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Mississippi River Pool 10 Northeast Upper Mississippi River levels have dropped to near normal summer conditions. Boaters should use caution due to new sand deposits and sedimentation of many parts of the river after several months of continuous flood water. As levels continue to drop boat ramps and channels can become very shallow. Water temperature is in the upper 70's ° F. Many roads and ramps are still covered in flood debris. Fishing has been good. Fish are transitioning from the flooded areas into the regular spots. 08/15 10:23
Mississippi River Pool 10 Northeast Largemouth Bass - Fair: Largemouth are scattered but hungry. As water levels drop bass may move to deeper water and wing dams 08/15 10:23
Mississippi River Pool 10 Northeast River level at Lynxville has fallen to 16.7 ft. with a steady drop to 15.5 ft this week. Water temperature is 77°F at Lock & Dam 9. Sny Magill ramp remains closed for road repair and flood clean-up. 08/15 10:23
Mississippi River Pool 10 Northeast Smallmouth Bass - Good: Look for smallmouth using rocky areas along main channel shoreline. 08/15 10:23
Mississippi River Pool 10 Northeast Bluegill - Good: Fish fallen trees in side channels. Keep moving to find active fish 08/15 10:23
Mississippi River Pool 10 Northeast Channel Catfish - Good: Now is a good time to fish for catfish using stink bait 08/15 10:23
Mississippi River Pool 10 Northeast Freshwater Drum - Good: Drum are biting. Use worms on the bottom or crayfish to target larger fish 08/15 10:23
Mississippi River Pool 10 Northeast Walleye - Fair: As water levels drop walleyes should move to wing dams 08/15 10:23
Mississippi River Pool 10 Northeast Yellow Perch - Excellent: Yellow perch are biting on crawlers fished just off the bottom in about 6-8 ft of water. 08/15 10:23
Mississippi River Pool 10 Northeast Black Crappie - Good: Fish for crappies using a minnow in the flooded trees in slight current of backwater sloughs. 08/15 10:41
Mississippi River Pool 11 Northeast Upper Mississippi River levels have dropped to near normal summer conditions. Boaters should use caution due to new sand deposits and sedimentation of many parts of the river after several months of continuous flood water. As levels continue to drop boat ramps and channels can become very shallow. Water temperature is in the upper 70's ° F. Many roads and ramps are still covered in flood debris. Fishing has been good. Fish are transitioning from the flooded areas into the regular spots. 08/15 10:23
Mississippi River Pool 11 Northeast Bluegill - Good: Fish fallen trees in side channels. Keep moving to find active fish 08/15 10:23
Mississippi River Pool 11 Northeast Channel Catfish - Good: Now is a good time to fish for catfish using stink bait 08/15 10:23
Mississippi River Pool 11 Northeast Freshwater Drum - Good: Drum are biting. Use worms on the bottom or crayfish to target larger fish 08/15 10:23
Mississippi River Pool 11 Northeast Largemouth Bass - Fair: Largemouth are scattered but hungry. As water levels drop bass may move to deeper water and wing dams. 08/15 10:23
Mississippi River Pool 11 Northeast River level at Guttenberg has fallen to 8.5 ft and expected to reach 7 ft this week. Guttenberg City ramps are open. Water temperature is near 71° F at Lock & Dam 10. 08/15 10:23
Mississippi River Pool 11 Northeast Smallmouth Bass - Good: Look for smallmouth using rocky areas along main channel shoreline. 08/15 10:23
Mississippi River Pool 11 Northeast Walleye - Fair: As water levels drop walleyes should move to wing dams 08/15 10:23
Mississippi River Pool 11 Northeast Yellow Perch - Excellent: Yellow perch are biting on crawlers fished just off the bottom in about 6-8 ft of water. 08/15 10:23
Mississippi River Pool 11 Northeast Black Crappie - Good: Fish for crappies using a minnow in the flooded trees in slight current of backwater sloughs. 08/15 10:45
