Wisconsin Dells Dam, Wisconsin River, Sauk County

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TODAY @ 8:25 AM
Sandpike
Sandpike
USER since 2/23/07

With the warm weather today, I don't think there will be any ice to worry about if fishing from the shore as long as you are not fishing some back water slack area.  Everything in the main channel should be open.

As for a report on the fishing, I don't know but just before ice up is usually a good time to fish if you don't mine the cold.

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TODAY @ 5:19 AM
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Tightline311
Tightline311
USER since 2/24/17

MOON PHASE (31%)
Waxing Crescent

Comming to the area tommarrow, was wondering if anyone still having luck from shore spots, if there is any. Thanks

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11/15/17 @ 7:39 PM
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Madison Fish Guy
Madison Fish Guy
USER since 9/13/13

MOON PHASE (7%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

Spent a couple hours today throwing jigs and minnows, minnows, cranks and swim jigs. Ended up with 2 short eyes. Brisk but nice to be out. Eyes came on jig and minnow and minnow. 

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11/5/17 @ 10:02 AM
Sandpike
Sandpike
USER since 2/23/07

Nice report.  Glad to see there is still some out getting those late fall Walleyes.  I used to catch some nice stringers of walleyes years ago, but haven't had much luck with "blade baits" for quite a while.  I was beginning to think that the Walleyes were getting smart to them. 

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11/4/17 @ 8:34 PM
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spin
spin
USER since 5/12/02

MOON PHASE
Full Moon

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
41° - 45° F

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F

Fished out of Rivers Edge Friday and Saturday (11/3 -11/4). Slip jigged jig and minnow and blade baits, also casted twisters. Caught eyes and saugers 6-20 fow. Kept 5 legal fish 15.5 - 17”.

Hopefully back in February or March, heading into the woods next two weeks.

Wisconsin Dells Dam, Wisconsin River, Sauk County Photo
Wisconsin Dells Dam, Wisconsin River, Sauk County Photo
Wisconsin Dells Dam, Wisconsin River, Sauk County Photo
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11/3/17 @ 9:24 AM
Chia-pet
Chia-pet
USER since 8/8/06

Mostly because I knew it wasn't a walleye and was unsure it was a sauger because of the deeper coloration.  But I see from other pics that they really are that cool looking!  My bad - it's a sauger.  Plus it sounds cool to say saugeye ....

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10/30/17 @ 3:22 PM
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Tiefsa
Tiefsa
USER since 10/25/16

MOON PHASE (76%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
31° - 35° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F

I was hoping to catch a sauger or walleye, but I hooked into a big sturgeon on Sunday morning.  It was the only bite I got during the three hours I was out there (7 to 10).  I was fishing a hole about 1/4 of a mile down from the dam with worms.  


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10/28/17 @ 4:28 PM
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Cmann
Cmann
USER since 4/28/08

MOON PHASE (58%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
36° - 40° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F

Was out today in the wind, very tough conditions. Saw a lot of boats out there. Didn’t catch anything and didn’t see anything caught. Anyone have any luck out there today?

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10/28/17 @ 3:58 PM
Sandpike
Sandpike
USER since 2/23/07

Just curious, but why do you say that is a possible Saugeye and not a regular Sauger?

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10/26/17 @ 11:10 AM
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Chia-pet
Chia-pet
USER since 8/8/06

MOON PHASE (39%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Very late report from my last trip of the year.

Friday Oct 13 morning from Mexicali Rose ramp, one sheephead and one short walleye on crawler/rig in a couple of hours.  Nothing on artificials.

Friday evening from shore downstream of rapids - my buddy and I got skunked for 90 minutes, and not the drinking kind.  I lost a big sturgeon that jumped before snapping the line, but that was as close as we got.

Sat Oct 14 morning from boat downstream of rapids we caught 2 smallies (one nice) on crawlers/rig.  Then I had a big hit on a green/orange/yellow rapala stickbait and thought I had myself either a northern or a very big walleye.  Turns out I snagged a carp in the dorsal fin.  Great fight, but not so happy when I saw what was in the net.  Then same lure I got a baby northern.

Sun Oct 15 afternoon from shore on that same stretch, got what I think was a saugeye (pictured) on the same lure.  Then, to wrap up the season, I got a 41 inch sturgeon on crawler/rig, released immediately of course.

Overall, a slow weekend, but still had a good time.  I hope to continue to see reports on here - it is helpful to see what is working for others ... or not.  Missing the river already.


Wisconsin Dells Dam, Wisconsin River, Sauk County Photo
Wisconsin Dells Dam, Wisconsin River, Sauk County Photo
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