Upper St Croix Lake, Douglas County

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3/7/18 @ 9:59 AM
FISHING REPORT
Capt. Jarrid Houston
Jarrid Houston
USER since 5/24/16

MOON PHASE (66%)
Waning Gibbous

Decent report..  Thanks for taking "enough" for a meal!  Makes a difference, and hopefully the other 50 in teh fish village helped the cause.  My gut feeling tells me otherwise.

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3/7/18 @ 9:59 AM
FISHING REPORT
Capt. Jarrid Houston
Jarrid Houston
USER since 5/24/16

MOON PHASE (66%)
Waning Gibbous

Decent report..  Thanks for taking "enough" for a meal!  Makes a difference, and hopefully the other 50 in teh fish village helped the cause.  My gut feeling tells me otherwise.

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3/6/18 @ 9:52 AM
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Shanagolden
Shanagolden
USER since 3/18/13

MOON PHASE (76%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
31° - 35° F

Fished on saturday afternoon down by the Island on the south end.  We were among about at least 50 other people out there.  It was a village out there.  Some action with Bluegills, Crappies and Perch.  Nothing great had to do a lot of hole hopping and sorting to find any keepers.  Did take home about 10 gills and crappies for a meal.  

Ice was in great shape, someone had plowed several roads and made travel easy.  If you got off the plowed area you would have needed 4 wheel drive as there was a crust with some slush underneath but it wasnt bad.  Didnt measure but close to 30 inches of ice

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6/29/17 @ 8:34 AM
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Capt. Jarrid Houston
Jarrid Houston
USER since 5/24/16

MOON PHASE (37%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F
Took a night to do some grilling, boat riding, swimming and fishing with the wife and dog.  Started out grilling at the Park up on the NE end.  Nice park with plenty of parking, rest rooms and grills (bring own charcoal and lighter fluid). Then went for a ride in the boat to the Beach by Lucious Woods.  Swam for a while with the dog. Then went fishing.  Started out slow and unable to located anything other than a couple of small largies. Ended up running into a pile of crappies with a few big gills mixed in. 12 feet of water with a soft plast was best. Ended up catching about 25 fish including a nice largie, a nice pike, and a smaller walleye. It was a catch and release night (mostly always is for us!). We like the let em go, let em grow approach.  Fun night on ULSC.

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8/18/16 @ 8:40 AM
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Capt. Jarrid Houston
Jarrid Houston
USER since 5/24/16

MOON PHASE
Full Moon

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F
Lakeview Lodge Bar and Houston's Guide Service hosted the first annual bass fishing tournament this last Saturday on ULSC.  It was a great turnout and we saw several bass caught weighed recorded and released.  Cash payout was 1-3 places.  We also had several prizes raffled off and a funraiser for the outdoor club of Solon Springs.  Best bass was a 4 lb smally, 2nd place was 3.25 pound large and 3rd was a 3 pound large.  It was a derby style tournament meaning biggest fish weighed first was going to win tie breakers.  Most anglers did better in the morning hours before the sun came out.  We even had a a contestant catcha a musky.  Others caught several pike and a few walleyes as well.  This was a conservation tournament, further meaning no fish were harvested!!!  The fish were caught in all areas of the lake using a plethra of techniques.  We look forward to next year and thank you for all the support!  Tight Lines, JH

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7/13/16 @ 8:29 AM
Capt. Jarrid Houston
Jarrid Houston
USER since 5/24/16

Make no mistake they are in there.  Your right, lots n lots of little ones, but every once in awhile there is a big one caught.  About 5 years ago talking to a lake home owner up on the NE side, he said he had a 42"er floating dead on his beach that spring.  And I know we boat fish from 18"-26" every summer.  The key is to harvest the small ones and let the bigger ones swim.  That way we all have a stab at catching a "quality" pike.  Same goes for walleyes.  We have caught lot n lots of small ones, but every once in a while we get a good picture fish.  26" is the biggest we have brought top side and hopefully it is still swimming.  It would be hovering around that 30" mark today making it a old fish. 

Also, I sometimes hear of a few smaller muskies being caught (although we have not seen one) only on camera from other guys fishing days.  Good luck out there,

Jarrid

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7/12/16 @ 12:51 PM
PimplySwede
PimplySwede
USER since 1/6/09

Double-edged sword - too bad that a great fish died for nobody's benefit, but it's good to know that those little hammerhandles actually grow up.  I haven't caught one over 24" in forever on this lake.


Maybe the eagles made use of it........

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7/11/16 @ 12:06 PM
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Capt. Jarrid Houston
Jarrid Houston
USER since 5/24/16

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

Had a nice guide trip last friday on ULSC.  Caught 5 walleyes, a couple smallies, some blue gills, perch and pike.  Fishing off of wind blown shorelines was key and using tackle that made for much commotion helped too.  Oh also, located a floating dead pike that was probably a 10lber.  Tough to know how it died?

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6/1/16 @ 11:32 AM
Manitou
Manitou
USER since 7/23/03

Hi everyone,

I will be staying in Brule 6/8 to 6/14 and would appreciate any timely advice for pan fish, walleye, and bass fishing on this lake.  Not looking to fill the freezer, just catch enough for a fish fry or 2.

Thanks in advance.  Feel free to Private Message me.

Kevin

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5/27/16 @ 10:25 AM
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Capt. Jarrid Houston
Jarrid Houston
USER since 5/24/16

MOON PHASE (69%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F
Lakeview will be hosting a bass C&R tournament on Aug 13th this summer! FYI.  We will be judges and rule enforcers.  Get signed up and lets have a good time!!!

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