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Pool 12, Mississippi River, Jackson County

Pool 12, Mississippi River, Jackson County
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9/17/20 @ 8:10 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE
New Moon
LL Reporter
User since 2/7/20
Bluegill - Fair: Bluegills can be found along rock piles and submerged trees in the larger low current sloughs.

Both the water level and the water temperature fell throughout the district this week. Despite heavy local rains the Mississippi River water levels are still expected to drop. Tributary streams are running turbid after rains. If you have angling questions please call the Bellevue Fisheries Station at 563-880-8781.

Channel Catfish - Excellent: Channel catfish are being caught on prepared stink baits. Catfish can also be taken by floating worms along rock lines.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Freshwater drum are easy to catch on a egg sinker and worm rig. Fish in moderate current. Use large crayfish for big Drum!

Largemouth Bass - Excellent: Bass anglers are switching away from frog baits to large spinner baits. Bass have also moved along rock lines in moderate current.

Northern Pike - Good: Flashy spinners in eddy areas or along weed lines will take this toothy predator.

Smallmouth Bass - Good: Smallmouth bass can be found along rock piles with strong current. Best lures are are flashy spoons, spinners and crank baits. Turbid water will hamper smallmouth catch-ability.

The water level is expected to recede this week. Water levels are 6.6 feet at the Lock and Dam and 9.0 feet at the RR bridge. The water temperature drooped dramatically to around 64 degrees and the clarity is fair. Tributary streams are running turbid.

Walleye - Fair: A few walleye are being taken on wingdams with stronger current. Some are also being taken on sand flats by anglers using crankbaits.

White Bass - Fair: Some white bass are still being caught in the Dubuque tailwater on white jigs. Look for feeding schools elsewhere.

Black Crappie - Good: Crappie are being taken out of brush piles and marina areas on small jigs and minnows.

Flathead Catfish - Excellent: Smaller flatheads are being taken on worms in deeper holes and in the tailwater.

Water level continues to decrease throughout the district but tributary streams are running turbid after last weeks rains. If you have angling questions please call the Bellevue Fisheries Station at 563-880-8781.

The water level is expected to continue to recede this week. Water levels are 6.8 feet at the Lock and Dam and 9.2 feet at the RR bridge. The water temperature is back up to 74 degrees and the clarity is fair.

Bluegill - Good: Bluegills can be found along rock piles and submerged trees in the larger low current sloughs.

Channel Catfish - Excellent: Channel catfish are being caught on prepared stink baits and cut shad.

Northern Pike - Good: Flashy spinners in eddy areas or along weed lines will take this toothy predator.

Black Crappie - Good: Crappie are being taken out of brush piles and marina areas on small jigs and minnows.

Flathead Catfish - Excellent: Smaller flatheads are being taken on worms in deeper holes and in the tailwater.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Freshwater drum are easy to catch on a egg sinker and worm rig. Fish in moderate current. Use large crayfish for big Drum!

Largemouth Bass - Excellent: Bass anglers are switching away from frog baits to large spinner baits. Bass have also moved along rock lines in moderate current.

Smallmouth Bass - Good: Smallmouth bass can be found along rock piles with strong current. Best lures are are flashy spoons, spinners and crank baits. Turbid water will hamper smallmouth catch-ability.

Walleye - Fair: A few walleye are being taken on wingdams with stronger current. Some are also being taken on sand flats by anglers using crankbaits.

White Bass - Fair: Some white bass are still being caught in the Dubuque tailwater on white jigs. Look for feeding schools elsewhere.

Source: Iowa DNR

9/10/20 @ 8:07 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE
Last Quarter
LL Reporter
User since 2/7/20
Bluegill - Fair: Bluegills can be found along rock piles and submerged trees in the larger low current sloughs.

Channel Catfish - Excellent: Lots of channel catfish are being caught on prepared stink baits. Catfish can also be taken by floating worms along rock lines.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Freshwater drum are easy to catch on a egg sinker and worm rig. Fish in moderate current. Use large crayfish for big Drum!

