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Pool 18, Mississippi River, Louisa County

Pool 18, Mississippi River, Louisa County
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9/8/21 @ 2:13 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
Mississippi River Pools 16-19: Tailwater stages have risen 3-4 feet with recent rains. Main channel water temperature is around 79 degrees and water clarity is poor. 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. Try fishing with stinkbait or crawlers upstream from the brush pile. Some channel catfish can also be caught fishing upstream of the wingdams.

Tailwater stage at Lock and Dam 17 at New Boston is 9 feet and rising. Tailwater stage is forecasted to reach 11 feet over the weekend. Floodstage is 15 feet.

Walleye - No Report: Walleyes can be caught on the wingdams. Try trolling or casting crankbaits. Walleyes can also be caught trolling three-way rigs with crawlers.

White Crappie - No Report: Look for crappies in the backwaters and side channels around brush piles. Try fishing with jigs and minnows or jigs and plastics.

White Bass - No Report: Look for white bass around current seams chasing minnows. Try casting jigs and twisters or inline spinners. Areas to try are rocky points and wingdams.

Source: Iowa DNR

9/1/21 @ 2:10 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
Mississippi River Pools 16-19: Tailwater stages have risen slightly with the recent rains. Main channel water temperature is around 82 degrees and water clarity is fair. Boaters should use caution with the low water conditions. 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. Try fishing with stinkbait or crawlers upstream from the brush pile. Some channel catfish can also be caught fishing upstream of the wingdams.

Tailwater stage at Lock and Dam 17 at New Boston has risen to 3.95 feet. River stage is forecasted to stay fairly steady the next few days.

White Crappie - No Report: Look for crappies in the backwaters and side channels around brush piles. Try fishing with jigs and minnows or jigs and plastics.

Walleye - No Report: Walleyes can be caught on the wingdams. Try trolling or casting crankbaits. Walleyes can also be caught trolling three-way rigs with crawlers.

White Bass - No Report: Look for white bass around current seams chasing minnows. Try casting jigs and twisters or inline spinners. Areas to try are rocky points and wingdams.

Source: Iowa DNR

8/25/21 @ 1:46 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
Mississippi River Pools 16-19: River stages have been falling the past few days. Main channel water temperature is around 80 degrees and water clarity is fair. Boaters should use caution with the low water 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 17 at New Boston is 5.81 feet and falling. River stage is forecasted to keep falling.

Channel Catfish - No Report: Look for channel catfish around brush piles and snags along the main channel and side channels. Try fishing with stinkbait or crawlers upstream from the brush pile. Some channel catfish can also be caught fishing upstream of the wingdams.

White Crappie - No Report: Look for crappies in the backwaters and side channels around brush piles. Try fishing with jigs and minnows or jigs and plastics.

Walleye - No Report: Walleyes can be caught on the wingdams. Try trolling or casting crankbaits. Walleyes can also be caught trolling three-way rigs with crawlers.

White Bass - No Report: Look for white bass around current seams chasing minnows. Try casting jigs and twisters or inline spinners. Areas to try are rocky points and wingdams.

Source: Iowa DNR

8/3/21 @ 3:16 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
Mississippi River Pools 16-19. River levels have been on the fall the past few days. Main channel water temperature is 85 degrees. Water clarity has been fair. Boaters should use caution on the river with the low water conditions. Fishing is being reported as slow. If you have questions on fishing Pools 16-19 contact the Fairport Fish Hatchery at 563-263-5062.

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

Channel Catfish - No Report: Look for channel catfish along riprap shorelines. Try floating bobbers with crawlers or leeches. Also look for channel catfish around brush piles and snags along the main channel or side channels.

Tailwater stage at Lock and Dam 17 in New Boston is 3.32 feet and forecasted to reach 5 feet by the middle of next week. Floodstage is 15 feet.

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

White Bass - Fair: Some white bass are being caught below Lock and Dam 17. Try casting jigs and twisters or in-line spinners. White bass are also being caught at the outlet of Lake Odessa. Some white bass are also being caught on the backsides of the wingdams close to shore in areas of current.

White Crappie - No Report: Look for crappies in the backwaters and side channels around brush piles. Try fishing with jigs and plastics or minnows under a bobber around brush piles. Some crappies are also being caught at the outlet of Lake Odessa.

Source: Iowa DNR

7/27/21 @ 3:13 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
Mississippi River Pools 16-19. River levels have been on the fall the past few days. Main channel water temperature is 82 degrees. Water clarity has been fair. Boaters should use caution on the river with the low water conditions. Fishing is being reported as slow. If you have questions on fishing Pools 16-19 contact the Fairport Fish Hatchery at 563-263-5062.

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

Channel Catfish - No Report: Look for channel catfish along riprap shorelines. Try floating bobbers with crawlers or leeches. Also look for channel catfish around brush piles and snags along the main channel or side channels.

Tailwater stage at Lock and Dam 17 in New Boston is 4.10 feet. Floodstage is 15 feet.

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

White Bass - Fair: Some white bass are being caught below Lock and Dam 17. Try casting jigs and twisters or in-line spinners. White bass are also being caught at the outlet of Lake Odessa. Some white bass are also being caught on the backsides of the wingdams close to shore in areas of current.

