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Fearthedeer
Fearthedeer
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6/30/15 11:42 AM CST
To answer your question there are gar in this lake. I had 2 swim underneath my kayak last spring. But earlier this year I caught a smaller northern reeling in my bobber with worm so yes it could be a northern or gar.

jish
jish
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Joined: 8/18/2006
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FISHING REPORT
6/30/15 9:39 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 81° - 88° F
Was up in Shawano visiting family and brought the new (to me) boat up to get out fishing with my boys and cousin. Don't know the lake at all, and still learning this art of fishing, so figured we'd see where the other fishermen are and follow their lead. There were tons of boats all around the island, so that's where we focused. Started on the northwest side in 8-12 fow and marked fish but didn't have any luck. Pushed over to the east side and caught a few small pannies in 6ish fow. Then went over to the north side of the island in 10-12 fow and started hitting fish nearly every cast. Nothing of any real size though. A couple big blue gill that we ended up throwing back cause not nearly enough for a fish fry. Then my 7 year old is reeling in a catch, and I get a glimpse of what looks like a skinny but long 26-28" northern. I go grab the net and get there just in time to see him pull the fish right next to the boat, and then see it dive down and snap his 4lb test line. Sad My older son said he thinks the fish was a gar, and I actually didn't see the mouth. I was thinking that it looked to skinny for a northern of that length. Anyone know if there are gar on this lake? Seemed a little odd that a northern that long would grab a crawler piece sitting out on a bobber, but I thought maybe he got a small pan fish first and then the northern jumped on it. Anyway, disappointing to not boat the nicest fish of the weekend, but he was ecstatic that he "caught" the northern that he had talked about catching the entire ride up to Shawano. Unfortunately, I was skunked on the bass & northern that I was casting for, but always fun when the kiddies are catching fish.

Went out Sunday with the wifey and all 5 kids (yep FIVE), but only got a couple small ones. Pretty rough day on the water, but the kids had a blast being out on the boat anyway. Until next time Shawano.

jish
jish
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6/26/15 2:54 PM CST
Heading up to Shawano from Kenosha to go fishing tomorrow morning with my cousin (who lives up there) and my 2 boys. This will only be my 2nd time out on Shawano Lake, and we didn't have much luck the first time around. Planning to target some pan fish for the boys, and bass/northern for my cousin and I. If anyone would be willing to share some info on what gear/bait has been catching them and any general info on where to fish, it would be greatly appreciated.

I'll be sure to post a report on how it goes.

tgeman
tgeman
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Joined: 6/23/2015
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FISHING REPORT
6/23/15 10:55 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Just a note "Vodkadrummer"--I found your 27 inch walleye floating dead today about 1/2 mile from Bluegill hill. yes IT WAS a nice fish. Water temps in the 70's people have to take EXTREME care when handling and releasing these warhorses. These things happen, it is just unfortunate to see such a wonderful walleye dead for future seagull food. Obviously this could be a different fish, but it looked like it had been dead since the 21st. Way to coincidental. Hot water is tough on walleye stress

vodkadrummer
vodkadrummer
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Joined: 10/2/2012
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6/21/15 6:59 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Went after Perch and Bluegill today. Wandered out to the middle of the lake as the girlfriend had to use the livewell....ended up jigging 30ft for a while drifting and came up with the biggest Walleye I've ever caught in my life! This 27 incher is still swimming! Big Smile ...oh yeah, and we caught about 10-12 panfish (a few Perch, but mostly Bluegill) after that in about 10 feet just on the edge of some submerged vegetation. Awesome Father's Day!!

FISH-EM
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6/19/15 5:47 PM CST
can anyone pm me and give me some advice on some perch or gills are for the trip in the am. thanks

offshoreslayer
offshoreslayer
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Joined: 8/24/2012
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6/17/15 8:27 AM CST
got out last night from 5-dark, landed close to 100 gills but only managed 15 keepers. Also pulled 3 bass. fished 2-4 FOW.

get the frabill
get the frabill
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Joined: 3/23/2012
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6/16/15 4:28 PM CST
I am thinking of fishing Shawano on a few bad weather days this year when the lake might not be as crowded and am wondering if anyone would be willing to provide info on this lake as it relates to structure for muskies. I will be buying a map tonight but is this a weed bite / rocks / open water?

Thanks in advance.

GTF <*(((><

offshoreslayer
offshoreslayer
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FISHING REPORT
6/16/15 11:31 AM CST
Did anybody get out this morning? Just trying to get an idea of how the storm yesterday affected the gills. Heading out after work will report when I'm done. Tight Lines!

fishinghabit
fishinghabit
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Joined: 6/6/2006
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6/15/15 8:03 PM CST
looking to find out whether the bluegills have moved in to spawn yet. planin on doin some gill fishin this weekend and does anyone have a water temp with it being fairly warm this weekend especially sunday thanks

rserva
rserva
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Joined: 9/7/2011
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6/12/15 11:35 AM CST
Does anyone know where I can rent a small boat for a few days? I don't believe either of the two marinas rent small boats any longer. Something I can put a 9.9 motor on. Thanks!

E.J.1
E.J.1
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Joined: 8/17/2013
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6/10/15 9:09 PM CST
S &S MARINA CALL 715-524-3388

CaptnBob
CaptnBob
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Joined: 6/10/2015
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6/10/15 7:47 AM CST
There is a marina in the channel across from the Lighthouse Bar that rents slips not sure the name of it. Also I think American Marine has one on the North side of the lake

larryboy
larryboy
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Joined: 1/1/2013
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6/10/15 7:39 AM CST
Does anyone know if Shawano Lake has a marina or place to leave you boat during the summer? Thanks.

CaptnBob
CaptnBob
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Joined: 6/10/2015
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6/10/15 7:36 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 81° - 88° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
Caught this Muskie Monday out on Shawano among lots of other species used a large weedless gold spoon tipped with 4" gulp

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