Fishing Report

 

We are reopening Tuesday October 17th, 2017
Expect high water conditions, but the weather forecast looks great.
Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!!

October 13th, 2017

We will be closed for a few days due to high and unsafe water conditions. Please watch the Facebook page to know the reopening date.
Hope to see you the float soon!!!!!

October 2nd thru 7th, 2017
Fishing overall was good this week. Plenty of nice walleye, bluegill and bass along with lots of monster sturgeon and northern pike. However, river conditions are changing with recent heavy rainfall so expect a little tougher fishing next week. We plan on being open everyday unless the water comes over 10 feet. Keep watching the postings for more info Hope too see you on the float soon!!!!
September 9th thru October 1st, 2017
The last 3 weeks have been good to very good weather and fishing. Despite the random and frustrating days of weed die off, the float has had many quality fish caught from it. Walleye were biting on willow cats, minnows, leeches and jigs and we expect October walleye fishing will be even better. Bluegill were biting best on red worms and crawlers but bring out some minnows as the crappie have just shown up in good numbers and October is a good month to catch both bluegill and crappie. The sturgeon fishing was fun as customers continue to develop new techniques to catch that monster of a lifetime. Bass have also been plentiful taking crank baits and soft plastics. The catfish bite was very good on fresh cut bait. October and early November can be some of the best fishing of the season so come on out and enjoy the fall colors, weather and fishing. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!
August 28th thru September 8th, 2017
Water levels are good and except for last Monday the water has been clean and clear. Overall fishing has been good to very good with plenty of fish being caught every day. Bring some willow cats if you want the best action on the walleye. Bluegill action remains very good so don’t forget to bring out some red worms. Also, the cats have been biting best on fresh cut bait or crawlers. The fall fishing on the float can be very good so put on a light jacket and enjoy what I believe is the best time of year in Wisconsin. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!!
August 19th thru 27th, 2017
The river level has risen slightly improving on already good to very good fishing. We continue to do well on the walleye, bluegill and bass but the big draw has been the monster catfish and sturgeon. You never know what is going to happen when you put on a crawler and toss it in the river. Weather conditions look favorable going into the Labor Day weekend so take advantage of the remaining summer days and come on out to the float. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!!
August 9th thru 18th, 2017
Recent rain has brought water levels up slightly, making for better late summer early fall fishing conditions. We caught some nice walleye over the last few days on willow cats. The bluegill bite remains very good with some nice size fish being caught every day. Also, we continue to catch nice size sturgeon, cats and bass. Weather conditions look good so come out while summer is still here. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!!
August 2nd thru 8th, 2017
River conditions remain excellent and we are catching monster sturgeon and flathead cats. Also, the bluegill bite is non stop with many nice size fish being caught every day. And don’t forget about the walleye bite on willow cats as it is still very good. Summer is quickly passing so make your plans to get on out to the float. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!
August 1st, 2017
Look what is biting on the float. August is a great month to catch a monster sturgeon or catfish. We are also catching lots of quality bluegill and bass. Come on out to the float while the fishing and weather is hot. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!
July 17th thru 31st, 2017
Fishing has continued to improve everyday since the flash flood. Water levels are back to normal and with clearer water the fishing has returned back to good to very good. We expect an excellent catfish and bluegill bite in August. The walleye bite can also be good but for best results bring out some willow cats for bait. Bass fishing will also be good along the shore line and off the wall. Come on out to the float and enjoy some hot summer fishing. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!
July 21st, 2017
Flash flooding has occurred over the past 2 days bringing the water levels up. We expect murky water conditions over the next few days but we will be open and we are still catching good numbers of walleye, sturgeon, bluegill, catfish and bass. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!
July 10th thru 16th, 2017
Summer is a great time on the float. Bluegill continue to be providing the best action with many jumbo fish being caught every day. Red worms are the bait of choice. Also, we are catching good numbers of walleye on willow cats and some nice catfish on fresh cut bait. And we can’t forget about the large and small mouth bass. The action can be awesome on soft plastics, jigs and popping baits. Come on out and enjoy a pizza or burger and get in on some great summer fishing. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!
July 1st thru 9th, 2017
We have been in a good summer pattern. The river is lower and fishing remains good to very good. Bluegill are all around the float and some nice baskets of good eating size fish are caught each day. Bring some red worms and get in on the action. The bluegill provide non stop fun for young and old alike. The walleye bite has been best on willow cats and many 16 to 25 inch fish are caught every day. We also continue to catch some quality flathead catfish with cut bluegill as the bait of choice. And don’t forget about all the bass around the float. Plastics and small popping baits have been working great. Come on out and enjoy the summer weather and fishing. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!
June 26th thru 30th, 2017
River conditions are excellent and so is the fishing. Walleye, bluegill, flathead catfish, sturgeon and all the bass are biting very good to excellent. The 4th of July weekend is looking like beautiful weather for outdoor activities so save a day for fishing on the Best Dam Fishing Float. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!!
June 19th thru 25th, 2017
