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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 are fluctuating but expected to level off before another bump next week. Water temperature has jumped into the 50's this week and fish are biting. 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. Combined walleye/sauger daily limit 6/possession 12.
    Black Crappie - Fair: Crappie bite will be picking up post ice out. Fish submerged trees in backwaters and side channels.
    Bluegill - Good: Fish in areas with little to no current using a small piece of worm under a bobber
    Lansing water level fell to 8.6 feet and expected to remain steady this week. Water temperature is 57 degrees.
    Northern Pike - Fair: Pike fishing will pick up again post spawn. Fish flashy spoons along openings of backwater lakes as fish are moving into the vegetation.
    Sauger - Fair: Drift a three-way rig with a jig or crankbait off current breaks below the lock & dams.
    Walleye - Fair: Drift a three-way rig with a jig or crankbait off current breaks below the lock & dams.
    Yellow Perch - Good: Perch bite has slowed this week. Look for perch hanging above vegetation from 4 to 12 feet of water with jig and a minnow or piece of worm.
    Channel Catfish - Fair: Fish cut bait or a night crawler off the bottom in areas of moderate current in side channels.
    Lansing water level has risen to 9.2 and predicted to reach 10 feet this week. Water temperature is near 50 degrees.
    Upper Mississippi River levels are expected to rise over the next week. Water temperature has jumped into the 50's this week and fish are biting. 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. Combined walleye/sauger daily limit 6/possession 12.
    Northern Pike - Fair: Pike fishing will pick up again post spawn. Fish flashy spoons along openings of backwater lakes as fish are moving into the vegetation.
    Yellow Perch - Good: Perch bite has slowed this week. Look for perch hanging above vegetation from 4 to 12 feet of water with jig and a minnow or piece of worm.
    Black Crappie - Fair: Crappie bite will be picking up post ice out. Fish submerged trees in backwaters and side channels.
    Bluegill - Good: Fish in areas with little to no current using a small piece of worm under a bobber
    Channel Catfish - Fair: Fish cut bait or a night crawler off the bottom in areas of moderate current in side channels.
    Sauger - Fair: Drift a three-way rig with a jig or crankbait off current breaks below the lock & dams.
    Walleye - Fair: Drift a three-way rig with a jig or crankbait off current breaks below the lock & dams.
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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.