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Pool 18, Mississippi River, Louisa County

Pool 18, Mississippi River, Louisa County
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11/28/22 @ 10:52 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
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.

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

Tailwater stage at Lock and Dam 17 at New Boston is 4.56 feet. Tailwater fishing for walleyes and saugers has been slow. Backwaters are frozen over with ice. Unsafe ice conditions.

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

11/21/22 @ 10:49 AM
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LL Reporter
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 17 at New Boston is 5.38 feet and forecasted to fall over the weekend. 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.

White Crappie - No Report: Look for crappies in the backwaters. Try fishing with jigs and minnows or minnows under a bobber around brush piles. Try fishing in the Huron Island complex.

Source: Iowa DNR

11/7/22 @ 10:43 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 - No Report: Look for saugers in the tailwaters. Try vertical jigging with minnows.

Tailwater stage at Lock and Dam 17 above New Boston is 3.24 feet. Floodstage is 15 feet. We have not received any tailwater reports for walleye and sauger fishing. As water temperature begins to fall the tailwater bite should pick up.

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 in the backwaters and sides channels around brush piles. Try fishing with minnows under a bobber or jigs and minnows. Try fishing in the Huron Island complex.

Source: Iowa DNR

10/31/22 @ 9:40 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
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 17 above New Boston is 3.67 feet. Floodstage is 15 feet. We have not received any tailwater reports for walleye and sauger fishing. As water temperature begins to fall the tailwater bite should pick up.

White Crappie - No Report: Look for crappies in the backwaters and sides channels around brush piles. Try fishing with minnows under a bobber or jigs and minnows. Try fishing in the Huron Island complex.

Sauger - No Report: 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

10/24/22 @ 9:34 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 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.

Sauger - No Report: Look for saugers in the tailwaters. Try vertical jigging with minnows.

Tailwater stage at Lock and Dam 17 above New Boston is 2.90 feet and has been fairly steady. Floodstage is 15 feet. We have not received any tailwater reports for walleye and sauger fishing. As water temperature begins to fall the tailwater bite should pick up.

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 in the backwaters and sides channels around brush piles. Try fishing with minnows under a bobber or jigs and minnows. Try fishing in the Huron Island complex.

Source: Iowa DNR

10/17/22 @ 9:31 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 17 above New Boston is 3.01 feet and has been falling slowly. Floodstage is 15 feet. We have not received any tailwater reports for walleye and sauger fishing. As water temperature begins to fall the tailwater bite should pick up.

Channel Catfish - Fair: Look for channel catfish around brush piles and snags along the main channel and side channels. Try fishing with stinkbaits, nightcrawlers, and cut shad. Channel catfish can also be caught fishing above the wingdams.

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

White Crappie - No Report: Look for crappies in the backwaters and sides channels around brush piles. Try fishing with minnows under a bobber or jigs and minnows. Try fishing in the Huron Island complex.

Sauger - No Report: Look for saugers in the tailwaters. Try vertical jigging with minnows.

Source: Iowa DNR

10/10/22 @ 9:25 AM
FISHING REPORT
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 17 above New Boston is 3.55 feet and has been fairly steady. Floodstage is 15 feet. We have not received any tailwater reports for walleye and sauger fishing. As water temperature begins to fall the tailwater bite should pick up.

Channel Catfish - Fair: Look for channel catfish around brush piles and snags along the main channel and side channels. Try fishing with stinkbaits, nightcrawlers, and cut shad. Channel catfish can also be caught fishing above the wingdams.

White Crappie - No Report: Look for crappies in the backwaters and sides channels around brush piles. Try fishing with minnows under a bobber or jigs and minnows. Try fishing in the Huron Island complex.

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

Source: Iowa DNR

9/26/22 @ 9:13 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.

Bluegill - No Report: Try fishing for bluegills in the backwaters around brush piles. Fish with pieces of worm under a bobber.

Channel Catfish - No Report: Look for channel catfish around brush piles and snags along the main channel and side channels. Fish with stinkbaits or nightcrawlers. Channel catfish can also be caught fishing the upstream side of wingdams.

Tailwater stage at Lock and Dam 17 is 4.38 feet and has been fairly steady the past couple days. Floodstage is 15 feet.

Walleye - No Report: Look for walleyes on the wingdams. Try casting or trolling crankbaits. Walleyes can also be caught on the wingdams trolling three-way rigs and nightcrawlers.

White Crappie - No Report: Fish for crappies in the backwaters. Try fishing with jigs and minnows or minnows under a bobber around brush piles.

Source: Iowa DNR

9/19/22 @ 9:10 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.

Channel Catfish - No Report: Look for channel catfish around brush piles and snags along the main channel and side channels. Fish with stinkbaits or nightcrawlers. Channel catfish can also be caught fishing the upstream side of wingdams.

Tailwater stage at Lock and Dam 17 is 4.92 feet and forecasted to fall over the weekend. Floodstage is 15 feet.

Walleye - No Report: Look for walleyes on the wingdams. Try casting or trolling crankbaits. Walleyes can also be caught on the wingdams trolling three-way rigs and nightcrawlers.

White Crappie - No Report: Fish for crappies in the backwaters. Try fishing with jigs and minnows or minnows under a bobber around brush piles.

Bluegill - No Report: Try fishing for bluegills in the backwaters around brush piles. Fish with pieces of worm under a bobber.

Source: Iowa DNR

9/12/22 @ 9:04 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 - No Report: Try fishing for bluegills in the backwaters around brush piles. Fish with pieces of worm under a bobber.

Channel Catfish - No Report: Look for channel catfish around brush piles and snags along the main channel and side channels. Fish with stinkbaits or nightcrawlers. Channel catfish can also be caught fishing the upstream side of wingdams.

Tailwater stage at Lock and Dam 17 is 3.74 feet and falling. Floodstage is 15 feet.

Walleye - No Report: Look for walleyes on the wingdams. Try casting or trolling crankbaits. Walleyes can also be caught on the wingdams trolling three-way rigs and nightcrawlers.

White Crappie - No Report: Fish for crappies in the backwaters. Try fishing with jigs and minnows or minnows under a bobber around brush piles.

Source: Iowa DNR

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