Random Thoughts

I wish my blog was like facebook, where people could comment or put likes on photos they like so I could get inspired enough to post photos on here everyday. But this blog constantly gets russian spam robots trying to sign up to make comments and I get flooded with email alerts so I have to turn comments off. I do have a story almost daily on my photos as I have been watching eagle nests and other wildlife on the Rock and Mississippi rivers, and the scenic photos as well. You can check out my facebook page, it’s public for the time being, but I don’t post any fishing information and don’t post photos where I fish.

It’s been a strange year for fishing, I feel I am missing out on good bites, because the fish are missing from most places I like to hang around. The good thing is that means not many other fisherman are around. I notice one day the river is clear of grass floating down river, then one bass boat fishes a weed bed up river and grass is coming down river for days. The good thing about bass tournaments is when they have tournaments somewhere else, the river is actually normal without bass boats everywhere and you can actually catch a few fish.

The gnats are so bad this year with all the high water, I have to wear a net over my head. It makes it hard to see wildlife and the depth finder, but it does keep the gnats out of my eyes, up my nose and in my ears. Who ever says gnats don’t bite is wrong, they bite like crazy and I have to spray deep woods off.

There is 2 big walleye tournaments coming up. They try to time it just right for the best fishing on pools 13 and 14, but like last year, the water is coming up. You sure don’t want to fish your best spots when they are around, or they will move right in and call all their buddies and tell the world. If you want good fishing, go to pool 11 and 12, they don’t have tournaments on their own pools so there is less pressure when the good bite is on.

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.
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