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yogi59weedr
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09/18/2019 03:16PM
I'm heading up to pool 9 on Oct. 10th.
Gonna fish for 4 days. Buddy is flying in to Minneapolis ' hook up with my buddy there. They will be bringing my buds 21 ft ranger.2 of us have mainly fished for walleye below the Genoa and Lynxville dams. But that was 20 years ago. We are going to fish Desoto bay along the rocks by the tracks for bass. We have hooked up with a local guide for the 1st day. We are staying at a little hotel in Ferryville. Looking for maybe a little info on fishing areas....not spots and good places to eat............ we all played high school basketball together.
 
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FlambeauForest
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09/18/2019 04:39PM
At least you hired a guide!
Ted Peck is awesome
Mario Guzman never tried but seems to be a panfish pro.
If by chance you booked Dick Nefe ask about targeting flatheads. You won't be pissed. Unique daytime bite in the fall and he has it dialed in.
Check Clements fishing barge they'll let you know if walleye are biting below dam. That Float should be on everyone's bucket list.
 
Zwater
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09/18/2019 06:41PM
Get ready to hear a lot of gun shots. Duck season opens back up on Oct. 12th. A lot of hunters around there.
Good luck fishing, though. You just going after bass?
 
yogi59weedr
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09/18/2019 09:30PM
Ted is our guide. We basically will be chasing eyes. Bass will be secondary. Try some crappie and perch.
But the latter might be hampered by those 12 gauges.
Still looking for some places to eat..but I'm thinking bar food will be the norm.
 
09/19/2019 08:32AM
3 inches of rain again today in Crawford/Grant counties. I'd check river levels and predictions. You may have trouble launching a boat. It's been high and going higher. Even on 10/10 I doubt she will be back down. 13.4 in McGregor right now.....that puts a bunch of landings in PDC partly under water. Genoa has good fishing below the dam but I fear most of those banks will go under water. The launch behind the power plant is a good one......should be ok in higher water. High water will mess up the fishing and duck hunting.
 
yogi59weedr
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09/20/2019 12:24AM
We have a back up plan. They would just stay in Minneapolis and I would join them and just fish Minnetonka and Wiconia. I read where minnetonka was a top 10 bass lake in the nation.
 
PuffinGin
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09/20/2019 08:56AM
I'll be in that area weekend of 10/05. Girls' weekend with my three sister-in-laws at one's cabin on the bluff between Lynxville and Ferryville. We'll hang out on the deck way above the Mississippi, play tourist around little towns along the river, go to a few wineries and, of course, visit some apple orchards. No fishing though. Beautiful area.
 
thegildedgopher
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09/20/2019 11:41AM
yogi59weedr: "We have a back up plan. They would just stay in Minneapolis and I would join them and just fish Minnetonka and Wiconia. I read where minnetonka was a top 10 bass lake in the nation."

Depending on water levels you might still look into hitting the river in the Minneapolis / St Paul area if you have to resort to your back-up plan. Fall on pool 2 can be extraordinary walleye fishing. We have had low water since July, just starting to come back up but not to flooding levels. Marty Hahn would be the guy to contact if you're interested in a guide: https://www.mississippiriverwalleyes.com/

(you would not be able to keep any walleye though, as pool 2 is C&R only)
 
yogi59weedr
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09/20/2019 06:12PM
Wow. The whole pool. What's up with that. Kind of like a mille lacs south
 
thegildedgopher
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09/20/2019 07:10PM
The flip side is p2 is open to all species year-round. Honestly with the amount of pollution in Minneapolis and St. Paul, you probably don’t wanna eat these fish in my opinion. the level of angler pressure in a major urban area can get crazy as well. P2 still gets pressured but the stringer fillers go elsewhere.

My understanding is the river here was completely dead in the 60s, slowly came back to life after a few decades of the the clean water act, then anglers in the 90s started pounding trophy walleyes at an alarming and unsustainable rate, people were coming in from all over to get a piece. It’s been CPR ever since.
 
09/22/2019 06:44AM
Please give us the report after your trip!

And be sure to visit the Nickel, the Sportsman and the Swing Inn. Those are the best 3 bars in Ferryville.
 
yogi59weedr
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09/22/2019 07:14PM
I will come back on how we do. We decided to stay at a rental house. Not sure where but close to Ferryville.
 
Rs130754
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09/29/2019 08:57PM
Yogi, My grandparents had a house in Lansing, IA for years so I spent much of my youth up every weekend. There is an area called Big Lake where we used to fish an old road bed that went through. We always seemed to catch perch, gills, and crappies there. We also used to catch walleye off the wing dams and drifting the split between the main channel and Desoto Bay. I am sure the river has changed a lot since I've been up but I'm sure good fishing still exists. Good luck and have fun.
 
10/02/2019 09:44AM
16 foot in Prairie and rising......landings will be way under water. Plan B......
 
yogi59weedr
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10/02/2019 03:41PM
I just read the paper today and both La crosse and Guttenberg were 3 ft under flood stage. And falling.. Damn rain
 
10/03/2019 06:51PM
Rs130754: "Yogi, My grandparents had a house in Lansing, IA for years so I spent much of my youth up every weekend. "

Lansing is fantastic; we spend a lot of time there.

Safehouse Saloon's owner (Nick) is a beer guy, so they have 15-20 interesting beers on tap and another 100+ by the bottle. Pizza's good there too.

Also a neat town to celebrate July 4th.

Got to get the waterfowl boat in the water down there in a couple weeks...
 
lundojam
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10/07/2019 09:12PM
Fish by day, do your best. Take a nap 5 - 6. Eat a good supper. Have some drinks, talk big, remember old times. You are lucky.
 
yogi59weedr
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10/09/2019 08:14PM
Arugh... we canceled. None of us wanted to fight flood water or rain snow and cold in Minneapolis. Disappointed... yes.....
Maybe in our younger years. Now comes the planning stages for our makeup trip.
One of the guys will be coming down with his kid to bow hunt 1st week in November.
 
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