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Offline Jig_Head

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Mississippi River perch trip
« on: Feb 07, 2023, 03:55 PM »
I'm heading to Wisconsin tomorrow and can't wait. Gonna go out on an airboat and fish Thursday Feb 9th with a guide. Going outta Alma, WI. I'll definitely take a few pictures to post
When hell freezes over ill ice fish there too!

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Re: Mississippi River perch trip
« Reply #1 on: Feb 07, 2023, 05:29 PM »
Good luck and we'll be looking forward to seeing the pictures !!

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Re: Mississippi River perch trip
« Reply #2 on: Feb 07, 2023, 05:55 PM »
Jealous  I need to save up and plan a trip like that and yes we all want to see pics!

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Re: Mississippi River perch trip
« Reply #3 on: Feb 07, 2023, 07:21 PM »
I had a buddy that did this last year he said best trip ever...good luck!

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Re: Mississippi River perch trip
« Reply #4 on: Feb 07, 2023, 08:05 PM »
Amazing fishing all up and down that river system.  I'll be heading up to onalaska the 17th to search for jumbos. Good luck. Posts some pics!
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Re: Mississippi River perch trip
« Reply #5 on: Feb 07, 2023, 08:48 PM »
Good luck, we're going to pool 9 the 24 n 25th by airboat, hoping the ice holds, need some jumbos
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Re: Mississippi River perch trip
« Reply #6 on: Feb 08, 2023, 08:14 AM »
Can U post name of some guides?
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Re: Mississippi River perch trip
« Reply #7 on: Feb 08, 2023, 08:33 AM »
Good luck up there.
I fished Onalaska a number of years ago. My buddy had been up there and caught huge crappies on backwaters. When we got the the Old Muddy had done some changing. We drilled in where he had pounded the crappie. Water was about 18" deep!!!! Bummer! We ended up catching a big bag of good gills at mouth of Black River. No crappies.
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Re: Mississippi River perch trip
« Reply #8 on: Feb 08, 2023, 08:00 PM »
Thanks guys. Heading out in the morning. It's beautiful here
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Re: Mississippi River perch trip
« Reply #9 on: Feb 08, 2023, 08:20 PM »
Good luck, we're going to pool 9 the 24 n 25th by airboat, hoping the ice holds, need some jumbos

I'm on 7 and 8 and we're still going hard but the ice is not great for how late into the season it is and the 10 day is pretty grim.  The runoff from these warm days will get the current pumping.  I'm sure you'll have ice on the backwaters but I'd expect the main channel to be open below the dams.  The nice thing about the airboat is you can fish ice or open water with it and the fishing should hopefully be heating up around then.
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Re: Mississippi River perch trip
« Reply #10 on: Feb 08, 2023, 10:55 PM »
Bills outdoor Network is the guide I think
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Re: Mississippi River perch trip
« Reply #11 on: Feb 10, 2023, 11:20 AM »
Fished outta pool 4 with Jordan from rutting ridge outfitters. It was $200 each for 8 hours. That airboat was something else. We were traveling on good ice then flying over open water then back up on ice again.  Definitely a cool experience. Perch bite was good, especially the first 3 hours of daylight. Got a bonus pike that surprised me. Saw a couple bald eagles. Saw several trucks on the ice. I'll post some pics in a couple hours
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Re: Mississippi River perch trip
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When hell freezes over ill ice fish there too!

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Re: Mississippi River perch trip
« Reply #13 on: Feb 10, 2023, 02:51 PM »
Nice Perch Jig_Head

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Re: Mississippi River perch trip
« Reply #14 on: Feb 10, 2023, 03:24 PM »
Nice catch. What did you get them on? Spoons or jigs?
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Re: Mississippi River perch trip
« Reply #15 on: Feb 10, 2023, 08:38 PM »
Nice job, hope we got good ice in 2 weeks. Can't wait. Congrats on nice fish
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Re: Mississippi River perch trip
« Reply #16 on: Feb 11, 2023, 05:55 AM »
Looks like a great trip!

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Re: Mississippi River perch trip
« Reply #17 on: Feb 11, 2023, 06:33 AM »
Phenomenal!! Well done

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Re: Mississippi River perch trip
« Reply #18 on: Feb 11, 2023, 06:39 AM »
Good job!
Iím going to look into doing a trip like that.
Thx!

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Re: Mississippi River perch trip
« Reply #19 on: Feb 11, 2023, 09:11 AM »
Fun! Fun! and Fun!
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Re: Mississippi River perch trip
« Reply #20 on: Feb 11, 2023, 11:34 AM »
Thanks guys. I'd say 3/4's came on tip downs with fathead minnows and 1/4 on jigging rods with a jig and fathead minnow. Highly recommend going
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Re: Mississippi River perch trip
« Reply #21 on: Feb 11, 2023, 11:59 AM »

 A successful trip for sure 👍
 

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Re: Mississippi River perch trip
« Reply #22 on: Feb 13, 2023, 09:06 AM »
it's a good time for sure, I have been fishing pool #9 / 8 since 1989 have made a few friends there over the years. and find a new spot each time we go, just don't go thinking you're still fishing Indiana waters. you may have 24" of ice and 18" of water. under you don't give up you're ok most times that's where the fish are. good luck, be safe, if I can help with some info let me know.





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Re: Mississippi River perch trip
« Reply #23 on: Feb 15, 2023, 10:07 AM »
I'm headed to Onalaska Friday. No guide and will be on foot. Been there a couple times with mixed results.  Reports saying ice held up well through the rain yesterday.  Wish us luck, will post pics if successful
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Re: Mississippi River perch trip
« Reply #24 on: Feb 15, 2023, 11:14 AM »
Good luck
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Re: Mississippi River perch trip
« Reply #25 on: Feb 15, 2023, 12:34 PM »
You'll be fine on foot, just make sure and bring your creepers I'm sure it's gonna be slicker than snot out there after the rain.  Looks like it should be a real nice weekend to be out.
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Re: Mississippi River perch trip
« Reply #26 on: Feb 16, 2023, 11:14 AM »
I'm headed to Onalaska Friday. No guide and will be on foot. Been there a couple times with mixed results.  Reports saying ice held up well through the rain yesterday.  Wish us luck, will post pics if successful
Nice! Good luck and take some pictures
When hell freezes over ill ice fish there too!

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Re: Mississippi River perch trip
« Reply #27 on: Oct 29, 2023, 06:13 PM »
I just booked this trip again for January! Can't wait
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Re: Mississippi River perch trip
« Reply #28 on: Nov 02, 2023, 01:35 PM »
Good luck, I'm not sure if I'll get up there this year. Maybe looking at another knee surgery.
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Re: Mississippi River perch trip
« Reply #29 on: Nov 13, 2023, 04:26 PM »
Good luck, I'm not sure if I'll get up there this year. Maybe looking at another knee surgery.
Thanks. Good luck if you do the surgery again. You missed a whole ice season last year or 2 years ago, didn't you?
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