For those of u who like to fish the rocks behind comed that will no longer be an option .went down there yesterday and was told by new property owner who owns from Harrison to the dead-end is trespassing and will be putting in a fence across that foot path.do to late night partying and dumping of tires etc. Thanks again scumbags!
Rock River, Winnebago County
Went out Saturday in the cold wind and rain between hydradam and the rockton dam. Few other Guys out there to prove just how bad their itch to go was! Haha. 2 guys in in the boat and we caught 2 walleye, 1 sauger, 1 northern, and one sheepshead. We had two other walleye up to the boat. All males within 14-17", with the exception of 1 13.5". All in all, fun but cold hours! For all duck hunters, great numbers of Wood ducks nesting in the flooded timber!!
MOON PHASE (3%)
Went out on 3/25/17 to a few of my super secret spots (lol) shore fishing. Had a handful of different baits. Picked up 9 snakes in the kishwaukee mid morning on square bills. Ran to the Rock threw some crawlers and chicken liver. 6 cats around 12", 2 cats decent 3lbs, picked off quite a few suckers and drums on crawlers. One nice walleye guessing 16" on a crawler. Very good early spring day!!! Stayed busy!!!
MOON PHASE (22%)
I've been up that way a few times in a boat and waded below the dam a few times. From my experience the only water deeper than a couple feet is the west side under Morgan st bridge. The rest of the river we're dodging rocks. With the current water levels it should be right about what SW said for the depth. During low water in winter/summer its about 25 ft deep.
SW thanks for the information. I'm sure it was in that area, nothing north of the dam or much further south of Morgan street looks like it fits. Certainly with all the work that has been done over 30 years has definitively changed the landscape. between the river narrowing as it flows under the bridge and the creek dumping in from the west side. I'm sure there has been some serious undercutting deep on the east shoreline. Some old articles I've read talk about the type of rock in that area. It seems that instead of erosion moving east, the rock ledge or wall seems to push the erosion forcing down deep instead of east. looks like a prime area for some large deep fish.