Jefferson Dam Walleyes on the Rock River

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Jefferson Dam Walleyes on the Rock River

Unread postby BackWoodsHunter » Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:31 am

Anyone having any luck yet? We fished from 8-noon today on the rock river in jefferson below the dam. We tried the west side first. Right below the spillway there was easily 30+ guys shoulder to shoulder so we fished downstream where the crawfish and rock river meet. We only had to try to squeeze in between about 15 other people or so. The river was packed with boats. It was a ZOO. One guy caught and kept a nice pike, other than that we snagged a bunch of tiny sheepshead and one bigger one. Same with the guys around us also saw one big old carp caught. I personally saw no one catch a walleye. We switched to the east side of the river by the fish ladder and we shared that side with 4 other guys. The current through there was just too much. I got snagged and broke off so I laid down and took a nap strategically avoiding all the goose crap. No good fish were caught. Rough day on the water for sure. I will post a few pics later. Any other SE Wisconsinites fish the rock for walleyes this time of year? I think we were a little early. Also think the only bait shop in Jefferson with fathead minnows forgot to switch their clocks for daylight savings as they opened an hour late. All in all was a beautiful morning but I could have spent it doing something far more productive because the fishing sucked.


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Re: Jefferson Dam Walleyes on the Rock River

Unread postby dan » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:16 am

Todd Meyers called me and said he is getting the walleyes in greenbay... Bet the night time bite would be better in the rock river.
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Re: Jefferson Dam Walleyes on the Rock River

Unread postby BackWoodsHunter » Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:26 am

Good to know, I've never fished in the greenbay area before. I am done fishing the rock river in Jefferson there. If I go out that way anymore (probably won't though) I will head to Fort Atkinson. Its just a zoo. Do as many people fish at night there as they do during the day? Here are some pictures of our fine catch 8-)

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an "eater" size :lol:

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Re: Jefferson Dam Walleyes on the Rock River

Unread postby Carol » Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:44 am

Ok, now I know why I am seeing so many out fishing right now. Heading to my clients homes in Fort Atkinson and Jefferson I am passing a lot more folks fishing then I did last week or previous weeks.
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Re: Jefferson Dam Walleyes on the Rock River

Unread postby ompaathao » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:08 am

My brother and a friend of ours stopped by the Rock River yesterday they fished from 5-1.. And they caught 5 eyes and 1 WhiteBass and a couple of misses and lost by shore... All on flies some tipped with minnows here is his pic.. I will be out there this Thurday from 9-2...


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Unread postby Brad » Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:30 pm

You did better than I did , I fished below the dam in Sauk City and never even had a bite. There were 10 or 12 other people there and didn't see anyone reel one in either. I should have gone scouting instead, i wasted a nice day.
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Re: Jefferson Dam Walleyes on the Rock River

Unread postby ompaathao » Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:39 pm

He said he was fishing real slow..

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Re: Jefferson Dam Walleyes on the Rock River

Unread postby dan » Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:00 pm

I ran into a buddy from Rome today who said he caught two keeper walleyes in Jefferson last night.
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Re: Jefferson Dam Walleyes on the Rock River

Unread postby whitetail007 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:13 pm

i bet it will be a madhouse tomorrow with temps around 80.
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Unread postby ompaathao » Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:25 pm

Itchin... I hope they save some for me.. :D

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Re: Jefferson Dam Walleyes on the Rock River

Unread postby Kodiakman » Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:50 pm

fished the river below the dam monday down to the turn. 1 legal sauger. Fished tuesday by the mouth going into Kosh, 1 short. It has been a terrible season for me and my crew. maybe our approach is better suited for colder, prespawn tactics. What we are doing, it ain't working...
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Re: Jefferson Dam Walleyes on the Rock River

Unread postby ompaathao » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:51 pm

Caught 1 eye at 15.5 and a short sauger yesterday.. Kept the eye along with 8 white bass... Some of the white bass were already milking...

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