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Rock/Kosh 2018

  • Kelly Jordan
    Participant
    Fort Atikinson,Wisc
    Posts: 323
    #1767937

    Boats is ready to go,(a couple upgrades this year) but looks like I should have kept my ice fishing gear handy. Damn im getting itchy. yay Looks better next weekend. peace

    jeff-patrick
    Participant
    Fort Atkinson, WI
    Posts: 2128
    #1782635

    hows the bite?

    jeff-patrick
    Participant
    Fort Atkinson, WI
    Posts: 2128
    #1782636

    still no wake?

    Kelly Jordan
    Participant
    Fort Atikinson,Wisc
    Posts: 323
    #1782645

    River is still no wake, . Trolling bite has been good, haven’t jigged much as my kids prefer to troll. Water temp was 68 last sat am. Cranks doing the trick. Picked up 10 to 12 crappie trolling last sat, if I actually tried for them think a slip rig would do the trick. Good to hear from you Jeff waytogo

    jeff-patrick
    Participant
    Fort Atkinson, WI
    Posts: 2128
    #1785796

    thanks for report. been awesome year actually. Only change lake bite schooling the river bite this year. first time in 20 years I have seen lake bite beat river bite so I have be quiet….lol

    fishery is very heathy anglers please enjoy and send some back for seed.

    Kelly Jordan
    Participant
    Fort Atikinson,Wisc
    Posts: 323
    #1785809

    Haven’t made it out for a week or so. Last time out took a friend new to trolling out. was windy so hit the calm side, and bite was on. Ended up with 5 legals and many shorts. Cranks still doing the trick for me. 2 to 2.5 mph. 3rd year I’ve owned this boat, and it has never been in any other place but rock river/kosh. waytogo

    z-man
    Participant
    Dousman, WI
    Posts: 1346
    #1786088

    It’s good to see this thread coming back to life with river rat posts. I only hit the Rock a couple times this spring, but generally make it out weekly in the fall, my favorite time out there. Summers just seem to get way too busy….guess I should un-retire, go back to work, and have more time to fish. LOL.

    Gregg Pfeifer
    Participant
    Fort Atkinson, WI
    Posts: 889
    #1788380

    I can agree the bite in the river never got started for me either since pre spawn. The weather conditions never cooperated when I had time to fish so I reverted to trolling too with the same results as Kelly pulling cranks. Pictured are a couple eaters from this month. Early July we were getting a few jumbo perch with fish like these, by mid month we were pulling in 5-10 lb catfish regularly, now the pike have been the aggressors but still getting a few walleye each time out.

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    Kelly Jordan
    Participant
    Fort Atikinson,Wisc
    Posts: 323
    #1789278

    Slowed down a lot since water levels went down. Bugs have been terrible. few walleyes here and there, but more norts and sheeps. Time to get my tree stands set, and get ready to fish sept. Been trolling cranks still with my son . Shallow shad raps been better than flickers. 32 to 39 feet back. Usual suspects far as color goes. Nice to see some fellow river rats out.

    Ryan Niess
    Participant
    Milton
    Posts: 7
    #1792358

    About time to head back out. Gave myself a break from the system due to the stinky water and even stinkier Illinois people. Last time I was out I spent most of my time just watching boat launch fails and would be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy it. River has been SLOW for me. Kelly is correct with the shallow shads my depths varied though. Hopefully boat traffic starts slowing down and the river bite picks up. Lake Michigan trolling has been fun but I miss my Gravel Lizards.

    Ryan Niess
    Participant
    Milton
    Posts: 7
    #1792359

    Size wise this has been the most productive year I’ve ever had on the system. Hopefully they show up in the rivers in the fall. Yes. They are all still swimming. Always remember that the best fisherman are unfortunately the best liars )

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    jeff-patrick
    Participant
    Fort Atkinson, WI
    Posts: 2128
    #1794289

    lol, Greg hide the razor…lol… great to see your sharing fishing spots to other anglers….

