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Mississippi River Fishing Reports Pool 13,14,15,16,17,18,19, & 20

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Mississippi River Pool 16

River stage at Lock and Dam 15 is 8.13 feet. River stage is forecast to fall throughout the weekend. Channel Catfish - Good: Channel catfish are being caught on leeches and dead minnows fished around wing dams. Some channel catfish are also being caught along the Moline River front (pool 15). White Bass - Good: White bass are being caught in Sylvan Slough and on the wing dams on in-line spinners or casting jigs and minnows. Bluegill - Good: Bluegill fishing has been good in Sunset Marina on small worms and minnows. Largemouth Bass - Fair: A few largemouth bass are being caught in Sunset Marina on crankbaits and spinner baits. They are also being caught in the Andalusia Island backwater complex. Crappie - Good: Crappies are being caught in the Andalusia Island backwater complex on jigs and minnows or floating minnows under a bobber. Larger crappies are being caught in deeper water off brush piles while smaller fish are being caught up shallow. Crappies are also being caught in Sunset Marina fishing minnows under bobbers around the public docks. Sauger - Slow: Walleye - Slow:

Mississippi River Pool 17

River stage at Lock and Dam 16 is 7.17 feet and forecast to fall throughout the weekend. The ramp at Big Timber is open. Most fishing reports are coming from area lakes and farm ponds. Channel Catfish - No Report: Bluegill - No Report: Crappie - Fair: Crappies are being caught in the backwaters floating minnows under a bobber. Areas to try are Big Timber and Eagle Fill. Sauger - No Report: Walleye - No Report:

Mississippi River Pool 18

River stage at Lock and Dam 17 is 9.79 feet and forecast to fall over the weekend. Channel Catfish - No Report: White Bass - Fair: A few white bass are being caught in the side channels on jigs and twisters with a minnow. Bluegill - Good: Bluegills are being caught in the backwaters on small worms. Crappie - Good: Crappies are being caught in the backwaters on jigs and minnows or floating minnows under a bobber. Sauger - Slow: Walleye - Slow:

Mississippi River Pool 19

River stage at Lock and Dam 18 is 6.84 feet and falling. Most fishing reports are coming from area lakes and ponds. Channel Catfish - Good: Channel catfish are being caught on night crawlers. Bluegill - Slow: Crappie - Slow: Sauger - Slow: Walleye - Slow:

Mississippi River Pools 16-20: River levels have been falling steadily over the past few days. River levels are forecasted to fall throughout the weekend.

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I have never fished the Mississippi. Wanted to but never made it that way. I think I will try a little harder this year to get over there. Only a 2 hour ride.

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Mississippi River Pool 13

River stage at Bellevue is 6.4 feet and slowly falling. Water clarity is fair. Water temperature is in the high 60s to low 70s. Channel catfish - Fair: Catfish are starting to bite along rip rapped shorelines. Largemouth bass - Good: Throw crankbaits along rocky shorelines or below the dam in Bellevue. Spinner-baits and soft plastics in the backwaters have also been producing. Crappie - Good: A few crappies are being caught in Brown's Lake, Spring Lake, and South and Middle Sabula Lakes. Fish are biting on minnows or jigs under a stick bobber. Walleye - Good: A few fish are being caught on wing dams on a variety of baits. Three way rigs tipped with worms, crawlers, or leeches are producing, as well as crankbaits. Larger fish are coming on crankbaits. Good numbers of fish in the 20-27 inch protected slot reported. Freshwater Drum - Good: Fish a night crawler on the bottom in areas of moderate current. There is good shoreline access at Pleasant Creek Recreation Area south of Bellevue.

Mississippi River Pool 14

River stage at Camanche is 10.22 feet and is forecast to rise to around 10.4 on Friday then continue to fall. Water temperature is in the high 60s low 70s and water clarity has degraded with the recent rains but should improve once water levels start to drop. Channel catfish - Fair: Catfishing is starting to pick along rocky shorelines. Leeches under a bobber have been producing. Bluegill - Fair: Bluegills are starting to bite in the backwaters. Try small jigs with crawlers or wax worms under a bobber. Largemouth bass - Good: Fish crankbaits along rocky shorelines or fish spinner-baits and soft plastics in the backwaters. Crappie - Fair: Crappie fishing is starting to pick up in the backwaters. Walleye - Fair: Walleye have moved onto and are starting to bite on the wing dams. Crankbaits have been producing best.

Mississippi River Pool 15

No reports received from Pool 15.

Mississippi River Pool 16

River stage at Lock and Dam 15 is 7.11 feet. Channel catfish - Good: Channel catfish are being caught on night crawlers, leeches, and dip baits around wing dams. White bass - Fair: White bass fishing has been hit or miss. Some fish are being picked up in Sylvan Slough and on the wing dams on crankbaits and casting jigs/twister combinations. Bluegill - Fair: Bluegill fishing has slowed down some in Sunset Marina. Some fish are still being picked up on worms and small minnows. Largemouth bass - Fair: Largemouth bass are being caught in the Andalusia Island Complex on crankbaits and pitching soft plastics around brush piles. Crappie - Good: Crappies are being caught in the Andalusia Island backwater complex on jigs and minnows or floating minnows under a bobber. Crappie fishing in Sunset Marina has slowed down some. Walleye - Fair: Walleyes are being caught trolling crankbaits around the wing dams along Credit Island. Walleye fishing has been slow in Sylvan Slough

Mississippi River Pool 17

River stage at Lock and Dam 16 is 5.97 feet. The ramp at Big Timber is open. Channel catfish - Good: Channel catfish are being caught on crawlers and dip baits. Some channel catfish are being caught along the Muscatine Riverfront on night crawlers. White bass - Fair: White bass fishing has been hit or miss. Some fish are being caught up by the dam and on the wing dams on crankbaits and jigs/twister combinations. Bluegill - No Report: Crappie - Fair: Crappies are being caught in the backwaters floating minnows under a bobber. Areas to try are Big Timber and Eagle Fill. Walleye - Fair: Some walleyes are being caught on crankbaits and three-way rigs with crawlers fished on the wing dams.

