Have never fished below dam in boat in summer/fall. Can you fish up by dam or is water level too low? With all this rain I would expect water is higher. Is it safe boating down river from dam? Any hazards to worry about?
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Thanks for the dam updates. They kept opening and closing the one gate all weekend...frustrating, but what can you do.
As for a report, gill's still biting like crazy. Got a few nice cats and a mixed bag of other species. Lots of fish and an overall great weekend on the water.
A gate was open on my lunch. They'll probably close it soon with the armada of canoes and floaty tubes coming down this weekend.
Was there for my lunch break, and all the gates were closed.
Does anyone know if the dam gates are still open?
Fished last Thursday. Everything was biting! Lots of bluegills and smallies. Also some cats, sheephead, and walleye...the the storms hit. Gates opened and water rose about 2 feet...so I went home. Hoping to try again this weekend if things have settled down a bit.
71° - 75° F
81° - 88° F
76° - 80° F
76° - 80° F
Fished with worms and cut bait on bottom rigs and three way river rigs.. I was hoping to land a catfish, but we didn't manage to land any. We caught a few fish, and a few turtles.
https://www.alliantenergy.com/OurEnergyVision/AdvancingCleanEnergy/HydroEnergy/HydroFlowRateData is your friend for looking at the flow. Anything between 5,000 and 10,000 is normal.
How was the water flow was it fast or slow?