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Old 02-05-2008, 01:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So much for the pre-spawn walleye. Just heard they got as much as 2" rain in southern Iroquois County. With that 2" rain, our snow melt and more to come this week I don't think I'll be fishing for the pre-spawn males anytime soon. 3rd week in February last year is when I started and it was pretty darn good in certain holes.
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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From what I've seen of the ramps , you wouldn't be launching a boat until they get cleaned up . Lots of sand , mud and debris .

There was a lot of junk floating down the river today making safe boating a poor bet .

Owen ,

Suspending Rogues about a foot off the bottom on flats , mostly males but a few nice sized females too . No milting or eggs leaking but some nice large spawn sacks. Not a lot of fish but a few .

Water temp was 36 degrees today .
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Sounds like things haven't changed much from the fall bite. Rogues were my go-to almost everytime out, until I came across the schooled up crappie (which I accidently came across using a rogue).

Creeky,

Have you noticed any changes with the sand in your spots when you got out fishing after the first flood? I've heard that guys were running across alot of sand in spots they have never seen it before. River will most likely be different this spring. I just wonder how long it will be before you can't get from the K3 up into the Iroquois anymore, every year that channel gets more shallow and more narrow.
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Old 02-06-2008, 08:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Owen ,

Lots of places with more sand unfortunately . Over by the Soldier Ck parking lot it got dropped up to the concrete apron by the road . Lots more behind Riverside too .

It may not be as bad as a couple years ago when the spot behind Sam and Ella's got buried from mid channel to the top of the bank , but it's worse than last year for sure .
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It is too bad someone can't figure out how to harvest all the sand coming in from Indiana, they would make millions!
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Old 02-06-2008, 08:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I was at a demonstration at the State Line bridge a few years ago watching a device that could have trapped most of the sand coming in from Indiana .

For what I suspect were political reasons it was deemed economically unfeasible by the COE . I would tell you more in person .

From what I heard the sand isn't the right grade for commercial use , don't know enough about that to say one way or the other . I would have thought at least you could use it to replenish sand on some of the lake front areas that need it , fill 50 lb sacks to use in sand boxes or something of that nature . Sure would fill a lot of much needed sandbags in communities in the river valley .
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