Mo River update..

Discussion in 'SOUTH DAKOTA RIVERS TALK' started by VanKley, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. VanKley

    VanKley Well-Known Member

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    Got out on the open water for the 1st time since Thanksgiving today. Must have been 25 boats below the dam in Yankton. We had very few hits, and nothing made it to the boat. Water temp below dam was 31.3 while farther down river was 34.2. Water levels are VERY LOW. I was able to run from the dam to Riverside with only 1 or 2 tricky areas. I tried to get down to the Jim River but was unsuccessful in finding a route that could get me past 1 particular stretch of river, need more flow to be released. I did find about 3 good catfish spots between Gavins Point and Riverside, including a 46' scour hole with a perfect slack water side. Prolly wont spend much time on this stretch but will certainly put in some hours here.
     
  2. rags57078

    rags57078 New Member

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    that hole was made with the flood , My son told me about it but I never made it there yet
     

  3. VanKley

    VanKley Well-Known Member

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    Need atleast 8 oz. of weight, the current really rips through there. Alot like the spot @ Clay Co. Park.
     
  4. VanKley

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    Well guys, the river is on the rise! Army Corp. is scheduled to start increasing releases @ Gavins Point as of today, working their way up to 28,000 CFS by the end of the month. This should really turn on the bite.
     
  5. rags57078

    rags57078 New Member

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    that's great news , I can hear it now "" fish on ""
     
  6. sdguy57107

    sdguy57107 New Member

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    Just curious. Will the increased flo from Gavins Point on the Missouri translate into deeper water on the Big Sioux?
     
  7. VanKley

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    No it will not. Where the 2 river come together, the Mo river just barrels on by while the Sioux River gets bullied aside.
     
  8. T.daily

    T.daily New Member

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    Where can I find info. on what the Corp. is planning on doing with flow?
     
  9. VanKley

    VanKley Well-Known Member

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    Army Corp. website
     
  10. VanKley

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    I just google Gavins Point water release, currently releasing @ 24,000 CFS. Im sure the river has come up some, making navigation a bit easier!
     
  11. VanKley

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    Water temps into the 60s has me planning on beating the cold spell we're in for next week and hitting the river for the years 1st flathead hunt on Friday night! Hope a good report can follow!
     
  12. Tyler Boehm

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    I went Saturday on the missouri by Sioux city. Several big sturgeon and one 6.5 lb channel. All on cutbait
     
  13. VanKley

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    Did you fish @ night? I still havent caught a fish after sundown this year. A 1st for everything though right! I also heard someone caught a flathead this past weekend so thats my motivation!
     
  14. Tyler Boehm

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    I fished all day long. The only catfish caught was the channel about half hour before sundown.
     
  15. VanKley

    VanKley Well-Known Member

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    Fished last night from 7:30 till 1 and only managed 2 fish. 1 dink channel and the 1st decent channel of the year. This healthy 28x15 @ 8lb. 13oz season best.
     

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  16. Tyler Boehm

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    Where at? This weather needs to straighten out so the water temps stabilize
     
  17. VanKley

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    Missouri River. Water temps need to rise.
     
  18. TrunkMonkey

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    Sweet, water temps were at 50* on the Jim. Friday May, 2nd.
     
  19. Tyler Boehm

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    I went to the big sioux one day and it was mid to upper 60's. Then I'm sure within 4 days after that it was back in the lower 50's. This weather is ridiculous.
     
  20. VanKley

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    Its on this week. Wensday will be a good day to get out with severe weather rolling in. I will be on the river to dodge a thunderstorm and hammer some channel cats. Bring on the Flatheads!!!!!