    Welder New Member

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    Look for the dikes with slots in em then fish the current seams behind the dike on both sides of the slot, flats and blues hang out around em. If the dike with a slot has piles in it and some whole trees all the better. Also dont overlook the end of trail dikes (dikes that runn down river). Also the heads of islands with small weir dikes (short dikes that stay underwater@ normal pool)in the side channels can be hot spots in high water. Fish in behind the weir dikes in the deep plunge hole. Seems shad and worms are the best right now. But live gills and small carp are good for big flats and cut shad and carp are good for blues. Dont be afraid to fish the log jambs and trees benhind the dikes @ night :wink:
     

  3. DAREWOOD11

    DAREWOOD11 Member

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    THANKS FOR THE HELP...WHAT DO YOU MEAN THE DIKES WITH SLOTS IN EM??? I WISH I COULD SEE A PIC LOL IM A BETTER VISUAL LEARNER. THANK YOU THO FOR YOUR HELP
     
  4. MiseryMike

    MiseryMike New Member

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    You and me both lol
     
  5. smhmc6

    smhmc6 Member

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    dito here, haha. Me and a friend of mine from KC are planning on fishing the mighty MO July 4th weekend. What do you mean by dikes with "slots" in them? Thanks for the help.:smile2:
     
  6. Welder

    Welder New Member

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    Some dikes have a section cut out of the center about 20 to 30 yards wide. It was done to improve fish/wildlife habitat and form sandbar islands. Them same slots are fish magnents do to the current forming 3 eddies one against the bank one outside slot and 1 @ the tip ya learn how to fish em ya get into some nice catfish. Like the blue in my avatar (Was gona release but he expired when I took him to scales 74lbs Still feel bad about letting him die). The fish find spots to set up and got 2 eddys bringen em food. They sit in the soft water where the eddys meet and just fatten up. I like to fish the spot where the water commen thru the slot forms the eddys on the end. and I like to fish back to the slot from the river side when the rock is out of the water good. Never know when a explanation is needed or folks poken fun @ wording:wink:
     
  7. slikk03

    slikk03 New Member

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    that mo river i guentee beats the miss, river, i wonder if you can get to it from altone, then id halv to get a mo fishing licence
     
  8. DAREWOOD11

    DAREWOOD11 Member

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    THANKS WELDER FOR THE TIPS
     
  9. MiseryMike

    MiseryMike New Member

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    i get what u are saying welder, i think there is one north of the boat ramp at riverfront park, if im wrong someone tell me what that is lol.
     
  10. crazy

    crazy New Member

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    I would imagine you would just head down river. Then hang a right hand turn when you see that big feeder creek feeding into the miss. :smile2:
     
  11. TheMadCatter

    TheMadCatter New Member

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  12. 320hotrod

    320hotrod New Member

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    ey Mike, that's actually a parallel dike, but it also has a seam behind it that usually shows fish. When the water is down, there is a picture perfect example of a cut wingdike right across from Isle of Capri casino, if I remember correctly. It's been awhile since hte waters been low enogh for me to see it. Come to think of it, it might actually be further up....hmmm....Hit me up sometime and I'll show you around. I like to side scan around those dikes and see what's actually in there.