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Pool 13, Mississippi River, Clinton County

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9/17/20 @ 7:34 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE
New Moon
LL Reporter
User since 2/7/20
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.

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

Channel Catfish - Excellent: Catfish can be found along rock lines and brush piles in moderate current. Anglers are mostly using prepared stink baits.

Flathead Catfish - Excellent: Flathead catfish are being caught using live fish for bait. Lots of trot lines are being set and make sure you follow trot lines rules especially with having your name and address attached to the lines. Smaller flatheads are being taken in deep holes or in the tailwater on worms.

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

Largemouth Bass - Excellent: Fish large single hook spinner baits in weedy areas.

Northern Pike - Good: Pike are being reported on flashy spinners along weed edges and rock shorelines.

The water level at the Bellevue Lock and Dam is at 7.3 feet. The water temperature has dropped dramatically to 64 degrees and the water clarity is fair. The Maquoketa River is running turbid so avoid downstream of the confluence with the Mississippi River.

Walleye - Fair: Walleyes are being taken on wingdams with stronger current. Another technique is to pull crank baits on sand flat areas between islands or between wingdams.

White Bass - Fair: A few white bass are being taken in the tailwater areas and near wingdams. Most anglers are using flashy spinners.

Smallmouth Bass - Good: Fish along rock lines with strong current. Turbid water will hinder the catching of smallies.

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.

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

Channel Catfish - Excellent: Catfish can be found along rock lines and brush piles in moderate current. Anglers are mostly using prepared stink baits.

Flathead Catfish - Excellent: Flathead catfish are being caught using live fish for bait. Lots of trot lines are being set and make sure you follow trot lines rules especially with having your name and address attached to the lines. Smaller flatheads are being taken in deep holes or in the tailwater on worms.

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

Largemouth Bass - Excellent: Fish large single hook spinner baits in weedy areas.

Northern Pike - Good: Pike are being reported on flashy spinners along weed edges and rock shorelines.

The water level at the Bellevue Lock and Dam is at 7.6 feet. Levels are expected to recede all week. The water temperature has risen back up to 74 degrees and the water clarity is fair. The Maquoketa River is still running somewhat turbid.

Smallmouth Bass - Good: Fish along rock lines with strong current.

Walleye - Fair: Walleyes are being taken on wingdams with stronger current. Another technique is to pull crank baits on sand flat areas between islands or between wingdams.

White Bass - Fair: A few white bass are being taken in the tailwater areas and near wingdams. Most anglers are using flashy spinners.

Source: Iowa DNR

9/10/20 @ 7:31 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE
Last Quarter
LL Reporter
User since 2/7/20
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.

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

Channel Catfish - Excellent: Catfish can be found along rock lines and brush piles in moderate current. Anglers are mostly using prepared stink baits.

Flathead Catfish - Excellent: Flathead catfish are being caught using live fish for bait. Lots of trot lines are being set and make sure you follow trot lines rules especially with having your name and address attached to the lines. Smaller flatheads are being taken in deep holes or in the tailwater on worms.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Freshwater drum are easy to catch on a 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. Some are also being caught off the rocks in the tailwater.

Northern Pike - Good: Pike are being reported on flashy spinners along weed edges and rock shorelines.

The water level at the Bellevue Lock and Dam is at 8.0 feet. The water temperature is at 76 degrees and the water clarity is good.

Walleye - Fair: Walleyes are being taken on wingdams with stronger current. Another technique is to pull crank baits on sand flat areas between islands or between wingdams.

White Bass - Fair: A few white bass are being taken in the tailwater areas and near wingdams. Most anglers are using flashy spinners.

Source: Iowa DNR

9/3/20 @ 7:28 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (98%)
Waning Gibbous
LL Reporter
User since 2/7/20
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.

Bluegill - Fair: Try fishing around brush piles in larger sloughs with reduced current.

Channel Catfish - Excellent: Catfish are along rock lines and brush piles in moderate current. Anglers are mostly using prepared stink baits.

Flathead Catfish - Excellent: Flathead catfish are being caught using live fish for bait. Lots of trot lines are being set and make sure you follow trot lines rules especially with having your name and address attached to the lines. Smaller flatheads are being taken in deep holes or in the tailwater on worms.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Freshwater drum are easy to catch on a 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. Some are also being caught off the rocks in the tailwater.

Northern Pike - Good: Pike are being reported on flashy spinners along weed edges and rock shorelines.

The water level at the Bellevue Lock and Dam is at 7.3 feet. The water temperature is at 82 degrees and the water clarity is excellent.

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 being reported in the tailwater mostly on flashy small spinners.

Source: Iowa DNR

8/27/20 @ 7:19 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: Try fishing around brush piles in larger sloughs with reduced current.

Channel Catfish - Excellent: Catfish are along rock lines and brush piles in moderate current. Anglers are mostly using prepared stink baits.

Flathead Catfish - Excellent: Flathead catfish are being caught using live fish for bait. Lots of trot lines are being set and make sure you follow trot lines rules especially with having your name and address attached to the lines. Smaller flatheads are being taken in deep holes or in the tailwater on worms.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Freshwater drum are easy to catch on a 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. Some are also being caught off the rocks in the tailwater.