Some great pics from the week. Fishing continues to be very good to excellent. River conditions are very good with strong flow and clear water. The walleye bite has been very good. Bring out leeches or willow cats for the best results. Bluegill are biting red worms and if you put in some time you should put some nice fish in the basket. The white bass action is still hot with many fish being caught on both the float and wall. Minnows, plastics and jigs are working best. Silver bass ( that is what Captain Tom calls them) sheepshead, are around the float is great numbers and provide plenty of action for everyone. One customer told me it was his favorite fish. They fight hard and you don’t have to clean them. If cleaned properly, silver bass can make good table fare. Flathead catfish are numerous as well and fresh cut bait will produce the big ones. Next week looks great so make your plans to come on out to the float. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!!
June 10th thru 18th, 2017
Fishing over the last week was very good to excellent. We continue to have higher water levels than normal but the fish are hungry. Flatheads are biting excellent on fresh cut bluegill with most fish in the small to medium size category. The bluegill bite is good and red worms are your best bait. Walleye continue to bite best on leeches and willow cats. White bass are hitting plastics and minnows. Or just put on a night crawler and see what is hungry. This is a good time of year to bring children. Just be prepared to bait a lot of hooks and take a lot of fish off. Come on out and enjoy the float with good fishing and good friends. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!
June 3rd thru 9th, 2017
Fishing this past week was very good to excellent. We are catching lots of white bass with bullet hair jigs, plastics and minnows. The walleye bite is best on willow cats and leeches. Bluegill are biting very good and red worms are the bait of choice. The catfish bite is turning on and as the water warms up a little we expect to see this years record fish of 43 pounds get beat. We use fresh cut bluegill to catch the big ones. Record high temps are predicted for the weekend so put on some sun screen and get on out to the float. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!
June 2nd, 2017
The opener went as expected with very good to excellent fishing for bluegill, walleye. catfish and white bass. Come on out and get in on the action. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!
REOPENING FRIDAY JUNE 2ND, 2017 River levels are coming down fast and the water clarity is good. We are guessing the gates will be lowered very soon and fishing after flood waters can be excellent. Only time will tell. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!
May 26th, 2017
The river has crested but we still have dangerous water conditions. It looks like we will be able to reopen in early June. Please watch the Facebook for the exact date. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!
May 24th, 2017
Water levels continue to rise and we continue to be closed due to dangerous water conditions. Keep watching for the reopening of the Best Dam Fishing Float. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!
WE ARE CLOSING BEGINNING MAY 20TH, 2017 DUE TO FLASH FLOODING. Flash flooding is causing the river to river to reach unsafe conditions on the float. Please watch the Facebook or website for the reopening. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!
May 15th thru 19th, 2017
The week started out great but heavy rains have turned the river very muddy and the fishing went from very good to poor. Thursday night’s heavy rainfall is going to cause the river to reach flood stage and the gates will more than likely be opened on Saturday making conditions unsafe on the float for the weekend. WE WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL THE RIVER LEVELS RECEED TO SAFE LEVELS. Sorry for the inconvenience but safety of our customers comes first. Watch the Facebook or web site for the reopening. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!!
May 13th and 14th, 2017
It was beautiful weather on the float this weekend and the fishing was very good. It is bass fishing time and as you can see in the photos there was no shortage of white bass action. Also, the walleye bite remains best on willow cats and leeches. Lets hope the good weather continues. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!
May 8th thru 12th, 2017
Overall fishing was very good to excellent this week. We continue to have a excellent walleye bite and willow cats and leeches are working best. The white bass action is also excellent with most of the fish being caught from the wall on minnow or white colored jigs. Also, the big bluegill have shown up in good numbers providing lots of action. Water levels are still dropping and loading and unloading at the public docks is getting easier. The weekend forecast looks great so come on out and enjoy some time with family and friends on the river. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!
May 6th and 7th, 2017
River levels are slowly receding and the fishing is getting even better. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!
May 1st thru 5th, 2017
Water levels remain high but the overall fishing is good to very good. We continue to catch lots of eater size walleye on live bait and jigs. Also, the bass are all around the float so bring out some artificial baits and get in on some fun action. If you just want to catch fish break out the crawlers and hold on. It doesn’t take long before you have one of many river fish specie on the end of your line. Weather looks good so get on out the the float. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!!
April 27th thru 30th, 2017
The fishing over the past 4 days was good to very good. We continue to catch lots of walleye with jigs and plastics. Also, slow dragging willow cats and minnows is very effective. The white bass bite is very good and the bass have been good size. White jigs and plastics are the preferred techniques but floating a minnow with a bobber in the current by the dam if also very effective. If you just want to pull in fish, night crawlers do the trick. You never know what the next fish will be when you put a night crawler in the river.
Water levels remain high but with the right tackle you can be very successful. Captain Tom has developed some unique techniques and tackle to fish the river and all of this tackle is available on the float. Don’t be afraid to ask what is working and for just a few dollars you will be rigged the right way to catch some nice fish. The forecast is improving and warmer temps are on the way so maybe we will be able to put away the cold weather gear and fish in a little more comfortable conditions. Don’t miss out on this next stretch of good weather.
Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!!

