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goinout
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2/2/15 1:49 PM CST
Hey all - thanks to those of you that have replied. Nice talking to you. Boxman, I have two guys interested in going. One from my area - Steven's Point - and one from Warrens/LaCrosse area. There may be one more from Central Wisconsin so BOXMAN - give me a call or turn on your personal messenger so I can touch base with you about the details. Looking to get out to Lehr some time the week after Valentine's Day. 71Five,three21,255zero. Thanks, Neal

SerchforPerch
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2/2/15 9:51 AM CST
“A few posts ago, search for perch asked, why do fish stop biting..In this case Daphne. Daphne is a creature that is the size of a grain of sand. It is the magic that feeds baby fish and minnows, etc. It reproduces often, sometimes every few weeks, even in the winter. They eat zoo plankton (small algae specks in the water column). This algae's abundance controls the amount of Daphne.”

There must be a lot of Daphne in the underwater world right now as fishing has not been good the last few weeks and even into this last weekend particularly down in that area… I ran into a group renting from you on a lake up north over the weekend, and they were a long ways from basecamp

“When they have reproduced enough to consume all of the algae, they die suddenly.”

Once this involuntary method of feeding comes to an end are you predicting the fishing will begin to pick up again? The walleyes and perch are definitely in a coma induced state - Daphne overdose??

“Secondly the abundance of light making it to the algae (snow cover). The lake fishing will suck for about five years, before the fertilizer gets used up or changes into something less harmful to the lake. When algae grows, it use fertilizer in the water and this year we have very little snow cover.”

If I’m following you correctly you believe that Dissolved oxygen is also playing a role- which is a key element in water quality. Once this demand is placed on the natural supply of dissolved oxygen (BOD biochemical oxygen demand) the demand for more oxygen increases it leaves the water with less oxygen for supporting fish and other aquatic life. So are you saying that the fishing quality in your area of the state will basically be shut down for the next 5 years due to the combination of lack of snow and/or in this case a high nutrient load of inorganics like Nitrogen and phosphorous and low oxidation rates??

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DONALD SCHNERING
DONALD SCHNERING
Joined: 12/22/2009
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FISHING REPORT
2/1/15 11:00 AM CST
Ice Depth: 24"
Feb 1st; The perch bite has improved to very good. Walleye has also improved to good. Northern bite is the same. A new lake is doing good. The snow is gone for the most part on the ice. The accesses are very good and travel on the ice is very good with 4x4 pickups. Ice is 24 inches and very good. Ice cleats are a must. I have openings. A few posts ago, search for perch asked, why do fish stop biting. Another and the most common cause is filter feeding. Filter feeding is the collection of small food on the gills of a fish. When they clear their gills they eat without knowing it. In this case Daphne. Daphne is a creature that is the size of a grain of sand. It is the magic that feeds baby fish and minnows, etc. It reproduces often, sometimes every few weeks, even in the winter. They eat zoo plankton (small algae specks in the water column). This algae's abundance controls the amount of Daphne. Daphne can be seen on an underwater camera as lite gray clouds that move slowly in clear water. When they have reproduced enough to consume all of the algae, they die suddenly. I have observed this cycle on one of our biggest lakes back in the winter of 2007. It was a five week cycle. Some very fertile lakes don't cycle for years. The first three weeks had very good fishing. The fourth, fishing slowed and the fifth week, fishing was dead. Then some algae was observed in the hole after the die off. Then the cycle started over again. The water was very clear. Also the cycle was in a different week on other parts of the lake, half a mile away. The starter of this Phenomenon is the fertility of the lake water. Secondly the abundance of light making it to the algae (snow cover). Sloughs and lakes that have a lot of fertilized fields and or city waste water in their drainage basin, are going to be fertile lakes. When we get a very heavy down pour of rain just after the fields were fertilized. The lake fishing will suck for about five years, before the fertilizer gets used up or changes into something less harmful to the lake. When algae grows, it use fertilizer in the water and this year we have very little snow cover. Good fishing and good luck. Don 608-697-6910 c

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DONALD SCHNERING
DONALD SCHNERING
Joined: 12/22/2009
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FISHING REPORT
1/29/15 4:28 PM CST
Ice Depth: 24"
Jan 29th; Some of our guy's have done well but most have struggled. The perch bite is fickle. One day your a hero and the next not so much. The walleyes are doing better this week. The northern are still good. Tip ups work some of the time for northern. The best method I have found for catching northern is using a red or other bright colored buck shot rattle spoon with a minnow head. Jig it easy up about 18 inches, drop it 9 inches fast enough so your line goes limp. It is free falling. Then slow lower the other 9 inches. This action will invert the buck shot and the BB will travel to the end of it's tube and back again, making a noise. This noise attracts fish to come and look. With northern they may hit it or not. If you see a big fish on the locator or once every few minutes, lift your buck shot as high as you can and drop it with limp line (Fast Drop). Watch the free falling buck shots line for stopping before it gets to the bottom. If it does then set the hook. Most of the time the northern will get it before it gets halfway down. The snow is gone for the most part on the ice. The accesses are very good and travel on the ice is very good with 4x4 pick ups. Ice is 24 inches and very good. Ice cleats are a must. I have openings. Good fishing and good luck. Don 608-697-6910 c


