Bass Fishing in Guttenberg
Things you should know about tournament fishing from Guttenberg, Iowa, in pools 10 and 11 of the Mississippi river.
Guttenberg has a ramp north of the lock and dam called Bussey. This is often used in both high water and low water situations. This ramp is at the south end of pool 10 and allows better access to plenty of bass honey holes. Current and eel grass are key factors if fishing the pool 10 side of Guttenberg. When you find these two things and clean water, you’ll find the bass.
On the down river side of Guttenberg is the public ramp that is much larger than Bussey. This sits within eyesight of the lock and dam and most travel south for good bass fishing. The locals can often be seen using white spinnerbaits down the off current areas but there is far more to this pool than that. It will take time to learn the area but once you’ve figured out the current breaks, you’ll enjoy solid fishing here.
While the facilities at Bussey are ok, they are much better at the public ramp on the south side of the lock and dam. Use the Casey’s and Kwik Star if you need to use the restrooms prior to landing at Bussey.
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