April 24th thru 26th, 2017

Fishing has been good to very good despite the high water conditions. The weather outlook isn’t great but if you don’t like the spring crowds now is the time to get on out to the float. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!!

April 22nd and 23rd, 2017

Water levels continue to rise and the water is downright dirty but don’t let that deter you from coming on out to the float. High water can actually bring the fish in closer to the float. Check out some of the nice fish caught including a 42 pound flathead catfish. Lets hope to water levels don’t get to high and the fishing remains good. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!

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April 19th thru 21st, 2017

Water levels have risen and the water clarity is not very good but the fishing remains good to very good. We have even seen some bluegill show up this week. The weekend weather looks great so don’t waste it mowing the lawn. Come on out to the float. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!

April 17th and 18th, 2017

Overall fishing remains very good to excellent with a wide variety of specie of fish being caught. The white bass action is good. We use white colored plastics or jigs and small minnows for best results. Large and small mouth bass are also getting really active and artificial baits are producing some nice fish. The northern pike bite remains very good so bring on out some sucker minnows for the best chance for a monster. The walleye bite is very good. Hair jigs and slow dragging minnows has been the most productive techniques. We also continue to catch some perch but the major spring spawn appears to be over. Check out Tony’s huge carp. I bet that was fun to reel in. Based on his expression it was. The weekend weather is looking good with temps in the low to mid 60’s so make your plans to come on out. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!!

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April 14th thru 16th, 2017

Easter weekend proved to be some excellent fishing and as the pictures show we are catching more variety. As the water warms up in the spring, some of the fish finish spawning but other specie take their place. The most exciting fish to show up at the float are the white bass. The spring bass fishing is getting into full swing and “The Wall” is producing some great fish. We also continue to have a great northern pike bite as well as a very good walleye bite. Water levels are rising after some heavy rains but we see the overall fishing remaining very good to excellent. Come on out and enjoy the spring fishing. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!

April 10th thru 13th, 2017

We have been having very consistent fishing action. The Mississippi river is in excellent condition for the spring. Reposting from 8th and 9th report: Captain Tom says we are covered up in northern pike so bring out some sucker minnows for best results on the big ones. We are also starting to catch lots of large and small mouth bass. Small plastics in white and chartreuse are working great. The perch bite continues to be good but mostly small to medium size fish. The perch bite is on red worms or crawlers. Lets not forget about the walleye. Captain Tom’s hair jigs always work great or you can try to slow drag a minnow or leech. Spring river conditions remain excellent and this is by far the best overall spring we have had since rebuilding the float in 2010. Stop on out for a great day on the river and don’t forget to try the “best dam burger” on the Mississippi river. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!

April 8th and 9th, 2017

Captain Tom says we are covered up in northern pike so bring out some sucker minnows for best results on the big ones. We are also starting to catch lots of large and small mouth bass. Small plastics in white and chartreuse are working great. The perch bite continues to be good but mostly small to medium size fish. The perch bite is on red worms or crawlers. Lets not forget about the walleye. Captain Tom’s hair jigs always work great or you can try to slow drag a minnow or leech. Spring river conditions remain excellent and this is by far the best overall spring we have had since rebuilding the float in 2010. Stop on out for a great day on the river and don’t forget to try the “best dam burger” on the Mississippi river. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!

