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September 18 fishing report for Pool 9

Provided by Peck's Pool 9 guide service

                The Mississippi is running low and clear on Pool 9 as of today, with excellent action on crappies suspended in woody cover near at least 10 f.o.w.  Small minnows will certainly catch fish, but crappies feed from below and will often steal your bait without your knowledge.

                This is why I use long poles and 'doodlesock' small jigs like my Perchanator and the Blonde Bimbo Skunk, tipped with a waxworm, fishing tight into the cover. If you fish where the fish are, snagging up is a fact of life. Using 20 lb. test superline and pulling back without loading up the rod will free the snag and return your jig about 90% of the time.  Bend the hook back to the proper angle and impale another waxie and you're back in business.

                Bluegills are hanging in the same habitat as crappies, only a little deeper in the water column. You'll also find gills where you find perch, fishing pockets in elodea weeds in 4-8 f.o.w.  Bluegills 4-6" long are super flathead cat bait. Flatties are starting to go on the chew at leading edges of deep holes now.

              Walleye action is best early and late in the day, casting cranks. Trolling is increasingly difficult as we're starting to see a lot more eelgrass floating down the River now.

               Pike have moved out of backwater weeds with falling River levels, relocating at ambush points in slightly deeper water in both running sloughs and the main channel.

                Action on bass remains very good. Water temperatures warmed from 63 last week—when feeding frenzy was the only way to describe their activity level—to 71 degrees. Fishing is still good, but when it drops back to the low 60s again in a week or so the largies will be going nuts in autumn staging areas.  Smallmouth bass will school tighter and start feeding aggressively once water temps drop below 60 degrees.

                With low water conditions, safe navigation can be difficult away from the main channel.  Use due caution. Places where you could run a week ago might not be navigable now.  Use caution.

September 18 fishing report for Pool 9

Provided by Peck's Pool 9 guide service

                The Mississippi is running low and clear on Pool 9 as of today, with excellent action on crappies suspended in woody cover near at least 10 f.o.w.  Small minnows will certainly catch fish, but crappies feed from below and will often steal your bait without your knowledge.

                This is why I use long poles and 'doodlesock' small jigs like my Perchanator and the Blonde Bimbo Skunk, tipped with a waxworm, fishing tight into the cover. If you fish where the fish are, snagging up is a fact of life. Using 20 lb. test superline and pulling back without loading up the rod will free the snag and return your jig about 90% of the time.  Bend the hook back to the proper angle and impale another waxie and you're back in business.

                Bluegills are hanging in the same habitat as crappies, only a little deeper in the water column. You'll also find gills where you find perch, fishing pockets in elodea weeds in 4-8 f.o.w.  Bluegills 4-6" long are super flathead cat bait. Flatties are starting to go on the chew at leading edges of deep holes now.

              Walleye action is best early and late in the day, casting cranks. Trolling is increasingly difficult as we're starting to see a lot more eelgrass floating down the River now.

               Pike have moved out of backwater weeds with falling River levels, relocating at ambush points in slightly deeper water in both running sloughs and the main channel.

                Action on bass remains very good. Water temperatures warmed from 63 last week—when feeding frenzy was the only way to describe their activity level—to 71 degrees. Fishing is still good, but when it drops back to the low 60s again in a week or so the largies will be going nuts in autumn staging areas.  Smallmouth bass will school tighter and start feeding aggressively once water temps drop below 60 degrees.

                With low water conditions, safe navigation can be difficult away from the main channel.  Use due caution. Places where you could run a week ago might not be navigable now.  Use caution.

Capn Ted Peck

Peck's pool 9 guide service

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