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vegas492
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7/21/14 8:50 AM CST
Sorry FreddieBoy, I wasn't up on the 4'th. Right before, my wife and I went up to clean the cabin, then we had some friends over for a few days, then we left.

We did do some fishing with a lot of pontooning. Bass were just crazy. Small ones shallow, large ones deep. Didn't pitch for anything else.

I'll be up for a few days in early August. If water temps raise just 4 degrees, the musky fishing should be great. Then the wife and I will be back in the fall for some casting.

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7/20/14 1:06 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
Weather for the past week was lower temp and water when from 71 to 66 and as we left Saturday was back at 70. Lower was lots of northern pike couple 28" ones we hooked tossing for bass. Spinner baits in white produced the most, but black was catching them as well. Upper hooked a 26" musky tossing 10 ft from a dock on a flicker shad my boys gave me for my B-Day. Was on my walleye pole from fishing back home so I figured I would try it. Caught a good size blue gill on it as well.

Lots of guys targeting Crappie on the lower looked to be in 9-11 ft of water. We got some nice bass at 9 ft of water following the contours on the NW and NE side and just SW of the islands. Lots of "lake snakes" (18 and under pike) that the kids loved catching.

Waterski activity was light as the sun and water temps were low but this week I suspect will be more activity. Didn't stop our clan, but did keep some in our group from going except those who think Lake Michigan this time of year is warm. ;-)

Always a good time fishing at Bucky. Keep your lines tight and gotta love the northern that wrap around the weeds so you end up bring up 1/2 weeds / 1/2 fish if you can't get them topside quick enough.

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7/16/14 7:57 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
Muskie fishing has died down after a hot start in June, water temp dropped from 71 to 66! I have been throwing bucktails, jerkbaits, and on Sunday I had a 35 inch follow on top water when water was warmer. If you can I would say get out on the lake this weekend teampatuers are spoused to read high 70's and I think that will turn the muskies on. Good luck and I'll post if I get or see any fish.

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7/12/14 5:01 PM CST
Vegas:

My son Brian and I looked for u on the lake the week of the 4th didnt see ya!

Got to get ur #

Rick

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7/12/14 4:55 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
Was up on Buck the week of the Fourth fishing was good. Lots of Crappies Med size,some big ones ,about 30 every trip out. Fireballs were the ticket when other fisherman struggled. Bass could be caught everywhere, caught a 42 in Musky while bass fishing he swallowed a small bass on my line played him till he was done. Released him! Wife caught this bass in the Upper about 4 to 5 lbs. Was released!. Son caught walleyes off the sunken bars in the upper near the islands. All fish were released except for the crappies for a great fish fry.

Was A fun week.

Rick

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7/11/14 4:30 PM CST
Thanks for the reports! Getting the boat finally rigged so I am ready for some fun.

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7/7/14 12:45 PM CST
Fished the past ten days up on the Buck's. It was some tough fishing with the wind a few days. After a few days of only finding some smaller crappie finally found some bigger 10-13" crappie in deeper water. Did not catch any limits but brought back enough each night for a meal. Plastics tube jigs seemed to work the best, but every night I had to switch up presentations and colors to figure out what they wanted that night, nothing consistant except approximately location.

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7/1/14 2:39 PM CST
Was up 2 weeks ago and stayed on the lower lake. Crappies could be found anywhere you found 8-12 FOW. We caught a TON of small ones. Good sign for future crappie fishing. LOTS of gills in close to shore and LOTS of small bass. Great week of fishing. Water temps were in the lower to mid 60's. Weeds were very very short for that time of year.

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7/1/14 2:20 PM CST
Man. Bass are kind of everywhere. Smaller ones near shorelines in the weeds. Larger ones on the deep weed edges.

We did our damage casting senkos and using leeches on a slip bobber rig. Fished the Bays of Upper to find our bass. And there were a ton. Saw a kid catch a huge largemouth out of the Bay by Bauer's Dam, from shore. Thing must have been 20 inches. And I think his dad put it in a 5 gallon bucket, so it isn't swimming anymore.

Bluegills can be caught near any pier. Buddy of mine must have exercised the 200 gills by our pier.

Pike are all over the weed beds. Mixed in with the bass.

Walleyes? I wouldn't even waste my time in the summer. I'd pitch for muskies at dusk instead.

Gotta fish crappies in the channel in the evening as well. Larsen's Bay should have them as should between the islands if you don't want to sit in the channel.

Good luck and enjoy it up there. Mosquitos were very bad, but went away when I soaked the lawn with the Cutter Spray. That stuff works really well.

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7/1/14 12:21 PM CST
Heading up for a week in paradise July 13. Sounds like the weeds are lower than normal which can be a good thing. Any tips on lures/spots live bait/artificial... Kids (5,8 yr old) love catching bass and northerns and they do toss lures quite well for their age. We stay on the lower but fish both. Where have most fish been coming from and time of day? I picked up some lures from Rick Krueger this past winter at a show (always a great personality) and I will be tossing for northern, muskie, bass and might see if the elusive walleye can be found. Any tips would be appreciated. I'll pass along what I learn as well.

Thanks,

Steve-o

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7/1/14 11:21 AM CST
On Sunday, eh? Thanks for posting.

I got my readings on Saturday. Saturday was warm, maybe it warmed the surface up a little bit?

I'm still a little skeptical about the accuracy of the pontoon fish finder, but it is a Hummingbird Pirahnna. So who knows.

I haven't fished Bucky much since the spring, but crappies appear to be running on the large side. Which is very nice.

And we caught just a ton of largemouth bass everywhere. But none of them were very big. Thought I saw where Mayflies were hatching down towards the bottom of the lake, but then again, that swarm could have been fish finder error.

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7/1/14 11:16 AM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 66° - 70° F
I was reading 67-68 deg. on Sunday for both upper and lower. You're right, the weeds are still down and lake temp. is below normal for this time of yr.

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6/30/14 8:33 AM CST
Had some friends out on the pontoon boat over the weekend. Water temps were 63 on Upper. 64 on Lower. Shallow bays were 67-68. But water was quite cold for this time of year. Could be that the pontoon transducer wasn't working correctly.

Caught really nice crappies in the evening. Had some unreal largemouth bass fishing during the day.

Weeds were not at "normal" levels for this time of year. Lake still looked behind as far as weed growth.

[This post was last edited on 6/30/14 at 12:52 PM]
Buckatabonishome
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6/29/14 10:15 AM CST
Caught another muskie 41". Was caught and released on the Upper.

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6/26/14 7:41 AM CST
Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
Caught and released a 45 inch muskie, was around 24 to 26lbs. Super fat fish!

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