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Comet of Origin: 3200 Phaethon      Radiant: constellation Gemini

Active: Dec. 4-17, 2013
Peak Activity: Dec. 13-14, 2014
Peak Activity Meteor Count: 120 meteors per hour
Meteor Velocity: 22 miles (35 kilometers)…

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Tailracing Large Catfish

Does fishing behind a dam sound good to you? If not, you ought to change your mind upon this one. Most individuals possibly could see a tailrace as an intimidating but don’t be anxious. Tailraces are some of the best fishing.

Let me specify Tailrace for you. Tailraces are areas on the other side of a dam that generally consist of fast flowing water and short water. Tailraces might be considerably long. Sometimes it can be as long as a quarter mile. Even longer in some parts of the body of water. Most tailraces will have fast flowing water. The water rushing out of the dam causes this. Objects that cause the fast flowing and rippling water are rocks and limestone. In order for dams to be constructed, the engineers have to have a difficult surface to build into.

This makes for places that won’t change anytime soon. Now its about time for the tips. During the in the early hours descend, blue catfish will migrate up river to eat heavily. Look for blue catfish to travel a long distance while this happens. Now imagine what happens whenever the interstate shuts down but no body knows until they get there.

There will be a over sized amount of folks in one locale. Catfishing is no different in this concept. The dam will cause everyone to pile up in one region. Catfish will migrate up river and then BAM. they run into a dam. Large Catfish will travel until the temperature gets down into the 60s. After that you should visualize the number of flathead catfish moving into that part to plain out.

Looking for twirling water is a different tips to look into. They are what you find around flowing water breaks. No twirling water might not mean no flowing water breaks but the additional swirls you visualize the bigger and better the flowing water break. This normally means more blue catfish.

You possibly could as well anticipate a crowd of individuals when you go to see tailraces. I’ve been to tailraces that have been filled bank to bank. To most folks this could turn into a difficult challenge. This is no problem. increased fish are coming in daily and you can still catch them. You simply have to be a short creative.

Think of the locations that those guys are fishing. Can you believe of any locations that about cat fishermen aren’t casting to? Can you walk farther down river to acquire away from everyone? How far or short are they casting out? null Catfish will dwell near to the bank, which virtually folks don’t believe much about. Just focus upon finding those flow breaks.

And this is the closing of this paper. You ought to be in a position now to get several amazing tailrace fish. If you enjoyed this post, you could find out increased about How to catch Big Catfish at www.HowtoCatfishToday.com. Thank you for studying.

River's and Tailraces

Have you ever been fishing behind a dam? If you haven’t then you might be missing a excellent location to hook a heap of catfish. New to catfishing. simply learning how to blue catfish. Perfect! Tailraces are a number of of the desirable fishing.

Let me specify Tailrace for you. Tailraces are locations behind a dam that generally consist of fast flowing water and shallow water. Tailraces may be considerably long. Sometimes it can be as long as a quarter mile. Even longer in some locations. Most tailraces will have fast flowing water. The water rushing out of the dam causes this. Objects that cause the fast flowing and rippling water are rocks and limestone. Dams must be build in tough places in order to stay put.

This makes for areas that won’t change anytime soon. So how about we get started.

Colder drop weather causes a migration from catfish. it will start to proceed up rivers and creeks. Catfish have a tendency to travel a number of miles while the drop hits. Now imagine what happens when the interstate shuts down but no body knows until they acquire there. Its a large pile up of people. Catfish are no special in this concept. The dam will cause everyone to pile up in one area. The fish will swim until it possibly could’t swim up river anymore in about places. The dam becomes that barrier that stops upriver movement. And until 60 degrees water temperature hits, you’ll visualize increased and additional blue catfish stack into these areas.

Looking for twirling water is a distinct tips to look into. That twirling water means flow breaks. No twirling water may not mean no current breaks but the more swirls you see the larger and better the flow break. This usually means additional catfish.

Tailraces are notorious for getting a bunch of atention once it acquire hot. I’ve seen banks filled with catfishermen and boats most of the water fishing a tailrace. This is able to make fishing a challenge since the uncomplicated fish might of been picked off. But don’t be anxious. There are a bunch of fish that are coming into this vicinity. You merely have to feel along your toes.

Think of the places that those guys are fishing. Find those areas that other catfishermen are missing. Can you travel far enough to avoid the crowd? Does everyone cast to the middle of the river? At a tailrace, the big catfish could merely as easily be close to the bank as they are out in the middle. Just focus upon finding those flow breaks.

This gets is to the end of our lecture about tailraces. You should be in a position now to hook some good tailrace fish. If you enjoyed this article, you can find out increased about How to catch large catfish at www.HowtoCatfishToday.com. Thank you for reading.

Thursday, May 28

On May 28, 1833, Wied wrote that on the morning of May 28, the distance to the so-called Big Bend was calculated to be 15 miles.

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Elke is freezing cold when she gets up. An aspirin helps to relieve some of the aches and pains in my joints. An elderly camper speaks to us, tells us that he’s retired, that he loves camping, that he lives on the campgrounds from May till September. At noon we drive to Fort Thompson, fill the gas tank, buy water and then head for the West Bend Recreation Area where we pay $40 for two days. It’s very pleasant here, especially the great view of the Bend. Here, where the campground now stands, steamboats once docked. The weather is pleasantly warm. Perhaps summer has finally arrived? Later a few drops of rain, after which we took our first walk along the river. What we need is a boat!

