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vikingseagles
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5/25/15 10:02 AM CST
we catch many slot fish in a season, and also catch something odd from time to time weather it be big pike, musky, or huge catfish. we always take pictures, i just choose not to post on here. most of the time when taking pictures you can see your spot in the background of the pictures. most people wont give up spots just to show off a catch, atleast i know i wont. i will exchange information with others through PM if you have great pointers on spots, ill give you good feedback and in return will share some of my techniques and spots. it may be greedy, but for example. just the other week they fished a tournament out on the lake, i was surrounded by boats but most were of a fair distance away. we caught a nice slot walleye, and the by the time he was out of the net and we took pictures there were 4-6 boats in the spot drifting back and fourth jigging. we hunt the fish, while we may have direct lines to follow that have produced decent size walleye/sauger those guys will fish you right out of a spot. it is a big lake, but some people who have had a rough day and are failing to find the fish will often times follow you around the lake, ask a million and a half questions as to what you are using, the water temp, depth, and choice of live bait (if using livebait) its not just lake wisconsin, its every lake. people may tell you a speed, and depth and what theyre trolling but they will not share everything. half the point of fishing, is the joy of finding new spots, and getting that hit when least expecting it. thats why alot of people dont share pics. they may share a pic of there livewell full of sauger/walleye. guides show pictures in hopes of gaining more clients. bottom line, if someone pulls out a 8-9lb walleye and they share the spot on here, the spot will be junk in a matter of weeks, maybe even days.

northeethenorthpiss
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5/25/15 9:30 AM CST
Nice story.. No pics?? I know everyone has cellphones nowadays. Not doubting the story.. Just don't know anyone that doesn't take pictures of fish especially pike that big..

fishfinder101
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5/25/15 9:22 AM CST
Fished for an 1 1/2 midday friday. First five minutes of fishing I lost an upper 30s musky on the figure eight and caught a 40+inch pike. The fattest pike I've ever caught out of the river. Picked my sister up and lost another 40 inch pike on her net job. In her defense it was the first time she ever tried netting a fish. The while reason of fishing was to tune in some bucktails and spinners I've been making. Well I know at least two of them are dialed in. Not bad for an 1 1/2 hrs.

Tie1on
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5/25/15 12:03 AM CST
Had decent action the last 3 days. Nothing earth shattering but 6 legals, 3 slot, and 40 shorts. A few WB, and goats. Everything on #5 Shad Raps, mostly in 11-12' 2-3' off bottom. 1 color of leadcore with a 25' leader or straightline trolled with 2oz on a snap weight to get em down there. 2.2-2.8ish gps speed, Shad Colored, black/silver, gold/silver, clown, didn't matter.

vikingseagles
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5/23/15 10:32 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
went out between 9am-4pm yesterday 5/22. caught a pile of sauger, caught probably a half dozen within an inch of taking home. brought a few back between 15-17". had a first time fisherman on the boat, and as beginners luck would have it, he ended up pulling up a skinny sauger around 23". by far the longest sauger i've seen pulled from this lake. only tried three different spots and didn't have to go looking for them. every spot i had marked on the humminbird was hot. water temp went from 63 degrees when we got there to 66 degrees when we left. the lake is starting to warm up, the fishing is getting easier, but the boat traffic is getting worse. we've been slow trolling at about 1.0-1.2 mph with homemade snells and 1oz bottom bouncers. blade, or no blades, they all work well when they're hungry. bait of choice was leeches, tried some crawlers but didn't have much luck on them. most were caught on the edge of sticky bay, going into the main lake in about 10 FOW

Tie1on
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5/20/15 9:36 PM CST
Just got off the lake 58*-63* water on top. Fished 7-845pm. 12 Shorts, 1 201/2" slot, 1 16", 3 White Bass, a one Carp at 230r24lbs...7' of water 2.6-3gps with the wind that picked up. #5 Shad colored Shad Raps.