Largemouth Bass - Excellent: Bass are being taken off lily pad areas on spinner baits or frog imitation lures. Many have also moved along rock lines in moderate current.

Northern Pike - Good: Flashy spinners in eddy areas or along weed lines will take this toothy predator.

Smallmouth Bass - Excellent: Smallmouth bass can be found along rock piles with strong current. Best lures are are flashy spoons, spinners and crank baits.

The water level is expected to remain steady this week. Water levels are 7.5 feet at the Lock and Dam and 9.8 feet at the RR bridge. The water temperature has fallen to around 76 degrees and the clarity is excellent.

Water level and water temperatures are expected to hold somewhat steady this week. If you have angling questions please call the Bellevue Fisheries Station at 563-880-8781.

Black Crappie - Good: Crappie are being taken out of brush piles and marina areas on small jigs and minnows.

Flathead Catfish - Excellent: Smaller flatheads are being taken on worms in deeper holes and in the tailwater.

Walleye - Fair: Some fish are being taken on wingdams with stronger current. Some are being taken on sand flats by anglers using crankbaits.

White Bass - Fair: Some white bass are still being caught in the Dubuque tailwater on white jigs. Look for feeding schools elsewhere.

Source: Iowa DNR

9/3/20 @ 8:04 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (98%)
Waning Gibbous
LL Reporter
User since 2/7/20
Bluegill - Fair: A few bluegills reported in shallow backwater areas near brush piles. Expect them to move along the channel edges in low water.

Channel Catfish - Excellent: Lots of channel catfish are being caught on prepared stink baits. Catfish can also be taken by floating worms along rock lines.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Freshwater drum are easy to catch on a egg sinker and worm rig. Fish in moderate current. Use large crayfish for big Drum!

Northern Pike - Good: Flashy spinners in eddy areas or along weed lines will take this toothy predator.

The water level is expected to remain steady this week. Water levels are 6.7 feet at the Lock and Dam and 9.1 feet at the RR bridge. The water temperature is around 82 degrees and the clarity is excellent.

Water level is expected to hold steady and water temperature is back up t o 82 degrees. If you have angling questions please call the Bellevue Fisheries Station at 563-880-8781.

Black Crappie - Good: Crappie are being taken out of brush piles and marina areas on small jigs and minnows.

Flathead Catfish - Excellent: Smaller flatheads are being taken on worms in deeper holes and in the tailwater.

Largemouth Bass - Excellent: Bass are being taken off lily pad areas on spinner baits or frog imitation lures.

Smallmouth Bass - Excellent: Smallmouth bass can be found along rock piles with strong current. Best lures are are flashy spoons, spinners and crank baits.

Walleye - Fair: Some fish are being taken on wingdams with stronger current. Some are being taken on sand flats by anglers using crankbaits.

White Bass - Fair: Some white bass are still being caught in the Dubuque tailwater on white jigs. Look for feeding schools elsewhere.

Source: Iowa DNR

8/27/20 @ 7:55 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (71%)
Waxing Gibbous
LL Reporter
User since 2/7/20
Water level is expected to hold somewhat steady and water temperature is near 79 degrees just like last week. If you have angling questions please call the Bellevue Fisheries Station at 563-880-8781.

Bluegill - Fair: A few bluegills reported in shallow backwater areas near brush piles. Expect them to move along the channel edges in low water.

Channel Catfish - Excellent: Lots of channel catfish are being caught on prepared stink baits. Catfish can also be taken by floating worms along rock lines.

Northern Pike - Good: Flashy spinners in eddy areas or along weed lines will take this toothy predator.

The water level is expected to remain steady this week. Water levels are 6.9 feet at the Lock and Dam and 9.2 feet at the RR bridge. The water temperature is around 79 degrees and the clarity is excellent.

Black Crappie - Good: Crappie are being taken out of brush piles and marina areas on small jigs and minnows.

Flathead Catfish - Excellent: Smaller flatheads are being taken on worms in deeper holes and in the tailwater.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Freshwater drum are easy to catch on a egg sinker and worm rig. Fish in moderate current.

