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Current River This Week.

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I took last Monday off and spent the day on Current River.  Launched out of Doniphan shortly after daylight and fished it till noon heat came on down to State Line.  Jet Boat races last weekend and was pretty sure the river was stirred up good.  Caught several fish, but nothing big.  By catches included a crappie, gizzard shad, and some nice goggle eyes.  River up more than normal this time of year and moving good.  Tubes and drop shot worms, rooster tails were working.

Put back in at Big Springs and run down below spring in the afternoon.  It was terrible.  Ran back up river past Van Buren a few miles looking at all the floater traffic.  Dropped back down and started fishing below town.  Hit several fish back to ramp including a nice 18" smallmouth to finish the day.

Back to the Big Spring access yesterday and run up to town in the morning.  Drop shot finesse worms were working well until the boat traffic picked up, then all went dead.  Did have a nice big smallie on at the upper end of the park but my buddy had a net failure and it got off.  Little Social Distance was no match for all of the 40's running the river.  Had 2 go round me at the same time, one port and one starboard that pushed water over the back end of the boat.  Went touristing and scouting other ramps at Hunter and Bay Nothing.  Took the hike to Hunter Cave, had not been there in 30 years.

Back to Bay Nothing and a run up the river this morning.  Nice day for a boat ride, saw lots of wildlife.  River was stirred up and cloudy.  Fishing pretty slow. 
 

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I’m not Sure when the off season is for the Current River, but pre deer season in the Fall is very Nice. Just sayin. 
I’ll have to try your drop shot idea. I have not played with that in the rivers

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7 minutes ago, jdmidwest said:

Btw, I gotta get a bigger boat too.  Little boat needs to stay on 25hp streams.

That’s why it’s called “Social Distancing” !

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Well the new boat idea got nipped in the butt.  Seems like Covid Shoppers have bought all of the existing boat stock, they have not been able to make more, and a aluminum shortage is looming on the horizon.

Contacted an Alweld dealer to price out a 1752 STK Panfish build with a 60/40.  It will be late winter or next year before they can get another hull.  I think the motors are in short supply also.  Everyone is buying boats.

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27 minutes ago, jdmidwest said:

Well the new boat idea got nipped in the butt.  Seems like Covid Shoppers have bought all of the existing boat stock, they have not been able to make more, and a aluminum shortage is looming on the horizon.

Contacted an Alweld dealer to price out a 1752 STK Panfish build with a 60/40.  It will be late winter or next year before they can get another hull.  I think the motors are in short supply also.  Everyone is buying boats.

3 years ago I waited 3 months for a hull.  Gotta be way worse now.  

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