CATCH OF THE DAY    

 

Catch of the Day

Kaskaskia River

Posted 06-19-17

 

 

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Catch of the Day.... was sent to us by Capt'n Lester Weber

 

Hi Captain Bill,

Happy Father's Day! Captain Mitch Norris and I went jugg'in on the Kaskaskia River. Many catfish were caught including these 18 lbs and 40 lbs blue cats.

 

We had a blast!

 

Best,

Captain Mark Adams,

Robin Tuff

 

 

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Catch of the Day

Posted 06-11-17

 

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Catch of the Day.... was sent to us by Capt'n Lester Weber

 

Walleye on Truman Lake

6-7-17

 

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Catch of the Day

Posted 05-21-17

 

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Catch of the Day.... was sent to us by Capt'n Shane Clark....

 

Grant Clark running Trot lines

 

 

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Catch of the Day

Posted 05-16-17

 

 

 

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Catch of the Day.... was sent to us by Capt'n Dale Williams.

 

 

Mothers Day BLUES !!

and a fatty too !

 

 

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Catch of the Day

Posted 05-15-17

 

 

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Catch of the Day.... was sent to us by Capt'n Shane Clark.

 

Shane wrote;

 

Trot lines on Mothers Day! Jeff, Mike, John & Shane

 

 

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Catch of the Day

Posted 04-18-17

 

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Catch of the Day.... was sent to us by Capt'n Carl Seidler via Facebook...

 

Carl wrote;

 

Life is good, going to be hard to leave this today

 

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Catch of the Day

Missouri River

Posted 04-09-17

 

So this happened......

 

Nice Catch

 

 

Looks like this cat is smiling

 

That's because he knows

Dale is going to throw him back !

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Catch of the Day.... was sent to us by Capt'n Dale Williams

 

 

Dale and his crew return

all fish over 30 pounds

back to the river !

 

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Catch of the Day

Posted 03-29-17

 

 

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Catch of the Day.... was sent to us by Misti Hackmann

 

 

Riverbill,

My dad has another catch he wanted to share with you!

 

Les, Bonnie, Warren and Gail Weber caught this 65 Pound Blue Cat on the Mississippi on Saturday, 3/25/17.

Misti Hackmann

 

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Catch of the Day

Posted 03-21-17

 

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Catch of the Day.... was sent to us by Aggie Doe

 

 

RiverBill,

My son, Jonc, got a big one this time !

 

He caught it a Lake of the Ozarks, weighed 65 pounds !

Aggie

 

 

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Catch of the Day

Posted 03-08-17

60 Pounds

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Catch of the Day.... was sent to us by Mike Selby

 

 

RiverBill,

60 lb Asian Carp on a fly rod


Mike Selby,

Alton Marina

 

 

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Catch of the Day

Posted 02-21-17

 

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Catch of the Day.... was sent to us by Les Weber

 

 

Good morning RiverBill,

We've been out enjoying the great weather. The first picture is the first catch of the year on 2/19/17. Great beginning of a new year!

The next picture is of River Dog Eli enjoying some fishing. -owner Howard Weber


Les Weber

 

 

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Catch of the Day

Posted 02-21-17

 

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Catch of the Day.... was sent to us by Capt'n Chuck Street

 

 

Bill,

What a way to spend the day !

37 Crappie, 10 bass and bluegill.

 

Chuck

 

Catch of the Day

Posted 01-02-17

Walleye in South Dakota

 

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Catch of the Day....

 

Bill,


Catching Walleye with some good friends in South Dakota


Ryan Kolb

Hannibal, Mo

 

Catch of the Day

Posted 12-25-16

 

Cobia caught in Florida

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Catch of the Day....

 

Bill,


We made a 40 mile run from Marco Island, Fl in our 32 Yellowfin. Caught 3 keeper Cobia. Here is picture of the one that I caught after a long fight.


Great fun!


Larry Hellrung
Liberty
Grafton Harbor

 

 

 

Click here to read about the Cobia in Wikipedia Encyclopedia

Catch of the Day

Posted 11-20-16

Kentucky Lake

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The Catch of the Day ....... was sent to us by Misti Hackman

 

Keith & Heidi - Woodland Marina

Kentucky Lake 2016

 

 

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Catch of the Day

Posted 11-04-16

Missouri River

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The Catch of the Day ....... was sent to us by Misti Hackman

 

RiverBill,

Here is a picture of Warren and Wyatt Weber Monday on the Missouri River. They caught an 80lb. Blue Cat!

