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Upper Iowa Decorah Options
mbchilton
#11 Posted : Monday, April 10, 2017 10:58:10 PM
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Joined: 12/16/2012
Posts: 335
Location: Decorah
stan b wrote:
Is the Floyd Y still in Decorah?


Not sure what the Floyd Y is.
stan b
#12 Posted : Monday, April 10, 2017 11:04:29 PM
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Joined: 11/29/2016
Posts: 125
Location: New Berlin, WI
mbchilton wrote:
stan b wrote:
Is the Floyd Y still in Decorah?


Not sure what the Floyd Y is.

It was a restaurant back in the day.
I used to know some farmers in Decorah.
I believe the McGraths.
They let us pheasant hunt there.
Late 80's early 90's.
Those were some great times!
"So what is big is not always the Trout nor the Deer but the chance, the being there. And what is full is not necessarily the creel nor the freezer, but the memory." ~ Aldo Leopold
mbchilton
#13 Posted : Monday, April 10, 2017 11:06:27 PM
Rank: Dragon Fly


Joined: 12/16/2012
Posts: 335
Location: Decorah
stan b wrote:
mbchilton wrote:
stan b wrote:
Is the Floyd Y still in Decorah?


Not sure what the Floyd Y is.

It was a restaurant back in the day.
I used to know some farmers in Decorah.
I believe the McGraths.
They let us pheasant hunt there.
Late 80's early 90's.
Those were some great times!


Ah. I'm an out of towner. Don't know many people yet.
madguy30
#14 Posted : Thursday, April 13, 2017 1:45:35 AM
Rank: May Fly

Joined: 2/24/2013
Posts: 177
mbchilton wrote:
Post a trip report when you come back. Wanting to spend some time on the Upper Iowa this year. Took the family for a walk along the river last night so I could do some scouting.


May not get to post much if the weather report holds up...looks like lots of rain so probably not worth it since my final destination is the C.R area.

I think it's going to be another year where the rain keeps most warm water spots high and hard to fish. Bummer.

FWIW my report probably would have included something about how fun it was to walk around the area and forgetting how nice the small river fishing is in Iowa compared to what I have in WI, MAYBE a mention of any fish if I happened to catch anything. :)
mbchilton
#15 Posted : Thursday, April 13, 2017 3:03:28 AM
Rank: Dragon Fly


Joined: 12/16/2012
Posts: 335
Location: Decorah
Well if you're going to be in CR, I'd recommend fishing the Iowa River below the dam by UofI campus. Good walleye, pike, crappie, and probably smallmouth.
madguy30
#16 Posted : Thursday, April 13, 2017 6:50:34 PM
Rank: May Fly

Joined: 2/24/2013
Posts: 177
mbchilton wrote:
Well if you're going to be in CR, I'd recommend fishing the Iowa River below the dam by UofI campus. Good walleye, pike, crappie, and probably smallmouth.


Thanks--hometown is in the Wapsi area 25-30 minutes north of CR so that would likely be the best option.

Wapsi's an underrated fishery when the time is right. It's probably too early for the Maquoketa so the hope is the weather holds off enough and things aren't blown out.
mbchilton
#17 Posted : Thursday, April 13, 2017 7:34:23 PM
Rank: Dragon Fly


Joined: 12/16/2012
Posts: 335
Location: Decorah
madguy30 wrote:
mbchilton wrote:
Well if you're going to be in CR, I'd recommend fishing the Iowa River below the dam by UofI campus. Good walleye, pike, crappie, and probably smallmouth.


Thanks--hometown is in the Wapsi area 25-30 minutes north of CR so that would likely be the best option.

Wapsi's an underrated fishery when the time is right. It's probably too early for the Maquoketa so the hope is the weather holds off enough and things aren't blown out.


Haven't fished the Wapsi, but have heard good things.
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