Gauge says 33. Dropped a lot with the rise in flow.
Wisconsin Dells Dam, Wisconsin River, Sauk County
But not a real "good" launch...In low water, it can be unusable
Cty Rd "O" is also free:
This is also a tough launch in low water.
There is the Newport public launch which is: FEES:
- Daily Pass – $8.50
- Annual Permit – $85.00 – good from the time purchased to December 31st of that year
. It is next to Rivers Edge Resort which also has a launch and they charge. This is the most popular spot (Newport and Rivers Edge) to launch as it puts you a short distance downstream of the Dells Dam and right at the down stream edge of some of the most popular fishing in the lower dells. Both are very nice landings....but not free.
tons of action on this day. missed a ton of fish, they were short biting right behind the hook all day. more action than the previous days, but only 1 keeper. river went from 7 to 12 feet over 4 days. first time taking the drone up in the boat was a success although I thought a flock of pigeons from no where would be the end of me. Had to finish day and get buddy off to work and go figure 2 game wardens show up. They were very quick, so that was much appreciated.
Thanks for that fishing update video. It was a lot of fun watching you battle the Sturgeon at the end. It would have been nice to have seen you land it and get a true measurement. Your buddy seemed to catch on to "river" fishing pretty quickly. I have seen guys frustrated for a full day of fishing if they had never fished current before.
MOON PHASE (1%)
fun 4 hours of fishing in the dells, started out good and then the sun came up and things slowed or it was from the rising current. first time walleye fishing in the river for one of my ice fishing partners. 5 keepers total, some shorts and a couple nice sturgeon that got the better of us.
I can see if you are out mid current trying to use spotlock it becoming a problem because it can't keep up, usually it takes mine a minute or 2 of swinging to orient the boat, but most of us are fishing edges of current or slackwater, we ran mine for 2 hours (12 volt 55 lb thrust) on my 14 foot princecraft right next to the island between generators and gates and didn't have a problem holding withing about 5 feet. A steady current helps. Down by the sandbar our boat swung around a lot because of the eddies but it allowed us to adjust depth and find fish on a hump instead of working the exact same spot while vertical jigging.
the speed on my minnkota ramps up to what's needed from 1/2-10 to keep me in place not jerky at all