DNR Studies

Don’t believe everything you hear from DNR studies. They tag a handful of fish and think all the fish in the river do the same thing and they don’t. A lot of Walleye, or most of the Walleye do move around the pools and probably go through locks just like the boats do. When the water rises they may head into backwaters or places where the water is cleaner or less current. A lot of the fish do migrate to the dams in the Fall and that’s why the tail waters are so good. These fish don’t just sit around one spot like a Bass might, rather they are always on the move. The fish will be shallow when the water cools down into the 50’s and they may head for deep water when it reaches the 30’s.

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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