Sauger

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  1. Redlined

    Redlined 12 pointer

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    It's that time again fellas, anybody been yet? River levels are stable and not chocolate milk for the time being. Gotta choose between deer and fishing but plan on making a trip this week before the inevitable yearly river blowout shuts it down.
     
  2. Gforcetrivers

    Gforcetrivers 12 pointer

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    I have been catching a few. Couple of small ones but mostly 18-22 inches. Some in TN at the mouth of the Obey mixed with walleye and last night near Burkesville.
     

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  3. Gforcetrivers

    Gforcetrivers 12 pointer

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    Walked down to my ramp and caught two more sauger about 16-18" lost my jig and quit.
     
  4. Redlined

    Redlined 12 pointer

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    I've fished the Cumberland further down in Tenn. for sauger, never on the Ky side. Are the numbers good enough to drag a boat down? Torn between there and the Ohio next week.
     
  5. Little FR

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    And got you a Rainbow Trout. Nice. I fish for them pretty regular.
     
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  6. Gforcetrivers

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    Probably not that many! I just started fishing for them last year so I am still learning and figuring them out. I don't travel to fish much since I live on the Cumberland, so I just make do with what the river gives me. Mostly Rainbow, Smallmouth, Browns, Striper,Walleye with seasonal Sauger and Whitebass. I have been fishing more at the mouth of the Obey in Celina TN which is the beginning of Cordell Hull Lake. I guess the Sauger get thick up through there. I ll find out.
     
  7. Gforcetrivers

    Gforcetrivers 12 pointer

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    Catch a lot of them!!! We dont like to eat them but they are fun to catch.
     
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  8. Little FR

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    How can you not like to eat them? I make dried trout jerky when I get too many to handle.

    My favorite fish to eat is crappie, trout, bass, bluegill and it just goes south from there. I’m not much on fishy fish. Ha.
     
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  9. bgkyarcher

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    They are delish sauteed in butter, or blackened in a skillet........
     
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  10. Gforcetrivers

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    Ice in my guides this morning but managed one more sauger
     
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  11. Redlined

    Redlined 12 pointer

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    For anyone wondering, fished Sat & Sun. Blanked on sauger and walleye at Falls of the Ohio, and lower Green. Caught about everything else that swims but none of the target species.
     
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  12. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    Walleye, sauger, saugeye didn’t make your list? I like them even better than crappie trout and BG. Creek Redeye and smallmouth are good to.
     
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  13. Little FR

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    Walleye are great, I just like what I like. My daughter loves catfish, I hate it, so I catch it and eat it with her anyways. Ha.
     
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  14. ribsplitter

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    Walleye cheeks are like nuggets of gold.
     
  15. Gforcetrivers

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    I eat the checks and the throat! Liver if its big enough.
     

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