Fox River, Burlington, Rockchester, Waterford, Racine County

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7/18/18 @ 11:02 AM
Snorkel
Snorkel
MEMBER since 7/30/16

Hi,

Just wanted to pass this info on in case anyone with a bigger boat can get the toilet out of the river at:

https://goo.gl/maps/tT4KKFEJPor

I noticed a bright white object on the east side of the island in the link and came closer to the shore and sure enough it's a commode LOL.

No way I could get it out with my Kayak, but maybe someone else with a john boat etc could, or someone who lives on the river could wade in and pull it out.

Not sure how it got there but it should probably be removed.


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7/15/18 @ 2:42 PM
Plmlk
Plmlk
MEMBER since 12/18/07

Snorkel-

Exactly!  Only when you're paddling North, take a right (East) and head toward Wind Lake on the Drainage Canal.  

Great paddling trip, and you won't have any company.  

Here is a screenshot. I highlighted the canal for easy reference. 

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7/14/18 @ 3:54 PM
Mr. Canepole
Mr. Canepole
USER since 5/3/12

Thanks for the information. I have some Toggs chest waders and shoes, so I will give it a try. Tight lines and have a great weekend


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7/13/18 @ 10:56 PM
Snorkel
Snorkel
MEMBER since 7/30/16

Plmlk, you mean above Rochester dam and go upstream to Waterford?

My son and I fished the dam from shore and did pretty well :-)

Got one around 18 and missed two bigger ones.  We were only ones catching them.  Used a bait I use on big Muskego that is not commonly used around here :-)

Hint a type of top water lure.

Edited on 7/13/18 10:59 PM
Fox River, Burlington, Rockchester, Waterford, Racine County Photo
Fox River, Burlington, Rockchester, Waterford, Racine County Photo
Fox River, Burlington, Rockchester, Waterford, Racine County Photo
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7/13/18 @ 8:56 PM
Plmlk
Plmlk
MEMBER since 12/18/07

You are better off launching above the damn snorkel. It is much deeper, and a great stretch of river. From there you can hit the wind Lake drainage canal, you won’t have any company.

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7/13/18 @ 2:12 PM
gavsdad
gavsdad
USER since 8/6/14

Snorkel-

there is not a place to park along then drive in case eagle. You would have to unload and go park in a lot and walk back down. The water is pretty low below the dam, ankle deep for a stretch. 

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7/13/18 @ 10:39 AM
Snorkel
Snorkel
MEMBER since 7/30/16

Mr. Canepole, no public spots to access Wind lake other than the public launch, no reason you could not wade from there though.

If you go north the bottom is pretty solid and nice gravel, though it may be a bit weedy, but with some wading shoes should be no problem.

You could also try the canal off of 36 north of wind lake, there is a public launch there and you could probably pick up some fish from shore and under the bridge.

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7/13/18 @ 10:30 AM
Snorkel
Snorkel
MEMBER since 7/30/16

Anyone recently use the kayak/canoe launch at Case Eagle Park in Rochester?

Also wondering about parking for a Kayak trailer there, can you just park on the side of the road by the launch?



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7/12/18 @ 8:51 PM
Mr. Canepole
Mr. Canepole
USER since 5/3/12

Ended up going to FINN bait store in Wind Lake and was able to get medium and large shiners along with leeches, the clerk was helpful.  I drove around Wind lake but didn't see any public areas to fish from so I drove to Waterford.  It was about 10:30 so all the good spots I normally try were occupied.

Tried Burlington but water level has dropped since my last report. 

Went to Bong State Park and the shiners were really working on the SM Bass.  It was fun, caught 8 all still swimming because the largest one was only 15".  Used a medium boober with the minnow below.  Leeches were good for keeping the dink Bluegills off the line.  One nice 9" gill caught and released. 

It is a nice place to fish but no water fountains outside. Have to work this weekend so I won't go fishing again until Monday.  If you know of any shore spots on Wind Lake or Browns Lake please share. 

I have relatives from Houston coming and I want to put them on some fish.  I have a couple honey holes in Madison but would prefer to keep the $ in the county if possible.  Tight lines to all.


Edited on 7/12/18 9:00 PM
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7/12/18 @ 11:34 AM
gavsdad
gavsdad
USER since 8/6/14

Let us know how you do....

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