Thank you,
Misti Hackmann

 

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Catch of the Day

Posted 11-03-16

Pool 26 of Mississippi River

 

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The Catch of the Day ....... was sent to us by Ramjet who hails out of Woodland Marina in the boat.... Ginger G

 

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Catch of the Day

Posted 10-25-16

Grafton

Pool 26 of Mississippi River

 

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The Catch of the Day ....... was sent to us by Les Weber

 

 

Hi Bill!

Caught these catfish in Grafton on the Mississippi on Sunday morning. 11 pounds each.

Les Weber

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Catch of the Day

Posted 10-24-16

Pool 26 of Mississippi River

 

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The Catch of the Day ....... was sent to us by Ramjet who lives aboard the Ginger G in Woodland Marina

 

Hi Bill,


The guys at woodland pulled this 34lb flathead out. Nice catch!

Ramjet

 

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Catch of the Day

Posted 10-15-16

Pool 26 of Mississippi River

 

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The Catch of the Day ....... was sent to us by Ramjet who lives aboard the Ginger G in Woodland Marina

 

Hi Bill,
A great morning yesterday! Tree Shakers! Exciting to pull up to. Two new records for me.
New #1 Blue Cat 46" 48lbs. New #2 42" 35lbs Flathead Cat. Caught on limb lines. I use asian carp as bait.


Photo taken by Sailboat Tim who hails out of woodland.

Ramjet

 

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Catch of the Day

Posted 10-05-16

Pool 26 of Mississippi River

 

 

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The Catch of the Day ....... was sent to us by Ramjet who lives aboard the Ginger G in Woodland Marina

 

Hello Bill,

Lines still doing well! Another assistant helping bring them in.
Also Tuesday was a beautiful day and evening on the river

Ramjet

 

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Catch of the Day

Posted 10-04-16

 

222 Yacht Club

Pool 26 of Mississippi River

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The Catch of the Day ....... was sent to us by Barry Munsell

 

 

Gavin Lash's Catch of the Day

at 222 Yacht Club

A Nice Striped Bass

 

 

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Catch of the Day

Posted 09-29-16

Pool 26 of Mississippi River

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The Catch of the Day ....... was sent to us by Ramjet who lives aboard the Ginny G at Woodland Marina

 

 

Hi Bill,


I will be running lines through the weekend. Caught this with an assistant Wednesday Morning. If anyone wants to tag along and they know where to find me. I run the lines every morning and every night.

Ramjet

 

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Catch of the Day

Posted 09-19-16

Mississippi River

Hannibal, Mo 

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The Catch of the Day ....... was sent to us by Capt'n Ryan Kolb who hails out of Hannibal, Mo

 

 

Hey Bill,

 

Final trip of the year for us in the Hannibal pool and it turned out great. Three flathead right around the 40 pound Mark.

From left to right Ryan, AJ (down front), Jerry and Chris.

 

Ryan Kolb

 

Catch of the Day

Posted 09-15-16

Missouri River

 

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The Catch of the Day ....... was sent to us by Capt'n Donald Schneider

 

Hey Bill,

 

Myself, Roger Theilmann and Joe Wolf with the 54lb Blue Catfish caught in the Missouri River on August 27th

 

Donald Schneider

 

 

Catch of the Day

Posted 09-06-16

A Wonderful Holiday

 

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The Catch of the Day Pictures .......were sent to us by Ramjet, who lives aboard the Ginny G at Woodland Marina

 

 

Hey Bill,


Started the holiday with a midnight boat cruise and limb line check. Look what we found! Had a fish fry at 3pm and it was good!