Mississippi River Pool 12 Northeast Water levels are receding throughout the district. It has been a tough year with all the flooding and it will take some time to get all the boat ramps and campgrounds open. Some will remain closed or will have debris on them for awhile. If you have fishing questions, please call the Bellevue Fisheries Station, 563-872-4976. 08/15 11:05
Mississippi River Pool 12 Northeast Water levels are receding. Levels are near 8.2 feet at the Dubuque Lock and Dam and 10.4 feet at the RR bridge. Water clarity is good and temperature has is 78 degrees. Some boat ramps still have flood debris on them. Please have patience for cleanup efforts at ramps and parks. Places like Heron Pond are now open again but it does have debris on the dock and path. 08/15 11:05
Mississippi River Pool 12 Northeast Black Crappie - Fair: A few crappie are being taken from assorted backwaters trees where flow reduced. 08/15 11:05
Mississippi River Pool 12 Northeast Channel Catfish - Excellent: Stinkbait above brush piles is working well for channel cats. Also, some channel cats are still along the rock lines. 08/15 11:05
Mississippi River Pool 12 Northeast Flathead Catfish - Good: Lots of bank poles are being set with live bait for flathead cats. 08/15 11:05
Mississippi River Pool 12 Northeast Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Large freshwater drum can be taken on a crayfish and egg sinker combo fished in moderate current areas. 08/15 11:05
Mississippi River Pool 12 Northeast Largemouth Bass - Good: Bass are being taken in tailwater areas using flashy spinners. Also try fishing frog imitation lures in vegetated areas when weather gets hot. 08/15 11:05
Mississippi River Pool 12 Northeast Northern Pike - Good: Start looking for cooler springs and tributary areas to target northern pike. 08/15 11:05
Mississippi River Pool 12 Northeast Walleye - Fair: Reports are hit and miss, when conditions are good, lots of walleye were reported. Most anglers are using crank baits to get to hungry fish. When water falls a few more feet expect action to pick up on walleyes especially on wingdams. 08/15 11:05
Mississippi River Pool 12 Northeast Smallmouth Bass - Good: Fish flashy spiners along rock lines with strong currents. 08/15 11:09
Mississippi River Pool 12 Northeast Water levels are receding throughout the district. It has been a tough year with all the flooding and it will take some time to get all the boat ramps and campgrounds open. Some will remain closed or will have debris on them for awhile. If you have fishing questions, please call the Bellevue Fisheries Station, 563-872-4976. 08/16 03:29
Mississippi River Pool 12 Northeast Water levels are receding. Levels are near 7.2 feet at the Dubuque Lock and Dam and 9 feet at the RR bridge. Water clarity is good and temperature is 78 degrees. Some boat ramps still have flood debris on them. Please have patience for cleanup efforts at ramps and parks. Places like Heron Pond are now open again but it does have debris on the dock and path. 08/16 03:29
Mississippi River Pool 12 Northeast Channel Catfish - Excellent: Stinkbait above brush piles is working well for channel cats. Also, some channel cats are still along the rock lines. 08/16 03:29
Mississippi River Pool 12 Northeast Black Crappie - Fair: A few crappie are being taken from assorted backwaters trees where flow reduced. 08/16 03:29
Mississippi River Pool 12 Northeast Flathead Catfish - Good: Lots of bank poles are being set with live bait for flathead cats. 08/16 03:29
Mississippi River Pool 12 Northeast Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Large freshwater drum can be taken on a crayfish and egg sinker combo fished in moderate current areas. 08/16 03:29
Mississippi River Pool 12 Northeast Largemouth Bass - Good: Bass are being taken in tailwater areas using flashy spinners. Also try fishing frog imitation lures in vegetated areas when weather gets hot. 08/16 03:29
Mississippi River Pool 12 Northeast Northern Pike - Good: Start looking for cooler springs and tributary areas to target northern pike. 08/16 03:29
Mississippi River Pool 12 Northeast Smallmouth Bass - Good: Fish flashy spiners along rock lines with strong currents. 08/16 03:29
