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 remain stable. Check boat ramp conditions before you go as water levels are low. Water temps have dropped into the 60'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 8.1 feet and stable. Water is stained from recent rains with a lot of weeds floating. Water temperature is 67 degrees. Expect the bite to improve with cooling water temps. NOTICE: Dredging is expected to begin at Lansing Village Creek this week. There is only one courtesy dock due to one lane closed for dredge equipment. Two lanes will remain open. Boaters are urged to use caution around dredge equipment. Alternate ramps are Big Slough and Winneshiek Landing on the Wiscon
    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 are moving away from areas with current. Fish with a small piece of worm under a bobber.
    Channel Catfish - Fair: Catfish bite has slowed. Stink bait is the bait of choice, Fish areas of moderate current in side channels.
    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.
    Freshwater Drum - Good: Drag a crawler fished off the bottom in any areas with moderate current for drum.
    Largemouth Bass - Good: Cast plastics along the weed lines of deep cuts in backwaters or fish edge of side channels with slight current.
    Northern Pike - Good: Fish northern pike with shad colored baits attached to a leader along backwater weed lines.
    Smallmouth Bass - Good: Try fishing main channel rock piles along tips of islands with spinners or crankbaits.
    Walleye - Good: Walleyes are on the wingdams. Try trolling crankbaits along structure in side channel and main channel current breaks. Worm rigs seem to work best.
    Yellow Perch - Excellent: Yellow perch bite is picking up with some sorting for larger fish. Try drifting hair jigs with a piece of crawler in 6 to 8 ft of water.
    White Bass - Good: Cast inline spinners in areas of current for white bass action. Look for schools of white bass feeding on minnows.
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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.