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stick500ParticipantJanuary 22, 2019 at 5:29 pmPost count: 457
There are restrictions on hook size and distance to certain dams as for snagging in Iowa.
As for cooking them, I imagine you can do anything you would normally do with any other white, firm fish such as walleye, crappie, cod, etc.
I am in Dubuque area and we ain’t got those critters up this far (yet!)
Would love to shoot or snag some myself sometime.
from the regs;
Bow Fishing, Spearing & Snagging
A valid sport fishing license lets you take Com-mon Carp, Bighead Carp,
Silver Carp, Grass Carp,
Black Carp, Bigmouth Buf-
falo, Smallmouth Buffalo,
Black Buffalo, Quillback,
Highfin Carpsucker, River
Carpsucker, Spotted Suck-
er, White Sucker, Short-
head Redhorse, Golden
Redhorse, Silver Red-
horse, Freshwater Drum,
Shortnose Gar, Longnose
Gar, Bowfin, Gizzard Shad
and Goldfish by snagging, bow fishing and spearing and Paddlefish (p. 11) by snagging. You cannot use a hook larger than a 5/0 treble hook or measuring more than 1 1⁄4 inches long when two of the hook points are placed on a ruler.
Snagging is not permitted in the following areas: 1. Des Moines River from directly below Saylorville Dam to Southeast 14th St. bridge in Des Moines; 2. Cedar River in Cedar Rapids from directly below the 5 in 1 Dam under I-380 to the 1st Ave. bridge; 3. Cedar River in Cedar Rapids from directly below the “C” St. Roller Dam to 300 yards downstream; 4. Iowa River from directly below the Coralville Dam to 300 yards downstream; 5. Chari-
ton River from directly below Lake Rathbun Dam
to 300 yards downstream; 6. Spillway area from directly below the Spirit Lake outlet to the conflu-ence at East Okoboji Lake; 7. Northeast bank of the Des Moines River from directly below the Ottumwa Dam, including the catwalk, to the Jefferson St. bridge. Snagging from the South Market St. bridge is also prohibited; 8. Missouri River, any Missouri River tributary beginning at its confluence and extending below its Interstate 29 bridge and the Big Sioux River from the Interstate 29 bridge to the con-fluence with the Missouri River with the exception of snagging Paddlefish and rough fish during the open season; 9. Des Moines River from directly below the hydroelectric dam (Big Dam) to the Hawkeye Avenue bridge in Fort Dodge; 10. Des Moines River from directly below the Little Dam to the Union Pa-cific Railroad bridge in Fort Dodge; 11. Skunk River, from directly below the Oakland Mills Dam to the downstream end of the 253rd Street boat ramp.
Snagging, bow and arrow fishing and spear-ing is not permitted in the following areas:
1. From the Ventura Grade roadway, jetties and bridges of Clear Lake and Ventura Marsh; 2. Within 300 feet of the concrete culvert and metal fish bar-rier of Lost Island Lake Inlet; 3. Within 300 feet of the outlet and metal fish barrier of Lost Island Lake Outlet; 4. Within 300 feet of the outlet and metal fish barrier of Barringer Slough; 5. Beginning at 230th Avenue and extending downstream to the signed Iowa Great Lakes Sanitary District property line of Lower Gar Lake outlet.stick500ParticipantDecember 4, 2018 at 2:09 pmPost count: 457stick500ParticipantOctober 16, 2018 at 4:34 pmPost count: 457
Well, I’ll just answer my own post after taking a trip to two of my favorite hotspots.
It appears that all of the smallies took a free ride downstream during the floods to the Mississippi for the winter.
I got skunked at places I always catch fish before they disappear in the fall.
Dang! Oh well, time to switch to trout.
stick500ParticipantOctober 12, 2018 at 12:26 pmPost count: 457stick500ParticipantOctober 10, 2018 at 12:31 pmPost count: 457
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I’d go ahead and take the trip and in the off-chance you get nabbed, have some evidence to show them how many hoops you’ve already tried to jump through to do the right thing. JMHO, not actual good legal advice 🙂
stick500ParticipantAugust 29, 2018 at 1:24 pmPost count: 457stick500ParticipantJune 6, 2018 at 11:28 amPost count: 457stick500ParticipantJune 4, 2018 at 6:50 pmPost count: 457
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Drum and sheepshead are the same and are closely related to the saltwater drum that oddly looks just like them.
And I can verify, they do taste great. One more thing to add, there is sometimes a yellow line of fat on the bottom of the fillet you should cut off.
The thing is, sheepshead fillets are actually pretty puny compared to the size of the fish- they are mostly head!
I’ve also heard that the really big ones don’t taste very good, so stick with the medium and small “eaters”.stick500ParticipantMay 18, 2018 at 3:02 pmPost count: 457stick500ParticipantMay 18, 2018 at 2:53 pmPost count: 457
just testing in above post- never been able to take a pic directly from my computer into a forum- previously I always had to go to a photo hosting site and post the link
kinda cool to do it this way but limited on the size I guess- above is 600 x 600
it’s a pic I took for the Daily Iowan in the 1980 of my buddy carping on the Iowastick500ParticipantMay 17, 2018 at 10:27 pmPost count: 457
Yikes! JMHO but I don’t like putting a gun that could kill someone (a .22) in the hands of any beginners.
Taught my two girls with a pump Sheridan/Benjamin pellet gun with open sights.
Made the mistake of teaching them in the standing position- so easy for me but very difficult for them.
Make their first shots from sitting or resting the gun on something stable.stick500ParticipantMay 15, 2018 at 9:58 pmPost count: 457
Have any of you guys ever heard of people becoming allergic to morels as they age?
I loved them as a kid but got extremely sick (like food poisoning sick) two years in a row after eating them as an adult after not having them for decades.
I’m pretty sure they were the right ones and not a case of the wrong kind or spoiled ones. An internet search did find that this allergic reaction can happen to some people. I have no other allergies as far as I know.
I do miss them, but will never be tempted to have one again.stick500ParticipantMay 14, 2018 at 4:13 pmPost count: 457
I second the AMS. I used to have all sorts of accidents with the really cheap ($10) hand wind reel I started with and then switched to the AMS. Have never had a tangle or misfire and that was at least 4 years ago. Those AMS things don’t even get tangled or dirty in their little bottle, either. Incredible invention. I always handline my carp in. Read somewhere that over time you can wear out the wheel in the AMS over time if you use it to reel them in. Don’t know if that’s true or not but mine still works great.
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