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Fox River, Burlington, Rochester, Waterford - Racine County

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6/15/21 @ 7:03 PM
Plmlk
Brent Hess
MEMBER SINCE 12/18/07

laszlo462,

When you’re fishing in rocky areas, the Carolina rig is useless, you get way too many snags.

In these areas, either use a twister tail, or a bobber.

When you’re fishing areas where there are not a lot of snags, the Carolina rig is best. Also, I don’t use egg sinkers, I like to use bullet sinkers, they have a 45° taper to them, they don’t get snagged quite as much.

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6/15/21 @ 11:12 AM
BKuj35
USER SINCE 5/7/20

Thanks Gill!

I plan on trying Grafton soon.  I will post how we do.



6/15/21 @ 9:46 AM
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laszlo462
USER SINCE 3/3/10

First time really fishing a river yesterday evening at Village Hall Park.  Caught 2 bluegill and a little smallmouth on a carolina rig with a nightcrawler (and fed a few more that took the crawler).  

Thanks Brent for the inspiration here from your reports, learning a lot for you guys as to where to even begin fishing a river.  Are egg sinkers the best bet for carolina rigging in current and just dealing with the hang-ups on rocks?

6/14/21 @ 11:11 PM
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Gill 1774
Gill 1774
USER SINCE 6/17/03

If you want to wade the Grafton area is the best used to Fish by mequon but you need a boat there.

6/13/21 @ 10:36 PM
rjdrez2
USER SINCE 12/1/06

BK  try Estabrook park by the beer garden.  You can get down to the dam and wade up or down stream from there.  You could probably fish anywhere from North Ave. up stream, but some of the stretches are very shallow and not worth fishing.  The dam area is about the easiest access and that's where a lot of guys wade for salmon and steelhead when they're running, so it would be a good place to start.


6/13/21 @ 5:02 PM
Plmlk
Brent Hess
MEMBER SINCE 12/18/07

Gill 1774 uses to to that quite a bit before he moved...

He had good things to say!

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6/13/21 @ 9:41 AM
BKuj35
USER SINCE 5/7/20
Was wondering if anyone who fishes the Fox for smallmouth has every fished the Milwaukee River as well.  Went there today on a scouting trip.  Caught 5 smallmouth in less than an hour.  Looking for places to fish the river with waders with my 6th grade son.

6/8/21 @ 4:58 PM
Plmlk
Brent Hess
MEMBER SINCE 12/18/07

TD,

The drainage canal connects the  outlet of the Wind Lake dam to the Fox River in Waterford, just a tick north of Hwy D. 

Everything that swims in the Fox is also in the canal. 

The canal can be a tricky thing to nail down though...  Sometimes the canal flows west from the Wind Lake Dam towards the Fox, and sometimes it flows East from the Fox toward wind lake.  It all depends on what each dam is doing, and how far the gates are open. 

The fishing definitely changes depending on current and water direction...

Shoot me a friend request on messenger, I’ll help you out.

Here is where the canal meets the Fox.


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6/8/21 @ 8:29 AM
TradbowDad
USER SINCE 5/28/21

You guys give me hope! I've been hitting the fox from various shore locations for a few months now and so far have only found a few gills and one nice LM. 


Brent, Im curious about the canal you mentioned, as I live on Dover Line rd. Ive driven over them a bunch of times, but never thought they were anything worth fishing. 

6/7/21 @ 9:30 PM
Gill 1774
Gill 1774
USER SINCE 6/17/03

Thanks I found it too

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