Pecatonica River, Winnebago County

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8/10/17 @ 9:35 PM
RobC
RobC
USER since 4/16/17

Thanks for the warning

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8/10/17 @ 1:38 PM
no fiah
no fiah
USER since 4/9/14
was by there yesterday- water is too high and the ramp was all thick mud.  wait for a week. 

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8/8/17 @ 8:03 PM
RobC
RobC
USER since 4/16/17

I'm interested in launch at the boat ramp is Shirland and I am curious what the depth is there and any of the known hazards. I'm not looking for spots just looking for a new place to explore and learn. I'll be launching a Alumacraft 165

Thanks for any info.

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6/13/17 @ 10:26 PM
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sparrowgrove
sparrowgrove
USER since 1/18/09

MOON PHASE (85%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Went out on the Pecatonica River caught a bunch of flat heads and some Channel cat and one real nice northern pike a very good ending of my bank polls season

Pecatonica River, Winnebago County Photo
Pecatonica River, Winnebago County Photo
Pecatonica River, Winnebago County Photo
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8/2/16 @ 10:33 AM
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area51
area51
USER since 6/18/15

MOON PHASE
New Moon

used the boat ramp between Harrison & Shirland at the junction of the Pec & Sugar rivers,it is in good shape.the river is maybe 3' high but current conditions are good.that was the good news.the bad news is was a not so good bite.we tried everything for catfish except stink bait,my mistake maybe.anyway it was a real slow bite and with the few bites we did have were just peck & leavers.after about 4 hours we only got 1 flathead about 6" 1 channel about 15" & 1 sheepshead about 12".my buddy did get a white sucker that was just under 20" which is one of the larger I've ever seen..we tried shallow,deep,current breaks,above & below snags & tried everything except DYNOMITE.I was raised in this area,know the river very well and usually do pretty good on the catfish so I guess it was my day in the goat house.my buddy said no tip for the guide today,haha....all & all it was another good day for a boat ride traveling about 2 miles upstream,not another boat on the river.

                                                    fair winds & good luck


 

Edited on 8/2/16 10:34 AM
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12/22/15 @ 1:17 PM
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vexilarman
vexilarman
USER since 1/20/11

MOON PHASE (91%)
Waxing Gibbous
Going back up again

Pecatonica River, Winnebago County Photo
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11/28/15 @ 1:33 PM
Bluegill Whisperer
Bluegill Whisperer
USER since 7/23/14
Thanks for the heads up VexilarMan. Oh, by the way, here is the state regulation on trotlines and bank poles. You accused me of illegally placing five bank poles over the summer on the Rock River. Try reading the guidelines before hopping up on the soapbox. Just so you are aware I am a combat vet, medical student, and I largely practice catch and release.

ON WATERS WITHOUT THE 2 POLES AND LINES FISHING ONLY restriction, up to 50 hooks in total may be used legally on devices permitted under a sport fishing license. Legal devices include: bank poles and lines, dip nets, throw lines, trot lines, buoyed devices (jug fishing), gigs, spears, bow and arrow, and bow and arrow devices

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11/28/15 @ 12:28 AM
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vexilarman
vexilarman
USER since 1/20/11

MOON PHASE (96%)
Waning Gibbous
Heads up to the anglers looking to hit the pec

Pecatonica River, Winnebago County Photo
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8/28/15 @ 10:20 AM
vexilarman
vexilarman
USER since 1/20/11
http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/river.php?wfo=lot&wfoid=18773&riverid=204422&pt%5B%5D=141786&allpoints=141721%2C144022%2C141287%2C143523%2C141786&data%5B%5D=hydrograph&data%5B%5D=obs

This is a helpful gauge. Water is pretty low and hardly moving

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8/27/15 @ 9:50 PM
Crappie & Bluegill Pro
Crappie & Bluegill Pro
USER since 1/16/12
Wondering how's the river current..? & would I be able to launch

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