On ATV License Plate Requirements
Most of the dealers in the area sell kits to make your own plate. The plastic plates are around 12 bucks and the aluminum plates are around 20 bucks.
On Spring Walleye Run Report March 27, 2012
fear - Delavan has been has been good for gills and crappie in the past few weeks. When we were going through the "Summer" stretch, we had 63-66 degree water in the shallow areas which drew in some slab crappies, but the gills remained in the deeper remaining weeds. Just yesterday the warmest water I could find was 54 degrees. Many of the larger fish have moved out back in the lake in 6-10 feet of water. Right now look for standing weeds on the northern side of the lake near Lake Lawn or the north side of the Island. The Inlet, Lake Lawn Marina and Brown's Channel are all good for water over 50 degrees. Covering water is key locating the "feeders". Many of the gills have been 7-8" at the most with a few 8" plus mixed in. The crappies have been 8-12" with a few over 12". Good Luck!
bassman - yes it has been an exceptional year for strange record-breaking weather. The river warmed too quickly for sure. The Wolf, Fox and even the Peshtigo systems are going gangbusters already, much earlier than normal. I have done well this spring, catching between 5-20 walleye and sauger an outing, but yes nothing close to what the norm is for the spring run. I have changed up tactics this year fishing the conditions, not the calendar. We have caught more fish in unorthodox locations, certainly not where you would expect. Thinking outside of the box has put more fish in the boat this spring.
On Rock River System Slot Limit?
"Slot Limits" are bag limits that are set to manage or preserve a fishery. For example a slot limit for walleye would be any fish up to 14" and one fish over 28" can be kept but all fish over 14" and under 28" must be released.
I spend many hours on the Rock system and yes walleyes go through the motions same as Delavan and Geneva Lake for example but reproduction is not successful due to the bottom composition. Delavan for example has a vegetative growth on the bottom nicknamed angel hair which restricts the walleye eggs from adhering to the bottom causing problems in reproduction.
Yes walleyes are one of the most challenging fish to catch no doubt. Anglers can be very successful fishing the Rock System learning classic rigs and utilizing basic fish location.
The Rock System is stocked and is a healthy fishery, as I said it was desigined to be a put-and-take fishery.
This was simply a question I have been asked and wanted to post it to see other opinions, not a "quick" topic to reach a deadline...Thank You for taking time to post yours
On The Musky Hunt Is On!
It will be awhile for hardwater.....plenty of time to cast Mister Twisters and Mepps open water Good Luck in the woods Bassman
On Lakes Area Fishing Report 10/13-11/02
Yes the bite should get better on the Kosh/Rock system as we approach the hardwater season. That lake has to be very shallow right now! It is certainly a sleeper for smallies and largies! Good Luck!
On Fishermen in the Making!
fear - Yes those crappies are very elusive on Kosh. The population is nowhere near what it was 30 years ago. The best luck we used to have was ice fishing at night (9 p.m. until sunrise) fishing near the springs on the lake such as on the north east side and by the Mounds. A few are caught here and there but keep trying!
On Great Fishing, Good Friends That's What it's All About!
Thank you for your comments Citizen and thank you for taking time to read my blog! Good Fishing!
On The Heat is On--So is the Bite!
Thanks for your opinion Bassman. I talk about the products that work for me and my clients, and I will continue to talk about them.
On A new blog about fishing
I have had luck casting around the pilings near the bridges in the river this time of year using as light of a jig as possible say a 1/8 or 1/16 oz head with a leech or a crawler.
Lately it seems many of the fish have moved out into the lake holding on rockpiles off of many of the points, or just outside of bays.
With over 10,000 acres to play with it seems a little impossible to locate fish.
Use your electronics watching your bottom composition. On soft bottom you will have a wide band, narrowing as the bottom hardens. As your bottom narrows up considerably on your locator make note of it, that hard bottom is where the fish will be.
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