Im not positive but i dont think theres SkipJack Herring around southeast iowa. I know that no bait shop within an hour of Burlinton sells it. Some of them have never even heard of it when i asked about it. So i just stick with shad......
When they had the King Kat Classic in Fort Madison a few years ago, the guys were saying they brought skipjack up from down south. They kept it on dry ice.
Hello; just signed on. I live in northwest Iowa and mostly fish the
Big Sioux river. There are plenty SKIP JACK in the river here. They
are also called Mooneye. Can be caught with a bobber and a worm.
never tried to siene them.
Mooneyes are not the same as Skipjacks.
Mooneyes ( Hiodontidae ) this fish family `includers only two mmembers (1) Goldeye (Hiodon alosoides) and (2) Mooneye (Hiodon tergisus).
The Skipjacks are a member of the Herring family. Which also enclude Treadfin shad, Gizzard shad, Alabama shad, and Skipjack herring.
Skipjack are rarely ever cought in a cast net. mostly rod and reel only.
There is a lot of information about catching Skipjacks on the site. Try some searches and you will find something.
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