Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
rpdp

Monticello Mississippi Fishing?

9 posts in this topic

Anyone have any luck lately in the Mississippi near Monticello?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I managed to get out yesterday in the boat. I picked up 19 smallies over 12" and probably at least that many short fish. It's too bad that it gets dark and cold so quick! smile.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can I ask a quick question? I have heard that it's possible to wade out by the power plant area where the water is warmer in the winter (using insulated wading boots) and catch fish. Have you experienced this? I would like to take my son out some time and wonder about your experience in this matter?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't own any waders, but you would need to find a place to access the river that is close to the plant. I do not know the area that well to provide any useful information.

I would be very careful with waders, since the water can be swift in a few places and there are quite a few deep holes south of the power plant.

Hopefully someone else here can provide more/better information than I can. smile.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

sluggo- how deep was the water you were seeing? also, was it your rig in the parking lot last night?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Besides the safety factor SluggoMaster posted about,be absolutely sure you know where to go to have access to fish on foot(wading), or on shore.If you are in an unauthorized area wading,or on shore too near the nuclear plant-on Excel Energy property,you will be questioned by armed security officers who work at the plant.They have really tightened things up since 9/11 happened.I know folks who work at the plant,so I am giving you fair warning without making up a bunch of hoo-ha just to add to this thread.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was wondering specifically about how deep it's running for dragging the boat out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There is a stretch about 200 yards below the plant, past the "hole" that is only 12" deep at most, and that continues for about 50 yards. Then there is another very shallow stretch down by Montisippi park above and below. The river has gone down every trip out there, so I would say it's lower now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thanks for the info- based on that I think it's a shorefishing day. the upside I guess with the river so low is that the bank is well exposed for hoofing it \:\)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • AlwaysFishing23
      Buddy and I went out yesterday around noon. Fished for a few hours was a little windy but not to bad. Only got a small largemouth and one decent gill. Only fished for 2-3 hours tried all over the small lake we were on. Ooh well still nice to finnaly get out. Planning on taking the yak out on opener do a bass/pike/ walleye trip so exited for that. Few nice gills you got there rick!
    • JBMasterAngler
      Any reports? I know there was a lot of people out there. The boomsite access was already 3/4 full when I drove by at 5 AM. I'm thinking about going out of blufflands park on Friday. 
    • Rick G
    • Rick G
      Kinda cold and windy yesterday. Fish really didn't seem to mind though. Finding ggod sized fish was the goal for the afternoon. Started off in a feeding bay that has a section of deeper water in it. This deeper water is where I found all my fish. Crappies were holding tight to the weed cover around the hole, while gills were closer to the surface. It wasn't fast fishing by any means, still I managed to find some real quality pannies
    • CigarGuy
      I have two Vexilar transducers.    1) Thru hull/trolling motor- used.  From FL8 2) New never used, high speed.       I looked on Vexilar's site, The one's they sell say FL8 or FL18.  Checked FAQ and they look like they are interchangeable with other models???  Can text pictures-what do you have?