Northern Pike - Good: Pike are being reported on flashy spinners along weed edges and rock shorelines.

The water level at the Bellevue Lock and Dam is at 7.3 feet. The water temperature is at 79 degrees and the water clarity is good.

White Bass - Fair: Some white bass are being reported in the tailwater mostly on flashy small spinners.

Walleye - Slow: Walleye fishing remains slow although many veterans feel it should pick up soon with this low water.

Source: Iowa DNR

8/20/20 @ 7:13 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: Try fishing around brush piles in larger sloughs with reduced current.

Channel Catfish - Excellent: Catfish are along rock lines and brush piles in moderate current. Anglers are mostly using prepared stink baits.

Flathead Catfish - Good: Flathead catfish are being caught using live fish for bait. Lots of trot lines are being set and make sure you follow trot lines rules especially with having your name and address attached to the lines. Smaller flatheads are being taken in deep holes or in the tailwater on worms.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Freshwater drum are easy to catch on a 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. Some are also being caught off the rocks in the tailwater.

Northern Pike - Good: Pike are being reported on flashy spinners along weed edges and rock shorelines.

The water level at the Bellevue Lock and Dam has dropped to 6.7 feet. The water temperature is at 79 degrees and the water clarity is fair. The Maquoketa River is turbid after recent rains so avoid downstream of the confluence.

White Bass - Good: White bass are being reported in the tailwater mostly on flashy small spinners.

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

Source: Iowa DNR

8/13/20 @ 6:49 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 level at the Bellevue Lock and Dam is at 10.2 feet. The water temperature is at 77 degrees. The water clarity is fair. The recent water rise hampered fishing but it is picking up again.

Bluegill - Fair: Try fishing around brush piles in larger sloughs with reduced current.

Channel Catfish - Excellent: Catfish are along rock lines and brush piles in moderate current. Anglers are mostly using prepared stink baits.

Flathead Catfish - Good: Flathead catfish are being caught using live fish for bait. Lots of trot lines are being set and make sure you follow trot lines rules especially with having your name and address attached to the lines.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Freshwater drum are easy to catch on a 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. Some are also being caught off the rocks in the tailwater.

Northern Pike - Good: Pike are being reported on flashy spinners along weed edges and rock shorelines.

White Bass - Good: White bass are being reported in the tailwater mostly on flashy small spinners.

Source: Iowa DNR

7/30/20 @ 6:40 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.

Bluegill - Fair: Try fishing around brush piles in larger sloughs with reduced current.

Channel Catfish - Excellent: Some cats have moved along rock lines. Anglers are mostly using prepared stink baits.

Flathead Catfish - Good: Flathead catfish are being caught using live fish for bait. Lots of trot lines are being set and make sure you follow trot lines rules especially with having your name and address attached to the lines.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Freshwater drum are easy to catch on a 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: Pike are being reported on flashy spinners along weed edges and rock shorelines.

The water level at the Bellevue Lock and Dam is at 9.7 feet and will recede. The water temperature is at 80 degrees. The water clarity is fair.

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 level at the Bellevue Lock and Dam is near 8.2 feet.The water temperature is at 80 degrees.The water clarity is good.

Channel Catfish - Excellent: Catfish have moved along rock lines and brush piles in moderate current. Anglers are mostly using prepared stink baits.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Freshwater drum are easy to catch on a 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. Some are also being caught off the rocks in the tailwater.

Northern Pike - Good: Pike are being reported on flashy spinners along weed edges and rock shorelines.

Bluegill - Fair: Try fishing around brush piles in larger sloughs with reduced current.

Flathead Catfish - Good: Flathead catfish are being caught using live fish for bait. Lots of trot lines are being set and make sure you follow trot lines rules especially with having your name and address attached to the lines.

White Bass - Fair: Some white bass are being reported in the tailwater mostly on flashy small spinners.

Source: Iowa DNR

7/16/20 @ 5:31 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 level at the Bellevue Lock and Dam is at 10.4 feet and expected to recede later this week. The water temperature is at 86 degrees and the water is clear.

Channel Catfish - Excellent: Some cats have moved along rock lines. Anglers are switching over to prepared stink baits.

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

Northern Pike - Excellent: Pike are being reported on flashy spinners along weed edges and rock shorelines.

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

Bluegill - Good: Try fishing around brush piles in larger sloughs with moderate current.

Flathead Catfish - Good: Flathead catfish are using live fish for bait. Lots of trot lines are being set.

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.

Bluegill - Good: Try fishing around brush piles in larger sloughs with reduced current.

Channel Catfish - Excellent: Some cats have moved along rock lines. Anglers are switching over to prepared stink baits.

Flathead Catfish - Good: Flathead catfish are being caught using live fish for bait. Lots of trot lines are being set.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Freshwater drum are easy to catch on a 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 - Excellent: Pike are being reported on flashy spinners along weed edges and rock shorelines.

The water level at the Bellevue Lock and Dam is at 10.6 feet and expected to hold somewhat steady this week. The water temperature is at 82 degrees. The water clarity is poor especially around the tributary streams after recent rains.

Source: Iowa DNR

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