skipjack

Discussion in 'NEBRASKA RIVERS TALK' started by skawez, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. skawez

    skawez Member

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    Hickman, Ne
    Name:
    Steve
    where im fishing doesnt have skipjack..the missouri river (neb city) and i know the best bait is the bait in the water your fishing.. even with that point taken.. a buddy of mine has fished this area with skip jack all last year and had more success on it then with carp bluegill and shad. so the question is considering where i am doesnt have it where can i get it? im not saying i want it right now this spring would be great but when he got his he went down to missouri to get it and im not driving 300 miles for bait. thats nuts. fishing is a different story. anyway does anyone know how i could get some here the tackle shops here dont carry them at all even during the "fishing season". help? suggestions?
     
  2. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    State:
    Shelbyville, TN
    I am not familar with your area but I assure you that the drive would be worth it if the skips are biting. Make a weekend of it and you will catch more than you need and you could help your buddies out. I catch mine at cumberland city tn, but I'm sure there is someplace closer to you. The skips are worth the trip, they are a blast to catch and they fight like crazy. Use an ultra lite rig and you will have a great time.
     

  3. suggy183

    suggy183 New Member

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    State:
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    I am from nc area I dont fish river like I like my boat is not powerful enough but I guaretee the lakes in this area go crazy on them because I have bought some from someone that has made the trip but if u have time best to catch for yourself luckey if u can get from 2.25 lb
     
  4. Skipjack

    Skipjack New Member

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    State:
    LaGrange, Ky.
  5. colburn

    colburn New Member

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    Nebraska
    i heard there is skipjack around blair anyone else ever hear that?
     
  6. bigredcatfish

    bigredcatfish New Member

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    State:
    Nebraska
    what river or lake around Blair?
     
  7. colburn

    colburn New Member

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    Nebraska
    river a kid i know says he catchs them off a dock all the time he doesnt use them for anything though
     
  8. bigredcatfish

    bigredcatfish New Member

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    State:
    Nebraska
    the missouri river?? which river?? how does he catch them??
     
  9. colburn

    colburn New Member

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    State:
    Nebraska
    missouri worms or fly jigs says it pisses him off when he catches them
     
  10. flathead_hunter

    flathead_hunter Well-Known Member

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    State:
    nebraska city
    cammochris and i cactch them all the time here in the river
     
  11. tkoehler

    tkoehler New Member

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    State:
    Nebraska
    we go up to Gavins Point Dam at yankton S.D . usually bite well all summer
     
  12. colburn

    colburn New Member

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    Nebraska
    are there any tournaments at gavins point damn that anyone is aware of
     
  13. suggy183

    suggy183 New Member

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    NE
  14. flathead_hunter

    flathead_hunter Well-Known Member

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    State:
    nebraska city
    not hard to catch them up there.... the last time i was up there we couldnt keep 'em off our hooks i would like to get back up there and catch about 2 dozen or so
     
  15. uglymike

    uglymike New Member

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    Nebraska
    They are in the tri-county canal. Good cut bait...:wink:
     
  16. tkoehler

    tkoehler New Member

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    last i knew, there there used to be a tourney up on the lake above the damn. " lewis and clark "
     
  17. mostowage

    mostowage New Member

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    State:
    nebraska
    been fishing river at neb city for over 35 years and yes there are skip jack in the missouri river catch them around the docks were they used to load barges uasually in warmer weather though