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 levels levels are stable and boat ramps are now iced in. Look for panfish to be in the deeper warmer backwaters with no current. Water temperature is 32°. Backwater ice averages around 15 inches. Conditions can be variable with the recent thaw and snow cover. Use caution near flowing sloughs, creek inlets or spring areas.
    Water level at Lynxville is at 15.1 ft. The Slough at Sny Magill ramp has ice but is variable with the recent snow cover. Norwegian Lake area has been productive. Bluegill and perch are still biting on upper end of Bussey Lake in the cut. Avoid the lower end of lake as ice is not stable. Park along the south side of causeway road and walk down from the upper end of Bussey.
    Walleye - No Report:
    Sauger - No Report:
    Yellow Perch - Fair: Some reports of yellow perch are being caught on minnows or small jigging spoons through the ice.
    Bluegill - Good: Ice anglers are catching bluegill. Fish in 4-5 ft of water with no current using small teardrop jigs tipped with waxies.
    Northern Pike - Good: Fish for pike using tip-ups baited with shiners along the edges of deeper cuts with vegetation.
    Black Crappie - Fair: Some reports of crappie being caught using small jigs with waxworms or crappie minnows.
    Largemouth Bass - Good: Tip up anglers are catching nice size bass through the ice using minnows or shiners.
    Upper Mississippi River ice fishing is going strong but the key is to be mobile to find active feeding fish this time of year. Look for panfish to be in the deeper warmer backwaters or marina areas with no current. Ice conditions may change with this weekends warm-up in temperatures. Conditions can be variable with snow cover with ice thickness reports of 12-16 inches. Use caution near heaved ice, flowing sloughs, creek inlets or spring areas.
    Bluegill - Good: Ice anglers are catching bluegill. Fish in 4-5 ft of water with no current using small teardrop jigs tipped with waxies.
    Sauger - No Report:
    Walleye - No Report:
    Water level at Lynxville is steady at 14.7 ft. The Slough at Sny Magill ramp has ice but is variable with the recent snow cover. Greymore Lake at Prairie du Chien has been consistent for panfish as well as Norwegian Lake at Sny Magill area. Fish tend to be lower down the cut at Bussey this week with a lot of sorting. Avoid the boat ramp area and ice heaves as ice is not stable. Park along the south side of causeway road and walk down from the upper end of Bussey.
    Yellow Perch - Good: Yellow perch bite has been good off and on. Try slow falling presentation with plastic jigs or wax-worms a few feet from the bottom.
    Black Crappie - Fair: Occasional crappie being caught along with bluegills on bloodworm colored plastic or chartreuse jigs and wax-worms.
    Largemouth Bass - Good: Tip up anglers are catching nice size bass through the ice using minnows or shiners.
    Northern Pike - Good: Fish for pike using tip-ups baited with shiners along the edges of deeper cuts with vegetation.
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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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