Wisconsin Dells Dam, Wisconsin River, Sauk County

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7/20/18 @ 7:57 PM
Erik B.
Erik B.
USER since 2/21/17
Under the dam always holds smallies, cranks, inline spinners, or jigs will work. I usually catch smallmouth all the time in dell creek, or just right at the mouth of it with senkos and poppers. Make sure you focus on rocks during the day, in the evening go shallower and find the bait because thats where the smallies will be.

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7/20/18 @ 4:20 PM
LiveBait4U
LiveBait4U
USER since 8/28/12

I'm going to be camping on the river this weekend. I was wondering if anyone could give me tips on what to use to Catch some smallies? Thanks in advance!


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7/18/18 @ 11:40 AM
shadling1
shadling1
USER since 1/17/12

Dogfish for sure are here. Don't get them often though. Seems like they love my crankbaits though.....

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7/18/18 @ 10:20 AM
JABBA262
JABBA262
USER since 1/9/08
Carp-like body with bowish fin.. sounds like a Quillback carp? They're pretty frequent in many of the rivers I fish and usually have their spawning run right at the tail end of the walleye spawn in the spring. 

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7/18/18 @ 9:28 AM
70sgreenboat
70sgreenboat
USER since 2/17/15

Sandpike.  I mis-spoke.  You are correct the bowfin is the same as a dogfish and I did not catch a dogfish yesterday.  It was some kind of silver carp with a funky dorsal fin that had a long bow like bone at the front and then was decreased from there.  I had never caught one like it anywhere before.  Sorry for the confusion.

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7/17/18 @ 9:28 PM
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RayRaytonto
RayRaytonto
USER since 2/18/12

MOON PHASE (28%)
Waxing Crescent

They have been showing up a lot by the dam here on the rock river to in the rapids, also have caught many but most are in calmer areas of water like backwaters and what not

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7/17/18 @ 7:04 PM
Sandpike
Sandpike
USER since 2/23/07

BOWFIN:  Hmmm, I have seen several people post that they have caught a Bowfin.  I guess I just assumed it was something in the carp or sucker family.  But, I just looked it up and it is what I have always called a "DOG FISH".  I have caught plenty of them while fishing for Northerns over on the Mississippi in the backwaters.  Fun to catch but disappointing when you think you have a nice sized Northern on the other end of the line.  I never caught one in the main channel of the river or anywhere there was any significant current.  So, I am surprised to see them being caught in the Wisconsin River main channel.

Edited on 7/17/18 7:05 PM
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7/17/18 @ 5:59 PM
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70sgreenboat
70sgreenboat
USER since 2/17/15

MOON PHASE (28%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

Was out from 8-2.  Perfect day to be out.  Warm enough that the fish were active, but not to hot and humid to be comfortable fishing.  Started out trying plastics along the shoreline with no luck.  So I anchored and used crawlers on a river rig.  Had luck everywhere I stopped. Depth didn't seem to matter although I didn't fish any real deep water.  I would guess 10 feet was tops today.  Best luck was before 10 am, but still had spurts of action up until I left.  I lost count but I'm estimating about 20 smallies (5 between 15 and 17inches),1 17 inch walleye, 6 redhorse (all 20+ inches), about 25 sheephead, 6 bluegills, 1 yellow bass and my first bowfin.  I saw Gillespie fishing with big Dave as I was leaving so I imagine we will see a Dells episode this weekend. Bass action should be good now through September.  Good luck all.

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7/13/18 @ 8:50 PM
Bassmaster41
Bassmaster41
USER since 4/28/13

Today was WAY slower than yesterday. Water was up slightly. Caught a few okay smallies all day but 60 percent of the others where shrimps. Got 3 walleye and 2 saugeyes (one of which was 18") trolling 2.4 knots on deep diving scatter raps and flicker shads about 40 yards off shore. (Few good snags near the dam) one of which snapped my Omen black rod. Other than that no movement. We caught 50 Smallies between two guys all day and most of which where solid 2 and 2.5 lb fish. Two of mine where over 3. Biggest was 3.4. The two big ones came within 5 casts. Hopefully the storm will up the flow and get us hot again tomorrow. 

Wisconsin Dells Dam, Wisconsin River, Sauk County Photo
Wisconsin Dells Dam, Wisconsin River, Sauk County Photo
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7/12/18 @ 1:16 PM
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Bassmaster41
Bassmaster41
USER since 4/28/13

MOON PHASE
New Moon

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

Lots of numbers and two healthy smallies. All on rock edges with 1/4oz green pumpkin shakey along with reaction innovations sweet beaver 4.2 in green pumpkin red. Look forward to finishing tonight off strong. Out at lunch now. Bite finished at about 10:30 struck a few more between then but nothing huge

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