April 7th, 2017

We caught some nice jumbo perch this afternoon on mostly red worms or crawlers. Lets hope we continue to catch some nice jumbos over the weekend. Also, the walleye bite is very good and we have seen another 10 pounder caught today along with some nice eater size fish. Try one of Captain Tom’s hair jigs or slow drag a minnow for the best results. If you want big fish, the float is loaded with northern pike with fish getting as large as 15 pounds. Bring some sucker minnows out and get ready for a good fight. The weekend weather looks good and we expect continued good to very good fishing. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!!

April 5th and 6th, 2017

The pictures explain the kind of fishing action we are getting on the float. Check out the huge walleye (10 pounds??) caught on a borrowed hair jig. Not a bad way to start out your jigging career.
Sorry we had to close on the 6th but the steering cable was slipping late in the day and it took a little longer to get the parts to repair than we originally thought.
We will be open again on Friday and we are looking forward to good to very good fishing over the weekend.
Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!

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April 2nd thru 4th, 2017

The river continues to warm up and the conditions are ideal for spring fishing. The walleye and sauger bite is good and slow dragging minnows or popping hair jigs is working best. Also, we continue to catch lots of perch in the small to medium size with a few jumbos mixed in. Worms and crawlers will be best on the perch. The northern pike have shown up in big numbers so if you want a big fish bring out some sucker minnows and you are almost guaranteed a monster. The large and small mouth bass are now moving into the bay just above the float so expect some good action on plastics just be careful to stay out of the rocks. This is a great spring on the float so get on out and enjoy the river. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!

March 30th, 31st and April 1st, 2017

It has been very busy on the float over the past 3 days. The walleye bite was good on Thursday but slowed down on Friday and Saturday. We expect to see good action with walleye as water temps (42 degrees) and river conditions remain great. We also have been catching a lot of perch but the size is fairly small. Some customers think the majority of the perch have already spawned but we don’t really know for sure. If you put in some time you can still catch some nice dinner fish. Worms and crawlers are working best on the perch and hair jigs and slow dragging minnows is working best for the walleye. April is going to be a good month this year so get on out to the float. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!!

March 29th, 2017

It is amazing what a couple of degrees in water temperature can do. The sunshine from yesterday did the trick so let the big monster walleye fishing games begin. Jigs weighing 3/4 ounce and slow dragging minnows are what is working. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!

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March 27th and 28th, 2017

Rain on Monday and sunshine on Tuesday, but both days produced some nice stringers of perch and walleye. We continue to be in pre spawn for both perch and walleye but that will change quickly with the projected warmer temperatures. The next 10 to 21 days should be excellent fishing if the water levels remain good. Lets hope this is a spring to remember. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!

March 24th thru 26th, 2017

It has been cold and wet over the past three days but the fishing has been good to very good. We continue to catch nice baskets of perch. Worms and crawlers are working best. The walleye are getting ready for the spring spawn and we are catching lots of 12 inch to 18 inch males. We expect the water temps will come up from 38 degrees and the big perch and walleye will really turn on. Also, the weather looks much better so it will make for more comfortable fishing conditions. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!!

March 22nd and 23rd, 2017

Weather remains cool and wet but fishing conditions are great. We have been catching bigger walleye and perch over the past 2 days and if you are prepared to deal with the elements you could catch some nice fish. Hair jigs from 1/2 ounce to 3/4 ounce are doing best on the walleye and worms are the bait of choice for the perch. Put on your rain gear and get on out to the float. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!!

March 20th and 21st, 2017

Cooler temperatures are prevailing but the perch and walleye bite is getting better every day. Some nice stringers of perch were caught over the last 2 days. Worms and minnows are working best. Also, the walleye bite is turning on and we are seeing some big pre spawn females being caught and released. Try one of Captain Tom’s custom hair jigs in purple and chartreuse and you are almost guaranteed a full stringer. Check out the hydrologic forecast in the pictures and see that the steady water height is making this a great spring. Captain Tom, Tony and Eric are looking forward to seeing all of our old friends so get on out to the float for some great fishing and a best dam burger. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!!!

Opening Weekend 2017

Opening weekend’s fishing cooled off as temperatures dropped but some of our hearty customers braved the weather and caught some nice spring perch and walleye.
Fishing will only get better as the water temperatures rise and we expect this will be one of our best spring fishing seasons ever.
Bring minnows and walleye jigs if you want to get in on the action.
Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!

