Author Archives: Dave Tackett

About Dave Tackett

Dave Tackett is from Sterling Illinois. An avid fisherman since childhood, he has fished all over the Midwest, mainly the Mississippi River pools 8-19. His home waters are pools 13 & 14. After fishing Bass tournaments for many years, he gave it up to fish for Walleye year round. He now guides and fishes for fun. He likes to take photos of the scenic places he visits on the river and likes to keep a video camera running to get footage for his Walleye DVDs. Photography is now where he most of his time working, using professional DSLR cameras and lens. These photos include landscape around the Mississippi River and the Rock River, river birds like eagles heron, egrets etc.

July Photos

I have been spending a lot of time getting photos in July with all the high water. So it’s been a very good year for photos and continues on. I am getting so many good photos I am overwhelmed with … Continue reading

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High Water Year Again, Fisherman, Are You Enjoying this Global Warming Now?

High Water Year Again, Are You Enjoying this Global Warming Now? I was hoping for a normal river level year but its worse. It didn’t use top be that way, we would get an occasional high water couple of years, … Continue reading

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Tournaments all over Pool 13 & 14

I went fishing Saturday, the river finally dropped enough where I can fish wingdams and the weather finally broke, it had been really hot and muggy. I caught a walleye and a walleye tournamnet boat moved in on me. So … Continue reading

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How Big Really Was That Big Fish

How Big Really Was That Big Fish? No matter what you say people will say it was less. Even if you have a photo, they think they can tell your fish wasn’t as big as you claim, because they saw … Continue reading

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About My Photography

The local paper did a story on me last month. I guess what I do is unique. No one would go through the trouble I do unless they fish. So here is what I like to do. I have always … Continue reading

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