Re: Sauger Fishing

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Posted by Snapperking on January 03, 2004 at 22:44:55:

In Reply to: Sauger Fishing posted by Bruce Shelton on January 03, 2004 at 20:40:08:

Limits are as follows
you can keep 3 of any size length under 14 inches
then you can keep 7, 14 inches or larger for a grand total of 10 Sauger per fisherman in a boat .As for fishing for them from the bank best bait to use is a plain round jig head in the quarter oz size or a little larger if the turbines and gates are creating a fast flow ,unpainted seems to work best,but yellow or flo-red will be a good color if you just have to have color.Use a bass pro 2in squrming squirt of either lime green or the orange neck with chartruse skirt.At least these 2 colors have been producing off the bank for what has been a slow year so far.Also any 3inch curly tail grub in same colors are fine as well as pumpkin seed and fire orange.BUT the most important thing is to tip the jig with its skirt or grub with a minnow!!!Also use small diameter line as it lets you get down in the swift water quicker,id recommend no larger than 6lb test and a lot are using the spiderwire 4lb. From the bank below the dam cast it out a little up river of the down flowing current and let it go to the bottom and work it back letting the current bounce you along the gravel bottom.YES you will hang a lot and lose jigs till you get the feel of it and learn to judge the distance of the bank rocks.This is a very basic description and ill leave the boat fishing for them to others that do it on a regular basis!!

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