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Appelm
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FISHING REPORT
2/23/15 12:29 PM CST
Ice Depth: 24" Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 11° - 15° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Myself and 6 friends fished this lake for the first time Friday and Saturday, with a few tips on places to fish from other friends and a resort owner (where we stayed). We got skunked on northern and walleye, but caught enough panfish to keep our interest and have a fish fry on Saturday night. We caught most panfish in 15 to 20 FOW on the north portion of the lake north of the narrows. We had to sort through alot of little fish, but ended up with 4 crappies between 11 and 12 inches. A rock bass and perch were caught on tip-ups targeting walleys. We tried deeper water, but couldn't find any schools of just crappies. If you fish it again I think you can just look for others fishing and give it a try, then adjust accordingly. We relied alot on topographic maps of the lake and tips on spots from others.

One thing to note is that we saw a chevy colorado drive through the 'narrows'. I was told that this is a definite no-no and wouldn't recommend it, but it goes to show how thick the ice is right now. We were able to drive across the rest of the lake with only snow drifts to really deal with on the lower end. Good luck.

Sparkletail
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2/20/15 8:11 AM CST
Does anyone remember what date the lake froze over this year and has anyone measured the ice depth since Jan 23?

sirwiggles
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2/12/15 2:33 PM CST
First time fishing this lake will be this weekend looking for any tips, areas, depths, spots to try, or tactics to try for panfish and walleye. PM me if need be.

krashr
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2/12/15 11:51 AM CST
Any recent reports from Long Lake? Hoping to go out there this weekend with my wife and 2 kids. Just looking for some general ideas on where to go on the lake.

Thanks in advance!

JC-Wisconsin
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1/26/15 11:14 AM CST
TeamGreen, well, if you are such an expert, you would be the last I would expect to complain about lack of fishing reports.

alty53081
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1/26/15 7:47 AM CST
still wondering if anyone would be willing to help a couple ROOKIES to the lake out with some information on panfish?? Anyone that might be willing to help please pm me.... thank you in advance..our trip is next weekend.....

Stlheadr
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1/24/15 7:47 AM CST
I just have to weigh in on the Walleye/Bass problems in a lake. We have a place on a lake by Phillips. At first you rarely caught a bass, and since the lake had good natural reproduction on walleye, you were able to catch allot of them. This was a class A musky lake also, and you had a pretty far chance at a decent one every time you went out. A few years ago, the DNR decided to screw with the lake, and the muskey started disappearing at a noticeable rate. Within 2 years, we had a explosion of Large Mouth Bass. Now, as of last year according to DNR studies, we have lost a large part of recent year classes of walleye, and the Bass were the number one culprit. Bass lakes are a dime a dozen in WI. The lakes that have good walleye habitat and or natural reproduction need to be protected. If that means very liberal limits on Bass to control them, they should do it at every one of these lakes. They are a big problem on walleye recruitment.

Teamgreen
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1/23/15 3:12 PM CST
J C , Just to set the record straight, I have fished Long for over 45 years. I was a licensed guide in Wisconsin and spent many many days on Long catching quality Walleyes for my clients and myself. When ever I had free time I was out there myself or with a friend. I know the lake very very well you can rest assured of that. I even guided some celebrities over the years including one for the governors open. I don't need to come on here and ask "where to fish the lake". We kept very few of the fish we caught. I have always stressed it was better to put back most Walleyes and for food we would take a few nice bluegills and have a meal. I did have some clients keep some trophy's for the wall, but that was their right to do so. I myself have put back most all I caught including numerous ones over 10#. I agree the lake has changed over the years, and I really can't tell you why, but it sounds like a lot of people on here have their ideas. So here is another post by me and it is NOT a fishing report. All I was trying to say in my other post is that it is so nice for someone to be able to get on the site and find the lake they are looking for and see some sort of report on recent action on that lake. No one is asking for secrete spots and if you have one and want to share it P.M the other guy and lay it out. Just my two cents and wanted you to know I don't need your hot fishing spots or how to fish.

EC Matt
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1/23/15 2:04 PM CST
DBuchman - thanks for the information. I'll keep an eye out for you.

JC-Wisconsin
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1/23/15 11:09 AM CST
To the criers who don't like information posted on this specific lake because it doesn't tell them where to fish, get over it and quit reading. These reports are not only for "FISHING REPORTS" hence the button to click your post isn't an actual fishing report.

Fishin: where did you see the research that showed 500 largemouth bass only had 1 walleye combined which was predated upon? I find that interesting because I know of no such research conducted on a lake which was once known for good walleye numbers. The study by Stevens Point clearly showed that in a lake stocked for walleye, largemouth bass consume every stocked yearling fingerling and fry in a given lake. If such research does actually exist, I am interested to know if the lake studied had any semblance of a prior healthy walleye population. If the lake had one walleye, bass consumed 100% of the walleye.

Bass have been shown to predate on small walleye to an incredible degree in certain lakes. In fact, it has been shown it may be impossible to manage for both largemouth and walleye in the same lake because of it.

I also see that you and others believe that tons of walleye are available in the lake due to your camera pictures, and these people blame anglers lack of skill and failures to catch them. Well, population studies have shown a decrease of at least 50% of walleyes in the lake since 1994. Believe what you want, but when the walleyes aren't there it generally makes it more difficult to catch them. Wink

Current research generally points to an increase in LM bass populations negatively affecting walleye populations. The real question is why so many more largemouth reproduced in the lake. Warm periods during the 90's and 00's, size limit implementation of bass, CPR push of bass, etc. I believe fishing pressure in the summer has greatly decreased for walleye. Opening day fishermen are a fraction of what they once were, and almost every resort on the lake is now sold as condos.

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1/23/15 10:01 AM CST
Ice Depth: 14" Conditions: Sleeting Air Temp: 31° - 35° F
Went out last weekend just for one day. Got out in afternoon and stayed until dark. Was pretty slow. Managed one keeper crappie. Saw a group keeping some crappies in deeper around 40 fow.

fltlndr
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1/23/15 9:30 AM CST
Droptine you have to turn your pm on.

alty53081
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1/23/15 9:20 AM CST
Hey Droptine...lol...i guess i dont know how to either...tried to figure it out and i guess its not that easy... anyway..my email is alty53081@yahoo.com....perhaps we could start our contact that way... thank you again for any info you might be willing to share!!!

Droptine75
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1/23/15 1:42 AM CST
Sorry, I clicked the wrong circle.

Droptine75
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1/23/15 1:41 AM CST
alty53081, I can't figure out how to PM on here. If you can, send me a PM and maybe I can help you guys out a bit.

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