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Pool 4 heats up

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Since many of you fish the Mississippi hear goes:11/21/01 Mississippi River Pool 4, water temperature 36 degrees, stage 668.0. Water flow is nice and slow making most presentations workable. With the fast on set of cold that we experienced early this week, water temps have dropped fast! Typical late November patterns are starting to emerge, as walleye and sauger are beginning to key and set up near the dam, which will be a joy to many anglers’ ears. Walleye were caught in two distinct depths one from 7-10 feet and the other in 21-23 feet. ¼ ounce to 3/8-ounce vertical presented Dubuque rigs with plastics and minnows worked well in the deeper depths, and cast and drifted shallow 1/8 ounce and 3/16 ounce jigs w/ minnows and jigs w/plastics took chunky eyes. Saugers where ¾ the catch in the deeper water, with good sizes as well, but bigger eyes came from the deep-water areas. Fish were not present in great numbers within a few miles of the dam but holding none the less on key breaklines such as deep sand breaks, or at the base of rip rap. Happy Turk-ey Day!

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HUH???!!!??!!! Fishing the day before Thanksgiving??? Chester should be bitin' ya in the nuts for pulling that one!!!


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