I live in Dodgeville, and my Fam lives down by Dubuque.....so its kinda of a hike for us. I would like to try north further, but we thought the Glen Haven area looked nice. Maybe next time we will try the Potosi area next time, which is closer to home. A buddy of him took a 2 day trip a couple of years back by Wabasha, MN, and we did really well. But we have never even came close to duplicating that trip. We are doing the same things that we did that day, and using similar lures.......but so far the fish have not cooperated.
Since we live far enough away, we don't get to the river on a regular basis. That makes it tough to learn the river, so I just fish any structure I can find.........logs, weed edges, lilly pads, rocky shorelines.....all in the hopes of catching some smallies/largies the occasional pike, and if we get lucky some walleyes. But so far this summer, we have not done well.
We would like to get out once or twice more before fall, but our frustration level is mounting. Its a long drive to just catch a few sheephead and a few bass!
Oh well..........what we like about the river is that you never know what you will catch when you actually catch something, which has been tough to do for us.
I love the river, so I guess we will just have to be satisfied with enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Mississippi and the surrounding bluffs!
Good Luck with them Gar longnose!
[This post was last edited on 8/4/09 at 6:18 PM]