|Reedsburg Dam with very low water levels|
Add that the winter was mild and below normal snow fall hindered the water levels after the initial runoff which came early in February/March. Water levels were very low last year due to lack of rain but this year is even worse.
What are normally good areas to fish in at this time of year have become so shallow that the vegetation has grown to the point that access is limited at best. One such area is directly across from the boat launch. The fishing there was very good in the spring but levels are so low you might be able to walk on it.
|Sunset at Reedsburg Dam (Dead Stream Flooding)|
Small fish can usually be caught any time during the day mostly near Lilly pads or other vegetation that offers cover. Trolling can be very effective for larger fish. Since there is no real deep water at Reedsburg (especially now) try trolling near or over weed beds or reeds.
|Two hook harness with plastic worm|
Best time: Mornings at sunrise
Best bait: A toss up but I do well with nightcrawlers, both real or plastic if trolling. The plastic stops the small ones from biting the tail and pulling the bait off the hooks.
So come on up and don't forget your bug spray and sun block. Oh yeah and a bathing suit because the water is fine.
|Sunbathers taking a dip from the dam|
|Sunset over the Reedsburg Dam|
|Sunset over Dead Stream Flooding|
Hope to see you up here. It's been a great summer so far...