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:

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Amenities

Amenities at Pool 9, Mississippi River include:
    Upper Mississippi River levels rose slightly after local rains but still remains low. Check boat ramp conditions before you go. Water temps have dropped into the low 70 's. Walleye slot length limits now apply on the entire Iowa border of the Mississippi River. All walleyes less than 15 inches long and between 20-27 inches must be immediately released. One walleye over 27 inches may be kept. Walleye/sauger combined daily limit is 6 and possession 12.
    Lansing water level is 8.2 feet this week and stable. Water clarity is improving. Water temperature is 68 degrees. Expect the bite to improve with cooling water temps. Notice: Dredging will begin at Lansing Village Creek the week of Oct. 1. Two lanes will remain open for use. Boaters are urged to use caution around dredge equipment. Alternate ramps are Big Slough and Winneshiek Landing on the Wisconsin side. Boaters should also avoid using Heytman's Landing due to shallow conditions.
    Yellow Perch - Good: Jig a minnow or piece of worm in areas of vegetation. Larger yellow perch are starting to bite as we near fall.
    Northern Pike - Fair: Fish a spoon with steel leader near cold water springs or incoming tributary streams.
    Black Crappie - Fair: Crappie are seeking deep water. Fish a crappie minnow under a bobber in areas with moderate to slow current of side channels
    Bluegill - Good: Panfish have moved to areas with some current. Fish with a small piece of worm under a bobber.
    Channel Catfish - Good: Stink bait is the bait of choice, Fish areas of moderate current in side channels.
    Freshwater Drum - Good: Drum fishing is picking up in the main channel areas using a crawler fished off the bottom.
    Largemouth Bass - Good: Cast plastics along the weed lines of deep cuts in backwaters or fish edge of side channels with slight current.
    Smallmouth Bass - Good: Try fishing main channel rock piles along tips of islands with spinners or crankbaits.
    Walleye - Fair: Walleyes are on the wingdams. Try trolling crankbaits along structure in side channel and main channel current breaks. Worm rigs seem to work best.
    Flathead Catfish - Fair: Lots of trot lining for flatheads going on. Make sure you place the trot line on bank and have your name and address clearly visible.
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    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
      • Other:
    • 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.