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Mississippi River - La Crosse, WI, Jun 20 - 23, 2013

2013 Mississippi River Rumble Live Blog

High water on the Mississippi

1:37 pm CDT, Jun 20, 2013 |

You'll see from the photo that the upper Mississippi River has risen up into the trees. Heavy rains this spring in Wisconsin and north of here has pushed the river about a foot above normal. My local camera boat driver Brian Beebe says the river is now dropping because less rain has fallen in the past two weeks.

First keeper for Jaye

1:31 pm CDT, Jun 20, 2013 |

If you look hard, you can see Kelley Jaye deep into this field of reeds. In a normal season, where he's fishing would be dry land. Jaye just boated his first keeper of the day.

"About time!" he shouted.

A throwback for McCaghren

1:18 pm CDT, Jun 20, 2013 |

"Not going to help today," said Billy McCaghren's Marshal, Steven Tolly. "Back in the water."

Hawk has a limit

1:13 pm CDT, Jun 20, 2013 |

"Kevin Hawk just screamed, 'Limit, baby!' What a limit it is. Can you say BIG FISH!"

Submitted by Hawk's Marshal

Martens looking for action

1:11 pm CDT, Jun 20, 2013 |

We just watched Aaron Martens spend about 10 minutes driving slowly around a small area closely studying his electronics. He stops, fishes for 10 minutes, and then studies the electronics again. He's fishing fast and clearly looking for action.

Limit for Swindle

1:09 pm CDT, Jun 20, 2013 |

That's five in the box for Gerald Swindle.

Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Scott Sutter

Howell looking in greener pastures to upgrade

12:55 pm CDT, Jun 20, 2013 |

Wardrobe malfunction

12:43 pm CDT, Jun 20, 2013 |

"Fish are knocking Stephen Browning right out of his shoes," said Bassmaster Marshal Josh Keeney.

Ike with a 3-pounder

12:36 pm CDT, Jun 20, 2013 |

Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Steve Huegerich

Ledoux with two

12:36 pm CDT, Jun 20, 2013 |

We found Kevin Ledoux on the Black River. He's got two in the livewell. He described one as decent and then showed it to us. I'm guessing it was around 2 1/2 pounds. "Not near enough," said Ledoux.