Mississippi River Pool 18

River stage at Lock and Dam 17 is 8.08 feet. Channel catfish - Good: Channel cats are being caught on night crawlers and leeches fished around the wing dams. White bass - Good: White bass are being caught in the tailwaters of Lock and Dam 17 on jigs and twisters with a minnow and small crankbaits. Bluegill - Good: Bluegills are being caught in the backwaters on small worms. Crappie - Good: Crappies are being caught in the backwaters on jigs and minnows or floating minnows under a bobber. Sauger - No Report: Walleye - No Report:

Mississippi River Pool 19

River stage at Lock and Dam 18 is 4.95 feet. Most fishing reports are coming from area lakes and ponds. Channel Catfish - Good: Channel catfish are being caught on night crawlers. Bluegill - Slow: Crappie - Slow: Sauger - Slow: Walleye - Slow:

Mississippi River Pools 16-20: With recent rains, river levels are forecasted to rise slightly over the next few days then begin falling by the end of the weekend. Main channel water temperature is 68 degrees.

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Bob, I have fished the Miss. over by Oquawka, after lake fishing for awhile its a nice break to hit a river. I had friend that had a summer place there so they knew the spots, (it was an over night deal for me) after a few flood outs they sold. Closer to me the il. river was fun at the right time before the flying carp took over now you never know when your gonna get slimed or bloodied, clean up afterward just took the fun out it.ttg

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Mississippi River Pool 13

River stage at Bellevue is 6.06 feet and slowly falling. Water clarity is fair. Water temperature is in the high 60s to low 70s. Channel Catfish - Excellent: Catfish are starting to bite on stink bait or leeches under a bobber along rip rap. Reports of good numbers being caught on trot lines, too. Flathead Catfish - Excellent: Live bait fished below the dam in Bellevue below the dead lock is producing. Bluegill - Fair: Reports of a few bluegill coming out of Middle Sabula Lake. Largemouth Bass - Fair: Throw crankbaits along rocky shorelines or below the dam in Bellevue. Spinner baits and soft plastics in the backwaters have also been producing. Crappie - Slow: A few crappie are being caught in Brown's Lake, Spring Lake, and South and Middle Sabula Lakes. Fish are biting on minnows or jigs under a stick bobber. Walleye - Fair: A few fish are being caught on wing dams. They are biting on a wide variety of baits. Three way rigs tipped with worms, crawlers, or leeches are producing, as well as crankbaits. Larger fish are coming on cranks. Good numbers of fish in the 20-27 inch protected slot reported. Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Fish a night crawler on the bottom in areas of moderate current. There is good shoreline access at Pleasant Creek Recreation Area south of Bellevue.

Mississippi River Pool 14

River stage at Camanche is 10.09 feet and is slowly falling. Water temperature is in the high 60s to low 70s and water clarity is fair. Channel Catfish - Good: Catfishing is starting to pick along rocky shorelines. Leeches under a bobber have been producing. Stick bait is also producing. Bluegill - Fair: Bluegills are starting to bite in the backwaters. Try small jigs with crawlers or wax worms under a bobber. Largemouth Bass - Fair: Fish crankbaits along rocky shorelines or fish spinner baits and soft plastics in the backwaters. Crappie - Fair: Crappie fishing is starting to pick up in the backwaters. Walleye - Fair: Walleye have moved onto and are starting to bite on the wing dams.

Mississippi River Pool 15

No reports received from Pool 15.

Mississippi River Pool 16

River stage at Lock and Dam 15 is 7.08 feet and forecasted to fall. Channel Catfish - Good: Channel catfish are being caught on night crawlers, leeches, and dip baits around wing dams. Some channel catfish are also being caught floating leeches under a bobber along rocky shorelines. White Bass - Fair: White bass fishing has been hit or miss. Some fish are being picked up in Sylvan Slough and on the wing dams on crankbaits and casting jigs/twister combinations. Bluegill - Fair: Bluegill fishing has slowed some in Sunset Marina. Some fish are still being picked up on worms and small minnows. Largemouth Bass - Fair: Largemouth bass are being caught in the Andalusia Island Complex on crankbaits and pitching soft plastics around brush piles. Crappie - Good: Crappies are being caught in the Andalusia Island backwater complex on jigs and minnows or floating minnows under a bobber. Crappie fishing in Sunset Marina has slowed down some. Walleye - Fair: Walleyes are being caught trolling crankbaits around the wing dams along Credit Island. Walleye fishing has been slow in Sylvan Slough

Mississippi River Pool 17

River stage at Lock and Dam 16 is 5.82 feet. Channel Catfish - Good: Channel catfish are being caught on crawlers, leeches, dip baits, and chicken liver. Some channel catfish are being caught along the Muscatine Riverfront on night crawlers. Some channel catfish are starting to be caught on leeches under bobbers along rocky shorelines. White Bass - Fair: White bass fishing has been hit or miss. Some fish are being caught up by the dam and on the wing dams on crankbaits and jigs/twister combinations. Bluegill - Fair: Bluegills are being caught in Big Timber on pieces of worm floating under a bobber. Some sorting will be required. Crappie - Fair: Crappies are being caught in the backwaters floating minnows under a bobber and on tube jigs. Areas to try are Big Timber and Eagle Fill. Walleye - Fair: Some walleyes are being caught on crankbaits and three-way rigs with crawlers fished on the wing dams.

Mississippi River Pool 18

River stage at Lock and Dam 17 is 8.58 feet. Channel Catfish - Good: Channel cats are being caught on night crawlers, leeches, dip baits, and chicken livers. Some channel catfish are starting to be picked up floating leeches under a bobber along rocky shorelines. White Bass - Good: White bass are being caught in the tailwaters of Lock and Dam 17 on jigs and twisters with a minnow and small crankbaits. Bluegill - Good: Bluegills are being caught in the backwaters on small worms. Crappie - Good: Crappies are being caught in the backwaters on jigs and minnows or floating minnows under a bobber. Sauger - No Report: Walleye - No Report:

Mississippi River Pool 19

River stage at Lock and Dam 18 is 5.47 feet. Most fishing reports are coming from area lakes and ponds. Channel Catfish - Good: Channel catfish are being caught on night crawlers, leeches, dip baits, and chicken liver. Some channel catfish are starting to be picked up floating leeches and night crawlers under a bobber along the riprap shoreline at Ft. Madison. Bluegill - Slow: Crappie - Slow: Sauger - Slow: Walleye - Slow:

Mississippi River Pools 16-20: River levels have been steady over the past few days. Water clarity throughout the pools is poor due to recent rains. Main channel water temperature is 68 degrees.

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Rick thanks for the reports, i fish pool 14 and 13 mainly walleyes , looks like the old riv is pretty muddy right now since mondays rain.The river is behind our shop probably 200 yards i look at it every day but unfortianly i dont get to fish out in the boat every day, but manage to get a few casts in everyday off the bank down here south of fulton at ready mix"s old pond which is now opened up to the river ,the fish come and go it is amazing to me how much walleyes move i think they they change hourly what is youre experiences?Please continue these reports they are very helpful as to what fish are doing,also the walleye are biting on mud/sand flats havent seen much on the rocks yet.