Mississippi River Pool 12 Northeast Walleye - Fair: Reports are hit and miss, when conditions are good, lots of walleye were reported. Most anglers are using crank baits to get to hungry fish. When water falls a few more feet expect action to pick up on walleyes especially on wingdams. 08/16 03:29
Mississippi River Pool 13 Northeast Water levels are receding throughout the district. It has been a tough year with all the flooding and it will take some time to get all the boat ramps and campgrounds open. Some will remain closed or will have debris on them for awhile. If you have fishing questions, please call the Bellevue Fisheries Station, 563-872-4976. 08/15 11:05
Mississippi River Pool 13 Northeast Black Crappie - Slow: Some nice catches of crappie were reported this week by anglers using minnows as bait. 08/15 11:05
Mississippi River Pool 13 Northeast Bluegill - Good: Good numbers of bluegills are starting to be caught out of slack water areas. 08/15 11:05
Mississippi River Pool 13 Northeast Channel Catfish - Excellent: Target above tree deadfalls with stinkbait. 08/15 11:05
Mississippi River Pool 13 Northeast Largemouth Bass - Fair: Use frog imitations along vegetation lines. Also some bass are coming out the tailwater areas with anglers using spinners. 08/15 11:05
Mississippi River Pool 13 Northeast Pumpkinseed - Good: Good catches of this colorful sunfish are being reported in clear backwater areas and in Green Island wildlife area. Simple bobber and worm works best. 08/15 11:05
Mississippi River Pool 13 Northeast Walleye - Slow: Expect the crank bait bite of walleyes to pick up if the water continues to recede. 08/15 11:05
Mississippi River Pool 13 Northeast Water levels are receding. Bellevue tailwater is near 9.2 feet at Lock and Dam 12. Water clarity is good and the water temperature is 78 degrees. A few boat ramps have debris on them but finally both the Bellevue City Ramp and DNR ramp are usable. Please have patience for cleanup efforts at ramps and parks. 08/15 11:05
Mississippi River Pool 13 Northeast White Bass - Good: Small white bass are being caught in the tailwaters with small spinners. 08/15 11:05
Mississippi River Pool 13 Northeast Flathead Catfish - Good: Lots of bank poles are being used for flathead right now. Most anglers are using live green sunfish or bullheads for bait. 08/15 11:05
Mississippi River Pool 13 Northeast Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Large freshwater drum can be taken on crayfish in modertate current areas. 08/15 11:05
Mississippi River Pool 13 Northeast Water levels are receding throughout the district. It has been a tough year with all the flooding and it will take some time to get all the boat ramps and campgrounds open. Some will remain closed or will have debris on them for awhile. If you have fishing questions, please call the Bellevue Fisheries Station, 563-872-4976. 08/16 03:29
Mississippi River Pool 13 Northeast Bluegill - Good: Good numbers of bluegills are starting to be caught out of slack water areas. 08/16 03:29
Mississippi River Pool 13 Northeast Channel Catfish - Good: Target above tree deadfalls with stinkbait. 08/16 03:29
Mississippi River Pool 13 Northeast Largemouth Bass - Fair: Use frog imitations along vegetation lines. Also some bass are coming out the tailwater areas with anglers using spinners. 08/16 03:29
Mississippi River Pool 13 Northeast Water levels are receding. Bellevue tailwater is near 7.9 feet at Lock and Dam 12. Water clarity is good and the water temperature is 78 degrees. A few boat ramps have debris on them. The Bellevue DNR ramp is usable but no boat dock is available. Please have patience for cleanup efforts at ramps and parks. 08/16 03:29
Mississippi River Pool 13 Northeast White Bass - Good: Small white bass are being caught in the tailwaters with small spinners. 08/16 03:29
Mississippi River Pool 13 Northeast Black Crappie - Slow: Some nice catches of crappie were reported this week by anglers using minnows as bait. 08/16 03:29
Mississippi River Pool 13 Northeast Flathead Catfish - Good: Lots of bank poles are being used for flathead right now. Most anglers are using live green sunfish or bullheads for bait. 08/16 03:29
