Thanks for your post. I would like to try a little bass fishing.
Mississippi River Pool 5a
Hello river rats! Just wondering how water level is looking and if anybody has been chasing any bass lately with any success (green or brown). Haven't been here since last year and going to give it a shot for a day this weekend. Hope to catch fish (CPR), but at worst enjoy the views. Any info please feel free to PM me if you don't want to post. Thanks!
MOON PHASE (85%)
91° - 95° F
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.
MOON PHASE (2%)
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.
MOON PHASE (9%)
81° - 88° F
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.
MOON PHASE (30%)
81° - 88° F