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Hey trolloni,

thanks for contributing. It IS very much appreciated. I think you are right with the walleyes. As the river changes (hourly) so do the eyes. Please keep us posted on how fishing is for you.

Mississippi River Pool 13

River stage at Bellevue is 5.98 feet and is forecast to slowly fall over the next week. Water clarity has decreased but is still fair. Water temperatures are in the high 60s to low 70s. Channel Catfish - Excellent: Catfish are starting to bite on stink bait or leeches under a bobber along rip rap. Reports of good numbers being caught on trot lines, too. Flathead Catfish - Excellent: Live bait or large jigs fished below the dam in Bellevue below the dead lock is producing. Bluegill - Fair: Reports of a few bluegill coming out of Middle Sabula Lake. Smallmouth Bass - Good: Reports of large smallies being caught around rocks below the dam in Bellevue and around the mouth of Mill Creek. Largemouth Bass - Good: Throw crankbaits along rocky shorelines or below the dam in Bellevue. Top-water frogs around vegetation has also been producing. Crappie - Slow: A few crappies are being caught in South and Sabula Lake. Fish are biting on minnows or jigs under a stick bobber. Walleye - Fair: A few fish are being caught on wing dams. They are biting on a wide variety of baits. Three-way rigs tipped with worms, crawlers, or leeches are producing, as well as crankbaits. Larger fish are coming on cranks. Good numbers of fish in the 20-27 inch protected slot reported. Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Fish a night crawler on the bottom in areas of moderate current. There is good shoreline access at Pleasant Creek Recreation Area south of Bellevue.

Mississippi River Pool 14

River stage at Camanche is 9.78 feet and should remain stable over the next week. The water has turned muddy with recent rains and there is a lot of debris and vegetation in the water. Water temps are in the low 70s. Channel Catfish - Good: Catfishing is starting to pick along rocky shorelines. Leeches under a bobber have been producing. Stink bait is also producing. Bluegill - Fair: Bluegills are starting to bite in the backwaters. Try a small jig with crawlers or wax worms under a bobber. Largemouth Bass - Good: Fish crankbaits along rocky shorelines or fish spinner baits and soft plastics in the backwaters. Top-water frogs around vegetation is also producing. Crappie - Fair: Crappie fishing is starting to pick up in the backwaters but is day to day with warm sunny days being best. Walleye - Fair: The bite has slowed considerably with the muddy water. Look for fish to be on the wing dams.

Mississippi River Pool 15

No reports received from Pool 15.

Mississippi River Pool 16

River stage at Lock and Dam 15 is 6.97 feet and forecasted to stay steady over the next few days. Channel Catfish - Good: Channel catfish are being caught on night crawlers, leeches, and dip baits around wing dams. Some channel catfish are also being caught floating leeches under a bobber along rocky shorelines. Some channel catfish are being picked up along the Davenport Riverfront. White Bass - Fair: White bass fishing has been hit or miss. Some fish are being picked up in Sylvan Slough and on the wing dams on crankbaits and casting jigs/twister combinations. Bluegill - Slow: Bluegill fishing has slowed down some in Sunset Marina. Some fish are still being picked up on worms and small minnows. Crappie - Slow: Crappie fishing in the backwaters has slowed down. Sauger - Fair: A few saugers are being picked up on the wing dams while trolling crankbaits for walleyes. Walleye - Fair: Walleyes are being caught trolling crankbaits around the wing dams throughout the pool.

Mississippi River Pool 17

River stage at Lock and Dam 16 is 5.42 feet and forecasted to stay steady over the next few days. Channel Catfish - Good: Channel catfish are being caught on crawlers, leeches, dip baits, and chicken liver. Some channel catfish are being caught along the Muscatine Riverfront on night crawlers. Some channel catfish are starting to be caught fishing leeches under a bobber along riprap shorelines. White Bass - Slow: White bass fishing has been hit or miss. Some fish are being caught up by the dam and on the wing dams on crankbaits and jigs/twister combinations. Bluegill - Fair: Bluegills are being caught in Big Timber on pieces of worm floating under a bobber. Some sorting will be required. Crappie - Fair: Crappies are being caught in the backwaters floating minnows under a bobber and on tube jigs. Areas to try are Big Timber and Eagle Fill. Walleye - Fair: Some walleyes are being caught on crankbaits and three-way rigs with crawlers fished on the wing dams.

Mississippi River Pool 18

River stage at Lock and Dam 17 is 7.78 feet and forecasted to stay steady over the next few days. Channel Catfish - Good: Channel cats are being caught on night crawlers, leeches, dip baits, and chicken liver. Some channel catfish are starting to be picked up floating leeches under a bobber along rocky shorelines. White Bass - Good: White bass are being caught in the tailwaters of Lock and Dam 17 on jigs and twisters with a minnow and small crankbaits. Bluegill - Good: Bluegills are being caught in the backwaters on small worms. Crappie - Good: Crappies are being caught in the backwaters on jigs and minnows or floating minnows under a bobber. Sauger - No Report: Walleye - No Report:

Mississippi River Pool 19

River stage at Lock and Dam 18 is 5.47 feet. Most fishing reports are coming from area lakes and ponds. Channel Catfish - Good: Channel catfish are being caught on night crawlers, leeches, dip baits, and chicken livers. Some channel catfish are starting to be picked up floating leeches and night crawlers under a bobber along the riprap shoreline at Ft. Madison. White Bass - Slow: A few white bass are being picked up by the dam casting jig and twister tails. Bluegill - Slow: Crappie - Slow: Sauger - Slow: Walleye - Slow:

Mississippi River Pools 16-20: River levels have been steady over the past few days and forecasted to stay steady over the weekend. Main channel water temperatures are around 71 degrees. There is a Bassmasters Elite Series River Rumble Tournament out of Ft. Madison June 11-14 fishing pools 17-21.

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Howdy all! hit the riv 3 times this weekend sat . night caught 2 walleye 17 and 18 inchers just 2 other bites felt like catfish , sunday morning fished a couple hours caught 7 channel cat on jig and leech and one suager in the walleye spots, that was on pool 14 around Fulton, on the sand flats,in the evening took the old lund north up to pool 13 more or less just went for a boat ride a little exploring really marked lotsa fish no takers though , all we need is a week of stable weather to clean her up and theyll really start snappin!also forgot to mention i caught 2 clams both on a jig they clamped right on my jig and leech never seen that before!

