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FISHING REPORTS

Pool 15

Mississippi River, Scott County, Iowa
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2/21/24 @ 3:19 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
User since 2/7/20
Ice flows have all nearly stopped on the river although chunks can occasionally be seen. Ice fishing is taking place, but ice is suspect in many places and not recommended. Water levels are slightly rising throughout the district. If you have angling questions, please call Bellevue Fisheries Management at 563-880-8781.

Sauger - No Report: For most of the river the walleye and sauger bite has been tough. When fishing is slow try to concentrate on using bait, and stinger hooks.

The water level at Rock Island is steady and near 5.9 feet. Water clarity is good and water temperature is 40 degrees.

Source: Iowa DNR

2/14/24 @ 3:16 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
User since 2/7/20
The river is rapidly changing. Most of the main channel is now open but major ice flows have been seen all week. Ice fishing is taking place, but ice is suspect in many places and not recommended. Most boat ramps are open but may be subject to ice flows. Water levels are rising throughout the district. If you have angling questions, please call Bellevue Fisheries Management at 563-880-8781.

The water level at Rock Island is steady and near 6.9 feet. Water clarity is good and water temperature is 35 degrees.

Sauger - No Report: For most of the river the walleye and sauger bite has been tough. When fishing is slow try to concentrate on using bait, and stinger hooks.

Source: Iowa DNR

2/2/24 @ 12:22 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
User since 2/7/20
What a difference a week can make. We still have ice fishing taking place but ice is suspect in many places. Many of the tailwater ramps have opened up as well but may be subject to large ice flows. Water levels are rising throughout the district. If you have angling questions, please call Bellevue Fisheries Management at 563-880-8781.

The water level at Rock Island is rising and near 7.0 feet. Water clarity is good and water temperature is 34 degrees.

Sauger - No Report: Ramps are just opening up but subject to massive ice flows.

Source: Iowa DNR

1/26/24 @ 12:19 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
User since 2/7/20
Ice fishing is underway with most district backwaters appear to have at least some solid ice but please avoid discolored ice. Also, be warry of snow covered areas as they might not have frozen despite the cold temperatures. Water levels are stable throughout the district. If you have angling questions, please call Bellevue Fisheries Management at 563-880-8781.

The water level at Rock Island is steady and near 5.4 feet. Water clarity is good and water temperature is 32 degrees.

Bluegill - No Report: We get very few reports on ice fishing in pool 15 as the pool contains very few backwater areas that are essential for pan fish.

Source: Iowa DNR

1/19/24 @ 12:16 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
User since 2/7/20
The first major ice fishing reports are filtering in from the district. Ice quality reports are all over the place from poor slushy ice to ice up to 7 inches. Please be careful and avoid discolored ice and be warry of snow covered areas as they might not have frozen despite the cold temperatures. Water levels are stable throughout the district. If you have angling questions, please call Bellevue Fisheries Management at 563-880-8781.

Bluegill - No Report: We get very few reports on ice fishing in pool 15 as the pool contains very few backwater areas that are essential for pan fish.

The water level at Rock Island is steady and near 5.2 feet. Water clarity is good and water temperature is 32 degrees.

Source: Iowa DNR

12/27/23 @ 2:04 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
User since 2/7/20
Water levels are low and stable on the River and water temps are still around 36 degrees. Some minor icing has been occurring at night but boat ramps remain open. Low levels elevate concern about backing off the back of ramps so use the minimum amount of ramp necessary to launch your boat. If you have angling questions, please call Bellevue Fisheries Management at 563-880-8781.

Sauger - Slow: Expecting some angling to take place in the tailwater with anglers mainly using jig and minnow rigs.

The water level at Rock Island is stable and near 4.4 feet. Water clarity is good and water temperature is 36 degrees. We may get low enough that backing off the ends of the ramps may become an issue again.

Water levels are low and rising on the River and water temps are around 38 degrees. Low levels elevate concern about backing off the back of ramps so use the minimum amount of ramp necessary to launch your boat. If you have angling questions, please call Bellevue Fisheries Management at 563-880-8781.

Sauger - Slow: Expecting some angling to take place in the tailwater with anglers mainly using jig and minnow rigs.

