Lake Summerset, Winnebago County
1/31/12 @ 10:49 AM
Live on lake been fishing the old road that runs through about the center of the lake. Decent Blues and Crappie but nothing in abundance. Any other good spots to try? Or type of bait? Any info would help. Hope ice holds up for the weekend having some friends up to ice fish, this weather might ruin that.
1/30/12 @ 6:41 PM
1/26/12 @ 11:17 AM
I tend to keep smaller ones than most people, and actually i keep the really small ones and just use for cut bait. If we only keep big ones, the lake will only have little ones. It is also hard to get 12-inchers if they are taken out at 9". Just my opinion and that is how i fish. They all taste the same. I don't know if you have ever heard of Chuckholding. It is an interesting read that most people have never heard of (see link below). As you know, there is an overpopulation of little bluegills right now and a shortage of the larger males (easy targets during spring fishing when they are guarding the spawning nests). Same with the crappies. We are also suffering from a diminishing natural shoreline with trees, vegetation and bugs(i.e. fish food) close to the water, but that is a different story for a different day.
1/26/12 @ 7:35 AM
Hey there lsfishclub, Boy you must of been in the right place at the right time to catch 40 keepers out of 65 fish caught.What where the size of the keepers? We caught maybe 25 fish friday with only 4 keepers.Not much size to bluegill and crappie,But we tend to only keep bluegills over 8-9" and crappie over 10".Letting the little ones to grow up.Will be hitting ice after i get home from work on friday. Good luck and tight lines. Nice CAT'S Tull
1/24/12 @ 4:18 PM
1/22/12 @ 8:42 AM
1/21/12 @ 1:11 PM
Going fishing in the AM , but went out just now to check the ice. Solid 7" in front of Beach 2 area. NO REPORT ON CONDITIONS EAST OF COUNTY LINE (Road bed).
Plumber, I leave my computer on all the time, but I may not be here.
1/20/12 @ 11:28 AM
1/20/12 @ 10:08 AM
1/17/12 @ 5:36 PM
The short answer on the night fishing is a few people ruined it for everyone. Dead minnows laying on the ice, cigarette butts, garbage on the ice in the mornings and no lake security at nights were some of the reasons. I saw a spot one time with a whole bunch of empty peanut shells. Maybe not a big deal to some, but shows a lack of respect and we don't need that IMO. You can fish at night with the welcoming member all you want.
1/17/12 @ 5:25 PM
1/17/12 @ 5:23 PM
Unfortunately, the fisherman are the minority in the community. If people want to make a difference, come to a fish club meeting the first thursday each month. I hear a lot of complaints from the peanut gallery, but that doesn't get us very far with issues such as weed coverage. According to the DNR we are at about 15% weeds. Seems when one or two members complains about their "hardship" getting their boats from their shorelines to a "safe" zone away from all the weeds (which is about 6 feet from shore), the alarm bell sounds and the weeds are eliminated. The other problem is the lack of natural shorelines with trees and such. The trend seems to be concrete or steel sea walls and the fertilizer just runs right in the lake. A commitee is actually preparing a sea wall guide to "help" folks plan a better sea wall. The trend for the fishing habitat is not a good one, unfortunately, and that shows with the lesser size and lack of forage. Also, a big problem with carp. I would like to see it be illegal to release carp. We plan on having a better carp tournament this year also. We need volunteers and people to get involved. Everyone that fishes is welcome, whether a member or guest. No cost or obligations.
1/17/12 @ 12:21 PM
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