Wisconsin River Prairie Du Sac

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9/14/18 @ 10:47 PM
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gerryh
gerryh
USER since 7/7/11

MOON PHASE (28%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

Rat, You da man.  I really appreciate the info.  I drove a long way to try this - I can afford that once a year - and I hope to get lucky tomorrow.  Fingers crossed. 

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9/13/18 @ 7:21 AM
wi river rat
wi river rat
USER since 4/2/02

For river flow call 1-800-242-1077.  Today Sauk is at 20,000 cfs. Not good.  Castle Rock is at 4000 cfs and Kilbourn 13,000. Trending down. If the flow at Sauk is 15,000 cfs or less you should be good to go. 

Have caught two shovel nose around Sauk. That's in a 23 year period. Rat

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9/12/18 @ 9:05 PM
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gerryh
gerryh
USER since 7/7/11

MOON PHASE (12%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

I see the downstream Muscoda gauge is at 27,000 cfs, so water levels are still high.

I am planning a kayak fishing trip to Prairie du Sac in a couple days.  If it's safe and fishable.  Does anyone know if water levels below the dam are settled down and fishable?  I am not calibrated on what gauge levels look like in reality on the river (though I know, current levels are high vs. long term median flows).

Thanks very much in advance for your input!!!

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9/12/18 @ 6:29 PM
Team ZA
Team ZA
USER since 8/19/09

Head up to lake Wisconsin this weekend and was going to try muskie fishing. Just wondering if it's as good above the dam as it can be on this stretch of river?

I haven't fished either part so any help would be appreciated

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9/12/18 @ 6:19 PM
Sturgeon33
Sturgeon33
USER since 9/29/10

So does anyone actually catch shovel nose sturgeon in this stretch of river by the dam? I’ve fished  for sturgeon for years and we’ve caught hundreds of lake sturgeon big n small. I’ve yet to see or catch a shovelnose. I see the chi town polish claim to catch them but when I see the carcasses in the dumpster all I see is small/baby lakers. I know they are smart enough to know the difference but they plead the fifth. I’ve call the dnr a couple of times because of it.

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9/12/18 @ 6:58 AM
ocetp
ocetp
USER since 7/7/01

 Shovelnose sturgeon season is open year round.

Lake sturgeon season is as described below.

Need to catch me a shovelnose.

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9/11/18 @ 8:04 PM
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wi river rat
wi river rat
USER since 4/2/02

MOON PHASE (5%)
Waxing Crescent

FYI- Sturgeon season runs from 9/1/18 to 9/30/18 this year. Used to run until mid October but during some low water years in the 2000's the fisherman caught too many big females. They shortened the season and increased the length limits. Always avoided the river during sturgeon season. Have fun trying to find a spot to fish on the weekends from shore. Rat.

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9/10/18 @ 11:30 AM
luvh20
luvh20
USER since 1/19/14

Yep.

Never been open year 'round, but it used to be open about 6 weeks. Into mid October.

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9/10/18 @ 11:19 AM
ciezkl07
ciezkl07
USER since 11/18/09

Sorry for the dumb question, but I could have sworn that Sturgeon fishing was open here year round but it appears that is not the caser now and its only open for the Month of September?   

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9/6/18 @ 8:52 PM
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inland sweep
inland sweep
USER since 6/2/09

MOON PHASE (13%)
Waning Crescent

Oh yeah it was at 36,000 CFS when I checked an hour ago. That’s higher than spring runoff levels. Won’t get down to a normal flow rate until Monday at the earliest. 

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