Hartford Mill Pond/Rubicon River

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6/27/18 @ 8:22 PM
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mattw
mattw
USER since 5/6/16

MOON PHASE
Full Moon

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Walked the mill pond today throwin Rapala Dt4's and DT6's and ended up with one 14 inch northern before sun down. There are fish in there just need to know what to use and what time to play . 

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6/12/17 @ 12:03 PM
Tiefsa
Tiefsa
USER since 10/25/16

This is super helpful - Both links are awesome!  Thanks a bunch!

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6/12/17 @ 5:06 AM
Blitzfish
Blitzfish
USER since 10/1/05

Using the seagrant/wdnr fish is page helps a ton! http://www.seagrant.wisc.edu/Home/Default.aspx?tabid=605&FishID=66 

As well as this tool to help you find where the fish you're looking for has been found before. https://cida.usgs.gov/wdnr_fishmap/map/

Edited on 6/12/17 5:07 AM
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6/11/17 @ 8:19 PM
Tiefsa
Tiefsa
USER since 10/25/16
Aww man!  At least it is different than a creek chub.  I've caught those before.  I guess I've got shiner on my list now.  The spawning males were really beautiful as far as their colors.  They almost looked purple.  The video didn't do them justice.  I guess I've got to get back out there and try again for hornyhead chubs.  I'll know what to look for (the barbels on their mouth).

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6/11/17 @ 7:34 AM
Blitzfish
Blitzfish
USER since 10/1/05

Those were common shiners. Aslo hornyhead chubs have a barbel at each corner of their mouths and males have a prominent red spot behind their eye. Those were just spawning male creek China. Nice video. Keep up the fun fishing!

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6/11/17 @ 6:48 AM
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Tiefsa
Tiefsa
USER since 10/25/16

MOON PHASE (96%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

I was after little guys, hornyhead chubs.  I used a worm on an aberdeen #6 hook.  No bobber.  No sinkers.  I just cast into the river and let the worm drift down.  There's a lot of chubs in the river (plus rock bass, little perch, and little bluegill).  I also saw a big carp and caught it, too (on ultralight gear no less).


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7/17/16 @ 8:52 AM
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ToeFishing
ToeFishing
USER since 4/13/10

MOON PHASE (94%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Never caught anything here till yesterday. Chunky 20+ inch pike. Was bass fishing.

Hartford Mill Pond/Rubicon River Photo
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8/12/15 @ 9:46 PM
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Crappieslayerz
Crappieslayerz
USER since 11/14/14

MOON PHASE (4%)
Waning Crescent
Anybody been fishing here lately after last year them draining it to repair the walls

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7/11/14 @ 8:16 AM
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Wrangler17
Wrangler17
USER since 7/11/14

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F
Went out at around 6 AM on the morning of July 10, 2014, saw what I am assuming to be a Largemouth Bass feeding in the waters near the bank around the curve of the shore (including pics of the area). Also near the middle of the pond I saw numerous fish coming to the surface for the variety of flies there. I am assuming these are trout. I used a KVD Sexy Frog lure attempting to catch the bass with no luck and threw a Rapala spoon out in the attempt of catching a few trout also with no luck before my line snagged and snapped and I called it around 7:30 as activity seemed to die down. I have caught good size bluegill off nightcrawlers on the other side of the road off the bridge near the park usually around 8 PM in the early summer months (May and June).

Hartford Mill Pond/Rubicon River Photo
Hartford Mill Pond/Rubicon River Photo
Hartford Mill Pond/Rubicon River Photo
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1/14/13 @ 12:51 PM
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BigMuskieJakeEhmke
BigMuskieJakeEhmke
USER since 1/14/13
How thick is the ice??? I talked to a cop and said he doesn't really scope out kids icefishing if it's thick?????

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