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skyhi88
skyhi88
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Joined: 10/29/2009
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10/30/14 10:49 AM CST
coming from Milwaukee for the weekend to visit a friend and hoping to get out fishing. Can anyone recommend some jig sizes/ weights? I just don't want to get out there and have to track down a bait shop because im too light... I found out how fun it is finding minnows during ice fishing, trying to avoid that, rather come prepared Smile

TED PECK
TED PECK
Joined: 1/14/2008
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10/30/14 7:16 AM CST
Plan today is to find the doe I stuck last night, catch a couple walleyes for lunch then be back in the tree by 3. Family committments and deer hunting will preclude any guide trips until 11/8. Sorry for the inconvenience! Please call Capn. John Bomkamp or Capn. Dick Neefe if you're looking to catch some fish between now and 11/8. mark's float is another good option. Fishing is good right now and should remain so for a couple of weeks.Water temp is just tickling 48 degrees and the tundra swans haven't shown up yet.Birds are definitely a part of the big picture. Dipping gulls indicate minnows which are being chased by white bass and some walleyes. Tundra swans show up 2-3 weeks before ice up. They leave en masse. Within 48 hours backwaters will be frozen. three days after that we'll be out on places like Shore Slough, Green Lake and Cold Springs. To the potential client who phoned early this morning: my apologies if I seemed short with you. Crabby when the phone wakes me after a too short nite of stumbling through the woods following blood before the first cup of coffee. My neck is swollen from the rut. i have gone rogue. Plan is to reluctantly rejoin society on 11/8. Until then, in the woods or on the River Tounge Out

MARK CLEMENTS
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FISHING REPORT
10/30/14 6:47 AM CST
Fishing was pretty good yesterday and big walleye moving up towards the dam. Perch were caught early but nothing in the afternoon for some reason. Couple northern caught everyday, but nobody is really fishing for them right now, just catching them on hair jigs with a minnow or getting bit off. No weeds again today to speak of and the weather was good all day (yesterday). Purple still the main color for hair jigs, couple guys did well on pink/white too. Minnows were a must though.


Clements Fishing Barge
(608) 689-2800
DICK NEEFE
DICK NEEFE
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10/29/14 4:56 PM CST
Water temp falling after the big cool down from the "summertime" weather we had. Back to more "normal" weather, water will continue to cool. Panfish still going, not fast & ferious but some nice ones.

See Ya on the river


Dick Neefe's Fishing Guide Service
(608) 648-3828 - Summer
TED PECK
TED PECK
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10/29/14 1:16 PM CST
Quick check of water temp when I got out of the tree this morning: 48 degrees! Didn't see many weeds. SHOWTIME!! Big Smile

MARC MORRONE
MARC MORRONE
Joined: 9/3/2008
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10/29/14 9:11 AM CST
Hello Mark and Karen at Clements Fishing Barge!

I am starting to talk to a lot of guys that are winterizing boats while it's still decent weather.

A trip to Clements Barge is a great way to extend your season - no boat needed, and some great fishing.


Elk River Custom Rods
(715) 339-4209
MARK CLEMENTS
MARK CLEMENTS
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10/29/14 6:21 AM CST
Weeds have been just terrible, but I almost cried yesterday...NO WEEDS. I was so excited to be out there for a change. We have been getting walleye and sauger but to fish without having to clean off your lure every time was exceptional. There were some nice walleye, sauger and finally a bunch of perch coming in. I got to use my floating jig for a change and caught 4 keeper walleye, 3 white bass and a crappie. I also threw back about 2 dozen little walleye and sauger, more walleye than anything. It was fun for the 3 hours I fished. I hope the perch continue to keep biting. The water temperature is still around 53 degrees, but is should to start dropping with the colder nights.

Hey, we close every night now at 5pm for the rest of the fall. We also are going to extend the end of the season until Saturday the 22nd of November.


Clements Fishing Barge
(608) 689-2800
TED PECK
TED PECK
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10/28/14 10:01 AM CST
Weeds continue to be horrendous. White bass are on a feeding rip relating to rocks. Watch for dipping gulls. White K-grubs holdi your best shot at hooking up and avoiding weeds. Best white bass action we've seen all summer.

