This is tough fishing. As fishermen, part of the allure – the story behind the fish – is how we interact with the environment. Were we wading? In a boat? Lake, river, stream…? By all measures fishing on the Mississippi River near the Melvin Price Locks & Dam is challenging and tells a story all to itself – beyond just what you may catch on a particular day. The dam tailwaters can be rough, the current strong, the water muddy…and the blue catfish huge.
Jason Jackson (www.tworiversguideservice.com) makes the fishing here look easy. The expertise he has isn’t just enviable, it’s a necessity in this potentially dangerous environment. Not just to catch fish but to actually survive these waters unscathed. This isn’t lazy, comfortable drift boat fishing but challenging, active, always on the alert fishing.