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8/6/17 @ 6:22 AM
Easton Ace
Easton Ace
USER since 1/27/02

Kilogulf59. The maps you are looking for are available at the shop. I have Fishing HotSpots maps of Petenwell Flowage, Castle Rock Flowage and the Wisconsin River below Castle Rock to The Dells dam. $9.99 each They are tear resistant , waterproof and not only show depths and structure but the are about 50 good spots to start on each body of water.


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8/6/17 @ 6:21 AM
Easton Ace
Easton Ace
USER since 1/27/02

Kilogulf59. The maps you are looking for are available at the shop. I have Fishing HotSpots maps of Petenwell Flowage, Castle Rock Flowage and the Wisconsin River below Castle Rock to The Dells dam. $9.99 each They are tear resistant , waterproof and not only show depths and structure but the are about 50 good spots to start on each body of water.


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8/6/17 @ 6:20 AM
Easton Ace
Easton Ace
USER since 1/27/02

Kilogulf59. The maps you are looking for are available at the shop. I have Fishing HotSpots maps of Petenwell Flowage, Castle Rock Flowage and the Wisconsin River below Castle Rock to The Dells dam. $9.99 each They are tear resistant , waterproof and not only show depths and structure but the are about 50 good spots to start on each body of water.


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8/5/17 @ 9:31 PM
Channelcat
Channelcat
USER since 10/12/13

Actually, flatheads are tastiest of the catfish species and the bigger the better for eating.  I tend to release the big ones but I'll keep a couple 30# or below every year.  I kept 2 over 40# last year and my wife and I finally finished eating them a couple weeks ago.  I grew up in the south where flats were a lot more common (Tennessee River, Cumberland River, etc).  I hope we don't wipe out the population we've got here.  Just started catching nice ones by Petenwell dam a couple years ago and it seems like they've either thinned out or gotten wise to fishermen the last two summers.  Hopefully it's the latter.

Edited on 8/6/17 5:42 AM
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8/3/17 @ 12:52 PM
kilogulf59
kilogulf59
USER since 1/25/07

I do...mainly blue channels...and a lot of them.

Stripers are also excellent to eat.

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8/3/17 @ 12:22 PM
Malleye
Malleye
USER since 10/4/10

KG, eat more catfish.  They're better than walleyes anyway.  Cats are biting like crazy all over the river and many spots in the lake.  They're fun on a jig and minnow and are tasty in the fryer.  Small flatheads up to about 10# are impossible to beat as table fare, but they're a little harder to come by unless you have some patience to fish the holes into the evening.   

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8/3/17 @ 6:44 AM
kilogulf59
kilogulf59
USER since 1/25/07

I had no idea things were that advanced. My buddy's depth finder shows contour and will show fish, even puts of a chirp, but I didn't know they have them now with GPS let alone that a Smart phone can do the job...

I agree on the walleye thing, 100:1 seems about right. Personally, I think the DNR should change the rules, for a couple of years, to keep anything under 15" and only one over say 26". Nothing from 15" to 26", getting rid of the small ones, which never seem to grow up anyway. There's still a nice strip on meat on a smaller walleye, especially 13" to 15"...

Have you tried the mouth of the Lil Yellow for crappies (drift with a minnow)? It's hit or miss but, when they're biting, we've caught quite a few there, over the years, Whites and Blacks, but no limits.

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8/3/17 @ 3:29 AM
Big_Shane
Big_Shane
USER since 3/26/15

No problem kilogulf

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8/3/17 @ 12:05 AM
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walleye1987
walleye1987
USER since 6/20/16

MOON PHASE (85%)
Waxing Gibbous

Navionics hot spot maps are good or even better is the app. Buy the $9.99 app for your smart phone and it will work like have an expensive locator in your boat. It will show all the contour lines plus will run off your GPS on your phone to show you where you are on the lake. A good preview of the app is to log on to the website. Google Navionics web app, click on the link and then zoom into the body of water you want to fish. THis is what you will see on your phone for mapping. I run the navionics lake chip in my boat and I will say its pretty accurate. Once you get up towards the river part, it varies as the river varies year to year. Give it a try. I gurantee you will like it plus it saves you hundreds from buying a GPS. If you dont want to do that, I agree with finding the channel and you will find fish.

I too struggle with Castle Rock in the aspect of bigger fish. I personally do very well in the spring time here but the ratio of little fish to keepers or slots is crazy. You can catch 100 little fish for every 15 inch fish. The crappie fishing seems to not have been what is has in the past. You will still catch a few here and there but limits are few and far between it seems. Good luck

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8/2/17 @ 7:43 PM
kilogulf59
kilogulf59
USER since 1/25/07

Thanks Big Shane, never heard of them.

WalleyeLouie...it was a question, not sarcasm.

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