Fox River, Burlington, Rockchester, Waterford, Racine County

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9/13/17 @ 2:55 PM
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thefishingboy
thefishingboy
USER since 9/11/04

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Last Quarter

Had a few hours to burn today so I figured I'd check out Burlington and Rochester (never made it to waterford). Water is very low everywhere. Burlington was a waste of time, muddy water, not worth fishing till the raise echo and let water flow over the top of the dam. Snagged a catfish on my first cast and left after 15 min. Spent the rest of my day at Rochester. Water very very low. Wasn't expecting much. Caught 2 pike (32 and 20) on a rattle trap and inline spinner and 2 small smallies.

Fox River, Burlington, Rockchester, Waterford, Racine County Photo
Fox River, Burlington, Rockchester, Waterford, Racine County Photo
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8/22/17 @ 8:07 PM
jnelson87
jnelson87
USER since 12/27/11

Thanks Mr.Bass for the response. Also check your message 

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8/22/17 @ 6:52 PM
Mr.Bass
Mr.Bass
USER since 5/18/02

To Nelson:  Check your message center.

Using waders below either dam can be both fun and productive.  However, to any first-timer, I would advise a scouting trip when the water is low, and with a partner if possible.  There are a few spots that are deeper even in low water.  Personally, I have found Waterford to be easier to get around when the water is low (lots of exposed rocks).

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8/22/17 @ 6:30 PM
jnelson87
jnelson87
USER since 12/27/11
Can't seem to get any info on the dams.can you wade these dams?don't need to what to use.just want to know if you can.thank you

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8/22/17 @ 6:08 PM
Ragnor1188
Ragnor1188
USER since 2/19/16

Topshot, check your PM. 

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8/22/17 @ 5:55 PM
catchinabuzz
catchinabuzz
USER since 8/1/11

Yep it's a wash.... But for real there has been some cats caught but not in big numbers, they are around 5# range.

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8/22/17 @ 2:01 PM
Topshot95
Topshot95
USER since 1/23/17

I'm just curious if anyone has fished the fox since the flood? And if so has anyone had any luck

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7/24/17 @ 9:54 AM
Mr.Bass
Mr.Bass
USER since 5/18/02

A crestliner with 150!!  I saw two huge boats put in at the marina.  One took nine aboard!  By your report, Plmlk, you were between Waterford and Rochester dams.

Playing detective, I would say one of two ways to launch:

1.  They own or know someone who lives along the river and put it on private property.

2.  There used to be a launch on the canal, on private property.  A few years ago I looked and it was still there.  Either condos or apartments next door.  

Otherwise, I have no clue how such a large boat put in between the dams. By the way, nice catch for this time of year.

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7/23/17 @ 9:45 PM
jmdog
jmdog
USER since 6/9/14

Nicely done in tough conditions! 

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7/23/17 @ 9:03 PM
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Plmlk
Plmlk
MEMBER since 12/18/07

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New Moon

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