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Friday, March 20, 2015

Fishing Report 3-20-15

Happy Spring to you.

Here's a short rundown on what's going on.

The early season river fishing is happening in all of the usual spots. Conditions, while still in an early stage of the various runs, are ripe for fishing.

Depere is open and people are meeting with fairly typical early season success. Expect the area to go full boats over the next 10 days as guys try to get on the trophy walleye bite.

Fishing in the Dells is picking up, although anglers are still reporting a range of success.

Fishing at Oshkosh, Omro, Fremont and Winneconne is just getting started, and although my most current report is a couple days old, there was still some serious ice flows moving through. In all though, both shore and boat anglers were reporting some success with early run fish.

Closer to home, the Jefferson to Blackhawk stretch of the Rock River was in the high 30's yesterday. Notable though is the limited current flow and relatively low water conditions which are happening. Fish are being caught, but it has been slow, and mostly smaller gamefish or rough fish.

With a cold front on the way, it might make sense to hold off until after the rain moves through early next week.

The Milwaukee Harbor has been active, with trollers pulling in mixed bags of trout.

Most of the local lakes are breaking up, but are still ice covered. The rain and warmer temperatures that are on the way are sure to get things going, but for now, it is river fishing that's on the agenda.

Stay tuned.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Rock River Data

Rock River Data

USGS Data (At Fort Atkinson)

Public Boat Launches:

Water Street 

Links to JSOnline Articles about Fishing the Rock River in Springtime:

Link to the fish passage camera:
Jefferson Dam1 

Jefferson Dam  (Has been offline)