High water catfish

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  1. dux/24 7

    dux/24 7 Elite Refuge Member

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    Probably carp...
     
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    At least one of them was a drum. Water still on the rise. One acted like a catfish bite. Had a couple of those little pecking gar bites as well. 20190511_155324.jpg 20190511_154716.jpg
     
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    Those gar will peck to death. Bait stealing devils...
     
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    Nothing today not even a bite. Water is lapping over the top of the gates at redmond.
     
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    dux/24 7 Elite Refuge Member

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    We usually only carch them as the water is rising abd coming up. When the feeder creeks start slowing down and dropping it seems to stop
     
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    Fwiw they are letting alot of water out of redmond. Folks are snaggibg paddlefish at the city dam. Many people saying they havent seen them release this much water.
     
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    Some of the best catfishing and duck hunting for that matter , that I have ever had was when the water was at the upper end of flood stage. Game wardens were giving tickets to folks who were out the next day. But man we hammered the cats those couple days prior.
     
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    So what were they doing that was illegal?
     
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    Not a dam thing. The the corps of engineers closed the river to all boat traffic at midnight the night before they launched and word wasn't out yet. We all launched from a road ditch and were running the flood water back to the birds in the timber. Game wardens were running plates and giving guys x amount of time to return before they got tickets. They were calling guys numbers associated with the plates to tell em your done. This happens just about every year the last 3 years here in Illinois, both during duck season and while spring catfish are running well.

    Always felt closing places due to high water was BS. If you want to close a ramp fine, where there's a will there's a way. But don't writguys up for using an improvised boat launch. Maybe it's just me but, I really believe there should be a blanket statement such as we will not send help, or if we do it's a stiff fine and all rescue costs are on you.
     
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    Emmersum nice whisker-fish.
     

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