Hubbards Fishing Float at Lynxville Dam Pool 10

  • Avatar of Dave Koonce Dave Koonce 
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    Bill Hubbard Jr. is the owner of Hubbards Fishing Float below the Lynxville Dam on Pool 10. If you haven’t fish at Fishing float before check out this one. Bill has experence in the float business from a youngster when his father Bill Sr. owned the same fishing business.

    Bill has a main building where you can not only warm up but be able to sit down to a fantastic breakfast,lunch or supper..Coffee is allways on

    Bill also has a GREAT supply of BFT’s Ringworms and K-Grubs along with his own hand tied and painted hair jigs.

    Hubbards fishing float can be accessed by the Gordons Bay Landing 17 miles North of Prairie du Chien. You can either stop into the Falling Rock and have them get in touch with the float by way of marine radio or go to the landing and look for the high line pole with the orange bucket on it, raise the bucket and someone from the float will come down and pick you up and take you to the float. Reservations can be made by calling the Falling Rock at 608-874-4707 or by sending a PM to Falling Rock on this website.The cost for a day on the float is $13 and that is from 7am-5pm and an over night is $16 and that runs from 5pm-7am. Bill has 5 warming rooms that will take the edge off even on the worst days..Mens and Ladies porta poties are also on site..

    The Float is a great place to spend the day fishing weather it is Spring, where walleye,sauger and northern pike are the main catch, to summer where you can catch big bull bluegill, slab crappie,monster stripers and some fantastic bass fishing for small mouth and large mouth…

    Look Bill up and tell him you saw this post on in-depthangling.com, he will give you some excellent advice that will put you on lots of fish..

    avatar kapnjim 
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    I fished there last November and had a great time and caught some nice fish. Thanks Bill!

    Avatar of Dave Koonce Dave Koonce 
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    I’m planning on fishing Pool 10 on April 6th and fishing the Hubbards Fising Float on the evening of the 6th. Lets get a IDA group on the float for the evening…I’m sure your bosses understand that there will be a sickness running thru the area on the 7th and that you’all won’t be able to make it into work…

    avatar gillsandspecks 
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    Why does april 6th come to mind, is it because of the full moon?
    Sounds like fun, if I bring the boat up and fish a few spots in the
    afternoon, will they allow me to dock up to the fishing barge for the
    night, if I pay the $16?
    I think were going on strike next monday at work so might have a lot
    of time to fish the river Gills

    Avatar of Dave Koonce Dave Koonce 
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    Yes !! You can do that , nooooo problem at all !!

    See ya there

    Avatar of Whiskerkev Whiskerkev 
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    I concur with Dave. The float has to be one of the best places in the state you can fish without a boat.

    Avatar of blue-fleck blue-fleck 
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    Quote:


    I’m planning on fishing Pool 10 on April 6th and fishing the Hubbards Fising Float on the evening of the 6th. Lets get a IDA group on the float for the evening…I’m sure your bosses understand that there will be a sickness running thru the area on the 7th and that you’all won’t be able to make it into work…


    Dave, what time do you plan on being @ the Float. I may be too sick to make it to work.

    Avatar of Dave Koonce Dave Koonce 
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    I’ll be fishing most of the day on pool 10 and then parking the boat there somewhere around say 6pm or so,give or take 3 hours…

    avatar rivereyes 
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    boy it sure looks different (inside) then it did in the “old” days when I learned the ropes of fishing river walleyes from THAT float.. and also from the cement apron along the dam there… a great place to catch fish.. and loose about 50 jigs in a day is right on top up by the rollers…. and along the wall there…. in the fall it can be awesome…

    avatar willowcat 
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    So I take it one has to have a Iowa or WI license to fish there, or can you fish it with a MN license?

    Avatar of blue-fleck blue-fleck 
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    You would have to buy a WI or IA non-res. license to fish @ Hubbards float.

    Avatar of Dave Koonce Dave Koonce 
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    Yep Yep !! Iowa or Wisconsin ….

    Avatar of Dave Koonce Dave Koonce 
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    #299294

    I’m still planing to fish the float the night of the 6th, anybody else in ?

    avatar emover 
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    I’m planning on being there. Just put in for personal days at work.

    avatar gillsandspecks 
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    don’t know if the river will be accessible at the falling rock ramp if it raises an other foot. I’m planning on taking tues night off to fish do they still shuttle across to the float when the water is over the parking area? Sorry Dave I saw this forum after posting the ? to you. So what’s the scoop is it still on?

    avatar kornking 
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    This sounds like it could be a lot of fun. How far a drive is it to the ramp from Cedar Rapids, Iowa? It took me exactly 1-1/2 hours to get to Guttenberg the other day, Lynxville is at the next dam I believe. Would they have room for another boat to tie up?

    Yeah, there is some kind of measles outbreak going on here in Iowa; better stay home from work if you even have the slightest symptom as a precaution…

    Regards,

    Joe Jiacinto

    Avatar of gianni Gianni 
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    On summertime roads you should be able to make Prarie in about 1:40. Stop for coffee at the quicky-mart and it’s about another 20 minutes to get out of town and up to the Falling Rock. The ramp is right across the highway.

