Long Lake, Washburn County

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TODAY @ 9:43 AM
JC-Wisconsin
JC-Wisconsin
USER since 4/1/05

The pike population has decreased significantly over the last 20 years.  Not really surprised that you caught so few pike.  

I agree there should be separate limits on SM bass in all lakes in WI.  LM and SM are totally different fish, and to have them lumped together makes little sense.

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6/27/16 @ 10:01 PM
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MCsonka
MCsonka
USER since 6/27/16

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

Just returned from a week long trip to Long Lake. Fishing was successful enough to keep us happy but not as productive as my last trip there (3 years ago and many times before that as well.)

Here's my report: (We fished the North end of the lake exclusively.)

Lots of luck catching big gills & decent perch using a crawler/bobber combo fishing at about 5-6 foot deep in 8-10 ft of water. The times when I tried to shallow up resulted in lots of little ones. (Although towards the end of the week I saw several bluegill nests in the shallows- I assume they'll be spawning.)

Our group of 6 landed close to 35 walleyes in our week long trip- only 5 legals though. Encouraging, however to be catching all of those 12-14inch fish we were on. Four of the legals were 18-19 and the largest was 4lb 22 in-gorgeous fish. Fished them dragging a night crawler suspended a foot in 12-16ft water. Caught many of the smaller ones on a perch rapala (7-8 ft diver) which seemed to be attracting all species.

I did notice that we caught some nice smallmouth but lots of stunted largemouth- only one over fifteen inches out of maybe 50 of them.

Only two northern for the week but both very nice fish- one at 28 and the other at 25... thinking they're a little less active with the warmer water temps.

Overall advice would be to be adaptable in your methods- perch colored lures worked best for me while my usual favorites (black/silver shad and KVD strike king had no luck whatsoever.) Casting was working best in the early morning and evening (same with tight lining) while our bobbering worked best in the afternoon when the wind was calmer!

Edited on 6/27/16 10:05 PM
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6/27/16 @ 9:51 PM
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jbird68
jbird68
USER since 1/24/05

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

Between me and my daughter we got about 20 bluegill and a couple small Largemouth Bass. It was a cold and windy boat ride. Found some lilly pads out of the wind. The bluegill will make a good meal for our last day of vacation. 

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6/27/16 @ 5:14 PM
fishnmrd
fishnmrd
USER since 6/21/01

I agree.

There should be separate limits on LMB & SMB

I fish a lake in Minn it has a slot of  14" to 20" no keep

and only 1 over 20" and the trophy bass fishing is great average bass 3-4lbs

I wold like to see this on Long for the smallies.

Also the Crappie population & quality has suffer greatly over the years

we need a smaller limit and size restriction there also

I have fished Long for over 40 yrs and practice CRP but also take fish to eat. And yes I am an Il tourist.

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6/27/16 @ 3:24 PM
JC-Wisconsin
JC-Wisconsin
USER since 4/1/05

No, all LM bass should be kept and eaten out of Long.  I agree that smallmouth should be protected but the LM bass population is out of control and actually have seriously harmed their growth rates.

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6/25/16 @ 9:12 PM
fishnmrd
fishnmrd
USER since 6/21/01

Nice Bass

All prime spawners , what a shame to waist such nice bass

Long should have a slot limit, especially on Smallies

No wonder the fish population has decreased over the years

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6/25/16 @ 5:48 PM
pikenmusky
pikenmusky
USER since 4/17/15

What a waste of some nice bass...

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6/25/16 @ 2:26 PM
jake6
jake6
USER since 5/8/16

Can anyone inform me about the smallmouth on this lake? I've always just fished for largemouth and have done fairly well with that, but I heard there were big/trophy smallmouth?

Just wondering if this is true or not. Thanks

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6/22/16 @ 1:06 PM
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Jim Stroede
Jim Stroede Guide Service
MEMBER since 1/8/15

MOON PHASE (95%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Kind of a tough morning for us out there.  We had only about half the bites we normally get, great people to fish with but less bites.

We did manage lots of Largemouth bass, including a couple good ones, a smallmouth and lots of bluegills up to 8 inches. No walleyes boated this morning.

Good luck and good fishing,

Jim Stroede

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6/19/16 @ 8:19 AM
Jim Stroede
Jim Stroede Guide Service
MEMBER since 1/8/15

Jbird,

those family trips are important, great memories, lots of fun. Enjoy!

jim

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