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Pool 14, Mississippi River, Scott County

Pool 14, Mississippi River, Scott County
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11/28/22 @ 4:07 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 Fulton is at 5.6 feet, 9.8 feet at Camanche and 4.8 feet at LeClaire. Water clarity is excellent and water temperature is in low 40's. When river conditions are this low, be careful not to back off the ends of the boat ramps.

Sauger - Good: Most anglers are fishing in the tailwaters with a jig and minnow rig.

Largemouth Bass - Good: Bass will feed in backwater areas right until ice up.

Black Crappie - Good: Try to find deeper areas in backwater lakes with very little current. Be patient and fish very slow.

Source: Iowa DNR

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11/21/22 @ 4:04 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.

The water level at Fulton is at 6.2 feet, 10.2 feet at Camanche and 5.2 feet at LeClaire. Water clarity is excellent and water temperature is in low 40's. When river conditions are this low, be careful not to back off the ends of the boat ramps.

Black Crappie - Good: Hit areas like Rock Creek backwaters near Camanche and fish in brush piles with deeper water near them.

Bluegill - Good: Bobber and worms are the best bet along old vegetation beds. Bluegill will be making their way into deeper backwater areas.

Largemouth Bass - Excellent: Bass fishing will heat up this fall when they start chasing gizzard shad in the backwater lakes.

Northern Pike - Good: There are a lot of pike in Pool 14, target backwater areas with large gaudy spinner baits. Pike will bite right up to ice up in backwater lakes.

Walleye - Good: Most anglers using a jig and minnow for walleye and sauger in the tailwaters.

White Bass - Good: White bass can be seen feeding mainly in the tailwater areas. Use small white jigs or small spinners.

Yellow Perch - Good: Lots of yellow perch are being caught but many are quite small.

Source: Iowa DNR

11/14/22 @ 3:58 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 Fulton is at 5.3 feet, 9.8 feet at Camanche and 4.6 feet at LeClaire. Water clarity is excellent and water temperature is in low 50's. When river conditions are this low, be careful not to back off the ends of the boat ramps.

Walleye - Good: Use crankbaits on wingdams. Some anglers are starting to move to the lock and dam to target walleyes on jigs and one-eye jigging spoons.

Smallmouth Bass - Good: Fish rock lines with crankbaits and spinners. Must be in moderate current areas for the best success.

Largemouth Bass - Excellent: Bass fishing will heat up this fall when they start chasing gizzard shad in the backwater lakes.

Black Crappie - Good: Hit areas like Rock Creek backwaters near Camanche and fish in brush piles with deeper water near them.

Bluegill - Good: Bobber and worms are the best bet along old vegetation beds. Bluegill will be making their way into deeper backwater areas.

White Bass - Good: White bass can be seen feeding mainly in the tailwater areas. Use small white jigs or small spinners.

Northern Pike - Good: There are a lot of pike in Pool 14, target backwater areas with large gaudy spinner baits.

Yellow Perch - Good: Lots of yellow perch are being caught but many are quite small.

Source: Iowa DNR

11/7/22 @ 3:55 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. 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: Hit areas like Rock Creek backwaters near Camanche and fish in brush piles with deeper water near them.

Bluegill - Good: Bobber and worms are the best bet along old vegetation beds. Bluegill will be making their way into deeper backwater areas.

Freshwater Drum - Good: Fish with a worm and egg sinker rig in areas of moderate current. Drum are abundant on the Mississippi River and can be good eating if prepared correctly.

Largemouth Bass - Excellent: Bass fishing will heat up this fall when they start chasing gizzard shad in the backwater lakes.

Northern Pike - Good: There are a lot of pike in Pool 14, target backwater areas with large gaudy spinner baits.

Smallmouth Bass - Good: Fish rock lines with crankbaits and spinners. Must be in moderate current areas for the best success.

The water level at Fulton is at 4.5 feet, 9.3 feet at Camanche and 4.2 feet at LeClaire. Water clarity is excellent and water temperature is in low 50's. When river conditions are this low, be careful not to back off the ends of the boat ramps.

Walleye - Good: Use crankbaits on wingdams. Some anglers are starting to move to the lock and dam to target walleyes on jigs and one-eye jigging spoons.