Mississippi River Pool 13 Northeast Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Large freshwater drum can be taken on crayfish in modertate current areas. 08/16 03:29
Mississippi River Pool 13 Northeast Pumpkinseed - Good: Good catches of this colorful sunfish are being reported in clear backwater areas and in Green Island wildlife area. Simple bobber and worm works best. 08/16 03:29
Mississippi River Pool 13 Northeast Walleye - Slow: Expect the crank bait bite of walleyes to pick up if the water continues to recede. 08/16 03:29
Mississippi River Pool 13 Northeast Smallmouth Bass - Good: Throw spinners or jigs along rock lines with moderate current. 08/16 03:34
Mississippi River Pool 14 Northeast Water levels are receding throughout the district. It has been a tough year with all the flooding and it will take some time to get all the boat ramps and campgrounds open. Some will remain closed or will have debris on them for awhile. If you have fishing questions, please call the Bellevue Fisheries Station, 563-872-4976. 08/15 11:05
Mississippi River Pool 14 Northeast Black Crappie - Fair: Reports of crappies holding on brush piles in larger slough areas. 08/15 11:05
Mississippi River Pool 14 Northeast Channel Catfish - Excellent: Target above tree deadfalls with stinkbait. 08/15 11:05
Mississippi River Pool 14 Northeast Flathead Catfish - Good: Flathead catfish prefer to eat live fish. Use a bullhead or green sunfish near large river snags for the best results. 08/15 11:05
Mississippi River Pool 14 Northeast Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Use a crayfish fished with an egg sinker in moderate current areas. 08/15 11:05
Mississippi River Pool 14 Northeast Largemouth Bass - Fair: Try fishing frog imitation lures in heavily vegetated areas. 08/15 11:05
Mississippi River Pool 14 Northeast Walleye - Good: Walleyes have started biting again and most anglers are using crankbaits. 08/15 11:05
Mississippi River Pool 14 Northeast Water levels are receding. Presently levels are near 8.6 feet at Fulton Lock and Dam, 11.7 feet at Camanche and 6.3 feet at LeClaire. Water clarity is good and water temperature is around 78 degrees. Some boat ramps will have flood debris on them. Please have patience for cleanup efforts at ramps and parks. 08/15 11:05
Mississippi River Pool 14 Northeast White Bass - Fair: White bass can be taken in the tailwater areas on small spinners. 08/15 11:05
Mississippi River Pool 14 Northeast Smallmouth Bass - Fair: Fish along rock lines with moderate current. 08/15 11:35
Mississippi River Pool 14 Northeast Water levels are receding throughout the district. It has been a tough year with all the flooding and it will take some time to get all the boat ramps and campgrounds open. Some will remain closed or will have debris on them for awhile. If you have fishing questions, please call the Bellevue Fisheries Station, 563-872-4976. 08/16 03:29
Mississippi River Pool 14 Northeast Black Crappie - Fair: Reports of crappies holding on brush piles in larger slough areas. 08/16 03:29
Mississippi River Pool 14 Northeast Channel Catfish - Excellent: Target above tree deadfalls with stinkbait. 08/16 03:29
Mississippi River Pool 14 Northeast Flathead Catfish - Good: Flathead catfish prefer to eat live fish. Use a bullhead or green sunfish near large river snags for the best results. 08/16 03:29
Mississippi River Pool 14 Northeast Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Use a crayfish fished with an egg sinker in moderate current areas. 08/16 03:29
Mississippi River Pool 14 Northeast Largemouth Bass - Fair: Try fishing frog imitation lures in heavily vegetated areas. 08/16 03:29
Mississippi River Pool 14 Northeast Smallmouth Bass - Fair: Fish along rock lines with moderate current. 08/16 03:29
Mississippi River Pool 14 Northeast Walleye - Good: Walleyes have started biting again and most anglers are using crankbaits. 08/16 03:29
