Wisconsin Dells Dam, Wisconsin River, Sauk County

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TODAY @ 1:35 PM
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ocetp
ocetp
USER since 7/7/01

MOON PHASE (6%)
Waning Crescent

Went out this morning and fished the dam to the Edge. Got a bunch if smallies plus a northern pike, doghush and a largemouth bass.  All but one on online spinners.

Also saw a fellow land a 58" sturgeon.

Edited on 8/19/17 1:37 PM
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8/18/17 @ 8:46 PM
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ocetp
ocetp
USER since 7/7/01

MOON PHASE (12%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Fished some fast water at dusk using inline spinners.  Non-stop smallie action while it lasted.

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8/18/17 @ 5:57 PM
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Wisconsin Fishing
Wisconsin Fishing
USER since 2/3/15

MOON PHASE (12%)
Waning Crescent

I've had limited time to fish recently and haven't been able to get out during prime times. The last two times I've been out I was trying for cats. I fished maybe 4 hours between the two outings and only had small sheep and a few small eyes. I was using dip bait and crawlers.  First time I tried by Mexicali and the second lead alley. There has to be some cats here, right??  I'm guessing my lack of success is mostly due to the times I was fishing??  2-4 today and 3-5ish yesterday. Any advice would be appreciated. 


Thanks!!

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8/18/17 @ 4:53 PM
Sandpike
Sandpike
USER since 2/23/07

Clearly that is the fish that was pulling the buoy upstream earlier this summer.

Edited on 8/18/17 4:53 PM
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8/17/17 @ 1:52 PM
THEETAZMAN
THEETAZMAN
USER since 11/12/14

Maybe I'm wrong about it being a shovel nose , as I have never actually looked one up thru a dnr website  I ASSumed it was by the shape of the nose as I never seen one over 3ft with a pointed nose and a head that WIDE. Doubt it was  lake sturgeon as I've caught plenty in the WI rvr , bago , lake Michigan from  marinette and milw their head doesn't get that wide and the nose gets shorter and rounder with size maybe this one was the exception to the rule. It would have been a nice pic if he would have got it in boat.   And it obviously wasn't a paddle fish. Well what ever it is , it's still in there! 

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8/17/17 @ 9:17 AM
AlldayFishin
AlldayFishin
USER since 5/19/14

When do the walleye and white bass generally start to run?

Edited on 8/17/17 9:17 AM
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8/17/17 @ 9:05 AM
ocetp
ocetp
USER since 7/7/01

This website goes allow non-fish report comments - there's a toggle especially for that.  I'm sorry, but you don't make the rules.

i thought it was an interesting discussion.

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8/17/17 @ 8:54 AM
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WalleyeLouie
WalleyeLouie
MEMBER since 9/11/16

MOON PHASE (21%)
Waning Crescent

Good grief guys lets drop it and  continue with fish reports!Fished yesterday down by hwyO and did well on smallmouth casting tube jigs with purple doing the best.Also caught a few small walleyes,sheeps and whitebass.The last dozen or so posts are non fish reports garbage period.

Edited on 8/17/17 8:56 AM
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8/17/17 @ 7:54 AM
RawFish7
RawFish7
USER since 8/7/08

The world record shovelnose is only 10lbs 12oz. I highly doubt you hooked into a shovelnose that was 6+ ft. That would have exceeded the world record but a long shot. So no it was not a shovelnose. Pallid sturgeon on the other hand look very very similar and that world record is 66lbs around 59 inches. But again pallid sturgeon are very rare and highly endangered and I don't think there are any in the Wisconsin River as they are only found in a few rivers in the country. So I am going to say you have you fish ID way wrong and hooked into a lake sturgeon. Sorry to burst your bubble.

Edited on 8/17/17 10:13 AM
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8/17/17 @ 7:36 AM
Hip hop skip toms
Hip hop skip toms
USER since 1/18/16

My great grand father once told me he caught a shovel nose below the prairie du sac dam, and then carried it above the dam and let it go.  That's got to be the one that gave that fellow below the big tussle.  

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