Anywhere in the river you will catch cats. A lot of people fish by the Dam. Shore fishing around the 21 bridge is good for cats and I believe people do well by the Dam on the west side from shore.
MOON PHASE (1%)
Back out on the "Rock today with a couple guys who have booked trips with me in the past.
We launched the boat at 7 am and fished till 3 pm. Wind was out of the south south/east for the majority of the day. Water temp was 62 in the morning and around 65 when we left the water.
Bite today was a little slower, Water is dirty and cooler with all the rain this past week. Sounds like warmer temps are on the way for a couple days, This should jump the water temps back up.
Today we trolled cranks and boards, Started out shallow and moved deep mid day and back shallow to finish out the day.
Anyone looking to get out, I have this Sunday May 28 open, June 3rd,5th,6th,7th,8th,10th and 11th
Good luck, Be safe this "Holiday weekend!"
51° - 55° F
61° - 65° F
Bob from Muscatine Iowa booked a morning trip on "The Rock" for today. A little chilly start to the morning, but warmed nicely after the sun showed itself. We started floating minnows under slip bobbers in shallow water and boated about 10 crappies, kept 2. The same number of "shorties", 4 nice size cats. We moved out to the main lake to work jigs around submerged timber but the bite was slow. We had another "shortie", another cat, and a small sheeps head. Moved to the north end and tried around some humps in the channel but the current was really strong and the water is very dirty, and a lot of junk floating. Should have stayed with the bobbers! A slight chance for a little rain over the weekend but not looking to bad. They are sitll running over 15,000 cfs at both dams.
Keep a tight line!!!
The Saemisch lure strikes again for Eddie and his 1st musky. Damn nice 1st. Congratulations Eddie anybody who would like to go out Musky fishing with me just PM me or contact me 608-415-1231. And you can find the lures at Northside Mobile in Castle Rock Dam bait shop in Juneau and Adams. Then Hartjes Lavalle and True Value Reedsburg. In Hayward at Hayward bait and Bottle and Jenks on cty B. Ross's in Phillips. They are also at muskytales in Antioch Illinois. Action and rise they hit it on the rise.
MOON PHASE (2%)
56° - 60° F
56° - 60° F
Was out Thursday on the Rock for a little trolling mid morning. I just trolled out from Mays point trolling the channel break in 12 feet of water pulling boards with #5 and #6 rapalas and flicker shads. The wind was blowing me all over making boat control a pain. Also lots of stuff in the water to include a full size tree floating. Only managed one small walleye in the 45 minutes I spent out there. Spent most of my time cleaning debris of my lines and boards. As of yesterday the Dam was wide open. Did not check it today. Spent my weekend at my cabin in Rusk County and man the water is high up there. Docks were coming off the poles and floating. Most docks were under water. I anticipate high water for the next week maybe longer if we get more rain. Good luck to all and pay attention if on the water for debris floating. Hoping to get out this week and try some new electronics I added to the boat. Will keep you posted.
MOON PHASE (23%)
46° - 50° F
56° - 60° F
Haven't fished the rock in over 15 years but was up there this past weekend with my wife and enjoyed our stay. The weather wasn't the greatest but still had bent lines. Friday mid day we started pulling crawler harnesses but all we caught was catfish. Switched to pulling multiple color flicker shads. Fire Tiger seemed to be the trick all weekend. Fished in 8- 15 f.o.w. 12 eyes just under legal length. one 17 in the boat and now in our belly. One got off probably pushing 19-20. Even in the nasty weather Saturday, we ended up with 3 eyes.