Rock River/ Watertown Area, Jefferson County

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7/14/18 @ 1:47 PM
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SmackinBass
SmackinBass
USER since 8/24/12

MOON PHASE (4%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

This river was good to me today. I hooked into a bullhead, bowfin, carp, and channel cat just in about 2.5 hours. I missed several other takes. Next time I will see if using a hair rig gets more hookups. I had a lot of carp activity but only brought one in. My knot came untied when I set the hook on one of them. The bowfin was a pleasant surprise. It was small, but a new species for me. 

Do they do the cash for carp thing every year and is it always at the beginning of June? I'd love to do that. Y'all got some carp on there lol.

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7/13/18 @ 10:46 PM
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Kutt2
Kutt2
USER since 10/31/15

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waxing Crescent

SB

From Mill Dam to Sewage Plant this time of year, No kayak needed. Shorts and old sneakers. Walk right in the river. Beatle spins and mepps. Crawlers for cats. Walk down stream and cast the holes. Oh the times I’ve had. 

Edited on 7/13/18 10:53 PM
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7/12/18 @ 10:04 PM
SmackinBass
SmackinBass
USER since 8/24/12

Thinking about heading out toward the south side of town this weekend. I've never fished the Rock. Is it worth hauling the kayak for a relative beginner kayak angler like me or should I stick to shore fishing? I don't mind going for cats and carp. Any tips on those species in this area? Thanks a million!

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7/3/18 @ 6:46 AM
Fishingbro92
Fishingbro92
USER since 8/19/16

Jeff


Hey thanks man appreciate it

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7/2/18 @ 7:59 PM
jeff57
jeff57
USER since 9/11/14

Fishingbro-

I have launched out of Cappies and caught walleye, sauger, catfish, and an occasional bass all up and down the river.  Not a ton of fish, but usually some action. It's generally better in spring/early summer and fall. Still it's worth a try. 

As for your boat, you should be fine. Just pay attention to your depth finder. The way the water levels are now, you'll see 5-7 ft down the middle and 3-5 ft as you get closer to shore. There are a couple of nice deeper holes in some areas at 9-12 ft. 

Good luck out there!

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7/2/18 @ 3:11 PM
Fishingbro92
Fishingbro92
USER since 8/19/16

I want to head out in this river today to get any kind of fish launching from Cappies landing with a 14ft aluminum boat with a 9.9 Mercury on.... Main questions are 1 any good fishing?(not looking for tips or spots) just seeing if anything worth while is biting... And do I have to worry about ruining my prop?

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6/29/18 @ 3:28 PM
Hoggystyle
Hoggystyle
USER since 7/3/16

Thanks guys! Wife’s gonna b salty I’m afraid. Oh well. Glad I checked first on here. Woulda sucked in the dark to run into problems.

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6/29/18 @ 1:38 PM
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bass abductor
bass abductor
USER since 9/13/03

MOON PHASE (98%)
Waning Gibbous

I agree, I have had my 17 foot Triton with 125 in river a few times, worst area is after you launch, once you get near 2nd street bridge things get a little deeper.  My 17 foot Triton isn't new and I would always use trolling motor until I made it close to 2nd street, not even sure if the construction is done on 2nd street bridge yet, should be close.  Water street is the launch you would use if you dont mind shining up your prop or busting up your skeg.


Edited on 6/29/18 1:39 PM
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6/29/18 @ 11:55 AM
pike eyes
pike eyes
USER since 12/28/10

Stay out of that area with that kind of boat.

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6/29/18 @ 10:39 AM
Hoggystyle
Hoggystyle
USER since 7/3/16

Hey guys. Sorry this isn’t a report. The wife wants to go watch fireworks in Watertown from the boat Tue pm. Where are the launches at around there? I believe the fireworks are set off at Riverside Park. I’ve never been on this section of the river before so hopefully it’s not too long of a run to the park. 18 1/2 deep v tracker w/175. Thx

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