Mississippi River Pools 16-19. Tailwater stages have risen 1.5 to 2 feet since last weekend. River stage is forecasted to fall over the weekend. Water clarity is fair. Main channel water temperature is around 72 degrees. If you have questions on fishing Pools 16-19 contact the Fairport Fish Hatchery at 563-263-5062.
Bluegill - Fair: Look for bluegills in the backwaters. Try fishing with pieces of worm under a bobber around brush piles. Places to try are Big Timber and Cleveland Slough.
Channel Catfish - Fair: Try fishing for channel catfish around brush piles and snags along the main channel and side channels. Fish with stinkbait or nightcrawlers. Channel catfish can also be caught fishing the upstream side of wingdams.
Largemouth Bass - Fair: Largemouth bass are being caught in Big Timber. Try fishing with plastics around brush piles and logs.
Tailwater stage at Lock and Dam 16 in Muscatine is 4.67 feet and forecasted to fall over the weekend. Floodstage is 15 feet.
Walleye - Fair: Try fishing for walleyes on the wingdams. Cast or troll crankbaits. Walleye can also be caught on the wingdams trolling three-way rigs with nightcrawlers.
White Crappie - Fair: Try fishing for crappies in the backwaters around brush piles. Use jigs and minnows or minnows under a bobber. Places to try are Big Timber or Cleveland Slough.
Source: Iowa DNR