Wisconsin Dells Dam, Wisconsin River, Sauk County

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9/19/17 @ 3:21 PM
professor x-rap
professor x-rap
USER since 9/27/11

Sandpike, you're last sentence could be the theme of the river this year! When i was out this July, could not find a smallie to save my life but killed the walleye one evening, including 5 keepers between 15-19.5. Im hoping to get a mixed bag this time up, wouldn't mind finding some crappie either! Haven't heard about them anytime lately 

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9/19/17 @ 2:40 PM
Sandpike
Sandpike
USER since 2/23/07

I would expect the smallies to still be biting and hopefully the walleye start their fall feed by then.  But with temps supposed to hit the 90's later this week, who knows what the heck is going to happen.

Edited on 9/19/17 2:40 PM
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9/19/17 @ 2:11 PM
professor x-rap
professor x-rap
USER since 9/27/11

Will be coming up first weekend of October,just wondering how the fishing is/will be that time of year. Is it mostly walleye, or are the smallies still hitting? Any information is appreciated and helpful! good luck to all fishing

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9/18/17 @ 8:05 PM
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Ford8n
Ford8n
USER since 9/18/17

MOON PHASE (3%)
Waning Crescent

Not a report but an attaboy for the son who took his dad fishing maybe one of my three sons will read this and take the hint .lol

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9/17/17 @ 7:45 PM
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70sgreenboat
70sgreenboat
USER since 2/17/15

MOON PHASE (8%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

Took my Dad out on Friday from 8-2.  The river was very low and slow when we arrived but was up 2-3 feet when we left.  Fishing was very good in the morning and slowed down as the water and wind both came up around noon.  My Dad caught two beautiful sm bass one just under 19 and one just over 19.  The bass were very active early and were the largest contributors to our catch.  We ended up with over 25 smallies, 2 sturgeon, 3 redhorse, one whitebass, one nice walleye and a handful of sheephead. Beautiful day on the river.  All fish were caught on crawlers on the bottom.  Good luck to all.

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9/17/17 @ 9:34 AM
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ocetp
ocetp
USER since 7/7/01

MOON PHASE (8%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

Fished for four hours Saturday afternoon, drifting from the dam to the rapids. Caught only six smallies but three were very nice 17-inches.  All on inline spinners.  Couldn't find any crapppie yet but did not use minnows.

River was still crowded along with jet boats and jet skiers.

Water level is very low.

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9/15/17 @ 2:05 PM
switch540
switch540
USER since 12/23/14

ocetp i agree i have not kept one yet either 30 yrs of fishing for the fighters.i caught a 45 incher  the other night and took about 10 minutes to get it in and 20 minutes to revive after a quick picture water is very warm right now.The sheep head are costing me a lot of money this year in crawlers!

good luck to all 

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9/14/17 @ 7:59 PM
ocetp
ocetp
USER since 7/7/01

We had her smoked and it was delicious.  She also was carrying 10 pounds of caviar but that didn't turned out very well.  We oversalted it.

Based on some DNR information I had at the time, I concluded that she was about 35 years old (I was 35).  I regret, to this day, that I didn't let her go.

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9/14/17 @ 7:40 PM
PSEkid94
PSEkid94
USER since 7/21/15

Ocetp,

Did you have it mounted or did you eat it? I have heard of people putting sturgeon in the smoker, but I don't think I could eat a 100 year old fish.

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9/14/17 @ 6:26 PM
ocetp
ocetp
USER since 7/7/01

My biggest is 62" but that was 25 years ago.  I still regret keeping her - it was really just pridefulness on my part.

i'v had several six-footers on my line in the spring while jigging, but none were landed.

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