Pecatonica River, Lafayette County

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7/29/16 @ 3:06 PM
bennet1
bennet1
USER since 5/13/16

I haven't caught any pike in the section above the dam. I have below the dam down river. I've been catching mostly suckers and little baby cat fish in section above the dam. All the spots I used to get walleye out of don't seem to be producing. Wondering if we shouldn't ask/ look into stocking this section. I would really like see it get back to what it once was.

I have also caught gills and crappie in section below dam.

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6/6/16 @ 3:34 PM
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Warnerfisherman
Warnerfisherman
USER since 5/24/16

MOON PHASE (4%)
Waxing Crescent

There is really no good pike spots near me I live about an hour away from the argyle boat launch is it worth the trip to fish for pike here?

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5/17/16 @ 8:34 PM
bennet1
bennet1
USER since 5/13/16

I fish the section above dam in Argyle and head upstream with my 14 foot v bottom. Haven't found a lot of good spots. Found a couple that everyone else seem to know about. Just curious if someone could tell me some decent spots or general areas to try. Have caught a couple walleye out of this section but seem to find more baby catfish than anything. 

Thank you.

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10/27/15 @ 8:55 PM
NutoMadison
NutoMadison
USER since 6/9/06
Anyone have any advice on where to wade that's not by a dam on this stream? Was looking for northern possibly.

Thanks.

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4/1/12 @ 9:50 AM
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go2fish
go2fish
USER since 9/19/10
Near Argyle dam - Fished early yesterday and today - Jigged minnows and twisters - Dragged minnows w/ split shot & soaked them also - Rattle Traps & Husky Jerks - Grand total = 1 yellow bullhead = nice fish - I suck and am discouraged - Will keep trying - Mark

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3/6/12 @ 8:07 PM
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go2fish
go2fish
USER since 9/19/10
Argyle Dam to a couple hundred yards down stream - Fished a few hours til sundown - Shoulda stayed longer, but... Saw a half dozen people fishin and most leaving shortly there after - Had some jigged twister tails and minnow tails nipped off - No hooksets - No hits on Husky Jerks - Carp were hitting and tripping my river rigged big minnow sets (hooked some dime sized scales) - Saw 2 short wallys caught on crawlers soaked on bottom - Water low and fairly clear - Mark

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10/7/09 @ 1:44 PM
Phrenial
Phrenial
USER since 6/16/09
Nuto, I live in Madison but grew up on this river and have fished (and continue to fish) most of it from Hollandale to Argyle. It's nice to canoe if that's what you're in to...but a small boat can be tough. Toss to the shores and deadfalls with whatever you like for decent Smallmouth action. There are some deep corner pools that hold decent Catfish on the bottom and of course there are plenty of rough fish to be had. If you were just looking to check it out from shore, I'd try the dams in Blanchardville and Argyle. They both have rocky shorelines and good Smallmouth. Both dams also have good numbers of Catfish, Pike, Panfish and at the right time of the year (closer to Easter) you can really get into the Walleyes. I've not had good luck with Walleye any time of the year but in the early spring. Hope that helps. Phrenia

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10/6/09 @ 7:15 PM
NutoMadison
NutoMadison
USER since 6/9/06
Could anyone please give me any advice on this river? I've considered traveling down and trying it out for Walleye/whatever happens to be around. What kind of a set up would you use for Walleyes?

Thanks in advance.

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8/21/08 @ 9:06 PM
twistedfish
twistedfish
USER since 9/28/07
Stangl, I used to live in Darlington, what I used to do is follow the atv trail until I hit a bridge ( especially the black bridge) and then fished the deadfall, ya' never know what you will catch! could get a big cat or some 15" to 18" walleyes, I have also caught some 30" class northerns and some pretty nice sized smallies in the areas closer to mineral point, the water is a little clearer the farther north you go, mostly what I would use is a black head jig with a twister tail or a scented worm, I like plastics, they hold up better to the current and junk in the river. another thing that works nice is a wisconsin gazeteer map, itll show you where the roads cross the river. Good luck to ya'

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8/20/08 @ 3:19 PM
stangl52
stangl52
USER since 6/23/06
I have never fished this river before. I live in Dodgeville. I wouldn't mind giving it a try this weekend. Any info on where to start?

I appreciate any info given! PM me if you feel better that way!

Thanks!

Luke

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