Mississippi & St. Croix Guided Fishing Trip Logs

Things are settling down now

It’s been a whirlwind of a fall so far but now that the river has settled down its time to get to business as the fall run begins to happen. I have fished from Prescott Wisconsin all the w...

Read more »
 

From Deer hunting to the boat to ice fishing

I have spent lots of time in the woods this month so the fishing reports have been minimal.   I have had a great time spending this time in the woods with both my daughters Renee and Helen....

Read more »
 

Cooling water temperatures and changing techniques

I’ve the last couple weeks we have gone from trolling the rig to now pulling Marty rigs. The river temperature has gone down quickly the last couple weeks from 54 to 44 degrees. That will ...

Read more »
 

Mississippi River pool 4 fishing report

The river is at it again changing by the week.  Up and down clean and dirty water will keep a guy on his toes when fishing the mighty Mississippi River.   That’s why it pays off ...

Read more »
 

Things are really starting to change on the river

Over the last couple weeks I have seen the river not only rise and fall and now rise again in level but the water temperatures are plummeting.   With these changes happening it really keeps...

Read more »
 

Pool 4 walleye and sauger fishing report

Well let’s start this report out by saying   “WOW was this a massive flow of Dirt rolling through the pool”.   Now that does not mean you won’t catch fish it ju...

Read more »
 

Mississippi River pool 4 fishing report

Over the last week and a half I have had the pleasure of sharing my vessel with several returning and new clients. With the water levels being so high I have concentrated on targeting walleye an...

Read more »
 

Mississippi River and lake pepin walleye report

After being gone for twelve days I had a chance to get some great clients out on the mighty Mississippi River.   Wow is all I can say with how high the river has risen in the time I was tra...

Read more »
 

Mississippi River walleye report

It’s been a while since I’ve had time to do a report.  Not that I have not been fishing I have been a busy dad besides a fishing guide with graduation happening with my oldest d...

Read more »
 

Mississippi River walleye fishing report

Over the past two weeks I have been bouncing around in several areas catching lots of Walleye and sauger.   I should say catching lots of species with the sheep head, white bass, and northe...

Read more »
 

Another fun week with great clients in the river

Over the last week there have been lots of changes from high dirty water, to pre and post spawn Walleye and sauger. Oh yeah with some mixed in white bass large mouth and small mouth bass.  ...

Read more »
 

Sorry for not posting a report been super busy on the river.

Over the last two weeks the might Mississippi River has had lots of changes.   Cooler temperatures have kept the water temperature down for quite sometime this spring. And now the rising mu...

Read more »
 

Let say it was the week for the ten pound club

Let me start off by saying the bite has not been fast and furious but man when my clients can put walleye in the boat with smiles on their faces it lets me know I’m doing my job right. &nb...

Read more »
 

Slow bite but catching some really nice sized walleye

Cold fronts, snow and wind did not stop most of us die hard from going out on the mighty Mississippi River over the last week and a half.   Some of the days were brutal with that wind but i...

Read more »
 

Mississippi River walleye fishing report

Continuing water changes on the system will keep you looking for the next bite on pool 4.  When you mark the fish with your electronics pound that area for a while and figure out what they ...

Read more »
 

Walleye and sauger fishing report

Since my last report I have seen the bite change from a very good night bite to the water clarity changing and the flow picking up slightly making the walleye and sauger day bite start to come a...

Read more »
 

Mississippi River walleye fishing report

Well we are starting to get some clarity change on the river system.  Now we just need the flow to pick up a bit and things will really pick up on the bite.  And if you are asking what...

Read more »
 

Here’s how the rest of this week has gone

Wednesday afternoon Mike and Greg met me at Everts resort to do a little late afternoon and early evening walleye fishing.   The bite was a tad bit tough the first part of our trip today, &...

Read more »
 

Had a trip on pool nine for some Mississippi River gold

Monday morning I woke up at about 345 am.   Headed out the door for a little longer road trip to Genoa, Wisconsin.  I pulled into newly coast guard approved Captain Robert Lampman hous...

Read more »
 

Got the boat out with the warmer weather and ice fished in the same week

Over the last week and a half the weather has been bouncing around from highs in the lower 40’s to highs in the single digits.   With that being said I took advantage of both ice fish...

Read more »
 

Ice fishing and a day out on the boat

Over the last week I have been lucky enough to get out on the ice and also take my boat out for a little late afternoon bite for some walleyes.   

Saturday night Helen and D...

