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Pool 13, Mississippi River, Clinton County

Pool 13, Mississippi River, Clinton County
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11/28/22 @ 3:01 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.

The water level at Lock and Dam 12 at Bellevue is at 5.6 feet and receding. Water clarity is excellent, and the water temperature is in low 40's. Be careful not to back off the ends of the boat ramps when water is this low.

Sauger - Good: Most anglers are using a simple jig and minnow or a one eye rig in the tailwaters.

Black Crappie - Fair: Crappie fishing this year was very good on the Mississippi River. Try to fish in deeper backwater brush piles with smaller minnows.

Largemouth Bass - Good: Bass will feed right up to ice up. Try finding backwater areas with lots of sun for late fall feeding bass.

White Bass - Good: Look for feeding gulls and you will usually find white bass feeding on minnows. Some good catches even this late in the fall have been reported.

Source: Iowa DNR

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11/21/22 @ 2:58 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.

Black Crappie - Fair: Fish larger sloughs in the brush piles using small jigs and minnows. Some good reports with other folks having difficulty and moving often. Some folks are using slip bobbers to fish deeper sloughs.

Largemouth Bass - Excellent: Bass fishing will heat up this fall as they begin to feed heavily on shad. Bass can be caught right up to ice up. When it gets cold fish in the windswept warmer water that gets a lot of sunlight.

The water level at Lock and Dam 12 at Bellevue is at 6.5 feet and receding. Water clarity is excellent, and the water temperature is in low 40's. Be careful not to back off the ends of the boat ramps when water is this low.

Bluegill - Good: Bluegills and other panfish are in their backwater homes for the winter. This is deeper water with zero current if possible.

Northern Pike - Good: Target pike in backwater areas using gaudy white spinner baits. They will bite right up to ice up as they are feeding heavily on shad right now. They will bite on sunny warm days if we have any left.

Rainbow Trout - Excellent: The Kids trout pond is once again stocked and is a nice safe spot to fish on a warmer fall or winter day. Please limit yourself to 2 trout per kid if you plan to eat them.

Smallmouth Bass - Good: Fish rock lines with moderate current or out to the tips of the wingdams.

Walleye - Good: Walleye and Sauger angling has been up and down. Try cranks on the edges of wingdams and rock piles. Many folks are also using one-eye jigs in the tailwater.

White Bass - Good: Use small white jigs or spinners. Look for the feeding gulls and you will often find white bass.

Source: Iowa DNR

11/14/22 @ 2:55 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 12 at Bellevue is at 5.5 feet. Be careful not to back off the ends of the boat ramps when water is this low. Water clarity is excellent, and the water temperature is 50.

Black Crappie - Fair: Fish larger sloughs in the brush piles using small jigs and minnows. Some good reports with other folks having difficulty and moving often. Some folks are using slip bobbers to fish deeper sloughs.

Largemouth Bass - Excellent: Bass fishing will heat up this fall as they begin to feed heavily on shad. Bass can be caught right up to ice up. When it gets cold fish in the windswept warmer water that gets a lot of sunlight.

Walleye - Good: Walleye and Sauger angling has been up and down. Try cranks on the edges of wingdams and rock piles. Many folks are also using one-eye jigs in the tailwater.

Freshwater Drum - Fair: A simple worm rig fished on the bottom in moderate current areas will produce plenty of drum.

Bluegill - Good: Fish along rock lines with floating bobber and worms. Fish will start thinking of moving to overwintering sites when the water temps hit the lower 40's.

White Bass - Good: Use small white jigs or spinners. Look for the feeding gulls and you will often find white bass.

Smallmouth Bass - Good: Fish rock lines with moderate current or out to the tips of the wingdams.

Northern Pike - Good: Target pike in backwater areas using gaudy white spinner baits. They will bite right up to ice up as they are feeding heavily on shad right now.

Rainbow Trout - Excellent: The Kids trout pond is once again stocked and is a nice safe spot to fish on a warmer fall or winter day. The problem duck weed will start dying back so the pond will become easier to fish. Please limit yourself to 2 trout per kid if you plan to eat them.

