No luck

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by kat in the hat, Oct 24, 2006.

  1. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

    Went fishing on the Missouri river Sunday, and if it weren't for bad luck, I wouldn't have had any. I guess it was the cold front, but I didn't even get a cat to nibble. I did manage to catch 1 drum. Whoopie! I also lost a fishing pole. Put it down, went to bait up another, and splash...gone forever:( I don't even think it was a fish. Probably a rock. We graphed alot of large fish on the bottom in several spots in about 25' of water that I assume were catfish, but they wouldn't bite. There were alot of fish suspended also, but I think they were asian carp. Besides the bitter cold, it was fun being on the river anyway. We did find a spot that I think will be a likely place for flats to be hiding next year. There are 4 barges marooned next to the bank side by side, and end to end. Upstream is a wing dike. The water right now is almost 30' deep. Right next to the barges it's about 12' deep. The whole area is like a great big eddy. Water is moveing around in a circle, but not a strong current. This spring it will probably be about 35' deep. Does this sound like good flattie spot? If so what season? Probably fish up in tributaries in spring.