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Eamon
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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

stue26
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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.

Matt17
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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.

Eyeguy1125
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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!!!

Medicfishersp
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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.

Jzzzzz
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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

[This post was last edited on 7/23/15 at 12:07 PM]
stue26
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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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7/23/15 9:54 AM CST
Eyeguy: I care! I grew up on the chain and have enjoyed the unique trout fishery for over 40 years. The population was sustainable because it took a lot of work and expertise to consistently boat fish. Consequently there were relatively few fisherman. Now with legalized motor trolling, the number of trollers increases dramatically as does the catch rate. Fish such as those shown in the thread article are a rare and valuable resource deserving of CPR. It sickens me to see multiple trophy fish killed and thrown on a bragging board.

As long as the DNR continues to try to make hunting/fishing "easier" for the masses the quality of our unique resources will decline.

Jzzzzz
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7/23/15 9:51 AM CST
mostly all those trout are stocked or are stocked brood stock fish from wildrose, nice catch! were da crappies at!?

lightning95
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7/23/15 9:42 AM CST
Nice fish polish Keep up the good work

Eyeguy1125
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7/23/15 8:19 AM CST
Its a pain trolling out here anyways With all the traffic. Tried it and people don't care and if a guy buys a fishing license he can keep whatever is legal who cares. Now for a report...been doing good on crappie in deeper water on a few lakes and not even using minnows at all. Tightline

stue26
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7/9/15 10:35 AM CST
I'm afraid to see what this is going to do to the trout. Dnr will tell you that the chain is one of the only natural reproducing brown trout populations in the state. Please practice cpr on these fish.

polish american
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7/6/15 10:21 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 56° - 60° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
fun first day fishin chain trolling

basspro
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7/4/15 5:35 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
The last week was a great week. I had several trips on the Waupaca Chain.. We caught 6 largemouth bass all being about 15" and one nice 3lb bass. Most where caught on either drop shot or wacky worm. Also managed to get 6 smallmouth bass and 3 northern pike

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