1238282_10151530638740404_1237338094_n.jpgFor the angler, refuge waters teem with crappies, walleye, northern pike, sauger, bass, perch, sunfish and catfish. Unusual fish like the sturgeon, paddlefish and American eel, also reside here.

This area of the Upper Mississippi attracts a great deal of fisherman, including fishing contests.  We know everyone wants to be 'in the know' when it comes to the best fishing locations. Our fishing report below will help you with just that; we do our best to keep you updated and help you have a successful fishing experience on Pool 9!

Check the report frequently!

February 2015 - Mark Clements of Clements Fishing Barge tells us what is biting and what to use for bait!  Watch for his info soon!!

CTA-Fishing_Report.jpgFebruary 2016- Fishing report - UPDATE! 

Fishing Report from Captain Todd Lensing of Ferryville.  The river is frozen over in many areas however open water continues below the Genoa Lock & Dam and some boats are venturing out.  Ice fishing is good to great between Genoa and Lynxville.  De Soto Bay has been really good fishing but best at dawn and dusk.  Folks are catching  Northerns on tip-ups by Stoddard.  Cold Springs has not been as good as past seasons.  Anticipate hearing more from some of our guides very soon. fish_3__Todd.jpgfish2.jpg

 Happy Fishing!!!


February 2016 - You will hear about Trout Fishing on Sugar Creek & Rush Creek in May from  Jay Lord Thurston with a fishing report. 

Check out his website for tips, "Tweets" for up to the day reports. 

Jay is an author of several books on trout fishing the Driftless Region:






Helpful Fishing Information and Links

Wisconsin DNR Fishing Regulations

Trout Fishing - Sugar Creek, Rush Creek and Driftless Region streams

Jay Thurston:






Looking For Fishing Bait or Tackle?

Captain Hooks
Genoa, WI 


 Cheapo Depot

  Ferryville, WI