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McIntyre floodway

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Anyone know the depth or have a map of the river showing depth?  Been fishing it off and on this year and was just curious if anyone can share some info

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The flood way was dredged awhile back from the mouth up to??

I have no idea what the depth is any more ? lol

I have been known to head down and sport fish for pike on occasion from Island drive bridge to the mouth with good days and bad days haha.

There is always a chance to hook into a monster size down there as I have picked up a few big ones and witnessed some true monsters being caught


Have no fear of perfection.....you will never reach it

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Springtime is best down there for those like for sure. They can get massive for sure. 

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Sounds like I better change up my presentation. I've just been using a slip bobber over a plain hook and a worm. Might need to go and toss some big spoons around

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Big spoons can produce.

I've seen some people using a surface bait that spins and makes a buzzing type noise causing a commotion.

I've had strikes almost the instant the spoon hit the water.....the splash did not even hit the water yet lol.

I have noticed over the years that the fishing can vary from heavy action to nothing at all.

I would start at the bridge and work my way down to the mouth using a fan pattern and if i did not get any action I would just try again another day.

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Have no fear of perfection.....you will never reach it

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Finally a sunny day. Gonna try to hook into a gator this evening after work. I've dug out the arsenal of big spoons and a bunch of jerk baits. I will post if I happen to hook into one

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Biggest rubber baits you have, have always seemed to produce best for me. As stated above the surface lures are fun. That was possibly my dad using that lol

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Went yesterday evening and it was the most action I have ever had there. Nothing landed but lots of followers right to shore and 2 times I had puke hit a big jerk bait so hard that it broke off instantly. The second was a monster. It actually came out of the water and broke a steel leader in half. Definitely going back again tonight. Who knew that pike that bike are right in town. All I can say is wow

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Iv seen them up to 45 inches caught there, tons of 37-42. Pay attention the closer to shore you get, they beach themselves trying to hit it right at the last second a lot.

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Also, it's important to have good forcepts n jawspreaders to if possible. It's not fun trying to get hooks out of a pike when u can't even get your hands around their shoulders.

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OH MY GOD!!! what have I done........

Now the whole world will be down there fishing.....

Loqfuist lk all over again.

 

Glad to hear that people are having successful trips there....so close and so much entertainment 

 

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Have no fear of perfection.....you will never reach it

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I'm surprised there isn't more people there. Out of my last 5 trips there I've only seen one other person fishing. 

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Floodway gatorsimage.thumb.jpg.1dc75af3f2688eeba7606cb2c7731cbc.jpg

38 inches long. 20+ inch girth. Digital scale read 22.089 pounds. My biggest to date and only had to walk 10 minutes from home

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6 minutes ago, gsambray said:

Floodway gatorsimage.thumb.jpg.1dc75af3f2688eeba7606cb2c7731cbc.jpg

38 inches long. 20+ inch girth. Digital scale read 22.089 pounds. My biggest to date and only had to walk 10 minutes from home

Beauty

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very nice

 

the water beckoned his line that day.....

the cast was made exactly his way.....

a twitch a jerk his rod played well.....

the great pike challenged and defiantly fell.....

so here you have the power, that be.....

those internet words and the results, we see.

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Tomorrow is never guaranteed to anyone

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Anyone ever walk the whole thing up to like home depot or fish it in summer ? 

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Geez that is a big pike

 

Any redhorse there? Round Whitefish?

 

I scouted that area out last year (on google maps) and thought it might have some of those, never got around to fishing it though.

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There's lots of fish jumping all the time. Not sure what they are but just might be what your looking for

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Went there at 8 last night in between the rain storms and I seen 4 rainbows clear as day jumping at the mouth no pike tho. Even had a rainbow follow my spoon right to shore 

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From the bridge on island drive to Lake Superior is still zone 6 or would that be zone 9. I usually release what I catch there but in case I decide to keep a few

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