Fished for about an hour today. Nothing much happening. Had something take my drag screaming, but assuming I snagged a carp. Had a couple hits but nothing to show for it. Probably try again next week.
Indianford Dam, Rock County
MOON PHASE (99%)
41° - 45° F
We made it down one day this week for a few hours, managed to catch One 27 inch pike and took him home for dinner. I am lucky, my wife and daughter both enjoy fishing, cold or hot, they always like to come along. Caught this one on a 7 inch minnow soaking on the bottom, I had no hits on the jig rods, minnows or plastic. There were 3 boats out but I saw know one else catch a fish. The water was lower than last time and manageable. Seems strange this year, I usually catch 50 or more short and nice walleye, saugers combined, but am 0 - 2. Maybe next week,
MOON PHASE (2%)
Went out mid morning and fished a couple hours. Water is down a bit but still high. Managed to catch a couple of chubby 20ish" northern, missed a couple walleye, and got bitten off twice. Way better than the last 5 times I was there.
MOON PHASE (76%)
36° - 40° F
Below 40° F
Fished with my wife on the West side of the dam Sunday. Very windy day, there were 3 other people fishing from the West side and maybe 6 or so on the East bank. A couple of boats were out, One up by the dam and another down below the island. The only fish I saw caught was my wife's. She caught about a 18 sucker on a purple hair jig & minnow, lol. I did hear it said that last week when the weather was warmer, some guys caught a few under 15 inch walleye. Next week with warmer temps might activate them,
MOON PHASE (93%)
Went out today in the afternoon, the dams on the left and the right were closed off, first time experiencing the dam being so shallow being able to wade. Fish were feeding on the minnows throughout the time I was there slowing down around 2 P.M. caught a few small largemouths and a small Northern Pike all on a small X-Rap. Used 3-4 inch shiners not managing to reel anything from them but missing many bites, slow day.
MOON PHASE (10%)
76° - 80° F
71° - 75° F
Late update from Friday the 23rd. Ran up the rock to the dam and didn't arrive until around 1:30 or so and the White Bass were hitting hot and heavy. They were chasing the minnows around like crazy. I was throwing small jigs, small jerk baits and a small floating Rapala. It was to the point it didn't matter what I used. For a while I was getting a fish with every cast. I even caught a few catfish on the Rapala. While I was there it looked like the bank fishing was kind of slow so I was happy to be in my boat. I am hoping to give it another try next weekend weather permitting.
No,, left the boat at home, I agree with your river wisdom on this pool. I fished from shore, the west side, in years past I have caught good fish here, but have to think things have changed. Maybe it is the high, fast water, but the guys fishing the Rock at Ft. Atkinson and other dam's seem to have at least some small males to feed. IDK, I'll be back next week to soak some more minnows, but am thinking this weekend is time to check out the pool below the Dells dam,
Good luck out there,