Fishing the Rock River

Well since the Mississippi River is still at flood stage and gas is at $4 a gallon I have been fishing the Rock River. The Catfish are biting well, I caught quite a few the other day fishing current breaks. I caught a couple decent Bass too so I went Bass fishing today and caught about 20. Mostly Smallmouth but a couple Largemouth. An 1/8 ounce jig and twister worked best but I also caught fish on a crankbait. Fishing the Rock is a lot of work, I have to move a lot and there is a lot of current. So I fish an area and slowy work my way down river by pulling on the anchor. Sometimes I have to start the motor and so all that is a lot of work. The good thing is not many people are out and the fish are biting about everywhere. I saw people catching fish from the shore at the park.

I finally have the camera figure out for getting fish jumping, but that 50d with the 55-70mm lens is so heavy it’s hard to hold with one hand.

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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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