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JOHN BOMKAMP
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4/24/15 3:05 PM CST
Conditions: Raining Air Temp: 46° - 50° F Water Temp: 46° - 50° F
Mississippi River Walleye Fishing Report - Pool 9

Fished walleyes today with Ted. We didn’t catch a bunch of fish this morning, but got some good ones, including this 22 inch male. (released) Kept 2 other males for supper. All were caught on crank baits either on a 3-way or trolled without weight. The water temperature really took a fall in the last few days with the cold nights below freezing, and the clarity isn’t as good due to the high winds. Not bad today though. I think things should get back to normal in a few days if the weather people are right. (for a change!)

Yesterday afternoon I went out to try bass. Caught several real nice fish along with a decent Northern. Lipless crank baits and spinner baits are working very well right now. Tried to catch a few bluegills or perch, but no go. Guess the big drop in water temp may have them off for a few days.

There’s a couple of big walleye tournaments scheduled for tomorrow, so the river will probably get a little “busy” Have a great weekend! #Baitmate

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TED PECK
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4/24/15 11:58 AM CST
The Admiral said she wanted perch for supper tonite. Figured it would take about 20 mins. to put 4 good ones in the box wher we hit them yesterday. Caught 4 small ones in an hour. Checked two other spots. Nope. Then went to a couple spots where sandbars drop away into deeper water. SMB were home. Caught several quality fish. Biggest 18" and FAT. Down to one more cast territory. An 18" male eye picked up the jig. It will be released into grease later today. You can't always get what you want. hah! bet you're thinking about the Stones now instead of fishin'! Evil Grin

TED PECK
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4/23/15 4:39 PM CST
When jim said he was bringing his 2 kids today, i asked if they needed push button reels. Nope. Greg is 34 and Mikey is 39--all three guys good hooks. Water temp has dropped fully 20 degrees since Sat. down to 46 when we launched this morning.Primary target was walleyes. Tough pulling cranks with three guys. Jigging not productive. Switched to perch for second half of the trip. Caught the first one on a Buckshot Rattlin' spoon. Once we found 'em tweaked the presentation considerably to find the killer rig--B-Y plastic with a 14mm bead up the line 8", with a precise color and weight jighead in 8.4-8.8 fow. Guys ended up with a respectable mess of ringers. About 10 of them were 12" or better. biggest 13 1/2". All three caught their biggest ever perch. Greg also caught his biggest ever SMB, AFTER IT SNAPPED HIS ROD IN HALF! Sent them home with enough perch to feed their families. First trip to Pool 9 for all three of 'em. THEY'LL BE BACH.

DICK NEEFE
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4/23/15 3:57 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 56° - 60° F Water Temp: 51° - 55° F
Got out late today for a while checking on the fish. Fished a couple of the spawning areas, caught a couple nice males still milting. Checked some post spawn stuff, they're starting to show up there too. We lost about 10degrees in water temp in the big blow, but that should come back with some warmer weather that's coming.

See Ya on the river

lip strectcher
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4/23/15 9:18 AM CST
I think that we all appreciate reading some of the insight and knowledge that the guides share with us on this link. I know that I do. I have used Ted Peck for several years and each year he seems to be able to show me something new. I do not get a chance to fish Pool 9 as much as I would like so using one of the guides can make a long weekend trip very successful. I hope that they will continue to share info and initiate conversations that we can all learn something from.

famousdave
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4/23/15 8:58 AM CST
I agree with Spectator as well. I don't get the chance to get over there but maybe once per year. Great to hear honest reports. I've even sent them individual messages that they have replied to, knowing that I wasn't going to be using their services.

TED PECK
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4/23/15 7:43 AM CST
had the day off yesterday. Wife got called in to work, taking honeydew list off the table. Decided to go turkey hunting at 9:20. 3 hens came to within 10' on the first sit, nothing on the 2nd. gobbler answered the slate on the 3rd. Tagged out by 10:25. Not taking a decoy always seems to work better on mid-morning hunts when satellite Toms can't find a fake to strut to.Tagged out at 10:25. 40 yd. shot. 10" beard, 3/4" spurs. Lots easier with a gun than the bow! Today a walleye trip. Interesting to see how much the water temp dropped. If its still in the 50s we should do okay.

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4/22/15 10:19 PM CST
X3,Spectator.

I caught a 24" brownie below the Lynxville dam several years ago. Beautiful fish but the day was slow,slow SLOW. I was pleased with the fish yet disappointed as I'd wanted at least one eater walleye for the day.

I'd thought that was it...but it hit "different" and fought different...November.

(edit) Anchored at the X and casting into the false lock. 3/16th oz jig and lavender Kalins.

[This post was last edited on 4/22/15 at 10:22 PM]
cycleguy
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4/22/15 7:45 PM CST
Well put Spectator!

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4/22/15 7:32 PM CST
I want to thank the guides who post on here. I started following this link 2 years ago from 350 miles away and because of the guides honest posts, my family, friends and I have now made 3 trips in the last 12 months to pool 9 to stay, fish, and frequent the local businesses. This is a pretty dynamic fishery and one that is accessible to many. I hope the posts on here stay positive, respect diversity of thoughts and practice, and in the end love the resource mother nature has provided. Thanks to Ted for doing what he felt was right for a individual fish. Thanks to the volunteer who spends time trying to protect the same fishery through hours of work. Keep the posts positive people, for us working folks these pictures and posts are often our outlets.

See you in July.

pool9fish
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4/22/15 4:56 PM CST
I once caught a trout about 16 inches just below the Lansing bridge( The Blackhawk ). It was over 20 years ago. I figured it came out of Clear creek.

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4/22/15 2:59 PM CST
I beg to differ, there is no bird mortality from pool 9 stocked f ish. most walleyes stocked back to the river are newly hatched fry which are put back in the area the eggs were taken from. they are poured into the rocks where they would naturally begin their life living on zoo plankton. It has been determined that less than 1% of eggs spawned in the wild actually hatch, 70% can be accomplished in a hatchery setting, which a major part are returned to the river. talk to the Locals who appreciate the service. As an avid walleye fisherman myself it seems pool 9 sustains a premier walleye population.

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4/22/15 1:07 PM CST
We caught a brown trolling outside cold springs a few years back in may. I grilled it with some fresh morels. I should go out looking for them both real soon again! Big Smile

Ricky Basser
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4/22/15 12:41 PM CST
I don’t understand why someone would move a healthy fish miles away from where he caught it. I don’t care how many years someone has been guiding. That fish knows his river better than any fisherman ever will. He can find his way home probably better than ol’ Ted can. Obviously a major river system in spring is cold enough for a brown trout to survive. Read these posts. It’s not uncommon here or on the Wisconsin. If you want to release a fish and give it the best chance for survival, put it back where you found it.

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4/22/15 10:09 AM CST
Those fish that are released from the hatchery are a joke, the birds eat most of them, I've watched them dumped into the river only to see the birds devour almost every one, sure some make it but not like you want to believe. The survival rate is not real good. I wish they would not be allowed to net and drain our females from the system. It is a net loss scenario for the river.

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