I think the fact that the nice eating sized gills are coming so easy on Madison chain, (particularly Monona) not many guys want to work for gills on Rock. Neighbor and buddy had limit of 8 inch plus gills in 3 hrs on Monona this morning, they havent caught a combined limit on Rock yet in 6 trips this summer. Rock lake gills aernt easy to find and catch when they suspend, the Monona bite is typically a weedline bite.
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Don't fish Rock too often anymore, but I have also heard tough bite for gills lately. Was over there yesterday and talked to a guy who fished 7 hrs and caught 1 keeper gill, he lost a small walleye also. Fish are there in Rock I would imagine some suspended in deep water this time of year.
How is the boat traffic on Rock Lake after 10 am on Saturday's? Would it be safe for two people fishing in a 14ft v-bottom? Don't want the girlfriend to feel uneasy with lots of chop from waterskiers. Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
Best walleye tip I have for Rock lake is fish for bass with crankbaits in Fall Not trying to be funny, pretty much the only time I ever catch walleye on Rock is when water temp drops below 65 in fall, I use DT 16's and have caught some very nice walleye. I don't know anyone that targets them in summer with much success.