Long Lake, Washburn County

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8/13/16 @ 7:50 AM
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Jim Stroede
Jim Stroede Guide Service
MEMBER since 1/8/15

MOON PHASE (77%)
Waxing Gibbous

We've had some good walleye fishing out on Long lately, my fishing guest Tom caught some good ones this past week.  Jiging deeper water seems to be where it's at right now, leeches are in short supply around here so we've switched to crawlers for bait.

Good luck and good fishing,

Jim Stroede

Edited on 8/13/16 8:03 AM
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8/3/16 @ 5:17 PM
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Sleep
Sleep
USER since 5/16/14

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Picked up three walleye  ( all short ) and a nice smallmouth Sunday night. Pulling spinners with leech over the top of the deep weed edges in 13 - 15 feet of water.

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7/25/16 @ 11:08 PM
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Jim Stroede
Jim Stroede Guide Service
MEMBER since 1/8/15

MOON PHASE (64%)
Waning Gibbous

Guided out on Long Sunday morning with a great client and fisherman Marc, we caught a wide variety of fish, a 19" walleye, quite a few largemouth bass, a half dozen or so smallmouth bass, a few pike and a bunch of bluegills and rockies.

Jigs and leeches fished along deep weed edges got us our bites.  We also lost a couple of big fish we never got a look at too.

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7/11/16 @ 8:01 PM
GoldieBear
GoldieBear
USER since 12/20/12
Indian spearing is a shame to all fishermen. Rights are one thing, but they are killing the walleye population. Why is this still allowed. Most of us have to pay and work hard to get a license and catch a meal the real way; not lights and spears! Again, what a harmful indecency and balant abuse of law.

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7/7/16 @ 12:25 PM
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jake6
jake6
USER since 5/8/16

MOON PHASE (12%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Was out Saturday morning and managed to catch around 15 bass. Most of  them were caught in deeper weeds. Only a few of these fish were over 14 inches. 

The one in the picture is 18.5 inches

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6/29/16 @ 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
MEMBER 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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