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.

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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Best Walleye fishing Rock River

They do stock some pools on the Rock River, like the pool below Dixon, and pools above it. Contrary to fish stories put out by some unreliable sources, the best fishing on the pool below Sterling is around Phrophetsown. That’s … Continue reading

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Fishing Tournament Weigh-ins are Misleading

When guys hear about someone weighing weighing in a heavy stringer or fish, they think they must have a great spot full of big fish and everyone tries to figure out where that spot is. It can be maddening, I … Continue reading

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