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Mississippi River Pool Details

Pool 10, Mississippi River

General Information

Location: River Mile 615 at Guttenberg, IA upstream to River Mile River Mile 647.9 at Lynxville.
Acres:
Motoring Restrictions:

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Amenities

Amenities at Pool 10, Mississippi River include:
    River level at Lynxville is 18.9 ft and expected rise another foot then stabilizing there. Water temp: 73 °F.
    Upper Mississippi River levels are rising this week. Recent rains have decreased water clarity. Fish are more actively feeding with the water temps near 70°F. Walleye slot length limits now apply on the entire Mississippi River in Iowa Minnesota and Wisconsin waters of Pools 9-12.All walleyes less than 15 inches long and between 20-27 inches long must be immediately released.One walleye greater than 27 inches may be harvested. Combined walleye/sauger daily limit 6; possession 12.
    Black Crappie - Good: Crappies are in about 10 ft of water. Use a minnow under a bobber in areas with less current in backwaters and side channels.
    Channel Catfish - Good: Fish nightcrawlers or cut bait off the bottom in deeper side channel areas.
    Flathead Catfish - Good: Expect the flathead bite to improve near spawning and as the water warms up. Fish large shiners or a small bluegill for bait.
    Largemouth Bass - Good: Bass will be on pre-spawn bite as temps rise. Try casting plastics or blade baits in backwater lakes.
    Northern Pike - Fair: Northern pike bite has picked up with warmer watrer temps. Fish shallow backwaters using lure with steel leaders.
    Shovelnose sturgeon - Good: Some shovelnose are being picked up using crawler fished off the bottom in main channel areas.
    Smallmouth Bass - Good: Fish rock piles at the tip of the islands on main channel borders with spinnerbaits
    Walleye - Good: Walleyes are biting on crankbaits near the dams and channel border structure.
    Yellow Perch - Excellent: Fish a small piece of crawler off the bottom near shorelines with slight current.
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    • 03/30/2012 - 80,000 Northern Pike (Fry)
    • 03/30/2012 - 85,000 Northern Pike (Fry)
    • 04/21/2011 - 75,000 Northern Pike (Fry)
    • 04/21/2011 - 95,000 Northern Pike (Fry)
    • 04/01/2010 - 25,000 Northern Pike (Fry)
    The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

    • Black 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.
    • 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.
    • Channel Catfish
      • Season: Continuous
      • Daily Bag Limit: none
      • Possession Limit: unlimited
      • Length Limit: none
      • Other:
    • Flathead Catfish
      • Season: Continuous
      • Daily Bag Limit: none
      • Possession Limit: unlimited
      • Length Limit: none
      • Other:
    • Freshwater Drum
      • Season: Continuous
      • Daily Bag Limit: none
      • Possession Limit: unlimited
      • Length Limit: none
      • Other: May be taken by hand fishing, by snagging, by spear or by bow and arrow, day or night.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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    Water Quality

    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.