Mississippi River Pool 9 - Genoa

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5/21/17 @ 2:08 PM
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Ted Peck
Capn Ted
MEMBER since 1/14/08

MOON PHASE (23%)
Waning Crescent

Water temp has dropped 16 degrees from a 70 degree high on Wed. afternoon down to 54 both on the main channel and in the sloughs. This, coupled with 1.2" of rain yesterday made for tough fishing today. 5 pike, 2 bass in 4 hrs.All fish came on oxbow Rat-L-Trap

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5/19/17 @ 2:42 PM
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Mark Clements
fishingbarge
USER since 3/29/04

MOON PHASE (43%)
Waning Crescent

We'll the high, fast dirty water might have put a stop to the walleye, but wow did the sturgeon come out. Must have been 300 to 400 caught today, with 90 percent going back because, well, most people don't eat them. Never seen this many before and this was by one in the afternoon, still half day left. The river is just full of them all the way across below the dam. The ones in the picture are all males.

Mississippi River Pool 9 - Genoa Photo
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5/18/17 @ 4:46 PM
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Dick Neefe
Dicko1
USER since 3/1/09

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Panfish trip this morning with Tom & Brian. Place I caught em the other day really dirtyed up. Had to search a little. Found em in a little cleaner 6FOW in out of current areas. Ended up with a mess of nice perch to 13" a few gills a couple bonus crappies a couple hard fighting channel cats and of course a bunch of sheephead. Caught fish with slip floats and vertical.

Greybeard, the way the river is supposed to raise in the next week, might be tough finding fish. Might be tough finding a usable landing too.


See ya on the river 

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5/18/17 @ 5:57 AM
greybeard8
greybeard8
USER since 11/20/04

Question for Local Residents.  We are coming your way for a trip along the Mississippi next week. We hope to find some bluegill fishing, (or perch.)  This area is all new to us, so, where would you recommend we try? We have a small boat with our camper truck.  Genoa, Stoddard, Onalaska have all been suggested.  Thank you for any messages or posts that help us.

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5/17/17 @ 5:57 PM
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Ted Peck
Capn Ted
MEMBER since 1/14/08

MOON PHASE (63%)
Waning Gibbous

When my ol' pal Jesse Simpkins, marketing mgr. for St. Croix rods, said he wanted to show James Hall, editor of Bassmaster magazine a good time all cards were on the table. The guys wanted to do a cast-n-blast. Put them on one of my best late season turkey spots.  They heard several gobblers, but couldn't bring one close enough to seal the deal. They came out of the woods about noon, wolfed some of my wife's famous rhubarb crisp and were ready for the 'cast' part of the adventure. there are many advantages in being on your home water every day, like knowing where fish are liable to be under given conditions. With all the FLW guys on the water i had to think hard to find water which hasn't been pounded over the past several days. Took 'em to a spot back in the boonies which is pretty much dry ground under normal pool conditions. Not a bass boat in sight. Until today Jim hadn't fished the Miss north of Memphis. He was flat out blown away by the beauty of the Driftless Area.Found a spot with 3'+ visibility. not another boat in sight. I caught a short eye and then another throwing my oxbow Trap. Gave Jim a Custom Carter Shaker by Choo-choo lures. The ONLY midnight pattern chatterbait I had in the CCS. Jim whacked a 17" eye, then a couple of pike. Missed a big fish which he said didn't feel like a pike. Two casts later the chatterbait got garwoofled by a 27" eye! We were fishing weed edges in about 5 fow. What tickled me most is this 'Bama boy had heard walleyes fight like a 'wet sock'. When the 27" started head shakin', Mr. Hall was schooled in the ways of the walleye. A t-storm was moving in. maybe that's why fish were so aggressive. Fished just over an hour. Boated maybe 4 LMB, 3 SMB several pike up to 30" and about 10 walleyes.  Four of which were legal. Kept a 17" to give Jim a taste of GOOD fish. They'll be at the compound in a few minutes. 1" thick smoked pork chops, fresh asparagus, morels and walleye for supper. life is good!

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5/16/17 @ 3:33 PM
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real9
real9
USER since 3/4/09

MOON PHASE (72%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Fished Monday and Tuesday for walleye.  Mostly trolled with moderate success, still catching shorts with a few keepers mixed in, sheephead of course and a 32" northern.  FLW anglers everywhere and my experience is they are all extremely courteous.  Slowed down in backwaters when passing, friendly, respectful.  Fun to see all the wrapped rigs and trucks.  Take them over a guide with clients zooming past or piggybacking on your area any day.

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5/16/17 @ 2:40 PM
Planman
Planman
USER since 2/1/12

Hey Pete,

Most of the panfishing is done in backwater areas or places like Lake Onalaska that doesn't have a lot of current. So, a bober rig works there. There are places like the Onalaska spillway or near the dams that have current and can produce good panfishing. Your standard 3-way rig will work fine in those areas. I also use longer crappie style rods and either straight line them off the side of the boat with split shot or a small jig for perch and bluegills or slow troll them with a crappie minnow in the backwaters for crappies.

Hope that helps



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5/16/17 @ 8:53 AM
OnTheFigure8
OnTheFigure8
USER since 8/28/01

Any reports on the White Bass action??? How's the water clarity/level? Assuming a bit cloudy and 'up' from the recent rains...

Coming out Thursday, hoping to find something to play with... besides Sheepshead.


Fig8

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5/16/17 @ 7:21 AM
Pete Moss
Pete Moss
USER since 5/3/12

Not a report, but a question for a new guy. (retired)

We are coming to your area next week, and would like a few pointers on how to set up our fishing rods for pan fish. We can't really afford a guide, so we have to try it in our own boat. We usually fish for bluegills and perch if possible. Here in Eastern Wisconsin we mostly use bobbers for this, and in the rivers here we use a three way swivel and a weight on the bottom end. Does this setup work over there, how deep do you fish, how much weight does it take, and any other tips you can give us.Either a post or private message would be appreciated.

Thank you,  Pete

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5/13/17 @ 12:16 AM
bring on the ice
bring on the ice
USER since 2/9/17

Yeah, I'd originally planned on getting my first eater drum through the ice to ensure that the meat tasted the best it could due to the cold water.  I think Mark gave a number in the 50's for a water temperature above which the meat didn't taste so good.  Don't know about that.  What's that temp, Mark?

It's actually good that I didn't get any drum through the ice on the Fox Chain in northern IL last season, because most of those drum are pretty small compared to Mississippi drum, like only 9" or so -- they'd have hardly any meat on them at that size.

I know a couple years ago the barge used to have a "largest drum of the day" thing.  Does that still happen, Mark?

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