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No shortage of rain this spring. Just when things settle down more rain. I have been waiting to hit the Kankakee and just when I get a chance to go the river goes back up. Looking good for next week.

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How's the Fishing going???

Mississippi River Pool 13

River stage at Bellevue is 6.22 feet and is forecast to rise to 6.6 feet by Saturday then begin to slowly fall. Water clarity is fair to poor. Water temperature is in the low 80s. Channel Catfish - Good: Catfish are starting to bite on stink bait or leeches under a bobber along rip rap. Bluegill - Fair: Reports of a few bluegill coming out of Middle and South Sabula Lake. Smallmouth Bass - Fair: Reports of smallies being caught around rocks below the dam in Bellevue and around the mouth of Mill Creek. Largemouth Bass - Good: Throw crankbaits along rocky shorelines or below the dam in Bellevue. Using top-water frogs around vegetation has also been producing. Crappie - Slow: A few crappies are being caught in South and Sabula Lake. Fish are biting on minnows or jigs under a stick bobber. Walleye - Fair: A few fish are being caught on wing dams on a wide variety of baits. Three way rigs tipped with worms, crawlers, or leeches are producing, as well as crankbaits. Larger fish are coming on cranks. Good numbers of fish in the 20-27 inch protected slot reported. Freshwater Drum - Good: Fish a night crawler on the bottom in areas of moderate current. There is good shoreline access at Pleasant Creek Recreation Area south of Bellevue.

Mississippi River Pool 14

River stage at Camanche is 10.26 feet and is forecast to slowly fall over the next week. Water clarity is poor. Water temperature is in the low 80s. Channel Catfish - Good: Catfishing is starting to pick along rocky shorelines. Leeches under a bobber have been producing. Stink bait is also producing. Bluegill - Fair: Bluegills are starting to bite in the backwaters. Try a small jig with a crawler or wax worm under a bobber. Largemouth Bass - Fair: The bass bite has slowed recently, probably due to decreased water clarity. Fish crankbaits along rocky shorelines or fish spinnerbaits and soft plastics in the backwaters. Top-water frogs around vegetation is also producing. Walleye - Fair: The bite has slowed considerably with the muddy water. Look for fish to be on the wing dams. Freshwater Drum - Good: Fish a piece of crawler on the bottom in areas with moderate current.

Mississippi River Pool 15

No reports received from Pool 15.

Mississippi River Pool 16

River stage at Lock and Dam 15 is 7.94 feet and falling. River levels are forecasted to fall throughout the weekend. Channel Catfish - Good: Channel catfish are being caught on night crawlers, leeches, and dip baits around wing dams. Some channel catfish are also being caught floating leeches under a bobber along rocky shorelines. Some channel catfish are being picked up along the Davenport Riverfront. Fishing has also been good for catfish in Andalusia Slough and Velie Chute fishing brush piles. White Bass - Slow: White bass fishing in Sylvan Slough has been slow. Bluegill - Slow: Fishing for bluegills has been slow in Sunset Marina and the Andalusia Island complex. Crappie - Slow: Fishing for crappies in Sunset marina and the Andalusia Island complex has been slow. Sauger - Slow: Fishing has been difficult on the wing dams due to muddy water conditions. Walleye - Slow: Walleye fishing on the wing dams has been difficult due to muddy water conditions.

Mississippi River Pool 17

River stage at Lock and Dam 16 is 7.44 feet and falling. River levels are forecasted to fall throughout the weekend. Fishing has been difficult due to muddy water conditions. Channel Catfish - Good: Channel catfish are being caught on crawlers, leeches, dip baits, and chicken liver along the Muscatine Riverfront on night crawlers. Some channel catfish are starting to be caught fishing leeches under a bobber along riprap shorelines. White Bass - Slow: White bass fishing has been hit or miss. Some fish are being caught up by the dam and on the wing dams on crankbaits and jigs/twister combinations. Bluegill - No Report: Crappie - No Report: Walleye - Slow: Walleye fishing on the wing dams has been difficult due to muddy water conditions.

Mississippi River Pool 18

River stage at Lock and Dam 17 is 10.76 feet and falling. River levels are forecasted to fall throughout the weekend. Fishing has been difficult due to high and muddy water. Channel Catfish - Good: Channel cats are being caught on night crawlers, leeches, dip baits, and chicken liver. Some channel catfish are starting to be picked up floating leeches under a bobber along rocky shorelines. White Bass - No Report: Bluegill - No Report: Crappie - No Report: Sauger - No Report: Walleye - No Report:

Mississippi River Pool 19

River stage at Lock and Dam 18 is 7.97 feet and falling. River levels are forecasted to fall throughout the weekend. Fishing has been difficult due to high and muddy water. Channel Catfish - Good: Channel catfish are being caught on night crawlers, leeches, dip baits, and chicken liver. Some channel catfish are starting to be picked up floating leeches and night crawlers under a bobber along the riprap shoreline at Ft. Madison. White Bass - Slow: Bluegill - Slow: Crappie - Slow: Sauger - Slow: Walleye - Slow:

Mississippi River Pools 16-20: Water levels are beginning to fall throughout pools 16-20 of the Mississippi River. Main channel water temperature is around 80 degrees and water clarity is poor.

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Mississippi River Pool 13

River stage at Bellevue is 5.62 feet and is forecast to slowly fall. Water clarity is fair. Water temperatures are in the mid 70s. Northern Pike - Good: Pike are biting on spinners and crankbaits at the mouth of Mill Creek in Bellevue. Channel Catfish - Good: Catfish are starting to bite on stink bait or leeches under a bobber along rip rap. Bluegill - Fair: Reports of a few bluegill coming out of Middle and South Sabula Lake. Largemouth Bass - Good: Throw crankbaits along rocky shorelines or below the dam in Bellevue. Walleye - Fair: A few fish are being caught on wing dams. Three-way rigs tipped with leeches are producing, as well as crankbaits. Good numbers of fish in the 20-27 inch protected slot reported. Freshwater Drum - Good: Fish a night crawler on the bottom in areas of moderate current. There is good shoreline access at Pleasant Creek Recreation Area south of Bellevue.

Mississippi River Pool 14

River stage at Camanche is 9.82 feet and is forecast to slowly fall over the next week. Water clarity is poor. Main channel water temps are in the high 70s. Channel Catfish - Good: Good numbers being caught on stink bait. A few fish coming on leeches along rocky shorelines, too, but are mostly male fish. Largemouth Bass - Fair: Bass are coming off rocks and woody structure around current. Crankbaits have been working well. Walleye - Fair: The bite has been slow with the muddy water, but a few fish are being caught on wing dams or mussel beds on leeches and crankbaits. Freshwater Drum - Good: Fish a piece of crawler on the bottom in areas with moderate current.

