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WiscoMuskys
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7/21/14 1:10 PM CST
Anyone having musky action?

BassinBill
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5/19/14 8:04 AM CST
There will always be fish that do not make it through the winter. Some will also be fish that die after being released while ice fishing. I can assure you that Boom is alive and well this spring season!!

NorthernFisherman13
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5/18/14 8:27 PM CST
I would say that the dead panfish we've been seeing is a result of the very bad winter we had. I'd imagine that when the ice was 3ft thick that it cut off a lot of the oxygen, especially in the shallower areas of the lake & river.

Also I would say it might have something to do with all the garbage and pollutants that the lazy ice fishermen left behind. I mean what it so hard about picking up your trash from ice fishing, and most of it comes from the guys that have the stupid permanent shacks!

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5/18/14 7:28 PM CST
I noticed a few dead bluegill too last weekend when I was putting in my pier. It's not something I'm used to seeing on the lake. Any idea what might have caused it?

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FISHING REPORT
5/12/14 7:22 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 51° - 55° F
Went out yesterday afternoon trying to find walleye, or any fish for that matter. Started out by the gravel reef by the mouth of Peggy Slough. Then made little jumps from there all the way down to the county w bridge with no fish. Then went down to the paper mill dam with nothing to report. Then went up to the big island on the river and still nothing but a couple dead bluegills and a possible dead pike. Then went back toward Bullhead Slough via the bog and saw some more dead bluegills. Once I got back to the landing, found some dead crappies.

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5/8/14 9:43 AM CST
MFAL:

Currently it is not legal to troll anywhere on the Boom Lake Chain, that includes the Wisconsin River. You will be able to troll next year though, with a maximum of 1 line per person.

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5/6/14 9:57 AM CST
MFAL:

I am going to suggest not trolling... I know it is legal on the Rainbow... I know it is legal on only the upper parts of Mohawkskin in Tomahawk, not the lower two-thirds. I cannot find anything on Boom or the WI R. in Oneida county, so I don't think I would troll anything but the Rainbow or the Willow based on the regs...

Musky Ben

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5/6/14 9:40 AM CST
Non-report. I am looking for regulations for the river section north of boom. Or is that considered boom flowage? I checked at rainbow dam, figuring that would be logical place to find em but all that's posted are the fish regs/limits. Guess I'm wondering if it's legal to troll river? I know it's skinny but when moving back up to spots can't hurt to drag a bait during transit, unless of course it's illegal. I believe it's legal on stretches or WI river so just curious. Thanks.

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5/2/14 7:41 AM CST
Thanks guys! My friend really appreciated the info.

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4/30/14 7:08 PM CST
Caleb- I also live on Boom. "Busy" is very subjective. Much busier than most north woods lakes, but nothing like an Illinois lake. The only Vilas/Oneida county lakes I have seen busier are the St. Germain lakes, and I hop around a lot.

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4/30/14 2:37 PM CST
I have had a place on Boom Lake since 1999. In my opinion, I don't think the boat traffic is bad at all, even though Boom is probably one of the main lakes in Rhinelander that gets use from a lot of people that don't live on the lake. During the week it is pretty quiet as most lakes are. On the summer weekends, there are always many boats out, but they tend to spread out between Boom, Bass, and the river so it doesn't really get that crowded in my opinion. Yeah, if you are a fisherman and want to fish Boom on a Saturday afternoon, I would not recommend it. But if you go in the morning or evening, no problem, and if you want to fish during the day, you need to pick an area that is out of the traffic flow, which there are quite a few. Even on a holiday, I have never decided not to boat because of the traffic. Yes, many boats are out, but never what I would call "crowded". I have boated lakes that get ridiculous with traffic, and in my opinion, Boom is not that way at all. It is one of the things I like about it. For the most part, it is an older crowd, majority being pontoon boats.

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4/30/14 2:14 PM CST
Hey guys! Not a fishing report (I live several hours away), but was hoping you could answer a quick question. I've got a buddy interested in some property right on Boom Lake. He's not necessarily a big fisherman, but enjoys taking his kids skiing and tubing. Could anyone give me an idea of how busy this lake gets in the summer? Is it packed? Is it pretty sparse? How many boats would you cosider a "busy" day? Mostly a fishing lake, or skiing lake?

Thanks for your time!

-Caleb

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FISHING REPORT
4/1/14 6:13 AM CST
Caught Crappies last Saturday and Sunday on the main waters of Boom Lake, Rhinelander. The weather was enjoyable with sunshine and high's in the 40's. "About time!" Fishing in a depth of 20-25 ft. off bottom about 4-5 ft.. Using minnows with treble hooks on tipdowns. Had to use the extender on my power auger. Had the fish for supper and what a great taste! Tounge Out

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3/28/14 8:06 PM CST
I surveyed the Boom Lake area today and observed only one fisherman on this main body of water. The weather report is for warmer conditions for this weekend. I plan on getting a 2014-15 license tomorrow and some minnows to try my luck using tipdowns for some crappie action. I need to get out into the warm sunshine! This past winter has been a never ending one. Cool

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3/23/14 8:30 PM CST
Tolling is not legal on Boom or the rest of the system. Or the river upstream or downstream. Also, dragging a sucker while "position fishing" with a trolling motor is not legal here either.

From the Regulations... " Trailing a bait or lure from a boat that is being propelled by motor or sail at the same time casting and immediately retrieving another bait or lure is considered motor trolling and is not allowed."

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