What kind of fish can I catch at TCCOM? (on the Mississippi) Around Traveler’s Country Club, visitors love to utilize the sand bars that appear on the south park side of the river.

Types of Fish You Can Catch

The type of fish you catch on the river depends on the area you are fishing. There are also certain times of the year when you or cannot keep certain species. Many of Minnesota’s most common varieties can be found in the river:

  • Crappies
  • Walleye
  • Bass
  • Catfish
  • Northern Pike
  • Bluegills
  • Sunfish
  • Perch

Rock bass, yellow perch, largemouth bass, pumpkin seed sunfish and green sunfish, have been caught in Minnesota’s stretch of the Mississippi, but these are less common. The river has its fair share of non-game fish as well. You might find some of these on the end of your hook:

  • Carp
  • Redhorse (Greater, Silver, and Shorthead)
  • White Sucker
  • Northern Hog Sucker
  • Bowfin (Dogfish)
  • Bigmouth Buffalo 
  • Burbot (Eel Pout)

What Equipment Will You Need?

 Fishing the Mississippi River is different from fishing in many other of Minnesota’s bodies of water. You will likely find it necessary to adapt some of your equipment. Though, one thing all anglers will need is a fishing license. You can purchase this at most sporting goods stores, bait shops, or online.

The bait you use will depend on the kinds of fish you want to catch. You might be the type of fisherman who likes to try their own bait, lure, and jig combinations, or you can read up on the varieties others have had luck with here.

Traveler’s Country Club on the Mississippi sits along some fantastic fishing banks in the Mississippi. Whether you use a boat, canoe, cast from shore, or along the refreshing sandbars, you’ll find a relaxing (and hopefully successful) day of fishing along our shores. Contact us to learn more.