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Old 09-26-2007, 04:30 PM
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Hey Phill! Thanks for the home-made "Tooth-ada"! It looks so good, I'm afraid to try it!
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Old 09-27-2007, 11:09 AM
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Hey Phill! Thanks for the home-made "Tooth-ada"! It looks so good, I'm afraid to try it!
They are great during the heat of the summer, but I think there are other tactics for fall Wiper fishing that would work better. Something with somewhat of a slower presentation.
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Old 11-15-2007, 04:36 PM
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Here's my best wiper of the year...
4.0 lbs, 19.75" (I know...just a baby!)

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Old 02-17-2008, 04:41 PM
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Des Moines river is little west of Iowa City, my son goes to U of I there, are there any in the Iowa River or reservoir close by like Corallville Resorvoir ?



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Old 02-29-2008, 11:26 AM
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DesMoines is 114 miles west of Iowa City.
Any rivers connected to the DesMoines river will have some Wipers in them. I don't Know if Corallville Resorvoir would have any , but a lake called McBride has Wipers.
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Old 06-24-2008, 09:46 AM
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In case no one noticed ....The flood of 08 hit Iowa much like the 100 year flood of 93. This time it seemed to be centralized around the DesMoines river water shed area. So much for the 100 year theory !!
Our most poplular Wiper reservour is 45 feet above normal pool and the river is raging . Looks like 45 days before it all becomes "normal" again.
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Old 06-24-2008, 10:12 AM
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I wondered how you guys were making out. 45 feet above normal pool?? That's insane! Hope mother nature cooperates and gives you guys some time to dry out
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Old 08-14-2008, 07:08 PM
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Water levels are almost to normal pool now. Here is a 27 1/2 inch 11+ lb Wiper caught a few days ago. Jay is the man !!

I have not caught anything close to that ....YET !!!

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Old 08-15-2008, 01:41 AM
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good for you! i am so used to getting the regular bass but just love lookin at those footballs~



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Old 08-15-2008, 10:42 AM
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Now you can understand why Jay is behind me LAUGHING at the only wiper I've caught this year....a 15-incher.


I've caught some really nice white bass, though...including several in the 16"-17" range. Here's a 17-incher:
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Old 08-19-2008, 02:10 PM
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Man I bet that 27" fish made the reel scream for a while!!! Nice fish. Nice white too!!

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Old 09-02-2008, 10:27 AM
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After a big shad kill this past winter on the Ville, there have been a number of large Wipers in the 24" - 29" range caught this year.
Me ?? 21" is the largest I have been able hook up.
I haven't been able to put the time in this year .... busy at work.
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:04 PM
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Shad kill=hungry hybrids!!! We have been several years with mild winters, and low numbers of winterkill shad. We have some fat hybs, when you can catch them.


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Old 10-08-2009, 03:38 PM
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It's been a little over a year since my last post . Wiper fishing is still alive and well in Iowa but the game has seemed to change .
After two hard winters our local reservoir became almost void of gizzard shad. No longer do we see numerous balls of shad covering lake like in 07. I can't say I have seen even one ball of shad in the "Ville" this year. There is a replacement in the food chain. These small pods of bait show up on the sonar as irregular shaped . The few Wipers I have kept as table fare have had these replacement fish in their stomachs. This past spring the corp maintained the water levels and gave these fish a great opportunity to reproduce in evidently large numbers. White Bass is the current food supply .
This has changed our tactics and locations on the lake. No longer will a fat wide blade bait produce like in 07/08. Sure they will work but not as well as a fast moving more slender lure.
The Wipers have left some areas of the lake and are more scattered . They hang in areas used by these little fast white bass. Trolling (for me) has become the most favored approach with speeds at 3 mph +. Slender baits along the edge of flats.
I have only two 20"ers to brag about this year from the Ville and hope the shad will return in 2010.
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