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#1215646 - 03/04/09 03:24 PM Question for the sauger fisherman
shopson
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Snow water. Ever heard and, if so, do you believe that the water going into the river from melted snow kills the sauger bite for a short period of time?
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#1215663 - 03/04/09 03:34 PM Re: Question for the sauger fisherman [Re: shopson]
TN Larry
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If the water is muddy, I would say definitely yes. If it is clear, I am not sure. The rivers that we fish are usually pretty cold any ways so I don't see how that would hurt.
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#1225614 - 03/09/09 10:44 AM Re: Question for the sauger fisherman [Re: TN Larry]
BirdMan
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When NC gets a good snow and it melts then the temps. on Douglas lake will drop quite a few degrees. This sudden change in the temp. along with the muddy water can cause them to be much more or seem much more inactive. The water temp. is a big driver to the fish and their activities. Hope this helps.

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#1226264 - 03/09/09 06:56 PM Re: Question for the sauger fisherman [Re: BirdMan]
go-devil
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i agree with bird man when it snowed douglas shut down. by the way bird man you catching any big walleye weve had pretty good luck this year
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#1229680 - 03/11/09 06:44 AM Re: Question for the sauger fisherman [Re: go-devil]
BirdMan
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I don't get to fish for them as much as my Dad does. He's had pretty good luck this year. I had a friend catch a 7 pounder.
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