Read more »
 

A little ice fishing report for ya folks plus open water

With the brutally cold temperatures outside I’ve pretty much been stuck ice fishing.  Not all that bad being the wife and kids are really liking the perch I have brought home to cook ...

Read more »
 

Ice fishing. Me. What is going on.

Ok let me start this out by saying I am on a mission with the ice fishing as of late due to having several folks calling  or email me about guiding on the ice.   Before I do this I hav...

Read more »
 

Another fun week fishing for walleye and sauger on pool 4

What a great week fishing on pool 4 again this week with several gentlemen. 

Thursday Meredith and I headed out of Everts Resort about 10 am.  We searched around for a littl...

Read more »
 

Fishing and hunting report

Over the last week and a half I have had the pleasure of not only fishing with some great guys but. Also enjoy seeing my youngest daughter finally get her first deer.  

Last week...

Read more »
 

What a fun week of fishing for Walleye's this week.

Enter description here.

Read more »
 

Headed back to Evert Resort after7 days of deer hunting

I left the river 8 days ago and I am ready to return to my hunt for the Walleye's and saugers.  Although it was fun deer hunting with the kids and my brother I really missed chasing the...

Read more »
 

Mississippi River walleye and sauger fishing report

Over the last couple weeks I have been getting some really nice Walleye's and saugers doing several different techniques depending on the weather conditions. 

My clients and ...

Read more »
 

10.2 feet is one rockin Mississippi river

The past two weeks have been some incredible changes on the river system for catching Walleye's and saugers. And some bonus crappies to boot.   All I can say is wow and at times it was ...

Read more »
 

Great weather and great fishing !!

Well as I write this report this morning the mighty Mississippi River is rising.   The Walleye's I was chasing the last few days will change areas so now it's time to adjust with th...

Read more »
 

The river is an amazing fishery

Let's start out by saying it is freaking hot outside for September.    Now with that being said the Walleye's , saugers and crappies are not disappointing me so far for late su...

Read more »
 

Walleye and sauger report on the big river

Over the last week I have had several trips on the mighty Mississippi River.  Most of them I have launched out of Everts Resort.    

With the river now dropping rapidly...

Read more »
 

Eclipse, rising dirty water and walleye fishing

The last few trips have been pretty exciting with all the changes that are happening both on the river and in the sky.    I bring up the sky because what happens with the moon does eff...

Read more »
 

The Mississippi River is rising again. How will that effect out bite?

Over the past week and a half we have had several fronts move across the state of Minnesota causing many areas to get torrential downpours.   What does this mean for us fishermen?

...

Read more »
 

Great times on the Mississippi River this week

Over the last week or so we have had days on the water that the bite has been pretty decent at times to having to scratch our heads at what the Walleye's are doing.   Welcome to the wal...

Read more »
 

What a month I have had

I have been a very busy dad and fishermen,   Softball , guiding and prefishing for a club tournament has really kept me so busy I have not had time to get a report done until today.   ...

Read more »
 

Since my last report the river is finally getting closer to normal levels

With the rains slowing down the river has finally had a chance to drop closer to the levels we are used to this time of the fishing season.  What does this mean?   Being able to target...

Read more »
 

Mississippi River pools 3 and 4 walleye report

Over the last couple weeks the river has gone from over 11 ft to as of today 6.6 ft.    It came up from all the rains in may and now dropped pretty fast make it challenging at times to...

Read more »
 

Mississippi River walleye fishing report

All I can say is make it stop raining !!!!   The mighty Mississippi River is jacked up right now, as of today it's at 11.2 ft this does not happen often for this time of the year.  ...

Read more »
 

Rising water post spawn Walleye's

Let's start off by saying happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there !!!!!!

I have been pretty busy lately chasing some bigger walleyes on some days and then getting out to ...

Read more »
 

Use the right gear and techniques and you should put fish on the table

From January till now May the 1 st,  if you continue to adjust to the different water conditions and temperatures then you should be able to add a few Walleye's and or saugers to your d...

Read more »
 

A little pre spawn to post spawn action going on in the river

Over the last week or so the pre spawn bite has slowed and now all the walleye fishermen are starting to go to their post spawn techniques.   Picking the right one each day can really incre...

Read more »
 

It's been a pretty good prespawn season on the river system

With the water temperatures, water levels and time of the year targeting Walleye's and saugers both in deeper water and shallower water can be productive.  If you trust your electronics...

Read more »
 

All I can say is WOW !!!!

This River can be one amazing fishery.      With that being said, you might want to check out the massive walleye Travis caught when we were out last Thursday morning.  I was...

