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JOHN BOMKAMP
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4/19/14 8:46 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 61° - 65° F Water Temp: 40° - 45° F
The flow today is at 109,000 cfs, but it appears that it has crested, and is forecasted to drop down to about 85,000 cfs by this time next week. Clarity is still pretty good, and the water temp. went up a couple of degrees to around 43 today. The perch are still biting pretty good. We didn't catch a bunch today, but those we caught were nice ones. Heath had a bite and set the hook on something big! His Lew's 5'6 ultralight with 4 pound test fought a good battle. He got the fish to the boat a couple of times, but eventually he got broke off. It looked like a huge sturgeon when it came to the top a couple of times. We might have landed it if we weren't anchored, but we didn't want to move cause it was hard to stay put in that strong SE wind today. Fun day!

Happy Easter everybody! Smile

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4/18/14 6:39 PM CST
I know that I enjoy perch fishing and they are delicious eaters. I don't catch many walleye during my trips. I think I would enjoy that also. I probably fish too shallow for walleyes.

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4/18/14 5:44 AM CST
My grandfather used to talk about catching perch like the ones previously posted.If the fishing gods popped up and asked me would your rather catch 25" walleyes or 14" perch? I think I would have to say the perch. Something about those footballs that are cool as hell.Peace Guys, fun is just beginning.Lar Big Smile

JOHN BOMKAMP
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4/17/14 7:53 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 41° - 45° F Water Temp: 40° - 45° F
The gates are all open at the dam, and I questioned the wisdom of going out today, but we decided to give it a try. Catching a few perch was the goal, and were we pleasantly surprised! As you can see by the photos, we cracked a pretty good bag. Ted is pictured with 2 of the bigger ones he caught. The one was 14 inches. We had to move around and get the boat just right, and when we got set-up in a good current seam, it was game on! We didn't walleye fish today, but did see a few very nice fish caught. The water is high, flowing fast, but it is still fairly clean. The water temp. fell big time, down to 40 degrees where we fished. Most of these fish have not spawned, but are very close.

Sometimes when you don't expect much you have a banner day. Sometimes when you think you are going to catch them, the river sends you to you knees! That's fishing, I guess!

Thanks for reading my reports, and I hope you have a good weekend and Easter Sunday with your families.

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4/17/14 11:34 AM CST
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That is just pain funny stuff Mr Peck!!! I enjoyed it!!!

TED PECK
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4/17/14 9:03 AM CST
cfm 2 days ago was 85,500. today it is 101,500. Fishing is challenging any time the cfm is above 81,000. Instead of fishing pool 9 this weekend you might consider seeing the movie "Noah". although this flick is not Biblically accurate there is clearly a brief glimpse just as disaster strikes of Mark Clements wearing an Abe Lincoln beard and flipping a hamburger. this footage was shot last May during a period when the cfm was about 101,000. Bomkamp was wearing a zebra suit, Neefe was dressed like a lion and i had a fly-on role as a crow. Initially, I had a one-line speaking role as an owl. Screwed up and kept saying "what" so Bosman got the big money. Evil Grin

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4/17/14 8:02 AM CST
http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=arx&gage=genw3

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4/17/14 7:54 AM CST
Anyone know of a website that I could check the river flow at? I hope to come and fish this weekend by the dam but would hate to make the trip if the water is too high. Thanks

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4/16/14 9:47 AM CST
Couldn't help but notice the gates SKY high at Genoa yesterday afternoon passing by. The influx of water overtaking many of the islands for the first time since last year will most certainly cause a decrease in clarity along with floating debris.

Tribs (short for tributary), such as the Bad Axe are well over the banks. Landing accesses will be impacted. Recent stretch of cooler (winter-like) air temps has triggered a significant drop in water temperature. As for the bite? Well.....good luck! Nothing wrong with a little casting practice and boat control in adverse conditions.

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4/15/14 8:13 PM CST
Well done Captain Peck, a smart river rat always knows when to reschedule! I'm impressed on your decisions and reports as u coached me to do the same!!! I remember the days a crisp crème and Heineken would fill my journal. Thank you Cool

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TED PECK
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4/15/14 4:11 PM CST
half day pike trip with AJ & Preston. Figured key would be finding clear, warm water. Had to probe 5 spots which load from downstream. Water temp has dropped 8-12 degrees since Saturday. Warmest water we found was 43 degrees. With cfm @85500 there are still a couple of spots which load from downstream with visibility of >1'. River supposed to continue rising for next week. This will send water down through the trees, wiping out visibility. Factor in awful weather coming for the next few days and a bite which was tough today will be non-existent by Friday. Rescheduling trips until after 4/24. That's life on the River

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4/15/14 9:40 AM CST
Do believe the cleaner than usual water can be some what attributed to the lack of field work in the hills & valleys alining the river and it's tribes. I know this past weekend I had to venture up the hill (Hwy 82). Couldn't help but notice the vast number of fields that haven't seen activity since the harvest last Fall.

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4/14/14 3:54 PM CST
If i didnt live 80 miles away i would attend that meeting and be for a 20-28 inch slot limit for walleyes like on the Wisc River. All in all doesn't it feel good to let that FAT Mamma Jamma of a Walleye/Sauger go to lay more eggs!!!!! Karma is real and the fishing Gods do abide...the Dude also abides!

MARK CLEMENTS
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4/14/14 6:48 AM CST
Wow, can you believe this weekend? Thursday, Friday and Saturday some very nice fishing (especially Friday - Saturday was slower), then weather hits us Saturday night. The river went up 18 inches on Sunday, rain all day long...no fish. Water is still clear though, how is that possible? If it can stay clear, it will help considerably. Water is due to keep rising now for almost a week, but it if it stays clear we should be okay. I will have to get some pictures up from this weekend...Most walleye were caught on a purple/chartreuse hair jig tipped with a minnow. Perch came in on nightcrawlers or red worms with a bare hook and weight.

Don't forget the spring hearings tonight...I hear that a question regarding a slot limit is on the books. So if you have an opinion on it, I would attend.


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4/13/14 9:41 PM CST
Conditions: Raining Air Temp: 41° - 45° F
Went out today for an hr. just how wet I could get.. Well, none the less, we got pretty wet and only picked up 3 short Walleye's. I was trying to put two n two together. Ben must be the little guy I talked to while fishin the Bay..I came out late in the afternoon, he came out of the shack and kept me company until you guys left about an hr. later.. Never got the chance to meet ya, but you have an AWESOME fishin/huntin partner.. Your little guy is pretty bright..!!!

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