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If you like fishing, the Mississippi River around Savanna is for you. A variety of fish inhabit the river including Walleye, Sauger, Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Bluegill, and several species of Catfish.

Fishing is allowed in accordance with State and federal regulations. Ice fishing shelters may be placed and used in accordance with State regulations.

All anglers must have paper copies of their state fishing licenses with them while fishing on the refuge. 

Please consider using non-lead alternatives for fishing tackle. Lead is a toxic metal that effects the nervous and reproductive system of mammals and birds.

You can learn more about the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge and should become familiar with the Rules and Regulations before heading out on the river.