TED PECK
TED PECK
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10/27/14 10:12 AM CST
if you're sitting at work, pondering wether to fish or go bowhunting this afternoon, i would suggest bowhunting. Today is one of those special days when bucks are really on the move. Grunted/rattled 3 in this morning. Biggest not quite a shooter at about 120".A basket rack 8 bedded down DOWNWIND not 20 yds from my stand this morning, so I know my HS Scent Away Max program is working. Lunch, nap...back in the tree by 3. I am retired, do what I wish....most days its either hunt or fish. Advise to all you young Turks who are busy pulling the plow: do what you have to do, so you can do what you want to do. Wink

D.W.1
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Joined: 6/13/2008
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10/27/14 6:08 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 61° - 65° F
Fished the barge Saturday and Sunday. The weeds were terrible. At times it looked like you could walk on the mats coming down from the dam. Left with nothing Saturday and 4 Sunday. The fish were there but if you could get four pulls in before you got fouled up you were lucky. I saw some legal walleye caught, sauger and perch. Mark helped clear some weeds and that helped. Great weather and fun crew on the barge like always. Later D.W.

lost once
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10/26/14 4:48 PM CST
Water Temp: 51° - 55° F
Got started a little after 9 this am. Went looking for some walleye ended up putting 3 keepers in the boat right away. Then slowed down with a few shorts. Got tired of the weeds and moved on. Went to a couple spots, picked up a few gills, a couple crappies ended the day with 10 nice gills, 2 crappies and 3 walleye 15 1/2 - 17. Not the best day, but all in all a nice mess of fish. Otter will be happy Tounge Out

FishermanOne
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10/26/14 4:36 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 56° - 60° F Water Temp: 51° - 55° F
Wednesday was another fun day on the water with Capt. John Bomkamp. Started out after Walleye and that didn't pan out so had to settle for some of the best tasting fish in the Mississippi, Crappies and Bluegills. Took home 29 Crappies and Bluegills and had a great time. Always have a great time with Capt. John and always catch fish. Another great day on the water and also took some pictures of the hills ablaze with color, guess you could say just another day in paradise. Please give Thanks for the beauty God has bestowed on this area.

JOHN BOMKAMP
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10/26/14 10:18 AM CST
Yesterday's trip with Mike and his son Gregg went real well. Weeds were a problem, so I suggested a spot I found on Friday that was holding some big white bass. We could vertical jig there and float with the weeds. Didn't take long to start hooking up with those big, hard fighting fish! Several times we had triples, with almost constant action all morning. Along with the white bass, we boated 3 very nice walleyes, a keeper sauger and a decent northern pike. After the bite slowed down, we went crappie fishing. The guys caught a nice mess. They are pictured in the photos with some of the better fish we caught. Fun day, with a couple of nice guys!

Wednesday I had a trip with Rod and Pat. We caught a decent stringer of nice bluegills and crappies on Pool 10. Thursday's trip with George didn't pan out. The rainy, windy day and thick weeds got us that day. Guess you'll have days like that once in awhile.

Still lots of good fishing ahead! Thanks for reading my reports, and have a good Sunday!

[This post was last edited on 10/26/14 at 10:20 AM]
Prez
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10/25/14 8:31 PM CST
Pretty much not fishable from the barge until about 1 pm. Weeds were absolutely horrible. Every single cast brought up weeds with several periods throughout the day where every single person had their lines out of the water due to weeds. Man I sure hope this doesn't last much longer. 3 fish for the day...all dinks.

[This post was last edited on 10/25/14 at 8:32 PM]
TED PECK
TED PECK
Joined: 1/14/2008
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10/25/14 6:35 PM CST
Conditions: Foggy
half day trip with Jeff and son Luke, star running back for Ithaca H.S. Luke took opening kickoff All the Way last nite in 48-0 victory. Today, he hooked a legal eye on the very first cast. Bad mojo! Fish was stupid. 15 1/2 " with a broken back. If he could have broken his back at 14 1/2 " he could have weighed 9 pounds and been the smartest walleye on the River. Pike ate two DT Thugs, Guys each missed a couple more eyes throwing cranks. Weeds a major problem. Started drifting with jigs for perch. Picked up a couple and a few nice gills. But when you get weeds in 10' drifting a jig,fishing is tough. Sent them home with a decent meal. On the upside, my E-tech is running better than ever. Ok, so i have an unhealthy relationship with my outboard. No apologies. having her back and running smooth is like bringing a kid home from the hospital completly healed. Shout out to Max: had a NY strip for supper. Still drooling. Belay that 10% off stuff. Half price on the next trip. Time is growing short. River still at 54 degrees, so this is gonna go for awhile...but weeds a real issue. I need some tree time, so committed thru 11/3..except for Max. Wife and I went out to move treestands prior to trip this morning. Found a rub 40" up on a six inch tree. No good trees close. Gonna set a ground blind before church tomorrow. My bad. Forgot this is a FISHING website. ice cream is calling my name. adios Smile

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