You should be fine if you stay toward the center when traveling at decent speeds. We’ve coated that area all the way down from Jefferson up past to almost Watertown
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I see the question was asked but don't see an answer, how hazardous would the immediate area be (not far at all, maybe 500yds either direction from the launch) for a 16ft modified V? Should we skip the boat and just shore fish instead?
I live pretty close to the bridge, I dont fish there too often but have heard friends talk about carp and cats. Most of them just fish from shore, I would love to fish with you and explore the stretch of river, I know the Rock River very well except the area near Johnson Creek where I live. I will tell you Fort Atkinson and Jefferson can be very good for many species, especially walleye, white bass, and cats
moved into town right by the launch. Going to be exploring this section over the coarse of time. This weekend will be my first time putting the boat in here. Anything to worry about or any fishing tips? Message box is open thank you happy fishing
Fished for 3hrs, caught 3 carps, lost a small northern and a drum/whitebass (couldn't tell). Switched to catfishing after dark, but couldn't get any bite. Fishing was slow, but at least we didn't get skunked.
Looking for average water depths in the area. I got 14' Jon but still want to steer clear of any rocks or other submerged garbage. My worry near any bridge is anything similar to the 26 bypass in Watertown. Lots of rebar just below the surface in spring. Only protrudes a foot or so in low water. How are the flatheads here? Looks like it should be a honey hole from satellite. I suppose that all depends on the baitfish.
Three carps at dusk, four catfish (3 channel, 1 flathead) at night.
Anything going on right now? Thinking it should be about time the cats are out... Don't want to make the drive for nothing again.
Went out last night for an hour and a half with no luck. Lots of jumping fish, no bites.
My kids go to school right by bridge, I havent seen too many guys out when dropping or picking them up. Saw a guy trying for cats couple nights ago, and also one guy that was fishing the high water area that leads to the creek. I may try it one of these days from boat to see what happends.