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Pool 12, Mississippi River, Jackson County

Pool 12, Mississippi River, Jackson County
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11/28/22 @ 3:40 PM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
Fishing conditions remain excellent on the Mississippi River. Water levels are again receding this week. The clarity is good. Please be mindful that the river is low, and people need to be careful not to back off the ends of boat ramps. Use the minimum amount of ramp to float boat and be careful to not damage prop. If you have angling questions, please call the Bellevue Fisheries Management at 563-880-8781.

Black Crappie - Good: A small jig tipped with a minnow is the best bet for crappies. The best crappie spots are areas around fallen brush in low flow backwater areas.

Largemouth Bass - Good: Bass will feed on shad right up to ice up conditions. Look for windswept backwater areas with lots of sun.

Northern Pike - Good: Pike are chasing the shad. If want to target pike use guady white spinner baits. Pike will bite right up to ice up conditions.

Sauger - Good: The bite for walleye and sauger has been up and down all year. One-eye jigs also have been very popular, but a simple jig and minnow is the lure of choice for many tailwater anglers.

The water level at Lock and Dam 11 is at 5.6 feet and it is 8.2 feet at the RR bridge. Water temperature is around 40 degrees, and the water is clear. When River conditions are low, be careful not to back off the ends of the boat ramps.

White Bass - Good: Look for feeding schools hitting the water surface. Use white jigs or small spinners for the best success.

Yellow Perch - Fair: Lots of yellow perch are in the Mississippi River system right now. Although the size of the perch seems to be smaller than a few pools upriver, some larger perch will be caught this winter.

Source: Iowa DNR

11/21/22 @ 3:37 PM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
Fishing conditions remain excellent on the Mississippi River. Water levels have risen recently but are low and may again recede this week. The clarity is good. Please be mindful that the river is low, and people need to be careful not to back off the ends of boat ramps. Use the minimum amount of ramp to float boat and be careful to not damage prop. If you have angling questions, please call the Bellevue Fisheries Management at 563-880-8781.

Bluegill - Slow: Bluegills and most panfish are now in backwater areas with minimal flow and deep enough to not freeze out.

Largemouth Bass - Good: Bass are feeding heavily on shad so fish minnow imitation plastics and crankbaits. Lotus pads around 4 feet deep can be ideal. Bass will feed on shad right up to ice up conditions. Look for windswept backwater areas with lots of sun.

The water level at Lock and Dam 11 is at 6.5 feet and it is 9.0 feet at the RR bridge. Water temperature is around 51 degrees, and the water is clear. When River conditions are low, be careful not to back off the ends of the boat ramps.

Black Crappie - Good: A small jig tipped with a minnow is the best bet for crappies. The best crappie spots are areas around fallen brush.

Northern Pike - Good: Pike are chasing the shad. If want to target pike use guady white spinner baits. Pike will bite right up to ice up conditions.

Sauger - Good: The bite for walleye and sauger has been up and down all year. Some anglers are targeting walleyes with cranks on the edges of the wingdams or on rock piles. One-eye jigs also have been very popular. A simple jig and minnow is the lure of choice for many tailwater anglers.

White Bass - Good: Look for feeding schools hitting the water surface. Use white jigs or small spinners for the best success.

Yellow Perch - Fair: Lots of yellow perch are being caught in nearly all habitats right now. Usually, a worm and bobber work as good as anything. Mostly small fish being caught.

Source: Iowa DNR

11/14/22 @ 3:31 PM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
Fishing conditions remain excellent on the Mississippi River. Water levels are very low and stable throughout the district and water temps are in low 50's but expecting a dramatic change. The clarity is good. Please be mindful that the river is low, and people need to be careful not to back off the ends of boat ramps. Use the minimum amount of ramp to float boat and be careful to not damage prop. If you have angling questions, please call the Bellevue Fisheries Management at 563-880-8781.

The water level at Lock and Dam 11 is at 5.7 feet and it is 8.2 feet at the RR bridge. When River conditions are low, be careful not to back off the ends of the boat ramps. Water temperature is around 51 degrees, and the water is clear.

Bluegill - Slow: Fish deeper sloughs around brush piles and rock lines for the best success. Rock lines in the tailwater has also been good.

Largemouth Bass - Good: Bass will have started to feed heavily on shad so fish minnow imitation plastics and crankbaits. Lotus pads around 4 feet deep can be ideal. Bass will feed on shad right up to ice up conditions. Look for windswept backwater areas with lots of sun.

Smallmouth Bass - Good: Target smallmouth in moderate current areas with lots of rock.

Black Crappie - Good: A small jig tipped with a minnow is the best bet for crappies. The best crappie spots are areas around fallen brush.