 

Headed out to the beach for a night cap. (Mon at 5:18PM)

 

Ramjet

 

 

Catch of the Day

Posted 09-06-16

 

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The Catch of the Day  ........ is from Capt'n Ryan Kolb who hails out of Hannibal, Mo

 

Hi Bill

Caught this one this morning (9-4-16) with Bob Dillon and Mike Lusk

 

Ryan Kolb

Catch of the Day

Posted 08-30-16

 

Memories

That Will Last A Lifetime

Makayla                                         Larry

 

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Catch of the Day Pictures ........ are from Mark and Pam Dinzebach

 

Hi Bill

We had our grandchildren, Makayla and Larry spend the weekend with us on the boat. They both decided to try their hand at fishing and and each were rewarded with a channel cat. I'm sure they have made memories that will last a lifetime.

Mark and Pam Dinzebach
Sunny Isles
Yacht Club of St. Louis

 

Catch of the Day

Posted 08-24-16

 

Illinois River

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Catch of the Day Picture ........ is from Casey Langenstein

 

Caught by Amanda, Casey, Caleb, & Nathan on the Illinois River

 

Catch of the Day

Posted 08-15-16

 

 

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Catch of the Day Picture ........ was sent to us by the Boathouse

 

Big Catfish Before Breakfast

 

 

Catch of the Day

Posted 08-07-16

 

Trout Line on Dardenne Slough

 Pool 26 of the Mississippi River

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Catch of the Day Picture ........ is from Shane Clark

 

Caught by Shane, Mike and Chris on the Dardenne Slough

 

 

Catch of the Day

Posted 08-01-16

 

Look at my pretty Fish

 

 

I let big blue go....

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Catch of the Day Pictures ........ are from Krystal Harris

 

 

Catch of the Day

Posted 08-01-16

 

 

 

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Catch of the Day Pictures ........ are from Eric and Kathleen Williams

 

 

Catfish'n on the 'ol Missouri

 

 

Catch of the Day

Posted 07-06-16

Good Times on the Mississippi

 

 

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Catch of the Day Pictures ........ were sent to us Capt'n Shane Clark

 

 

Bill,

 

Fishing around the Golden Eagle Ferry with trot lines.

 

Largest fish was 25 lbs.

 

Thanks

Shane

 

Pictured are Craig, Rob, Shane, Dawson, Grant & Robby

 

 

Brandon Bauer's Catch of the Day

Posted 06-28-16

Pool 26..Mississippi River

 

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A RiverBills Sticker Sighting and Catch of the Day Pictures ........ were sent to us Capt'n Brandon Bauer.

 

 

Here ya go Bill,

 

A sticker sighting from these Mississippi catfish (pool 26)...

 

Brandon

 

 

 

Craig's Catch of the Day

Posted 06-01-16

Mississippi River

 

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The Catch of the Day ....was sent to us by Capt'n Craig Weber

 

 

Bill

 

Few nice ones this morning near Two Branch.

 

Craig

 

 

Eric's Catch of the Day

Posted 05-17-16

Missouri River

Eric Williams holding his catch !

 

 

Dale Williams holding the catch

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The Catch of the Day ....was sent to us by Capt'n Dale Williams of the boat.....  "Show Me Mo."

 

 

Bill

 

It was about 35-40 lbs caught on the the Missouri River by my son Eric Williams, on Asian Carp.

 

Dale

 

 

RiverBill says.... Congrats Eric !  What a catch.

 

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Hayden's Catch of the Day

Posted 05-16-16

 

Lake Center Marina

Pool 26 of Mississippi River

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The Catch of the Day Picture....was sent to us by Capt'n Randy Bicknese

 

 

Bill

 

Hayden Bicknese caught these four and many more in Lake Center Marina Sunday morning using cut up Asian carp.

Regards,
Randy Bicknese

 

Catch of the Day

Posted 4-27-16

Pool 26 of

Mississippi River

Around Bolter Island

 

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Bill

 

Caught around Bolter Island !

 

Pictured are Shane, Dawson and Grant Clark.

Shane

 

Catch of the Day

Posted 04-14-16

Gulf of Mexico

30 miles west of Marco Island

 

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The Catch of the Day Pictures....were sent to us by Capt'n Larry Hellrung who hails out of Grafton Harbor in the boat...... Liberty

 

 

Bill


Here is a picture of Patty with her catch. We were fishing at a tower 30 miles west of Marco Island, FL. Caught the limit on snapper 3 days in a row.

