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Plmlk
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4/12/14 8:12 PM CST
Actually, I should clarify...

I said that there were not any private launches, that is not the case. There is two or three private launches.

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4/12/14 8:08 PM CST
You are correct Mr. Bass, there is no public or private launch.

However, at Whitnall Park it is easy to launch a canoe or Kayak, or a small boat with a small motor that two people could carry 30 feet. I've done it numerous times. The Fox River between the Waterford and Rochester Dams is really underutilized. Also, the fishing in the drainage canal is just plain awesome, and you won't ever have any company. You have to put a bit of work in to get there though.

As far as what to use Rivermaster, cast a Twister Tale around. Really basic fishing.

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4/12/14 4:04 PM CST
could someone please give me some pointers or help. i fished below the dam in burlington and rochester and got skunked both places. if someone could help me out any way its appeciated. thank you

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4/10/14 10:32 PM CST
Conditions: Night Time Air Temp: 36° - 40° F Water Temp: 40° - 45° F
I actually used one of the weights you use while trolling, fishing in the high current I wanted something that would sink rather then flow downstream. I used a 1 1/5oz weight. I used Smelt filled with some catfish smelling junk. I caught 3 channel cats at 9, 13 and 15 inches. I also caught a 17" Northern Pike on a floating lure. I fished where the fox and white river meet past the Burlington Dam.

Will be going back out over the weekend to check out a few more places....

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4/7/14 2:56 AM CST
I have fished this area a lot over the years and I believe there is no launch open to the public for general use--free or paid for--in Rochester. There is an old launch in town used for emergency river use; it is off the river by a half mile or so, on the Wind Lake canal. Again, I believe it is on private property and there is NO parking nearby. This may be the Washington St. one you are referring to. Canoes and kayaks may be able to be launched at the small park in Rochester on old Hwy 36.

If there is presently a 'new' boat launch available for public use, I would sure be interested in it.

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4/6/14 9:08 PM CST
Can you launch a 19' boat at the Washington St launch in Rochester? I have launched my 15' jon but it only has 35lb troller the current righ tnow is too strong for that trolling motor. Thanks.

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4/6/14 6:17 PM CST
anyone been fishing near Burlington or Rochester lately? i plan on heading there next weekend. any help is appreciated. shoot me a p.m. if you want. thanks!

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3/21/14 5:21 PM CST
Hunter,

I have caught several pike below the Burlington dam right after ice out. The increase in current should have the pike heading up river as well as the walleyes.

With that being said I tried for an hour after work today at Burlington and again nothing. I had one nice hit but lost whatever it was shortly after and I snagged a carp which got off. Probably wont try again till later next week.

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3/18/14 8:02 PM CST
Water is to cold to even think about fishing yet. If you want the fish find the DEEP hole in the river and you should be golden. not trying untill after turkey hunting in middle of april

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3/18/14 7:14 PM CST
Fished below the Burlington dam for an hour and about 30 min at Rochester dam today. Nothing at either spot...water is rising quickly and both are ice free.

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3/17/14 5:32 PM CST
don't try and you will you will catch more walleye. There is not that many walleye either. If i try for walleye i like using 1/16 oz on the edge of the current and let it swing down and that's when i get most of the hits when it flows down river. Its natural for the walleye to see a dead minnow or injured minnow to flow down current not up. The only fish i really fish for in the spring is the crappie and white bass Big Smile

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3/17/14 4:39 PM CST
hey i plan on fishing the river this spring. anyone got some tips specifically for walleyes? pm me. any help with any species is appreciated. thank you

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3/16/14 4:32 PM CST
very cold ice would collect at the tip of the pole and freeze shut after every other cast. very annoying. But other then that it was fun, had a fish early on that got away. and ended up with a small carp. beats sitting at home! was fishing below Rochester dam.

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thefishingboy
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3/15/14 9:25 PM CST
Fished below Rochester this past Thursday but forgot the waders so was very limited. Water still shallow and a decent amount of ice yet. No luck fishing wise. Waterford was iced up yet as of Thursday as well. Burlington is ice free now (today) and I'm looking forward to casting some line there very very soon. Anyone else out yet?

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3/6/14 5:48 PM CST
Case Eagle park

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Rochester,+WI/@42.7358972,-88.2264943,267m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x88059b81c7d1e825:0xcf4c7738a84c893

(edit) east side of the river

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