November walleye

Well this is the best time of year for big Walleye. Usually in mid November the fish just show up one day at the tailwaters and deep holes in the Rock River as the wingdams go dead. I remember all those years fishing Belview, fishing was ok but when the water temp hits below 50, the fish show up in great numbers at the dam areas.

I used to love using shiners, I could catch my own right here in town and they seemed to out fish anything else. I think there is more shiners in the rivers than any other minnow. They put out a shine that can be seen for several feet away. They changed the dam area and so I lost that spot and never have found another good place to get them.

I have fished the tailwaters for decades and have seen some of the biggest walleye in the Mississippi River come from the tailwaters. I think the state record will come from the tailwaters one of these dams.

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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