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Post Posted: 03:13pm - Oct 29,17 
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I'm not sure I've ever fished the river at these levels so I wasn't sure what to expect. As it turns out, much of what I had intended to fish was unreachable. Had to adjust on the fly after a few attempts to reach targets started filling my waders. Had to stay mostly shorebound and managed to go 3-4 on bites. Got three pike with a good one. The fish I lost looked like a bass.

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The little ones came on a Kopper's Live Target Blueback Herring in blue/chrome.
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The bigger girl came on a BPS 5" XPS Minnow in white.
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All fish came from quite a bit off shore with the bigger one coming right out of the main channel after bumping a mid-stream rock pile.

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Post Posted: 08:41pm - Oct 29,17 
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Better off taking the safe route , I have stayed on shore many times because of current conditions .

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Post Posted: 09:20pm - Oct 31,17 
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Very nice pike jmdog!

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Post Posted: 04:09pm - Nov 1,17 
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Very nice looking fish. Thanks for posting.

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Post Posted: 07:21pm - Nov 1,17 
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Awesome fish...right in our backyards so to speak. Planning to hit yorkville dam on Sunday...bears got the by week

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