White Bass - Excellent: White bass can be seen feeding mainly in the tailwater areas. Use small white jigs or small spinners.

Yellow Perch - Good: Lots of yellow perch are being caught but many are quite small.

Source: Iowa DNR

10/31/22 @ 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 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 Fulton is at 4.8 feet, 9.5 feet at Camanche and 4.6 feet at LeClaire. Water clarity is excellent and water temperature is in low 50's. When river conditions are this low, be careful not to back off the ends of the boat ramps.

Smallmouth Bass - Good: Fish rock lines with crankbaits and spinners. Must be in moderate current areas for the best success.

Walleye - Good: Use crankbaits on wingdams. Some anglers are starting to move to the lock and dam to target walleyes on jigs.

Freshwater Drum - Good: Fish with a worm and egg sinker rig in areas of moderate current. Drum are abundant on the Mississippi River and can be good eating if prepared correctly.

Largemouth Bass - Excellent: Bass fishing will heat up this fall when they start chasing gizzard shad in the backwater lakes.

Black Crappie - Good: Hit areas like Rock Creek backwaters near Camanche and fish in brush piles with deeper water near them.

Bluegill - Fair: Bobber and worms are the best bet along old vegetation beds. Bluegill will be making their way into deeper backwater areas.

Northern Pike - Good: There are a lot of pike in Pool 14, target backwater areas with large gaudy spinner baits.

White Bass - Excellent: White bass can be seen feeding mainly in the tailwater areas. Use small white jigs or small spinners.

Yellow Perch - Good: Lots of yellow perch are being caught but many are quite small.

Source: Iowa DNR

10/24/22 @ 2:49 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 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: Hit areas like Rock Creek backwaters near Camanche and fish in brush piles with deeper water near them.

Bluegill - Good: Bobber and worms are the best bet along old vegetation beds.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Fish with a worm and egg sinker rig in areas of moderate current. Drum are abundant on the Mississippi River and can be good eating if prepared correctly.

Largemouth Bass - Excellent: Bass fishing will heat up this fall when they start chasing gizzard shad in the backwater lakes.

Smallmouth Bass - Good: Fish rock lines with crankbaits and spinners. Must be in moderate current areas for the best success.

The water level at Fulton is at 4.1 feet, 9.5 feet at Camanche and 4.3 feet at LeClaire. Water clarity is excellent and water temperature is 50. When river conditions are this low, be careful not to back off the ends of the boat ramps.

Walleye - Good: Use crankbaits on wingdams. Some anglers are starting to move to the lock and dam to target walleyes on jigs.

White Bass - Excellent: White bass can be seen feeding mainly in the tailwater areas. Use small white jigs or small spinners.

Northern Pike - Good: There are a lot of pike in Pool 14, target backwater areas with large gaudy spinner baits.

Yellow Perch - Good: Lots of yellow perch are being caught but many are quite small.

Source: Iowa DNR

10/17/22 @ 2:46 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

Black Crappie - Good: Hit areas like Rock Creek backwaters near Camanche and fish in brush piles with deeper water near them.

Bluegill - Good: Bobber and worms are the best bet along old vegetation beds.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Fish with a worm and egg sinker rig in areas of moderate current. Drum are abundant on the Mississippi River and can be good eating if prepared correctly.

Largemouth Bass - Good: Bass fishing will heat up this fall when they start chasing gizzard shad in the backwater lakes.

Smallmouth Bass - Good: Fish rock lines with crankbaits and spinners. Must be in moderate current areas for the best success.

The water level at Fulton is at 4.2 feet, 9.5 feet at Camanche and 4.3 feet at LeClaire. Water clarity is excellent and water temperature is 59. When river conditions are this low, be careful not to back off the ends of the boat ramps.

Walleye - Good: Use crankbaits on wingdams. Some anglers are starting to move to the lock and dam to target walleyes on jigs.

White Bass - Excellent: White bass can be seen feeding mainly in the tailwater areas. Use small white jigs or small spinners.

Source: Iowa DNR

10/10/22 @ 2:43 PM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
White Bass - Excellent: White bass can be seen feeding mainly in the tailwater areas. Use small white jigs or small spinners.

Source: Iowa DNR

10/3/22 @ 2:40 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.

