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8/6/17 @ 4:15 PM
FISHING REPORT
Jesse Quale
greenwaterwalleye
USER since 1/25/09

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Waxing Gibbous

Craig Booked a half day guide trip with his son, Sean and dad Jim, with me for 5 hours out on "The Rock" Craig has booked a couple guide trip's with me in the past.

We launched the Boat at 6 am, Water temp was 68.9 in the early morning and around 70 at 11 am when we left the water. Kind of a cool morning, Felt like the end of September for the first couple hours.

Yesterday we never put a Board or crank in the water, We Jigged live bait along the main river channel. 1/8th oz jig tipped with half crawler. 

Anyone looking to book a trip, I have August- 9th,10th,13th and 14th and a couple days the rest of the month.

Good luck,Be safe!


Edited on 8/6/17 4:17 PM
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8/6/17 @ 9:30 AM
kilogulf59
kilogulf59
USER since 1/25/07

Channelcat, we rarely catch a Flathead anywhere else we fish except below the Petenwell dam, and those are rare for us. We're also not fishing for the big ones but have seen a few caught. Have you tried the Wisconsin river below the Castle Rock dam? Easton Ace owns the excellent bait shop and launch ramp there, he may have some advice on Flatheads in the river.

Easton Ace: Thank you sir. I'll have to take a ride over Adams way and see you and maybe do a lil fishin' while I'm there.

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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
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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.

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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
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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
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USER since 3/26/15

No problem kilogulf

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