Mississippi River Pool 14 Northeast Water levels are receding. Presently levels are near 8 feet at Fulton Lock and Dam, 11 feet at Camanche and 5.9 feet at LeClaire. Water clarity is good and water temperature is around 78 degrees. Some boat ramps will have flood debris on them. Please have patience for cleanup efforts at ramps and parks. 08/16 03:29
Mississippi River Pool 14 Northeast White Bass - Fair: White bass can be taken in the tailwater areas on small spinners. 08/16 03:29
Mississippi River Pool 15 Northeast Water levels are receding throughout the district. It has been a tough year with all the flooding and it will take some time to get all the boat ramps and campgrounds open. Some will remain closed or will have debris on them for awhile. If you have fishing questions, please call the Bellevue Fisheries Station, 563-872-4976. 08/15 11:05
Mississippi River Pool 15 Northeast Channel Catfish - Excellent: Target above tree deadfalls with stinkbait. 08/15 11:05
Mississippi River Pool 15 Northeast Freshwater Drum - Good: Lots of drum are in the system and can be caught in modertate current areas using a simple egg sinker and worm rig. 08/15 11:05
Mississippi River Pool 15 Northeast Water levels are near 8.8 feet at Rock Island. Water clarity is good and the water temperature is around 79 degrees. Some boat ramps will have debris on them. Please have patience for cleanup efforts at ramps and parks. 08/15 11:05
Mississippi River Pool 15 Northeast Water levels are receding throughout the district. It has been a tough year with all the flooding and it will take some time to get all the boat ramps and campgrounds open. Some will remain closed or will have debris on them for awhile. If you have fishing questions, please call the Bellevue Fisheries Station, 563-872-4976. 08/16 03:29
Mississippi River Pool 15 Northeast Channel Catfish - Good: Target above tree deadfalls with stinkbait. 08/16 03:29
Mississippi River Pool 15 Northeast Freshwater Drum - Good: Lots of drum are in the system and can be caught in modertate current areas using a simple egg sinker and worm rig. 08/16 03:29
Mississippi River Pool 15 Northeast Water levels are near 8.0 feet at Rock Island. Water clarity is good and the water temperature is around 80 degrees. Some boat ramps will have debris on them. Please have patience for cleanup efforts at ramps and parks. 08/16 03:29
Mississippi River Pool 9 Northeast Bluegill - Good: Fish fallen trees in side channels. Keep moving to find active fish. 08/15 10:23
Mississippi River Pool 9 Northeast Channel Catfish - Good: Now is a good time to fish for catfish using stink bait 08/15 10:23
Mississippi River Pool 9 Northeast Freshwater Drum - Good: Drum are biting. Use worms on the bottom or crayfish to target larger fish 08/15 10:23
Mississippi River Pool 9 Northeast Largemouth Bass - Fair: Largemouth are scattered but hungry. As water levels drop bass may move to deeper water and wing dams 08/15 10:23
Mississippi River Pool 9 Northeast River level at Lansing has fallen several feet to 8.8 ft and is expected to remain stable this week. Water temperature is 77° F. New Albin ramp has opened, however, use caution as the road is still very rough. 08/15 10:23
Mississippi River Pool 9 Northeast Smallmouth Bass - Good: Look for smallmouth using rocky areas along main channel shoreline. 08/15 10:23
Mississippi River Pool 9 Northeast Upper Mississippi River levels have dropped to near normal summer conditions. Boaters should use caution due to new sand deposits and sedimentation of many parts of the river after several months of continuous flood water. As levels continue to drop boat ramps and channels can become very shallow. Water temperature is in the upper 70's ° F. Many roads and ramps are still covered in flood debris. Fishing has been good. Fish are transitioning from the flooded areas into the regular spots. 08/15 10:23
Mississippi River Pool 9 Northeast Walleye - Fair: As water levels drop walleyes should move to wing dams 08/15 10:23
Mississippi River Pool 9 Northeast Yellow Perch - Excellent: Yellow perch are biting on crawlers fished just off the bottom in about 6-8 ft of water. 08/15 10:23
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