Mississippi River fishing report

Over the last couple weeks I’ve had to travel to Kansas City then back to fish then spend a week in California for my youngest daughters softball tourneys.  It’s been a very busy schedule to deal with but now that it’s done with I’m hard back at it with the best fishing area in the Midwest.   

I have been triolling cranks as of late and it has been producing many walleye and sauger.   Both on the river and on Lake Pepin.  With the water levels dropping each day we have had to adjust from what depth we were fishing to also switching up a current seam to find where the walleye moved too.  

Now that the river has dropped considerably to summer levels dragging jigs will be in full swing.  Keep in mind that the water temps are at their peak this time of the year so look for high flow areas with it dropping it will create the best oxygen areas for the walleye.  

  You may be surprised at how much the structure in areas has changed with our river being so high for so long this year.  Be very careful at what areas you are traveling through.

  On Lake Pepin start looking for suspending walleyes in water depths from 18 to 22 foot.   Pay attention to your electrics on where you are marking theses fish.  Always be willing to change cranks to find that secret bait they seem to want for a quicker bite.  

I would like to thank all the clients I have had over the last few weeks in between my traveling.  It was a blast taking each and everyone of you out fishing and hopefully you learned something about the river system.  It makes my day to see you have a great time in my vessel. 

Good luck out there guys and gals and be safe on the river !!!!!



Mississippi River, St. Croix River, Pool 3, Pool 4, Walleye Fishing, Sauger Fishing, Red Wing, Hastings

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