Pool 10 – Mississippi River
Things you should know about bass tournament fishing from Harpers Ferry, Iowa, in Pool 10 of the Mississippi river.
Harpers Ferry is a little used ramp for bass tournaments. However, it occasionally hosts tournaments on busy weekends. This is because other ramps are reserved for other events. Harpers Ferry is on the northern end of pool 10 and has quick access to popular areas. The spillway is always good and the “S” curve takes you to the main channel. Nearby Murray Island and Mud Hen Lake are hot spots for pan fisherman. While Japan slough sees plenty of bass fishing too. Off slough and Taylor lakes are harder to get to but worth the journey as excellent bass fishing reports come from this area.
This entire stretch of pool 10 actually sees a fair amount of bass anglers. Many anglers try to escape the heavily fished Prairie du Chien local spots and head north. While Harpers has far less pressure than Prairie, it has an abundance of both largemouth and smallmouth bass. If you spend your time wisely and scout the areas current and clear water, you’ll find them.
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