Sauger - Good: The bite for walleye and sauger has been up and down all year. Some anglers are targeting walleyes with cranks on the edges of the wingdams or on rock piles. One-eye jigs also have been very popular. Some very nice sized sauger are being reported in the Dubuque Tailwater.

White Bass - Good: Look for feeding schools hitting the water surface. Use white jigs or small spinners for the best success.

Northern Pike - Good: Pike are chasing the shad just like the bass are doing. If want to target pike use guady white spinner baits. Fall is very good time to target pike.

Yellow Perch - Fair: Lots of yellow perch are being caught in nearly all habitats right now. Usually, a worm and bobber work as good as anything. Mostly small fish being caught.

Source: Iowa DNR

11/7/22 @ 3:28 PM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
Fishing conditions remain excellent on the Mississippi River. Water levels are very low and stable throughout the district and water temps are in low 50's. The clarity is good. Please be mindful that the river is low, and people need to be careful not to back off the ends of boat ramps. Use the minimum amount of ramp to float boat and be careful to not damage prop. If you have angling questions, please call the Bellevue Fisheries Management at 563-880-8781

Black Crappie - Good: A small jig tipped with a minnow is the best bet for crappies. The best crappie spots are areas around fallen brush.

Bluegill - Slow: Fish deeper sloughs around brush piles and rock lines for the best success. Rock lines in the tailwater has also been good.

Freshwater Drum - Good: An egg sinker and worm rig fished in moderate current is best when targeting drum.

Largemouth Bass - Good: Bass will have started to feed heavily on shad so fish minnow imitation plastics and crankbaits. Lotus pads around 4 feet deep can be ideal. Bass will feed on shad right up to ice up conditions. Look for windswept backwater areas with lots of sun.

Northern Pike - Good: Pike are chasing the shad just like the bass are doing. If want to target pike use guady white spinner baits. Fall is very good time to target pike.

Sauger - Good: The bite for walleye and sauger has been up and down all year. Some anglers are targeting walleyes with cranks on the edges of the wingdams or on rock piles. One-eye jigs also have been very popular.

Smallmouth Bass - Good: Target smallmouth in moderate current areas with lots of rock.

The water level at Lock and Dam 11 is at 5.1 feet and it is 7.4 feet at the RR bridge. When River conditions are low, be careful not to back off the ends of the boat ramps. Water temperature is around 52 degrees, and the water is clear.

White Bass - Excellent: Look for feeding schools hitting the water surface. Use white jigs or small spinners for the best success.

Yellow Perch - Fair: Lots of yellow perch are being caught in nearly all habitats right now. Usually, a worm and bobber work as good as anything. Mostly small fish being caught.

Source: Iowa DNR

10/31/22 @ 2:25 PM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
Fishing conditions remain excellent on the Mississippi River. Water levels are very low and stable throughout the district and water temps are in low 50's. The clarity is good. Please be mindful that the river is low to be careful when backing off boat ramps. Use the minimum amount of ramp to float boat as it is easy to back off the ends of short ramps. If you have angling questions, please call the Bellevue Fisheries Management at 563-880-8781

The water level at Lock and Dam 11 is at 5.0 feet and it is 7.6 feet at the RR bridge. When River conditions are low, be careful not to back off the ends of the boat ramps. Water temperature is around 53 degrees, and the water is clear.

Bluegill - Slow: Fish deeper sloughs around brush piles and rock lines for the best success. Rock lines in the tailwater has also been good.

Largemouth Bass - Good: Bass will have started to feed heavily on shad so fish minnow imitation plastics and crankbaits. Lotus pads around 4 feet deep can be ideal.

Freshwater Drum - Good: An egg sinker and worm rig fished in moderate current is best when targeting drum.

Smallmouth Bass - Excellent: Target smallmouth in moderate current areas with lots of rock.

Black Crappie - Good: A small jig tipped with a minnow is the best bet for crappies. The best crappie spots are areas around fallen brush.

Walleye - Good: The bite for walleye and sauger has been up and down all year. Some anglers are targeting walleyes with cranks on the edges of the wingdams or on rock piles.

White Bass - Excellent: Look for feeding schools hitting the water surface. Use white jigs or small spinners for the best success.

Northern Pike - Good: Pike are chasing the shad just like the bass are doing. If want to target pike use guady white spinner baits. Fall is very good time to target pike.

Yellow Perch - Good: Lots of yellow perch are being caught in nearly all habitats right now. Usually, a worm and bobber work as good as anything. Mostly small fish being caught.