Read more »
 

Water levels dropping and the the clarity is very nice

I spent this week checking several areas from lock and dan number 3 to lake pepin.  What I did was drive through areas looking for marks on my lowrance hook 9.   If I seen marks in an ...

Read more »
 

With the river conditions changing so much as of late we have had to do some adjustment to put Walleye's and saugers into the boat.   Everts Resort has become my second home the last we...

Read more »
 

Redwing walleye and sauger fishing report

With the weather conditions as of late I have had to be picky in the days I have had to hit the Mississippi River for some walleye fishing. 

Had the pleasure of getting Brad Back...

Read more »
 

Another fun week on the big river

Over the last week we have made some big adjustments on the mighty Mississippi River.  I seen it coming up gradually one day to drastically the next.   When I say drastically she rose ...

Read more »
 

Water is rising a little early this year

Over the last week I have been watching the river rise slowly to now it's jacked up with the recent rains we have gotten.  

I had the pleasure of sharing my boat with Matt an...

Read more »
 

Walleye fishing report Redwing Minnesota

The bite from February 13-19 was very good for my vessel.   I had several trips this week with the abnormall warm weather for mid February.   With that being said that also brings out ...

Read more »
 

Walleye and sauger fishing report

You sure can tell when the warmer weather comes.  The fishermen really start to hit the river hard when those temps rise above 40. 

Over the last week or so I have had a few...

Read more »
 

Walleye and sauger fishing report

The river conditions again have changed this week.  Now the clarity is around two foot and the flow is picked back up compared to last week.   

We headed out of Everets...

Read more »
 

Mississippi River walleye fishing report redwing Minnesota

This week I got out several times.  As the week went I noticed the fish cooperated a little better each day with the clarity change a little.  It seamed like each day I had to move a l...

Read more »
 

Back on the open water for first time of 2017

It's great to see the weather cooperate enough to be able to go out on the river on pool 4.  What's great about that is we have a place to launch our boats.  Everts Resort keep...

Read more »
 

Ice fishing report over the holidays

Took a little break from the boat the last two weeks to take a dab at some ice fishing 

fished pools 3,4,8 and 9.   In some places the bite was great and others you really h...

Read more »
 

Bite is still going strong even with the conditions

The last couple outings on the river have been going good still just need to change techniques to put fish into the livewell 

The river had been rising again and the temperatures...

Read more »
 

Welcome the real Minnesota weather

Before the cold front, temperatures reaching close to 70 at times hit over the last couple weeks I had the chance to get some gentlemen out to enjoy the end of the warm weather. 

...

Read more »
 

Walleye and saugers report plus my deer hunt

Let me just say even though theriver had been very high most of the fall so far the bite has been pretty darn good for my boat.  

We have been getting most of our walleyes and sa...

Read more »
 

Fall bite is looking good at times and each day is different

Over the past week or so the bite has really started to pick up on some days and others are a little slower but better that three weeks ago.  

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday last...

Read more »
 

Fall bite is looking good at times and each day is different

Over the past week or so the bite has really started to pick up on some days and others are a little slower but better that three weeks ago.  

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday last...

Read more »
 

Love this time of the year

This week has been everything I look forward to in the fall.   The walleyes are on a tear eating the baits I am presenting to them.   

Sunday morning I stopped by and p...

Read more »
 

Cooler temps equals hotter walleye bite in the fall.

Although the Mississippi River is very high for this time of the year it has not effected what the walleyes usually do this time of the year as the river temperature lowers. 

Ove...

Read more »
 

She's starting to clean back up and the bite will too

Let me start by saying the river was about as dirty as I had ever seen it a week ago.   Those torrential down pours really dirtied up the Minnesota river which really makes the system look ...

Read more »
 

Weekly fishing report

Over the last ten days the river again has  been jumping up and down throwing off what bite was yesterday to today.  

Last week with the changes I did same as week before an...

Read more »
 

Mississippi River walleye and Crappie report

Over the last week I have bounced from Hastings to Lake Pepin several times chasing walleyes and crappies.    Both species are cooperating but in different areas.   And also fishi...

Read more »
 

Pool 4 walleye and sauger report

The river is receding as of right now and it seems the walleye and sauger bite is picking up.   Each day can be a little different, you will need to keep in mind fish don't sit still an...

Read more »
 

Mississippi River walleye fishing report

Thursday morning Terry, John, Jim and Young Lars met me at the Hastings public launch for a half day trip out on the Mississippi/ St  Croix River fishing trip.  

