Fox River, Burlington, Rockchester, Waterford, Racine County

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8/21/16 @ 6:34 PM
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Plmlk
Plmlk
USER since 12/18/07

MOON PHASE (86%)
Waning Gibbous

Launched the boat above the Rochester Dam with a 12' John Boat and an Evinrude 9.9 and headed up the Wind Lake Drainage Canal.  Went past Dover Line Road and fished a number of different spots.  The best spot was the point where the canal splits to Wind Lake / Lake Waubesee. 

We caught 1 Gill, 3 Smallies up to 12", 2 Yellow Bass, 3 Drum, and a common Carp.  Really a slow day for as much time as we put in - but still a great day out on the water, we didn't see another boat. 


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8/14/16 @ 11:14 AM
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jprince
jprince
USER since 2/8/11

MOON PHASE (85%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Night Time

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

Landed one keeper,  lost about 6-7 using stink bait just below Waterford dam

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8/10/16 @ 8:38 PM
Plmlk
Plmlk
USER since 12/18/07

TFB- That is crazy interesting.  I live on the Fox River in the Rochester Impoundment, after the Wateford Dam, but before the Rochester Dam.


Fishing a few years ago was absolutely awesome, then the RCDD drew the waterway down from 6 feet to 1 foot from October to April.  Since then fishing has been absolutely horrible, to the point that I don't even fish it any more. 

Been fishing the Fox for 20 years, and to date I have never caught a Yellow Bass after the Rochester Dam - only White Bass.  I've speculated that many of the fish (including the Yellow Bass) went over the Rochester dam during the Winter Drawdown, as that was their only opportunity to stay alive given the low water level. 

The fact that you're catching Yellow Bass for the first time on the Fox below Echo verifies what I thought had happened.  You fish more than most and I know you know your fish species.  The small Yellow Bass used to be thick in the Rochester Impoundment - you could catch 20+ any night of the week - now there is not a single one to be found. 



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8/10/16 @ 3:00 PM
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thefishingboy
thefishingboy
USER since 9/11/04

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First Quarter
Fished below echo dam on Monday and this morning. If you like catching 6 inch smallies on inline spinners then go for it. Caught a bunch. Half a nightcrawler on a small jig head caught me lots of small gills, catfish and at least 100 5-6 inch yellow bass. Wish they would have been double the size. Never caught them here before so I'm not sure if that's a good sign or not. Water level is easily top 5 worst I have ever seen it. We need rain and a lot of it

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8/7/16 @ 7:01 PM
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thefishingboy
thefishingboy
USER since 9/11/04

MOON PHASE (23%)
Waxing Crescent

Bigfshchaser, I have fished the tressel a few times in the past month. Water level is bad.  I usually catch 1 or 2 cats in the 5 pound range each time but that was also fishing for 3-4 hours at a time. Ive used crawlers, livers, and stink. Crawlers confirmed why i was losing a lot of bait.  Its full of cats under 10 inches. Lots of snags too. Easily have to retie a dozen times each time out.  Personally I'm going to start looking for a better location until the water goes up cause i really dont think there is a big group of eater size sitting there with the water so low. 

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8/7/16 @ 4:05 PM
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jmdog
jmdog
USER since 6/9/14

MOON PHASE (23%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Got a mixed bag of channel catfish, rock bass, white crappie, smallmouth, and drum over a long weekend. Gulp was by far the most consistent presentation but got a few on cranks and jigs/grubs as well. Coulda used some more flow.

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8/6/16 @ 12:19 PM
bigfshchaser
bigfshchaser
USER since 1/9/04

Not a report, just a question. We haven't been to the Burlington tressles yet this year, just wondering what the catfish bite has been like in that area, also I know there is a park north of this area, not sure of the name, its above the small dam there. The small lake above the dam, I've never fished either. Are you allowed to night fish there? And what could a guy expect to catch there. And info appreciated 

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7/28/16 @ 5:27 PM
Plmlk
Plmlk
USER since 12/18/07

As many of you may recall the Fox River after the Waterford Dam has been drawndown the last two years beginning in October.  This has nothing to do with the Tichigan drawdown and is a completely separate issue.  That said, the timing on both run during the same time frame. 

The Village of Waterford is holding a meeting to discuss RCDD's request for a "forever" drawdown beginning in October.  Here is a link to the meeting.  If you have feelings for or against we'd love to see you there.

Drawdown after the Waterford Dam

Edited on 7/28/16 5:29 PM
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7/28/16 @ 1:13 PM
Sully99
Sully99
USER since 8/29/15

Does anyone have any experience on the stretch north of HWY 50? 

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7/28/16 @ 11:48 AM
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Jaythefisher
Jaythefisher
USER since 4/10/06

MOON PHASE (30%)
Waning Crescent

Yes you are allowed to fish in Burlington at night. I have had some decent nights in the past catching Nice Catfish, Walleye and a couple Crappie.

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