Source: Iowa DNR

10/24/22 @ 2:22 PM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
Fishing conditions remain excellent on the Mississippi River. Water levels are very low and stable throughout the district and water temps are near 50. The clarity is good. Please be mindful that the river is low to be careful when backing off boat ramps. Use the minimum amount of ramp to float boat as it is easy to back off the ends of short ramps. If you have angling questions, please call the Bellevue Fisheries Management at 563-880-8781

Black Crappie - Good: A small jig tipped with a minnow is the best bet for crappies. The best crappie spots are areas around fallen brush.

Bluegill - Good: Fish deeper sloughs around brush piles and rock lines for the best success. Rock lines in the tailwater has also been good.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: An egg sinker and worm rig fished in moderate current is best when targeting drum.

Largemouth Bass - Excellent: Bass will have started to feed heavily on shad so fish minnow imitation plastics and crankbaits. Lotus pads around 4 feet deep can be ideal.

Smallmouth Bass - Excellent: Target smallmouth in moderate current areas with lots of rock.

The water level at Lock and Dam 11 is at 4.6 feet and it is 7.3 feet at the RR bridge. When River conditions are low, be careful not to back off the ends of the boat ramps. Water temperature is around 48 degrees, and the water is clear.

Walleye - Good: Angers are throwing crankbaits on the wingdams but sometimes the floating vegetation has been an issue. Then switch over to jigs and jigging spoons to stay away from the weeds.

White Bass - Excellent: Look for feeding schools hitting the water surface. Use white jigs or small spinners for the best success.

Northern Pike - Good: Pike are chasing the shad just like the bass are doing. If want to target pike use guady white spinner baits. Fall is very good time to target pike.

Yellow Perch - Good: Lots of yellow perch are being caught in nearly all habitats right now. Usually, a worm and bobber work as good as anything.

Source: Iowa DNR

10/17/22 @ 2:19 PM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
Fishing conditions remain excellent on the Mississippi River. Water levels are low and stable throughout the district and water temps are in the upper 50's and the clarity is good. Please be mindful that the river is low to be careful when backing off boat ramps. Use the minimum amount of ramp to float boat as it is easy to back off the ends of short ramps. If you have angling questions, please call the Bellevue Fisheries Management at 563-880-8781

Bluegill - Good: Fish deeper sloughs around brush piles and rock lines for the best success. Rock lines in the tailwater has also been good.

Channel Catfish - Fair: Some anglers are still getting channel cats on worm rigs fished in deeper sloughs and around tree snags.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: An egg sinker and worm rig fished in moderate current is best when targeting drum.

Largemouth Bass - Excellent: Bass will start feeding heavily on shad so fish minnow imitation plastics and crankbaits.

Smallmouth Bass - Excellent: Target smallmouth in moderate current areas with lots of rock.

The water level at Lock and Dam 11 is at 4.8 feet and it is 7.4 feet at the RR bridge. When River conditions are low, be careful not to back off the ends of the boat ramps. Water temperature is around 58 degrees, and the water is clear.

Black Crappie - Good: A small jig tipped with a minnow is the best bet for crappies. The best crappie spots are areas around fallen brush.

Walleye - Good: Angers are throwing crankbaits on the wingdams but sometimes the floating vegetation has been an issue. Then switch over to jigs and jigging spoons to stay away from the weeds.

White Bass - Excellent: Look for feeding schools hitting the water surface. Use white jigs or small spinners for the best success.

Source: Iowa DNR

10/10/22 @ 2:16 PM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
White Bass - Excellent: Look for feeding schools hitting the water surface. Use white jigs or small spinners for the best success.

Source: Iowa DNR

10/3/22 @ 2:13 PM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
Fishing conditions remain excellent on the Mississippi River. Water levels are low and stable throughout the district and water temps are in the mid 60's and the clarity is good. Please be mindful that the river is low so be careful when backing off boat ramps. Use the minimum amount of ramp to float boat as it is easy to back off the ends of short ramps. If you have angling questions, please call the Bellevue Fisheries Management at 563-880-8781

River conditions are low. Be careful not to back off the ends of the boat ramps.

Fishing conditions remain excellent on the Mississippi River. Water levels are low and stable throughout the district and water temps are in the mid 60's and the clarity is good. Please be mindful that the river is low so be careful when backing off boat ramps. Use the minimum amount of ramp to float boat as it is easy to back off the ends of short ramps. If you have angling questions, please call the Bellevue Fisheries Management at 563-880-8781

River conditions are low. Be careful not to back off the ends of the boat ramps.

Bluegill - Good: Fish deeper sloughs around brush piles and rock lines for the best success.

Largemouth Bass - Good: Bass will start feeding heavily on shad so fish minnow imitation plastics and crankbaits.

