Way down younder on the Chattahoochie

Discussion in 'ALABAMA RIVER TALK' started by redbone, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. redbone

    redbone New Member

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    I am starting this new thread to stir up some conversation around fishing the chattahoochie from columbus georgia to eufaula alabama. There is approx. 60 miles of river here. Lets hear what you guys have to say about that
     
  2. BassMassey

    BassMassey Well-Known Member

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    welcome to the BOC.......i beleive you're smack dab in the middle of Hilljack territory.....there's a whole gang of catfishers down that way.
     

  3. redbone

    redbone New Member

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    i have met a few over the years. some have even taken my money a time or two. we have all had fun along the way. i have a son who is 10... and on fire for fishing...should make for some great years to come :wink:
     
  4. redbone

    redbone New Member

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    i have always liked to catch my bait when i get to the water. it has become difficult this past year to catch skip jacks here. anyone got any tips or tricks on catching them this time of the year ???
     
  5. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Great stretch of river! I really enjoy fishing it and it never ceases to amaze me. I am still waiting to break 30 pounds on it, but I know my day is coming soon.
     
  6. efrith

    efrith New Member

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    Well you can try down at mead or fish the lights along the pier at florence marina with minnows or jigs but I have had no luck finding them.
    I sometimes leave a bucket on the pier and tell the crappie fishermen to put all skipjacks (shaky heads) that they catch in it. The skips are thin this year for some reason.
     
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  7. efrith

    efrith New Member

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    Just keep on with what you are doing Shane and you will put one in the boat before you know it.
     
  8. Alabamacatman

    Alabamacatman New Member

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    Well you know that the river is full of Skip jacks ....we just need to figure out how to catch them...
     
  9. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    The skips migrate. I am wondering if we should be fishing below the dam in Eufaula?
     
  10. redbone

    redbone New Member

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    typically i like to use 2 or 3 crappie jugs fished on one line to try and entice the little baby tarpoons to bite. I read yesterday that some folks are catching them on sako rigs. Has anyone tried that around here ? Maybe down sizing is the way ?? I dont know ??:confused2:
     
  11. efrith

    efrith New Member

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    I have used them before and caught some on the rig.
    I have never seen the skip jack so hard to find before and I've been catching them all my life on the hooch.
    Three years ago we had some big 2-3lb skipjack last year we had 1-2lb skipjack and this The skipjack that I have seen have been .5-1lb and hard to find.
    The spring run didn't last as long this year as it normally does I usually get enought in one day to last the whole year though I tend to give away a lot of them to people.
     
  12. Catgirl

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    Sebrune, sure hope ya don't mind a NC girl interruptin' your thread with a song. Even if ya do, it's done. :smile2:

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  13. redbone

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    do not mind the interlude at all. I just wished I could make the music play. Maybe I am insane ( Or computer illiterate ) :0a22:
     
  14. SGTREDNECK

    SGTREDNECK New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Sebrune
     
  15. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Anybody hitting the hooch today? Need some updates, where the fish at brothers?
     
  16. redbone

    redbone New Member

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    3pm and i just got to work.... sorry bro hilljack not me today
     
  17. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Not me either, I am betting next weekend will work well for me and perhaps even a day or two the week after that.
     
  18. redbone

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    i am planning on going friday evening sept 11th. should be putting in at rotary park around 6:30 ish if anyone wants to get together and fish for around 4 hours or so. i would like to see how everyone does. my big boat is at Randal marines getting an annual tune up. dont know if he will have it back to me by friday or not. So i might have to fish in my john boat instead. Either way if the good lord is willing i am going to be out there :big_smile:
     
  19. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Friday might be a little too early for me, but I will see what I can do. If Grandma comes down, I might be able to swing it. My boat is also going thru some repairs. I ripped the whole front out to install a homemade, larger livewell. If all goes well, I will be done on time for a test run on the weekend.
     
  20. redbone

    redbone New Member

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    what ever happened to that one you were testing out ? Want to sell it . I may have a spot for it in my skiff .