 

Opening Day 2017  (Friday March 17th, 2017)

Friday’s opener was a great day!! Medium size perch and a few jumbos were biting all day. Also, the sauger and walleye bite was good to very good. Jigs and minnows are working best on the walleye and worms and minnows are the baits of choice for perch.
Plan on being prepared for cooler temperatures but the fishing in the spring will make you forget about the spring weather.
Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!

October 17th thru 24th, 2016

Walleye continue to provide the most action on the float. Willow cats and minnows have been working best but also jigs work very good this time of year. We are also catching a few perch. Captain Tom says we will be open thru October 31st and then the float will be closed for the 2016 season. Come on out and get in on the last weekend of fall fishing.
Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!

October 10th thru 16th, 2016

Walleye continue to be providing the best consistent action on the float. Willow cats and minnows are the best baits. However, we have been catching a good mix of catfish, sturgeon and perch. As the weather continues to get colder we expect the walleye action will only get better and the fall perch should show up in good numbers. Water conditions are looking very good and we are hoping to extend the float’s season into November if the weather allows. We only have a short time before we are fishing through an 8 inch hole through the ice so get on out to the float and enjoy some fall fishing.
Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!

October 3rd thru 9th, 2016

Walleye continue to be the main attraction on the float. Willow cats and minnows are working great so stock up on bait before coming to the float. We are also catching some cats and white bass. Bluegill and perch have not show up yet but with cooler weather ahead that action should get better soon.
Fall colors are beautiful this time of year so come on out and enjoy the fall season change.
Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!!

October 1st & 2nd, 2016

We had a very small number of customers on the reopening weeekend but some nice fish were caught. A good number of eater size walleye were caught on willow cats and minnows. Also, some 20 pound class flathead cats were caught and we have seen some of the first fall perch. The water levels are coming done and the water clarity will only continue to improve. We expect some good fall action with higher than normal water conditions so come on out and get in on the fun. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!!

September 30th, 2016

REOPENING SATURDAY OCTOBER 1ST, 2016

Captain Tom just called and said the gates have been lowered and the water is clear and we will be reopening.
Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!!

September 22nd, 2016

The river is coming up faster than expected and we will be closed beginning Friday September 23rd.
We will keep everyone posted for the reopening.
Hope to see you on the float soon!!!

September 21st, 2016

Huge rainfalls in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin are going to cause the float to close
beginning Saturday September 24th, 2016.
We will keep you informed on reopening.
Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!!

September 6th thru 20th, 2016

The last 2 weeks we have had plenty of rain and high water. With the high water can come some frustruating weeds, however for the most part fishing conditions have been fair to good. The walleye bite has been the best and willowcats and minnows have both been working. Also, crawlers continue to catch everything in the river. The bluegill bite has dissappeared with the high water but we hope the panfish action picks up when the water goes down. Please watch the next postings as heavy rain in northern Minnesota looks like it will bring on flood waters by the weekend and we may have to close again.
Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!

August 27th thru September 2nd, 2016

The river conditions improved all week and so did the fishing. We are catching good stringers of bluegill, quality walleye and plenty of monster cats not to mention all the other types of fish that are in the mighty Mississippi. Labor Day Weekend looks very good and we expect the fishing to be good to very good.
Hope to see you on the float soon!!!

August 22nd thru 26th, 2016

Recent heavy rainfall has again pushed the river up to around 9 1/2 feet. However the water clarity is very good and the overall fishing is good. We continue to catch good numbers of monster cats on cut bait, walleye on willow cats or leeches and put a crawler on and you don’t know what you will catch.
River conditions are looking very good for the upcoming Labor Day weekend.
Hope to see you on the float soon!!!

August 15th thru 21st, 2016

Despite heavy rain and rising waters, the river clarity has remained very good. The walleye bite was exceptional throughout the week and willow cats and leeches remain the best baits. The bluegill have shown up again although not in as great of numbers as the week before. We are also still catching a good number of monster cats. Crowds are smaller this time of year so come on out and enjoy the float.
Hope to see you on the float soon!!!

August 6th thru 14th, 2016

The fishing has been good to very good with a nice mixed bag of bluegill, cats, walleye, white bass, sturgeon and sheephead. Cutbait and crawlers are the baits of choice but bring some willow cats or leeches if you want to try and catch some walleye. We had some flash flood waters come thru over the weekend and slow the fishing down but the water clarity is good again an we expect great fishing in the weeks ahead. As fall approaches, we get some cooler weather and really nice days on the float some come on out and enjoy last of summer 2016.
Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!