The water level at Rock Island is stable and near 4.6 feet. Water clarity is good and water temperature is 38 degrees. We may get low enough that backing off the ends of the ramps may become an issue again.

Source: Iowa DNR

12/20/23 @ 1:58 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
User since 2/7/20
Water levels are low and stable on the River and water temps are still around 37 degrees. Some minor icing has been occurring but boat ramps remain open. Low levels elevate concern about backing off the back of ramps so use the minimum amount of ramp necessary to launch your boat. If you have angling questions, please call Bellevue Fisheries Management at 563-880-8781.

The water level at Rock Island is stable and near 4.9 feet. Water clarity is good and water temperature is 37 degrees. We may get low enough that backing off the ends of the ramps may become an issue again.

Sauger - Slow: Expecting some angling to take place in the tailwater with anglers mainly using jig and minnow rigs.

Source: Iowa DNR

12/13/23 @ 1:55 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
User since 2/7/20
Water levels are low and stable on the River and water temps are still around 37 degrees. Some minor icing has been occurring but boat ramps remain open. Low levels elevate concern about backing off the back of ramps so use the minimum amount of ramp necessary to launch your boat. If you have angling questions, please call Bellevue Fisheries Management at 563-880-8781.

The water level at Rock Island is stable and near 4.4 feet. Water clarity is good and water temperature is 37 degrees. We may get low enough that backing off the ends of the ramps may become an issue again.

Sauger - Slow: Expecting some angling to take place in the tailwater with anglers mainly using jig and minnow rigs.

Source: Iowa DNR

12/6/23 @ 1:52 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
User since 2/7/20
Water levels are low and stable on the River and water temps are still around 37 degrees. Some minor icing has been occurring but boat ramps remain open. Low levels elevate concern about backing off the back of ramps so use the minimum amount of ramp necessary to launch your boat. If you have angling questions, please call Bellevue Fisheries Management at 563-880-8781.

The water level at Rock Island is stable and near 3.8 feet. Water clarity is good and water temperature is 37 degrees. We may get low enough that backing off the ends of the ramps may become an issue again.

Sauger - No Report: Expecting some angling to take place in the tailwater with anglers mainly using jig and minnow rigs.

Source: Iowa DNR

11/22/23 @ 1:40 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
User since 2/7/20
Water levels have stabilized again on the River and water temps are still around 46 degrees. Unseasonable weather is allowing for some "bonus" fishing. If you have angling questions, please call Bellevue Fisheries Management at 563-880-8781.

Channel Catfish - Good: Try using stink bait around logjams or rock lines. Fish in water less than eight feet deep.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Use a egg sinker and worm rig for abundant drum. Keep fish on ice after catching and they make excellent table fare.

Smallmouth Bass - No Report: Try throwing spinners along the rock lines in Pool 15. Lots of rock is available but need to have somewhat strong current to hold smallmouth bass.

The water level at Rock Island is stable and near 5.1 feet. Water clarity is good and water temperature is 46 degrees. We may get low enough that backing off the ends of the ramps may become an issue again.

White Bass - Good: Use small spinners in the tailwater areas for feeding white bass and hybrids. Look for feeding gulls which sometimes indicate feeding white bass.

Water levels have stabilized again on the River and water temps are still around 46 degrees. Unseasonable weather has allowed for some "bonus" fishing. If you have angling questions, please call Bellevue Fisheries Management at 563-880-8781.

The water level at Rock Island is stable and near 4.8 feet. Water clarity is good and water temperature is 46 degrees. We may get low enough that backing off the ends of the ramps may become an issue again.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Use a egg sinker and worm rig for abundant drum. Keep fish on ice after catching and they make excellent table fare.

Smallmouth Bass - No Report: Try throwing spinners along the rock lines in Pool 15. Lots of rock is available but need to have somewhat strong current to hold smallmouth bass.

White Bass - Good: Use small spinners in the tailwater areas for feeding white bass and hybrids. Look for feeding gulls which sometimes indicate feeding white bass.

Sauger - No Report: Expecting some angling to take place in the tailwater with anglers mainly using jig and minnow rigs.

Source: Iowa DNR

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