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Mighty Mississippi Beckons
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Jeff Mayne caught this 16-inch smallmouth bass fishing on the Mississippi River earlier this summer.
CASSVILLE - To someone living along the coastlines of America, big water means salt water, extending beyond the horizon in a seemingly unending expanse. Boats have grown up to be ships there and most fish are more than an ultralight can handle. The Midwest has its own big water, however, in the form of the Mississippi River. Geographically, it serves as a dividing line between Wisconsin and our neighbors to the west.