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FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » U.S. Post and Topics » U.S. Midwest Region Introductions and Discussions » Fishing Reports Midwest Region » Rock River pontoon trip planned - report will come later

Rock River pontoon trip planned - report will come later

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Watertooner

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Weather permitting (forecast looks great), I'm hoping to float a portion of the Rock River near Watertown on the weekend of June 11-12. Will be casting for northerns and drifting live bait to see what bites. Will report back later.

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Good luck sir we look forward to your reports.


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Tony G Fishing

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Sweet cant wait...looks fishy! pulled up a map of it!

Watertooner

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It's satisfying when scouting for new areas to fish and you actually catch a fish. I launched downriver from where I wanted to explore and rowed upstream for two hours. Probably covered about a mile of river. Rowing against the current and the wind meant I moved at about a granny's walk. Once I reached a railroad bridge, I decided to drift back while casting Little Cleo's for northerns. I lost two new lures to snags before I wised up about casting into problem areas. When I reached three new bridges just a couple hundred yards from my put-in/take-out spot, I anchored upstream of the bridge pilings and threw lures into likely spots - near the pilings. At the last piling, a fish flashed onto the lure just as it hit the water about six inches from the downstream side of the piling. Fish on! and crappie in net a few fighting seconds later. After a quick photo and release, I decided to end my half-day trip on that good note. The next time I try this drift, I'll be rigged for panfish and northerns.

Launch spot at Cappie's Landing:
Cappie's Landing - Rock River photo Cappies Landing Rock River_zpsuvv2o5ej.jpg

A view of the new bridges from the landing:
New Rock River bridges photo New Rock River bridges_zpslbivbvhr.jpg

A successful scouting trip. Now I know how to plan for the next outing:
Rock River crappie photo Rock River crappie_zpswoyvaywx.jpg

jeffcpr

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Cool thanks for the report looks like you had a good on the water with a bonus a Crappie. Well done and thanks for sharing.


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Looks like a great scouting trip.
Thanks for sharing


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bigfish

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So you learned your lesson about casting into those 'problem areas'? I wish I could do that. Seems like I can't resist them. Catching fish in those areas only compounds my problem area problem!

Nice report. It will be interesting to see a follow up report on a second trip.

I've got some scouting planned for the next three months myself.

Nice report! Keep 'em coming, I love the fish porn.

bigfish

Tony G Fishing

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GLASS!!! that water wow....very cool thanks for reporting back and WTG on that crappie!!

Mscustomflies

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@bigfish wrote:So you learned your lesson about casting into those 'problem areas'? I wish I could do that. Seems like I can't resist them. Catching fish in those areas only compounds my problem area problem!

Nice report. It will be interesting to see a follow up report on a second trip.

I've got some scouting planned for the next three months myself.

Nice report! Keep 'em coming, I love the fish porn.

bigfish

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