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#3199067 - 03/21/13 08:25 AM Duck River near I-65?
Bayou Buck
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Anyone ever fish the Duck near I-65. If so, how is the fishing? Its about 10 minutes from the house so this is the easiest place to spend some time on the water. Looking at the area somewhere between 431 and iron bridge road.
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#3199157 - 03/21/13 09:23 AM Re: Duck River near I-65? [Re: Bayou Buck]
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Are you using a boat or fishing from the bank? I have used my kayak on that stretch of the Duck River for hunting, but I have yet to fish it. My experience is the river needs to be 4 foot or lower for me to feel comfortable on it in my kayak. You can check the water levels here: http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=ohx&gage=colt1

When it gets below two feet, you can paddle upstream and drag across the gravel bars easily.

I think smallmouth are the number one attraction. Here's a discussion from last year:

http://www.tndeer.com/tndeertalk/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=2824520&page=0&fpart=1
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#3199196 - 03/21/13 09:50 AM Re: Duck River near I-65? [Re: WMAn]
catman529
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I've been there once in my boat but didn't spend too much time fishing and hardly caught anything. I will be back this year doing some more serious fishing. If you happen to be fishing there while I'm turkey hunting maybe we can meet up, ill be hunting in the area
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#3199200 - 03/21/13 09:53 AM Re: Duck River near I-65? [Re: catman529]
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Oh and WMAn said the water should be lower for a kayak. If you have an outboard it should be a little higher. I took my boat up there in the summer when it was low and from iron bridge up to cheeks bend I hit a good bit of shoals where I had to jump out and drag the boat, and some where I barely made it with the trolling motor and the outboard bouncing on the gravel behind...
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#3199327 - 03/21/13 11:20 AM Re: Duck River near I-65? [Re: WMAn]
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 Originally Posted By: WMAn
Are you using a boat or fishing from the bank? I have used my kayak on that stretch of the Duck River for hunting, but I have yet to fish it.


I plan on using my nucanoe. Its a sot kayak/canoe hybrid thats pretty stable. There is plenty of places to put in and take out along that stretch so thats why I am looking at that area. I also wouldn't mind fishing a little after a morning turkey hunt.

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#3199430 - 03/21/13 12:43 PM Re: Duck River near I-65? [Re: Bayou Buck]
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I've never tried it, but float fishing while listening for turkeys would be the way to go. Start out about 9:00 am, float and fish till you hear a bird then turkey hunt. Water levels are the problem though. At four feet or above it becomes really hard to find a safe place to land a canoe or kayak.
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#3199454 - 03/21/13 12:52 PM Re: Duck River near I-65? [Re: WMAn]
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PJ let me know if you want to turkey hunt there, I have a spot or two with some birds
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#3199475 - 03/21/13 01:06 PM Re: Duck River near I-65? [Re: catman529]
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 Originally Posted By: catman529
PJ let me know if you want to turkey hunt there, I have a spot or two with some birds


Will do!

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#3202948 - 03/24/13 10:35 PM Re: Duck River near I-65? [Re: Bayou Buck]
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Thinking about floating in my flat bottom with a trolling motor and turkey hunting some this season
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#3202956 - 03/24/13 11:01 PM Re: Duck River near I-65? [Re: ZachMarkus]
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 Originally Posted By: ZCM
Thinking about floating in my flat bottom with a trolling motor and turkey hunting some this season
I hope your TM is strong enough to get back up against the current. I wouldn't do it last year because I only had a TM. Now I have an outboard and plan on giving it a try if the birds are in the right spot.
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