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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 at Pools 9 -11 crested this week into minor flood stages and is predicted to gradually fall. Public boat ramps are closed and it will be some time before water levels recede enough for clean up of flood debris. Shoreline fishing has been good. Use caution when fishing from shore due to submerged hazards and current.
    Water level at Lansing is 16.7 feet and predicted to fall to 13 feet early next week. Army Road at New Albin and Lansing Village Creek are closed due to high water.
    Yellow Perch - Fair: Perch are biting on live minnows and crawlers along weed-lines in about 6 feet of water.
    Black Crappie - Good: Fish the flooded timber as the river rises using light tackle. Anglers have been having luck on minnows.
    Channel Catfish - Good: Catfish anglers have been catching a few channel cats this week on crawlers.
    Largemouth Bass - Good: Cast frog baits along weed edges in upper portions of backwaters
    Northern Pike - Good: Fish the shallows along weed beds in backwater lakes. Shore Slough at Lansing has been good fishing for northern pike.
    Sauger - Fair: Sauger are biting on a minnow rig fished just off the bottom.
    Smallmouth Bass - Good: Smallmouth are biting in areas with moderate current. Cast spinners and crankbaits along main channel rock shorelines.
    Walleye - Slow: Tailwater fishing has tapered off. Fish jigs tipped with a minnow or crawlers on three-way rigs along side channel or closing dams.
    Bluegill - Excellent: Bluegill are moved off spawning beds into deeper water. Use light tackle on flooded shorelines and weed beds.
    Flathead Catfish - Good: Look for the flathead to start feeding as they gear up for the summer spawn.
    Freshwater Drum - Good: Fish a piece of crawler off the bottom along main channel and side channel current.
    White Bass - Good: Throw inline spinners along current breaks for white bass action. Watch for schools of minnows jumping as white bass are feeding.
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    • Bighead Carp
    • Brittle Naiad
    • Eurasian Watermilfoil
    • Flowering Rush
    • Silver Carp
    • Zebra Mussel
    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; all walleye from 20 to 27-inches must be immediately released alive
      • Other: No more than one walleye longer than 27 inches may be taken per day on these pools
    • 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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    Iowa-Caught Fish Are Safe to Eat, In Almost All Cases

    The vast majority of Iowa’s streams, rivers and lakes offer safe and high-quality fish that pose little or no threat to human health if consumed. Some limitations may apply for young children and pregnant women. Here’s a Fish Consumption Fact Sheet from the Iowa DNR and the Iowa Dept. of Public Health for more information. Here is a list of current fish consumption advisories for Iowa lakes and rivers.