Source: Iowa DNR

11/7/22 @ 2:52 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: Fish larger sloughs in the brush piles using small jigs and minnows. Some good reports with other folks having difficulty and moving often. Some folks are using slip bobbers to fish deeper sloughs.

Largemouth Bass - Excellent: Bass fishing will heat up this fall as they begin to feed heavily on shad. Bass can be caught right up to ice up. When it gets cold fish in the windswept warmer water that gets a lot of sunlight.

The water level at Lock and Dam 12 at Bellevue is at 4.0 feet. Be careful not to back off the ends of the boat ramps when water is this low. Water clarity is excellent, and the water temperature is 52.

Bluegill - Good: Fish along rock lines with floating bobber and worms. Fish will start thinking of moving to overwintering sites when the water temps hit the lower 40's.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: A simple worm rig fished on the bottom in moderate current areas will produce plenty of drum.

Northern Pike - Good: Target pike in backwater areas using gaudy white spinner baits. They will bite right up to ice up as they are feeding heavily on shad right now.

Smallmouth Bass - Good: Fish rock lines with moderate current or out to the tips of the wingdams.

Walleye - Good: Walleye and Sauger angling has been up and down. Try cranks on the edges of wingdams and rock piles.

White Bass - Excellent: Use small white jigs or spinners.

Source: Iowa DNR

10/31/22 @ 1:49 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 12 at Bellevue is at 4.7 feet. Be careful not to back off the ends of the boat ramps when water is this low. Water clarity is excellent, and the water temperature is 50.

Black Crappie - Good: Fish larger sloughs in the brush piles using small jigs and minnows.

Largemouth Bass - Good: Bass fishing will heat up this fall as they begin to feed heavily on shad.

Walleye - Good: Walleye and Sauger angling has been up and down. Try cranks on the edges of wingdams and rock piles.

Bluegill - Fair: Fish along rock lines with floating bobber and worms. Fish will start thinking of moving to overwintering sites when the water temps hit the lower 40's.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: A simple worm rig fished on the bottom in moderate current areas will produce plenty of drum.

Smallmouth Bass - Good: Fish rock lines with moderate current or out to the tips of the wingdams.

White Bass - Excellent: Use small white jigs or spinners.

Northern Pike - Good: Target pike in backwater areas using gaudy white spinner baits.

Source: Iowa DNR

10/24/22 @ 1:46 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: Fish larger sloughs in the brush piles using small jigs and minnows.

The water level at Lock and Dam 12 at Bellevue is at 3.6 feet. Be careful not to back off the ends of the boat ramps when water is this low. Water clarity is excellent, and the water temperature is 50.

Bluegill - Good: Fish along rock lines with floating bobber and worms. Fish will start thinking of moving to overwintering sites when the water temps hit the lower 40's.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: A simple worm rig fished on the bottom in moderate current areas will produce plenty of drum.

Largemouth Bass - Good: Bass fishing will heat up this fall as they begin to feed heavily on shad.

Smallmouth Bass - Excellent: Fish rock lines with moderate current or out to the tips of the wingdams.

Walleye - Good: Crankbaits on wingdams have produced some nice walleyes lately.

White Bass - Excellent: Use small white jigs or spinners.

Northern Pike - Good: Target pike in backwater areas using gaudy white spinner baits.

Source: Iowa DNR

10/17/22 @ 1:43 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

The water level at Lock and Dam 12 at Bellevue is at 3.9 feet. Be careful not to back off the ends of the boat ramps when water is this low. Water clarity is excellent, and the water temperature is 59.

Black Crappie - Good: Fish larger sloughs in the brush piles using small jigs and minnows.

Largemouth Bass - Good: Bass fishing will heat up this fall as they begin to feed heavily on shad.

Walleye - Good: Crankbaits on wingdams have produced some nice walleyes lately.

Bluegill - Good: Fish along rock lines with floating bobber and worms. Fish will start thinking of moving to overwintering sites when the water temps hit the lower 40's.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: A simple worm rig fished on the bottom in moderate current areas will produce plenty of drum.

