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John Bomkamp
John Bomkamp
MEMBER since 3/21/08

MOON PHASE (4%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

Report for the last several days.  Been fishing below the dams the last couple of weeks with good success.  On Saturday they started flushing ice through the dam and things changed.  Since then the river has been rising at a steady rate and current flow is increasing.  (along with dirty water)  Wednesday was a beautiful day, with air temps in the upper 60's.  Mixed bag that day including my first two channel cats of the season.  Walleye, sauger and a few perch came into the boat.  Not a hot bite, but enough to keep it interesting!  Yesterday things changed along with the North wind.  Very tough bite.  

Now we have freezing rain and snow......welcome back winter!  Bad thing is the ice fishing season has pretty much came to an end.  The weather is to improve next week, so should be back to some good late winter fishing as soon as the water levels get back to normal.

Thanks for reading my reports, and have a great weekend!





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2/23/17 @ 12:01 PM
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Mark Clements
fishingbarge
USER since 3/29/04

MOON PHASE (9%)
Waning Crescent

Boats are getting a few fish below Lock #8.  Its tough to do a report because we have some guys come in and they will tell you we did pretty good, then some more might come in and complain how tough it is.  The phone rings, they ask how are the fish biting...wow, what do you say.  It is changing daily out there.  More walleye around now then there were before, lots of smaller ones.  Still using a lot of minnows for the bite though. 

I took the dock up before the river rises too high.  We will open up Clements Fishing Barge on the 10th of March.  Keep an eye on the river levels, might be better a little later for the perch bite with the large rise coming.

We will be at the sport show in Madison, the Alliant Center this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Come in and see us. 

(608) 689-2800
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2/23/17 @ 8:02 AM
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Ted Peck
Capn Ted
MEMBER since 1/14/08

MOON PHASE (9%)
Waning Crescent

not much has changed with patterns as posted over the past week or so, other than a little more color in the water from runoff and ice/dunnage coming out of the backwaters. supposed to get some rain today followed by more seasonable temps. This will have minor impact besides physical comfort of fishermen. The water is 31-34 degrees. it can't get much colder than that and remain in a liquid state! There were a few nuts out on Onalaska and north of Lawrence Lake up on 8 yesterday. Access on foot or by airboat. use caution when navigating! Ice and logs are real hard on transducers and lower units.

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2/20/17 @ 12:46 PM
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Ted Peck
Capn Ted
MEMBER since 1/14/08

MOON PHASE (32%)
Waning Crescent

Got out for a couple of hours this morning ahead of the rain. Had to frog around to find decent fish. Finally found a pod in the 3rd wintering hole i checked.  Popped 5 fish 15-18' in about 20 mins, plus several shorts then headed for cover. Saw THOUSANDS of mallards milling over fields on the way home. Weatherman might get it wrong, but the ducks never do. Spring is on the way!

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2/20/17 @ 9:25 AM
Mario De Guzman
Lazy River
USER since 4/9/11

Something new for Lazy River Boat Rental and Guide Service for 2017.

A new boat has been added to the fleet which will expand our guide services. We will have air boat ice fishing and open water charters, and in the summer we will be giving air boat rides. 

We are now taking reservations for the upcoming season, so call early and book your trips. 

Fair Winds and Big Fish!  

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2/20/17 @ 7:26 AM
2/20/17 @ 7:18 AM
GnP
GnP
USER since 12/15/11

Ted, you post here most days and spend a lot of time on the water.  I have been looking for a site that would give water temps on the river and have been unsuccessful.  Is it possible for you to include water temp in your reports, it would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.

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2/19/17 @ 4:39 PM
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Ted Peck
Capn Ted
MEMBER since 1/14/08

MOON PHASE (41%)
Waning Crescent

Another gorgeous early April afternoon on the immortal River! Launched the boat at 12:45 and headed for a wintering hole about a mile upstream from where i hit 'em Friday. Only one other boat within a half-mile--a good hook from Boscobel who understands the term "deadsticking" on a level most other folks will never realize.  He and his partner had been on the spot for a couple of hrs. and filled out about 20 mins. after I dropped that certain color killer jig down on my Croix Legend Extreme. Caught 6 fish in the firt 10 mins, including a fat 18" sauger which shook off as i tried to air-lift her into the boat. Oh, well. Caught 3 legal eyes up to 21", several shorts and a pile of saugers 14-18".  All released, as the Admiral is cooking chicken for supper. Got off the water at 3:40, stopping at 20 fish. #20 took almost a half hour to find the jig, ain't that always the way it goes? Once again the good fish were at a critical depth. Ran out of minnows with 5 fish to go, and found they liked the Teddy Cat just as much as that new hot color Killer jig Karen started tying up last fall. About half the bites were just a subtle presence more than a definitive bite. Convinced I wouldn't have hooked up if it weren't for that Legend Extreme. Ice floes once again an issue--but not all bad. ice floes are a lot like a bubble line in cold water. They tend to bunch and track along current seams which also hold the fish. There's today's guide tip. tight lines.

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2/18/17 @ 1:29 PM
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missippimugs
missippimugs
USER since 9/14/16

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Last Quarter

Wisconsin man faces nearly $25K in fines for possessing more than 2,500 fish

January 27, 2017 by Staff and News Reports

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This wasn’t the first run-in the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources had with Stanley Paalksnis for over-the-limit fishing.

But the other seven instances combined likely paled in comparison to this one.

Paalksnis, 74, of Onalaska, Wis., faces nearly $25,000 in fines after he was found to have more than 2,500 fish in his possession.

On Nov. 4, 2015, DNR wardens reportedly saw Paalksnis keep 47 bluegills while fishing on Lake Onalaska — the daily limit is 25. Paalksnis first denied he was over the limit and tried to prevent authorities from searching his home, but when they did get access, they found 2,066 bluegill, 418 perch and 88 crappies in his freezers, according to reports — possession limit for each is 50.

Paalksnis pleaded no contest to four citations for exceeding possession limits Thursday in La Crosse County Court. Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 14 in La Crosse. Prosecutors also are seeking the confiscation of Paalksnis’ 15-foot fishing boat and the two freezers where the fish were stored, according to reports.

Also, Paalksnis reportedly said he had been selling bags of fish for $5 in Chicago for the last 20 years — without the proper permit, that’s against the law, too. And according to reports, between 1989 and 2011, he’s been cited seven times for over-the-limit fishing, twice resulting in the loss of his fishing privileges. This time, prosecutors reportedly are looking to get his fishing privileges revoked for 12 years.

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2/18/17 @ 12:18 PM
cycleguy
cycleguy
USER since 2/8/05

Very cool Bosman!

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