Pat, Mark and I (Rod) fished with John for 2 days, Wed. & Thurs., had a heck of a time finding any clear water to fish in, but John found it for us. We didn't catch a lot of keepers but we did bring home two nice messes of good eater size Bluegills with a few small Sheepshead thrown in for good measure. We must have caught at least 100 small gills and a few big Sheepshead but John put us on fish, something he always does. The 3 of us try to set a date with John at least once a year so we can fish together. Mark is from just west of Davenport, IA, Pat is from Green Bay, WI and I am from PDC, WI we are cousins who like to fish and get together. We are already planning for at least twice with John next year. Love to fish with John, he always puts us on fish and we have a great time catching a variety of fish. You want a good time? Give John Bomkamp a call, you will have a great time and you will catch fish.
Mississippi River Pool 9 - Genoa
MOON PHASE (33%)
71° - 75° F
Back to fishing after 5 weeks. I was diagnosed with skin cancer in July and have since completed surgery and skin grafts. Luckily they caught it in time and I should have a full recovery. Not fun though, especially not being able to get out on the river for such a long time. Thanks for all the good wishes from friends, clients and fellow guides on here. It means a lot! I'm not completely finished with it, but on the downhill side. Feeling better everyday.
5 to 8 inches of rain on Wednesday morning put a hurt on the river. I don't think I have ever seen it this dirty. Weeds and crap floating everywhere! The good thing is it didn't rain that much up north, so it should clear out in a short time. Fished the last couple of days with Rod, Mark and Pat. We had to search far and wide to find any fishable water. Found a spot each day and managed to catch a bunch of panfish. Lots and lots of small to medium sized bluegills plus a decent catch of nice ones each day, like the one Rod caught that is pictured. 13.4 feet at Lansing right now, with a flow of 128,000 cfs.
Once this mess clears through, fall fishing is just around the corner. My favorite time of year! Thanks for reading my reports, and have a good weekend!
to all who dont like the truth, i have been self employed for 34 years, i own for companys at this time. the point is, when the gov. starts to force you to open your books at will, we are sure to hear the why me comments in full force. thank you for your time
Let me be clear. I have no problem with those who are effected most and provide the most information in this link voicing their freedom of speech and frustration with big brother laying down another tax. That is their right, and duty, as citizens!!!
Those that choose to take personal shots are more of a problem. Especially when those shots are at the very people who provide the enjoyable fishing posts.
Guides- thanks for your sharing of knowledge! I like many don't get to fish often and enjoy the pics and sharing of success of others like me. Makes me smile.
We all have a voice, opinion, and vote.
MOON PHASE (33%)
Little baby Davey without a clue. I have run construction job sites for 20 years. Dealing with OSHA and the zillion other governmental agencies on a daily basis I have a great knowledge of how things work. Quite simply find it ironic that someone taking shots constantly about big brother sucks a pention from him. So with that said I along with numerous others are tired of constant whining. I said before and wil again I have no problem with anybody exploiting the resources to be taxed. You can't do anything without paying big brother now a days. These guys should be happy they got a free ride as long a they did.
Little davey… you have no clue. I am a self employed person that works 6-7 days a week to keep my business alive. I have hired Ted as a guide, the one and only person I have ever hired as such. I like many come to this thread to read about fishing, and hopefully enjoyable related topics. It is my break from working all fricken day.
When the railroad access thing came up, I jumped and sent as many letters as possible.
I am simply sick of the crying and complaining… we all have burdens, and we don't come here to shed out tears. Since I became an adult, no one has ever given me a thing… yet I take responsibility for our government. Good or bad, they are an extension of us - we vote, we speak up, we are responsible - this the other guy, big brother, the big bad government crying gets old. Suck it up.
I appreciate these men, the guides on these waters - but that said, they make a living on public property, and if some odd and even wrong fees come trickling down, I personally don't care to hear about it for weeks. Pay the fees, pass them on, whatever - get over it. Or get out of the business…. that simple. Gas is cheeper now - have guiding fees went down, I doubt it… so there's your 3%. Move on.