Wisconsin Dells Dam, Wisconsin River, Sauk County

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9/18/18 @ 8:58 AM
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Chia-pet
Chia-pet
USER since 8/8/06

MOON PHASE (66%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F
Report from the weekend:  water was higher than normal, but not terribly, and definitely safely navigable.  Could not fish from my normal shore spot that sometimes produces sturgeon because a fallen tree was blocking a road, so did almost all of our fishing from boat between County O boat launch and bend at Hwy 16 & Cty O.

Friday morning - 6 sheep and a rock bass, all on crawlers/river rig.

Friday evening - one walleye at 15 or 16 in. on crawler

Saturday morning - 6 sheep, 5 smallies (one on a white Mepps Aglia 3, alleluia), and 1 15 in. walleye.  Aside from the one smb taken on mepps, 1 smb and the walleye on minnow/rig; all else crawlers on rig.

Saturday evening tried something different from a dock on the upper dells - we got 3 sheep (bigger than what I catch below dam), 2 smallies and a catfish.  All on rig/crawlers

Sunday late morning just 1 tiny smb and a sheep on crawler rig.  But the special treat Sunday was seeing a guy holding up a 45 inch musky he had caught right at mid-day.

Threw a lot of spinners, spoons, swimbaits, jigs, plastics and cranks - I did get the one smb on the Mepps, but otherwise all action was on live bait on rigs.  Try, try again.

Hoping to squeeze in one day on the river weekend after next.

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9/16/18 @ 1:46 PM
JiggnJoe
JiggnJoe
USER since 3/31/17

Last year i was there $10 at rivers edge and $8 at the county launch but i wouldnt be surprised if it went up. Didnt make it this year still thinking about it if conditions are right

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9/16/18 @ 9:26 AM
mailmanray
mailmanray
USER since 6/16/08

What are launch fees at Rivers Edge and county launch? Thanks

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9/14/18 @ 10:04 AM
Ready2Launch
Ready2Launch
USER since 6/22/05

Been up in previous years. Those guys are a pain no matter the river conditions. Thanks for the reply. The grandson will be thrilled the trip is on.

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9/14/18 @ 10:01 AM
Sandpike
Sandpike
USER since 2/23/07

Driving past yesterday and taking a look at the dam, the water was way down just in the last few days with no more rain expected until mid next week.  It should be perfectly fine for fishing.  Your biggest concern will probably be the duck boats and Jet boats roaring by.

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9/14/18 @ 9:52 AM
Ready2Launch
Ready2Launch
USER since 6/22/05

I've been monitoring the flow & levels on the web, both of which have decreased dramatically this past week. That being said, I really don't know how the information relates to actual conditions. I have a long planned trip with my grandson for this Sunday. Specifically trying for sturgeon. Is the river safe and fishable at it's current conditions? Thanks in advance for replies.

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9/6/18 @ 10:00 PM
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cheap80z28
cheap80z28
USER since 10/18/13

MOON PHASE (13%)
Waning Crescent

Hahaha. Yea, 16 inch walley

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9/6/18 @ 7:52 PM
Sandpike
Sandpike
USER since 2/23/07

I caught a 159 inch walleye last week. It was several feet short of the record.  

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9/6/18 @ 7:40 PM
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earlyretirement
earlyretirement
USER since 3/2/13

MOON PHASE (13%)
Waning Crescent

ok I will be the first jerk to say it.  that has to be a world record walleye.  just kidding, thanks for the report

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9/6/18 @ 5:34 PM
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cheap80z28
cheap80z28
USER since 10/18/13

MOON PHASE (13%)
Waning Crescent

Sorry not much info. But current very strong. 2 anchors weren't really enough. But a 8 inch bluegill and a 16 inch walley. Between 3 and 5 pm

Edited on 9/6/18 10:00 PM
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