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Saturday, April 9, 2011

White Bass-Rock River

Managed to play a little hooky and get out to the river for a few hours on Friday.

The walleye bite was slow, but the white bass were biting like crazy.

Jig and twister, jig and minnow and small spinners, casting above small underwater shelves off the main channel.

People at the mouth of the Bark River were getting fish, as were people targeting slack water and eddies south of Ft Atkinson. Most of the people we saw fishing from shore were getting a few at least.


Friday, April 8, 2011

Rock River Update/fishing report 4-8-11

Well here we go:

Area Lakes:
There's still skim ice on several local lakes, expect the rain and warm temperatures this weekend to do away with the last remnants. Crappie fishing should get started very quickly, focus on dark bottom bays, boat channels, and shallow areas with green weeds, especially along the northern banks. Ashippun, School Section and Golden always turn on early, as well as sections of Okauchee (The Channel, Stumpy Bay and Icehouse Bay), the North end of Pine Lake and Nag (boat channels). Don't over look Lac Labelle or Fowler for crappies.

Musky are starting to appear in large numbers below the Oconomowoc River Dam. Take your polarized lenses over and check them out. The folks over at Musky Mike's assure me that the video is forthcoming.

Around the state:
Walleye runs are in full gear in the Dells, on the Wolf and at Depere. White bass are starting to appear.

Closer to home, the conditions on the Rock River are really hot. Becky from Dick Smith's says it has been one of the best years in awhile (that might have something to do with the fact that this is the first year in several where the flooding wasn't close to what one might describe as biblical).

Current is steady. with the water temperature rising.

Good luck, have fun and be safe.


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Muskies below the dam...

The fish are starting to appear below the Oconomowoc River dam. Head over there and check it out. Musky Mikes will do some video again this year, and I'll make sure to post it asap.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Rock River Update 4-5-11

Things should really start picking up as the weather stabilizes this week. If you're fishing there, expect to start to see some whitebass moving into the river soon.

I'll be back later this week with a full report, including conditions on the local lakes.