Largemouth Bass - Excellent: Bass are being taken off lily pad areas on spinner baits or frog imitation lures.

Smallmouth Bass - Excellent: Smallmouth bass can be found along rock piles with strong current. Best lures are are flashy spoons, spinners and crank baits.

Walleye - Fair: Floating grass is hampering walleye fishing but wingdam fishing could be good in the next few weeks if the water remains low.

White Bass - Fair: Some white bass are still being caught in the Dubuque tailwater on white jigs. Look for feeding schools elsewhere.

Source: Iowa DNR

8/20/20 @ 7:49 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (4%)
Waxing Crescent
LL Reporter
User since 2/7/20
Water level is expected to hold somewhat steady and water temperature is near 79 degrees. If you have angling questions please call the Bellevue Fisheries Station at 563-880-8781.

Bluegill - Fair: A few bluegills reported in shallow backwater areas near brush piles. Expect them to move along the channel edges in low water.

Channel Catfish - Excellent: Lots of channels are being caught on prepared stink baits. Catfish can also be taken by floating worms along rock lines.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Freshwater drum are easy to catch on a egg sinker and worm rig. Fish in moderate current.

Northern Pike - Good: Flashy spinners in eddy areas or along weed lines will take this toothy predator.

The water level is expected to remain steady this week. Water levels have dropped to 6.1 feet at the Lock and Dam and 8.6 feet at the RR bridge. The water temperature is around 79 degrees and the clarity is good.

Largemouth Bass - Excellent: Bass are being taken off lily pad areas on spinner baits or frog imitation lures.

Smallmouth Bass - Good: Smallmouth bass can be found along rock piles and can be caught on flashy spoons or crank baits.

Walleye - Slow: Floating grass is hampering walleye fishing but wingdam fishing could be good in the next few weeks if the water remains low.

White Bass - Good: Many white bass are being caught in the Dubuque tailwater on white jigs. Look for feeding schools elsewhere.

Black Crappie - Good: Crappie are being taken out of brush piles and marina areas on small jigs and minnows.

Flathead Catfish - Good: Smaller flatheads are being taken on worms in deeper holes and in the tailwater.

Source: Iowa DNR

8/13/20 @ 7:25 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (31%)
Waning Crescent
LL Reporter
User since 2/7/20
Water level is expected to slowly recede. Water temperature is near 77 degrees. If you have angling questions please call the Bellevue Fisheries Station at 563-880-8781.

The water levels is expected to recede this week. Water is near 9.2 feet at the Lock and Dam and 11.3 feet at the RR bridge. The water temperature is around 77 degrees and the clarity is good.

Bluegill - Slow: Bluegills are still being reported in shallow backwater areas near brush piles.

Channel Catfish - Excellent: Lots of anglers are being caught on prepared stink baits. Catfish can also be taken by floating worms along rock lines.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Freshwater drum are easy to catch on a egg sinker and worm rig. Fish in moderate current.

Largemouth Bass - Excellent: Lots of bass are being taken off lily pad areas on spinner baits or frog imitation lures.

Northern Pike - Good: Flashy spinners in eddy areas or along weed lines will take this toothy predator.

Smallmouth Bass - Good: Some smallies have now moved in along the rock piles and can be caught on flashy spoons or crank baits.

Walleye - Slow: Some walleyes were being taken off the middle of wingdams in the lower water but the recent rise in water level seemed to hamper some anglers.

White Bass - Good: Many white bass are being caught in the Dubuque tailwater on white jigs. Look for feeding schools elsewhere.

Source: Iowa DNR

7/30/20 @ 7:16 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (83%)
Waxing Gibbous
LL Reporter
User since 2/7/20
Water level is expected to slowly recede later all week. Water temperature is near 80 degrees. If you have angling questions please call the Bellevue Fisheries Station at 563-880-8781.

The water levels will recede slowly this week. Water is near 8.8 feet at the Lock and Dam and 11.0 feet at the RR bridge. The water temperature is around 80 degrees and the clarity is fair.