We started ...

Read more »
 

Mississippi and St Croix fishing repirt

Today I launched out of Hastings on pool 3 for some walleye fishing.  garret and his two sons Tate and Jace  joined me for today's trip.   

After fishing the M...

Read more »
 

Fishing report for last two werks

The river has been dropping very quickly and I have always noticed as this happens the bite can be very good.   So the last two weeks has proven me that this is true this year.  

...
Read more »
 

Fishing report for the weeks of July 16-25

Over the last week and a half the river has risin over 6 ft.  Surprisingly it stayed very clean with the St. Croix river being the more dominant out of it and the mighty Mississippi River. ...

Read more »
 

Walleye and sauger fishing report

Over the last week I have fished pools 2,3 and 4.  Each pool had had decent bites on them.  It seemed pool 2 had a better sauger bite for my vessel with pool 4 having the better walley...

Read more »
 

Fishing report for the back half of june

With all the traveling for my two daughters traveling softball teams it's been a hard time to get reports in.  Each week I have returned I have been hitting the river on some the weekda...

Read more »
 

Summer time water temperatures

Over the last week I have seen our water temperatures surge into the 70's.  Now is this a good thing ?   Yes and no.   Yes for the fishermen that like to drag jigs, troll cran...

Read more »
 

Walleye fishing report

With the river dropping as of late keeping up with the walleyes and there places the choose to move too each day can make it challenging at times and very rewarding others. 

Over...

Read more »
 

Summer patterns heating up

Over the last week I have begun to fish some of the summer techniques and things are going as they should be for this time of the year.   The water temperature is rising which makes the wal...

Read more »
 

Mississippi River walleye and sauger report

Over the last week the bite has really seemed to pick up for my boat.  The spawn is completed and the walleyes and saugers are into the post spawn mode. 

On Friday Matt and ...

Read more »
 

Mississippi River walleye and sauger report

Over the last week the bite has really seemed to pick up for my boat.  The spawn is completed and the walleyes and saugers are into the post spawn mode. 

On Friday Matt and ...

Read more »
 

The spawn is done ???

If you notice I had a question mark next to the title.   My reason for this is that no matter what you hear from others you never know when it's totally done.  Not every fish spawn...

Read more »
 

several different species with the warmer water temps

Been a while since my last report being that I was on the water just about every day the the two weeks.  With that being said I have really started to see the changes from pre spawn walleye...

Read more »
 

Great times with repeat customers is what it's all about

With the weather conditions changing from day to day it has pretty much kept the water temperatures fluctuating between 44 and 46 degrees.  In essence changing what they walleyes and sauger...

Read more »
 

Mississippi River walleye and sauger fishing repirt

Over the last week or so the bite had been up and down.  Be willing to change not only places your fishing but also techniques from dub rigging, pitching jigs and pulling three ways with ra...

Read more »
 

The walleyes and saugers are starting the migration to the spawning areas

So nice to see this happening this time of the year. When these walleyes and saugers are on the move each day can be different and you should be ready to jump from spot to spot to catch a school...

Read more »
 

She's high and lots of debris floating down river

Over the last few days the mighty Mississippi River is doing what we all see her do just about every year and that is she's coming up very quickly.  Although the clarity is still very g...

Read more »
 

Ever changing river stage!!!

Over the last week the river had really started to rise quickly.  So with that being said we have had to change techniques to catch our walleyes. 

Last  Monday Mike and...

Read more »
 

Water temps are starting to heat up

With the title of this report I want to make sure yall know that the bite is good in some areas and pretty darn slow in others.  Things will pick up soon on other pools as the water tempera...

Read more »
 

Finally seeing the winter cold starting to dwindle down a bit and maybe signs of the fish starting their movement

First some  information every angler and boater needs to know.   Your fishing license and boat registration need to be updated.  I have seen several law enforcement out on the riv...

Read more »
 

The bite is getting a little better than the last couple werks

Today I had the pleasure of sharing my boat with Officer Joe Kantz.    Joe grew up on the river down in the Winona area and could not wait to get back out and catch some walleyes like ...

Read more »
 

Took a trip down to pool Nine

What a fun couple days down on the home waters for me on pool 9. Although the jumbo perch did not want to cooperate with the water clarity deteriorating a bit the walleye's definiatly did no...

Read more »
 
 
About Denver

Denver has 38 years of experience on the Mississippi River...

Read More! »
Follow Us
Trip Log

Checkout Denver's stories from his guided trip and see client testimonials!

Guided Trip Log