Larry Hellrung
Liberty
Grafton Harbor

 

Catch of the Day

Posted 03-02-16

Mangrove Coves

Caloosahatchee River

Cape Coral, FL

 Gary Meinershagen.. fishing guide par excellence

 

 

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The Catch of the Day Pictures....were sent to us by Capt'n Ernie Moretti who hails out of the Yacht Club of St. Louis in the cruiser..... Living on Spongecake.

 

 

Bill,

 

Catch of the day!

Sue caught the first, the most (7).

Biggest Sheepshead 4.9lbs.
 

Judy caught some keepers too plus rays on ride out.

 

Ernie

 

 

Catch of the Day

Stringer of Bass on August 8, 2015

 

Posted 02-1616

 

The Catch of the Day.... was sent to us by Steve Laney

 

 

Bill,

 

Attached is the "Catch of the Day" from back August 8, 2015 for my Dad and myself. (Sorry it took forever to send). The surface water was boiling and we pulled some monsters out!

 


Thanks,
Steve Laney

 

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Catch of the Day

Posted 12-24-15

 

 

The Catch of the Day.... was sent to us by Gene Rogalski

 

 

Cliff's 5 lb bass

caught at Lake Center

on 12/23/15!!

 

 

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Catch of the Day

Posted 11-16-15

 

The Catch of the Day.... was sent to us by Gene Rogalski

 

 

It's Cliff and his Catch !

 

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Catch of the Day

Posted 09-08-15

 

 

The Catch of the Day.... was sent to us by Shane Kirkpatrick via Facebook

 

 

25 pound blue caught on a trotline.

Glad we got a new net!

 

Shane Kirkpatrick

Lake Center Marina

Mississippi River St. Charles

 

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Catch of the Day

Posted 09-02-15

 

 

The Catch of the Day.... was sent to us by Lisa Langenstein

 

 

This 39 lb blue cat was caught by Casey Langenstein and Amanda Dawson Saturday, Aug. 26th on the Illinois River near Calhoun Point.

Thanks for looking,
Lisa Langenstein

Catch of the Day

Posted 08-01-15

 

The Catch of the Day.... was sent to us by Claudia Burris who hails out of Hoppie"s Marina in Kimmswick, Mo

 

 

Hi Bill!


Our friend Junior from Fulton, Mo., caught this 82-pound Blue Cat down here at Hoppies!

 

We're having a fish fry tonight. Come on down!


Claudia

 

Catch of the Day

Posted 08-22-15

 

 

The Catch of the Day.... was sent to us Melissa Bales

 

 

I know it's not the biggest but 48 lbs!!!

 

Caught by Bob & Drake Bales Sam Love and Eric Arnold from Duck club. Along with 19 more!!

 

Melissa Bales

 

 

A 48 Pounder
 

Catch of the Day

Posted 07-30-15

 

 

 

The Catch of the Day.... was sent to us Sarah McKenzie of Two Branch Marina

 

 

Look at what one of the members at Two Branch caught near the harbor on Monday!

 

Big 40 Pounder!! Holy Cow! Nice job Bill!!!!
 
-Bill Jeffries of Jeffries Bait and Tackle with Tom Hisler on fresh cut bait.

 

Sarah McKenzie

Two Branch Marina

 

A Big 40 Pounder
 

Catch of the Day

Posted 07-21-15

 

 

The Catch of the Day.... was sent to us by Rayn Kolb who hails out of Hannibal, Mo

 

Last months catch of the day
Nice flathead on a bank pole
 

Catch of the Day

Posted 07-20-15

 

The Catch of the Day.... was sent to us by via Facebook by Mark & Shane Kirkpatrick who hail out of  out of Lake Center Marina.

 

Caught 27 lbs 36" Blue
 

Catch of the Day

Posted 06-10-15

 

The Catch of the Day.... was sent to us by Mike Hall

 

 

Hi Bill!

Brendan Hall (my son) of Ballwin caught this big one Sunday night (6/7) in
an Oxbow off the Missouri near St Charles on a Jug Line.

 

Brendan said he gave up a good fight and weighed in at 49lbs!!

Thanks Bill!!
Mike Hall


 

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Catch of the Day

Posted 06-10-15

 

 

The Catch of the Day.... was sent to us by Travis Owens with the following caption:


Cliff's Roadrunner strikes again !


