Mississippi River Pool 5a

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6/13/17 @ 12:23 PM
FISHING REPORT
HDHunter
HDHunter
MEMBER since 1/1/06

MOON PHASE (85%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
91° - 95° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Fished hard, moved often and transitioned to various species.  Found an area where you could cast your lure and catch bass on every cast.  Fun but not what I was after.  Caught over 25 eyes with few keepers.  Sucks when you consistently catch eyes that measure between 14" but just short of 15".  Nice crappies were either in the deep water snags or just off them suspended in the deeper water.  Caught many nice perch and the gills are starting on their beds.  All in all, a great weekend with some excellent table fare. 

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7/5/16 @ 9:21 PM
jsmo98
jsmo98
USER since 12/20/10
Are there any guides in pool 5 or 5a? looking to take a trip.

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7/5/16 @ 7:55 AM
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Timmothy A
Timmothy A
USER since 5/17/09

MOON PHASE (2%)
Waxing Crescent

Came back as promised a year later with a friend who is very familiar with this pool and he turned us onto some great spots.  Lots of action on small smallies & eyes in the various sloughs, smallies also on rocks of course, hooked into some large gils and perch in one of what I call a back bay around timber and in the middle bay not near structure.  Also caught numerous pike over 20 and had 2 30+ not landed, one hit a 9" gil being reeled in.  We also caught a 17" Goldeye, pretty cool fish, may get that mounted to add to my "fish of Wisconsin" wall.  I may have to camp here more than once a year.  The size of the panfish makes fishing the lakes around home (Dodge County) almost pointless.  Big thanks to my guide/friend Kevin.  

Edited on 7/5/16 7:59 AM
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6/26/16 @ 8:14 AM
propaneman
propaneman
USER since 2/9/08

Be coming here for vacation what kind of fishing can i exspect hoping to catch some big cats for catch and release and a some pan fish for a meal one night any info would greatly be appreciated

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6/8/16 @ 12:11 PM
schultzy14
schultzy14
USER since 12/12/11

Wondering how the water clarity is? Thanks!

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6/7/16 @ 3:44 PM
FISHING REPORT
HDHunter
HDHunter
MEMBER since 1/1/06

MOON PHASE (9%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

Very tough fishing conditions this past weekend with continual storm fronts and strong wind shifts occurring.  Weed lines aren't defined yet and heard that the water was more than a foot high.  Caught quite a few short walleyes with only a few keeper eaters.  Did well on perch and some large gills.  Pink jigs seemed to work best.

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7/10/15 @ 12:35 PM
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Timmothy A
Timmothy A
USER since 5/17/09

MOON PHASE (30%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F
First time to Merrick St. Park and Pool5A last weekend, had blast with big gils and perch. One can't complain when you catch fish in every spot you try. Will be back next year to expand the areas fished.

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3/10/15 @ 8:13 AM
eyeslayer007
eyeslayer007
USER since 1/27/14
Looking to come fish around Merrick this weekend, just want to know some input on ice conditions. I would appreciate the help long drive just to come find un fishable ice.

Edited on 3/10/15 8:14 AM
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2/16/13 @ 10:17 AM
Trashguy
Trashguy
USER since 12/16/11
Can anyone tell me if its safe to drive out from Merrick State Park to the first couple sloughs down river?? How thick does the ice there get generally?

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1/29/12 @ 6:44 PM
A5¢
A5¢
MEMBER since 6/15/09
Nightcrawler. Could you please turn on your PM?

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