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Pool 17, Mississippi River, Muscatine County

Pool 17, Mississippi River, Muscatine County
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11/28/22 @ 10:49 AM
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Mississippi River Pools 16-19: Tailwater stages dropped close to a foot over the weekend. Main channel water temperature is around 35 degrees. Tailwater fishing for walleyes and saugers has been slow. Backwaters have frozen over with skim ice. Unsafe ice conditions. If you have questions on fishing Pools 16-19 contact the Fairport Fish Hatchery at 563-263-5062.

Tailwater stage at Lock and Dam 16 in Muscatine is 4.20 feet. Backwaters are frozen over with ice. Unsafe ice conditions. Tailwater fishing for walleyes and saugers has been slow.

Sauger - Slow: Look for saugers below the Lock and Dam. Try vertical jigging with minnows or trolling three-way rigs with minnows.

Walleye - Slow: Look for walleyes below the Lock and Dam. Try vertical jigging with minnows or trolling three-way rigs with minnows. Some walleyes can also be caught trolling three-way rigs with minnows on the wingdams.

Source: Iowa DNR

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11/21/22 @ 10:46 AM
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USER SINCE 2/7/20
Mississippi River Pools 16-19: Tailwater stages have risen some this past week but forecasted to begin falling by the weekend. Main channel water temperature is around 42 degrees. Tailwater fishing for walleyes and saugers has been slow. If you have questions on fishing Pools 16-19 contact the Fairport Fish Hatchery at 563-263-5062.

Tailwater stage at Lock and Dam 16 in Muscatine is 5.06 feet and forecasted to fall over the weekend. As of November 17, Big Timber was free of ice. Conditions may change with colder temperatures over the weekend.

Sauger - No Report: Look for saugers below the Lock and Dam. Try vertical jigging with minnows or trolling three-way rigs with minnows.

Walleye - No Report: Look for walleyes below the Lock and Dam. Try vertical jigging with minnows or trolling three-way rigs with minnows. Some walleyes can also be caught trolling three-way rigs with minnows on the wingdams.

White Crappie - No Report: Look for crappies in the backwaters. Try fishing around brush piles with jigs and minnows or minnows under a bobber. Places to try are Big Timber and Cleveland Slough.

Source: Iowa DNR

11/7/22 @ 10:40 AM
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LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
Mississippi River Pools 16-19. Tailwater stages have fallen slightly this past week. Main channel water temperature is 55 degrees and water clarity is fair. Tailwater fishing for walleye and sauger has been slow. River conditions are low so use caution when boating. If you have questions on fishing Pools 16-19 contact the Fairport Fish Hatchery at 563-263-5062.

Sauger - Slow: There have been a few boats out this past week but fishing has been slow. As water temperatures start to fall look for saugers in the tailwaters. Try vertical jigging with minnows.

Tailwater stage at Lock and Dam 16 in Muscatine is 3.40 feet. Floodstage is 15 feet. We have not received much for tailwater fishing reports for walleye and saugers this week. The bite should pick up as water temperatures begin to fall.

Walleye - No Report: Look for walleyes on the wingdams. Try trolling three-way rigs with minnows or casting crankbaits.

White Crappie - Fair: Look for crappies around brush piles and snags in the backwaters and side channels. Try fishing with minnows under a bobber or jigs and minnows. Areas to try are Big Timber and Cleveland Slough.

Source: Iowa DNR

10/31/22 @ 9:37 AM
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USER SINCE 2/7/20
Mississippi River Pools 16-19. Tailwater stages have risen some this past week due to recent rains. Main channel water temperature is 55 degrees and water clarity is fair. Tailwater fishing for walleye and sauger has been slow. River conditions are low so use caution when boating. If you have questions on fishing Pools 16-19 contact the Fairport Fish Hatchery at 563-263-5062.

Tailwater stage at Lock and Dam 16 in Muscatine is 3.88 feet. Floodstage is 15 feet. We have not received much for tailwater fishing reports for walleye and saugers this week. The bite should pick up as water temperatures begin to fall.

Sauger - Slow: There have been a few boats out this past week but fishing has been slow. As water temperatures start to fall look for saugers in the tailwaters. Try vertical jigging with minnows.

Walleye - No Report: Look for walleyes on the wingdams. Try trolling three-way rigs with minnows or casting crankbaits.

White Crappie - No Report: Look for crappies around brush piles and snags in the backwaters and side channels. Try fishing with minnows under a bobber or jigs and minnows. Areas to try are Big Timber and Cleveland Slough.

