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Buckatabonishome
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8/13/14 7:59 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
This was my final trip as now I'm getting ready to go back to school for my senior year! Fishing was great this year as all I did was throw for muskies, I got 3 over the span of 4 trips which consisted of around 35-40 days. I had over 20 follow ups on both the upper and lower missed a muskie by the island on the lower on top water, and had a big follow on top water by the island which I est. around 45-48 inches. I caught two fish on the upper by musky bay in around 12 feet of water both coming in at 41 inches one I caught in late June and the other just this past sunday. My big fish was a 45 incher which I picked up by hi banks along the east shore in about 11 ft of water a ways out from shore. My surprise fish of the summer was a 4.78lb 20 inch large mouth I caught by the damn on a top raider musky lure. All musky caught on Bucktails, for the guys who plan to fish the lake for the tourny I would throw Bucktails in the weeds. Also I had two fish up by the boat landing one 35 and the other 40. Good luck guys and post back if you get anything.

vegas492
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8/11/14 8:46 AM CST
Just returned from a Fellas extended weekend up on Buckatabon. Did a little fishing, little golfing, lotsa drinking and lotsa eating. All were excellent.

Buckatabon did not disappoint. Found crappies, thick in our one evening of fishing them. Must have caught 30 in about an hour and a half at dusk. Tons were 5-7 inches long, but we got about a dozen beauties like these. The biggest one was a legitimate 14 incher. I haven't seen size like that our there in a while. The other two that were kept were in that 10.5 inch range. Nice little fish fry planned for me and the wife tonight.

In the day we found the crappies near the same spot, but action was slower. We ran into a lot of largemouth which were fun on our panfish rods.

We musky fished a few prime spots when there was actually wind. Buddy of mine had a hit on a bulldog, but missed the fish. But a nice boil came up from the water, so I doubt that it was a little pike.

Another buddy had one swipe at a bucktail towards the back of the boat. Never saw the size, but he said it just missed his bait.

About 45 minutes later, he got a great hit, set the hook and this 42.5 incher came into the boat. Really engulfed the bucktail. Had to cut the hook out of it's lower jaw. Fish was a little stressed, so he held it carefully and we got it back into the water right away. Took a few minutes, but she dove away strong. Fish was caught at moonrise in the evening.

Shortly thereafter another buddy had a hit on a tube that didn't stick.

So, we had some nice opportunities and cashed in an a nice 'ski and a nice pile of crappie fillets.

Can't wait to get back up in the fall.

1michaelfishing
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8/9/14 9:07 AM CST
Anyone have a fishing report going up next thursday.

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.

vegas492
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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?

muskenut
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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.

thechief
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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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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.

smeylink
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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.

FreddieBoy
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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

FreddieBoy
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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

smeylink
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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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