August 1st thru 5th, 2016

The river conditions have been good over the past 5 days. The bluegill bite has been awesome. Redworms are working best for the bluegill. We are also catching good numbers of walleye on willow cats and leeches. The bass bite by the wall and rocks has been very good and we are still catching some monster cats. Get on out to the float and enjoy this nice summer fishing and weather.
Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!

July 27th thru 31st, 2016

The fishing over the past 5 days was fair to good. As the water levels continue to drop the fishing improves daily. The bluegill bite keeps getting better each day and we are catching a good number of cats. The walleye prefer willow cats but leeches are working good also. Captain Tom and PT say the best of the year is yet to come so come on out to the float and enjoy yourself.
Hope to see you on the float soon!!!

WE ARE REOPENING ON WEDNESDAY JULY 27TH, 2016.

We were a little optimistic and thought we could be open on Monday but recent rains have delayed the reopening date by two days. As you can see on the chart the water should recede fairly quickly and many times after a summer flood the fishing gets really good. Lets hope the bite is on when we reopen this week.
Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!

July 19th, 2016

Do to the high water and unsafe water predictions for the coming days, the float will be closed until further notice. We hope the water quickly recedes and we can reopen by Monday of next week. Please watch the Facebook page for the reopening.
Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!

July 11th thru 17th, 2016
Despite the river getting a little murky from the recent heavy rains, the fishing ramains good. The same pattern, walleyes on willow cats and leeches, bluegill on worms, and everything loves a big night crawler. It’s time to get in on some of this hot summer weather and come on out to the float.
Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!
July 5th the 10th, 2016
It was a good week on the float. We continue to catch a nice mixed bag with bluegill getting a lot of attention. However, we coninue to catch a good number of walleye and some monster cats. Break out the sun screen and get on out to the float.
Hope to see you on the float soon!!!
July 1st thru 4th, 2016
The July 4th weekend provided plenty of fishing action and lots of family fun. We continue to have very good water conditions and the overall fishing has been fair to good with lots of variety. The bluegill bite is great on red worms and provides for steady action to keep the kids busy. Monster catfish are caught every day for patient anglers using fresh cut bait. The walleye continue to prefer willow cats but leeches are working good also. And if you just want to catch anything that is hungry just put on a night crawler. Summer is going by quickly so get on out and enjoy the river.
Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!!
June 20th thru 24th, 2016
The walleye bite on willow cats and leeches has been great this week. We also continue to catch monster cats on fresh cut bait and lots of bluegill on worms or crawlers. For everyone that likes to fish the wall, the white bass bite has been good as well.
The river is in good condition and we expect good to very good fishing for the week heading up to the forth of July weekend.
Hope to see you on the float soon!!!
Fathers Day weekend 2016
Father’s day weekend was good to very good fishing on the float. Catfish continue to bite good on fresh cut bait. Walleye are doing best on willow cats. The bluegill of all sizes are biting best on leaf worms and the white bass are hitting light colored jigs and minnows.
No matter what you like to fish for now is a good time to get out to the float.
Hope to see you on the float soon!!!
June 13th thru 17th, 2016
The monster cats stole the show again this week. The cats prefer fresh cut bait and Captain Tom or PT can show you how to rig your pole. Also, the walleye bite on willow cats has been very good, white bass are in good numbers from the wall and bluegill are biting all around the float. Great water and weather conditions continue and we expect very good fishing over the Father’s Day weekend.
Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!
June 11th and 12th, 2016
The weekend provided plenty of action and variety. Everything is biting. Just put on a crawler or some cut bait and you never know what you could catch. The higher water has provided good fishing conditons. It looks like another good week is coming up. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!
June 6th thru 10th, 2016
Monster cats have dominated the fishing this week. Great river and weather conditions are providing excellent fishing conditons and we expect good to very good fishing for the weekend and next week. The bluegill, bass and walleye bite remain good as well. The weekend is calling for record high temps so bring some sun screen and keep hydrated.
Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!
June 2nd thru 5th, 2016
The weather and river conditions have been really great and the fishing has been good to very good over the past 4 days. Monster cats are biting good on cut bait. White bass are hitting jigs and minnows from the wall. Bluegill are biting best on leaf worms or crawlers and walleye are being caught with leeches and willow cats. Fishing conditions look good for the next week and we expect good to very good fishing in the coming week.
Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!
June 1st, 2016
More monsters plus great walleye and white bass action. Come on out and catch some with Captain Tom, Ray and PT. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!
May 31st, 2016
Captain Tom says the monster flathead cats are starting to move in by the float. The river has come back up to eight feet providing optimal conditions. If you have never caught one of these monsters now is a good time to give it a try.
Hope to see you on the float soon.
Memorial Day Weekend
The holiday weekend was full of sunshine and a little rain. Overall, it was a great weekend to be on the river. The catfish bite is excellent on fresh cut bait or crawlers. We also continue to have a good bluegill, walleye and bass bite. Some big sturgeon were also caught and released. The river is in excellent shape and we expect good to very good fishing next week. We hope everyone had a great holiday weekend.
Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!
