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Matt17
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8/7/15 2:51 AM CST
Stue, the tour guide mentioned the brood stock browns, however I do not believe she is a biologist, just a pr voice. She stated the hatchery dumps other suprise fish in from time to time because the chain is close by. Makes me reconsider my skepticism for some of the fish tails I have laughed at over the years. Actually heard a few good ones this year regarding a laker and large muskie. Supposedly their is photographic evidence floating around somewhere, but I did not see it, so I will leave it at that.

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8/7/15 2:35 AM CST
Eamon, for what it is worth a jumbo or large leech on a small hook with light line has always been a good way to get some consistent action on the Chain. A small weight about 2 feet up as well. When I have new people on the boat I usually tell them to cast to where the black meets the green. When you are out on a boat you will notice the obvious dropouts on most the lakes. Usually the largemouth bass tend to be right on the first break and the smallies and pike will be off a little deeper on the weed edge. Let the bait work for you with minimal movement and you will catch some fish.

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8/2/15 12:02 PM CST
Eamon:

Sent you an instant message. Let me know if you have any other questions.

It truly works on any lake I have been on. I am not a huge bass fisherman but am able to catch many. Lakes I have fished: Madison chains, many northern WI lakes (too many to recite), Canadian lakes (many), Minnesota Lakes (Kab, Mille Lacs, Lake of the Woods, and many others).

It has worked on all of the above without fail. Caught most every type of fish but you have to be moving for it to work. Can't be sitting on an anchor unless there is a good amount of current to create the action. I prefer to move around, especially in the summer, to stay cool and keep the black flies out of the boat and cover more water.

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8/1/15 4:49 PM CST
What type of mister twister and how do you fish it and what lakes work for you?

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8/1/15 3:21 PM CST
Mister twister works on bass. I like brown/green depending on how clear the water is. Clearer I use more translucent twister tails tipped with a bit of crawler. It works for whatever reason this time of year. Often I just use plastics on slow death rig. Work's everywhere I have used it.

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8/1/15 1:11 PM CST
Rubber Worm???

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7/31/15 11:18 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny
If you are fishing from a boat I would use a bottom bouncer and a slow death hook with a rubber worm tipped with half a crawler. Use a brown or green rubber worm and you should get some action. Boat needs to be drifting/moving with a trollingmotor if you have one. You can also go with just a crawler on slow death rig. If you are shore fishing cast everything you have until you find what works. A bobber and small crawler/jig will work too. Good luck.

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7/30/15 8:12 PM CST
I'm a 12 year old kid staying at my grandparents cabin, I love to fish and I really want to catch more bass, do you anglers have any good spots or tips on lures for the chain? What are the better lakes to catch largmouth and what is a good life that usually works. I really want to use jigs, do those work well on the chain? Thanks

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7/30/15 8:04 AM CST
The fish in these pics are not brood stock fish. The fish that my friends and I catch are also not brood stock. In ten years I've never seen a brood stock. You want the best up to date info contact the source. Pick his brain and see how he feels on this matter.

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7/30/15 6:13 AM CST
Was at the hatchery last year on the guided tour and it was mentioned during the tour that the chain gets some of the brood stock brown trout every year.

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7/24/15 8:16 AM CST
I was getting the crappie on weed edges in about 10-15ft of water but that's all I'm gonna say or next time I go out there will be 50 guys there.

Also as far as the trolling goes you guys act like it's getting pounded. The few times I did it now I haven't seen a single other person doing it!!!

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7/23/15 12:18 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 81° - 88° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Fished the other day on the chain from 0600 till 1100. Caught about 15 or so largemouth and 1 smallmouth. All about 12-14 inches. One of the largemouth was 16.5. Wasn't too busy till about 0930. Fished the deep weed lines with artificials. I totally agree about the trolling, I think it's a terrible idea on the chain. The very few walleyes and trophy trout will take a huge hit for sure. This unique system for trout will be in trouble.

stue26
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7/23/15 12:08 PM CST
Oh so then you really have no idea about the trout in the chain then. That's what I thought.

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7/23/15 12:06 PM CST
http://infotrek.er.usgs.gov/doc/wdnr_biology/Public_Stocking/StateMapHotspotsAllYears.htm

no need to call all info's online including a public state wide stocking data base, both browns/rainbows were stocked in Round, Rainbow , and long lakes in the 70's and most likely un-documented stockings through present day. also I don't fish the chain if I want trout I goto the river or other creeks in the area and mostly the big pond for big trout and salmon.

goodfishin! Smile

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7/23/15 11:32 AM CST
Jzzzzzz show me stocking reports on the chain for trout. Good luck finding them. These fish are naturally reproducing. If you spent any amount of time targeting these fish you would completely understand where I'm coming from. Take some time and look into it by calling the fisheries biologist, but that would probably be wasting your time right? Right now I'm doing everything I can to help get more studies done on these fish. If any one is interested please pm me. Thanks

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