Rock River At BlackHawk Island Area Reports Only
MOON PHASE (11%)
Rowdy - Yes,it is SNW from Watertown to the lake as of my checking yesterday on the Jefferson County Sheriff's dept website.
But...to quote Pimply Swede: "Don't trust us" to answer what essentially are legal questions...I've been on LL long enough to know not to trust a single one of the clowns on this site when it comes to risking a ticket...and yes I'm including myself in that characterization.
going during the week is more desirable if you can. But I really believe most are like me and enjoy seeing the kids out and give ya slack. I found myself talking to a few of the kids that were out there Saturday and even pulled up to one boat with two boys and gave em some baits to use. I'd do the same for your son if I knew what your boat looked like. Most guys around us were doing well in the deep holes but we snuck away from the pack and found our legal in 10' of water.
Packtofishing - the crap posted on here is no different than any other year...I was out today and while there weren't the crowds of a nice warm weekend there were a couple extremely minor instances of someone else being just a little tiny bit inconsiderate.
I could have made those the focus of my afternoon and got on here complaining...Or I could just say that your day is generally what you make of it. Focus on the good? Or focus on the "user conflicts" that are inevitable on a nice weekend during the run on a very popular stretch of river.
Fished from 2:30 to 5:30. Two of three legal fish were caught without a single other boat in sight. All three were 15 1/8". Got a few others @ 14 7/8". All released.
MOON PHASE (5%)
New video from Friday. Gulp on a three way. 2.5" and 3" in watermelon pearl, chartreuse shad, black shad were are best colors. 8 inch dropper to 3/4 ounce sinker, 5 foot lead to hook/gulp. 22 legals caught
Looking to take some kids out fishing here. Probably next week sometime. Is it worth it with all this crap going on in this part of the river? I dont want to deal with some jerk if my 11 years old accidentally crosses a line or something. Should I find a different place to launch? Or just go in the evening instead of morning? Not really familiar with the area so any help would be appreciated.
31° - 35° F
Fished from 7:30-10:30 with my son and his friend. 6 legals and 7 shorts vertical jigging with 1/4oz jig and minnow. Quite a few boats but not as bad as I thought. The launch at Groeler was busy but everyone seemed to do a good job preparing while in line so it moved quickly. Tight lines.