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thefishingboy
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6/28/15 9:28 PM CST
Fished below the dam in burlington for a hour tonight just to get a line wet. Snagged a 12 inch smallie in the gut Wondering and caught a 15 inch walleye on a little spinner which will be my dinner tomorrow. Nothing else...went up to Case Eagle...water horrendously low...waste of time...saw someone catch a few bluegills....then i drove up to waterford behind the library...water horrendously low. I need to find some new shore fishing spots. Burlington is nice but it gets crowded alot Dull

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6/28/15 4:36 PM CST
Yes it is in Burlington just upstream from the point where Fox meets White river.

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6/28/15 3:02 PM CST
Fishing before the Waterford Dam, or after the Rochester Dam has been good. Wehmhoff Park is in Burlington correct - after the Rochester dam?

Between the two dams, slow as all get out...

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6/28/15 1:00 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° F
Launched the kayak at Wehmhoff Jucker Park at about 8 this morning and headed upstream a ways. I anchored in a few spots. Got 8 drum, 1 smallie, and a perch. All, except one, on crawler halves on the bottom. One drum caught on a 2" gulp. Fishing really slowed down after 11 so I ended up drifting back down and pulling out at about noon. I also seen a beaver, muskrat, and a deer. The wildlife was great to see while fishing this morning.

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6/24/15 11:34 PM CST
Now all they need to do is release some of these guys above the Waterford dam! Fox River between Rochester and Silver Lake.

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6/24/15 10:07 PM CST
Made it out last night for a couple of hours. I lost a really nice Smallie by the boat - he was around 20 inches. Also boated a Catfish.

Still no sign of any pannies or any Yellow Bass. Last year a guy could catch as many Yellow Bass as he wanted. This year, I've yet to catch a single one, or even a Gill or a Crappie.

Fishing is very slow between the Dams. Last year's drawdown is responsible for the huge decline in the fishery.

There is a Public Hearing on the drawdown on June 29 at 6 PM at Ives Groves Building which is located at 14200 Washington Avenue in Sturtevant WI.

Please note that this is not the hearing for an annual drawdown, rather a meeting for drawing the waterway down for dredging.

I used to support the dredging, but after seeing how one year damaged the fishery to the extent that it did, I no longer support it.

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6/12/15 11:30 AM CST
Good start now if they put in some walleyes and cats you're in business. You could throw in a few yellow bass yourself.

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6/11/15 7:12 PM CST
The DNR just release 1,000 4" Pike between the Rochester and Wateford Dam.

Good stuff!

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6/11/15 7:44 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 81° - 88° F
Ended up finding a place downstream of the Burlington Dam, past E State St.

Water was a little low and very warm...should have kept the waders off. Despite the shallow water there were plenty of fish to be had. Personally lost several fish, probably smallies, and landed one drum (first for me). My buddy with me was much more successful, managing a decent 15" walleye and a couple nice smallies about 14" and 18". Besides losing a few as well he did get a small walleye and a white bass.

Will be back, but definitely need to check out the Waterford Dam section as well. Cheers.

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6/10/15 12:06 PM CST
I want to get out on the fox tonight after work. Normally I go below the Rochester dam, but it has been very poor this year. I was thinking about going down below the Burlington damn near the dog park, or below the Waterford dam. I will be wading as well. Is it wadeable below the Waterford dam? Just wondering what would be a better option...looking for smallies mostly.

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6/7/15 10:02 PM CST
Fished today from 5pm until about 8pm with my bro Danny H before he had his long drive home. We did ok first we tried for a couple Gills we only managed 2 nice ones but not much action. I lost a huge White Bass right in front of me while fishing for Gills it was one of the biggest White Bass I ever seen. Oh well you win some and lose alot. After I lost that fish I got bored with the slow action so I switched to Channel Cats. I managed 13 nice eater Cats and Dan got 5 or so. All fish are still swimming. Not a bad couple days I just wish the pan fishing would heat up. Wink

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6/7/15 10:35 AM CST
Fished with my bro Danny H yesterday. We had a ok day we caught and released over 10 nice Gills and 10 nice Channel Cats. Oh and Danny caught a Dogfish can't forget about the Fox River rough fish lol. Pretty fun time on the River I think we need the water to heat up a bit for action to really pick up.

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6/6/15 3:37 PM CST
Conditions: Night Time Air Temp: 61° - 65° F
Fished for an hour in darkness at Rochester dam before the park closed and landed this 28" walleye. CPR'ed. Saw a catfish out in the shallows while walking through. Lots of carp and sheeps around.

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6/6/15 6:38 AM CST
Awesome job FishingBoy!!!!!!!! I'm from Burlington so it was nice to see you have success right there. I'm a boat guy so don't do any wading but might try it sometime if the boats are broke down hard. Both very nice fish!!!!!!

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6/5/15 8:24 PM CST
Fishing can be an interesting thing papermaker... Sometimes I've been out on Tichigan and did really well when everyone else was struggling. This past spring I was out on the Wolf for the Walleye run, and the boat next to me with 3 guys got their limit, and I couldn't catch a darn thing - that is just how it works sometimes.

That said on the Fox and Tichigan I tend to catch a similar amount of fish year after year after year.

I'm not questioning whether or not you've caught fish PM, but the numbers are way, way, down. Last year I could fill a basket with pannies any day of the week - morning, noon, or evening...

So far this year not a single panfish. Most surprising to me is how the Yellow Bass have disappeared. Not a single one.

Total for me this year has been 2 nice catfish, 3 Drum, and 1 Walleye. Last year by this time I had caught dozens of Walleye.

I live on this section of river and all of my neighbors have noticed the same thing - a huge reduction in fish. For me, it is the slowest year I've had in 15 years. Mr. Bass posted that it was the worst year he's had in 30 years.

If your still catching fish - good deal! For me, darn near the Dead Sea, and any other year I've done quite well.

When I fish above the Waterford Dam or below the Rochester Dam it is similar to every other year...

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