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Meramec at Holzer, then Suson

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Fished the banks today, didn't have much luck but cleaned up a bit of trash that was on the banks, guess that was my purpose for going there today. :D

Also fished the Island Lake at Suson and redeemed myself with a little bass.:P 

Overall a nice relaxing Monday. 

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39 minutes ago, Haris122 said:

I like fishing Lower Meramec park (usually without much success), but people do trash it pretty good. There's a dude that I see frequently with his kayak, picking up trash around there.

Seem to have the best of luck when the river is low and you can walk out towards the channel more. Makes me with I had a craft to get out on the water. 

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I've been a few times with my kayak. Nothing huge caught yet, but at least 1 of the 2 trips was pretty good. Had a 17" Drum caught, a couple decent sized gar, and a average white bass. The other time only got a smallish drum and spotted bass. The part that sucks is that the parking lot isn't close to the water, so getting the kayak there can take a bit. But yeah it does seem like a real good spot, at least for decent sized catfish and such.

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16 minutes ago, Haris122 said:

I've been a few times with my kayak. Nothing huge caught yet, but at least 1 of the 2 trips was pretty good. Had a 17" Drum caught, a couple decent sized gar, and a average white bass. The other time only got a smallish drum and spotted bass. The part that sucks is that the parking lot isn't close to the water, so getting the kayak there can take a bit. But yeah it does seem like a real good spot.

Thanks for your feedback. Whites are all I've ever caught from that area, been wanting to go down stream a bit to the point and casting a few from there. 

In regards to launching a kayak do you think it would be easier to drop in at Arnold park and paddle upstream? 

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4 hours ago, KLiK said:

Thanks for your feedback. Whites are all I've ever caught from that area, been wanting to go down stream a bit to the point and casting a few from there. 

In regards to launching a kayak do you think it would be easier to drop in at Arnold park and paddle upstream? 

I guess it depends what the current is like. I think if you have a light kayak it’s not too bad to walk the couple hundred yards to the river with it (from the parking lot near Suson). With a kayak over 40lbs though i’d suggest getting a little kayak cart, cause it seems like kayaking from Arnold park is pretty far. 

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3 hours ago, Daryk Campbell Sr said:

Where is Lower Meramec Park?  Haven't heard of it. 

It’s on Meramec Bottom not far from Suson. If you go from Suson south on Wells Rd to Meramec Bottom theres a parking lot just to the west like fifty yards or so. There’s also an entrance on Meramec Bottom just off of 55, but to get to the river from there is longer walk. 

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16 hours ago, Haris122 said:

I guess it depends what the current is like. I think if you have a light kayak it’s not too bad to walk the couple hundred yards to the river with it (from the parking lot near Suson). With a kayak over 40lbs though i’d suggest getting a little kayak cart, cause it seems like kayaking from Arnold park is pretty far. 

Was thinking it was closer, measured it off and from Lemay to Holzer it's approximately 2miles by water and upstream. Would definitely have to be calmer conditions or else you wouldn't have any arm left to cast! :D

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