04-16-2010 10:33 AM #1
Anyone hit the Crow yet for channel cats? Im going out this Sat and was wondering if they are starting to turn on or not.
04-16-2010 12:18 PM #2
I haven't been out yet - Most of the areas in Wright County area are still pretty high.The only place worse then being in a cold, wet, duck slough is not being in a cold, wet, duck slough-
04-16-2010 09:14 PM #3
I have been out quite a few times and just some little ones to show for it, The water's gota come down a little bit more.
04-20-2010 08:48 AM #4
Went to Rockford and launched there. Looks like they cleaned it up as there used to be mud all over. Water temps 57-58 and clairity was better than expected which was about 2.5 feet. That's ultra clear for da Crow.
Any ways, fishing was slow. Hit the S. Fork on Sat and caught 1 nice cat in the 6lb range and my buddy got a smaller one (released of course) and we missed a lot of runs using cut sucker minnow.
Sun went back and went to the N. fork and that was even worse. 1 tiny carp, 1 tiny cat, and a redhorse and 2 missed runs. Grr
For me the water level was great with a prop. It's just at the bank and the shallowest spot was 2.2 feet that I saw. I'm sure it's a pain in the late summer with low levels.
Quite a few shore anglers out
04-22-2010 06:07 AM #5
Where do you launch in Rockford?Jiggy
04-22-2010 07:39 AM #6Where do you launch in Rockford?
The shallowest area was just in front of the RR tressel by the trailer park that I found.
I want to go back, but may try Flatty action next.
04-23-2010 02:01 PM #7
05-03-2010 08:51 AM #8
Went back to Rockford and the water came down three feet. The rapids in front of the trailer park is ultra shallow. 1.1 feet on my lowrance and I did hit a rock on the back down. Glad I was going slow.
Water temp remained almost the same 58 to almost 59.
Hit da S. Fork and first spot produced nada and we moved just a lil downstream to a deeper 12 foot hole. I had a nice run and caught a 5-6lb kitty. Stayed there for another half hour and nada so we moved down again to this tiny creek looking spot with a sand bar and 3-4 feet of water. (it reminded me of an In-Fisherman episode) and I caught a lil cat right away. Had some small runs and I think they were just small.
Went to where the north and south fork meet and nada there. It was going on 8 now and I didn't want to navigate those shallows in the dark so we went to downtown Rockford and nada there. Went to one more spot close to the ramp and then magic hour. From 9:20 to 10:20 I caught 2 more piggies and Matt caught 1 and we missed so many runs. Then it was all quiet again and we called it a night at 10:30ish.
Sun went and shore fished with 5 buddies and we got the skunk. So it's hit an miss, but fishing after dark was way better. Too bad I have to maintain this job thing.
05-03-2010 09:22 AM #9
Can't imagine you'll be running up those rapids through Rockford for much longer. I usually seem to catch a few fish at the confluence of the two rivers. How deep does it get out there? I've only shore fished it.
05-03-2010 10:01 AM #10
We need some rain, but yeah it was nice while it lasted. Cool zipping around a river that's 20 yards wide at times.
The hole where the two meets gets down to about 17-18feet. I bet if you were there at dark it would be nuts, but it's a park and they have hours. Maybe it closes at 10. How do you get back there on foot? PM me if you don't mind please.
07-01-2012 09:12 AM #11
Any updates from the past week or so on the crow? I'm wondering if the water is down some and what the accesses are looking like. We have been out bowfishing carp near Lester and it's wild how much water is there.
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07-02-2012 01:19 PM #12
I went over it near Montrose and in Rockford today. The water is still out of the banks in some areasbut looks like it might be going down. I saw a guy wading in a field shooting carp.
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07-02-2012 01:58 PM #13
River is on it's way down, we might try to get out chasing some channels this week. I'm sure I'll toss in the bow as well, never know when you'll find that perfect backwater.
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