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JERRY TIPPING
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4/16/14 3:06 PM CST
They reduced the flow rate at Castle Rock and Petenwell dams to 15,000 cfs or less. About half of what its been for the past week.

Jerry

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4/16/14 7:35 AM CST
Are the gates open or shut at the Pete dam? In the video it appears they're closed. Nice fish, by the way and thanks for sharing. Big Smile

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4/15/14 7:25 PM CST
How low is the water around the bridge?

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4/15/14 7:49 AM CST
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Half an hour ago I caught a 21 inch slot below Petenwell Dam that sprayed me with eggs. This wasn't the first time this has happened to me but it was the first time the eggs immediately froze to my coat! The video is from early spring jigging and rigging with a few different folks on the Wisconsin River and Castlerock Lake. WARNING!!! The video will show a large female walleye which was kept by an angler who has lived here and fished these waters for half a century and has now kept a total of 2 walleyes to mount. I think that is fairly reasonable so no need for any jealous comments from the 1% of poor sportsmen. To the other 99% hope you enjoy the video and you may even pick up a couple helpful tips. Good luck to everyone on the water, be safe and lots of good fishing still to come!

JERRY TIPPING
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4/14/14 7:19 AM CST
I took a drive around both lakes yesterday and they are both mostly ice free except for some shore ice on "The Rock", and along the east dike on "Pete". Castle Rock is up 2.8 feet in the past 10 days and Petenwell is 10 inches higher. Current flow rates at the dams are still near 30,000 cubic feet a second and will pobably increase a bit when the 5" of snow we received overnight begins to melt. There was about 10 boats near the Buckhorn Bridge and a bunch of shore anglers.

Keep a tight line!!!

Jerry Smile

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4/13/14 7:38 PM CST
I will be coming up at the end of next week, I was wondering how the walleye fishing will be by the bRidge? I will also have my boat Thanks for any info you can pm me

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4/13/14 7:38 PM CST
I will be coming up at the end of next week, I was wondering how the walleye fishing will be by the bRidge? I will also have my boat Thanks for any info you can pm me

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4/12/14 12:37 PM CST
Messenger just posted a flood alert for Castle Rock Dam, be careful boys and girls.

JERRY TIPPING
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4/11/14 10:25 AM CST
They just increased the flow to over 29,000 cubic feet a second at both dams. Be safe out there. Jerry

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4/8/14 8:01 PM CST
Yes the river is open to the trestle. Walleyes are snapping in all the normal spots on big minnows or plastics. I have caught and seen a lot of big females so far this year as well as keeper size fish. Slower bite at Buckhorn today but plenty of 12 inchers to keep you busy. If you are interested, this is a video of icefishing panfish on Castlerock this past winter. Good luck to everyone.

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4/8/14 7:43 PM CST
Anyone know if the river's open at the railroad trestle above the lake?

JERRY TIPPING
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4/7/14 6:48 PM CST
All gates are open. Watch out for ice coming down river.

Jerry

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4/4/14 11:44 AM CST
Thanks for the update Jerry. I will be getting the boat ready!

JERRY TIPPING
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4/4/14 8:55 AM CST
They just opened the spillway chute at both dams. The lake ice is history.

Jerry

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4/4/14 8:19 AM CST
The water levels on both lakes are on the rise. Castle Rock is up about 10 inches in the past 5 days and Petenwell has 8 inches more in the same time period. The current flow is still above 6,000 cfs this morning. With the water rising the ice that has beed lying on the sand bars will start to float and go down stream, along with the trees and branches that get dislodged from shore, so keep a sharp eye out for these. Below is a link to check the water depth (head water above the dam, tail water at the base of the dam), and the flow rate for the Wisconsin River down to Castle Rock. Keep a tight line!!!

Jerry

http://www.wisconsinpublicservice.com/environment/hydrodata.aspx

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