Mississippi River Pool 15

No reports received from Pool 15.

Mississippi River Pool 16

River stage at Lock and Dam 15 is 6.54 feet and falling. River levels are forecasted to fall throughout the weekend. Channel Catfish - Good: Channel catfish are being caught on night crawlers, leeches, and dip baits around wing dams. Some channel catfish are also being caught floating leeches under a bobber along rocky shorelines. Some channel catfish are being picked up along the Davenport Riverfront. Fishing has also been good for catfish in Andalusia Slough and Velie Chute fishing brush piles. White Bass - Slow: White bass fishing in Sylvan Slough has been slow. Bluegill - Fair: Some bluegills are being caught in Sunset Marina on pieces of worm fished under a bobber. Crappie - Slow: Fishing for crappies in Sunset marina and the Andalusia Island complex has been slow. Sauger - Fair: Some saugers are being picked up on the wing dams trolling crankbaits or on three-way rigs with half a night crawler or leech. Walleye - Fair: Walleyes are being caught trolling crankbaits on wing dams. Some fish are being picked up on three-way rigs with half a night crawler or leech fished on the front side of wing dams.

Mississippi River Pool 17

River stage at Lock and Dam 16 is 5.32feet and falling. River levels are forecasted to fall throughout the weekend. Channel Catfish - Good: Channel catfish are being caught on crawlers, leeches, dip baits, and chicken liver fished around wing dams or log jams. Some channel catfish are being caught along the Muscatine Riverfront on night crawlers. Some channel catfish are starting to be caught fishing leeches under a bobber along riprap shorelines. White Bass - Slow: White bass fishing has been hit or miss. Some fish are being caught up by the dam and on the wing dams on crankbaits and jigs/twister combinations. Bluegill - No Report: Crappie - No Report: Walleye - Fair: Some walleyes are being caught trolling crankbaits along the fronts of wing dams. Anchoring above wing dams and casting crankbaits has been producing some fish as well.

Mississippi River Pool 18

River stage at Lock and Dam 17 is 7.65 feet and falling. River levels are forecasted to fall throughout the weekend. Channel Catfish - Good: Channel cats are being caught on night crawlers, leeches, dip baits, and chicken liver. Some channel catfish are starting to be picked up floating leeches under a bobber along rocky shorelines. White Bass - Slow: A few white bass are being picked up by the dam fishing jig and twisters and small crankbaits. Bluegill - No Report: Crappie - No Report: Sauger - No Report: Walleye - No Report:

Mississippi River Pool 19

River stage at Lock and Dam 18 is 4.63feet and falling. River levels are forecasted to fall throughout the weekend. Channel Catfish - Good: Channel catfish are being caught on night crawlers, leeches, dip baits, and chicken liver fished around wing dams and log jams. Some channel catfish are starting to be picked up floating leeches and night crawlers under a bobber along the riprap shoreline at Ft. Madison. White Bass - Slow: Bluegill - Slow: Crappie - Slow: Sauger - Slow: Walleye - Slow:

Mississippi River Pools 16-20: River levels are forecasted to continue to fall throughout pools 16-20 of the Mississippi River. Main channel water temperature is around 77 degrees and water clarity has improved.

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Hey all fishing has turned the corner finally!! Pool 14 walleyes are on the bite!Fished 5 hours yesterday in the rain it was worth it caught and released 12 walleyes 16 inches to 24inches and a 46 inch flathead on 6 pound test 25 minute fight and a lifetime memory!! Today i got 8, had three in the box the other 5 had to go back 2 short and 3 ,22 to 24 inches all were caught on jigs crawlers and leeches ,for me what a celebration on our independence day ! U.S.A be thankful that we can still hunt and fish lets not ever let anybody take theese priveledges away!!!

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Nice report trolloni...keep em coming please. Thanks a bunch.

Anyone else care to join in?

Mississippi River Pool 13

River stage at Bellevue is 4.49 feet and is forecast to slowly fall. Water clarity is good. Water temperature is in the mid 70s. Northern Pike - Fair: Pike are biting on spinners and crankbaits at the mouth of Mill Creek and in the Illinois pocket below the dam in Bellevue. Channel Catfish - Good: Catfish are biting well on stink bait fished around wing dams. Bluegill - Fair: Reports of bluegills coming off of wing dams with slow current. Largemouth Bass - Fair: Throw crankbaits along rocky shorelines with current or below the dam in Bellevue. Walleye - Fair: Walleyes are on the wing dams. Throw crankbaits or fish three-way rigs with spinners or floaters tipped with crawlers or leeches. Freshwater Drum - Good: Fish a night crawler on the bottom in areas of moderate current. There is good shoreline access at Pleasant Creek Recreation Area south of Bellevue.

Mississippi River Pool 14

River stage at Camanche is 9.40 feet and is forecast to remain stable to slowly fall. Water clarity is fair. Main channel water temps are in the mid 70s. Channel Catfish - Good: Good numbers being caught on stink baits around wing dams. Largemouth Bass - Fair: Bass are coming off rocks and woody structure around current. Crankbaits have been working well. Walleye - Good: Walleyes are on the wind dams and biting on crankbaits, three way rigs, or jigs. Freshwater Drum - Good: Fish a piece of crawler on the bottom in areas with moderate current.

Mississippi River Pool 16

River stage at Lock and Dam 15 is 5.48 feet. Tailwater stage has risen slightly over the past few days. Channel Catfish - Good: Channel catfish are being caught on night crawlers, leeches, and dip baits around wing dams. Some channel catfish are also being caught floating leeches under a bobber along rocky shorelines. Some channel catfish are being picked up along the Davenport Riverfront. Fishing has also been good for catfish in Andalusia Slough and Velie Chute fishing brush piles. White Bass - Slow: White bass fishing in Sylvan Slough has been slow. Bluegill - Good: Bluegills are being caught in the backwaters floating pieces of worm or small minnows under a bobber. Areas to try are Sunset Marina and the Andalusia Island Complex. Crappie - Slow: Fishing for crappies in Sunset Marina and the Andalusia Island complex has been slow. Sauger - Fair: Some saugers are being picked up on the wing dams trolling crankbaits or on three-way rigs with half a night crawler or leech. Walleye - Fair: Walleyes are being caught trolling crankbaits on wing dams. Some fish are being picked up on three-way rigs with half a night crawler or leech fished on the front side of wing dams.

