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Fishin General
 November 09 2017 04:43PM (Read 2294 times)  


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Where are the fish right now? I've had pretty poor luck the last few weeks. I haven't had a much experience fall fishing. I've tried some fishy looking spots on rivers and lakes around CR.


 
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 November 10 2017 09:52PM  
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Where are the fish right now? I've had pretty poor luck the last few weeks. I haven't had a much experience fall fishing. I've tried some fishy looking spots on rivers and lakes around CR.



Ive never had any luck in CR. I dont hit it too hard but still below my averages. I travel for work so I fish all over Iowa no place frequently. To think of it my best day was 2 trout out of Mcloud.


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 November 13 2017 09:49AM  
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14 days ago here, water was high and water temps were 60 degrees. just a few weeks later its 42 degrees and falling. thats a huge swing that i think has mucked up the fishing. its been horrible from shore for us here on the miss. on a boat its a different story but we are fishign deeper than usual.

i don't think fish like falling river levels either.


still a few weeks left though.


 
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 November 13 2017 10:31AM  
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Went up Trout fishing with a buddy Nov. 3rd.
Easily had 15-20 trout each. No bugs, no weeds, best of all no people.


 
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 November 13 2017 11:08AM  
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Went up Trout fishing with a buddy Nov. 3rd.
Easily had 15-20 trout each. No bugs, no weeds, best of all no people.



Nice work! I want to get up trout fishing 2-3 more times this year yet. I too love trout fishing in the fall more than any other time of year.


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 November 13 2017 11:17AM  
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I was recently in Michigan for a funeral. I looked at my trout streams with longing, the seasons are closed. I had been fishing a lot until the last couple weeks. Hunting season is here.


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 November 13 2017 02:47PM  
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Fall fishing is the best. They are feeding for winter. We have caught dozens of 12"+ crappies on slip bobbers and some huge walleye on twisters and crank baits.


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 November 14 2017 08:16AM  
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Went up to Red Wing on the 5th and 6th. Had a great trip. Sunday the 5th we didn't get on the water until 11am and by 3:30 we had (18) walleyes between 17 and 22" in the livewell. We sorted a lot of 13 to 15" fish. I would guess we caught well over 100 between the 3 of us.


 
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Fishin General
 November 14 2017 02:10PM  


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I can usually manage a few trout even on the worst of days. Though, Walleye give me grief on the best of days haha. Hoping to head back to the Mississippi near the end of November. Would fish in lakes an rivers likely be in the same spots I found them in spring?


 
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 November 15 2017 10:03AM  
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Im experiencing the same thing in central Iowa. Its the worst fall I can remember in my entire life. I was hammering them until early October when it rained 8 inches. Im lucky to catch 1 fish now every time I go out and seems to be getting worse into November.


 
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 November 15 2017 07:56PM  
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Have you tried at night?


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Fishin General
 November 16 2017 12:53PM  


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Have you tried at night?



I haven't. I figured the colder evenings and nights in the fall would mean the fish would be less active. Is fall night fishing worth it?


 
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 November 16 2017 01:03PM  
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Have you tried at night?



I haven't. I figured the colder evenings and nights in the fall would mean the fish would be less active. Is fall night fishing worth it?



Some of my best walleye fishing has been just after dusk with crank baits.


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 November 16 2017 07:43PM  
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Have you tried at night?



I haven't. I figured the colder evenings and nights in the fall would mean the fish would be less active. Is fall night fishing worth it?



Some of my best walleye fishing has been just after dusk with crank baits.



If you are after walleyes- now is the time if you want to catch big ones especially. Use a large husky jerk/rapala type lure, ditch the braided line (if so equipped- it ices up horribly). I've caught them from open water pretty much year round, but this cooler weather really triggers a bite. You have to slow down painfully slow, and pay attention to any little movements in your line, or slight ticks or bumps. Pretty amazing how light an 8-10lb walleye will hit a husky jerk in this weather, haha. Some winters on interior rivers, creek mouths you can have action all winter long if you can find a good wintering hole Wink


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