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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:

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at Pool 10, Mississippi River include:
    Warmer weather coupled with new snow will affect ice conditions. Backwater ice varies from 6-8 inches. Sloughs have less ice. Ice grippers are recommended as snowmelt has caused slick surface conditions. Walleye slot length limits now apply on the entire 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.
    Bluegill - Good: Ice anglers are catching bluegill in shallow backwaters using jigs tipped with mousies
    Lynxville water level is 15.4 feet. Anglers should use caution on snow covered ice in areas that may have current as conditions can vary. Water temperature is 33 degrees. Ice thickness is 6-8 inches. Bussey Lake bite has been fair. Anglers are able to cross Johnson Slough in the Sny Magill area and many are fishing in Norwegian Lake.
    Northern Pike - Good: Pike are biting on tip-ups baited with a minnow or shiners in shallow backwater lakes.
    Sauger - Slow: Vertical jigging with jigs in tailwaters of lock and dam has been effective.
    Walleye - Slow: The bite has slowed. Fish jigging spoons or jig tipped with a minnow in tailwaters of lock and dams.
    Yellow Perch - Fair: Look for perch hanging above vegetation from 4 to 12 feet of water with jig and a minnow.
    Largemouth Bass - Fair: Some reports of largemouth biting on tip-ups baited with minnows in backwaters.
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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)
    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.