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By Dave Tackett

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Trolling Sinkers
Clip-on Sinkers
Bottom Bouncers
Get better control of the depths, keep your lures free from debris, walks on two legs, won't spin, tangle free, less knots, easy to use & store. Clip-on sinkers and bottom bouncing slip sinkers, the best trolling sinkers around and the price is hard to beat. I caught 3 Walleye over 11 pounds using these Clip-on Sinkers at Lake Erie! They work on the mississippi River too! The slip sinkers are a must have for rivers and lakes. No more tieing knots all day with a 3-way rig, just run line through the sinker and tie to leader, just one knot!
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Lake Erie Walleye DVD

New 2009 Fishing DVD! Three Walleye over 10#! Advanced trolling techniques. I made a trip just to get footage to show how to catch big Walleye using my clip-on trolling sikers and planer boards.

fillet dvd
How to Fillet Fish DVD
Fillet fish fast with electric knife. Panfish, Bass, Walleye and Catfish

jigs dvd
How to Tie Jigs Fishing DVD
New edition is now 100 minutes long. Learn to tie acrylic hair, bucktail, rubber shirt jigs; pour sinkers and jigs; sinker rigs, floater rigs, slip-sinker rigs, crawler harness spinner rigs and more.

10 Tube Worms for Cheese Bait

Two sizes available,
5/16" and 7/16"

Photos Mississippi River

Below you'll find photographs of the Mississippi River. Please enjoy the various images taken throughout the years by Dave Tackett.

2016 Photos

Mississippi River May 2016 eagles, eagles nest, eagle chicks, eagle point park, egrets, heron, kingfisher, hawk, catfish, kildeer, sandhill cranes, storms, sunrise
2015 Photos

Nov 2015 - Mississippi River Mississippi River photos, eagles, boats. heron, ducks,
Sept 2015 - Mississippi & Rock River Mississippi River photos, rock river photos, egret, moon, heron, mississippi river
August Mississippi River Mississippi River photos, eagles, egret, windmill, heron, goldfinch, woodpeckers, song birds, river boat
Mississippi River 7/14/2015 egret, killdeer, sandhill cranes, kingbird flycatcher, sparrow, butterfly photos Mississippi River 7/15/2015 mississippi river photos, sunrise, river boat, paddle boats, pelican, river bird photos
Mississippi River 7/22/2015 mississippi river photos, sunrise, eagle point park, pelican, river bird photos
Mississippi River 7/23/2015 mississippi river photos, sunrise, barge, egret eating bass,, pelican, river bird photos
Mississippi River 7/27/2015 mississippi river photos, sunrise,egret eating bass, pelican, river bird photos, house wren
Mississippi River 7/10/2015 egret, pelican, eagles, kildeer, bass boat, sunrise
Mississippi River 7/5/2015 grand kids fishing
Mississippi River 7/3/2015 sunrise, cormoprant, pelican, goldfinch
Mississippi River 7/2/2015 bass boats, turkey chicks, turkeys, carnes, song birds
Rock river 6/27/2015 house sprrow, oriole, flicker, beaver, wood ducks, waxwings, hummingbird, pelican
Mississippi River 6/25/2015 Turkey, Oriole, vulture eating cormorant eating catfish, pool 14, Albany IL
June 23, 2015 - Mississippi river eagle, geese, thrashers, lark sparrow, goldfinch, oriole, egret eating bass photo
June 22, 2015 - Tornado weather for Sterling IL thunderstorms and tornado weather in sterling IL, super cell photos
June 20 &21, 2015 - Mississippi river green heron, sparrow, crane, bass boats, white tailed deer, tom turkey, lark sparrow, sandhill crane chicks, goose chicks, butterfly on thistle photos
June 16, 2015 - Mississippi river sandhill cranes, sandhill crane chicks, river barge, goldfinch, wildflower, cactus, killdeer, eagle point park, eagle, barge locking through sideways photos
June 11, 2015 - Mississippi river stormy skies mississippi river, storm, tom turkey, goldfinch, river boat, wild flowers, sandhill crane, brown thrashe, photos
June 3, 2015 - Mississippi river photos Bass, dike by eagle point park, dam 13, pool 13, pool 14, tree swallows, meadow lark
5/23/15 - Mississippi River pool 13 & 14 Photos Walleye, Whitetailed deer, mississippi river, egret, heron chicks, terns, sandhill cranes, teal, hot air balloon
Mississippi River pool 13 & 14 Photos pool 13 & 14 Photos
Mississippi River pool 13 birdsNesting Islands
Mississippi River Bass Bass jumping
Bellevue Iowa Walleye Fishing2 trips, Jan. Feb. 2014 Photos

