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Rock River/ Watertown Area, Jefferson County

Rock River/ Watertown Area, Jefferson County
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7/8/20 @ 12:52 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (87%)
Waning Gibbous
CONDITIONS
Night Time
WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F
AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F
danno23
User since 6/22/16

Finally got a nice flathead!!!!!

29 inches.

Cappies Landing in Watertown on Thursday July 2nd at about 11 pm. The crazy thing is I lost one after fighting it for about 10 minutes on the cast before. There must have been at least a couple in there. 

I’ve been back a few times since then and have missed one other on a blue gill (might have been a channel, not sure) and got a 24” carp that was a fun fight.

The steady warm temperatures have been good to get the cats going. Usually my best luck with them is late July through August but the weather has been right to trigger an earlier season bite. 

Does anyone have any recommendations for other spots in the area for big flatheads? I got the fever now baby!

6/19/20 @ 11:49 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (3%)
Waning Crescent
Beufort
User since 3/2/18

I've been fishing the rock river, lake koshonong area for the last 50 years and have eaten catfish, bullheads,white  bass ,northern,walleye, bluegill.  All these fish are very good eating. The important things you need to do with any fish is to put the fish on ice as soon as you  catch it. When you  clean or filet fish avoid having the meat touch any slime.  Filet skin off the  meat. And the  last thing you need to do is to remove any of the red that is under the skin that is  on the meat.  We brush on melted  butter and season and bake any of those fish and they turn out excellent. 

6/19/20 @ 7:51 AM
nrthrner
User since 11/6/10

Riverwalker7, DM sent

6/18/20 @ 4:08 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (7%)
Waning Crescent
Riverwalker7
User since 1/29/12

Took the girls out for an hour today just a few minutes outside of Watertown. 1 cat, 2 bullheads. Girls wanted to keep them so we did. We usually fish lakes for panfish and this is the first time in years that I've kept anything out of the Rock. Just seeing how dirty it's become (or maybe that's just my perception) I've been hesitant to keep anything.

Anyone concerned with eating fish out of the Rock, particularly Catfish? Or am I worrying for no reason?


6/7/20 @ 8:25 PM
tdwilk
User since 10/24/12

Now that sir...is a fishing report! More of this please. 

6/7/20 @ 1:04 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (95%)
Waning Gibbous
CONDITIONS
Sunny
AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F
herbsuperb
User since 6/27/06

Drove out to Watertown for a Carp N' Cat day yesterday. Beautiful day for it. Started off with a 7 pound Flathead. First time I've ever caught one on Corn. Usually I get them on Crawlers, if at all. Got a couple of small Channels around dawn. Couple of nice-sized Redhorse later in the day. And 31 Carp. Sweet Corn with a chunk of pineapple hominy from my pack bait took the majority throughout the day. Maybe 8 on boilies. 

Running very small. Lots of 1-3 pounders. Still amazed how well they can fight at that size. Only 3 of 31 were over 5 pounds. Would've taken them out, and had planned to, but the Carp barrel wasn't where it used to be. :-(

For the first time ever I was able to retrieve a hook from a Snapping Turtle. Must have been standing right on my bait when I brought it in for a change. Hooked through his back foot. He was rather unhappy about it. I have yet to meet a Snapping Turtle with a sunny disposition :-)

PS - Heard the unmistakable call of a Red-Headed Woodpecker. Prettiest woodpecker around. Was really hoping I'd get to see it, but never did.

4/19/20 @ 3:52 AM
condor500
User since 9/4/15

I was curious if it's worth runing below Watertown towards Jefferson? I am hoping to find some deeper holes or at least have the main river channel run 12-14 feet , any chance of me finding that type of depth in this strech of the rock?

4/5/20 @ 3:25 PM
RyGuy1734
MEMBER since 4/5/20

How is the white bass fishing around Watertown? I fish a lot on lac la Belle and that’s the only place I’ve found them around here 

3/31/20 @ 9:10 PM
TAVF
User since 3/31/17

Hows everyone doing on the walleyes?

3/25/20 @ 5:28 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (2%)
Waxing Crescent
FishingDad33
User since 1/21/19

Caught a bowfin in between the dams this summer. Let it go. Quite a fighter.

Slower than expected and figured more fish would be caught. Drove by dam at 10 am and not a soul fishing (figured more would be out with the jobs situation).

Has anyone had any luck fishing by Bethesda ever? Not down by the sewage plant but along the shore by the old building. Never had luck or can find the spot.

So far 0 for the year by the dam but have donated plenty of jigs. They are in there somewhere. Lots of 12-13" class eyes between the dams...stocked ones?


Tight lines




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