    Gregg Pfeifer
    Participant
    Fort Atkinson, WI
    Posts: 889
    #1796409

    Nice to hear from you Jeff, yep the fish are in the lake. I actually saw you and your new boat for the first time a couple weeks ago when we were zooming back from the lake but by the time I recognized it was you we were way past you. Still catching fish out there, never without keepers every time out and we fished a lot. We have moved off the rocks a month or so ago and keep finding fish, getting closer to Blackhawk Is now, hopefully they will be in the river again soon -it’s a pain when we have to launch at the bypass a putt putt all the way back from Kosh especially since we loose light so much earlier now.

    Kelly Jordan
    Participant
    Fort Atikinson,Wisc
    Posts: 323
    #1796465

    Was out today. Hit the lake early, but that NE wind was kicking up hard. Headed back to the towards river, decided to troll the calm side on the lake instead. Worked out well. Many eyes today.6 legal, with 2 over 22 inches, along with 6 perch, quite a few norts, and even some gills. Still swimming, All on cranks. The fish insisted on salmo today. Hit most flavors I used. Great day to be out, and only 1 boat near me all day. Yes that slow ride to and from the bypass is a pain.

    Gregg Pfeifer
    Participant
    Fort Atkinson, WI
    Posts: 889
    #1798445

    Shhh on the Salmo’s, they got most of our fish trolling. I’m not posting our favorite size, type or color though, I’ll save that info for when i next see you. Finally got walleye in the river yesterday also had a triple on big cats, boating two. I horsed the biggest one until it snapped my line, didn’t want to fight a cat for 30 min when walleye were biting.

    jeff-patrick
    Participant
    Fort Atkinson, WI
    Posts: 2128
    #1801773

    careful with Eric
    what we have shared those special winning years r special.. share only with anglers that help u in return.. thanks for update Gregg.. call me

    Gregg Pfeifer
    Participant
    Fort Atkinson, WI
    Posts: 889
    #1803221

    Hi Jeff, check your messages for my new phone number. Haven’t shared river secrets. I’ve been in the middle of the lake 99% of the times out this year. Getting occasional bonus perch but just 1-3 each time out. Never could get them consistently but they’re all jumbo when we do get one.

    Gregg Pfeifer
    Participant
    Fort Atkinson, WI
    Posts: 889
    #1803674

    Is 5 perch consistent enough to call a pattern?

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    Kelly Jordan
    Participant
    Fort Atikinson,Wisc
    Posts: 323
    #1803953

    I call it a pattern, was getting quite e few perch last time out.Crappie and perch. Its tree stand time now.

    Gregg Pfeifer
    Participant
    Fort Atkinson, WI
    Posts: 889
    #1804155

    Kelly, we’re you getting your boat ready to put away for the year when I drove by or just cleaning it up from catching fish? That’s a nice looking boat.

    Kelly Jordan
    Participant
    Fort Atikinson,Wisc
    Posts: 323
    #1804210

    Thanks Greg, That thing works great for fishing rock/kosh. Winterizing the engine, ready to put away(love that e-tec). If I get a deer early, I will pull it back out, Or if it stay warm thru Nov. Will make sure to get you out in it next yr. I don’t plan much in advance, just decide night before im going. Stop by we can trade trolling bite notes, learned a few things this yr.

    diesel
    Participant
    Menomonee Falls, WI
    Posts: 1020
    #1804577

    Glad to see a few posts on this thread. Go figure, when I decide to give the rock fall bite a shot the river is high. At least is means the system won’t be assaulted like last year. Gotta get back on this system…do miss the fishing..just not the crowds.

    Be well and safe all.

    Derek

    Kelly Jordan
    Participant
    Fort Atikinson,Wisc
    Posts: 323
    #1804633

    Good to hear from your Derek. Crowds haven’t been bad this year(after season opens in may), at least for me. I troll a lot, and seem to find fish away from the known places.

    Gregg Pfeifer
    Participant
    Fort Atkinson, WI
    Posts: 889
    #1831948

    Almost that time again.

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