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5/16/18 @ 3:21 PM
FISHING REPORT
John Bomkamp
John Bomkamp
MEMBER since 3/21/08

MOON PHASE (2%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Chased smallmouth the last couple of days with Jerry and Paul.  We caught a good bunch of nice fish each day.  It appears that the majority of the fish have spawned as we caught lots of males and skinny females.  A couple of the clearer areas we fished had fish on beds.  Everything caught pitching tubes.  The water temp. has warmed to 62 degrees, and the water is falling very fast.  Down under the 5 foot level today, down from 7 feet a few days ago. 

If you are looking for a fun weekend, consider the Muscoda Morel Fest going on this weekend.  Lots of fun activities for the whole family.  Check it out at www.muscoda.com.  Thanks for reading my reports and have a good week! 

Wisconsin River - Muscoda Photo
Wisconsin River - Muscoda Photo
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5/13/18 @ 9:20 AM
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John Bomkamp
John Bomkamp
MEMBER since 3/21/08

MOON PHASE (4%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

Got out on the river for a couple of hours yesterday between rains.  The object was to fish for catfish.  Fished one rod with a crawler and one with Sonny's cheese bait.  My first bite was a big Buffalo.  Heck of a fight!   A few minutes later I boated a nice channel cat on the Sonny's.  Made a move to another spot out of the main flow and set up again.  The crawler rod just about went out of the boat with this nice channel cat on it!  Only three bites, but all were nice fish.  The water temp. dropped a few degrees with the cool weather, being 57 degrees.  The river is still up with all the recent rains, but water clarity is very clear.

Happy Mother's Day to all!  Take your Mom fishing!!

Wisconsin River - Muscoda Photo
Wisconsin River - Muscoda Photo
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5/6/18 @ 8:49 AM
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John Bomkamp
John Bomkamp
MEMBER since 3/21/08

MOON PHASE (63%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

Smallmouth trip yesterday morning with Adam and Joe.  After the big rains we had the last several nights, the river went up again and got very dirty.  It did clear some on Friday night, so we hit the river looking for cleaner water.  When we found it we also found fish.  The guys boated a nice bunch of smallmouth bass. No giants, but some very respectful fish.  All were caught on tubes.  The water temp is right around 60 so it won't be long and they will be on beds.

Thanks for reading my reports, and have a good weekend!

Wisconsin River - Muscoda Photo
Wisconsin River - Muscoda Photo
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5/2/18 @ 3:48 PM
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John Bomkamp
John Bomkamp
MEMBER since 3/21/08

MOON PHASE (93%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

Back out on the river this afternoon checking out areas for upcoming trips.  We had a little over and inch of rain last night, with more on the way.  The water is still very clean and has warmed up to just over 60 degrees.  The river fell about 10 inches since my last time out on Monday.  Real good bite this afternoon boating 4 nice smallmouths and this 22 inch walleye.  (all released)  The walleye fell for a spinnerbait as well as one of the smallies.  The other smallies were caught on a jig and a tube in about 4 fow.  The main river is still flowing very fast.  Be extremely cautious if you're going out, and be sure to wear your life vest and attach your kill switch.

Thanks for reading my reports and good fishing!

Wisconsin River - Muscoda Photo
Wisconsin River - Muscoda Photo
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4/30/18 @ 2:44 PM
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John Bomkamp
John Bomkamp
MEMBER since 3/21/08

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F

Got out on the Lower Wisconsin for a couple of hours today.  Beautiful day with air temp right around 80 degrees.  The water temp was 52.  The river is very high right now, 7' at Muscoda with the flow at 34,700 cfs.  Current is really strong.  Found a few smallmouths today, including the one in the terrible photo attached!  It was a dandy fish, 19 incher caught on a texas rigged tube pitched to shoreline cover.  Mostly drove around looking at areas I will probably fish this weekend on a guide trip.  Nice being out again after a busy period on the Mississippi.  

The river forecast shows it dropping to 4.0' and 16,300 cfs by the weekend.  That will help fishing as well as the warm weather predicted which should get them smallies in their spawning areas.  

Thanks for reading my reports and have  great week!

Wisconsin River - Muscoda Photo
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2/10/18 @ 8:42 PM
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inland sweep
inland sweep
USER since 6/2/09

MOON PHASE (22%)
Waning Crescent

Quick question for everyone. How brutal is navigating from Muscoda to Lone rock area? I fish the Sauk City and Mazo area often and don’t have much trouble with my 19 foot modified V jon boat. Would like to poke around here as it seems the channel is a bit easier to follow compared to the spring green section. Or am I just making a giant assumption? Completely understand how the river works and sandbars change all the time.

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12/13/17 @ 3:11 PM
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John Bomkamp
John Bomkamp
MEMBER since 3/21/08

MOON PHASE (18%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

ICE DEPTH
3 inches

AIR TEMP
26° - 30° F

Fished an area Wisconsin River backwater this morning.  Bluegill action was good, with the guy with me taking home about the same number as I did.  The ice was pretty good where we fished, but I would exercise caution yet, as not all places have safe ice.  It was good to get out on the hard water again!

Thanks for reading my reports, and stay safe out there!

Wisconsin River - Muscoda Photo
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10/27/17 @ 7:59 AM
proflyer
proflyer
USER since 3/13/13

which dam is this where you guys filmed the video at?  I usually make it to Prairie du Sac 2-3 times a year, I don't target muskies, the few I do get are while fishing for walleyes bass or northerns, nice catch!!

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10/26/17 @ 7:21 PM
proflyer
proflyer
USER since 3/13/13

last year in one of the backwaters north of gotham, I had a strike and a follow by a musky, I wasn't paying attention and something walloped my spinnerbait, as I reeled the bait in it followed and I was able to get a good look at it before it disappeared, it was much lighter colored/tan markings, I estimate it may have been a 40-45" fish, they are in there, backwater is only accessable by canoe when river is really low, I can get back into it with my jet boat sometimes when the river is up a little

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10/26/17 @ 7:09 PM
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proflyer
proflyer
USER since 3/13/13

MOON PHASE (39%)
Waxing Crescent

managed to get out on the river Thursday, friday and sunday last week.  Thursday I was able to put 8-9 walleyes/sauger in the boat, but none were legal size, a couple of smallies and I had seen some surface activity with minnows jumping, caught 3 largemouth in 3 casts, biggest was 15, and came across a school of crappies, caught 5-6 of those, Friday afternoon almost a repeat of Thursday except for a 36" northern and only 2 crappie, but the one was 13"  went out sunday when it was damp and drizzly out, much slower fishing, only caught 6 walleye/sauger but 1 walleye and 1 sauger were big enough to keep, tons of needle nose gar still hanging around and stealing/shredding the baits caught all on jigs except for northern was on a spinnerbait


Edited on 10/26/17 7:11 PM
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