May 23rd thru 27th, 2016
The last 5 days we had a good bluegill, walleye and white bass bite. But the catfish took the show. We are catching some really nice cats on fresh cut bait and crawlers. River conditons are excellent and fishing should continue to be good to very good for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. Come on out and enjoy the upcoming holiday weekend. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!
May 19th thru 22nd, 2016
The past four days have been some great weather and good to very good fishing. We continue to catch a mixed bag of walleye, bluegill, catfish, sturgeon, and bass. The white bass have been a great bite. Water conditions remain very good and the forecast looks promising. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!
May 16th thru 18th, 2016
Beautiful weather has been the norm over the past 3 days and with the change in weather the fishing has been good. I sent a text to PT and asked what was biting and he sent me a list of every fish specie in the Mississippi river. Kind of funny but he wasn’t kidding. We are catching everything right now and that makes for some fun fishing. The weather forcast looks good so come on out. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!
May 14th and 15th, 2016
The weekend weather was cold and windy but the perch, bluegill, and walleye bite was still fair to good. We also continue to catch good numbers of white bass from the wall. The weather forecast looks much better for the upcoming week. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!
May 9th thru 13th, 2016
It has been a cold, wet rainy week on the float. While the weather has been bad the fishing is actually good to very good. We continue to catch a wide variety of fish with white bass, bluegill and walleye topping the list. Bundle up and come on out for the weekend and catch some dinner.
Hope to see you on the float soon!!!
Mother’s Day Weekend 2016
Mother’s Day weekend was full of sunshine, beautiful weather and great all around fishing. Big walleye, slab bluegill, trophy size white bass, huge sturgeon and even some nice sized cats were caught. The pictures really tell the story. You just never know what is going to be caught on the “Best Dam Fishing Float” Come on out and enjoy the river with Captain Tom, Ray and PT.
Hope to see you on the float soon!!!
May 4th thru 6th, 2016
The great fishing action continues on the float. The past 3 days were warm and sunny and the overall fishing was good to very good. We continue to catch a great mixed bag of walleye, bluegill, crappie, bass and sturgeon. The white bass bite has been exceptionally good from the wall. Bait fishing with crawlers, leeches and minnows have been the preferred method but jigs continue to work also. The upcoming weekend looks very good with water levels receeding slightly and water clarity getting better. Come on out and get in on the fun.
Hope to see you on the float soon!!!
May 2nd and 3rd, 2016
It has been just beautiful weather on the float over the past 2 days. We continue to catch a wide variety of fish with many of our customers concentrating on the white bass. Crawlers, minnows and leeches are all producing and the jig bite is good also. The weather is warming and we expect the bite to get even better as the water temps come up. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!
April 27th thru May 1st, 2016
April showers bring May flowers. We have had our share of rain over the past 5 days but fishing remains fair to good. We continue to catch a nice mixed bag with the white bass being the the hottest bite. Worms, minnows and leeches are all working and jigs continue to produce as well. The water clarity is not as good as the week before but the forecast looks better and the warmer weather of May should get the fishing back into high gear. Come on out and give Captain Tom, PT and Ray a visit. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!!
April 25th and 26th, 2016
The weather has cooled off but not the fishing. We continue to catch a mixed bag of crappie, bluegill, walleye, perch and bass. Most of our customers are using worms or minnows but jigs are producing also. Water clarity and levels are excellent and we expect more fun days ahead. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!
April 23rd and 24th, 2016
The weekend was again a nice mixed bag of bluegill, walleye, perch, and all bass specie. The white bass have especially been really good. Also, some catfish showed up over the weekend to add to the great fishing action. We expect good water conditions over the next week so the fishing should remain good to very good. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!
April 21st and 22nd, 2016
We caught a nice mixed bag over the past 2 days. The perch, bluegill, crappie, bass and walleye fishing have all been very good. Lots of eater size fish being caught on worms, small minnows and hair jigs. There is nothing better than a good fish fry. Also, the white bass bite continues to be excellent. It looks like we will have good weather for the weekend so come on out and enjoy the fishing, weather and good company.
Hope to see you on the float soon!!!
April 18th thru 20th, 2016
The last three days we have seen the white bass, smallmouth and largemouth bass bite to be excellent. Water conditions are clear and warming producing some excellent spring fishing. We are also catching some really big crappie and bluegill in smaller numbers. The perch and walleye bite have slowed a bit but it is still a good bite. The next three days look like excellent weather with Sunday maybe raining. Get on out and enjoy the great fishing and good weather.
Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!
April 16th and 17th, 2016
The weekend provided warm weather, clear water and great all around fishing. The walleye and perch bite remain good. The white bass bite was at times more like catching than fishing. We also are seeing the first signs of summer fishing with blig bluegill and nice sized crappie showing up this weekend.
Crawlers and worms continue to be the bait of choice but minnows produced lots of crappie and white bass. Also, we continue to do well for both walleye and white bass on a variety of jigs sizes and colors. We expect good fishing to continue with projected good water conditions. This is the best spring we have had on the float so come on out and get in on the fun.
Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!!!

