Mississippi River Blue cats

Discussion in 'IOWA RIVERS TALK' started by tmbragg67, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. tmbragg67

    tmbragg67 New Member

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    Iowa
    Does anyone know if you can consistently catch blue cats on the IA portion of the Miss. River? If so, how far north do they go? I'm on pool 13 and know blues aren't this far north.

    I had a kick catching blue catfish on Lake o' Ozarks a couple years back, but would like to find someplace closer to home where I could chase them.

    Thanks
    Tom
     
  2. Catfish_Calvin

    Catfish_Calvin New Member

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    State:
    Nauvoo, Il
    The Northern Most they get on the Mississippi is Pool 18 up to the Keokuk dam. But I dont know if you can consistantly catch them there. Theres some 40+ pounders at Lasalle and Powerton Lakes in Illinois. You can catch 3-10 pounders pretty consistantly they say.
     

  3. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    State:
    Iowa
    I dont consistantly catch blues here nor know of any one that does but we do have them!