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RayRaytonto
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11/14/14 7:48 AM CST
well guys I drove over to the lake after work this mourning to check things out and saw a good amount of ice in the mill pond didn't really check else where but there is ice forming but not sure how long its gonna stick around since we may get some warmer 40-50 degree weather according the extended outlook so I guess we will see.

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10/27/14 11:46 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 61° - 65° F Water Temp: 51° - 55° F
Was out on rock this past Sunday with my dad and my son. We tried trolling with zero success. Then we tried deep for walleye, nothing doing. So we ended up chasing bluegills in shallow water, and we got a dozen keepers and several other small ones. Not a bad day but I think the overall bite is slowing down a bit. Sadly my boat goes into storage now so I'll be thinking about next year as I'm not much of an ice fisherman. Good luck out there!

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10/2/14 8:38 PM CST
Where do you guys normally troll ? I've never done it before and it sounds fun and interesting ! Also do you troll spoons or crank baits ? Thanks !!

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9/30/14 11:09 PM CST
Put the boat away last week but had a great year of fishing on Rock Lake. Landed over 100 pike this year. Accidently caught 2 Walleye for the first time in 15 years and some Crappie. I can't wait to get back out on the lake next year.

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9/25/14 12:12 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° F
Fished Rock Wednesday evening, was a beautiful evening to be out. Trolled crankbaits for northern pike & walleye. Caught 9 pike and 2 small LG mouth bass. White seemed to be the color tonight. The fish also seemed to be slightly "slower" or less aggressive. Still trying to find walleyes, and I know they are in this lake, I've caught some by accident. Maybe I'll have to go deeper. There was another boat out trolling too, and he said he caught several smaller pike. Good luck to all and keep experimenting Smile

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9/24/14 11:16 AM CST
Heres one of the many pike I caught last weekend while fishing a bass tournament out there. They are around and feeding hard right now.

RackWrangler
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9/18/14 7:52 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 61° - 65° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
When out tonight from 5 - 7 on the west side of the lake. Between my son and I we only caught one pike, one 15 inch LM bass, and about a dozen 4-7 inch perch. I could not figure it out. Nothing was biting or even following. Don't know where they were.

We tried grubs, spinners, swimbaits, plastic stick worms, and jigs. The pike was caught on a spinner and the bass was caught on the stick worm.

I saw about 4 other boats out, but I didn't see anyone doing any better than us.

RW

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9/17/14 10:23 PM CST
Thanks for the great info RW !

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9/17/14 9:56 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 61° - 65° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
Went out last night from 5:30 to dark. Hit the point on the west side of the lake, and the shoreline to the west of the point.

Bass and Pike were moving slow. They kept hitting the end of my 5" swimbait, but not the hook. They were also just following the spinner my 7 year old was using. After three follows, I had him switch to a 4" grub on a 1/4 jig reeled just fast enough to keep it out of the vegetation... that was the ticket. His first cast brought in a 25" pike. I switched to the same rig and caught two 16" LM bass, one 18" smallie, and 3 pike ranging from 21-24 inches. My son caught 2 more small pike, and a couple rock bass.

The pike were still sluggish, and often hit the the grub and immediately dropped it before I could set the hook. With the calm water, I could see it happening. I don't know why it was happening, but it sure was frustrating. I missed about 7 fish (including a 30 incher) because it this behavior.

RW

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9/16/14 6:19 PM CST
RW, I've always liked fishing top water and plastics / my family has also always fished this lake and brought me up to only use crawlers and drift fish but I'm tired of that same old way of fishing and that's why I've turned here for help and advice ! I appreciate any help and advice and hope to be back up there and on the water for a weekend of fishing and not working on the house !

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9/16/14 8:48 AM CST
Jason, You don't need to go to the marsh for pike. I have had great success on the west side of the lake. I fish the shoreline north or south of the reeds using a bass spinner, a 4" twister tail grub on a 1/4oz weedless jig head, or a 4 inch swimbait. Even on a bad night, I still hook into 2 or 3 pike. Nothing huge, just 20 - 24 inchers, but still fun. I caught 5 on Sunday night in this area, plus 4 LM Bass, 2 smallies, and a few Rockys. Pretty good night.

Another spot I have had luck is the buoy line south of the north launch. There is a weedline that kinda follows the line of buoys heading from the north launch to the west launch (Shorewood Hills). This spot was hot all summer (including a 36 incher that snapped the line while I was trying to net it), but since the temp drop, it has been pretty dead.

I'll probably be heading back out tonight, and I'll let you know how it goes.

-RW

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9/15/14 7:33 PM CST
Thank you , that's what I was afraid you were going to say though my pontoon just won't fit under the bridge Crying I'm gonna have to bring one of the aluminum boats out of retirement !

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9/15/14 7:21 PM CST
The marsh shiners under bobber.

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9/15/14 7:12 PM CST
No matter what I did or where I looked could not connect with and fish this past weekend , always wanted to land a pike out of Rock but have been 20 years worth of unsuccessful ! Any good spots or tips/tricks ? I only catch and release ! Thank you in advance to anyone who reads this !

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9/11/14 7:40 PM CST
Fished Rock this past Monday. Had the whole family out so we just trolled crank baits hoping for a walleye or two. Instead we got about 15 northern pike. Nothing too big. Most in the 22 to 2 inch range. Best bite was in 13-15 ft of water. No walleyes but it was still a lot of fun. Tight lines everyone Smile

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