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Salsballs93

Which backwater lakes are the most fruitful in pool 2 of the Mississippi River? Referring to primarily either Pig's Eye, Pickerel, or something similar and nearby. Preferably for walleye but I also enjoy getting after bass and pike. Thanks for sharing experience. As specific as you can get would be great, because it's often difficult to find current information that isn't from 2010!

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JBMasterAngler

If you like carp, these places are great! Pickerel is a carry on canoe access, and only electric motors are allowed. Pigs Eye is only 4 feet deep, and is literally nothing but carp! Also, they park barges in the channel connected to the river. I’ve heard of people getting their boats trapped in the lake because barges are completely blocking the channel.

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Salsballs93

Well glad I asked! I had found some less reliable information that suggested otherwise. Any other areas in the pool with less current (kayak) that would be worth the venture?

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I believe there’s a canoe access on the north side of cloud island. Or somewhere in that vicinity. I went there a few years ago (not fishing), and it looked really nice. I heard it’s great for spring crappies and whities.

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