Pool 9, Mississippi River

General Information

County: Allamakee
Location: River Mile 647.9 at Lynxville, WI upstream to River Mile 679.2 at Genoa WI.
Acres: 35169.00
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions:

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at Pool 9, Mississippi River include:
    Upper Mississippi River levels remain high with only a slight downward trend. Many ramps have reopened. Be aware of floating flood debris. Water temperature is upper 70's to 80's. Fish have been elusive in the high water but clarity has improved this week.
    River level at Lansing is 11.7 ft with a very gradual fall. Water temp is near 81°F. New Albin ramp road is closed due to water over the road. Notice: The Lansing Village Creek ramp and parking lot construction is expected to begin July 30 and the ramp will be closed through October. (For further updates call the Guttenberg Fisheries Management office at 563-252-1156)
    Channel Catfish - Good: Channel cats should be spawning.The catfish bite has been good using a crawler fished on the bottom in current eddies.
    Flathead Catfish - Fair: Fish deeper holes using a large shiner or sunfish for bait.
    Northern Pike - Fair: Northern are feeding up in the vegetation along main channel borders. Cast spinners or a minnow along edges of debris piles.
    Sauger - Slow: Try a lightweight jig tipped with minnow fished on the bottom along main channel edges and wingdams.
    Walleye - Fair: Fishing has been tough with high water. Some walleyes being picked up bottom bouncing crawlers on side channel and bottom structure.
    Yellow Perch - No Report: Still a few perch biting along the rocky shorelines and tailwater areas.
    Bluegill - Fair: Try fishing for bluegills up in the flooded trees using a surface lure or poppers to imitate the mayflies.
    Freshwater Drum - Good: Freshwater drum are actively biting in areas of current. Drop a heavily weighted worm rig into the current for some big fish action.
    Largemouth Bass - Good: Bass are biting along the vegetation in backwater lakes and areas protected from the current.
    Smallmouth Bass - Good: Fishing has been difficult with floating flood debris and weeds. Find Smallmouth along shorelines in slight current off rocky points.
    White Bass - Fair: Cast flashy spinners or crankbaits along the rocks in main channel current for some big white bass.
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    The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

    • Black Bullhead
      • Season: Continuous
      • Daily Bag Limit: unlimited
      • Possession Limit: unlimited
      • Length Limit: none
      • Other:
    • Bluegill
      • Season: Continuous
      • Daily Bag Limit: combined bluegill and pumpkinseed, 25 fish
      • Possession Limit: combined bluegill and pumpkinseed, 50 fish
      • Length Limit: none
      • Other: Associated chutes and backwaters of border rivers are included where intermittent or constant flow occur. If you possess an Iowa fishing license (but not Wisconsin), you can only fish in the waters of the Mississippi River lying between the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul railroad tracks on the Iowa side of the river and the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy railroad tracks on the Wisconsin side of the river.
    • Brown Bullhead
      • Season: Continuous
      • Daily Bag Limit: unlimited
      • Possession Limit: unlimited
      • Length Limit: none
      • Other:
    • Flathead Catfish
      • Season: Continuous
      • Daily Bag Limit: none
      • Possession Limit: unlimited
      • Length Limit: none
      • Other:
    • Largemouth Bass
      • Season: Continuous
      • Daily Bag Limit: combined black bass, 5 fish
      • Possession Limit: combined black bass, 10 fish
      • Length Limit: 14-inch minimum
      • Other: Associated chutes and backwaters of border rivers are included where intermittent or constant flow occur. If you possess an Iowa fishing license (but not Wisconsin), you can only fish in the waters of the Mississippi River lying between the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul railroad tracks on the Iowa side of the river and the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy railroad tracks on the Wisconsin side of the river.
    • Northern Pike
      • Season: Continuous
      • Daily Bag Limit: 5 fish
      • Possession Limit: 10 fish
      • Length Limit: none
      • Other:
    • Pumpkinseed
      • Season: Continuous
      • Daily Bag Limit: combined bluegill and pumpkinseed, 25 fish
      • Possession Limit: combined bluegill and pumpkinseed, 50 fish
      • Length Limit: none
      • Other:
    • Smallmouth Bass
      • Season: Continuous
      • Daily Bag Limit: combined black bass, 5 fish
      • Possession Limit: combined black bass, 10 fish
      • Length Limit: 14-inch minimum
      • Other: Associated chutes and backwaters of border rivers are included where intermittent or constant flow occur. If you possess an Iowa fishing license (but not Wisconsin), you can only fish in the waters of the Mississippi River lying between the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul railroad tracks on the Iowa side of the river and the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy railroad tracks on the Wisconsin side of the river.
    • Walleye
      • Season: Continuous
      • Daily Bag Limit: combined walleye, sauger and saugeye; 6 fish
      • Possession Limit: combined walleye, sauger and saugeye; 12 fish
      • Length Limit: 15-inch minimum length limit
      • Other:
    • White Crappie
      • Season: Continuous
      • Daily Bag Limit: combined bluegill and pumpkinseed, 25 fish
      • Possession Limit: combined bluegill and pumpkinseed, 50 fish
      • Length Limit: none
      • Other: Associated chutes and backwaters of border rivers are included where intermittent or constant flow occur. If you possess an Iowa fishing license (but not Wisconsin), you can only fish in the waters of the Mississippi River lying between the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul railroad tracks on the Iowa side of the river and the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy railroad tracks on the Wisconsin side of the river.
    • Yellow Perch
      • Season: Continuous
      • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
      • Possession Limit: 50 fish
      • Length Limit: none
      • Other:

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