 

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Catch of the Day

Posted 06-04-15

 

 

The Catch of the Day.... was sent to us by Vanessa Cochran


 

Hi-

 

Here's a great catch of the day---

40# catfish caught by Mike Pogany and Shane Cochran on the river yesterday.(06-01-15)

 

Vanessa Cochran

 

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Catch of the Day

Posted 06-03-15

 

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The Catch of the Day.... was sent to us by Capt'n Ramjet who hails out of Woodland Marina


 

Hi Bill,
Our catfish are beautiful.
You cannot find a mark on it.

Ramjet
 

Catch of the Day

Posted 06-01-15

 

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The Catch of the Day.... was sent to us by Capt'n Ramjet who hails out of Woodland Marina


 

Hi Bill,


One Fish Two Fish On!
The stage is set.
The river is right.
I should catch some bigger cats tonight.

Ramjet

 

Catch of the Day

Posted 05-12-15

 

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The Catch of the Day.... was sent to us by Capt'n Chuck Streets......


 

Hey Bill,

 

Fishing season is started and me and Cliff are just getting ready so expand your bandwidth because we're going to be sending a bunch of them.

 

Be glad to see you again,  been a long cold winter but will catch you soon.

 

Chuck Street

 

Catch of the Day

Posted 4-3-15

 

 

 

 

The Catch of the Day ...... was sent to us Danny Jones  who hails out of Two Branch Marina in the boat......  U.S.S JDingo

 

RiverBill,

We took a road trip down the Lake of the Ozarks to try our luck at snagging and we were not disappointed. We had to battle hangovers and snow but got out there early and caught some Spoonbill. It was a great weekend and now the U.S.S. JDingo is back at Two Branch Marina and ready for some river boating.

Danny Jorens

 

 

Craig Heidger's

Catch of the Day

Posted 8-12-14

 

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The Catch of the Day.... was sent to us by Capt'n Jim Vedder who hails out of the Red Neck Yacht Club at John's Boat harbor


Hey Bill,

On Sunday morning we were having coffee on the deck here at my Redneck Yacht Club at John’s BH when I hear these guys screaming like crazy a little bit upstream. I thought someone was drowning or something but then I saw them wrestling this hog into their little 16 ft. utility. Craig Heidger landed this 57 lb. Blue Catfish (with a lot of hoopin and hollerin and high fivein). That’s a whole bunch of catfish nuggets. Good times.

See you on the river.
Jim Vedder

 

Catch of the Day

at

Polestar Boating Center

Fish Cleaning Station

Posted 7-31-14

 

 

 

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The Catch of the Day.... was sent to us by Capt'n Doug Woods who hails out of Duck Club Yacht Club

 


Bill,

I wanted to let all the fishermen know that Polestar Marina now has a fish cleaning station. Pete said it’s free for everyone to use and I must say it worked out great.

I wanted to say thanks Pete and Safe Harbor Yacht Sales for putting it in and making it open to the public. I attached a few pictures of Joe Grygiel and his Son Zac along with his nephew Logan with our catch on Saturday morning. We ended up with 9 catfish with the biggest one weighing in at 14 lbs. the kids had a blast and the fish are biting.


Doug
The North Office
Duck Club Yacht Club

 

Roger Aubuchon's

Catch of the Day

Posted 6-05-14

 

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The Catch of the Day.... was sent to us by Capt'n Roger Aubuchon who hails out of Woodland Marina in the boat....... Vita Nova


 

Hi Bill,

Here is a picture that I have finally remembered to send you. I was on vacation in Hawaii visiting a friend and his wife and took the day April 10th to go fishing. We left out of Honolulu on the sport fisher “Blue Nun Too” and was lucky enough to catch this at about one o’clock in the afternoon. It is a Blue Marlin, weighed 525lbs and is about 12 feet long. It took me about an hour and ten minutes to get it to the boat. Quite an experience.

Roger Aubuchon
Woodland Marina
Vita Nova

 

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Chuck Street's

Catch of the Day

Posted 5-31-14

 

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The Catch of the Day.... was sent to us by Capt'n Chuck Street who hails out of Eagles Landing Marina


Bill:

Just wanted to send you this picture.   Catfish are starting to bite.