White Crappie - No Report: Look for crappies in the backwaters and side channels around brush piles. Try fishing with jigs and plastics or minnows under a bobber around brush piles. Some crappies are also being caught at the outlet of Lake Odessa.

Source: Iowa DNR

7/20/21 @ 3:04 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
Mississippi River Pools 16-19. River levels are forecasted to rise with recent heavy rains. Main channel water temperature is 77 degrees. Water clarity has been fair but will most likely muddy up some with the recent rains. Boaters should use caution on the river with the low water conditions. If you have questions on fishing Pools 16-19 contact the Fairport Fish Hatchery at 563-263-5062.

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

Channel Catfish - No Report: Look for channel catfish along riprap shorelines. Try floating bobbers with crawlers or leeches. Also look for channel catfish around brush piles and snags along the main channel or side channels.

Tailwater stage at Lock and Dam 17 in New Boston is 4.47 feet and forecasted to reach 6.1 feet by the weekend. Floodstage is 15 feet.

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

White Bass - Fair: Some white bass are being caught below Lock and Dam 17. Try casting jigs and twisters or in-line spinners. White bass are also being caught at the outlet of Lake Odessa. Some white bass are also being caught on the backsides of the wingdams close to shore in areas of current.

White Crappie - No Report: Look for crappies in the backwaters and side channels around brush piles. Try fishing with jigs and plastics or minnows under a bobber around brush piles. Some crappies are also being caught at the outlet of Lake Odessa.

Source: Iowa DNR

7/6/21 @ 2:58 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
Mississippi River Pools 16-19. River stages have been rising with the recent rains. The river has muddied up some with the recent rains. 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 in New Boston is 6.04 feet and forecasted to reach 6.5 feet. Floodstage is 15 feet.

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

Channel Catfish - No Report: Look for channel catfish along riprap shorelines. Try floating bobbers with crawlers or leeches. Also look for channel catfish around brush piles and snags along the main channel or side channels.

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

White Bass - Fair: Some white bass are being caught below Lock and Dam 17. Try casting jigs and twisters or in-line spinners. White bass are also being caught at the outlet of Lake Odessa. Some white bass are also being caught on the backsides of the wingdams close to shore in areas of current.

White Crappie - No Report: Look for crappies in the backwaters and side channels around brush piles. Try fishing with jigs and plastics or minnows under a bobber around brush piles. Some crappies are also being caught at the outlet of Lake Odessa.

Source: Iowa DNR

6/29/21 @ 2:55 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
Mississippi River Pools 16-19. River stages continue to fall. Main channel water clarity is fair. Main channel water temperature is around 77 degrees. Boaters should use caution when out on the river due to low water levels. If you have questions on fishing Pools 16-19 contact the Fairport Fish Hatchery at 563-263-5062.

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

Channel Catfish - No Report: Look for channel catfish along riprap shorelines. Try floating bobbers with crawlers or leeches. Also look for channel catfish around brush piles and snags along the main channel or side channels.

Tailwater stage at Lock and Dam 17 in New Boston is 4.76 feet and falling. Boaters should use caution on the river due to low river levels. Floodstage is 15 feet.

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

White Bass - Fair: Some white bass are being caught below Lock and Dam 17. Try casting jigs and twisters or in-line spinners. White bass are also being caught at the outlet of Lake Odessa. Some white bass are also being caught on the backsides of the wingdams close to shore in areas of current.

White Crappie - No Report: Look for crappies in the side channels around brush piles. Try fishing with jigs and plastics or minnows under a bobber around brush piles. Some crappies are also being caught at the outlet of Lake Odessa.

Source: Iowa DNR

6/22/21 @ 2:52 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
Mississippi River Pools 16-19. River stages continue to fall. Main channel water clarity is fair. Main channel water temperature is around 83 degrees. Boaters should use caution when out on the river due to low water levels. 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 along riprap shorelines. Try floating bobbers with crawlers or leeches. Also look for channel catfish around brush piles and snags along the main channel or side channels.

Tailwater stage at Lock and Dam 17 in New Boston is 4.26 feet and falling. Boaters should use caution on the river due to low river levels. Floodstage is 15 feet.

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

White Crappie - No Report: Look for crappies in the side channels around brush piles. Try fishing with jigs and plastics or minnows under a bobber around brush piles. Some crappies are also being caught at the outlet of Lake Odessa.

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

White Bass - Fair: Some white bass are being caught below Lock and Dam 17. Try casting jigs and twisters or in-line spinners. White bass are also being caught at the outlet of Lake Odessa. Some white bass are also being caught on the backsides of the wingdams close to shore in areas of current.

Source: Iowa DNR

6/15/21 @ 2:46 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
Mississippi River Pools 16-19. Tailwater stages have fallen close to 2 feet in the past few days. Main channel water clarity is fair. Main channel water temperature is around 80 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 17 in New Boston is 5.97 feet and forecasted to fall to 5.5 over the weekend. Floodstage is 15 feet.

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

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

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

Channel Catfish - No Report: Look for channel catfish along riprap shorelines. Try floating bobbers with crawlers or leeches. Also look for channel catfish around brush piles and snags along the main channel or side channels.

White Bass - Fair: Some white bass are being caught below Lock and Dam 17. Try casting jigs and twisters or in-line spinners.

Source: Iowa DNR

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