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denesox
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4/18/14 8:13 PM CST
yeah, I do see your point, I didn't realize the guy was actually standing on he wall, I have never seen that, that's just stupid...its not a very wide wall. But the other side of the wall (where most stand) is a sidewalk, what are they going to give a loitering ticket every time someone goes up to get a look or fish? Same with the bridge, its a public walkway, it doesn't say "no fishing from bridge" or wall for that matter anywhere that I have ever noticed. I say good luck with the tickets as long as it isn't posted.

disclaimer: I have never personally fished from either...lol.

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4/18/14 5:25 PM CST
Denesox I was told this long ago it was illegal! Not sure if it's true or not? But I know that being on that wall is a city thing and to be standing on their is just plain stupid and taking your life in your own hands if you slip and fall in. I actually heard that a police can give you a fine for being up their since it is city owend. Will dig more into it when I have time just trying to keep people safe and not trying to bust anyone's chops at all. I guess the saying goes fish at your own risk...

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4/18/14 2:39 PM CST
chintastic,

I wonder what % of the fish that enter the Root River actually survive and make it back out to the lake. Do you think that has any effect on the big picture? Think about it. The root isn't a 500 mile system in the pacific northwest. it's a dinky trickle stretch of water. when the fish enter the system, it's almost like shooting fish in a barrel. I've seen guys over the years catch 5 fish over and over and over again in the spring. "Oh, some more for the smoker" LOL. Poor fish. If I were a steelhead i would never go to the Root, ever. If I could avoid the baits, i'd still wind up dead. Fly to the back, or fly in the butt and my a$$ will get dragged in sideways and on some FIB's dinner table that night.

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4/18/14 1:19 PM CST
Hmmmm, I have seen many, MANY different people fish from the wall AND the bridges, some with success. Never gave the legality a thought, not sure why it would not be allowed, people fish of walls that tall in the harbor or on some piers. Never heard a warden mention it, and have yet to hear of or see anyone approached by any law enforcement, either....and I used to sit right there quite often. Has it recently become an issue? Wondering

Lt Dan
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4/18/14 7:29 AM CST
Fishing Report; one fish on, lost it. love2fishnhunt - nice pic looks like a simple case of " I don't want to get my feet wet" Smile I did that same thing when I was nine years old, the glory days of When ignorance was Bliss, and LOOK THERES A FISH. Youthful sight fishing... Good TImes, Good TImes. Course never caught anythiing but had a great time chasing everywhere. Keep those pics coming, love to see the spring run.

luv2hunt&fish
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4/18/14 12:38 AM CST
Hey luvtheoutdoors! What do you have too say about the guy that was walking on the wall? When today on my way too work I caught him fishing on the bridge. If your going too PM me about my post make sure karma doesn't come back too bite you cause I'm pretty sure this same guy has fished off the wall too. Joeslammer probably took that pic before he had the chance. I can't tell you people not too fish off the wall or the bridge but I'm pretty sure it is illegal too do both. But too each their own cause who sight fishes from up their without the intentions of snagging a fish. I just wanted to give my point of view since I hate when people PM me just too give me crap cause if I keep getting crap from people I'm not going too post anymore. I come on here for the enjoyment of helping people. Those that have PM me before I will keep giving help too you since there are some really cool people on here!

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4/16/14 1:02 PM CST
"Inland lake fame fishing does not open til the first weekend in May. You can always pick up a WI fishing ref book at just about any store or check the WI DNR website for fishing reg's"

The fishing regulations appear to say that northern pike fishing is open year round but the bass season does not open until May 3rd.

dnr.wi.gov/files/PDF/pubs/FH/FH0301.pdf? p. 63-65

carp-queen
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4/16/14 12:24 PM CST
Inland lake fame fishing does not open til the first weekend in May. You can always pick up a WI fishing ref book at just about any store or check the WI DNR website for fishing reg's.

Ryguy2332
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4/15/14 10:00 PM CST
Any suggestion on what lb test

Nephew_Nick
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4/15/14 9:24 PM CST
anyone know if pike and bass are open season right now in the harbor/river up to horlick dam? thanks for the help

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4/15/14 6:46 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 51° - 55° F Water Temp: 51° - 55° F
can I still catch fish this weekend

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4/14/14 10:12 AM CST
"does the high muddy water mean no fish"?

Certainly not. It will almost certainly bring another wave of fish into the river, however it may not be huge numbers this late in April. High water can actually make for predictable fishing.

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4/14/14 6:46 AM CST
Question...how does all this rain affect the fishing? Does the high muddy water mean no fish? I know the fish were spawning last week so is the run over? I still have yet to catch a fish this year Sad

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4/11/14 8:15 PM CST
I got my spring fix in fellas. All that is left in the river is dropbacks and spawners. When I start seeing fish on redds, I let them do their thing and let the fly guys get a shot at them. The fishing from two weeks ago to now is like day and night. when you go from 10-15 fish hook ups down to 2-3 fish hook ups in a day, not worth the outing for me.

My question, where are all our returns of fish?!? According to the DNR website, 175 steelhead have been captured at the weir on April 7, 2014. So with roughly 80,000 steelhead stocked in the Root river (annually), you only get 175 fish for a return?! Jesus, Wisconsin might want consider a new program! Either that, or the WDNR might want to start processing and collecting fish in March when they ACTUALLY start to run. We do not get a spring run like Indy or Michigan. Simply our rivers, sewers, and ditches get warm too quick.

When I was a young lad, the steelhead season lasted a little longer than the first week into April, since stocking numbers are nothing what they use to be, and returns are diminished to roughly nothing, maybe its time for the DNR to figure out a new game plan to restore a river that once use to be a top 10 steelhead river to fish in the great lakes.

Personally, I look at Indiana and they have already had over 1,000 steelhead passed thru their weir system this spring alone, and their steelhead run is still not done, I wont even mention the phenomenal coho fishing that is taking place right now if steelhead aren't your thing. Look, Trail creek is no bigger than the root river and they receive over 120,000 steelhead plantings. Amazing how Indiana's program thrives and they are seeing a benefit of stocking and returns from the stocking. Only 2.5 hours north of trail creek, different DNR management, different stocking program, and these are the results! C'mon on guys...you tell me who has the better program for steelhead?! It's a no brainer for me!

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4/10/14 7:29 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 46° - 50° F
I also fished until noon. I caught a sucker at first light and after seeing fish moving everywhere around 11AM, I finally started getting a few hits on spawn and ended up with a 17" Male Steelhead for he frying pan. I saw plenty of fish but very few hits.

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