Fox River, Burlington, Rockchester, Waterford, Racine County

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TODAY @ 9:54 AM
Mr.Bass
Mr.Bass
USER since 5/18/02

A crestliner with 150!!  I saw two huge boats put in at the marina.  One took nine aboard!  By your report, Plmlk, you were between Waterford and Rochester dams.

Playing detective, I would say one of two ways to launch:

1.  They own or know someone who lives along the river and put it on private property.

2.  There used to be a launch on the canal, on private property.  A few years ago I looked and it was still there.  Either condos or apartments next door.  

Otherwise, I have no clue how such a large boat put in between the dams. By the way, nice catch for this time of year.

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7/23/17 @ 9:45 PM
jmdog
jmdog
USER since 6/9/14

Nicely done in tough conditions! 

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7/23/17 @ 9:03 PM
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Plmlk
Plmlk
MEMBER since 12/18/07

MOON PHASE
New Moon

A few more...

Fox River, Burlington, Rockchester, Waterford, Racine County Photo
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7/23/17 @ 9:00 PM
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Plmlk
Plmlk
MEMBER since 12/18/07

MOON PHASE
New Moon

Made it out this afternoon and was pleasantly surprised.  The water was moving quite fast from recent rains, and was really stained.  I needed a bit of downtime, and didn't expect to catch much.  This afternoon ended up being one of the better days this year.  

Caught a bunch of 8 inch Walleyes - super glad to see that!  Also caught 2 legal eyes, Drum, Red Horse, Common Suckers, Catfish, and Yellow Bass. 

Crawlers on a Carolina Rig were the ticket, leaches caught a few - but crawlers fared much better.  

Also, kind of funny, I saw a Crestliner with a 150 HP Evinrude on the back - would love to know the story on that one!  There is not a single public launch, and a 150 is 10 times bigger than what you need on a 5 foot waterway!

Fox River, Burlington, Rockchester, Waterford, Racine County Photo
Fox River, Burlington, Rockchester, Waterford, Racine County Photo
Fox River, Burlington, Rockchester, Waterford, Racine County Photo
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7/21/17 @ 7:11 PM
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Plmlk
Plmlk
MEMBER since 12/18/07

MOON PHASE (4%)
Waning Crescent

The water is still very high and moving fast, today's rain won't help.  

Also, it doesn't smell the best, dead carp all over the place from when the water receded.  

I don't believe it is worth your time.  

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7/20/17 @ 11:53 AM
Oldfish
Oldfish
USER since 5/11/14
Can you fish at the river in Burlington or is it still closed

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7/2/17 @ 3:28 PM
UsonaBeach62
UsonaBeach62
USER since 7/2/17

Hi. Hope you don't mind if I toss a line in your comments. Driftin & fishin will gets you in close to spots unaccessable from shore. I'm a bit jealous Plmlk. If I had a yak, I'd be doing the same thing. There are lots of places you pull out at. I've wanted to fish the areas from Case Eagle downstream to the Bushnell County Park in Burlington. Have fun. 

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6/28/17 @ 7:32 PM
Plmlk
Plmlk
MEMBER since 12/18/07

Coot- There are a number of places where you can carry a yak or canoe in.  Below the Waterford dam as mentioned, above the Rochester Dam at Case Eagle Park, the park in Rochester on the corner of Hwy. W and D, the Club 10 park in Waterford just off Main Street, and Whitford Park on River Road.

Look on a map and decide where you want to fish, and carry your yak in the closest spot.  My wife and I cheat quite a bit, we go with the current and end the day in Rochester, and have my son come pick us up instead of paddling up river.  PM me if you want more detail, I'll help you out. 

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6/27/17 @ 2:48 PM
COOTxSHOOTER
COOTxSHOOTER
USER since 3/10/17

Thanks guys.  Now that's fishermen helping fishermen!  If you ever see me out there don't hesitate to ask to come fish with me!  Black Jeep Grand with DU plates.

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6/27/17 @ 1:41 PM
Norskies
Norskies
USER since 6/26/17

There is a carry in launch on the river, just down from damn.

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