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Maynard56
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2/25/15 10:18 PM CST
Ice Depth: 18" Conditions: Snowing
Fished near the dredge hole today from about noon to 515 PM. Sat over a drop off that started about 3 feet deep and dropped to 12 feet in a very short distance. Some vegetation and plenty of fish. Gills, crappie, and perch were on the camera all day.

I tried several different colors of various small jigs with waxworms, live minnows, minnow heads, minnow tails, and even canned corn. Also tried plain hooks with the above. Had my STD (Sullivan Tip Down) running with a big shiner all day.

Everything was checked out, then ignored. I even tapped fish on the head with my bait. They could not have shown less interest.

One perch stole a loosely hooked waxworm, and that was about it.

Highlight of the day was when a 4 inch catfish came to the top of one of my holes and kept me company for an hour or so.

Still a good day outdoors (well, when I wasn't in my SNO-BOAT).

Petri Heil. Cool

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2/24/15 1:02 PM CST
CRA.....Try the Wolf river in the spring! 1 day = 400 hard fighting fish...btw there is no limit on Whites there... And your right....take the darker meat off and they are great!

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2/24/15 8:32 AM CST
The only time I eat white bass is from either early spring or ice. Catch 'em on the spawn, it's like taking candy from a baby while they are stacked up on the dam. I've never really run into a huge white bass run on the ice- but then again I've never really targeted them specifically (nor cared to)

Eating 'em fresh from the river is a treat comparable to crappie. Like others said, fillet them out and remove the stripe of dark meat; also be careful with the pee sack when you skin 'em it seems like they have a larger sack than their crappie cousins, once you knick it, you ruin the taste of the meat.

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2/24/15 12:31 AM CST
badgerstatehunter,

You're exactly right and thank you. I should've made that clear in my response about the two. But, I was only referring to the two terms that seem to be used by so many, in Wisconsin. Stay safe and tight lines, everyone.

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2/23/15 10:01 PM CST
Someone seems pretty full of themselves, I personally would love to get on some white bass on the river. I fish a ton on 4,5 and 5a but never really run into white bass through the ice. I really like the 10-12 inch class for eating, the bigger ones aren't very good so they get a pass. I'd trade a bucket of crappies for a bucket of white bass any day of the week but to each their own. On that note I'd be more than willing to give up a few dynamite late ice crappie patterns for a solid white bass bite.

crestliner15
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2/23/15 7:31 PM CST
Alotta guys say they are really good. You just take the backstrap piece. Ive tried it a couple times and dont care for it. To me it is flavorless and just has a weird texture. There fun to catch though

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2/23/15 7:14 PM CST
Ice Depth: 16" Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 26° - 30° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
girlfriend and i fished off fishermans road on sat. lots of vehicles driving out, so as did we. set up tip ups for northerns, got one flag that she missed. she did catch two whitebass on an yellow/orange Moon Glow with her jig pole. i later caught another whitebass jigging a Live Forage Jiggin Shad. also caught a few crappies 7-9inch range, and one 10inch perch. by that time, the cold front moved in and we called it a day.

on a by-note, i watched infisherman sunday morning and they were catching whitebass down in texas, and keeping them for a fish dinner! can anybody vouch for if they are good to eat? any special way to fix'em up? Wondering

badgerstatehunter
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2/23/15 8:38 AM CST
gillpill. they are white bass, not stripers. stripers are a seperate species and don't live in this area. it is like calling a crappie a bluegill. they're different fish.

have been doing decent the last few weeks, downsizing is a must. perch and bluegills mainly. i think in roughly 2 weeks, barring a warm up, the switch should be flipped and the bite will become amazing.

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2/22/15 7:59 PM CST
Hi radioman what are your rates? I'm looking for a guide to put me on some stripers and perch through the ice.

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2/21/15 10:50 AM CST
Cronk,don't worry about gilpil!I lived in onalasja for 7 yrs and caught a lot of WHUTE BASS.Never ate but had a buddy that did said they were like crappies.good luck

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2/21/15 12:10 AM CST
Ive been playin cards all day so i must have missed something. white bass striper who gives a s*^$! All i know is CR and Pete we call them white bass. Also there are yellow bass. So if the only contribution you have is to critique the name by which some folks call a particular fish??? go play with your leggos.

Gillpill trolls from thread to thread questioning everyone that is lucky enough to catch a fish. He does not report dinky doo! If your ever looking for some late evening entertainment just go look at his posts. Just sayin.. someone needs a friend and or hobby.

Radioman let me know how you guys do this weekend. My son and i will be getting a place in lacrosse for the weekend around the 10th of march. would love to find some fish. If the weathers the same as last year on those dates we should be in for a good time!! killed it last year. on the BR and in stoddard fishing over the pocket out from the Boat houses. there my tip for anyone chasing crappie and piggy perch!! no go get um. And stop in at waters edge and grab some tackle They always have a killer selection of B-Y Baits and with these new freshwater shrimp pattern finally water ready.....Its game on for late ice jumbos!!!!!

Stay safe and good fishin guys!!

Cronk

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2/20/15 11:33 PM CST
gillpill20,

Tomato, tomatto. Same fish. So does it really matter? I've heard many in the area use both terms! You really shouldn't speak for ALL the fishermen/women in the area. I personally don't target and/or keep white bass for my purposes. BUT, I do know of quite a few people that DO target and keep stripers in the area. Might not be through the ice, though. But, they do get targeted by some during open water. SO, you see, fishermen/women have different likes, preferences and pursuits. During open water, I actually have some clients that ask to catch some, besides the main target fish for the day. Which I don't have a problem with. They sure are fun to catch! Take care and tight lines.

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gillpill20
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2/20/15 7:02 PM CST
Cronk- the fishermen here refer to what you call white bass stripers and don't target or keep them Puke

fishslayer0123
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2/20/15 1:10 PM CST
Thanks for the information guys. Really helpful. Figured I'd make a trip next time the weather is a little bit nicer out.

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2/20/15 12:38 PM CST
That map is from '76. There are places now after the dredging that are in the 20' and better range.

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