Bluegill - Slow: Bluegills are still being reported in shallow backwater areas near brush piles.

Channel Catfish - Excellent: Lots of anglers are being caught on prepared stink baits. Catfish can also be taken by floating worms along rock lines.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Freshwater drum are easy to catch on a egg sinker and worm rig. Fish in moderate current.

Largemouth Bass - Good: Lots of bass are being taken off lily pad areas on spinner baits or frog imitation lures.

Northern Pike - Good: Flashy spinners in eddy areas or along weed lines will take this toothy predator.

Smallmouth Bass - Good: Some smallies have now moved in along the rock piles and can be caught on flashy spoons or crank baits.

Walleye - Slow:

Water level is expected to slowly recede. Water temperature is near 80 degrees. If you have angling questions please call the Bellevue Fisheries Station at 563-880-8781.

The water levels is expected to recede slowly. Water is near 7.2 feet at the Lock and Dam and 10.2 feet at the RR bridge. The water temperature is around 80 degrees and the clarity is good.

Northern Pike - Good: Flashy spinners in eddy areas or along weed lines will take this toothy predator.

Bluegill - Slow: Bluegills are still being reported in shallow backwater areas near brush piles.

Channel Catfish - Excellent: Lots of anglers are being caught on prepared stink baits. Catfish can also be taken by floating worms along rock lines.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Freshwater drum are easy to catch on a egg sinker and worm rig. Fish in moderate current.

Largemouth Bass - Good: Lots of bass are being taken off lily pad areas on spinner baits or frog imitation lures.

Smallmouth Bass - Good: Some smallies have now moved in along the rock piles and can be caught on flashy spoons or crank baits.

Walleye - Slow:

White Bass - Good: Many white bass are being caught in the Dubuque tailwater on white jigs.

Source: Iowa DNR

7/16/20 @ 6:07 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (17%)
Waning Crescent
LL Reporter
User since 2/7/20
Water level is expected to slowly recede later this week. Water temperature has warmed into the upper 80's throughout the district. If you have angling questions please call the Bellevue Fisheries Station at 563-880-8781.

The water levels are stable but will begin to recede slightly later this week. Water is near 9.3 feet at the Lock and Dam and 11.5 feet at the RR bridge. The water temperature is around 86 degrees and the clarity is good.

Northern Pike - Excellent: Flashy spinners in warm sun filled waters might trigger these predators.

Bluegill - Good: Most of the spawning is over but some bluegills are still being reported in shallow backwater areas.

Channel Catfish - Excellent: Lots of anglers are switching over to prepared stink baits. Some catfish have started to move along the rock lines in preparation for spawning.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Freshwater drum are easy to catch on a egg sinker and worm rig. Fish in moderate current.

Largemouth Bass - Good: Lots of bass are being taken off lily pad areas on spinner baits or frog imitation lures.

Smallmouth Bass - Good: Some smallies have now moved in along the rock piles and can be caught on flashy spoons or crank baits.

Water level is expected to slowly recede later this week. Water temperature has warmed into the upper 80's throughout the district. If you have angling questions please call the Bellevue Fisheries Station at 563-880-8781.

The water levels should hold somewhat steady this week. Water is near 9.7 feet at the Lock and Dam and 11.1 feet at the RR bridge. The water temperature is around 82 degrees and the clarity is fair.

Northern Pike - Excellent: Flashy spinners in eddy areas or along weed lines will take this toothy predator.

Bluegill - Good: Bluegills are still being reported in shallow backwater areas near brush piles.

Channel Catfish - Excellent: Lots of anglers are switching over to prepared stink baits. Catfish can also be taken by floating worms along rock lines.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Freshwater drum are easy to catch on a egg sinker and worm rig. Fish in moderate current.

Largemouth Bass - Good: Lots of bass are being taken off lily pad areas on spinner baits or frog imitation lures.

Smallmouth Bass - Good: Some smallies have now moved in along the rock piles and can be caught on flashy spoons or crank baits.

Source: Iowa DNR

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