 

Chuck Street

 

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John Klipp's

Catch of the Day

Posted 5-31-14

 

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The Catch of the Day.... was sent to us by Capt'n Jon Klipp

 
Bill:

Striper Fishing on Lake Texoma on Friday 5-30-14

 

Jon Klipp

Sundowner's Restaurant

 

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Cliff's

Catch of the Day

Posted 5-29-14

 

 

 

 

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The Catch of the Day.... were sent to us by Bob of Luttrell Marine

 
Bill:

Here are some pictures of some very nice Crappie that Cliff caught last week prior to the Memorial Weekend fishing out of Lake Center Marina. These are slabs and the biggest was 17" in length.

Won't tell you what he was using to catch these finned freaks of nature, asI was sworn to secrecy, but they were caught on an artificial lure.

He has probably had a nice fish fry by now but thought these pictures were worth sharing to our avid fisherman out there.

Sincerely,

Bob
Luttrell Marine
North Shore Marina

Picture of the Day

Posted 10-04-13

 

Catch of the Day

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The Picture of the Day.... was sent to us by Capt'n Doug Woods who hales out of the Duck Club in the cruiser.......   The North Office


 

Bill,


Another successful fishing trip this past weekend with Bob and Drake Bales from the boat Bale Out from DCYC along with Jim Fogaraty the cat fish guide It was Drake's first cat fishing trip and we got three blues and one flathead .The biggest one was around 20lbs.

Doug Woods
DCYC
The North Office

 

 

Catch of the Day

Posted 9-03-13

 

Steve Fader & Steve Flanagan

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The Catch of the Day .... was sent to us by Capt'n Jim Fader of the 14' river jon.... Blondie, and the 19' ChrisCraft...... LIL Piece of Ship

 

 

Bill,

This is Steve Fader and Steve Flanagan with four nice blues we caught on trout lines Monday morning in one of the cut through between Dardene and the main channel. Both these young men are slide trombone players with the St. Charles West Marching Warriors and it was their first time running lines on Mississippi. I had one pulling the line in while the other was removing spent hooks and grabbing fish, you should have seen their eyes when these fish came to surface - PRICELESS.

Jim Fader
14' river jon, Blondie
19' ChrisCraft, LIL Piece of Ship



 

Catch of the Day

Posted 8-28-13

 

Jim Fogarty is at it again !

 

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The Catch of the Day Pictures.... were sent to us by Capt'n Doug Woods who hails out of the Duck Club yacht Club in the cruiser......  The North office

 

 

 

Bill,

Jim Fogarty is at it again this week. A total of 10 were caught Saturday morning, biggest one is 45 lbs

Doug Woods
The North Office
Duck Club Yacht Club

 

Catch of the Day

Posted 8-20-13

 

 

 

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The Catch of the Day Pictures.... were sent to us by Capt'n Doug Woods who hails out of the Duck Club yacht Club in the cruiser......  The North office

 

 

Bill,

These are pictures of our Sunday morning fishing experience. Jim Fogarty in the orange showing Joe Grygiel, Tom Baldwin and Doug Woods how to land the big ones on the river. Just when we thought we were getting skunked we were pulling up our last line and on the seconed to last hook we catch this 35 lb blue catfish. It was our biggest one yet. We have fished out here for years but we have never caught anything this big. It was a great weekend on the river.

Thanks Jim for the fishing lessons.

Doug Woods
The North Office
Duck Club Yacht Club

 

Catch of the Day

Posted 8-14-13

 

 

 

The Catch of the Day Picture.... were sent to us by Capt'n Ryan Kolb

 

Hey Bill

This is the 43 pound flathead we caught early Sunday morning just north of my river camp at Hannibal.
 

Ryan Kolb


 

Catch of the Day

Posted 7-12-13

 

 

 

 

The Catch of the Day Picture.... were sent to us by Capt'n Chuck Street

 

 


Here's another for your critics Bill.

Not biting to good this weekend.
 

Chuck Street


 

Catch of the Day

Posted 6-28-13

 

Chuck Street

Cat fishing

 

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The Pictures of the Day.... were sent to us by Capt'n Chuck Street

 

Hey Bill
Heres something to make a fish fry sound like a good idea. We caught 18 fish.These were the biggest.

