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cowboy
 March 19 2017 08:39AM (Read 1483 times)  
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Heading up Thursday night for 3 days of fishing at Genoa, Wi on the Miss. First time on the upper Miss, definitely been on my bucket list and finally making it happen. Guess this pool is known for some nice perch, but we are flexible if we need to drive around and change pools. Anybody else been there or have any pointers? We are planning on perch fishing for awhile, but I definitely want to get into some walleye action too. Gonna be a long slow few days before Friday gets here!


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 March 19 2017 08:19PM  
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I'll be up there at the same time for a walleye tournament. The perch are just starting to go right now so perch fishing should be really good next weekend. A lot of guys fish just downstream from the fishing barge at the dam. 8-15 ft of water is usually pretty good for the perch, 3 way with a minnow or half crawler. Should be some walleyes mixed in. You can also do the same thing across the river along the lock walls. I'm sure they're catching some fish in Desoto bay along with other backwaters as well.

Fyi. Genoa power plant ramp will be pretty busy Saturday morning from 6:15-7am.


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 March 20 2017 07:56AM  
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I'll be up there at the same time for a walleye tournament. The perch are just starting to go right now so perch fishing should be really good next weekend. A lot of guys fish just downstream from the fishing barge at the dam. 8-15 ft of water is usually pretty good for the perch, 3 way with a minnow or half crawler. Should be some walleyes mixed in. You can also do the same thing across the river along the lock walls. I'm sure they're catching some fish in Desoto bay along with other backwaters as well.

Fyi. Genoa power plant ramp will be pretty busy Saturday morning from 6:15-7am.



Crap!!
Well thanks for the reply, no offense but there is nothing I hate worse than fishing tourneys. I avoid them like the plague down here, really can ruin a vacation. Are they only on that pool? Saturday only?
Thanks again for the help.


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 March 20 2017 08:23AM  
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There are only 16 boats in the tourney. I wouldn't let that ruin your vacation!


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 March 20 2017 08:32AM  
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There are only 16 boats in the tourney. I wouldn't let that ruin your vacation!



Oh cool, I looked it up on the Wisc DNR and saw that 30 boats were allowed. 16 sounds a lot better.
We're staying at Water's Edge at the "vacation home", stop by for a *censored*tail if your in the area! Thanks again guys, never been up there so this is all great info.


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 March 20 2017 09:06AM  
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yeah 20 boats or less tourney's are really no big deal. plenty of river.


 
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 March 20 2017 11:50AM  
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Yeah, not too big. Looks like 21 boats as of now. Won't be a big deal on the water but I was trying to give you a heads up for the the ramp. I'd put in before 6 or after 7 to save yourself a little hassle.


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 March 20 2017 07:18PM  
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Waters Edge in Stoddard??? Be sure to try a bacon cheese burger at the Thirsty Turtle.


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 March 20 2017 10:14PM  
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Waters Edge in Stoddard??? Be sure to try a bacon cheese burger at the Thirsty Turtle.



Is there a "LIKE" button? 👍👍👍 Was fishing with grandpa and my bro this weekend in Guttenberg. Perch, walleye, and sauger all biting well. The water is high and muddy. Caught most of our fish on 1/4 and 5/16th oz blade baits. Brother got a super chunk 27.5" eye, so, Genoa should be good, keep us posted!


 
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 March 22 2017 07:15AM  
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mmmmm bacon

Sounds like rain every day now, yay. Maybe it will keep some of the fair weather folks at home.


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