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Diecided to go into the state Nebraska on 4/8/06. First headed to Maloney/Mahoney, how ever you spell it. Water in the inlet was completely dry. I guesse they're not going to let the water in until May 1st. Any how we came back to Sutherland and hammered the wipers and walleye. All the wipers were 2-3 lbs and the eyes were small. We tossed twice as many eyes back as we kept. The locals said the lake was doing very well for them eyes until it snowed last Friday. Any how that did'nt slow the quantity down, only quality. Lots of 13 inch fish and pretty fast consistant action. I did manage to land a couple decent size walleyes. As for the wipers, they were in the 16-21" class and healthy. Almost lost my pole because of one. If I was any slower it would of gone bye-bye. Would'nt of been the first. Great trip. I'll post pictures tonight of our wipers and walleyes.

Here are some pics.

Some wipers


More wipers/white bass


Some walleyes


Drums or also known as Buffalo fish


Any one care to take a guesse at the fish species. I think this is enough pics
 

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Re: Nebraska wipers and walleye

I was fishing from shore. I should of brought my boat. Would've of been put to good use.
Baits and lures used were the traditional crayfish, minnows, and a variety of jigs and cranks. If your going after walleye make sure you fish slow on the bottom.
 

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NICE!!

Dude, whatever you do for a living (besides go fishing & duck hunting LOL!) I need to get in on it. You seem to always be out there. Anyhow, great report. If things are happening in NE, wiper love should only be a close drive away from here in town too!

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My guess is grass carp...

The drum is related to red fish is it not - good eats,
Wipers - well pretty good good eats.
How about the grass carp... I ate a bunch in China - really good eats... Are they the same here?

A couple of the wiper look like stripers...
 

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That looks like a quillback carp sucker to me...but rough fish tend to go by lot's of names in different regions. I used to catch them by the hundreds from the upper Mississippi region.  They would make spawning runs up the small tributaries in May.  We would catch them by the dozen on san juan worms and other nymph patterns.  They are different from most carp in that they are most always a silvery color just like the pictured fish.  They are also native to North America unlike common Carp that are "eurasian" in origin.
 

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You actually eat bone buzzards I mean drum? We catch them by the thousands in Kansas and Nebraska. Were you fishing the power plant outlet? We used to do well there in the Spring. I grew up in North Platte so I know the area well. Maloney is dry I hear? My parents told me McConahay is holding the water so maloney is basically dry. Is this true?
 

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Terre..

It is not a grass carp. I used to go with an elderly uncle to catch some huge, I mean like 20 lb huge, grass carp at N. Teller Lake between Lafayette and Boulder. Grass carp actually look kinda like a prehistoric fish. But good guess though. Look at the mouths on the grass carp. CHOMPERS!!


<IMG SRC="http://www.osadv.com/bowfish.Ramon05.27-8 Grass Carp.jpg">
This dude is not the elderly uncle I used to go with, but this is one of the better pictures of a grass carp I could Google up.

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Fisher32, at Sutherland Reservoir, did you fish by the water pump where there are a lots of rocks and the water is boiling...
i fish there last year and i lost about 20 hooks just for bait fishing :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: Do you have any tips that can help me stop losing my hooks ??? ??? ???
Did you get any white bass fish ::) ::)
 

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Fisher32, at Sutherland Reservoir, did you fish by the water pump where there are a lots of rocks and the water is boiling...
i fish there last year and i lost about 20 hooks just for bait fishing :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: Do you have any tips that can help me stop losing my hooks ??? ??? ???
Did you get any white bass fish ::) ::)
LoL that place produces good fish but u either catch a fish or get snagged, i lost alot of hooks there also. I dont use a sinker at that spot, just some split shots, still alot of snags but if u snap off not that big of deal. He didnt fish at that spot he fished at his top secret location lol. Ive tried that place twice this year the first time the jets where not on, no action. The second time the jets were on and i caught a couple really healty rocks. U cant really prevent from losing hooks there unless u use a bobber a let the jets push the bobber all over the place. Ive tried that but never caught anything.
 

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HooknLine is rite. That place is a tackle buster but it can produce some good action sometimes. If you fish there just move to the side away from the bubbles and you should be fine. The drums are my buddies favorite fish. Don't know why. If it was up to me, they would of gone back. If you go try the inlet, I had some friends fish it the same day and caught some wipers (no gaurantees, just a spot). About water in BigMac, I did'nt check. It's suppose to have some. Probably enough to launch if that's what your asking. But I know just as much about BigMac as you guys about that lake at the moment.

From what I've been told that carp is a Buffalo Carp. Suppose to be the best eating carp there is.
 
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