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Can't Catch a walleye!
Can't Catch a walleye!
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4/15/15 9:45 PM CST
Suckers, suckers, and more suckers! Lots of them! Must say i think the walleyes that were in there are headed back to the big water. Only got one walleye between 5 of us and probobly 70+ suckers.

The_Vue's
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4/15/15 8:39 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny
Went out by county J took the yak out and man was it fun fun. Manage to catch only one. On a Strike King 1.0 white/blk.

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Putdowntheaquaview
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4/15/15 7:33 AM CST
Fished yesterday in the afternoon and talked to the DNR. They shocked the river and said there is half the walleyes of Monday. Meaning the fish are on there way back down. I saw about 5 walleyes caught from 1PM-5PM. I headed to the breakwater and had better luck there.

Putdowntheaquaview
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4/13/15 2:11 PM CST
Fished all weekend and moved all over.. The suckers have become abundant and the walleyes were in full swing. Pretty much every cast i was getting a sucker or a walleye. My Biggest this weekend was 25" but saw some bigger ones caught. Good times but tons of people, Needed waders to get away from them and relax.

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4/13/15 7:56 AM CST
Looking for a little honesty here. My son snuck his blue Nintendo 3ds out the car while we were here on saturday. I'll give you some money for it back. Pm me thanks

JamesD
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4/11/15 3:58 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 56° - 60° F
Fished the River downstream from the Co.J bridge this morning. Talked to a guy who caught some big walleye in town using plugs. Moved to some rapids and after throwing spoons, plastics and spinners, I finally caught and kept a 16 inch male on a black and white hair jig. Who'd have guessed? Never caught any kind of fish on a hair jig before.

Huntfish01
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4/11/15 1:37 PM CST
Went down from 7:30 to 8:30 caught s beauty of a walleye 23" female suckers and walleye are being caught the spawn was very firm yet good luck and tight lines boyz

Reammy001
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4/11/15 10:26 AM CST
I havent been there personally but i did talk to a local from up ther this morning and he said the river is full of them along with snags and people so he was down by us trying for some steelhead in kewaunee. Said yer best bet for walleyes would b oconto breakwater

Lukek33
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4/11/15 8:09 AM CST
What's the word here? Are the walleye not running up here this year due to weather?

GreatDane
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4/8/15 7:04 PM CST
Awesome, thanks for that info...that's really interesting. I'm going to post some of it to the Oconto Fishing site tomorrow:

http://www.facebook.com/ocontofishing

Appreciate the insights.

Putdowntheaquaview
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4/8/15 5:14 PM CST
I looked into this a couple years ago. I looked up the Habitat Sustainability Index for walleyes. Walleyes spawn best when the water is flowing at a rate of 2.5-3.5 ft/sec and at depths of 3-5 feet. Most areas that were adequate in the past are currently shallow allowing fish to not reach these areas. The water in areas near 41 and by the dam is not deep enough or flowing fast enough for this to happen. Temperature also plays a roll in spawning and the water is still a bit cold as well. This warmer weather and rain should help with all of this. Opening the dam a bit should cause some flow and higher water levels beneath it. Ill attach a link to where i found this information. Hope this helps.

http://www.nwrc.usgs.gov/wdb/pub/hsi/hsi-056.pdf

GreatDane
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4/8/15 8:15 AM CST
Putdowntheaquaview educate me a little. What is the benefit of their opening the dam? Does it cause the fish to bite, or to come up into the river from the bay, or what happens? Thanks.

Dane Oconto Fishing http://www.facebook.com/ocontofishing (like us!)

Putdowntheaquaview
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4/8/15 8:11 AM CST
Fished last staturday from 7-11 AM near county J... Between the 3 people we caught about 15 suckers and 1 walleye. I have heard of people still catching them off the breakwater and i have seen a few caught near the dam. Lots of people out trying but very little luck seen. Water is still very low with little current. Hope this rain helps out a bit and they open the dam soon.

Nmann707
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4/3/15 9:14 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 51° - 55° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Fished a privately owned stretch of shoreline about half way between the Stiles Dam and the mouth on 4/2 in the late afternoon. Caught one walleye (21.5") and one sucker (20"). The way it sounds and feels is that the run is barely underway. They should be in the river soon. Best bet now like previous poster mentioned is at or near the mouth. Good luck!

Putdowntheaquaview
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4/3/15 8:20 AM CST
Fished this week a bunch..... Started in stiles and moved towards Oconto until i got on them.. Problem was i never got on them. I could see a bunch of them but never catch them. Same goes for most of the people fishing. I did snag a bunch of suckers though by county J.

I have been fishing on the breakwater and city docks in oconto as well. I have caught and have seen plenty of eyes caught out there. Zip Lures seem to be doing the trick. Its not worth your time quite yet by the stiles dam although there are some walleyes in there, your better option right now is the breakwater.

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