    Avatar of Dave Koonce Dave Koonce 
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    No problem on the landing. The landing gets a little water on it at around 14 feet and we are to crest today at 13.2 feet. The float is open and they have been catching some dandy fish as of late…

    See you all there !!!

    avatar kornking 
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    So, how does this work? As I am an east-coast transplant, the lingo is somwhat foreign to me. I saw the float/barge thing below dam 10 in Guttenberg last Friday, looked like a stand-alone fishing pier. The one below dam 10 seemed to be tied-up in a really good looking eddy, but the water was really flying through those gates since they opened her up. So, is that the idea behind these things, that they are tied up in good spots that would otherwise be difficult to fish?

    We had piers on the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic ocean back in Maryland that were sort of similar, they were over rock bottom or deep tide rips, good places to catch fish. We also had something called “headboats”, basically charter boats for the commoners and those of us who are little more economically challenged. I think they charged like $30-$50 and you basically got 6-8 hours of fishing. On weekends they would get pretty crowded, especially if the bite was on. You’d have to arrive early to get a choice spot on the stern, anywhere else and you’d be snagging someone’s line or they’d snag you. Some of those boats held upwards of 50 fishermen.

    So, how do you fish from one of these floats? Vertical jigging? Drifting bait in the current? Do they sell bait at this place? Who all is going? I guess if I come out I’ll learn all about it…

    Regards,

    Joe Jiacinto

    Avatar of Dave Koonce Dave Koonce 
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    Hey Joe,

    The float is tied up in a very good area to pull quality fish as well as a limit of eaters. This time of year is one of the best times to fish it. You can fish anyway you can fish if you were fishing from shore.Jiggin,pitchin, the float sells plastics and jigs and such but no live bait. If you need live bait stop into the Falling Rock Bar directly accross from the landing and they will set you up !!

    I’ll be showing up and fishing the area in the afternoon and then tieing up my boat to the float, pay my fee of $16 for the use of the float for the evening and havin a ball…

    Should be a great night !!

    Avatar of Dave Koonce Dave Koonce 
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    Well somethings come up so I will NOT be making this a ALL nighter afterall…If any of you guys were planing on hitting this float it’s still a go.Bill Hubbard will be there and you can still access the float thru the Falling Rock or my the Gordans Bay Landing accross from the Falling Rock Bar…

    I’ll be out for a while but just not all night long…I’ll have my sisters 16 year old boy with me….

    see ya on the water !!

    avatar kornking 
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    I was planning on making the 2 hour trek from the Cedar Rapids area, but had some unforseen problems. Last night, my youngest son, Dominic (who is 2) fell out of bed and nearly broke his nose. Poor little guy, he looks like a pint-sized hockey goon!

    This happened at 3am and I ended up spending a good part of the day at the pediatrician and then at the nose specialist. He seemed fine, but it was swollen so bad, we wanted it checked out. The pediatrician had some concerns, so she sent us to the specialist later in the day.

    If you guys do this again, I’ll try to make it up. I trust as I write this, you guys are fillin’ da cooler under that waning full moon. Leave some fish in the river for me!

    Depending on the river stage and if I can sucker one of my friends to join me, I may pull the boat up either Friday or Saturday and try my luck below dam 9.

    Regards,

    Joe Jiacinto

    avatar superdave 
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    Hopefully you guys are doing well. I expect a full report and some good pics by tomorow! lol

    Avatar of Dave Koonce Dave Koonce 
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    Well I had my nephew with me for the better part of the day and the fishing was really slow for us..We managed 2 keepers all day…I never did make it to the float did any body else ? If so, how’d you do ?

    I have heard some great reports coming from there…

    avatar emover 
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    I was there, and met BobB from Dodgeville. Fishing was slow, but still fun. I learned some things about float fishing and ringworm fishing, saw a few good fish. My luck Tuesday night, and I really fished(7 hours), was zip, I was beginning to wonder if I could catch a cold (I think I may have but it was worth it), however Wednesday morning was a bit better. Around 6 I cought a sheepie, then Bob took off, and I moved across the end of the float, and bingo, a small sauger. Then about 6:35, 5 more casts, five more fish, only one sauger big enough to keep, and of course one that got away . Pink 1/4 ounce jig w/chartreuse pepper ringie. As quick as it started it stopped. Tried some other sizes, colors, and only got one decent white bass(3/8 oz white jig w/purple/chartreuse grub, but that perked the interest of a couple of others on the float. Carried that cooler back still mostly full, but had fun, and I have to say Bill Hubberd sure is a decent, knowledgeable guy, running a good float. Hope I can get back again soon.

    avatar cherilovell 
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    I just was reading my new WISCONSIN SPORTSMAN magazine (what else can you do when your confined to bed for the weekend ). It has a story on “Mississippi River Fishing Barges” After reading the story, the only mention of Hubbards (and they don’t even use the name) was that it is “currently closed until upgrades can be made to obtain proper permits for operation” Is this true? And if so, when will it open again?

    Avatar of herb herb 
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    It’s open now and has been for some time now.

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