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OOOOHWEEE! Channel Cats are a’ Spawnin’!!!!
Posted: 26 May 2011 11:31 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I just had to post this rightquickly, went down to the ol’ river hole and low and behold my lady, my buddy and I all caught us some good channel cats all on spawn, and yes….. I do have to say the squaw once again managed to outfish us by catchin’ the biggest of the day, and believe me it wont be the last time she does it! Basically the night ended with them thar’ “swampcats” swimmin’ in me and my fellow fishin’ constituants bellys!!!! IS U IS OR IS U AINT MY CONSTITUENTS!(sorry had to go a lil’ “o’ brother where art though” on ya’ll!) CHEERS everybody catfish din’s 4 everybody! Its ON! If ya’ll hit them backwaters this weekend just make sure them sireens’ dont turn ya into a toad!!!!!

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Posted: 09 June 2011 01:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Headin out to the river tonight! Flooding or not ima’ goin fishin! them thar channels are biting like rabib mosquitos! what bout all ya’ll????? having any luck? and if u are…...where? and oh yes people I EAT RIVER FISH!!!! and they taste darn good!

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Posted: 09 June 2011 09:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I was wondering if your talking about the Illinois or the Mississippi or something else?  And where abouts?  Not looking for your honey hole, just an idea of what part of the state your fishing.

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Posted: 09 June 2011 10:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I fish around the peoria lake area on the Illinois river, if you hit the backwaters anywhere around peoria or goose lake(part of the IL river) you will be on the money for some good catfishin’!

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Posted: 10 June 2011 12:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Thanks, I hunt down that way a little bit (Marshall, Miller-Anderson Woods), but usually fish a little closer to home (DeKalb County).  We hit LaSalle Lake once in a while.  I’ll have to venture down there one of these years to fish.

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Posted: 10 June 2011 02:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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u aughta seen the grass carp spawnin about a week ago i couldnt count all the tails swimmin through that shallow water, it was somewhat frustrating but not really cause we were trying to catch some cats and about every 3 min. we would have a giant carp on the line and boy do they fight! and thats no joke either seriously every 3 min. we were singin “fish on”!!!!!!! took bout 10 of the bigggest ones home, and they are gonna make some fine experimental lure ingredients!!! and gosh darn it if them thar carp didnt deplete our worm supply!! they were eating crawlers like it was crack!

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Posted: 10 June 2011 05:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Bowfishing opportunities on those grass carp or do you think it’s too late?

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Posted: 10 June 2011 09:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Not sure I tried and tried to go down there lastnight but was pretty darn busy and ended up dreamin o’ fish rather than steamin o’ fish! i know 4 sure ill be down there 2marow hopefully they are still hangin round! ill drop a line asap when i see what the haps is.

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Posted: 12 June 2011 06:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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packin up and headin down the the river 4 some cats! Ill drop a line when i get back and let ya’ll know what the haps is!

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Posted: 12 June 2011 09:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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didnt catch NUTHIN! had a gar fight for a min but got off somehow! and im not 100% sure but it looks like the carp are still shallow but not as many numbers as before….

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Posted: 13 June 2011 08:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Been too busy to do much anyhow, made it out to the Money Creek below Lake Bloomington and ended up sticking a couple common and a couple grass carp. Big fish was around the 12-14 pound mark.

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Posted: 14 June 2011 08:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Headin out to lake chautauqua 2marow, my pops was nailin them thar channels left and right! he said the cat bite out there is worth every second! so he convinced me, i gettin the rigs ready right now, hopefully the rain stays away! ill keep posted and let ya’ll know how it goes! Hopefully ill be eating fried cats while im typin my reply!

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Posted: 20 June 2011 02:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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caught 10 channels 6 drum 2 largemouth and 1 bluegill! oooohhweee! sorry i didnt get this post sooner, i went fishing at chautauqua then left for ohio for 4 days, just got back and i am thawing those delectible filets as we speak and they will definitly get their chance to swim in the neverending lake that is my belly tonight!!!! hopefully ill get out there again before channels are done!

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Posted: 25 June 2011 05:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Anybody out there still catchin em’?????? gonna try to get out this weekend though….... i already heard some news about bullheads heatin up!......

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Posted: 27 June 2011 08:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Word on the street is that the bullhead is one of the best eating catfish. Can’t prove it myself, but I have a friend who goes up to Minnesota each summer just to fill his freezer with them. Any idea if they are as good eating from the local rivers? Good luck if you head out, let me know how you do.

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Posted: 27 June 2011 04:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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I’ve eaten bullheads when I used to live in northern Wisconsin.  They are good, reminded me a little of brook trout.  They’re really boney, though.  I never tried them around here.

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