 

Chuck Street


 

Catch of the Day

Posted 5-28-13

 

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Catch of the Day Picture.... was sent to us by Stephanie Stevens......

 

Stephanie wrote:

 

Chuck's at it again!
 

 

Catch of the Day Page  

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 Monday ...May 13, 2013   

Catch of the Day

 

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The Picture of the Day ....... was sent to us by Chuck

 

Bill,

Summer is starting ..cats are starting to bite here's the results of Jim and I 's first outing. Not the greatest ..but not a bad start ..

 

See you soon!!!!!

 

 Chuck /Jim ..

 Monday ...April 01, 2013   

Picture of the Day

 

Catch of the Day

 

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The Picture of the Day....was sent to us by Chuck

Hey Bill,

 

We are at Bagnell Dam snagging and wanted to show you my first spoonbill.

 

Cant wait for the flat heads to start on the river.

 

Come on summer time.

Chuck

 

 

 Tuesday ...May 15, 2012   

Picture of the Day

 

Catch of the Day

 

 

 

The Pictures of the Day....... were sent to us by Chuck.

 

 

Hey Bill,

 

A friend and I caught these this past weekend.  Caught well over 150 pounds of Flathead and I turned these 2 Fish loose after all the pictures were taken and kept the smaller ones for the Fish fry at EAGLES LANDING, hope you can make it !

 

Chuck
 


 

 Wednesday ...September 7, 2011       

 

Catch of the Day !

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Picture of the Day ...... was sent to us by Steve Whittemore

 

 

Hello RiverBill

The best afternoon of fishing !!! My buddy Marlin Rogers and I had the best time fishing Sunday (09/04/2011). We were in the Bolter Slough down stream from the wing dam and started hauling in channel cats and Blues as fast as we could bait hooks. The fishing was great but the laughing and fun was better. Marlin caught the biggest, the blue in the picture. We stayed late and caught the last rays of sun coming up the Dardenne headed back to River Side Marina.

 

It don't get much better !!!


First year on the river
Steve Whittemore

 

 

 Monday ...September 1, 2009....         

Steve's 55 lb. Catfish

 

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The Picture of the Day......... 

 

Bill,

This is a picture of Steve who lives on the Dardenne Slough. He caught this 55 lb catfish Saturday morning on one of his trot lines and was very proud of it as you can tell by the smile on his face.

It would really be cool if you could post this picture.

Thanks,

Bob Rothschild
 

 Tuesday ...March 24, 2009....         

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Our River Picture of the Day..... was sent in by Ron Tiemann. 

 

Its a a big cat ....caught last October by Ron's friend Mike Hill. He caught it in the Mississippi River above Saverton in a side channel.  He tags fish for a corps study, so it was caught in a net and it was thrown back.
 

 

 Tuesday ...September 02, 2008....         

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River Picture of the Day......... is from Kenny Oliver.  He landed this big Blue Cat last Friday just below Alton Dam.

Bill,

  I caught this 66 lb. blue cat on July 29, 2008 from the bank below the Alton dam .

  Me and my sister have been trying to catch some big blues. I fish out of my boat a lot under the Alton Dam but with the water so high we tried to fish from the bank. This is the biggest fish I ever caught. A week earlier I caught a 53 pounder and I turned it loose as I did with the 66 pounder. We have been catching them on shad, this was just a lucky spot when the water was real high we stumbled onto it ( but not so hot now ) and I did have a fish fry with the older group with our church LIGHTHOUSE BAPTIST CHURCH.

Thanks again,
Kenny Oliver

 

 

RiverBill says...Congrats Kenny on your catch !

 

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Did You Know !

 The current State of Illinois record and angling world record is 124 pounds and was caught by Tim Pruitt on May 22, 2005, in the Mississippi River.

Blue catfish are opportunistic predators and will eat any species of fish they can catch, along with crayfish, freshwater mussels, frogs, and other readily available aquatic food sources (some blue catfish have reportedly attacked scuba divers.) Catching their prey becomes all the more easy if it is already wounded or dead, and blue cats are noted for feeding beneath marauding schools of striped bass in open water in reservoirs or feeding on wounded baitfish that have been washed through dam spillways or power generation turbines.

