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Re: Catfishing the almighty palouse river
« Reply #165 on: June 26, 2017, 06:06:49 PM »
Nice haven't really catfished for years.
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Re: Catfishing the almighty palouse river
« Reply #166 on: May 07, 2018, 03:40:00 PM »
What are the dates this year?
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Re: Catfishing the almighty palouse river
« Reply #167 on: May 09, 2018, 11:05:49 AM »
I'll be heading that way this weekend. Is it still too early for cats right now? How's the fishing on the Palouse currently? Are there any opportunities for bank fishing?

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Re: Catfishing the almighty palouse river
« Reply #168 on: May 10, 2018, 10:32:25 AM »
I'll be heading that way this weekend. Is it still too early for cats right now? How's the fishing on the Palouse currently? Are there any opportunities for bank fishing?

its going to be really high and muddy
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Re: Catfishing the almighty palouse river
« Reply #169 on: May 10, 2018, 01:21:06 PM »
I'll be heading that way this weekend. Is it still too early for cats right now? How's the fishing on the Palouse currently? Are there any opportunities for bank fishing?

Look at smallmouth fishing on the grande ronde.  they have been killing them.
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Re: Catfishing the almighty palouse river
« Reply #170 on: May 16, 2018, 06:06:03 PM »
with the state of things, that being consistent rain fall up high, it might be a chocolate mess well into summer but that shouldn't keep fish from biting if you're parking in the right neighborhood
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Re: Catfishing the almighty palouse river
« Reply #171 on: May 20, 2018, 09:54:13 PM »
We have done well in the past for both Blue and Channel Cats on the Snake above and below Ice Harbor Dam. The biggest fish seemed to be on the north side along the RXR Tracks among the rocks over 20 feet down, we were using night-crawlers. The majority of the fish we caught during the daylight hours when the Oceangoing Tugs pushing Barges would come through the Locks. The stagnant water would start moving and so would the Cats and the bite would be on.

One of the days a large swarm of black ants made it only half way across the river and soon the water was alive all around the boat with rising Smallmouth Bass. If we had only brought the Fly Rods along.... what a time we could have had. The Smallmouth we did catch tasted pretty muddy compared to our Catfish, the cold water on the bottom really improves their flesh and they have a nice layer of fat on them.
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Re: Catfishing the almighty palouse river
« Reply #172 on: July 11, 2018, 05:51:48 PM »
I've been out Walleye Fishing all over the Snake river lately now that I bought a new boat. I've caught catfish each time I have been out. Crazy
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Re: Catfishing the almighty palouse river
« Reply #173 on: July 11, 2018, 06:36:18 PM »
And how big have they been ? There are some big cats in them thar waters.

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Re: Catfishing the almighty palouse river
« Reply #174 on: July 11, 2018, 06:52:27 PM »
And how big have they been ? There are some big cats in them thar waters.
biggest was about 10lbs
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Re: Catfishing the almighty palouse river
« Reply #175 on: July 12, 2018, 01:51:37 PM »
We have done well in the past for both Blue and Channel Cats on the Snake above and below Ice Harbor Dam. The biggest fish seemed to be on the north side along the RXR Tracks among the rocks over 20 feet down, we were using night-crawlers. The majority of the fish we caught during the daylight hours when the Oceangoing Tugs pushing Barges would come through the Locks. The stagnant water would start moving and so would the Cats and the bite would be on.

One of the days a large swarm of black ants made it only half way across the river and soon the water was alive all around the boat with rising Smallmouth Bass. If we had only brought the Fly Rods along.... what a time we could have had. The Smallmouth we did catch tasted pretty muddy compared to our Catfish, the cold water on the bottom really improves their flesh and they have a nice layer of fat on them.
Doug

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