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Fall fishing in Nebraska…hard to beat!

  • Brian Robinson
    Participant
    central Neb
    Posts: 3914
    #1463979

    Especially when fish like this are out there on the move, eating everything in sight. New PB flathead went 49″x30″, which is about 56 1/2 pounds according to a chart found here on IDO. We’re comfortable calling it 55. Whatever it was, I can’t believe I got him in on a slab spoon, and can’t believe he didn’t fall out of the net. Hope I get to do this again sometime.

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    Brian Klawitter
    Keymaster
    Minnesota/Wisconsin Mississippi River
    Posts: 58727
    #1463986

    Looks like Garvers spot. )

    James Holst
    Keymaster
    SE Minnesota
    Posts: 18805
    #1463987

    Holy smokes that’s a big fish!

    Brian – if you ever need a boat partner or two give BK and me a shout. I’d love to try that trolling presentation you have going for those big flats.

    Brian Klawitter
    Keymaster
    Minnesota/Wisconsin Mississippi River
    Posts: 58727
    #1464114

    I haven’t been to NE for a while… <whistling>

    Brian Robinson
    Participant
    central Neb
    Posts: 3914
    #1464245

    You bet guys, c’mon down! Although this one wasn’t caught trolling, we did land a 44 pounder recently on a Flicker, and lost a few others. I know Garver has lost more than a few lately on cranks as well. If we get a hot summer next year, hotter than what we had this year, I expect more good things in a few spots. The heat seems to be key, the hotter the better.

    As for being Garver’s spot….well….maybe…. ;)

    whitetips2
    Participant
    Posts: 100
    #1464414

    GGGGGRRRRREAT FISH, Brian!!!!!!

    I will bet that fish weighed at least 55 pounds.

    Jigging up any walleyes yet?

    Daryl B.

    Brian Robinson
    Participant
    central Neb
    Posts: 3914
    #1464603

    Thanks Daryl! The scale said 49-50, the chart suggests 56 1/2. They caught another today that went 58, which matched the measurements and that’s what the scale said, so I’m fearful mine may be downgraded. But was still something I glad I did, and will keep trying for that 81 pounder!

    Did slab up a few walleyes, but nothing crazy. Nothing the day of the flathead. Did manage 2 walleyes on slabs at Harlan, a 22″ trolling, and lost a nice one on the dam one a crappie jig. Always fun there when the wind starts blowing!

    jebb-hatch
    Participant
    Kearney, Nebraska
    Posts: 111
    #1464672

    Impressive fish.

    What is the water temp. at the local reservoirs? Looks like next week won’t cool them down much.

    whitetips2
    Participant
    Posts: 100
    #1464753

    Impressive fish.

    What is the water temp. at the local reservoirs? Looks like next week won’t cool them down much.

    All I can tell you is what I have, mid-50’s to 60 on the waters I have fished in the past week+; waters from central to eastern Nebraska.

    Daryl B.

    Brian Robinson
    Participant
    central Neb
    Posts: 3914
    #1464829

    Lowest I’ve seen is 58.

    jebb-hatch
    Participant
    Kearney, Nebraska
    Posts: 111
    #1465408

    Thanks guys. I have only been to local sandpits lately and they were in the low 60’s. I was a little surprised they weren’t cooler.

    Brian Robinson
    Participant
    central Neb
    Posts: 3914
    #1465591

    Real gradual cool down we’re having this fall, and I’m liking it. I just hope it doesn’t crash later and close our already small window.

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