Big Fish 2014 - and the years not over yet!
Big Fish 2014 - and the years not over yet!
April week 3, 2014 - Mississippi River Egret, Heron, Pelican, Cormorant

April week 1, 2014 march 29-april-5 - Mississippi River ducks, Heron etc

March, 2014 - Mississippi River ducks, Heron etc

2013 Photos

December Eagles 2013 - Rock River

Oct. Nov. Dec. 2013 mix - Mississippi River, Rock River, Bass, Catfish, Eagles, Birds, Mink

Oct. Little Bay Denoc 2013 Scenic, Bass, Light houses, Turkey, Pheasant

Aug Sept 2013 Bass, Mississippi River, Rock River, Humming birds, song birds, River birds, Flowers

July 2013 Scenic Mississippi River, River Birds, Sandhill cranes, flowers

June 2013 Heron, Egret, Cormorant, Pelican, Mississippi River, Flower, fishing photos

May 2013 Mississippi River, Rock River, River birds, song birds, flowers, Fishing

April 2013 Mississippi River, egret, pelicon, ducks

March 2013 Mississippi River, egret, pelicon, ducks, Back roads, Deer, Turkey, song birds

February 2013 Mississippi River, Eagles, Rock River, Ducks, Rock Falls, song birds

Jan. 2013 Rock River mix - scenic, birds, ducks etc.


Jan. Feb, 2012 Rock River, Mississippi River, scenic, song birds, Ducks, Eagles etc.

March 2012 Mississippi River, scenic, song birds, Ducks, Pelicans, Coot, Eagles, wildlife

April 2012 Como Lake, Mississippi River, heron, flowers, deer, Bass, Ducks

May 2012 Como Lake, Mississippi River, egret, heron, flowers, deer, Bass, Ducks, Hummingbird, Andrew fishing, geese with chicks, butterly, white spider, song birds, strange airplane

June 2012 Mississippi River, egret, heron, flowers, river flwer, barge, water lillies, storm photos, deer, Bass, Ducks, Bass, bass fishing, butterly, white spider, song birds, rock falls canal, palasades park, savanna IL, eagle point park, pelican lock & dam 13, sunrise, cormorant, rock river sewer

July 2012 Moon, Rock river, sterling rock falls dam, rock river pelican, river flowers, Mississippi River, egret, heron, flowers, river flwer, nesting islands, dragonfly, water lillies, Bass, Ducks, song birds, pelican lock & dam 13, sunrise, cormorant, spray plane, 100 egret

August 2012 andrew fishing, bass, crappie, Hawk, horses, heron fight, sterling rock falls dam, rock river pelican, river flowers, Mississippi River, egret, heron, flowers, river flower, nesting islands, dragonfly, song birds, pelican

September 2012 fishing, catfishing, horses, walleye tournament, sterling rock falls dam, rock river pelican, river flowers, Mississippi River, egret, heron, flowers, song birds, pelican, wildlife, river boat, fulton windmill

October 2012 fishing, catfishing, walleye tournament, river flowers, Mississippi River, egret, heron, flowers, song birds, pelican, wildlife, river boat, fulton windmill, mississippi river fall scenes, duck hunter photos

November December 2012 fishing, catfishing, walleye fishing, sterling rock falls dam, rock river pelican, river flowers, Mississippi River, sterling rock falls bridge, clinton Ia at night, song birds, eagles, ducks seagulls fishing,

Canon Rebel d500 T1i and D1000 XS DSLR


Mississippi River Pelicans 2011 Slideshow - I re-edited some photos of Pelicans on the Mississippi River around lock & dam 13 area.