Source Wikipedia Encyclopedia
 

The current State of Missouri pole-and-line record for blue catfish is 103 pounds, was caught in the Missouri River by Clarence Kerr of Fairfax in 1991.

Source:  MissouriGameFish.com

 

 Wednesday ...August 8, 2007....         

56 lb Blue Cat

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Our River Picture of the Day ...And Catch of the Day........ was sent in by Darryl Vaughan of Winfield, Mo.  

 

What a catch it was !

 

Bill,

I caught this blue cat Thursday, August 2nd, 2007 near Alton on the Mississippi River. She was photographed and released.

It wasn’t a freight train hit. Pole just started going down and KEPT GOING! The battle was on. I am by myself. Oh Cr@P!

Fought for a while, finally got her to the boat, holy smokes! Tried twice to get her in net, she didn’t like that. Decided to give up on the net and chucked it to the floor of the boat. Fought fish a while longer to wear her down because I was going to have to lip her.

Looked downstream and here came Robert and Bev, a brother and sister that I didn’t know. They saw that I was in a predicament and were motoring over to help, keeping their distance till they got my attention. I motioned them to come on over. In the mean time the fish came to the side of the boat and I was able to get one hand in her mouth. She didn’t blow up so I put my rod down and got my other hand in her mouth. Placed both my feet on the gunwale and PULLED. The fish and I both slid onto the floor of the boat in one fluid motion.

I lay there for a few seconds, wore out, looked down at Robert and Bev. Then I stuck my hands in the air, whooped and hollered and they did the same. They were really happy for me.

They tied up to my boat and Robert came aboard, helped me weigh it and took photos for me.

If Robert and Bev read this I just want to say thanks for your help!

Darryl Vaughan, Winfield, MO

  

   

RiverBill says.....Wow Darryl ........ What a catch ! 

  I commend you for getting your trophy, taking a picture and releasing her. 

  

FYI:  Darryl caught this trophy on live shad in 50 ft of water.  Below is a picture of the release.   Darryl wrote:

 

 

Above is a picture of the release.   

 

Darryl wrote:

 

She swam off like a champ, kicked her tail and was gone!

 

 

 Sunday ...October 8, 2006....         

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Our River Picture and e-mail of the Day..... was sent in by Lonny Unverzagt.  It's a picture of a Mississippi River... Large Mouth Bass for our Catch of the Day page.

 

Lonnie wrote in his e-mail;

 

Bill,

  My brother Joe's B-day was today October 7, 2006.  He took this picture of the bass I caught off the Mississippi River near Hartford. We caught several this morning..... they must be feeding well getting ready for winter. 

  All bass were caught and released for future fun for our kids. 
Lonny

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RiverBill says........Happy Birthday Joe....and....Nice catch Lonnie.  Thanks for releasing them for our kids to catch !

 

The Catch and Release Program  motto is:

“Limit your catch, don’t catch your limit” 

 

 Saturday ...September 30, 2006....         

 

 

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Our River Picture of the Day......... is one I snapped at Eagles Landing Marina..  It's Gary Fels and the flathead catfish he caught Friday on a trout-line in Dardenne Slough.  

 

RiverBill says....Looks like you get the "RiverBill's Catch Of the Day Award" ......When's the fish fry ?


 

Saturday.... February 11, 2006            

  

 

 

 

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Our River Pictures of the Day .....    are of Dale Williams , of the band Stripper Named Phoebe, and his son with some more big catfish.  They caught all of these guys on rod and reel in the Missouri River.   Wow !

  The top one is a 68 pound blue cat that Dale caught last year on February 18.  The 2nd is  57 pounds and 3rd is 37 pounds.  

The bottom pictures are of Dale's son, Eric, holding a 56 pound flathead.

   

 

River Bill says.....Lets go fishing for the big ones Dale !   


 

 Monday.... February 06, 2006           

 

 

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Our River Picture of the Day .....    is of Dale Williams and a 57 pound Blue Catfish he caught on a rod and reel a while back.  They are both smiling because Dale caught another big fish and the cat is smiling because he knows he is going back into the river !  Yes, Dale put this one back in to grow up a bit more.  Catch and Release.



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