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  • Avatarnahdogg
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    in reply to: Rabbit hunting #1632579

    If you get a rabbit do you field dress it out being it home and clean it? What do you transfer them in? I was thinking of using a grocery sack but may be a bucket would be better.

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    Anyone hunt two rivers by van meter for squirrel/rabbit?

    Thanks

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    Do you need to wear blaze orange for Squirrel/rabbit? First time out.

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    I’ve looked at one 3 times at Scheels, just haven’t been able to pull the trigger. The salesman said they’re only good to 25 yards. That’s all I know.

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    in reply to: Richmond Springs #1908417

    I fished there and could see them in pools right by the road but they seemed to have so much pressure that they were uninterested in anything I had to offer.

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    My experience is that if you don’t care if there is any size to them that Moffit Resivoir on any of the rafts is pretty much as many garunteed catches of small bluegill as you want.

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    I’ve mulched mine heavily with cut untreated grass clippings. It also helps that they are planted about a foot from the side of the house where the wind isn’t so bad and the house absorbs and reflects the evening sun.

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    I don’t pay for TV either my best bet would probably have been to go with the 12mb Mediacom service for 19.99 use skype and drop home phone altogether and increase minutes on cell plan. BTW I spoke with manager who said he was escalating the matter at 8:30am and that they’d get back to me shortly. Still no call back.

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    Ames is the farthest I’ve heard.

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    Wow not sure where I could find 8-10 hours of uninterrupted shroom hunting time. If I’ve got an hour and a half I’m out there for it but that’s the best I’ve got. Anyone able comment on that polyspore I found yesterday? It’s sitting in my fridge.

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    Sorry pics didn’t come through but I spent an hour trying to figure out how to do it and couldn’t get it to work. I don’t think it’s a dryad’s saddle but in the same family…just wanted a more precise id before attempting to eat seems very fleshy like it would sautee nice 😀

    Otherewise I made it public here;

    http://cid-b526c83adce05409.office.live.com/self.aspx/.Public/March%20april%202011%20022.JPG

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    Quote by: iowanole

    I ended up going the Grannis route… I started at Backbone, hoping to get some holdovers. I guess i should have looked at the trout stocking guide, because i was unaware they were stocking it today, until i saw a ton of fisherman, and it was only 7:30. I caught 6 before the truck came, and then left. I catch and release and try to avoid the streams the day they stock. The water was high, but fishable, and semi clear. I went to Joy Springs next. It had been about 4 years since i had been there. The stream was similar to Backbone as far as water levels and clarity. I ended up catching 8 there, with 6 of them coming in the last 2 holes. On a side note, there is a private pond next to this stream, and while i was walking, i heard a bunch of splashing coming from the pond. I assumed it was a beaver or otter messing around in there. I looked to where the splashing was coming from, and noticed a bunch of weeds and grass in the shallow part moving. I snuck closer, and to my surprise, it was a GIANT bass chasing bluegill in the shallows. I was probably 15 feet away, but rough estimate, i would say this fish was easily 8-10 pounds. It was by far the largest bass i have seen in Iowa. It was pretty neat to see it cornering those bluegill, and part of me was kind of hoping it would beach itself, so i had a reason to get in there and see it closer. Anyway, back to the trout fishing. I went next to the upper end of Grannis. What a disappointment. This stream has changed alot since the last time i was there (a few years), and even with the elevated water, there was very few actual “holes”. I managed 4, but they were few and far between. I was debating about going to Bear, but decided the risk/reward wasn’t worth it. Basically, i didn’t want to risk having a heart attack climbing that big ass hill for the reward of a few trout!! lol So i went to Mink. Mink was very cloudy, and caught 1 in the middle section. There is a part of Mink of 56 that is off on the left hand side, with 2 little holes. This section was clear, and i caught 3 from here. My next stop was Glovers/Otter. I fished the 3 holes in Otter park, and caught 7, 5 from the middle hole. Otter was flowing high, with a bit of tint, but was in good shape. Glovers on the other hand, was a little cloudier. I spoke with a gentleman for about 20 minutes, nice guy from Cedar Falls. He had caught 4 up in the pasture. I caught 2 in the hole next to the parking lot, and 2 more in the first hole in the pasture. The farther upstream i went, the dirtier the water, so i headed back to the parking lot, and crossed the stream. They stock alot farther back than they used to. I managed 5 more, 4 at the last big hole. It was time for me to head back after this stop. It was a full day, with some nice trout. It was good to get out for the first time this year. There are alot of holdovers in the streams right now, due to the fact the streams were high and difficult to fish last week. If anyone has time, get out and enjoy it!

    I have been there and seen that pond. It was dusk and the light was just right to see those enormous bass. The crappie and bluegill were ginormous too. I was warned by some guys not to go anywhere near it because the land owner calls DNR on anyone that gets near it. I couldn’t find a house anywhere near there to ask permission but if ever there was a dream fishing spot in Iowa it would be that pond.

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