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  • Avatarkatfish
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    I floated the Des Moines river last weekend. I caught flatheads, wipers, white bass, and smallmouth, had a ton of fun, and definitely slept well the next night because I was wore out!

    Avatarmbchilton
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    Those carp at the end! That would’ve been a blast with a dry fly.

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    Those carp at the end! That would’ve been a blast with a dry fly.

    They were everywhere there was slack water! I’m scared to get into fly fishing. I’m afraid it would be hard on my wallet.

    AvatarRedRock
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    That is a good stretch of river! Great fishing when it’s low.

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    Quote by: mbchilton

    Those carp at the end! That would’ve been a blast with a dry fly.

    They were everywhere there was slack water! I’m scared to get into fly fishing. I’m afraid it would be hard on my wallet.

    Nice!

    Haha. Doesn’t have to. You can get an eagle claw fiberglass rod for $30. Add another $30 each for a cheap reel and line. Of course, you could spend a lot more if you wanted…

    I guarantee if you caught one of those carp on a fly rod, you would be addicted.

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    Great Video!!!

    My 14 year old and I have been wanting to kayak/fish/camp on the Des Moines River. It looks like you exited in Madrid? Where did you enter at?

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    Quote by: Pommer

    Great Video!!!

    My 14 year old and I have been wanting to kayak/fish/camp on the Des Moines River. It looks like you exited in Madrid? Where did you enter at?

    I was actually further south than that. I’ve floated the stretch you’re talking about too though. Really good fishing, especially for walleyes and smallies. When we did it, we would put in at the Sugar Bottom ramp and take out at Madrid.

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