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Major species: bluegill, channel catfish, crappie, freshwater drum, largemouth bass, northern pike, sauger, smallmouth bass , walleye
Pool 9 of the Upper Mississippi River extends 31.3 miles from Lock and Dam 9 in Lynxville, Wisconsin to Lock and Dam 8 near Genoa, Wisconsin. The Iowa border is just above New Albin, Iowa approximately six miles downstream of Lock and Dam 8. Pool 9 contains 35,169 acres of aquatic habitat. The upper and middle portions of the pool contain many islands, channels, and backwaters while the lower pool is a broad expanse of open water. Pool 9 encompasses most of the natural river floodplain and is bounded by limestone bluffs. The Upper Iowa River enters the Mississippi River in Pool 9 south of New Albin. The Iowa DNR’s Pool Slough Wildlife Management Area is located in Pool 9 east of New Albin. Pool 9 is also part of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge.
Navigation maps are available from this US Army Corps of Engineers web site (link takes you offsite).