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River question?

Old 02-26-2012, 05:38 AM
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It's been in the 30's all week but now it's going to be 50 today do you think I will catch any carp or catfish?
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Old 02-26-2012, 06:01 AM
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Don,t know...I,ve got very little experience...

I did use to fish a nice sized creek though and if my memory serves me right..that is prime time to catch Northern Suckers which are fine eating. I used to catch European Carp in the summer time with either dough balls or night crawlers....in a river. ..they are very fun to catch..long side to side runs.

Sorry I was of no help..just wanted to show support with a reply.(-;
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:02 PM
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Thanks and it's ok
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:22 PM
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I assume not, those species of fish need alot of warm water, have a much slower metabolism.
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:19 PM
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all fish eat all winter long. They have to. they cant just shut off their heart/gills/etc, and they all require food. The hard part is finding where they winter - usually in deep, slow moving holes, with logs/cover. they wont swim far or fast after a bait, but if something hits them in the face, they'll eat.
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:58 PM
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Don't know how 1 warm day will affect water temps down below, but their feeding does pick up as temps warm, they won't be up to speed to feed on moving fish/bait, but will feed on whatever comes their way.
Dead bait drifting on the bottom is what I would start with

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Old 02-26-2012, 03:28 PM
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thanks for all the tips guys
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