Pool 10, Mississippi River

General Information

County: Clayton
Location: River Mile 615 at Guttenberg, IA upstream to River Mile River Mile 647.9 at Lynxville.
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Maximum Depth:
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Amenities

Amenities at Pool 10, Mississippi River include:
    Upper Mississippi River level is falling back into normal fall range. Look for fish to be more active as they begin fall feeding activity. Water temperatures are near 70°F.
    River level at Lynxville is 16.4 ft and stabilizing near 15.5 next week. Water temp at Lock and Dam 9 is 74°F.
    Walleye - Good: Fishing wingdam areas will get easier with a drop in river levels. Try Crankbaits or 3-way rigs tipped with crawlers in 8-12 foot of water.
    Sauger - No Report:
    Yellow Perch - Excellent: The perch bite has picked up. Many fish in the 13 inch range being caught using live minnow floated under a bobber.
    Northern Pike - Good: This time of year pike are attracted to cooler water coming in from springs and tributaries. Try casting spoons along the edge of weedbeds.
    Channel Catfish - Good: Try fishing cutbait or stinkbait for catfish in the main and side channel borders
    Flathead Catfish - No Report:
    Bluegill - Excellent: Excellent Find the bluegills in clearer water with slow current in backwater areas away from main channel and sloughs.
    Largemouth Bass - Good: Look for largemouth in the slack water areas off the main channel or running sloughs.
    Smallmouth Bass - Excellent: Smallmouth activity has picked up. Casting inline spinners or crankbaits along rock or tree habitat in faster current are effective.
    White Bass - Fair: Cast flashy spinners or crankbaits along the rocks in main channel current for some big white bass.
    Bluegill - Fair: Find the bluegills in clearer water with slow current in backwater areas away from main channel and sloughs.
    Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Freshwater drum are actively biting in areas of current. Drop a heavily weighted worm rig into the current for some big fish action.
    Black Crappie - Fair: Expect the crappie bite to pick up this fall after the water clarity improves Fish in submersed trees in the backwater sloughs. Try tube jigs or minnow under a bobber.
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    • 03/30/2012 - 80,000 Northern Pike (Fry)
    • 03/30/2012 - 85,000 Northern Pike (Fry)
    • 04/21/2011 - 75,000 Northern Pike (Fry)
    • 04/21/2011 - 95,000 Northern Pike (Fry)
    • 04/01/2010 - 25,000 Northern Pike (Fry)
    • 06/16/2009 - 20,000 Walleye (2.0")
    • 04/09/2009 - 25,000 Northern Pike (Fry)
    • 04/21/2008 - 25,000 Northern Pike (Fry)
    • 04/11/2008 - 35,000 Northern Pike (Fry)
    The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

    • Black 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.
    • 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.
    • Channel Catfish
      • Season: Continuous
      • Daily Bag Limit: none
      • Possession Limit: unlimited
      • Length Limit: none
      • Other:
    • Flathead Catfish
      • Season: Continuous
      • Daily Bag Limit: none
      • Possession Limit: unlimited
      • Length Limit: none
      • Other:
    • Freshwater Drum
      • Season: Continuous
      • Daily Bag Limit: none
      • Possession Limit: unlimited
      • Length Limit: none
      • Other: May be taken by hand fishing, by snagging, by spear or by bow and arrow, day or night.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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