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jimsteelwheel
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FISHING REPORT
5/28/13 10:29 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 56° - 60° F
During week of 5/18/2013 to 5/25/2013, Fishing on the whole spotty - Still affected by late ice out (reportedly 3 days before season opener). Water temp: 59-62 Degrees.

Reports of jumbo perch being taken in 8ft and deeper.

We primarily fished for northern and some crappie/bluegill. Northern fishing was considerably less than past years, but those caught(mostly on small chubs) were small but great action. Some windy conditions (15-25 mph) on a couple of days limited choice spots to fish. Some protection on Southern portion of lake, especially off the island. Good news weather was mostly sunny and limited rain, mostly overnight.

Fishing probably still limited due to unstable weather conditions, so may be a couple of weeks before action returns to spring "normal" (my Opinion).

Hope this helps. Jim the steel wheel.

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5/27/13 12:16 PM CST
Hows the fishing up there right now, are the crappies/bluegills staging?

BlackCobra331
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5/13/13 11:46 PM CST
Going up Saturday. What is the water temp in this area?

Larrzg
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5/13/13 10:32 PM CST
Whats the status of the crappie spawn as of this week, May 13-17th? Anyone know?

nrthlnd
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5/5/13 7:32 PM CST
Check out this web cam for ice conditions on Pickerel Lake

http://www.peltzrainbowretreat.com/

Fishermanski
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5/5/13 6:45 PM CST
We are staying at a resort on this lake starting 5/15. Any reports on ice conditions?

Musky Ben
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4/17/13 10:19 AM CST
hoodybobber:

Ice still there and talking with a couple of local people, it may be close as to whether its still on or not... Though there was the belief that they were raising the level of the lake, so that may help open the ice open a bit faster. That being the case, it would seem likely that the lake may be ice free away from the boat landing. The landing is good (though steep) and is situated away from most all of the current areas so it could conceivably have ice on that side. On Pickeral, you will be targeting mostly panfish and northern pike. Any other catch should probably be considered incidental.

As for the Rainbow, it likely could be open, but again can you get on it... Though one of its landings, closest to the dam does have current flow close to it, so you should stand a decent chance if its open of getting on the lake. You should be able to target some walleyes here and trolling is an option... Lastly if open there is another good launch right across from Pickeral on J. Both the Rainbow launches are steep, so have good emergency brakes and DO NOT unclip your boat until its over water as I have watched boats come off trailers!!! Good luck and have a safe trip to, while and after your Northwoods fishing opener!!!

Musky Ben

HoodyBobber
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4/13/13 9:14 AM CST
Coming up with my future son in law to the pickerel Lake area opening weekend and staying a few extra days. can anyone tell me what the ice is like now or is there open water...

Never fished this area, but we plan is to work the Rainbow flowage and Pickerel lake.. Mostly catch and release with a few keepers for a fish fry while were there.. any comments on boat launces good vs bad ones... or any tips on what fish are being targeted in early May... types of baits, pointers that may put us on to some fish, I imagined its going to be tough with just getting use to the area also fishing with this cold weather that's been sticking with us.. plus being opening weekend.

Still no mater how fishing is, or what the weather is like... For me, its about getting out and enjoying the beauty of the outdoors and chillen in the boat.

PS... I shot this picture the other day in my back yard it was one of those KODAK moments, I know its not fishen but rather a unusual pic to share

Thanks Keep the line tight HoodyBobber

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3/11/13 9:28 PM CST
Hey Ben, have you made it out yet?

Musky Ben
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3/4/13 3:35 PM CST
Igor:

Thanks for the friendly reminder... I know I am going to get back out there, but it could be another ten days yet... I am hoping to stay away from the 15"-20" of slush that is plaguing most lakes right now. Hell I even got stuck in my back yard yesterday!!! The only thing that was good about that was no water in the snow, while I used a come-along to get it back out and onto the drive way!!! Check back in with me in the middle of next week, we'll see if we can get out there...

Musky Ben

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3/4/13 12:57 PM CST
Ben: This is just a friendly reminder if you happen to be out that way, taking a look would be greatly appreciated. Finding it would brighten a 6 year-old's day big time.

Thanks.

Musky Ben
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2/26/13 9:15 AM CST
Igor:

Can you be a little more specific than the west shore... With a reminder in a week or so, I would be happy to look around the next time I'm over that way and can get on the lake a little easier...

Musky Ben

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FISHING REPORT
2/25/13 12:59 PM CST
Ice Depth: 23"
No reports since 6/18/12? WOW.

Fished all weekend with my son and had slow but steady pike action. Moved around quite a bit to get them but 5-8 FOW over weeds worked great. did not jig. Lots of slush and with the weather it's only going to get worse. All pike caught on red trebles & shiners. NOTHING on smelt. Kept 6 between 20 & 28" on the weekend.

On another note, if anyone happens to be fishing along the West shore and comes across a red Badgers football, please PM me for information to return. My 6 year-old left it on the ice Saturday and is devastated so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

Timmothy A
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FISHING REPORT
6/18/12 12:50 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 81° - 88° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Back from the week of fishing. The weeds were definitely taller than normal, made my style of fishing a little tougher, along with the big south winds Sunday-Wednesday. We ended up catching about 165 pike, with a good amount around 20" (18" is our threshold for keepers), but nothing longer than 23" (usually we pull some 27's out). Ate and brought plenty home to eat and give to folks who don't get out. Fished over the weed beds and edges. I even did a little jigging with minnows in weeds on slow days (very sunny days), to try and find some more active fish - didn't work very well. Caught quite a few crappies on micro plastics over the weeds as well. Good lure colors were orange, black and gold. Too weedy to toss many crankbaits, but we did manage a few on those. The bonus fish were a 24" walleye and a 19 1/2" lmb. The eye was a pig. Luckily I put an 18 1/2" lmb on the wall last year, so putting the 19 1/2" back wasn't as painful. Even caught 2 rockies. Thursday AM before the big bunch of rain, the pike were going crazy, we boated 42 in 5 hrs, with almost half being over 18".

Timmothy A
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6/9/12 6:01 AM CST
Thanks Steve, this will be our 4th or 5th year coming up this time in June. My favorite pike pattern is fishing over the cabbage/weeds. The only year we had issues was when the water was way down 2 years ago, it made fishing some of the bays tougher. We'll also be looking for crappies in 7-10 fow, but maybe those will be deeper following early spring, but they will tell us wehere they are at. I'll have a detailed report when we get back. It's always a great time when you can fish 14 hrs a day for 6 days. Smile

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