Rock River (Janesville area)

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3/27/17 @ 8:47 PM
FindingDaFish
FindingDaFish
USER since 4/14/16

Alright I am going to be that guy, but to be fair I tried to read through old posts and Googled it. I am driving from an hour away next weekend and was wondering what the best launch in area is. I have a 16 foot deep v and have never fished the rock river before. I saw on the websites that launches say they are open generally around early April not sure what that meant. Any help would be great, if not I will probably just wing it. Thanks guys tight lines!

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9/20/16 @ 7:04 PM
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eyelooking
eyelooking
USER since 2/28/05

MOON PHASE (79%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Raining

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Me and my son hit the Rock River near Janesville. Caught 3 nice channel cats bumping with cut bait. Nice fish for the deep fryer. Here is my son with 2 that he caught.

Rock River (Janesville area) Photo
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8/18/16 @ 8:33 PM
loves2catch
loves2catch
USER since 7/13/13

Are there any shore fishing spots above the indianford dam want to catch some bigger catfish, only small one below the dam

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8/4/16 @ 8:24 PM
Adam Walton
Pike Pole Fishing
USER since 12/28/10

Eyelooking -

I attached a link with Janesville area boat launches.  I'm not sure about their hours of operation, but recommend calling the Parks Department and explaining your situation.

http://www.ci.janesville.wi.us/government/departments-divisions/public-works/parks-division/boat-launches

Edited on 8/4/16 8:26 PM
(608) 290-3929
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8/4/16 @ 7:55 PM
eyelooking
eyelooking
USER since 2/28/05

I have been fishing this water using the Hwy 14 boat launch. I have a 20 ft deep V and I like this launch. The problem is I like to catfish at night and this launch (Park) closes at 10pm. I never stayed past 10 pm to see if I get a ticket but I sure would like to fish later than 10pm. My question is: Is there a boat launch south of this launch (towards town) where it does not close?

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7/23/16 @ 12:06 PM
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Crappie__Slayer
Crappie__Slayer
USER since 1/15/16

MOON PHASE (84%)
Waning Gibbous
Fished on both the river and pond side at traxler park atgills/ 10-11 last night. Nothing except one nice catfish/carp that pulled me into weeds and got off. Lots of small gills/minnows messing with the worms...

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6/30/16 @ 10:32 AM
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russs118
russs118
MEMBER since 8/12/15

MOON PHASE (18%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

I agree with Chop-chop.  Fishing is terrible most of the season north of Traxler all the way up.  Occasional fish but dead sea for the most part.  Was out this morning for a few hours, caught nothing.  Kosh and on the river north of Kosh, never have trouble finding at least some shorts.

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6/8/16 @ 9:11 AM
trkr73
trkr73
USER since 12/29/05

eye, the cats are biting getting some big ones above the dam at indianford, smaller ones below dam 1-4 lbs..shawn down at montery dam hase suckers i believe and shiners also..

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6/7/16 @ 11:26 PM
eyelooking
eyelooking
USER since 2/28/05

Are the catfish biting? Thinking of launching at Traxler Park for the first time and trying for some catfish? Are blue gills easy to catch for bait? Or does a local bait shop sell suckers? Please help!

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5/5/16 @ 8:35 PM
dpacapt
dpacapt
MEMBER since 1/16/09

Does the rock have any kind of a white bass run? My son moved up that way and we are looking to try it if there is.

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