Mississippi River Pool 17

River stage at Lock and Dam 16 is 4.59 feet. Tailwater stage has risen slightly over the past few days. Channel Catfish - Good: Channel catfish are being caught on crawlers, leeches, dip baits, and chicken liver fished around wing dams or log jams. Some channel catfish are being caught along the Muscatine Riverfront on night crawlers. Some channel catfish are being caught fishing leeches under a bobber along riprap shorelines. White Bass - Slow: White bass fishing has been hit or miss. Some fish are being caught up by the dam and on the wing dams on crankbaits and jigs/twister combinations. Bluegill - Fair: Some bluegills are being caught in Big Timber floating pieces of worm or small minnows under a bobber. Crappie - No Report: Walleye - Fair: Some walleyes are being caught trolling crankbaits along the fronts of wing dams. Anchoring above wing dams and casting crankbaits has been producing some fish as well.

Mississippi River Pool 18

River stage at Lock and Dam 17 is 6.06 feet. River stage has risen slightly over the past few days. Channel Catfish - Good: Channel cats are being caught on night crawlers, leeches, dip baits, and chicken liver. Some channel catfish are starting to be picked up floating leeches under a bobber along rocky shorelines. White Bass - Slow: A few white bass are being picked up by the dam fishing jig and twisters and small crankbaits. Bluegill - Fair: Bluegills are being caught in the backwaters on pieces of night crawler or a small minnow floating under a bobber. Crappie - No Report: Sauger - Fair: A few saugers are being picked up while fishing for walleyes on the wing dams. Walleye - Fair: A few walleyes are being caught trolling crankbaits on the wing dams. Some are also being caught on three-way rigs with half a night crawler fished in front of the wing dams.

Mississippi River Pool 19

River stage at Lock and Dam 18 is 3.33 feet. Channel Catfish - Good: Channel catfish are being caught on night crawlers, leeches, dip baits, and chicken liver fished around wing dams and log jams. Some channel catfish are starting to be picked up floating leeches and night crawlers under a bobber along the riprap shoreline at Ft. Madison. White Bass - Slow: Bluegill - Slow: Crappie - Slow: Sauger - Slow: Walleye - Fair: A few walleyes are being picked up on the wing dams around Burlington trolling crankbaits and on three-way rigs tipped with half a night crawler.

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Mississippi River Pool 13

River level in Bellevue is 3.56 feet and is forecast to remain stable over the next week. Water temperature is in the low 60s and water clarity is good. Crappie - Fair: A few fish being caught off of brush piles in side channels and backwaters on small jigs or minnows. Walleye - Fair: Walleyes are coming off of wing dams with good current on three-way rigs tipped with leeches or on crankbaits. Freshwater Drum - Fair: Fish crawlers on the bottom in areas with moderate current.

Mississippi River Pool 14

The river level in Camanche is 8.82 feet and is forecast to remain stable over the next week. Water temperature is in the low 60s and water clarity is fair. Channel Catfish - Fair: Catfish are still biting, but have slowed compared to last week. Crappie - Slow: A few crappies coming off of snags in side channels and backwaters on minnows or jigs. Walleye - Fair: Walleyes are coming off of the wing dams on three-way rigs tipped with leeches, jigs, or crankbaits. With low water levels, target dams that have good current or focus on the tips of the dams.

Mississippi River Pool 16

River stage at Lock and Dam 15 is 4.06 feet. Channel Catfish - Slow: Channel catfishing has slowed down but some fish are being caught on night crawlers, shrimp, crawdads, and stink baits around wing dams and log piles. White Bass - Slow: Bluegill fishing has been slow. Crappie - Fair: Crappie fishing in the backwaters is starting to pick up. Some crappies are starting to be caught around the Andalusia Islands fishing brush piles with small minnows or tube jigs. Walleye fishing has been slow but a few fish are being caught on wing dams using three-way rigs tipped with half a night crawler or a leech. Some fish are also being caught casting crankbaits on the wing dams. With the low flow, look for wing dams with deeper water and fish more towards the tip of the dam.

Mississippi River Pool 17

River stage at Lock and Dam 16 is 3.30 feet. Channel Catfish - Slow: Channel catfishing has slowed down but some fish are being caught on crawlers, dip baits, and chicken liver fished around wing dams and log piles. White bass fishing has been slow. Bluegill fishing in the backwaters has been slow. Crappie - Fair: Some crappies are being caught in Big Timber fishing around brush piles along the bank on minnows. Some crappies are also being caught in the Muscatine Harbor. Walleye fishing has been slow but some fish are being caught on the wing dams using three-way rigs tipped with half a night crawler or leech. Some fish are also being caught casting crankbaits to the wing dams.

Mississippi River Pool 18

River stage at Lock and Dam 17 is 3.84 feet. Fishing for channel catfish is slowing down. Some fish are being caught on night crawlers, cut shad, dip baits, and chicken liver fished above wing dams and around log piles in the main channel or side channels. White bass fishing has been slow. Bluegill - Fair: Some bluegills are being picked up fishing jigs and small minnows around brush piles in the backwaters. Crappie - Fair: Some crappies are being caught on jigs and small minnows fished around brush piles in the backwaters. Walleye fishing on the wing dams has been slow.

Mississippi River Pool 19

River stage at Lock and Dam 18 is 1.67 feet. Fishing for channel catfish has been slowing down. Some fish are being caught on night crawlers, cut shad, dip baits, and chicken liver fished above wing dams and log piles in the main channel or side channels. White bass fishing has been slow. Bluegill - No Report: Crappie - Slow: Some crappies are starting to be caught around brush piles in the backwater areas on minnows. Walleye fishing has been slow on the wing dams.

Mississippi River Pools 16-20: River levels are low so take caution when boating. Main channel water temperature is around 65-66 degrees.