Smallmouth Bass - Good: Target smallmouth in moderate current areas with lots of rock.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: An egg sinker and worm rig fished in moderate current is best when targeting drum.

Channel Catfish - Fair: Some anglers are still getting channel cats on worm rigs fished in deeper sloughs and around tree snags.

Black Crappie - Good: A small jig tipped with a minnow is the best bet for crappies. The best crappie spots are areas around fallen brush.

Walleye - Good: Angers are throwing crankbaits on the wingdams but sometimes the floating vegetation has been an issue. Then switch over to jigs and jigging spoons to stay away from the weeds.

Source: Iowa DNR

9/26/22 @ 2:10 PM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
Fishing conditions remain excellent on the Mississippi River. Water levels are low and still receding throughout the district and water temps are in the 70's and the clarity is good. Please be mindful that the river is low so be careful when backing off boat ramps. Use the minimum amount of ramp to float boat as it is easy to back off the ends of short ramps. If you have angling questions, please call the Bellevue Fisheries Management at 563-880-8781

Water levels are currently at 4.6 feet at the Dubuque Lock and Dam and 7.4 feet at the RR bridge. Water levels are receding slightly, and the temperature is around 75 degrees. All season long, mixed bags reported with many species contributing. In this low water be careful not to back a boat off the ends of short boat ramps.

Northern Pike - Excellent: Some nice pike are now being reported on spinner baits. Fish are located often along the established vegetation lines. Try gaudy white spinner baits for the best success.

Bluegill - Excellent: Fish around rock lines and behind fallen trees using a simple bobber and worm.

Channel Catfish - Excellent: Use stink baits in larger sloughs and mud flats.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Drum are being taken in areas of moderate current using an egg sinker and worm rig. Keep drum on ice if plan on eating them and they can be very good table fare.

Largemouth Bass - Excellent: Bass of all sizes are being reported mostly from backwater areas on spinner baits and swim baits. Fish are often found along weed lines.

Smallmouth Bass - Excellent: Fish along rock lines with moderate current using a spinner or crankbait. Most of the smallies are small but bigger fish can be caught on bigger crankbaits.

Flathead Catfish - Fair: Bankline fishing is winding down but a few folks are still using lines baited with live fish such as carp or green sunfish.

White Bass - Good: White bass are being caught on white spinners or jigs. Look for schools of white bass chasing minnows especially near sandy beach areas.

Black Crappie - Good: Both Black and White Crappie are being caught on woody structures in larger side channel areas with most anglers using small jigs or minnows.

Walleye - Good: In this lower water try fishing crankbaits or worm rigs on the outer portion of wingdams which have stronger currents.

Fishing conditions remain excellent on the Mississippi River. Water levels are low and still receding throughout the district and water temps are in the mid 70's and the clarity is good. Please be mindful that the river is low so be careful when backing off boat ramps. Use the minimum amount of ramp to float boat as it is easy to back off the ends of short ramps. If you have angling questions, please call the Bellevue Fisheries Management at 563-880-8781

Water levels are currently at 4.8 feet at the Dubuque Lock and Dam and 7.4 feet at the RR bridge. Water levels are receding slightly, and the temperature is around 72 degrees. All season long, mixed bags reported with many species contributing. In this low water be careful not to back a boat off the ends of short boat ramps.

Bluegill - Excellent: Fish around rock lines and behind fallen trees using a simple bobber and worm.

Channel Catfish - Excellent: Use stink baits in larger sloughs and mud flats.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Drum are being taken in areas of moderate current using an egg sinker and worm rig. Keep drum on ice if plan on eating them and they can be very good table fare.

Largemouth Bass - Excellent: Bass of all sizes are being reported mostly from backwater areas on spinner baits and swim baits. Fish are often found along weed lines.

Northern Pike - Excellent: Some nice pike are now being reported on spinner baits. Fish are located often along the established vegetation lines. Try gaudy white spinner baits for the best success.

Black Crappie - Good: Both Black and White Crappie are being caught on woody structures in larger side channel areas with most anglers using small jigs or minnows.

Flathead Catfish - Fair: Bankline fishing is winding down but a few folks are still using lines baited with live fish such as carp or green sunfish.

Smallmouth Bass - Excellent: Fish along rock lines with moderate current using a spinner or crankbait. Most of the smallies are small but bigger fish can be caught on bigger crankbaits.

Walleye - Good: In this lower water try fishing crankbaits or worm rigs on the outer portion of wingdams which have stronger currents.

White Bass - Good: White bass are being caught on white spinners or jigs. Look for schools of white bass chasing minnows especially near sandy beach areas.

Source: Iowa DNR

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