Dog Days of Summer

Well I think we have entered the dog days of summer, the fish are hard to find and even harder to catch. The water is too warm and there is too many bait fish, the fish are full and content. The river is packed so the few fish that do feed soon get caught and that’s the end of that.

The Bass are biting some, but it is a lot of work to find them.

They finally changed the locks so the pool is no longer tilted. Now the south end of the pool is up about 6″ and the top end is down about a foot. This spread all the fish out and fish are moving back into backwaters on one end and deeper water on the top end. The best fishing is on mid pool where things are stable.

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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