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Mississippi River Pool 16

Tail water stage is 7.27 feet and falling. The Marquette St. ramp has some ice chunks floating in it. With colder temperatures in the forecast it could be froze in by the weekend. Ice fishing is not recommended in the backwaters due to recent heavy rains, fluctuating river stages, and snow cover. Bluegill - No Report: Crappie - No Report: Sauger - Slow: Walleye - Slow:

Mississippi River Pool 17

Tail water stage is 6.72 feet and falling. As of Thursday, the lower ramp at Muscatine was free of ice. With colder temperatures in the forecast the ramp could be froze in again by the weekend. The ramp itself is snow covered and there is some chunks of ice on the lower portion that could make launching a boat difficult. Watch for floating ice chunks in the main channel. Due to recent heavy rains, fluctuating river levels, and snow cover ice fishing in the backwaters is not recommended. Bluegill - No Report: Ice fishing is not recommended in the backwaters. Big Timber has poor ice conditions along the bank. Crappie - No Report: Ice fishing is not recommended in the backwaters. Big Timber has poor ice conditions along the bank. Sauger - Slow: Walleye - Slow:

Mississippi River Pool 18

Tail water stage is 8.77 feet and falling. Tail water fishing for saugers has been slow due to recent high water. Due to recent heavy rains, fluctuating river stages, and snow cover ice fishing in the backwaters is not recommended. Bluegill - No Report: Ice fishing in the backwaters is not recommended due to poor ice conditions. Crappie - No Report: Ice fishing is not recommended due to poor ice conditions in the backwaters. Sauger - Slow: Tail water fishing has been slow due to recent high water. Walleye - Slow:

Mississippi River Pool 19

Tail water stage is 6.19 feet and falling. Ice fishing in the backwaters is not recommended due to recent heavy rains, fluctuating river levels, and snow cover. Bluegill - No Report: Ice fishing is not recommended due to poor ice conditions. Crappie - No Report: Ice fishing is not recommended due to poor ice conditions. Sauger - No Report: Walleye - No Report:

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Mississippi River Pool 13

Backwater ice conditions are good with reports of 10 to 12 inches at most lakes. Ice conditions in areas of flowing water will be considerably less and travel on them is not recommended. River stage in Bellevue is 6.38 feet. Bluegill - Fair: Bite has slowed over the past couple of weeks. Fish being caught in Brown's Lake and South Sabula Lake, but a lot of small fish. Wax worms on jigs have been working best. Crappie - Fair: Crappie bite has slowed as well. Still a few fish coming out of South Sabula Lake. No reports from Spring Lake, but it is also a good spot to try.

Mississippi River Pool 14

Backwater ice conditions are good with reports of 10 to 12 inches at most lakes. Ice conditions in areas of flowing water will be considerably less and travel on them is not recommended. River stage in Camanche is 9.74 feet. Northern Pike - Fair: Pike are coming off tip ups with 4 inch suckers. Bluegill - Slow: Bite has been slow with a lot of small fish at Rock Creek. Crappie - Slow: A few fish, but relatively slow at Rock Creek.

Mississippi River Pool 16

Tail water stage is 7.83 feet and has been slowly falling over the past few days. As of Thursday, the Marquette St. ramp still had ice at the boat ramp. Some ice fishing is being done in Sunset Marina. Ice anglers are reminded that fluctuating river stages, above freezing temperatures and snow cover can create poor ice conditions. Bluegill - Fair: Bluegills are being caught in Sunset Marina on small ice jigs and wax worms. Most fish have been on the small side. Largemouth Bass - No Report: Crappie - Slow: Some crappies are also being caught in Sunset Marina on small ice fishing jigs and wax worms. Sauger - No Report: Boat ramp still frozen in. Walleye - No Report: Boat ramp still frozen in.

Mississippi River Pool 17

Tail water stage is 6.64 feet. As of Thursday, the main channel and boat ramps were frozen in at Muscatine. Ice fishing in the backwaters has been slow. Most ice fishing reports are coming from lakes and farm ponds. Anglers are reminded that fluctuating river stages, above freezing temperatures, and snow cover can make for poor ice conditions. Bluegill - Slow: Fishing has been slow in Big Timber. Most of the bluegills that are being caught have been on the small side. Big Timber has variable ice thicknesses of 4 to 6 inches. Big Timber also has some areas with water and slush sitting on the ice due to recent warmer temperatures. Anglers should use extreme caution when ice fishing in Big Timber. Crappie - Slow: Sauger - No Report: Tail waters not accessible by boat. Walleye - No Report: Tail waters not accessible by boat.

Mississippi River Pool 18

Tail water stage is 10.64 feet. Tail waters are not accessible for walleye and sauger fishing. The main channel is frozen in and river levels remain high. Most ice fishing reports are coming from area lakes and ponds. Ice anglers are reminded that fluctuating river levels, snow cover, and above freezing temperatures may create poor ice conditions in the backwaters. Bluegill - Slow: Crappie - Slow: Sauger - No Report: The tail waters at New Boston are not accessible. Walleye - No Report:

Mississippi River Pool 19

Tail water stage is 5.43 feet. Boat ramps are frozen in. Ice fishing in the backwaters has been slow. Most ice fishing reports are coming from area lakes and ponds. Ice anglers are reminded that fluctuating river levels, above freezing temperatures and snow cover can create poor ice conditions. Bluegill - No Report: Crappie - No Report: Sauger - No Report: Walleye - No Report:

Mississippi River Pools 16 to 20: As of Thursday, all tail waters in pools 16 to 19 were not accessible by boat. Most ice fishing reports are coming from area lakes and ponds. Ice anglers are reminded that fluctuating river levels, above freezing temperatures and snow cover can create poor ice conditions. Some of the backwaters have areas with water sitting on the ice due to recent warm temperatures. Ice anglers should take extreme caution when fishing the backwaters.

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Mississippi River Pool 13

Backwater ice conditions are good with reports of 12 inches or more at most lakes. Ice conditions in areas of flowing water will be considerably less and travel on them is not recommended. River stage in Bellevue is 6.17 feet. Bluegill - Slow: Bite has slowed over the past couple of weeks. Fish being caught in Brown's Lake and South Sabula Lake, but a lot of small fish. Wax worms on jigs have been working best. Crappie - Slow: Crappie bite has slowed as well. Still a few fish coming out of South Sabula Lake. No reports from Spring Lake, but it is also a good spot to try.

Mississippi River Pool 14

Backwater ice conditions are good with reports of 10 to 12 inches or more at most lakes. Ice conditions in areas of flowing water will be considerably less and travel on them is not recommended. River stage in Camanche is 9.64 feet. Northern Pike - Fair: Pike are coming off tip ups with 4-inch suckers. Bluegill - Slow: Bite has been slow with a lot of small fish at Rock Creek. Crappie - Slow: A few fish, but relatively slow at Rock Creek.

