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TED PECK
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9/22/14 7:21 AM CST
Tackle buster: merci boucoup for the kind and humbling words. Just learned 'merci boucoup' is French. It either means 'thank you very much' or 'RUN! here come the Germans!" Don't know. Woke up thinking about marker bouys today. Wanna target a spot with clients where marker bouys give a better idea of where to cast. I always set marker bouys a good 10 feet away from the structure, then tell clients to 'cast 10 feet to the left'. For some reason the bouy always becomes the target and its human nature to cast til you hit the target, snagging the string. I've done it too. More than once...even though I KNOW ITS 10 FEET AWAY FROM THE STRUCTURE! We'll see what happens today with George & Annie from Georgia. Last year Annie caught some nice eyes and a real nice northern. forget last year. forget yesterday. On the river, the pattern is all about what's happening NOW and what might happen in the very near future. With the River still a little high--but falling--I know where they were yesterday and THINK I know where they're headed. Gotta get into an Esox lucius frame of mind and go water wolf on those walleyes today! Evil Grin

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9/21/14 11:39 PM CST
Ted, you say the darnest things I ever heard. Maybe that's why your a writer and an angler of all sorts. Keep posting cause I can't seem to stop reading. Also super knowledgeable. Day gummet

TED PECK
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9/21/14 5:44 PM CST
got out with Wes from Rat-l-Trap for a couple hours in a stout NW blow. He wanted to target walleyes, specifically big ones. Biggest we could manage was 18", with a couple more barely legal and a few shorts. Vertical jigging w/ killer jigs and crawlers in that new pattern Karen just started tying. This was a new presentation for this Loosiana gentleman. He caught on quickly but we ran out of time before hooking up with "at least a 7 pounder". oh, well....

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9/21/14 3:18 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 56° - 60° F
Heard the bull gills and 12+ inch crappie were hitting slow trolled crank baits. Gave it a shot pulling multiple patterns & sizes. Only variety I could get to hit it today was small WB.

Opted to hunker down out of the direct shot of that gusty N/NW wind. Found some buried Fall treasure in the form of some wood structure in over 8 feet of (falling) water. The Northland forage tipped with a waxie did the rest. Home in time with fish filleted to watch the Pathetics.....I mean Packers.

TED PECK
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9/21/14 8:39 AM CST
1st half of two-dayer with Rat-l-Trap president Wes Higgins yesterday afternoon. Started by targeting "northern" species they don't have in Louisiana--eyes, SMB and snot rockets. We were using the new Trap Super Natural Walleye Series AVAILABLE AT CAPN HOOKS. Biggest SMB only about 16". Eyes jumped all over this bait, but we didn't catch any over 16" suitable for their website. Then headed for some rocks which typically hold SMB under these river and seasonal conditions. SMB weren't home...but LMB sure were! Caught about a dozen up to 18" in just over an hour, four of which were 14+". heard the FLW boys struggled a little recently trying to catch green bass Wondering They must not have had the new Super Natural Walleye Series Traps...or maybe Wes is just uber good Evil GrinThis afternoon we're gonna try to put a big eye in the boat. Will probably start with the hot new Killer Jig pattern Karen has been tying up, targeting deeper water in a slower presentation due to cold front over night. Possibly going for snot rockets after that, throwing the red/white Trap (which Wes is calling the Uncle Ted). Of course, I would never call it that. But if they stamp "Uncle Ted" on the bait next year, you can expect to see even more shameless self-promotion on this thread. Blush

TED PECK
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9/20/14 7:59 AM CST
Mark

Wes and his wife are gonna fish with me the next couple days. Might stop by the float and say hi if we get up that far. Vibrations Tackle is working on a new Echotail in willocat pattern. Bait will have rear hook moved to the top to minimize snagging and weigh 3/4 oz on a half-ounce bait profile. I have been working with them on development and asked for it to be available at Hook's and just two other outlets until next year. Hope to have prototype in your hands by mid-October.

