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    Where are the fishermen at?

    Anyone been out yet this spring?

    I haven't been able to get out much yet but I got quite a few stripers down at Big creek the other day. I have been hearing the crappie spawn is going yet but that was a week or so ago.

    Where is the fishing good? Anyone caught anything? Have at it.



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    Re: Where are the fishermen at?

    Ada Hayden is really good early in the year for Largemouth. I know of at least 5 fish caught that were over 4 pounds. In most places, bass are on beds right now. This is about the worst bass fishing time of the year, IMO. Crappie and Bluegill are getting good right now though.



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    Re: Where are the fishermen at?

    Crappie bite will be nuts the next few weeks at Red Rock if you time it right I bet.



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    Re: Where are the fishermen at?

    Fishing on the Mississippi has gotten alot better since the water levels finally went down.Have been doing pretty good on the walleye for the past 3 weeks or so but now that will slow down with the spawn pretty much over.
    I'm shifting over to the crappies now as they are just starting to move into spawning areas.


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    Re: Where are the fishermen at?

    Are you even allowed to catch Walleye right now? I practically grew up on a boat in Minnesota, but never did much fishing down in Iowa, since I couldn't find a place that I could catch many fish.

    Walleye opener in Wisconsin was just this past weekend and in Minnesota it's on the 15th. I never was familiar with Iowa's reguations.

    Looking forward to a weekend of fishing on Walleye opener here in Minnesota in just over a week.



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    Re: Where are the fishermen at?

    Right before the AT.

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    Re: Where are the fishermen at?

    Little Wall Lake has been great for me all spring for largemouth. I've caught 15-20 largemouth in th 3-5 lb range throwing a lipless crankbait from a boat at the shore.


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    Re: Where are the fishermen at?

    Last week in June I go up to Cass Lake in Minnesota to fish for some monster Walleye/Northern/Muskie...And over memorial day i'll head up to Clear Lake, IA and hunt for some muskie, i'll post reports afterwards...



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    Re: Where are the fishermen at?

    Yesterday some of my friends caught some medium sized bass at Hickory Grove over by Colo, short drive from Ames. Couldn't go cause of finals


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    Re: Where are the fishermen at?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISU_phoria View Post
    Are you even allowed to catch Walleye right now? I practically grew up on a boat in Minnesota, but never did much fishing down in Iowa, since I couldn't find a place that I could catch many fish.

    Walleye opener in Wisconsin was just this past weekend and in Minnesota it's on the 15th. I never was familiar with Iowa's reguations.

    Looking forward to a weekend of fishing on Walleye opener here in Minnesota in just over a week.
    Here is a link to Iowas Fishing Regulations

    http://www.iowadnr.gov/law/regs/regs_fish.pdf


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    Re: Where are the fishermen at?

    Quote Originally Posted by geburgess View Post
    Yesterday some of my friends caught some medium sized bass at Hickory Grove over by Colo, short drive from Ames. Couldn't go cause of finals
    the crappie should be getting good there too.



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    Re: Where are the fishermen at?

    Quote Originally Posted by geburgess View Post
    Yesterday some of my friends caught some medium sized bass at Hickory Grove over by Colo, short drive from Ames. Couldn't go cause of finals
    Were any of the bass over the 15 inch minimum? The ISU Fishing Club had our spring tourney at Hickory last year and caugt a lot of fish, but only 4 that could be weighed in. Lots of bass in the 12-14" range. Moved to Brushy this year and had 5 or 6 limits weighed in. Good bass fishing at Brushy if you're willing to work for them.


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    Re: Where are the fishermen at?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheCaptain View Post
    Fishing on the Mississippi has gotten alot better since the water levels finally went down.Have been doing pretty good on the walleye for the past 3 weeks or so but now that will slow down with the spawn pretty much over.
    I'm shifting over to the crappies now as they are just starting to move into spawning areas.
    Which pool?



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    Re: Where are the fishermen at?

    The title of this thread is grammatically incorrect. Is should be:

    Whither art thou fisherman?



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    Re: Where are the fishermen at?

    I've been catching these big guys and gals for the last 10 days or so. @ BC
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