Mississippi River Pool 16

Tail water stage is 6.61 feet and has been slowly falling over the past few days. Anglers have been able to launch boats at the Marquette St. ramp in Davenport. With recent freezing rains the ramp could have ice on it. Check ramp conditions before launching your boat. Some ice fishing is being done in Sunset Marina with the best bites occurring at sunrise and sunset. Ice anglers are reminded to use extreme caution when ice fishing in the backwaters. Bluegill - Fair: Bluegills are being caught in Sunset Marina on small ice jigs and wax worms. Most fish have been on the small side. The best bites have been early in the mornings or right before dark. Largemouth Bass - No Report: Crappie - Slow: Some crappies are also being caught in Sunset Marina on small ice fishing jigs and wax worms. Sauger - Good: Sauger fishing has been good on jigs and minnows in Sylvan Slough. Walleye - Good: Some walleyes are being caught in Sylvan Slough on jigs and minnows.

Mississippi River Pool 17

Tail water stage is 5.85 feet. Tail waters at Muscatine have not been accessible by boat. Ice fishing in the backwaters has been slow. Most ice fishing reports are coming from lakes and farm ponds. Anglers are reminded that fluctuating river stages, above freezing temperatures, and snow cover can make for poor ice conditions Bluegill - Slow: Fishing has been slow in Big Timber. Most of the bluegills that are being caught have been on the small side. Big Timber has variable ice thicknesses of 4 to 6 inches. Big Timber also has some areas with water and slush sitting on the ice due to recent warmer temperatures. Anglers should use extreme caution when ice fishing in Big Timber. Crappie - Slow: Some crappies are being caught in Big Timber fishing along the drop-offs in to deeper water. Sauger - No Report: Tail waters not accessible by boat. Walleye - No Report: Tail waters not accessible by boat.

Mississippi River Pool 18

Tail water stage is 10.00 feet. Tail waters are not accessible for walleye and sauger fishing. Most ice fishing reports are coming from area lakes and ponds. Ice anglers are reminded that fluctuating river levels, snow cover, and above freezing temperatures may create poor ice conditions in the backwaters. Bluegill - Slow: Crappie - Slow: Sauger - No Report: The tail waters at New Boston are not accessible. Walleye - No Report:

Mississippi River Pool 19

Tail water stage is 5.58 feet. Boat ramps are frozen in. Ice fishing in the backwaters has been slow. Most ice fishing reports are coming from area lakes and ponds. Ice anglers are reminded that fluctuating river levels, above freezing temperatures and snow cover can create poor ice conditions. Bluegill - No Report: Crappie - No Report: Sauger - No Report: Walleye - No Report:

Mississippi River Pools 16 to 20: This past week, anglers have been able to launch boats in Pool 16 at the Marquette St. Ramp in Davenport before the freezing rain. With recent freezing rains the boat ramp could be covered in ice. Check ramp conditions before launching a boat. Tail waters in Pools 17 to 19 have not been accessible by boat. Most ice fishing reports are coming from area lakes and ponds. Ice anglers should take extreme caution when ice fishing the backwaters.

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thanks Rick kinda a bleek report ,but the weather still doin the same stuff up and down nothins stable. Located some gills wednesday deep around 10 to 14 ft deep ,the water is around 5 degrees warmer at that level.Gonna go out and do some more searchin tommorrow let ya all know what happens ,i hope i get afew for supper no fish since november [deer huntin]i m ready!

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Hey good news, caught a limit of gills today ! i messed around for 3 hrs blastin holes and shootin em, lookin and lookin deep shallow ,suspended, finally spotted a few bass at 14 ft and figured what the heck my aswell fish sure enough bam fish on ! set up the hut and the bite was on ,fished 2 ft above bottom with a hook and split shot with a waxie and bobber . It pays to be persistant and downsize the presentation that old saying keep it simple stupid worked for me today , after 3 hrs of overthinkin blugills! fish the fish not memories!

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Thanks for the Report trolloni....

Keep em coming sir smile

Mississippi River Pool 13

Backwater ice conditions are good with 12 inches or greater at most lakes. Ice conditions in areas of flowing water will be considerably less and travel on them is not recommended. River stage in Bellevue is 6.05 feet and if forecast to rise to 6.30 feet. Bluegill - Slow: Bluegill fishing in the backwaters has been slow and catches have consisted of a lot of small fish. Crappie - Slow: Crappie fishing in the backwaters has been slow.

Mississippi River Pool 14

Backwater ice conditions are good with 12 inches or greater at most lakes. Ice conditions in areas of flowing water will be considerably less and travel on them is not recommended. River stage in Camanche is stable at 9.52 feet. Bluegill - Slow: Bluegill fishing has been slow and anglers have had to sort a lot of small fish. Crappie - Slow: Crappie fishing has been slow, as well. Although some crappie are being caught just after dark at Rock Creek.

Mississippi River Pool 16

Tail water stage is 6.40 feet. Anglers have been able to launch boats at the Marquette St. ramp in Davenport. Ice fishing has been slow in Sunset Marina. Bluegill - Slow: Ice fishing in Sunset Marina for bluegills has been slow. Largemouth Bass - No Report: Crappie - Slow: Crappie fishing in Sunset Marina has been slow. Sauger - Slow: A few saugers are being caught in Sylvan Slough on jigs and minnows. Some saugers are also being caught around wing dams jigging with minnows. Walleye - Slow: Walleye fishing in the tail waters has been slow.

Mississippi River Pool 17

Tail water stage is 5.37 feet. Anglers have been able to launch boats at both ramps in Muscatine. There is a lot of small ice chunks floating at both ramps. Ice fishing in the backwaters has been slow. Bluegill - Slow: Fishing has been slow in Big Timber. Big Timber has variable ice thicknesses of 4 to 6 inches. Crappie - Slow: Crappie fishing in Big Timber has been slow. Sauger - No Report: Walleye - No Report:

Mississippi River Pool 18

Tail water stage is 7.72 feet. Anglers have been able to access the tail waters to walleye and sauger fish from the Toolesboro Access. Most ice fishing reports are coming from area lakes and ponds. Bluegill - Slow: Crappie - Slow: Sauger - No Report: Walleye - No Report:

Mississippi River Pool 19

Tail water stage is 5.10 feet. Anglers have been able to access the tail waters to walleye and sauger fish. Ice fishing in the backwaters has been slow. Most ice fishing reports are coming from area lakes and ponds. Bluegill - Slow: Crappie - Slow: Sauger - No Report: Walleye - No Report:

Mississippi River Pools 16 to 20: Anglers have been able to access the tail waters throughout Pools 16 to 19 to sauger and walleye fish. River levels have been falling over the past week. Ice fishing in the backwaters has been slow. Most ice fishing reports are coming from area lakes and ponds. Backwaters have variable ice thicknesses so take caution when ice fishing.

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