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BrodyHetland  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, June 4, 2019 6:49:15 PM(UTC)
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Hello all,

I am making my first out of state trout trip this upcoming monday. I will be fishing the Yellow River in Iowa, halfway between the Mississippi and Voleny (accessing through Private land).

Does anyone have any tips, really on anything? I have never fished here before, so just curious. I am 100% self taught and I do not fear going down there without much knowledge and learning myself, but If anyone could provide some insight on water type, good lures, etc.

Thanks!
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Jumpsuit  
#2 Posted : Tuesday, June 4, 2019 11:52:00 PM(UTC)
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Drove over today and it's still high , don't know how it will be next Monday but hopefully it'll be lower for you. Definitely prefer larger 1/4 and 1/2 oz spinners and larger 3-4" cranks, like you would any other small river in Iowa like the Upper Iowa or Wapsi. Also don't overlook 1/16 and 1/8 oz jigs and Road runners, dynamite in faster deep poles to vertical fish straight down when's casts are tighter.

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BrodyHetland  
#3 Posted : Wednesday, June 5, 2019 1:50:19 PM(UTC)
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Thank you! I appreciate the advice a lot. I do not have hardly any spinners of that size so I will try and aquire some. I really appreciate the advice.
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#4 Posted : Wednesday, June 5, 2019 1:53:45 PM(UTC)
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Sad Sad how have the bugs been last year at this time ate more little black ones than I caught fish
Jumpsuit  
#5 Posted : Wednesday, June 5, 2019 2:07:43 PM(UTC)
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Gnats and horse flies are out in hordes already , but I've been using the all natural "bug soother " spray they sell everywhere and it has actually worked pretty well . Covered my neck and hat bill and it's at least kept then out of my face. Doesn't smell bad at all either , just like lemongrass and mint !
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thank you for info thatsSmile one I have not heard of
weiliwen  
#7 Posted : Wednesday, June 5, 2019 7:38:57 PM(UTC)
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I want to get a head net, but I'll bet a nickel that my first cast would result in a fly stuck in it, opening up a nice hole for the skeeters etc. to come right through! Murphey's law...
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OTC_MN  
#8 Posted : Thursday, June 6, 2019 11:59:40 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: weiliwen Go to Quoted Post
I want to get a head net, but I'll bet a nickel that my first cast would result in a fly stuck in it, opening up a nice hole for the skeeters etc. to come right through! Murphey's law...


Head nets are a nightmare if you have to walk through any kind of brush too. Like it reaches out and grabs it.

When I guided in Alaska the gnats and black flies were so bad the only thing that kind of kept them off your face was a constant cloud of cigar smoke. So I chain smoked cheap cigars for three months. To this day, I associate smoking a cigar - I don't care how 'good' it supposedly is - with getting chewed on by gnats. Totally ruined cigars for me. Sad

I still haven't found any bug juice that works better than Ultrathon.

"Our tradition is that of the first man who sneaked away to the creek when the tribe did not really need fish."
- Roderick Haig-Brown
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