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Awesome place!
Avatar of Iolana.HIolana.H

Coming from someone who has never fished down in the Lower 48 before, O’Leary is a great place to learn how to fish and catch a many species of the great Mississippi River. I’ve seen anything from bluegill, bass, sheepshead, to sturgeons, gars, catfish, and pike. I’m sure there much more in there but just naming a few. Awesome!

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Great Place to Fish!
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I have fished at this place my whole life and I’d probably say it’s one of the best places I’ve ever fished at. If you don’t have a fishing boat, which I don’t, and just want to fish off of docks. I 100% recommended going here. The only con about this place is that it is not good for ice fishing during the Winter.

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