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Mr. Twister
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FISHING REPORT
1/29/15 11:23 AM CST
Conditions: Raining Air Temp: 31° - 35° F
Our group fished with Don's help 1-22-15 thru 1-24-15. We were targeting perch and walleye. We ended up with 3 guys catching their limit of perch with a few walleyes mixed in.The others had a bunch of perch also. We used the smallest macho minnow's in dreamsicle and white with green. We also tipped each hook on the treble with a spike. These baits were also tasered with light to make them glow as the water was a little stained. Between the glow and the clanking of the metal tail on the bait it definitely brought the fish in. Don also filled us in on the dead spikes working better than the live ones, which was the factor in catching our limit. The main key for us was locating the fish by constantly moving and drilling holes, a technique we learned from Tony Roach on miller Lacs in MN, called Ice trolling. It's simple if you stay in 1 spot and are not catching fish, you better move, they won't come looking for you!!! We were fishing Marvin Miller Lake in the rain and wind.Some members in our group used the forage minnow in pink and white, again as small as possible that glow when tasered. I would recommend Don Schnering for your trip here, his knowledge is second to none in the area, as we will be back next year. Tight lines and good fishing !! Big Smile Mr. Twister Kenosha, WI

Nack0402
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1/28/15 4:10 PM CST
What are the northern biting on?

SerchforPerch
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1/27/15 1:57 PM CST
THANKS DONNY!!

While fishing last weekend, a lumbersexual dressed fellow moved within about 10 yds of me and proceeded to fish a hole that I drilled earlier that morning... After about 5 minutes he sarcastically called for me from his hole, asking "Where are all the fish"?? With an equally sarcastic Dakotan draw, I replied, "You're using the wrong bait".. Unfortunately, my bag was just as empty as his, but he didn't know that Wink... I could only reminisce about how good the fishing was down there last year or like you said, “earlier in the year”..

Water bugs eh? I’ve seen this exact same occurrence, but with Leeches - thousands of them, everywhere you looked!!

DONALD SCHNERING
DONALD SCHNERING
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FISHING REPORT
1/26/15 8:24 PM CST
Ice Depth: 23"
Jan 26th; Some of our guys found some nice perch and walleyes in a new spot. The other lakes we are fishing have good days and bad days. Your question SEARCH FOR PERCH. The only evidence is early this season the fishing was hot on most of the traditional lakes. Then they all quit biting at the same time. This could be a hatch of a water bug. The oarsmen water bug has been reported to be in hi numbers in shallow water this year. It is just a guess. Remember, Mother Nature is a chronic drunk this year. She is hung over and late for work most of the time. Walleyes are slow. One lake still gives up a few nice sized ones. The northern fishing is very good on some lakes. The snow is gone for the most part on the ice. The accesses are very good and travel on the ice is very good with 4x4 pick ups. Ice is 23 inches. Ice cleats are a must. I have openings. Good fishing and good luck. Don 608-697-6910 c


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SerchforPerch
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FISHING REPORT
1/26/15 1:12 PM CST
Decided to head back up for one more round of NODAK fishing and to be honest - Fishing was horrible!! Talked to a bunch of other folks with the same report (close to napolean).. Started in Lehr and worked my way to a few other lakes with less pressure and the fishing picked up.. Perch bite was solid, however, the eyes were a little more finicky.. Cant remember the last time I fished in the rain at the tail end of January..

Don- I typically use your reports but curious on your thoughts as to why the fish arent biting during optimal times? water quality issue or an over abundance of food?? ANy thoughts??..

Thanks!

boxman1
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1/25/15 10:24 AM CST
Im in. I can never find anybody that wants to go.

Boxmsn

fishinggils
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1/22/15 2:01 PM CST
Hey Neil, Give me jingle my poles are ready.. Chatted with Don a few weeks back... been waiting for some guys to go with..Anytime OKAY with me. SIXO8-343-FOR12EIGHT

goinout
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1/21/15 10:34 AM CST
Just curious if there are any Wisconsin guys who might want to put together a three to five day trip to Don's in Lehr. Seems if we could get 4 of us to go and a couple of vehicles we could keep some costs down - especially with 2.00 gas. I live near Steven's Point. I would prefer to go middle of the week because of my daughters Bball games on Saturday's, but if I have to miss one of them, then so be it. Haven't been out to Lehr yet and want to give it a try. Anytime in February. Hope to also get to DL the third week in March and may need someone to split gas for that trip too. Just send me a PM to touch base or we can share phone numbers to talk details. Just please note that I like to spend as much time as possible on the ice, pretty much sun up to sun down, moving around if necessary, every day. I don't mind having a few, but not interested in sitting in bars. How about it Petes.pub, Dodgeman, Boxman? Here is a pic of a bonus slot Walleye from Central Wisconsin bagged on 4 lb crappie rod 21 FOW. My best fish of the season. Thanks, Neal

DONALD SCHNERING
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Joined: 12/22/2009
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FISHING REPORT
1/18/15 6:32 PM CST
Ice Depth: 22"
Jan 18th; A new perch lake is producing some nice fish. Cold fronts are always going to slow it down. Walleyes are slow. One lake still gives up a few nice sized ones. The northern fishing is very good on some lakes and too dam good on an other lake. The snow is gone for the most part on the ice. The accesses are very good and travel on the ice is very good with 4x4 pick ups. Ice is 22 inches. Ice cleats are a must. I have openings. Remember, you can't bring into ND any bait that lives in water! We do not want VHS Disease. Note to the guys that were busted at Devils Lake last summer with no regard to fish limits and got off on a technicality. We do not want you or any others like you to come to Lehr or any where else in North Dakota. You are an embarrassment to all fishermen. Good fishing and good luck. Don 608-697-6910 c

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1/14/15 10:34 PM CST
here are some Lehr area pics for you Smile Big Smile Tounge Out

Nack0402
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1/14/15 4:43 PM CST
Does anyone have any pictures? Smile

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