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JT2365
 September 06 2017 11:29AM (Read 3095 times)  


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Hey guys,

Looking for tips for pool 17. Planning on putting in at Muscatine. I fished it early spring with some good luck just pitching jig heads with a minnow but haven't really tried it this summer. Are the wing dams the place to be or up by the Dam where I was catching them this spring? I haven't tried a Dubuque rig yet but from reading other posts it may be the way to go. Any info helps.

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 September 07 2017 05:35PM  
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What's a Dubuque Rig?


 
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 September 07 2017 08:21PM  


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Dubuque rig is like a 3 way rig. you can use a heavier jig on bottom and then use lighter jig/hook up top.

To original post. I have caught some fish on wing dams. I anchor above and cast cranks down, retrieving them to the boat. As I have learned and was taught, if you aren't in the rocks you wont catch fish. You also go through some extra tackle this way. I am very new to walleye as well and always trying to learn. Frustrating at times.

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 September 08 2017 09:48AM  


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Thanks Biscuit,

I was thinking that but just wanted to see if anyone else has been out lately. I don't really fish the Miss very often but do give reports for Lake Macbride when I go as it is the closest lake to me. Havent had a whole lot of luck there this summer for numbers but bottom bouncing crawler haulers were getting some fish. Not sure this method would work great on the Miss.

From past experience if people aren't responding that means one of two things: either people aren't fishing that area or the fish are biting and now one wants to tell.
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 September 08 2017 11:10AM  
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Hey guys,

Looking for tips for pool 17. Planning on putting in at Muscatine. I fished it early spring with some good luck just pitching jig heads with a minnow but haven't really tried it this summer. Are the wing dams the place to be or up by the Dam where I was catching them this spring? I haven't tried a Dubuque rig yet but from reading other posts it may be the way to go. Any info helps.

THANKS!!!




its getting cooler. in september i find plenty of fish where i found them in april/may.

i don't fish 17 a ton but if i were you, i'd fish the wingdams south of hog island, hwy 92 bridge pilings (just behind them) and the mouth of the creek on the ia side behind the bridge. and around towhead islands, you'll find seams where slack water meets fast moving water. i'd pitch jigs and plastics or flicker shads at those seams. around the wingdams either anchor and pitch or troll around them with dubuque rigs (but use a shallow crank as your trailing line) if i'm pitching to the bridge pilings, i use half a crawler on a jig.




 
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 September 08 2017 12:56PM  


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Hey guys,

Looking for tips for pool 17. Planning on putting in at Muscatine. I fished it early spring with some good luck just pitching jig heads with a minnow but haven't really tried it this summer. Are the wing dams the place to be or up by the Dam where I was catching them this spring? I haven't tried a Dubuque rig yet but from reading other posts it may be the way to go. Any info helps.

THANKS!!!




its getting cooler. in september i find plenty of fish where i found them in april/may.

i don't fish 17 a ton but if i were you, i'd fish the wingdams south of hog island, hwy 92 bridge pilings (just behind them) and the mouth of the creek on the ia side behind the bridge. and around towhead islands, you'll find seams where slack water meets fast moving water. i'd pitch jigs and plastics or flicker shads at those seams. around the wingdams either anchor and pitch or troll around them with dubuque rigs (but use a shallow crank as your trailing line) if i'm pitching to the bridge pilings, i use half a crawler on a jig.




Thanks for the reply and info. I will post how I do!


 
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JT2365
 September 11 2017 10:56AM  


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No luck on eyes. Tried the wings dams and slack waters. Maybe I was using the wrong bait but I went through almost everything I had. I did end up with catfish and bass.


 
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 November 03 2017 10:09AM  


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Anyone been on 17 lately that can give a report?


 
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 November 03 2017 10:41AM  
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15,16,17 have been slow from all the reports i've gotten. we've had a rough october with warm weather and high water, and now we've seen a 15 degree water temp swing in 10 days. the fish should be on the chew soon but man its been rough.


 
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 November 03 2017 11:11AM  


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15,16,17 have been slow from all the reports i've gotten. we've had a rough october with warm weather and high water, and now we've seen a 15 degree water temp swing in 10 days. the fish should be on the chew soon but man its been rough.



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 November 04 2017 08:22AM  


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We fished pool 18 yesterday. Slow. No walleye, caught some drum. Hopefully next trip is a little better.


 
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 November 04 2017 09:10AM  


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Hitting pool 14 Sunday, hopefully the bite is on. It was slow last weekend for everything. ended up catching some nice white bass in the sandpits trolling crank baits.
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 November 06 2017 10:56AM  
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i had a great day on 16 saturday.

there were a ton of boats as there was a Walleye Federation Qualifier tournament going on and just normal locals but we stayed away from the crowd and i almost got my limit and my dad and a buddy put a few int he box too.

i worked current seams in 7-12' of water drifting down or dragging up with dubuque rigs. i used 3/4 oz jigs which is heavier than normal but the current seemingly called for it. we caught a few throw backs but most fish were eaters. 14's (2 saugers) up to 18's.

on 14 this weekend, it sounds like lots of guys clobbered them.

its getting better and i believe we have 3 weeks of hot fishing coming.

the report i got out of 17 was that water was moving fast.


 
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 November 06 2017 01:27PM  


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i had a great day on 16 saturday.

there were a ton of boats as there was a Walleye Federation Qualifier tournament going on and just normal locals but we stayed away from the crowd and i almost got my limit and my dad and a buddy put a few int he box too.

i worked current seams in 7-12' of water drifting down or dragging up with dubuque rigs. i used 3/4 oz jigs which is heavier than normal but the current seemingly called for it. we caught a few throw backs but most fish were eaters. 14's (2 saugers) up to 18's.

on 14 this weekend, it sounds like lots of guys clobbered them.

its getting better and i believe we have 3 weeks of hot fishing coming.

the report i got out of 17 was that water was moving fast.



Thanks for the info Sir!!
Was it a morning bite or afternoon if you don't mind sharing, if not I understand?


 
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 November 06 2017 01:45PM  
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afternoon. we got out late morning. once we spent about an hour on one arm of the slough by ourselves, at least 4 of the tourney boats smelled a bite and came up in there and 3 of them had nothing, and the other 1 had 4 smaller fish. once all the tournament boats went out of the other area to weigh in, we went up and hammered em. so i think the afternoon bite was better. which will change from day to day.


 
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 November 07 2017 08:26AM  


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To be honest we had a very poor day chasing fish on Sunday. was fishing jigs and trolling crank baits on the wing dams and the sand pits in pool 14. Not a single hit. Would love some pointers if anyone has any. Not looking for your spots jsut some advice to get on some fish

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 November 07 2017 10:47AM  
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i'm not as versed on pool 14 at all really but i know a lot of guys that are fishing it right now. they are all fishing out above stamps island on that current seam. or fishing below the island on the seam aroudn lyon chute.


 
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JT2365
 November 13 2017 02:24PM  


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I went out on 17 on Thursday. Fished almost all day for one fish and it was over the slot. Tried the current cut by the damn and wing dams. Either I was having terrible luck or they were not biting.


 
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 November 14 2017 09:42AM  
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we pounded fish on 16 on friday. but we only found them in like a really small spot.


 
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