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November 22, 2013

Southeast Iowa Fishing Report

East Greater Ottumwa Central Park Pond

Southeast Trout were stocked on Thursday, October 31st. Try small spinners or prepared trout baits.

Environmental Discovery Park North Pond Southeast Rainbow Trout - Excellent: Trout are hitting on wax worms and jigs tipped with them.

Lake of the Hills Southeast The recent weather has kept angler numbers down but not the trout. Remember Lake Of The Hills is the only lake in West Lake Park where live minnows can be used for bait.

Mississippi River 16 Southeast

Main channel water temperature has been around 43 degrees. Fishing is being reported as slow throughout the pools. There has been some tailwater fishing for saugers and walleyes but fishing has been hit or miss. Remember to clean, drain, and dry your boat before going to another waterbody. If you have questions on fishing Pools 16-19 contact the Fairport Fish Hatchery at 563-263-5062.

Mississippi River Pool 16

Southeast Tailwater stage at Lock and Dam 15 in the Quad Cities is 5.28 feet.

Southeast Sauger - Slow: Some saugers are being caught below the dam and in Sylvan slough. Fishing has been hit or miss with mostly small fish being caught with a few nicer fish mixed in. Try vertical jigging with minnows or pulling three-way rigs with minnows or stickbaits.

Mississippi River Pool 17 Southeast

Main channel water temperature has been around 43 degrees. Fishing is being reported as slow throughout the pools. There has been some tailwater fishing for saugers and walleyes but fishing has been hit or miss. Remember to clean, drain, and dry your boat before going to another waterbody. If you have questions on fishing Pools 16-19 contact the Fairport Fish Hatchery at 563-263-5062.

Tailwater stage at Lock and Dam 16 at Muscatine is 4.27 feet.

Sauger - Good: Tailwater fishing has been reported as good. Try vertical jigging with minnows or pulling three-way rigs with stickbaits.

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