Wisconsin Dells Dam, Wisconsin River, Sauk County

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7/14/16 @ 5:40 AM
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aintnofishinthispond
aintnofishinthispond
USER since 2/25/16

MOON PHASE (74%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Though bite the past few days. Fish are starting to get smart. Managed to find a school of big fish threw everything in the box at them but did eventually find something they would bite. 2 guys and only 10 fish, pretty slow day for us. Plus a bonus treble in the thumb and a little river rat surgery, gotta love it. Tight lines.

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7/13/16 @ 9:48 AM
aintnofishinthispond
aintnofishinthispond
USER since 2/25/16

Just an fyi for ppl who don't know this stretch of river well I would not advise trying to go down past the rapids. Watched/ heard of 5 different boats bang into the rocks over the weekend one speed boat was beached on a rock bar for over an hour. Rivers edge has a sign no rentals beyond this point for a reason... Although it was good entertainment, if you don't wanna be replacing a prop or lower unit just stay above the rapids plenty of fish upstream. Tight lines.

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7/10/16 @ 10:49 PM
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PSEkid94
PSEkid94
USER since 7/21/15

MOON PHASE (38%)
Waxing Crescent

Came up and fished friday and saturday. I would say we did quite well both days. Between three guys we boated maybe 55 to 60 fish the whole trip. Missed more than we actually got in the boat. Majority of fish were smallies and walleye, but we managed to catch a handful of white bass, sheephead, a largemouth and a small northern. Almost all fish came from trolling and casting SR5 rapalas in 5-10fow. Caught some of the smallies on topwater and texas rig craws. Hopefully will be back end of July. Picture is of one of the bigger smallies from saturday evening

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7/10/16 @ 10:03 PM
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Chia-pet
Chia-pet
USER since 8/8/06

MOON PHASE (38%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

Fishing report from this weekend:  Fair to Good At Times

Friday morning from shore between County O/Hwy 16 bend and County O boat launch - slow - an undersized smallmouth, a sheephead and redhorse all on crawler/river rigs.  Nothing on minnows, nothing on a variety of lures - plastics, jigs, cranks.

Friday afternoon from boat same stretch - good - a couple of smallies on crawler/rigs and a small northern trolling with a plastic minnow.  Also four sheephead on crawlers and minnows on rigs and a big carp on a crawler that sent the reel screaming.  Disappointed when I saw what it was, but still fun to reel in.

Saturday late morning/early afternoon from boat along a broader stretch reaching downstream from County O boat launch toward Fisherman's Luck - slow - caught only one, but it was a nice size Largemouth bass, which I had never caught on this stretch of river.  On a minnow/rig.

Saturday evening - same stretch and a bit upstream toward rapids - good - Walleye and a tiny smallie on an orange crankbait, a big smallie and a smaller one on a minnow/rig, a smallie on a plastic minnow and four sheephead on crawler/rigs

Sunday morning - Beach by dam, power plant side and then Mexicali rose - fair - a surprise 28 inch northern hit my buddy's crawler as we reeled in to move over to the Mexicali side!  Also got a sheep on crawler/rig there.  Mexicali side - 3 sturgeon (small), a rare perch and a sheephead on crawler/rigs.

All in all decent numbers, a couple of very interesting fish, and the usual great variety (9 species for the weekend).

Hope to read more reports on here, since I continue to have limited success with artificials - I realize presentation and location are as important as the chosen lure, but I just can't seem to get consistent good results.  Or maybe that's just fishin'!





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7/6/16 @ 1:01 PM
RustyDuck1
RustyDuck1
USER since 11/16/15

Wow I guess if there biting that good I outta get out there .looks like some fun.  if I got time after work today  dam job gets in the way of fishin. Hope ya left a few for me there quack ??.i guess ther is fish in this pond

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7/6/16 @ 9:49 AM
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quackaddict716
quackaddict716
USER since 6/27/13

MOON PHASE (6%)
Waxing Crescent

I wouldn't say the high water hurts. You just gotta look a little harder for schools of fish. I was out with a buddy last night for a few hours, we put roughly 30 smallies in the boat. Top water plugs or a split shot and minnow were the only baits we used. I was quite surprised at the size as well. I can honestly say we didn't catch a fish under 15 inches, the biggest being right at the 20 mark. Also got a few BIG white bass. Needless to say our arms were tired!

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7/6/16 @ 9:28 AM
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70sgreenboat
70sgreenboat
USER since 2/17/15

MOON PHASE (6%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

Late report from Saturday.  Fished down river from Riversedge from 8AM to 2PM.  Water is still pretty high for this time of year and the current was strong.  We tried to stay away from all the traffic but by noon that became impossible.  We fished with crawlers, plastics and spinners.  Lost one nice smallie on a ringworm, but all the fish we caught were on crawlers.  10 smallmouth, 1 walleye, 1 redhorse and a few sheephead.  pretty slow for this time of year.  hoping for some hot dry weather to lower the river and spark the bite.


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6/29/16 @ 2:20 PM
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Greg P
Greg P
USER since 9/27/10

MOON PHASE (28%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

Kayaked all weekend,been a while since on this stretch.Had a great time (Hot)Just used jig and crawler and picked up drums and smallies.With wind Sat.was easier going up-river than down.People doing the tube rental having to do some work to get back to R.E.Checked by DNR Sat.Well back to reality at work.

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6/29/16 @ 11:39 AM
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Chia-pet
Chia-pet
USER since 8/8/06

MOON PHASE (28%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F
Report from last weekend:

Saturday mid/late morning fished from shore downstream between County O & Hwy 16 bend and the County O boat launch.  Caught 2 sheephead on river rig with crawlers and a beautiful smallie on a river rig with a shiner.  Nothing on a variety of lures (cranks, spinners, jigs).

Saturday evening same section of river from boat, made a huge mistake.  Forgot my net, which normally is not an issue.  Of course, something took my crankbait and, as I pulled it alongside the boat, I saw it was the largest walleye I (would have) ever caught.  I reached down to grab him and wound up with a sliced thumb and a snapped line.  Guys wading nearby commented on how large it was.  Thanks, guys - you're not helping!  Sulking, caught a sheephead on rig/crawler and a couple of tiny smallies on a crankbait.  For good measure on the way back to the boat launch, lost a decent smallie boatside while trolling.  Ugh.  That walleye incident will haunt me.

Sunday evening same section of river from boat nearly got skunked, save for a sheephead on rig/crawler.  I figured there would be plenty of action in the shallows.  There was plenty of splashing/jumping in the middle of the river, whereas I was fishing closer to shore with jigs.

Monday late morning from Newport Park on County A from shore caught a baby sturgeon on rig/crawler, but it was slow otherwise.  Nothing on a variety of lures.  Very windy and too late in the morning.

Overall, fair at best.  Would use a different word if I got that walleye aboard.


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6/27/16 @ 12:06 AM
professor x-rap
professor x-rap
USER since 9/27/11

Coming up for the week. Looking to fish from shore, anything hitting? Where's my best bang for the buck! Any advice is helpeful, feel free to pm me!! Thanks all

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