Are the crappie showing up yet on the river?
Wisconsin Dells Dam, Wisconsin River, Sauk County
MOON PHASE (17%)
Was up from thursday night to sunday. Fished all day friday and sat. Was alittle skeptical of the water but it wasnt that bad. Had to find slack water but once we did it was smooth sailing. Ended the weekend with alittle over 50 sturgeon between 3 boats, largest fish being 55in, majority in the lower 40s. Also caught a mixed bag of smallies, walleyes, sheephead and a few cats. There were more boats on the water than expected. Definitely glad we gave it try
MOON PHASE (17%)
71° - 75° F
Tried to get out this weekend, but took one look from the County O launch and decided it might not be safe in my 14ft. Vhull and 15hp Merc. I'm sure those with bigger boats and motors could launch.
Friday evening fished from shore by Mexicali Rose with a friend for a couple of hours. Lots of sheephead, a smallie and a white bass, almost all on crawlers on a river rig, with the white bass on a minnow.
Saturday evening fished from shore with 2 friends on the power plant side for about 45 minutes - 2 white bass and 2 sheephead on crawlers. I had to leave, but those I left behind had a good streak after I left (of course) - mostly sheephead, but also 5 walleye (mostly shorts) and a handful of white bass and even a rock bass, totaling 19 fish for the evening. All on crawler/rigs. Nothing on minnows nor spinners.
Sunday afternoon - same place as Saturday, this time for about 2.5 hours. Less success, but still half a dozen sheephead, a couple of baby sturgeon and a short walleye. Again, all on crawler/rigs. Nothing on jigs, spinners or spoons.
Also fished Lake Delton on Friday and Saturday mornings from the boat, but that was a bust - I'll post that report on the appropriate thread.
Hopefully lower water levels next time up will allow me to take out the boat onto the river, but we did ok from shore in the high water conditions where we could find slower moving pools of water.
Current discharge is 15,300 cfps over double the average flow and the water level is a 8ft and rising. If you're going out this weekend please make sure to check conditions and be safe out there!! There is a gauge right past rivers edge where I get my info, scroll down a post or 2 you'll find it.