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esox80
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7/31/14 11:51 AM CST
Sounds like he maybe fell out of his own boat (heart attack?) while underway and then it hit him.

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7/31/14 10:14 AM CST
Wasn't me. And although I can't get hold of my father, it doesn't look like he was up there at that time.

Kind of paniced me there for a moment.

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7/31/14 9:36 AM CST
Muskenut, all I found was this: http://www.wsaw.com/news/headlines/UPDATE-1-Dead-in-Vilas-Co-Boating-Accident-269382121.html?device=phone

muskenut
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7/31/14 8:57 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 56° - 60° F
Anybody know anything about the boating accident on Upper yesterday?

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7/27/14 11:47 AM CST
Conditions: Raining Air Temp: 61° - 65° F
I was out early evening on Sat. 7/26 and the water temp. on upper was 69 deg. and lower was 70 deg. and the weather today isn't going to improve the temps.

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7/25/14 10:47 AM CST
late report: fished 7/18 first 20 minutes on bucky, that was it bite was over, never saw another fish for the rest of the weekend

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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.

Buckatabonishome
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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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