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Grizlee76
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5/28/15 6:04 PM CST
I'm active duty military who recently relocated to Fort McCoy. I'm done with these ponds around Sparta/Tomah, I mean rainbows are fun for only so long. I'm looking to venture over to Lacrosse for Walleye/Perch/Pike/White Bass. I do not have a boat and would very much appreciate some shore-fishing suggestions as to where to go. Any info helps and I appreciate the assistance ahead of time.

V/r, Griz

jdrewa
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5/27/15 10:17 AM CST
Late report from the holiday weekend. Fished Saturday started way on the south end of pool 8 couldn't locate anything. We moved up to swift creek area and found some big bull gills in 1-2'. Ended the day with 45 most over 8". Sunday the rain decided to let loose. Had 4 guys in the boat and we were on the hunt for more gills. Started where we left off. There were fish there just not as many as Saturday. We boated about 20 nice gills before we made another move further north. We moved to some out of the current areas up by the dam. Once again ran into the gills very very shallow. Lost track of how many we actually caught but 250 would be a fair guess. Decided to wrap up Sunday with some white bass action which was not hard to find. Boated 40ish in an hour. Monday we got a late start fishing with 3 guys started on the whitebass for a half hr until we had enough of catching them every cast. Went back and chased down some more gills with the ultra lights. They were holding in the same areas and they were hungry. Landed 150ish in 5hrs. Gills were tracked down by throwing plastics until we landed a few then we would stop and pitch a bobber and worm at them. Biggest gills of the trips always came on plastics. Live bait produced the numbers and still gave us very quality fish.

blindtimmy
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5/24/15 4:56 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
Went fishing in some of the back sloughs south of Brownsville. Caught this on a crappie rig setup.

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Bret Clark
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5/12/15 9:14 AM CST
More pics from the day.

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5/12/15 9:12 AM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 56° - 60° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
Even with the cooler weather the bite has been a lot of fun. Mike and I hit some of our favorite holes to fish this time of year and found just about everything to be on the chew. Rattle Traps on sand with good current for White Bass, Rip Rap shoreline for LM, wing dams for Smallies, new weed growth for Pike, Sonys Blood fished in 12fow holding wood for eater size Channel Cats, and pitching small jigs tipped with crawlers or plastic in skinny narrow sloughs with clean sand caught Gills and Perch. It was one of those trips were we couldn’t do anything wrong. Good Luck Fishing People.

Bassman2189
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5/4/15 4:31 PM CST
Any news on how the bass fishing is up on pool 8 been a few years since I fished it looking to come up that way some weekend any news could be useful thanks, tight lines to all.

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grizzly78
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5/4/15 9:20 AM CST
Big Sacks bass Club is holding an open team tournament on July 18th at the Mississippi River Pools 7,8,9. $150 per team includes big bass. Veteran's Park on Clinton Street will be the launch used. We have a limited amount of boats allowed and boat number will be determined by when entries were received. Email bigsacksbassclub@gmail.com for an entry or if you have questions

2Addicted2fishing
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5/3/15 10:21 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 56° - 60° F
Dresbach was real good over the weekend despite the wind. A jig head and a minnow gulp seem to do the trick. Picked up a lot of white bass and a mix bag of walleye and saugers. Tight lines!

one_more_cast
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4/23/15 12:08 AM CST
collegeboy55, As far as white bass go you're unlikely to hit em as hard on the Mississippi as to what I assume you're used to fishing on the Winnebago system. (I fish the wolf river run in Freemont every spring and it's unreal the numbers of fish we catch.) With that said however, there are still white bass to be caught on the Mississipi. Just last week I saw a decent number being caught below the Dresbach dam so you could give that a try, and you're likely to pick up some bonus walleye at the same time. The picture is from last spring and is a perfect example of the mixed bag the big river offers! Based on you username I assume you're a student in La Crosse? I'm a student here also, so if you're looking for a fishing buddy to show you some new spots feel free to message me!

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collegeboy55
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4/22/15 5:20 PM CST
Hey Guy was just wondering if anyone does any White Bass fishing on this part of the river? I grew up over by Lake Winnebago and used to do it all the time. With it being my first year with a boat over here I would like a little help if fishing for them on the Mississippi is even worth my time?

wisccatguy
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4/19/15 1:40 PM CST
Knothead when you heading out next time? Love to chase the whiskered critters also. You fish dresbach or closer to trempealeau? Good luck guys hope to see you on the river some time. Jason

gillpill20
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4/17/15 7:46 PM CST
Knot head - you need a bigger boat to fish pool 8. Evil Grin

Brother knothead
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4/17/15 5:47 PM CST
I will be heading out to the ole mighty Mississippi. I will be fishing pool 8, targeting catfish. Not sure how much fishing I will get done. I am really looking forward to getting the boat out. If you see me please holler.

one_more_cast
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4/11/15 9:22 AM CST
Brother knothead they're mostly targeting walleyes and perch on their spring spawning run.

Brother knothead
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4/11/15 8:45 AM CST
I drove by the dam today and there were a lot of boats near or up at the dam. Can someone tell me what they were catching or trying to?

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