Walleye - Good: Use crankbaits on wingdams.

Smallmouth Bass - Good: Fish rock lines with crankbaits and spinners. Must be in moderate current areas for the best success.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Fish with a worm and egg sinker rig in areas of moderate current. Drum are abundant on the Mississippi River and can be good eating if prepared correctly.

Largemouth Bass - Good: Bass fishing will heat up this fall when they start chasing gizzard shad in the backwater lakes.

Black Bullhead - Good: Hit areas like Rock Creek backwaters near Camanche and fish in brush piles with deeper water near them.

Bluegill - Good: Bobber and worms are the best bet along old vegetation beds.

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.

Smallmouth Bass - Good: Fish rock lines with crankbaits and spinners. Must be in moderate current areas for the best success.

Walleye - Good: Use crankbaits on wingdams.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Fish with a worm and egg sinker rig in areas of moderate current. Drum are abundant on the Mississippi River and can be good eating if prepared correctly.

Largemouth Bass - Good: Bass fishing will heat up this fall when they start chasing gizzard shad in the backwater lakes.

Black Bullhead - Good: Hit areas like Rock Creek backwaters near Camanche and fish in brush piles with deeper water near them.

Bluegill - Good: Bobber and worms are the best bet along old vegetation beds.

Source: Iowa DNR

9/26/22 @ 2:37 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 Fulton Lock and Dam is receding and is presently at 4.3 feet, Camanche is at 9.6 feet and Le Claire is at 4.0 feet. Water temperature is around 75 in the main channel and clarity is good. In this low water be careful not to back a boat off the ends of short boat ramps. It is very easy to ruin your boat trailer.

Northern Pike - Good: Some pike have been seen in mixed species bags mostly by angler's bass fishing. Target pike along weedy shorelines with gaudy white spinners.

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

White Crappie - Good: Both Black and White crappie angling continues to be good in around brush piles. Small jig tipped with minnows are often the bait of choice.

Bluegill - Excellent: Bluegills are on the bite throughout Pool 14, use a simple bobber and worm rig in three foot of water or less.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Drum are taken in areas of moderate current using an egg sinker and worm rig. Keep fish 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 out of most of the common highly fished backwater lakes in Pool 14 such as Beaver Island, Rock Creek and Sunfish Lake.

Channel Catfish - Excellent: Fish in larger sloughs upstream of fallen trees. Use stink baits or cut shad.

White Bass - Good: White bass mixed in with Hybrid striped bass are being reported in good numbers near the tailwater area. Use white jig or small spinner.

Smallmouth Bass - Excellent: Look for smallmouth bass along rock lines with stronger currents. You need to fish in 1 to 2 feet of water right next to the rock.

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

Longnose Gar - Excellent: Wanna try to fish for something different numerous large gars are being reported biting in Pool 14.

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: Bluegills are on the bite throughout Pool 14, use a simple bobber and worm rig in three foot of water or less.

Channel Catfish - Excellent: Fish in larger sloughs upstream of fallen trees. Use stink baits or cut shad.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Drum are taken in areas of moderate current using an egg sinker and worm rig. Keep fish 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 out of most of the common highly fished backwater lakes in Pool 14 such as Beaver Island, Rock Creek and Sunfish Lake.

Northern Pike - Good: Some pike have been seen in mixed species bags mostly by angler's bass fishing. Target pike along weedy shorelines with gaudy white spinners.

The water level at the Fulton Lock and Dam is receding and is presently at 4.3 feet, Camanche is at 9.2 feet and Le Claire is at 4.3 feet. Water temperature is around 74 in the main channel and clarity is good. In this low water be careful not to back a boat off the ends of short boat ramps. It is very easy to ruin your boat 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 mixed in with Hybrid striped bass are being reported in good numbers near the tailwater area. Use white jig or small spinner.

White Crappie - Good: Both Black and White crappie angling continues to be good in around brush piles. Small jig tipped with minnows are often the bait of choice.

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

Longnose Gar - Excellent: Wanna try to fish for something different numerous large gars are being reported biting in Pool 14.

Smallmouth Bass - Excellent: Look for smallmouth bass along rock lines with stronger currents. You need to fish in 1 to 2 feet of water right next to the rock.

Source: Iowa DNR

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