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Post Posted: 06:17am - Oct 22,10 
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Hey Pauleye,

You still interested in a crack-o-dawn wade Saturday morning? Let me know. Got to get some minners.

T-bo

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Post Posted: 10:05am - Oct 22,10 
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yeah early be there

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Post Posted: 06:49pm - Oct 22,10 
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whats the choice of prey a this river time

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Post Posted: 07:01pm - Oct 22,10 
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Cory had a good idea in one of his posts... with the water so low, take some shoreline pictures to have for reference when the water level is back up.

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Post Posted: 07:41pm - Oct 22,10 
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That is a great idea.

I have found that the low water has changed the river, different cut aways and some fast undertow in some areas I don't recall.

Hopefully the rain will be good to you guys and come late.. I should of went tonight, full moon, rain coming...

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Post Posted: 09:09pm - Oct 22,10 
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Smallies mainly but that the great thing about the river. Ya just never know what at the other end of the line til it breaks the surface. Northern, waleye, white bass, crapppie, gill, carp, cats there all in there. That is a good idea jeff. Although the spring floods seem to change the bottom of the river dramatically every year. Hoping to beat the rain. But either way im going fishin. Will report later.....

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Post Posted: 09:38pm - Oct 22,10 
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I've seen large rocks that I never knew were there. I can't imagine them moving. I think they'll provide a nice spot for fish to get out of the current in the spring when the water is up.

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Post Posted: 06:33pm - Oct 23,10 
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so how did you do????????

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Post Posted: 01:41pm - Oct 24,10 
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well started of at batavia using minnows on splitshot and hook fishing the current break east side T-BO started it off with a crappie and a smallie then i finnaly had my catch a little walleye fished till 10.00 then the rain came decided to call it a day im sure T-BO will post some fish later still a nice day to be out hey chris since im back fishing i had to let T-BO have one day to out fish me :rotflmao

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Post Posted: 01:44pm - Oct 24,10 
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total fish out of batavia 1 crappie 3 smallies and 1 walleye god job T-BO

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Post Posted: 06:29pm - Oct 24,10 
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Thanks pauleye. Just lucky! Ill try and get some pics up soon.

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Post Posted: 06:49pm - Oct 24,10 
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Quote="pauleye1" hey chris since im back fishing i had to let T-BO have one day to out fish me :rotflmao[/quote]

Umm is that so partner? What happened at the chain several weeks back? :noway I think you need a lil more practice to get back into shape! Guess well just have to go out again real soon for a rematch! :winker :

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Post Posted: 02:38am - Oct 25,10 
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yeah after that long lay off im still a little rusty seems like i need a little more practice until next time

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Post Posted: 05:21am - Oct 25,10 
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I can see it now, we will be sitting in front of a campfire 25 years from now and t-bo will be telling us a story of how he outfished pauleye and chris in the same year, i guess we are both a little rusty pauleye :winker

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Post Posted: 07:27am - Oct 25,10 
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I'm sure it won't be long before the tables turn. You both could prolly outfish me with one arm tied behind your back!

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Post Posted: 12:06pm - Oct 25,10 
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Bearsfan wrote:
Cory had a good idea in one of his posts... with the water so low, take some shoreline pictures to have for reference when the water level is back up.



I read s similar article in "In FIsherman" but it was referring to low lake water levels. And I agree that is a excellent time to study shoreline structure for reference when normal water levels return.

Also, I am certainly no expert but I do fish the rivers requently. The Fox in particular is currently running at about 450 CFS at the moment. A trickel compared to flood stages as high as 9000 CFS. Yes thats right 9000 CFS. That kind of volume would push a semi down stream. Granted that's extreme example but the normal spring flow and rain patterns can dramaticlally change the structure around and in the river. So I guess what im trying to say is the river you left if the fall will be quite different than the river you begin to wade in once safe water levels return in the spring. Bottom line is always exercise extreme caution when wading.

T-bo

PS My personal preference is not to become a human bobber or worse a sinker. So the river has to be 1500 CFS or lower in order for me to to feel safe and be confortable. Just my .02.

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