Platte River is high and fast right now

Discussion in 'NEBRASKA RIVERS TALK' started by JakeW, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. JakeW

    JakeW New Member

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    i fished the platte friday night up by yutan, if anybody knows where that is at. as soon as i got there, i knew it wasnt a good idea. it had gone down about 18 inches in the past two days, but you still could not fish it. it was roaring by. i fished it still, and one big bite on bluegill, but nothing (but a hangover the next day). will try again and let you know. if anybody else has fished the platte or elkhorn, let me know how it was.
     
  2. fishinjunky

    fishinjunky Member

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    not sure where you are fishing but some of the platte that i fish has some rip rap not much but some. when the river is high like now these are hot spots. usually i fish about a foot off the bank right on the rip rap. use nightcrawlers, cutbait will work to just make sure it is dead and juicy. this is almost a surefire way to catch fish in high water, lots of eaters and some bigger.
     

  3. JakeW

    JakeW New Member

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    well i think my bait was part of the problem. i used bluegills, but they were kind of big i am thinking. but, i did let about 15 of them go in the river so the cats will be eating good. i fished up by yutan. if anybody knows where that is at.
     
  4. holdemplyer

    holdemplyer New Member

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    I'll prob will be fishing the Elkhorn on friday night, just a bit downstream from the Q St Bridge. Will post results.