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Fishing barges

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Can anyone tell me about fishing barges on the Mississippi?When they open?Where they are?How much the cost?I want to know everything

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I know of two: below lock and dam 4 at Alma, WI and below lock and dam 8 at Genoa, WI. Never fished them but sounds like they produce fish pretty well. The deal is you pay a fee, they haul you out. The ferry stops back at intervals to pick you up. I think they may closed in the winter. Try doing a google for more info.

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TRY THE GREAT ALMA FISHING FLOAT.

FISHED THERE YEARS AGO. THEY HAD BAIT, FISH, AND GREAT FOOD.

IF I REMEMBER RIGHT, I THINK JIM OR TIM ARE THE TWO BROTHERS WHO OWN IT.

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There are fishing barges in Alma Wi lock 4 another one in Fountain city Wis lock 5a also one at lock 6 Trempalo Wis another at lock 7 Dresback Mn then one at lock 8 Genoa Wis all wich are about the same price $10-$15 dollars a day.Most of them you need to either ring a bell or put a flag up and they come pick you up by boat take you over to the float.One you can drive to and walk down to is in Fountain city Wis lock 5a.I myself have fished on them all each one you can catch fish on and i do believe that most of them are open for fishing by the middle of March or by April first for sure.Hope this helps but im not sure that they all sell bait and food some do some dont been awhile since i fished any of them do to the fact i have a boat now. cool.gif

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Fished Alma last spring and summer, didnt do so well... That dam and float seems to be heavily fished at from shore area... Nobody really seemed to catch anything, whenever i was there.

Perhaps the fishs were located more in the middle of the dam rather than towards shore.. I dont know.. The Alma float is not very far from shore.

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Just looked at the website for the clements fishing barge in genoa, looks like some nice fish to be had, even some big jumbo pirch. BIG walleye.

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i fish the alma float a few times a year. its 15 bucks, thats ride, bait, and fun. i personaly think you can get the same or more from the float as in a boat. the thing is you came fish a jig and livebait at the same time. if your set on going try and go in the middle of the week, less people. you can get your fare share of the riches, and the funnest part for me is b.s.ing with everyone. it opens i think by about the 22 of march or so. i would try it once, its fun:)

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