Savanna, Miss. River Aug. 2011 - Some photos taken around Savanna Illinois area while testing out my new motor I bought from M&M Marine.

Holes on Pikes head - I was looking for a good shot of a pike and noticed the lateral lines on this fish were pretty distinct.

Mississippi River Best - Mix

Fighting Walleye - Fighting Walleye caught in the Mississippi River on pool 14 near Fulton Illinois and Clinton Iowa. This photo tells the story of 2011, rain and high water all year.

Mississippi River Oct. 2011 Slideshow - Best photos for October 2011 of pool 13 and pool 14 down by Camanch Iowa. There are Bass jumping, Walleye fighting, Catfish tugging, Osprey hunting, Herons feeding, Egrets stalking, Swallows resting, Sandpipers piping, Geese flying Pelicans skimming, Turns turning, Seaguls watching, leaves falling, river boats rolling, water sparkling and some great Fall scenery on a calm day with river bluffs, sloughs, a dam, bridge pilings, Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, lighted Marker buoys.

Mississippi River September 2011 - Photos of the Mississippi River pn pool 13. I took these 13 photos from my blog to test out how that would work. Mostly landscape but includes Heron and Egrets.

Mississippi River Birds August 2011 - Full screen size photos of Green Heron, Great Heron, my boat, Egret, and lots of Turkey Vultures

Palisades Park Mississippi River 2011 - I stopped by Palisade park while in Savanna to get some photos of the Mississippi River. I walked out on one path that has a perch overlooking the bluffs and just before I got to the narrow edge I noticed a wasp had a nest in the dirt right where I was going to step. If I had made one more step I would have stepped on the wasp and probably would have been attacked by wasps while on a narrow edge with a 100' drop. Those bluffs are dangerous.

Mississippi River Mink etc July 21, 2011 - Mississippi River Mink, a Green Heron and a Walleye. I saw a family of Mink running around but by the time I got the camera out they were hiding. So I stuck around and soon they came out running around again and when I tried to get a good angle the Mother saw me and charged out after me. She got a just few feet from the boat before she finaly turned around.

Mississippi River July 18th, 2011 - Large photos of the windmill at Fulton Illinois, some type of flower that grows on a bush along the river, some people fishing the dam, and some blue eyed cormorants

Mississippi River July 12th, 2011 Pike Jumping - One lucky shot of a Northern Pike Jumping

Mississippi River July 8th, 2011 - Some photos taken on Pool 13, Mississippi river. A red sunrise, lock and dam 13 road photos of the vegetation growth, Butterflies, Dragonflies and flowers

Mississippi River, 2011 - Strange bush flower, Frog, Dragonfly and a Northern Pike.

Mississippi River Scenic June 29, 2011 - Railroad Lane, Micholson's, Bird Islands, Apple River mouth, Elk River area, Woodruffs, Iowa side by Eagle Point

Mississippi River Birds June 29, 2011 - Bird Islands, Cormorants on nests, Egret chicks in nest, Pelicans on nest, Herons, Egret pair in weeds, Deer at Gomers, Barge by Gomers, Eagle etc.

Mississippi River May 5-11 2011 - Pool 13, Sandpipers on a log, Wood Ducks in flight, Pelicans, Warblers, Egrets, Teal in flight, the pocket, Redwinged Blackbird, Green Heron eating a frog, Geese, Barge commercial fisherman, Bass, pool 14, Heron, Redtailed Hawk, giant Turtle, flooded dam area, Muskrat, flooded trees, Northern Pike fighting, creek by Eagle Point, Eagle Point lookout, Northern Pike in the boat, the Perch hole and lots of scenery

Mississippi River May 1 2011 - Lots of Swallows, Redwinged Blackbird, Green Heron with Frog, Warblers, Pelicans, Egrets, Herons, etc. Some of the same photos above but some aren't.

