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Tyrone Larson
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11/8/13 7:49 PM CST
Found a Minn Kota Ipilot controller at the Upper Bucky launch on Monday, Nov. 4th. PM me for further details. Ice at the launch this morning. Surface temps on the main lake were 40 degrees on Tuesday.

vegas492
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10/8/13 12:06 PM CST
Was up for an extended weekend at the cabin. Got a few eyes on a different lake, but did get in a musky trip on Sunday after the Packer game.

Sun came out for the first time in three days. When it was out, we had three follows from three very large fish. Estimated them at 43, 45 and 47ish. The big girl opened her mouth a few times behind my glide bait. I think she nipped our sucker at the boat as it freaked out and when we pulled it up, there was a gash on it's side.

Fish were in the weeds close to deeper water.

Water was 60 degrees on Upper.

Wish I was still up there.

Gargi
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8/15/13 6:12 AM CST
Not a report, but an inquiry. We're headed up there Sept 15 for a week. With this Summer's cooler temperatures, is an early turnover expected? Last year, we were in the Chetek area around the same time and the water was so murky, it was difficult to fish.

First time to Buckatabon. Any advice is appreciated!

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8/12/13 2:28 PM CST
I can catch them in the spring, first week of May, but that is about it.

I haven't targetted them in a few years, outside of the spring. But it takes a lot to get them on Bucky. First off, I know they are on most weed edges in the lake, I'm taking Upper here. But you have to get your bait down to where they are without getting bit first by a small northern pike or a largemouth bass. Both species are overly abundent in the lake system.

So, if I were to try it now, or in the fall, I'd probably focus on weed edges close to other structure like rocks. And I'd probably fish twilight and into the night hours when the bass and pike may not be so active.

And on these lakes, I wouldn't use crawlers or leeches as the pirahnna (bluegills) will rob you blind.

One thing about the Bucks, though, when you get a walleye it is usually very nice sized.

muskenut
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8/12/13 12:59 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
Walleye fishing on the bucks is iffy at best now. No year class. We have a huge population of LMB that take the walleye frye.

marshman80
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8/10/13 9:11 PM CST
Was wondering how the walleye fishing is on the lake. Was up a there a couple of years ago and no luck at all. Was told ice fishing was more successfull. Thinking of trying again around end of September. Any info would be appreciated.

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7/31/13 8:10 AM CST
Got north for a little extended weekend. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

I hit an area lake for muskies during the 3 hours of nice weather that I had before the cold front hit. All I can say is "Wow".

Fished Bucky on Saturday evening for crappies in Larsen's Bay. Caught about a dozen in an hour and a half. Most were small, around 7-8 inchers, but one was about 11 to 11.5. All are still swimming. Fish were concentrated out a little deeper in the bay and suspended over 15 feet of water. There were a few on the weedline, but no where near as many. 1/32 ounce jigs with white tails were the ticket.

I did cruise a few weedlines that I like to musky fish and saw that the weeds were up nicely. I'll be up in a week to try the muskies.

muskenut
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7/18/13 11:13 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny
Well, wasn't that useful information!!!

[This post was last edited on 7/18/13 at 11:15 AM]
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7/3/13 8:34 AM CST
You can catch almost every species of fish in the lake in Larsen's Bay on the weed edges with a 1/16 ounce jig and fathead minnow.

Musky wise, if you aren't seeing them or getting bit, fish opposite. If you are in the weeds and not seeing fish, head out over open water. If you are in open water, head to the weeds. If you are fishing during the day, try at night and vice versa.

FishRbitin5
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7/2/13 10:02 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F
Wondering if anyone has any tips for upper or lower Buckatabon. A bit slower this year than last year and I only have 3 days of fishIng left up here. Just seeing if anyone has any bait/ lure tips or depths fish have been hitting at. Fishing has been good, but not outstanding - I appreciate the help and I guess that's why they call it fishing and not catchingSmile. Always beautiful up here though!

musky1011
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5/23/13 7:10 PM CST
Conditions: Raining Air Temp: 56° - 60° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
fish (crappies)are in the stumps as the water warms up look for 62 or more degree water better warm up a bit though the rain the last two days sucked there are ALOT of bass in the lakes this year..even more than ever

Patrick Whie
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5/15/13 7:37 PM CST
I will be up their next week all so on a pontoon boat never fished it before PAT I will look u up ><>><>><> GOOD LUCK Cool

musky1011
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5/15/13 5:05 PM CST
i will be on bucky's next week...white alumacraft classic 165 w/75 optimax

if you are around look me up

muskenut
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5/10/13 9:52 AM CST
ice is out.

Patrick Whie
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5/9/13 7:08 PM CST
Ice out yet? Evil Grin

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