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    Posted: 22 March 2020 at 08:06
7:00 am 12* two hour truck ride.
We pushed the Mud boat, named the Agua cow in to the COLD Missouri river no real boat ramp.
As it got lighter, our norm is having to use the 10 LED lights to see the bank and random mostly submerged islands, we found our first good looking coyote calling spot.
There is a lot of public lands that but up to the river that are not addressable by county roads. That's what we where targeting.
Most where Really not accessible to walk with out repelling gear.
But most had some kind of drainage coming down to the river making a natural place to sit off shore and call. Most had a delta or island at the mouth to hide the boat and us.
We would call for about a half hour. Some would have dogs show, some would not, Some would have them show up on TOP of the ridges on the skyline. Great fun, thankfully the fur season is over and we  did not feel the need to retrieve any of the coyotes we shot.
In the mud and snot it was WAY to much effort even for a picture.
We did this for most of 20 miles. There was a slight breeze from the north east but the sun was full and it warmed up to a bommie 35*.
The trip up we had a lot of river fog and thousands of Canada geese, tundra swans, and ducks of all kinds bust up just feet in front of us.
That was worth the trip in it's self.
Are plan was to hunt up and fish down.
It turned out to be a very good plan.
We hit many great looking "Sucker holes" back eddy's and jigged for walleye. Even with the water running 32* we did very good.
No sturgeon but a gob of carp a few read tail suckers and WALLEYE.
They did not "Hit" the jigs they just kinda sucked them in and you would feel weight and pull them in. No cat fish kind of odd.
We kept 3 a 28" and two 23"ers.

When we got back to the take out it was 40* and after 4:00 pm.
Banked the boat backed the truck down the now very slippery hill side trailer pointed down stream. The boy in the boat and I shoved him back out, HUM the mud motor would not start, Turned great just no go, as he is drifting off. He quickly jumped up to the front and dumped off the anchor to stop the drift.
To far to throw a rope to the bank, he put the mud motor prop in to the water and used the started to drive the boat to the end of the trailer, from there we have a 25' winch strap I hooked to the boat and I winched him and the boat up on to the trailer.Some fast action and a crises was averted. Or was it?
We still had to get the truck and boat/trailer up the bank on to the semi firm Montana two track road. A dozen or so attempts the Chevy clawed it's way up to a flat spot.
 
And so goes another Great trip In Montana's out back.
The road out ,30 miles was messy but make able, and the 2 hour trip home was full of rehashing great shooting, and great fishing.
GOOD TIMES .Clap


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Nice 'eyes.

Every trip you take is an adventure.  Nice go.

how many dogs did you get???

thanks...great story & pics.
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We think around 5, we saw 2 on the ground dead but the others fell/ran in to a hole out of sight.
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Thanks for the stories D. Another great day. 

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Way to go D! I am an envious GOB.
...oh yeah! thats gonna hurt!
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