Photo: West Bend Rec. Area

Donnerstag, 28. Mai

Wied: Am Morgen des 28. Maies hatte man früh einen Theil der Waaren zum Keelboat gebracht und dadurch das Dampfschiff erleichtert, welches um 8 Uhr vollbracht war. Man rechnet von hier bis zur sogenannten Big-Bend, einer grossen Krümmung des Missouri, 15 Meilen. Um 1 Uhr hielten wir bei einer Temperatur von 63° Fahr. an der Prairie an, um Holz zu fällen … erreichten die Big Bend, den sogenannten großen Bogen …  

Foto: Big Bend

Endlich, am Donnerstag, den 28. Mai ist das Wetter fantastisch: Wolkenloser Himmel, leichter, warmer Wind. Auf dem Campingplatz geht es sehr familiär zu, jeder spricht mit jedem. Ein Camper erzählt, dass viele Rentner von Mai bis September auf den Campingplätzen wohnen und erst in den Wintermonaten wieder in ihre Wohnungen zurückkehren. Ein anderer berichtet, dass er seit fünfzig Jahren mit einer Deutschen verheiratet ist. Auch er kommt jedes Frühjahr hierher und bleibt bis Ende September, obwohl er nur 90 Meilen entfernt in South Dakota wohnt. Ich erfahre, dass man nur 14 Tage auf einem Campingplatz stehen darf, deshalb wechseln die Camper zwischen den verschiedenen Plätzen hin und her. Weiterhin berichtet der Mann, dass der Winter dieses Jahr ganz besonders unangenehm war: lang, kalt und feucht. Viele Bewohner verlassen als Rentner South Dakota und siedeln um, zum Beispiel nach Florida. Nach einiger Zeit bekommen sie Heimweh und verbringen daher die Sommermonate in ihrer Heimat.

Kurz vor 12 fahren wir nach Fort Thompson, tanken, kaufen Wasser und machen uns auf dem Highway 34 auf den Weg zum Big Bend in die West Bend Recreation Area. Ein Autotransporter hat große schwarze Mercedes-Limousinen geladen, eine Tankstelle wird von Stefan und Stefanie betrieben. Am Horizont sehen wir einige Windkrafträder, was hier eher selten vorkommt. Wir fahren in Richtung Westen direkt auf der Grenze der Crow Reservation und der Vereinigten Staaten. In Amerika wird Rinderzucht betrieben, in der Reservation leuchtet die blanke Prärie. Die Straße zum Bend führt an einer kleinen Indianersiedlung, der Big Bend Community, vorbei.

Fotos: Impressionen Fort Thompson - Big Bend

Wied: Unser Aufenthalt war nicht von langer Dauer, wir überholten den Assiniboin und erreichten die Big-Bend, den sogenannten grossen Bogen, welchen der Missouri um eine flache Landspitze beschreibt. Folgt man dem Flusse, so hat man um diesen Bogen 25 Meilen zu schiffen, während der Durchmesser der Landzunge in gerader Linie an den Hügeln hinüber nicht mehr als 1 ½ Meilen beträgt. Die grosse Halbinsel, um welche der Missouri sich windet, ist flach und hat einen Saum von Pappeln und Weiden; gegenüber ist das Ufer höher, steil und nackt. Der Little Soldier sass am Caminfeuer und rauchte seine Pfeife, wobei er, wie alle Indianer, den Rauch in die Lungen einzog, ein Gebrauch der gewiss Ursache vieler Brustkrankheiten ist.

Beim Einchecken auf dem Campingplatz der West Bend Recreation Area frage ich das Mädchen an der Rezeption, ob es auf dem Gelände Schlangen gibt. Sie antwortet ohne eine Miene zu verziehen: „Yes.“ „What kind of snakes?“ „Bullsnakes.“ „Are they dangerous?“ „Just a little bit.“ Das junge Mädchen mahnt eindringlich, nach Einbruch der Dunkelheit nicht ohne Feuer im Freien zu sitzen, da die Moskitos nachtaktiv sind und 50% der Mücken den gefährlichen West-Nil-Virus in sich tragen. Das Virus kann eine Entzündung des Gehirns oder eine Meningitis, eine Entzündung der Hirnhaut, auslösen. In South Dakota sind bereits einige Menschen lebensgefährlich an diesen Entzündungen erkrankt. In den Duschräumen hängen entsprechende Warnungen über das Virus. Der Bend hat tatsächlich eine ganz ungewöhnliche Form: Der Missouri führt steil nach Norden, macht am höchsten Punkt einen Bogen nach links, kommt dann Richtung Süden wieder herunter und geht nach einem weiteren scharfen Bogen nach links ab. An der schmalsten Stelle ist der Bogen ungefähr eine Meile breit. Am heutigen Standort des Campgrounds haben früher die Dampfschiffe angelegt.

Der Campingplatz ist schlicht und naturbelassen. Die Hitze macht uns sehr zu schaffen, vor zwei Tagen hatten wir noch 4 °C, heute sind es 30 °C. Neidvoll blicke ich auf die Boote, die sich vom Hafenbecken zum Fischen aufmachen.

Foto: Big Bend

Meteor explodes in atmosphere...

Meteor explodes in atmosphere…

In preparation for the E-Corps own meteor observation event of the Geminids over Tailrace watch this great video of a  Meteor explodes in atmosphere over South Dakota Milky Way time lapse – YouTube.

The Leonid meteor shower is this Sunday night more info here.

E-Corps and Tailrace Marina partnered to bring you a guided evening of meteor observation on

December 13, from 7:30 – 10:00 pm

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