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FISHING REPORTS

Pool 19

Mississippi River, Lee County, Iowa
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2/20/24 @ 10:13 PM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
User since 2/7/20
Mississippi River Pools 16-19. Tailwater stages have been falling this past week. Main channel water temperature is around 39 degrees and water clarity is fair. Tailwater fishing for walleye and sauger is being reported as slow. There has been some woody debris in the water 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 18 above Burlington is 2.74 feet and has been falling this past week. We have not received any fishing reports for this pool this week.

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

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

Source: Iowa DNR

2/1/24 @ 5:43 PM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
User since 2/7/20
Mississippi River Pools 16-19. The main channel has opened up with the recent rains and warm weather. Tailwater stages have been on the rise with recent rains and snowmelt. There has been some tailwater fishing for walleye and sauger but we have received no reports on how the bite has been. 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 18 above Burlington is 3.74 feet and forecasted to reach 4.8 feet by next week. Floodstage is 10 feet. We have not received any reports on whether or not boat ramps are open. Unsafe ice conditions.

Source: Iowa DNR

1/25/24 @ 5:40 PM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
User since 2/7/20
Mississippi River Pools 16-19. The main channel has frozen up with the recent cold weather. We have not received any ice fishing or ice condition reports for these pools. There has been rain and warmer temperatures that could create 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 18 above Burlington is 2.30 feet and rising. We have not received any fishing or ice condition reports for this pool.

Source: Iowa DNR

1/18/24 @ 5:37 PM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
User since 2/7/20
Mississippi River Pools 16-19. The main channel has frozen up with the recent cold weather. We have not received any ice fishing or ice condition reports for this pool yet. If you have questions on fishing Pools 16-19 contact the Fairport Fish Hatchery at 563-263-5062.

Tailwater stage at Lock and Dam 18 above Burlington is 1.56 feet. We have not received any fishing or ice condition reports for this pool.

Source: Iowa DNR

12/26/23 @ 8:58 PM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
User since 2/7/20
Mississippi River Pools 16-19: Tailwater stages have been falling slightly the past few days. Main channel water temperature is around 35 degrees and water clarity has been fair. There has been some tailwater fishing for walleye and saugers. Backwaters are starting to ice up. 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 18 above Burlington is 1.3 feet and has been fairly steady. We have not received any fishing reports for this pool this week.

Source: Iowa DNR

12/19/23 @ 8:52 PM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
User since 2/7/20
Mississippi River Pools 16-19: Tailwater stages have been fairly steady the past few days. Main channel water temperature is around 35 degrees and water clarity has been fair. There has been some tailwater fishing for walleye and saugers. Backwaters are starting to ice up. 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 18 above Burlington is 1.65 feet and has been fairly steady. We have not received any fishing reports for this pool this week.

Source: Iowa DNR

11/21/23 @ 8:34 PM
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 around 46 degrees and water clarity has been fair. There has been some tailwater fishing for walleye and sauger. Crappies are being caught in the backwaters. If you have questions on fishing Pools 16-19 contact the Fairport Fish Hatchery at 563-263-5062.

Sauger - No Report: 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 18 above Burlington is 1.89 feet and has been fairly steady.

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

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

Mississippi River Pools 16-19. Tailwater stages have been fairly steady this past week. Main channel water temperature is around 47 degrees and water clarity has been fair. There has been some tailwater fishing for walleye and sauger. Crappies are being caught in the backwaters. If you have questions on fishing Pools 16-19 contact the Fairport Fish Hatchery at 563-263-5062.

Tailwater stage at Lock and Dam 18 above Burlington is 1.57 feet and has been fairly steady. We have not received any tailwater fishing reports for walleye and sauger for this pool this week.

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

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

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

Source: Iowa DNR

11/14/23 @ 12:40 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
User since 2/7/20
Mississippi River Pools 16-19. Tailwater stages have been falling this past week. Main channel water temperature is around 48 degrees and water clarity has been fair. There has been some tailwater fishing for walleye and sauger. Crappies are being caught in the backwaters. If you have questions on fishing Pools 16-19 contact the Fairport Fish Hatchery at 563-263-5062.

Tailwater stage at Lock and Dam 18 above Burlington is 2.68 feet and falling. Tailwater stage is forecasted to keep falling.

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

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

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

Source: Iowa DNR

10/30/23 @ 11:28 PM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
User since 2/7/20
Mississippi River Pools 16-19: Tailwater stages are forecasted to rise with recent heavy rains up north. Main channel water clarity has been fair and water temperature is around 60 degrees. Conditions may change as river levels start to rise. There has been some tailwater fishing for walleyes and saugers. Some crappies are starting to be caught in the backwaters. If you have questions on fishing Pools 16-19 contact the Fairport Fish Hatchery at 563-263-5062.

Sauger - No Report: We have not received any tailwater sauger fishing reports for this pool this week. As water temperatures fall the bite should pick up. Look for saugers below the dam. Try vertical jigging with minnows or trolling three-way rigs with minnows.

Tailwater stage at Lock and Dam 18 is 1.69 feet and forecasted to reach 4.4 feet by November 1st. We have not received any fishing reports for this pool this week.

Walleye - No Report: We have not received any tailwater walleye fishing reports for this pool this week. Look for walleyes on the wingdams. Try fishing with crankbaits or trolling three-way rigs with nightcrawlers.

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

Source: Iowa DNR

10/23/23 @ 11:25 PM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
User since 2/7/20
Mississippi River Pools 16-19: Tailwater stages have been rising slowly with recent heavy rains. Main channel water clarity has been fair and water temperature is around 57-58 degrees. We have not received much for tailwater fishing reports for walleye and saugers yet. Some crappies are starting to be caught in the backwaters. If you have questions on fishing Pools 16-19 contact the Fairport Fish Hatchery at 563-263-5062.

Tailwater stage at Lock and Dam 18 is 1.81 feet and had been rising the past few days. Tailwater stage is forecasted to stay fairly steady through the weekend. We have not received any fishing reports for this pool this week.

Sauger - No Report: We have not received any tailwater sauger fishing reports for this pool this week. As water temperatures fall the bite should pick up. Look for saugers below the dam. Try vertical jigging with minnows or trolling three-way rigs with minnows.

Walleye - No Report: We have not received any tailwater walleye fishing reports for this pool this week. Look for walleyes on the wingdams. Try fishing with crankbaits or trolling three-way rigs with nightcrawlers.

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

Source: Iowa DNR

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