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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
FISHING REPORT
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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8/2/17 @ 7:14 PM
WalleyeLouie
WalleyeLouie
MEMBER since 9/11/16

Zero need for sarcasm.Castle Rock is easy to figure out with a simple lake map free on here or google Castle Rock and there are varios lake maps to print on there.Stay on the main river channel and you will catch fish plain and simple.WL

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8/2/17 @ 7:05 PM
Big_Shane
Big_Shane
USER since 3/26/15

There are paper maps called hotspots maps. The have fishy areas marked on them.

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8/2/17 @ 6:36 PM
kilogulf59
kilogulf59
USER since 1/25/07
I have to ask Rando, if it's your first time on CR and no one answered your questions for spots to fish, where did you get the map with all the hot spots from?

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8/2/17 @ 6:05 PM
rando
rando
USER since 4/12/02

Kobes33. I'll be on the Rock for the first time on Saturday. I do have a marked map for hot spots. Not sure if it will help but I've asked for tips in the past and have had no responses. Bachelor party ah? Maybe I'll see your drunk asses on the lake. Good luck... Randy from McHenry il

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8/2/17 @ 3:52 PM
FISHING REPORT
Chucko
Chucko
USER since 11/6/01

MOON PHASE (78%)
Waxing Gibbous
Nice job, Collin W. Good fishing report!  Were you with a guide?

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