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vikingseagles
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5/20/15 9:12 PM CST
oh no doubt. weve had 100 fish days on this lake. i am quite new to this lake compared to most, but have made it a personal goal to find success. have already topped my biggest walleye out of this lake just this year. didnt really start fishing this lake until last june when i upgraded to a boat that could actually handle it. by the first of June they should move into more of a routine pattern, but with the fluctuating weather patterns it could be even later than that.

LKWIFISH
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5/20/15 9:04 PM CST
When the water temp reaches 70 degrees you will think you got it figured out. The fish will be eating. Be patient,the best is yet to come.

vikingseagles
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5/20/15 7:58 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy
went out today, ended up just being a drag. fishing at the railroad for a bit, a couple hits but it seemed like they werent really wanting to actually bite. headed toward Okee bay, same thing as the rail road. then hauled up to the river mouth and trolling our way back down, caught quite a few sheepshead, one whitebass and a short sauger. was going to call it a day, but decided to try at the rail road before heading back to sunset bay. again, a few hits, but nothing big enough to cause any adrenaline. caught probably 20 fish or so, but almost all were junk. surprised the water temp. climbed up 2 degrees since last friday with this colder weather. hoping to get out soon again, but with memorial day weekend coming upon us, the lake will be filled with not only fellow fisherman, but locals on jetskis and baja boats.

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JOEL BALLWEG
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5/20/15 8:23 AM CST
Out Sunday morning with two elderly fishermen. Bill Parrell & Richard Wood both spent a fair amount of time chasing muskies in there younger days. Not sure either one feels much like hucking big muskie baits around much anymore.

The bite was very similar to Saturday afternoon. Basically you had to work for the fish you caught but there were at least a few around to catch. Still mostly undersized fish but we did find two keepers and one nice 23" walleye amongst the 27 fish caught this morning. Bill reeled in the nice slot walleye.

All fish were caught on jigs and minnows and jigs and crawlers.

JOEL BALLWEG
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5/20/15 8:17 AM CST
Late report for last weekend. Saturday was the slowest and the morning was really slow. It did pickup some in the afternoon and was slightly better on Sunday morning before the rain hit.

Was out Saturday morning with a couple local guys, Daryl Pulfus and Brian Kindschi. Jig bite in the river mouth was good for numerous sheepshead and a few white bass. After two hours of that we moved on and did a little trolling which produced a couple small saugers. Finished the morning jigging a few more spots and ended with 11 walleyes and saugers total of which only one was legal. No slot fish this morning.

The afternoon went quite a bit better but still nothing great. Jigging with minnows and crawlers both worked somewhat but still mostly undersized fish. 25 walleyes & saugers total, 3 more keepers and one 24" walleye while fishing with Ross Mack & Joe & John Jacobus.

It was still fun fishing and talking fishing with all those in my boat. The bite isn't what it was last year but should continue to improve as the water warms and the fish move closer to summer patterns.

dsinwi
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5/18/15 6:50 AM CST
Pulled cranks Saturday morning for about 5 hours. A few shorts, wb and goats. Pretty slow day. Got about a 45" musky shortly before I left. I wasn't prepared for that so I took a couple not so good pics in water and released it with the pliers at boat side. Will have to put the musky net in the boat. Ran out Sunday afternoon with my son. Made a few passes up shallow. 3 shorts and a few wb. Tough to stay on a good line in that wind. Overall, nothing really worked for me this weekend and no pattern was developed....

svfisherman00
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5/17/15 9:31 PM CST
Here is a video of me fishing this weekend for gills. Caught about a dozen of them (some in video, some not). Enjoy

Please subscribe for future videos of me fishing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHEDW8VcPFg

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svfisherman00
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5/17/15 9:26 PM CST
Here is a video from March out on the lake crappie fishing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gn85AkFUmmQ

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Lake Wis_Walleye
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5/17/15 5:04 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 61° - 65° F Water Temp: 56° - 60° F
Any luck out there trolling this weekend? I trolled 6 to 12 fow @ 1.5 mph on Friday with Shad Raps and Flicker in several locations and no walleye. c&r one Musky around 30". Went to jigging from 6 ft to 22 fow and picked up a few shorts, goats, and one 19" sauger in about 18 fow.

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