Monday, August 11, 2008

Mississippi River Pool Fishing

Anglers fishing in Pools 9 through 15 are having good to excellent success for smallmouth and largemouth bass. Look for areas with moderate current and structure such as riprap or snags. Bass are also concentrated along rocky shorelines with drop-offs.
Bluegill fishing is good in Pools 9 through 15 on wax worms or garden worms suspended under a bobber fished along rip rapped shorelines or near woody structure adjacent to the channel.
Northern pike can be caught on spinner baits or top-water baits fished near Harpers Ferry in Pool 10 and in the Guttenberg tailwater. Northern pike seek cooler water this time of year, so search for areas where small streams or springs are entering the river.
White bass are hitting spinners and jigs fished around the wing dams in Pool 11.

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