LLers: sorry I haven't posted for awhile. Been out in the deer woods and Up Nort chasing muskies with a flyrod on the Chip. Big Smile

MARK CLEMENTS
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9/18/14 7:19 PM CST
The walleye fishing has been indescribable lately. I can't remember when we had big walleye fishing like this, early in the fall. Its not just one or two, but dozens of walleye over 25 inches long! The biggest one being around 32 inches long. I wasn't there the last two days, but was told that by 11 each day they have landed 20+ walleye in the 26 inch range! How long this might last...who knows. A few sauger around, but not in any great numbers yet. Mudcat coming in with about 12 pounds being the heaviest. A few northern pike and lots of white bass being caught. The walleye are hitting willowcats and Killer Jigs. No real dominate color although the purple/chartreuse tail has been pretty good. I tried a new head color with a new tail color Killer Jig and I caught two walleye at 30 inches (my best day ever) and a couple more in the 20 inch range before I lost it in the rocks. Production is starting on that color combination as I write this.

Once again, not sure how long this run will last, but this last week has been incredible. I will say that 95% of the fish caught over 24 inches have been released...very proud of those guys for what they did.


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MARK CLEMENTS
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9/18/14 7:10 PM CST
Okay to answer some comments. If you want the river level in Genoa, you can go to our fishing reports page on our web site at www.clementsfishing.com and on the reports page is a link that will take you to the actual level and the projected level based on current data. You can also expand it to find the entire river basin and check any river stage. Save the link to your browser and it will be easy to check. I use my smart phone on it almost every day.

Captain Ted, At Captain Hooks they have been stocking Bill Lewis lures for a year. We are very proud to sell American Made products and the colors/styles you want were there. We just got back from the buyers show with Wes and loaded up on all the new styles and colors. They make them right up the road in Sparta. I think ACE might be getting them as well.


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DICK NEEFE
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9/16/14 6:16 PM CST
Cronk,

Ya check NOAA, I look at it every day. Looks like the river is gonna drop like a rock by the weekend. Some old river rats like the rising water, but I love the dropping water-- gets the fish back out where we can get at em Big Smile good luck!!

See Ya on the river


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9/16/14 6:00 PM CST
Just google " wisconsin river water levels" The top one will tell you. Klick on the dots where you want to fish and it will pull up the water levels, how high and low it was in the last week. This gives an idea but doesn't account for rain upsteram.

Walli Guy
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9/16/14 5:57 PM CST
here ya go, mr.cronk

http://www.almafishingfloat.com/

sorry, i blew it trying to connect link to NOAA, which is where you will find water levels for each pool

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Cronk
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9/16/14 5:31 PM CST
hey guys!! I was wondering if anyone would be willing to speculate on water levels and conditions for this weekend? I tried the alma thread but I don't think people watch that one too closely. I would imagine the water would drop at similar rates in alma as they do in genoa lacrosse etc.

Thanks in advance.

Cronk

DICK NEEFE
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9/16/14 2:37 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
Have been wanting to check out some fall walleye spots with the high water and cool temps. With a panfish trip, & a catfish trip both cancelled out for this week, due to the high water, and after reading Mark's post yesterday. HAD to chase some eyes today, and they didn't disappoint. Caught 11 walleyes, 8 of which were legal, up to 25". Put a few in the livewell and took em on a boat ride for a photo shoot, all fish still swimming. Kinda early in the fall for that "fall jig bite," but caught all fish casting bucktail jigs. Beautiful day to be on the river--it just don't get no better.

See Ya on the river


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MARK CLEMENTS
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9/15/14 7:44 PM CST
Wow, what a start to fall fishing. I can't remember when we have gotten so many large walleye in the fall. Usually we catch more in the spring, but lately their has been a host of 26 to 30 inch walleye coming in (and being released). More and more sauger here lately and lots of white bass. A few northern were around today as well, but no blue gills right now. Water is high, but it hasn't hurt the fishing. Most fish are coming in on willow cats but the last few days Killer Jigs are working really well. The color today was anything with white or all white. Best tipped with minnows. Hey, even I was getting into some big walleye. Caught one 28 inch walleye on a Black Chartreuse and the next one on a White head Green hair jig.


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Try and duplicate water and structure.

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