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Longnose
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9/14/09 2:41 PM CST
Pics from Sunday. My son with a 37 incher. Me with a 32. I took a pic of it because it may be the last gar of 2009. This warm weather still has them active but the first cold snap we get will shut them down.

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9/13/09 11:04 PM CST
Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Went after non-gar fish this morning. Caught one walleye. Then went after gar. Boated 10 gar today. Biggest was 45". Caught 8 on gar lures and 2 on cutbait.

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9/13/09 2:22 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 81° - 88° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Went out for a little while sat. morning did not have a lot of time so just fished off the old dam. The water is low 6.8 ft. found a few nice gills along the rocks but few a far between saw guys catch a couple of walleyes in deeper water with current but again few and far between along with all the sheephead, tight lines. Wingdam

justpiddlefishin
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9/1/09 3:49 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
Found the mother lode of longnose gar. Didn't have any "gar" lures but landed 4 from 24" to 40" on a jig held in the current. I must have had 30 of the things hit but only hooked up 4 times. 20" largemouth and 17 1/2" smallie were the best of 14 bass. Caught a few sheephead and one 23" channel cat on the jig too.

Where is some cotton rope when you need it? Smile

justpiddlefishin
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8/31/09 5:14 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 61° - 65° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
Just got off the river. 5 species - 18 fish mixed bag. Catfish on jigs again along with largemouth, smallmouth, stripers, and a northern. Tried for gills for a few minutes but they moved again.

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8/24/09 9:11 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
We guided a WDNR fisheries research scientist on Saturday after I got back from work at 4pm. It was still slow and we boated 6 between 5pm and 8:30 pm. He was able to land 3 longnose and a shortnose and was happy just to catch some regardless of size. The only big one of the evening was this 48" my brother caught. The rest were 30" or less.

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8/24/09 9:07 PM CST
We fished in the rain on Friday. These conditions would be what we used to consider terrible for gar fishing but the last few years we've had some good days in the rain. Friday wasn't a good day by any means but we did boat 8 gar. The biggest were 47" and 43". Here's the 43" I got.

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8/23/09 12:00 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° F
Fished during the afternoon major solunar time yesterday. Six species and 22 fish in 3 hours. Four catfish hit a jig when held high in a shallow current area and sheephead, largemouth and smallmouth hit while pulling the jig with the current in the same areas. Tried for bluegills in a rocky current area but after 6 shorts, gave up and went looking for other species.

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8/16/09 9:59 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 81° - 88° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Fished on Sat. from 8am till 2pm with grandsons and son in law . Had a good day . caught crappies and gills . Crappies on 2 arm crappie rigs in 6 to 17' of water on minnows and gills in 2 to 5' of water on 64oz jigs with a piece of crawler 3' under a float. Cleaned 12 nice 10 to 12" crappies and 6 nice gills. Also caught sheeps and largemouths on those rigs. Then we went bass fishing and caught a dozen bass up to 16" on carolina rigs and spinner baits . Spinnerbait fish came off points in eelgrass and carolina rig fish came off rock areas. River really low . If you don't know where your going go slow till you learn the area , Towed a guy in who was running full bore and hit a wingdam in back waters .Trashed lower unit . be carefull.

Longnose
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8/15/09 9:09 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny
Took the wife out yesterday. Boated 10 gar, 1 flathead, and a few sheephead. Here's a few of the fish. Biggest gar were 44.5", 44", and 42.5".

[This post was last edited on 8/15/09 at 9:11 AM]
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8/13/09 7:56 PM CST
All we could manage today in 7 hours was about a 6 lb. channel 10 sheephead and 6 gills real slow

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8/11/09 8:18 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 81° - 88° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Went out this morning had to work hard to catch anything ended up with 10 gills and 1 crappie with a bunch of short bass. River is up about 2 ft. Later Wingdam

Longnose
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8/6/09 10:20 AM CST
Here's a 50" and 48" from Saturday in the local fishing tournament. There was a 15 pound sheephead brought in too but I can't get the picture off of my phone yet.

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8/4/09 9:04 PM CST
stangl,

Yeah it's tough when you don't live here. I am very fortunate to live right here and I fish it as often as I can. I definitely agree, one of the best parts about fishing this river is that you never know what you're going to catch. The scenery and peace and quiet ( on weekdays) is worth being out there even if the fish aren't biting.

Right now the northerns are biting well in certain areas. here' s a pic of my brother with one he got on Sunday. He lost a much bigger fish just before he caught this but we didn't get a good look at it to see what it was.

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8/4/09 6:13 PM CST
I live in Dodgeville, and my Fam lives down by Dubuque.....so its kinda of a hike for us. I would like to try north further, but we thought the Glen Haven area looked nice. Maybe next time we will try the Potosi area next time, which is closer to home. A buddy of him took a 2 day trip a couple of years back by Wabasha, MN, and we did really well. But we have never even came close to duplicating that trip. We are doing the same things that we did that day, and using similar lures.......but so far the fish have not cooperated.

Since we live far enough away, we don't get to the river on a regular basis. That makes it tough to learn the river, so I just fish any structure I can find.........logs, weed edges, lilly pads, rocky shorelines.....all in the hopes of catching some smallies/largies the occasional pike, and if we get lucky some walleyes. But so far this summer, we have not done well.

We would like to get out once or twice more before fall, but our frustration level is mounting. Its a long drive to just catch a few sheephead and a few bass!

Oh well..........what we like about the river is that you never know what you will catch when you actually catch something, which has been tough to do for us.

I love the river, so I guess we will just have to be satisfied with enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Mississippi and the surrounding bluffs!

Good Luck with them Gar longnose!

[This post was last edited on 8/4/09 at 6:18 PM]
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