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Saylorville Lake

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Catfish1

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Carolina Rigs
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  1. Striped Bass1 Report
  2. Catfish1 Report

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  • Xao Xiong

    Gold Ambassador

    5/6/23

    • Species

      Catfish

    • Season

      Spring (Post-Spawn)

    • Technique

      Carolina Rigs

    • Structure

      River Channels

    • Forage

      Shad

    • Water Temperature

      54°

    We set out for some Wipers on the De Monies River below Saylorville but it quickly became a catfish outing. Soaking fresh shad as cutbait landed us some nice catfish on light tackle. The 6'10" MLXF St. Croix Victory pair with a Daiwa Tatula 3000 with 15lb J-Braid had no issue muscling in these catfish. Smallest of the days was a couple pounds and biggest was a little over 10 pounds. Water temps were still low and the wipers were as active. But the catfish were
  • Wild Urban Adventures YouTube

    Gold Ambassador

    5/6/23

    • Species

      Striped Bass

    • Season

      Spring (Pre-Spawn)

    • Technique

      Finesse Jigs

    • Structure

      Dam

    • Forage

      Minnows

    • Water Temperature

      50°

    Saylorville Dam in Iowa. Best time to fish these hybrid wipers is when the dam is releasing around 3500-4000 cfs of water down stream. Current water flow may be found online with simple google search. Current water flow when we started fishing was 3500 cfs in the morning and by time we left was 3200 cfs. Best bait was any type of hair jigs in various colors. Hot colors were any brighter colors, otherwise any color all took fish with the brighter colors catching the most. Recommended at least 1/4oz down river from dam and 3/8 to 1 oz closer to the dam. Cast and let hair jig bounce down river and they’ll hit the bait as they see them. Fish species also caught on hair jigs are carp, Buffalo carp, catfish and a few smaller whitebass.

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