 

April 14th and 15th, 2016

The fishing was very good over the last 2 days. Warmer weather and good water clarity have combined to make some good fishing conditions. Baskets of walleye and perch were taken off the float and the white bass have shown up in good numbers. This weekend is shaping up to be a good one. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!

April 13th, 2016

The weather has improved and the water clarity is very good. This makes for very good conditons for walleye and perch fishing.
Now is the time to get on out to the float and get in on the action.
Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!!

April 11th and 12th, 2016

The weather is improving and so is the fishing. We are catching more nice size perch on worms and small minnows and the walleye bite for eater size and trophy size continues to be good. The walleye bite has mostly been on jigs but don’t rule out slow dragging a minnow or leach. We have some really good weather in the forecast so the fishing should get better.
Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!!

April 9th and 10th, 2016

Cooler weather was the norm over the weekend but the fishing for trophy walleye and jumbo perch continues to be good. The bite really improved Sunday afternoon and with warmer weather on the way we expect a good week and weekend coming. The walleye bite is on jigs and the perch bite is on worms or minnows. It is time to get off the couch and enjoy the warmer spring weather coming up. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!!

April 7th and 8th, 2016

Thursday and Friday brought more windy and cold weather but the walleye bite continues to be good although spotty. If you put in some hours a trophy of a lifetime is out there. The perch action continues to be slow but warmer weather is coming. Lets hope the warmer weather isn’t too late for the perch spawn. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!

April 4th thru 6th,2016

The weather has been really tough the last 3 days with high winds and cold days. However, the walleye bite continues to be very good especially in the morning. We have not had any customers even try to catch the perch so we have nothing to report but if the walleye are biting the perch must be here also.
Put on some cold weather gear and get on out to the float and take advantage of the spring fishing and all the room to fish.
Hope to see you on the float soon!!!

April 2nd and 3rd, 2016

The weekend provided slower fishing action. High winds, a cold front and bad water clarity made the fishing difficult. The bright spot on the weekend was from 3pm to 5pm Sunday night the walleye bite really turned on. Lets hope this is a good sign for the upcoming week. The walleye bite was on jigs. Also, the perch still have not shown up in great numbers. Cooler temps are in the forecast so dress for cooler weather. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!

April 1, 2016
Despite the recent heavy rain, the river conditions remain very good for spring walleye and perch fishing. The morning walleye bite has been the best and we continue to catch some perch. The weather forecast looks less than perfect but our customers are a resilient bunch. The water temps are coming up slowly so lets hope the fishing really turns on over the weekend.
Hope to see you on the float soon!!!

March 28th thru 30th, 2016

The last three days have been very good walleye fishing and the perch are just getting going. The walleye bite has been on jigs and minnows. The perch have been a little slower with small males showing up but the water temps are moving up quickly so the bigger females should be here soon. Leaf worms and crawlers have been the bait of choice but small minnows are working also. The forecast looks like the river will come up again but hopefully not enough to close us down. Get on out to the float and enjoy the fishing. Hope to see you on the float soon!!!

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