College Midwest Bass Regional at La Crosse | Bassmaster

LA CROSSE, Wis. — The biggest bag of the week propelled Northern Michigan University to victory on the Mississippi River, crowning Justin Brown and Brandon Bissell Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Midwestern Regional Champions. With Bass Pro Shops presenting the event, it was only fitting that the Bass Pro Nitro Big Bag for the tournament sealed the deal for the NMU Wildcats.

The Wildcats brought in 44 pounds, 3 ounces over the course of three days, their final day weight accounted for 15-8 of that. Brown and Bissell frogged their way to victory, throwing hollow-bodied frogs around shallow vegetation in both Minnesota and Wisconsin waters along the Mississippi River.

Continue reading

How low is it? 2015 ranks 4th

We looked at tailwater stages on May 1 at Lock & Dam 12 in Bellevue, Iowa starting in 1965. This year, 2015, ranks as the 4th lowest stage during that time. One year ago, the stage was 8 feet higher. The average over the last 50 years is 11.99. Again, these stages are for Lock & Dam 12 tailwaters. So if you’ve been thinking the river seems really low for this time of year, you’re absolutely right.