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shamus
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1/28/15 7:09 AM CST
I'll be hitting this lake for the first time soon. I read back a couple pages and didn't see anything, but I'm wondering if there are any springs or bad spots on the ice I need to be aware off. I'll be walking, but like I said I've never been on this lake so I just want to know if there are known trouble spots. Coordinates would be helpful since I don't know the names of points and other spots. Thanks

goliath gills
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1/28/15 1:17 AM CST
Dunngeon the surveys I am talking about are the DNR fall shocking surveys from the past 7 years. I have 3 of them still available that Sue sent me. Every year for the last 5 the number of keeper sized pike and bass has declined and the number of smaller bluegills has increased. Sure there are some decent gills in Rock still but common sense tells anyone as the larger predators thin, the panfish usually stunt due to lack of population control. Proof is in the survey I will gladly email them to you if you shoot me your email via private messenger. Only report I have for Rock is from neighbor who caught some small perch on North end, he also had 2 flags 20 inch and 18 inch northern.

TheDunngeon
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1/27/15 10:20 PM CST
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Does anybody know of any areas in the lake deeper than 10ft where the weeds are still standing upright?

I've been navigating over areas where there were big weed beds this past summer, but they've all thinned out and are laying on the bottom.

Remhunter
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1/26/15 6:06 PM CST
Does anyone know if there are any fishing tournaments on rock other than the one during the weekend of the knickerbocker festival? And thanks for the heads up about the 2 guys......I will keep an eye out.

flagsaflyin45
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1/26/15 5:04 PM CST
Couldn't agree more the previous post

TheDunngeon
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1/26/15 3:25 PM CST
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I'm not sure exactly what "reports" or "Surveys" this "GoliathGills" guy is referring to. But if he's complaining about the "stunting" of pan fish on rock lake, I think he's got things a little bit twisted up. If you want a good game fish/predator fisheree on Rock (at least better than it is right now) then the size limit actually needs to be dropped and regulated to a slot size of two northerns between 24 and 28 with only one over 32... The slot size regulations on other bodies of water around the state have had nothing less than proven results as far as predator fish are concerned.

Now, it absolutely does not make any sense to complain about the "stunting" of panfish AND predators... it's all about balance. You can't have a world-class predator lake and expect a world-class panfish lake on the same body of water as the panfish IS the predator's forage base. As for this claim of bluegill "stunting" on Rock Lake, that is just plain old outrageous! All summer I had some of the best gill fishing on the lake in the las 5 to 8 years! That fishing has continued into the hard water season. I have yet to go out and and jig up less than half-dozen keeper gills no less than 8 inches in length.

On top of the proof of how busy my fillet knife has been, in the fall the DNR spent two days doing electro-fishing surveys at night... I happen to be fishing when they would launch and had the chance to talk with the biologist and technicians doing the catching. They told me the pike and bass are very prevalent with some size but but in the coming years it's only going to get bigger and better. The walleye are in there but they never seem to do very well compared to other systems(they said they only netted two or three) but what actually surprised them the MOST was the sheer numbers and size of Bluegills. They said they were kind of blown away by how the bluegills have really taken off in the lake.

Bottom line: Bluegills are extremely common right now but expect them to get fished hard and not last in the years to come as the northerns will most certainly knock them down in the years to come.

PK0210
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1/25/15 9:17 PM CST
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ATTENTION ALL ROCK LAKE FISHERMAN Today, some friends and I went out to our shanty located on the north end of the lake and saw 2 guys standing right by or shanty. We were a little concerned at first but when we asked what they were doing they said "just getting out of the wind.". They then moved back by all of their gear and proceeded to fish. As we were setting tip ups up, a guy from the shanty next to us approached us and told us that the 2 guys standing by our shanty were peaking through the windows and looking by the door. We are thinking these guys are thieves looking to plan out their next couple break ins! One of the guys was in his mid 50's and the other in his mid 20's. Older guy wearing a green, beaten up jacket and the younger kid wearing a blaze orange jacket. Watch out for these guys.

flagsaflyin45
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1/25/15 3:58 PM CST
Why would you want to up the size limit on rock? Ive fished this lake more than any other so far this year and its been good action. All I do is tip up fish and I havent had a real bad day yet this winter and have kept 5 northerns and 2 bass this year. So sick of the stupid regulations all over southern Wisconsin. The only lake it makes sense to me is Fox Lake because of all the fishing pressure. Rock lake isnt fished anywhere near that hard so size limits like that would be ridiculous. You stay on your other lakes and ill continue to fish here.

CATCH.N.R3L3AS3
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1/25/15 1:26 PM CST
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Fished just north of the crowd on the south end. Got a northern, a keeper bass, and about a million perch lol...all tiny....everything still swimming. Anyone else see that truck partially go through?

We Fish
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1/25/15 10:13 AM CST
Ripley will be the same way soon, If we all don't do selective harvest. Peace

goliath gills
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1/24/15 11:58 PM CST
If anything the regs on rock should change to make it where less game fish can be taken. The pike were stocked a few years ago and just havent reached their legal size yet. So many bass and pike were removed from Rock in the last few years there aernt near the legal fish in there that there should be. Once this year class of pike grows to 26 inches they will start leaving the lake and never have the chance to reach 30+inches. Stunting of pike or bass has never been a problem on Rock, the problem is the gills, crappies, and panfish size structure has gone down due to so many gamefish being removed during winter. The proof is in the shocking surveys done every year. I say make the pike 32 inches for size limit and bass 1 fish over 18 inches and then the lake can become what it used to be. Reason I quit fishing Rock was because of the big decline, I spend my time on Mad Chain and Ripley now and do much better on size for panfish.

itchman1
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1/24/15 10:21 PM CST
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Might be time to change the size and bag limit on norts in rock lake! two of us out from 10 a.m.-3p.m., then a third guy joined us till 8:30. lost count somewhere around 2p.m. but had at least 40-50 flags on the day. final tally on the day, roughly 35- 40 norts two keepers 28" and 29", 1-LMB 14.25", 1-walleye 15.75" and 21 gills. hardly had time to jig with 3,4,5, flags going up every 10-15 min. I know it's not just us, I have talked to other guys that have had the same bite on different areas of the lake. Yawn Sleepy

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fishbeware
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1/24/15 8:40 PM CST
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We fished from 6:30 to 4:30 on the south end out from elm the bite was tough all day worked hard for 30 nice gills between the two of us. Lots of hole hopping paid off for us you really had to entice the bite. Most caught on a orange marmooska and a couple spikes caught a few on waxies early. Couple small pike and a bass on lrg gold shiners.

boattech
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1/23/15 11:57 AM CST
Was out yesterday from 8-11:30 am. Same spot same jig and ended with 15 gills from 7 1/2-9 inches

finedakine
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1/22/15 9:35 PM CST
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Hey itch what side of the lake were you fishing? Sounds like a great day! We went out today straight out from Korth park about 50yds past the weeds and didn't catch a thing. Had medium shiners on flags in about 25'fow. It sounds like the south Shore is producing pretty well

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