Rock River / Hustisford, Dodge County
Hello everyone, was wondering if you fellow lake linkers could help me out. I'm wondering if anyone has any good pointers for catching some sheep said on the rock. if you're willing to share specific locations that would be wonderful, and any other details would help. Thank you, p.m. Me if you'd prefer
MOON PHASE (86%)
Slow day today. One small catfish and one small pike.
Now for my rant.
The DNR Conservation Officers need to put a little more effort getting down here. My father and I have called in several times over the last 2 weeks and I had talked to one of the dodge county wardens. He was transferring and the other is on light duty. I know posting that on here may be dinner bell for trouble but this is ridiculous. Today, it was Asian family BLATANTLY SNAGGING. Big sinker and just a huge treble. Chucking it out and ripping it back in. Another asian guy legally caught and kept a small walleye. This is just stupid the number of people that have been down here lately and many of them violating.
MOON PHASE (10%)
61° - 65° F
66° - 70° F
I caught a dogfish, and I meant to do it! I was using cut bait, and I caught three bullheads, and a perch on cut bait, and then finally a bowfin (or a dogfish).
66° - 70° F
71° - 75° F
Went fishing below the dam in Hustisford. Was using a fire tiger spoon and keeping it pretty shallow, as I didn't want to get snagged. Caught a pike and a channel cat on the spoon. Here's the video. I had a big pike on, too, but it got off by shore.
MOON PHASE (33%)
Went fishing Friday right by the dam and there were swarms of Buffalo Carp. I was tossing a half a nightcrawler right by where the water spills over the dam and letting the worm carry down the river. I didn't have any bobber or sinker on it. I caught a whole bunch of bullheads, nothing bigger than 10 inches, one small walleye, one bluegill, one channel catfish, and one big buffalo. On video, I have two of the bullheads and the big buffalo. They sure get big!
MOON PHASE (37%)
46° - 50° F
46° - 50° F
I went to Elmwood Road, which I believe is the first bridge south of HWY 60 that crosses the Rock River. Man the river is high! Anyways, I caught one channel catfish off a worm. Then I went upriver (I think it isn't the Rock anymore) by Neosho and caught another Channel Catfish on chicken liver. It was slow. I caught one fish in four hours by the bridge. By the dam, I caught some other species, but I'd say I caught less than one fish per hour.