Walleye Mississippi River

I hope to get new video footage in 2012. Last year the water was high and fishing away from the crowd wasn’t possible, and I won’t film if people are around. I hope to get footage of the mid and lower pools of pool 14. I caught a lot of big fish there last year, but the bite was inconsistent with unstable water levels, but this year should be different. It really doesn’t matter where I fish, I can catch big Walleye on about any wingdam, any pool. I don’t fish for aggressive fish on top of wingdams like most people. I take the left-overs, which are usually the bog fish. I am a patient fisherman and can fish all day waiting for a couple bites from big fish. This is because I have confidence. Guys think it’s all a matter of knowing the right spots but that is far from the truth. I just like to get away from everyone, so I pick the spots that others don’t want.

Walleye from this week:



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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