Source: Iowa DNR

10/24/22 @ 9:31 AM
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USER SINCE 2/7/20
Mississippi River Pools 16-19. Tailwater stages have been fairly steady this past week. Main channel water temperature is 50 degrees and water clarity is fair. Tailwater fishing for walleye and sauger has been slow. River conditions are low so use caution when boating. If you have questions on fishing Pools 16-19 contact the Fairport Fish Hatchery at 563-263-5062.

Tailwater stage at Lock and Dam 16 in Muscatine is 3.22 feet and has been fairly steady. Floodstage is 15 feet. We have not received much for tailwater fishing reports for walleye and saugers this week. The bite should pick up as water temperatures begin to fall.

White Crappie - No Report: Look for crappies around brush piles and snags in the backwaters and side channels. Try fishing with minnows under a bobber or jigs and minnows. Areas to try are Big Timber and Cleveland Slough.

Sauger - Slow: There have been a few boats out this past week but fishing has been slow. As water temperatures start to fall look for saugers in the tailwaters. Try vertical jigging with minnows.

Walleye - No Report: Look for walleyes on the wingdams. Try trolling three-way rigs with minnows or casting crankbaits.

Source: Iowa DNR

10/17/22 @ 9:28 AM
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LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
Mississippi River Pools 16-19. Tailwater stages have been fairly steady to falling slowly this past week. Main channel water temperature is 60 degrees and water clarity is fair. Tailwater fishing for walleye and sauger has been slow. If you have questions on fishing Pools 16-19 contact the Fairport Fish Hatchery at 563-263-5062.

Tailwater stage at Lock and Dam 16 in Muscatine is 3.42 feet and has been fairly steady. Floodstage is 15 feet. We have not received much for tailwater fishing reports for walleye and saugers this week. The bite should pick up as water temperatures begin to fall.

Channel Catfish - No Report: Look for channel catfish around brush piles and snags along the main channel and side channels. Try fish with stinkbait, nightcrawlers, or cut shad. Channel catfish can also be caught fishing above the wingdams.

White Crappie - No Report: Look for crappies around brush piles and snags in the backwaters and side channels. Try fishing with minnows under a bobber or jigs and minnows. Areas to try are Big Timber and Cleveland Slough.

Walleye - No Report: Look for walleyes on the wingdams. Try trolling three-way rigs with crawlers or casting crankbaits.

Sauger - Slow: As water temperatures start to fall look for saugers in the tailwaters. Try vertical jigging with minnows.

Source: Iowa DNR

10/10/22 @ 9:22 AM
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LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
Mississippi River Pools 16-19. Tailwater stages have been fairly steady this past week. Main channel water temperature is 65 degrees and water clarity is fair. If you have questions on fishing Pools 16-19 contact the Fairport Fish Hatchery at 563-263-5062.

Tailwater stage at Lock and Dam 16 in Muscatine is 3.77 feet and has been fairly steady. Floodstage is 15 feet. We have not received much for tailwater fishing reports for walleye and saugers this week. The bite should pick up as water temperatures begin to fall.

Channel Catfish - No Report: Look for channel catfish around brush piles and snags along the main channel and side channels. Try fish with stinkbait, nightcrawlers, or cut shad. Channel catfish can also be caught fishing above the wingdams.

White Crappie - No Report: Look for crappies around brush piles and snags in the backwaters and side channels. Try fishing with minnows under a bobber or jigs and minnows. Areas to try are Big Timber and Cleveland Slough.

Walleye - No Report: Look for walleyes on the wingdams. Try trolling three-way rigs with crawlers or casting crankbaits.

Sauger - No Report: As water temperatures start to fall look for saugers in the tailwaters. Try vertical jigging with minnows.

Source: Iowa DNR

9/26/22 @ 9:10 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
Mississippi River Pools 16-19. Tailwater stages have been fairly steady the past couple days. Water clarity is fair. Main channel water temperature is around 74 degrees. If you have questions on fishing Pools 16-19 contact the Fairport Fish Hatchery at 563-263-5062.

Tailwater stage at Lock and Dam 16 in Muscatine is 4.14 feet and has been fairly steady. Floodstage is 15 feet.

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.

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

9/19/22 @ 9:07 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
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

9/12/22 @ 9:01 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
Mississippi River Pools 16-19. Tailwater stages have been falling the past few days. Water clarity is fair. Main channel water temperature is around 77 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 3.69 feet and falling. 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

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