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