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Has anyone heard about any white bass running up on the little sac river?

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no replies, so I'm guessing either they're slaying 'em and no one wants to say, or it's too early. I'd vote early. Here this and next week though, it's supposed to warm up, and you'll probably get some walleye and a few whites moving up. A little rain would help too... If anyone's been, holler...

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Water too cold. Wait a few weeks or maybe even days if it warms up.

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still a bit early

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still a bit early

I don't want to start a new topic before really before the little sac forum heats up, but has anyone ever fished at night around the Taylor Bridge access? I'm thinking night/twilight would be better for walleye, but do whites also bite at night? I tried once at night there, but when you're by yourself, it can be a little creepy - gave it up after a couple of casts (didn't have a light - it sure woulda helped).

Warm weather this week, and chance of shower! That oughta get a few walleye and early whites up no? Last year I caught like 3 whites and one little walleye (about 9 inches = a toothy stick with fins). Lots of crappie tho... This year = new opportunities.

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Was up on the sac today,had no luck at all with whites caught 5 largemouth.I think iy is still a bit early

FYI if your in a boat and put in at aldrich be careful around the mouth of the river it is really shallow.As far as fishing at night

I have never tried but will.this year with a light.

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I would imagine you could get on the walleye right now but if that water temp is in the high 30's and low 40's there probably won't be any white's there yet but I have seen a few smaller males come in this early. I am going to head to taylor possibly thursday or friday I will fish there.iron bridge and 215 bridge in morrisville if they are biting i will let you know but I am going to focus on walleye for now.

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I would imagine you could get on the walleye right now but if that water temp is in the high 30's and low 40's there probably won't be any white's there yet but I have seen a few smaller males come in this early. I am going to head to taylor possibly thursday or friday I will fish there.iron bridge and 215 bridge in morrisville if they are biting i will let you know but I am going to focus on walleye for now.

Indeed. I would be heading up to the lil sac, but I just pulled an 18" walleye out of the James this am. ;) Let us know how it goes - I'm itching to get up there.

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I am going tomorrow morning I will let you know how we did.

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A couple of my buddies went this afternoon for a hour it two they caught

5 keeper whites at the steel bridge.

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I went down this morning about 7am we fished Taylor bridge,steel bridge, and Morrisville bridge with nothing did not see any sign of white's being any where in the vicinity. Did see a guy a Taylor this morning catch a nice 20" walleye. I caught a lot of LM and a nice kentucky and a decent smallie my brother did the same there is a lot of small LM but no white's and this front darn sure didn't help none.

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You don't know how to fish is the deal!!!!!

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yeah probably so

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This cold snap is slowing the Whites down. Dammit, I'm chompin at the bit to get out there.

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Heading to Taylor right now let you know how I did tonight

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went to orleans for a couple of hours after work and caught 1 short LM other wise no luck. Talk to several people including a conservation agent and they all said there were a few short whites cought but nothing spectacular

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Good morning. "WHITES AT NIGHT". Sounds like a good movie name :) I met two gentleman one night at the Blunk Road Boat Ramp on the Upper James River Arm near Taylor Shoals last year and they were catching Very Large WHITES on PURPLE BEETLES. These men also said that they use these Beetles on all the Lakes in the Ozarks. Especially on Stockton when they find SHAD/BAIT FISH on the RADAR. They drop them beetles beneath the SHAD/BAIT FISH and catch nice WHITES and CRAPPIE.

But yes, they were doing pretty well at dark. We caught some nice WHITES on the JAMES this past Friday on White Rooster Tails. I took advantage of the .94Cent Sale at BASS PRO last week.

Last Summer, close to Orleans Bridge i caught 7 Large Mouths and 9 WHITES with the White Rooster Tails on the Little Sac. While the Bass were chasing SHAD on top of the water, I Boated all fish in 15 MIN. Sounds Crazy. My son was a sleep in the bottom of the boat. I did not have time to put the fish in the Basket. They all landed on him. I was trying to wake him up. By the time he got up and tied on a rooster tail, the action stopped.

I hope the LITTLE SAC WARMS UP SOON TOO. :)

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All this snow and ice isn't going to help any.

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I see next week is looking good with several warm days in a row after the last rains this weekend. Next week is looking better.

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Id say those fish aren't in there yet. Stagging themselves right outside of the mouth. Has anyone graphed them yet around there?

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I bet with the warm weather we get this next week here the white's should bite well at the steel bridge and taylor I will go next week when ever I get a day off and I will let you know how I do.

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post-8756-12697340062239_thumb.jpgMy wife and I took our 2 boys from Good Samaritan Boys Ranch to taylor today for a couple of hours, the water was high w/ a decent current and very murky (could only see my lure about 6" down. My wife caught 1 male white decent sized (the one on top) and I caught a smaller white (the one on bottom) both males. I missed one good bite and one of the boys lost one. Not a bad day between rain showers. The consevation agent showed up and checked our permits and fish again today as well (she was very nice and answered a lot of questions for us). I have been checked twice in as many weeks, and according to her the whites were starting to move up the river until we got all of the rain (mostly males). we were using purple swmming minnows today and the agent said before the storm people were catching on small blue rattle traps.

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Those weren't storm swimming minnows were they if so where did you get them. I used to catch all kinds of fish on them but they stopped selling them .

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not storm swimming minnows I get them at fin and feather in springfield they are poured by them I believe I buy them in bulk

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Started at Iron Bridge early this morning, then moved up to Taylor, then on to 215 bridge. I caught one small male at Taylor, other than that no luck. Using Rooster tails and swimming minnows.

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