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    Find a rocky bank and fish close to the bank, sometimes in only 18 plus inches of water. Last time I was at redrock during the spawn I would throw c hubs up to the bank on 2 feet of line under a bobber and drag it in until it just floated free. Nailed a cat every time. Best day of catfishing I’d ever had

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    Also whay exactly did they do to the lake? If it’s a no go, any other recommendations?

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    small hook and some worm work for them? i suck with a cast net. i’ll have my 3 year old with me, sure he wouldn’t mind catching them lol

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    thanks for the info, very informative!

    can you buy shad somewhere down there or do you have to catch it? any trick to catching them besides a cast net? best places to find them? we don’t have much shad around here, i usually use chubs.

    good baitshops down there?

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    i have, most people say above or below the tubes… i have no idea where or what those even are (assuming the spillway).. looked at an overhead map trying to recognize where everyone is talking about and i’m getting confused. just looking to quickly be pointed in the right direction

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    in reply to: Could It Be? #1585395

    yeah, i’m sure it will be a rare opportunity to get one there, but it does happen. i’m more than sure the times it happens might just be people assuming they’re a pike. obviously alot more pike in that river than muskie, but the DNR lists greene to shell rock as part of muskie waters in iowa

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    any good spots to bank fish? where would you recommend on the bank to try to hook into a muskie? especially with the water down. was going to get a new boat this year but thinking it will wait till next year.. so i’ll be stuck on the bank until then. thanks for the replies fellas!

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    in reply to: Could It Be? #1585444

    just researching some muskie on the site here and came across this topic.. my uncle caught a 43″ muskie near the shell rock dam about 4 years ago, and i know several others that have caught them in the 20-35 inch range. DNR’s site even mentions shell rock river

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    Just chiming in.. Forgot pics but just for fun sakes took score.. 22 lb 3oz, 10.5 beard and 1 3/8 and 1 7/16 spurs= 71.3125 for score. Next year I’ll get pics lol

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    Great job! I connected last Friday with my bow!

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    I nailed one today with my bow! Took longer to set the decoys up then to call them in.. Beautiful day to hunt!

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    in reply to: 2nd season #1643055

    I’ve always had luck on a day like today.. Calm winds, warm but not hot, and sunny. Obviously birds can fire up in any weather but a day like today has always been good for me

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    First, forget kinetic energy. If you use fixed blade broad heads you don’t need KE. You are talking the range in where you shouldn’t use mechanicals to where they will be ok… Trust me you don’t want to find out the hard way. Learn to shoot well with fixed blades and take the guesswork out of it.

    Second, don’t shoot more than what you can… If 55lbs is pushing it and you can’t shoot it repeatedly, comfortably, then don’t. Find a good 50-60lb bow and start around 50-52, and go up to where you’re comfortable. I shoot a g5 Prime Defy, it’s rated to 70 and I keep it at 66 because I’m comfortable there.

    Third, arrows: personally I like beman ICS arrows. They are cheap but tough and shoot well. Very affordable and definitely get your dollars worth, again, match your arrow to your setup.

    You are just getting started in a world of headaches. Bow hunting and tuning is trial and error. Which broad head is best? Whichever one you shoot accurately. Thunderheads, muzzys, and Magnus fixed blade have dropped more deer than anything else combined.

    Don’t concern yourself with which type of broad head, as you’ll figure it out. Just remember 95% of accuracy issues are the shooter, not the bow.

    Good luck dude

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    in reply to: Locator Calls? #1643071

    Owl hooter

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    I you want a scoped distance gun, savage 220.. Driving gun, some type of pump will do

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