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Are there Catfish in there?

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Are there cats in the Des Moines river? Particularly the stretch thats in MN. Any one know for sure?

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I would say yes, there's a good chance. Hopefully some of folks more familiar with that area can respond.

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Yes there are. Fished it a few times adn caught many channels in the 2-5 pound range. friend owns land along it and told me his biggest is about 12 pounds

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I have caught channels around Windom, Kilen Woods State Park, and at the outlet at Talcot Lake. Outside of the towns and bridges they get almost no pressure and will bite aggresively. Find a hole (5-10 ft) and a snag and you'll find some fish. Mostly small but an occasional one in the low to mid teens.

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I have heard of a few caught in the Fulda - Talcot dam area but personaly have never seen on despite fishing that area extensively

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Juneau4 has relitives in Windom and catches channels.He was recently there and caught many.

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