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reyesch
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7/31/14 6:11 PM CST
Not a report but just wondering if anyone found a bench seat/cushion on Big Arbor Vitae around July 8 or after. Lost it in North Bay. If you have seen it post something here. There's a reward!

PikeJim
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7/9/14 12:48 PM CST
I'll be Up North on 7/26. What has the action been like on Big Arb? Any musky action? How about the walleye, bass and pan fish? What have they been hitting on?

Jim

Ice Jr.
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6/28/14 10:36 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
Went up there for a week with a couple of our friends. Killed the fish. You can catch your limit of crappies with occasional bluegills and perch. Caught one walleye while bass fishing, nice 18 incher, but nothing while walleye fishing on the drop-offs or rock bars. Only one muskie recorded on this lake in the past week. Only one we saw was when it took my crappie. The bass fishing was FANTASTIC. You can cast a rubber worm with a Texas rig along the rocks or down trees and catch one after another, both smallmouth and largemouth. All the bass were over 14 inches, including a 20 incher. And to top it off, there was hardly anyone fishing there!

[This post was last edited on 6/28/14 at 10:48 AM]
hello123
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6/16/14 1:31 PM CST
how is the fishing been ... I have not had a chance to get out yet.

Musky Ben
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5/20/14 1:19 PM CST
Viking:

I would submit that you are looking at 50* water temps today... But depending on how accurate the forecasters are regarding the warmth supposedly rest of this week, could be 60 by the end of the weekend...

Musky Ben

magnumesox
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FISHING REPORT
5/19/14 9:42 PM CST
Water Temp: 51° - 55° F
Water temp is 53-55 degrees in shallow bays. Mc

Viking36
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5/19/14 9:35 AM CST
Wondering if someone has a current water temp for Big Arb. Will be heading up there soon to spend a week. Thanks

GrouseTales
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2/9/14 9:04 AM CST
Ice Depth: 30" Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 0° - 5° F
Fished Big Arb on 2/7/14. Most area lakes have severe slush conditions, but Big Arb wasn't too bad if you stay on the packed snowmobile trails. There is a vehicle trail of the S/E launch that will get you out towards the center bar. The farther west you go, the worse for vehicle traffic. Trucks were getting stuck even on the packed snowmobile trails. Snow is deep once off the trail, but slush wasn't too bad in the general area of the Four Seasons. Heavy sled traffic makes it feel like your fishing in the middle of a freeway.

We were catching decent gills on orange/chartreuse rockers tipped with red spikes and wax worms. 10' of water with shallow weeds on bottom. Once medium sized crappie after dark. Only 1 flag with nothing on it. Stayed out to 8pm hoping for a walleye bite, but nothing.

We eyeballed the north bay near the launch. There is a plowed trail leading to a few shacks near shore, but travel beyond that is very difficult.

Ice is approximately 30" thick. Almost bottomed out the auger before breaking through.

Big Head Firkie
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2/4/14 1:05 PM CST
how is the snow? how is the fishing? anyone plowing the snow?

nwfisherman1
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1/2/14 2:14 PM CST
Ice Depth: 13" Air Temp: Below 0° F
Been up here fishing pretty much every evening and morning since dec 25th and walleye bite is slow. Have caught a walleye or two each day and one burbot. Hoping this cold moves out and this weekend warm up turns the fish on! Will post on how i do! Good luck to others who are braving the frigid temps!

jcieslica
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12/28/13 9:45 PM CST
Ice Depth: 14"
Hey Wack'em, were you fishing by the island? I was down there today and only got a couple...

wack'em & stack'em
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12/28/13 8:33 PM CST
Ice Depth: 13" Conditions: Cloudy
hammered them ..... caught 40+ kept 7

JethroBodine
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12/28/13 6:26 PM CST
(shrugs)

My point was I don't think the "vast majority" are "resource rapers".

Bass/northern/muskie fishermen are a BIG piece of the angling populations:

http://www.texasbassfishing.com/us-fishing-facts.asp

38% percent of all fishermen are bass fishermen, we don't keep fish. (another stat I found said 44% of all fishermen are bass fishermen)

I don't know any IL fishermen, but the "meat" fishermen (walleye, panfish, trout) I know still aren't out there trying to put every single fish they can in the well or creel.

There are surely slobs who are greedy and bag to the max then over bag, but if the "vast majority" that guy knows are among them, he needs to make some new friends and acquaintances.

As far as "my name fitting me goes", I done graduated the sixth grade....and then picked up a few bachelors. Wouldn't put myself forth as the smartest guy in the room, but I know some fancy cypherin' nonetheless..

Cool

fredeye
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12/28/13 7:18 AM CST
jethro you keep fish from madison and thats ok! your name fits you perfectly

releasethem88
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12/27/13 9:49 PM CST
I completely agree with jethro. i live in southern wisconsin and fish down here a lot the only time i keep fish is during the winter. only panfish. when i use to work up in st.germain it was sorta disturbing the amount of fish i was seeing kept.The limits should be all changed to slots for game fish(even though i never keep them)panfish should be changed to 10-15 a day. I fish a lake that has a slot limit and for that reason we have pulled northers up to 45 out and 6lb largemouths and 30 inch eyes. so realy people keeping every walleye they catch and 6inch panfish go fish your own lakes. northern lakes get so much pressure...

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