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.

Secrets to Catching Biggest Walleye

Secrets to Catching Walleye over 27″ is that many times they show up in places where you don’t want to go back to. Like if you get ready to leave an area and you catch a big one way off … Continue reading

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Mississippi River Still High

I don’t like fishing the tailwaters but with this high water there isn’t much else this time of year. Now we got more rain so it may rise again or slow the receding levels. The flow is at 70,000 fps … Continue reading

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People might think i’m paranoid about people watching me but I’m not

People might think i’m paranoid about people watching me but I’m not. I am just aware of people doing it for sinister reasons. After getting my 400mm lens a few years ago I started noticing fisherman watching me and then … Continue reading

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Beware of Rock River Flathead Catfish Guides

There is not an endless supply of big flathead in the Rock river. There are some community holes but most of the time no one is fishing there because they get tired of not catching anything, so they stick with … Continue reading

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Fran Riley Show on KWQC

Fran Riley called me after the local paper did a story on my photography. He wanted to do a show about 3 months later in october. He called to confirm it about 2 weeks prior and it was all set. … Continue reading

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