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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

River Fishing Tips at Musky Mikes Website

We've posted an article on spring river fishing at the baitshop's home page. Here's a link:


Rock River

I hooked up with Paul Smith from the Journal-Sentinel today. We headed down to the Rock River.

Launched at Kmart around 11am, and we fished a few spots downstream from the 106 bridge. Connected with around a half dozen walleyes and saugers and a buffalo. Saw a couple other walleyes get caught on green plastic/jig combos in the same area we were fishing.

Slack water, 3 way rigs with a very short dropper line and a short leader was the key. Bigger fatheads and large rosies were working better than small ones. Bite was very light on all but one fish.

Flow is fast and heavy, the water is very high. If you're going to drift, you'll need some heavy jigs and a solid trolling motor to control. Water at the Kmart launch is at the top of the ramp, and the concrete "bumpers" are underneath the water. The pier was not in.

Water temps between 34-38. Wind was brutual at times.

The article should be in the Sunday Edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Heading out....

...Tommorrow with Paul Smith from the Journal-Sentinel. A full report when I return.