Fished with Bass Vac for a few hours, caught a few bluegills, only one that would be considered nice. Had a few blow ups on topwater but no fish landed. Was very busy out there until around 730. Clarity isnt very good compared to what we had a few weeks back. Weed growth looking better than normal.
MOON PHASE (95%)
There are places on Rock lake where you can launch a kayak for free. Bartel's Beach in Lake Mills is one place. One the west side of lake, try Mijala Shores park. Both should have some parking for a trailer.
If I remember correctly Rock lake is the home of the state record bass...
Also keeping anything that hits length requirements is NOT a GOOD thing..
Decimating the spawning population will destroy a lake..
I have been fishing rock off and on for over 30 years.. Never had a problem finding some nice sized fighters as long as the necessary ducks lined up all in a row..
There is a reason the bass fit into the GAME fish catagory.. Keeping a few doesn't hurt that much but quickest way to wipe out a lake is to take it down to a few large bass..
Do what you want, BUT you need to be aware of your impact.. Others count on some respect for the fish so they can have a good experience when they hit the water..
JMHO of course as always..
P.S. The way Cathy Stepp runs the DNR your lucky that isn't a cesspool yet.
Bass fishing is way down in recent years, I have been out three times and only caught a couple small bass. Everyone I talk to that fishes the lake says the ice fisherman have ruined it by keeping evey keeper they catch.
Rowyourboat I have to correct you on 3 false statements, there is no free launch on Rock lake. Fire station used ot be free but it is 7 dollars now. Also you say bass are stocked, I talked to DNR and they dont stock bass on any lake for the most part, Rock hasnt had a bass stocking in over 30 years. Your mentality of keep every bass is what has ruined the lake, Used to be best bass lake for keepers within 50 miles, now it has been reduced to a bunch of small bass because everybody keeps every keeper they catch.