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.
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Amenities

Amenities at Pool 10, Mississippi River include:
    Upper Mississippi River levels are again extremely 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.
    Black Crappie - Fair: Some nice crappie reported this week. Fish areas with moderate to slow current amongst the trees in backwaters for crappies.
    Bluegill - Good: Panfish have moved to areas with some current. Fish with a small piece of worm under a bobber. Bluegills have been running a bit smaller lately.
    Channel Catfish - Good: Fish stink baits in areas of moderate currents. Move often if you are not catching cats.
    Largemouth Bass - Good: Cast plastics along the weed lines of deep cuts in backwaters or fish edge of side channels with slight current.
    Lynxville water level has fallen several feet near 612.8 and is expected to remain stable. Boaters use caution to not back off end of ramps. Water clarity is improving. Water temperature at Lynxville dam is 72 degrees. The bite is picking up with cooler water temps.
    Northern Pike - Fair: Fish a spoon with steel leader near cold water springs or incoming tributary streams.
    Smallmouth Bass - Good: Fish 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.
    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.
    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: Drum fishing is picking up in the main channel areas using a crawler fished off the bottom.
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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.