Author Topic: Badger Creek Van Meter  (Read 3067 times)

Offline Caribou_lou

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Badger Creek Van Meter
« on: Jan 01, 2018, 09:10 AM »
8 inches straight out from the ramp, bluegill and crappie bite decent early in the day.

Offline Dave R

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Re: Badger Creek Van Meter
« Reply #1 on: Jan 01, 2018, 06:26 PM »
Thanks for the report.  :clap:

Offline Ssmith116

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Re: Badger Creek Van Meter
« Reply #2 on: Jan 05, 2018, 07:57 PM »
Anyone having luck on badger so far this season?

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Re: Badger Creek Van Meter
« Reply #3 on: Jan 09, 2018, 09:13 AM »
If you can fight through the crowds you weill be rewarded with all the tiny bluegill and stunted crappie you could ever want

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Re: Badger Creek Van Meter
« Reply #4 on: Jan 09, 2018, 11:04 AM »
There are some big gills and crappies in there if you can find the pocket. The crappie in Bass Pro's tank came from Badger Creek, if its still in the tank.
  

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Re: Badger Creek Van Meter
« Reply #5 on: Jan 09, 2018, 01:22 PM »
Going out to Badger today. With temps in the 40s today and tmrw, not sure what the ice will look like. Will post a follow up.

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Re: Badger Creek Van Meter
« Reply #6 on: Jan 09, 2018, 09:35 PM »
Like ice. If the last couple years have taught me anything it’s that ice can Take several more days of “warm weather” than one would expect. Might be the best ice we’ve had in a couple years.

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Re: Badger Creek Van Meter
« Reply #7 on: Jan 10, 2018, 12:37 PM »
Going out to Badger today. With temps in the 40s today and tmrw, not sure what the ice will look like. Will post a follow up.

12" of ice on Tuesday - some water pooling up on the surface - shoreline ice at both boat ramps still dry. Decent fishing just off of the channel bed.

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Re: Badger Creek Van Meter
« Reply #8 on: Jan 11, 2018, 10:39 AM »
Was out last night till 11:30.  Still 11" of clear ice but bring your ice creepers and watch for 8" holes!  Bite was tough but steady. 
Red screens......tight lines......

Offline bogey

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Re: Badger Creek Van Meter
« Reply #9 on: Jan 14, 2018, 06:39 PM »
Was there a tournament this weekend at badger? If so anybody know any results?

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Re: Badger Creek Van Meter
« Reply #10 on: Jan 15, 2018, 11:46 AM »
I saw they were having a tournament when we got there.  We set up before they launched.  5 hours loaded with fish, not a single fish.  Very slow bite Sunday
Red screens......tight lines......

Offline Lyontyl

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Re: Badger Creek Van Meter
« Reply #11 on: Jan 15, 2018, 12:45 PM »
Central Iowa Ice Sticks 2018 Tournament - Badger Creek - Results:

Bag was 8 bluegill and 8 crappie

1st Place - 10.85 pounds - Reed & Anderson
2nd Place - 10.13 Pounds - Lyon & Pippert
3rd Place - 9.97 Pounds - Riley & Romig

Bite was phenomenal all weekend with many fish being caught.

Thanks to Randy for putting on a great tournament!

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Re: Badger Creek Van Meter
« Reply #12 on: Jan 15, 2018, 07:29 PM »
Just curious how does one understand when tournaments are going on around local lakes. I do my best to search the net but never seem to figure it out. Not sure I want to try one but just interested how you find out.

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Re: Badger Creek Van Meter
« Reply #13 on: Jan 15, 2018, 08:49 PM »
I think I saw it on Facebook-they have a tournament section on here but it doesn’t get many posts. My advice is scan as many ice fishing groups on the net to get more information, that’s what I do.

Offline samface83

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Re: Badger Creek Van Meter
« Reply #14 on: Jan 16, 2018, 08:45 AM »
best way to find tournaments is through the iowa dnr events page.  every tourney permit issued is on there.

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Re: Badger Creek Van Meter
« Reply #15 on: Feb 08, 2018, 06:10 AM »
Any updates on the ice and how the fishing has been lately on Badger Creek. I've never fished it but want to try it before we thaw out this winter...thanks!

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Re: Badger Creek Van Meter
« Reply #16 on: Feb 08, 2018, 09:15 AM »
Ice is 10" and solid. Fishing is feast or famine

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Re: Badger Creek Van Meter
« Reply #17 on: Feb 08, 2018, 03:42 PM »
Thanks for the update Figure ate!

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Re: Badger Creek Van Meter
« Reply #18 on: Feb 09, 2018, 08:55 AM »
Thanks for the update Figure ate!

No problem, I'll be out there this weekend some time. Purple otter ice house. Say hi if you see me

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Re: Badger Creek Van Meter
« Reply #19 on: Feb 14, 2018, 08:51 AM »
Hows the ice conditions at Badger right now?
I was hoping they're still going to be OK on Saturday.

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Re: Badger Creek Van Meter
« Reply #20 on: Feb 14, 2018, 02:20 PM »
10" I have been hearing.

Offline Lyontyl

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Re: Badger Creek Van Meter
« Reply #21 on: Feb 16, 2018, 03:15 PM »
My friend was out there last night and said 10 inches.  You will be fine this weekend.

 



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