Bowfishing in SE WI

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4/26/16 @ 8:11 PM
piker_biker
piker_biker
USER since 12/27/07
You may have to wait until June or so depending on rain. Which will affect water level and clarity. But there are shallow stretches below both dams in Watertown. I'm talking 1-2 feet with a few small holes reaching 3 feet. I've walked darn near to Shopko from behind the senior center in the past. I've caught may carp below tivoli island. If you walk across the old train tressel onto the island and follow the trail almost to the end there's a fallen tree about 20 yards out from the bank on the east side. There's a little cut in that blocks the current. I can't estimate how many carp I've caught in that spot. It might be 4 feet with the high water right now and maybe 2 in summer.

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4/26/16 @ 2:34 PM
HookinEveryDay
HookinEveryDay
USER since 4/22/16
Where on the rock would you recommend starting at? All of the landings/public access I know of is pretty deep.

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4/25/16 @ 8:00 PM
Goodmonson
Goodmonson
USER since 3/3/15
It's two hundred feet from a dam. For a perspective if you are at the dam by shore Haven where the river comes off labelle just past the bridge is roughly two hundred feet.

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4/25/16 @ 3:19 PM
piker_biker
piker_biker
USER since 12/27/07
The rock river runs right through Watertown.... There's millions of carp and some good size buffalo. People have been dipnetting so fish are moving around. Someone just posted the other day they got a 20 lb buffalo on the rock. In summer it gets shallow enough you could walk and spear them, sometimes even grab them. Size on the carp varies but most I've caught are under 7-8 lbs. Someone usually holds a tournament in summer and they pay .50 cents per carp if I remember right. Rock River Rescue I believe puts it on. As for labelle, if the city finally puts the pier at memorial park back in then yes you could shoot there. Carp like to feed on that shallow flat. Last I knew you couldn't shoot within a few hundred yards of any dam so that'd rule out most of the shoreline on labelle. It is worth mentioning that labelle has been commercially netted the past 2 years and likely will be again this year so numbers may not be the greatest. Certainly more buffalo than carp now. Good luck, shoot em all!

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4/25/16 @ 12:12 PM
HookinEveryDay
HookinEveryDay
USER since 4/22/16
Chiggercrawman,

Do you shoot on Labelle out of a boat or from shore? I am not from the area, but I go to school in Milwaukee and wanted to find some decent spots to shoot from shore. Are there any you can think of on Labelle?

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3/29/16 @ 7:03 PM
Mattman_150
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USER since 12/2/14
If anyone needs an extra shooter sometime shoot me a message, I have my own bow and willing to pay expenses for the day/night

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3/29/16 @ 6:26 PM
chiggercrawman
chiggercrawman
USER since 5/4/12
is there any other spots in southeast WIsconsin to shoot some buffalo besides Lac Labelle? I love shooting some buff's but you can't seem to break the 20 pound mark on Labelle and want to shoot some big ones without having to drive to castle rock. Thankyou

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4/13/15 @ 9:36 PM
Goodmonson
Goodmonson
USER since 3/3/15
Anyone know of any place to shore shoot around Oconomowoc/Watertown? Me and my friends usually went around the Oconomowoc river along county road BB but when the water rose guys came in boats and cleared everything out. We are 17 and don't have a boat but love the sport!

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4/16/14 @ 11:02 AM
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Amazing J
Amazing J
USER since 6/7/05
Anybody been out in the racine/kenosha county area yet? i was river fishing on the fox around waterford and snagged 6 of them. Wondering if they've made it in the shallows where i usually shoot them at yet.

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5/23/13 @ 11:03 AM
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$FISH
$FISH
USER since 2/19/13
whats the actual ruling for shooting carp with a bow in Milwaukee harbors? Cool

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