Mississippi River Turtles 2011 - Giant Snapping Turtles

Mississippi River May 1 2011 - Wood ducks, Warblers, Sandpipers, Teal in flight, Baltimore Oriole, Egrets; some repeats but some new again

Mississippi River May 2 2011 (complete set) - Muskrat, Woody, Warblers, Redwinged Blackbird, Sandpipers, Teal in flight, Oriales, Swallow, Egrets. .

Mississippi River April 24 2011 - Warblers, Redwinged Blackbird, Snake in tree, great Muskrat

Mississippi River Pool 14 April 2011 - Old style gallery - Swallows, Robin, Cowbirds, Geese, Egrets, Eagle's nest, lock & dam 13, Flying Teal, Eagle Point Park, Heron, Pelicans, Cormorants, Bass jumping, Turtles, Muskrat and flooded areas

Mississippi River Pool 14 Slide show April 2011 - Some repeats, swallow, floods, Egrets, Geese, Eagle's nest, dam, teal, Cowbirds, flooded trees, Pelicans, Bass, Muskrat

Mississippi River 2010
I moved all the bird photos to my Birds section.

Best of Mississippi River Pool 13 - The best photos Pool 13, mostly on the south end. Apple River, Elk River areas. This is there the Mississippi River is the widest of the whole river and most scenic.

Mississippi River Pool 14 Slide show 2010 - Pink sunrise bridge, Fulton windmill, dam 13, lake, Fulton, Clinton Iowa

Mississippi River Fall Eagle Slide show 2010 - Eagles feeding on Coots at the lock and dam 13 tailwaters, Eagles in trees, Eagles flying around

Bugs from 2010 - Butterflies, Spiders, baby spiders, flowers, Moths

Mississippi River Pelicans 2010 Slideshow - Pelicans from 2010 around Mississippi River around lock & dam 13 area

Mississippi River Photos July August - Gallery
Mississippi River scenic Pool 13 - August 2010

Aug 22 & 23, 2010 Mississippi River
Fishing, Big Fulton Windmill, Twilight Paddleboat
Bass & Birds - Hawk, Heron, Egret, Swallow
Birds - Eagle, Heron, Egret, Swallow, Pelicans
Scenic pool 14, Bridges, Sunrise, Fulton

July 2010 Mississippi River
Scenic & Birds
Birds & Scenic Bird Island, Pelicans, Barge, Scenic
Bird Island, Pelicans, Egrets
Bird Island, Pelicans, Egrets, Cormorants
Bird Island, Pelicans
Bird Island, Pelicans, Boat, Scenic
Barge, Boat, Birds, Butterflies, Dragonflies
Scenic, Moths, Dragonflies

Canon D1000 Rebel XS DSLR
This is where I start to use a DSLR professional camera.
Kodac Easy Share Z981 June 2010

June 2010 Mississippi River
Mississippi River Birds, June 2010   2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14
Mississippi River Birds, June 2010

May 2010 Mississippi River
Mississippi River Birds, May 2010   2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10 Mississippi River Birds - Full size image gallery

March April 2010 Mississippi River
Mississippi River Photos March April 2010 - Full size image gallery
Mississippi River - March 2010 - 600x500

Old Photos Mississippi River
Pool 13 Shockboat - slough 05
My Bass Boats - tornament morning
My Bass Boats - tournament, hendrix., wisc.
Old Bass, Glastron

This is a good day on the Mississippi River. I have had hundreds of days like this but I usually throw them all back so I don't have a lot of photos really. These fish were caught on jigs while trolling wingdams. I can catch fish on any wingdam, so I just try to find the ones that no one else likes to fish. I like to get away from the crowds.

Fishing Service - Walleye on the Mississippi River

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Dave Tackett has been making art and cartoons since 2004. He has made many logos for businesses and he has made numerous custom cartoon T-shirts. His photography is great for cards and prints, and all his art can be found in canvas prints and many other products offered by Zazzle. If you would like a name added to any picture just send me an email.
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