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Spillway Report

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No reports from the spillway this weekend? I know the river level is right, and judging by the hundreds of boats I saw at Spillway Sportsman's and Dickies on the way to work this weekend I'm surprised not to see any reports...
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   redshad12
I'll have a report out of the Belle river launch (spillway side) after this Saturday. We have our company tourney there this weekend and ill give a report on how we do.
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It's an early and late bite. Limits in 2 hours or less. But it's a day to day bite. Moving water a key to numbers. Water color only matters as type of lures which are best (spinner/crank baits in murkier water, plastics in clearer water).
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Was in pigeon Saturday and the water is still a little on the high side but did manage a good bite till about 930 then it was very slow but the fish caught was nice size and caught them on a jackall boil trigger early. Give it another two weeks and it's on
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Caught a limit today. First keeper not until 9:30. Last keeper at 2:00. One here, one there. Caught 20 plus throwbacks, small fish on points. Most all on plastics, moving water.
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Thanks for the report guys. I havent made a trip yet. I have been watching the river stage closely and it seems to almost be at a standstill or slight rise right now. As soon as it starts dropping I'm going to hit it hard. When I do go, I will report back and let y'all know.
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Made a trip Sunday afternoon, and Wednesday morning and this is what I found:

Sunday the water was running back into the woods, but if you founds decent water, the fish were there but scattered. You had to work for them, but caught 8, and 3 real nice fish (2-3 lb range)

Weds morning I went solo and caught about 25 bass. Water was still running into the woods in alot of places. Did find one run out off of cross bayou where good water was trickling out of the woods and caught em good there. kept 7 really nice bass with 2 being 3-3 1/2 lbs.

To me the conditions are almost perfect, just need a hard fall in the river. should be great fishing this weekend but I will be stuck at work and then at the beach next week.

I found clear (spillway clear) water in cross bayou out of Pigeon and fish are there. Good luck and be careful out there.
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Forgot to mention, my wife kicked my a** Sunday catching the 2 biggest bass.... She hasn't let me live that down yet.

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