Channel Catfish - Fair: Most channel cats are being caught on worm rigs but some folks are still using stink baits.

Smallmouth Bass - Excellent: Fish rock lines with moderate current or out to the tips of the wingdams.

White Bass - Excellent: Use small white jigs or spinners.

Source: Iowa DNR

10/10/22 @ 1:40 PM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
White Bass - Excellent: Use small white jigs or spinners.

Smallmouth Bass - Excellent: Fish rock lines with moderate current or out to the tips of the wingdams.

Source: Iowa DNR

10/3/22 @ 1:37 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. Water clarity is excellent.

Black Crappie - Good: Fish larger sloughs in the brush piles using small jigs and minnows.

Largemouth Bass - Good: Bass fishing will heat up this fall as they begin to feed heavily on shad.

Walleye - Good: Crankbaits on wingdams have produced some nice walleyes lately.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: A simple worm rig fished on the bottom in moderate current areas will produce plenty of drum.

Bluegill - Good: Fish along rock lines with floating bobber and worms.

Channel Catfish - Good: Most channel cats are being caught on worm rigs but some folks are still using stink baits,

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. Water clarity is excellent.

Black Crappie - Good: Fish larger sloughs in the brush piles using small jigs and minnows.

Largemouth Bass - Good: Bass fishing will heat up this fall as they begin to feed heavily on shad.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: A simple worm rig fished on the bottom in moderate current areas will produce plenty of drum.

Walleye - Good: Crankbaits on wingdams have produced some nice walleyes lately.

Bluegill - Good: Fish along rock lines with floating bobber and worms.

Channel Catfish - Good: Most channel cats are being caught on worm rigs but some folks are still using stink baits,

Source: Iowa DNR

9/26/22 @ 1:34 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

The water level at the Bellevue Lock is currently near 4.1 feet and stable. The water temperature is around 75 degrees. All year we have lots of mixed species' bags being reported. In this low water be careful not to back a boat off the ends of short boat ramps and ruin your trailer.

Rainbow Trout - No Report: The Kids Trout Pond is unfishable right now due to excessive vegetation. The pond will be restocked in later fall with trout.

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

Bluegill - Excellent: Try a simple bobber and worm rigs along rock lines or near fallen trees in larger sloughs.

Northern Pike - Excellent: Use gaudy white spinners for best action.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Drum are being are 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.

White Bass - Good: White bass have been seen feeding at the surface in various parts of Pool 13. Try to use white jigs and small spinners in these feeding schools.

Channel Catfish - Excellent: Stink baits seem to be working best for cats.

Largemouth Bass - Excellent: The Bass bite is very hot right now. They are heavily feeding on minnows in side channels and rock lines.

Smallmouth Bass - Excellent: Fish very close to rock in stronger current areas. Lots of smaller fish which are still fun on light tackle.

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.

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

Bluegill - Excellent: Try a simple bobber and worm rigs along rock lines or near fallen trees in larger sloughs.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Drum are being are 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.

Northern Pike - Excellent: Use gaudy white spinners for best action.

Rainbow Trout - No Report: The Kids Trout Pond is unfishable right now due to excessive vegetation. The pond will be restocked in later fall with trout.

The water level at the Bellevue Lock is currently near 4.1 feet and stable. The water temperature is around 73 degrees. All year we have lots of mixed species' bags being reported. In this low water be careful not to back a boat off the ends of short boat ramps and ruin your trailer.

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 have been seen feeding at the surface in various parts of Pool 13. Try to use white jigs and small spinners in these feeding schools.

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.

Channel Catfish - Excellent: Stink baits seem to be working best for cats.

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.

Largemouth Bass - Excellent: The Bass bite is very hot right now. They are heavily feeding on minnows in side channels and rock lines.

Smallmouth Bass - Excellent: Fish very close to rock in stronger current areas. Lots of smaller fish which are still fun on light tackle.

Source: Iowa DNR

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