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MarkASity
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4/20/14 7:07 PM CST
Holy crap! They almost doubled the price!

You tend to go in the afternoons/evenings so you might have problems parking. I'm ether launching before 8am or just before sunset, rarely have to park very far away unless it's a holiday weekend.

Plmlk
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4/20/14 5:08 PM CST
The Marina is still offering a season pass, but the rate went up this year. Season passes for 2014 are $120.00.

Still a good deal for me. Between fishing and duck hunting I use the launch from April to late November.

Parking has been a challenge since the bar opened up. Many times I have to park in the Associated Bank lot.

MarkASity
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4/20/14 4:53 PM CST
Is the Marina still offering season passes? They said last year they might not do so anymore because of the new bar. Personally I can't see how there is a problem.

I'll probably start de-winterizing the boat this week, got lots of time since I can't work (broken ankle). Problem is moving things around with this big boot on my foot. Not sure how I'll get the batteries out of the basement, a bit heavy for the wife and/or daughter....

Hopefully I'll be able to get on the water before I head back to work in about 2 months (best case scenario).

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4/20/14 3:44 PM CST
The picture that makes me smile is the picture of my boat tied up to the pier at the Marina. Been a long time coming, I couldn't wait to get my boat out on the open water again. Felt awesome to get out today! First sunburn of the year!

Water temp on the river is 52, 47 on the lake, and 55 on Waterford Lake.

I tried all my favorite river spots before finding some active fish. I caught lots of 8" LM Bass on small fatheads targeting Crappie.

I only managed 4 Crappie. Only two were worthy of the frying pan, and who feels like cleaning two fish? Guess it was their lucky day, they are all still swimming. Also caught some small Gills.

I heard folks are nailing the pannies in the shallow bay on the SW part of the lake. I didn't try there, so I can't verify.

Also heard there was winter kill on the river due to how thick the ice was. I only saw two dead Gills floating, so I'm hoping it wasn't too bad.

[This post was last edited on 4/20/14 at 4:04 PM]
chadx99
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3/23/14 5:10 PM CST
Ice Depth: 24" Conditions: Sunny
Was out today for about 3 hours, on vex fish would come to bait just wouldn't take. Shoreline okey walking on fine. Was at Windlake first Sportsmans hairy ATVs have that beaten to crap!!! That's what's nice here walk on path. Might have another week. Scales Tales by the way thanx for that bluegill info couple days ago good luck on summer fishing . We should see it around July LOL!!!! Sad

[This post was last edited on 3/23/14 at 5:13 PM]
chadx99
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3/22/14 5:52 PM CST
Has anybody have shore line reports. A lot of our lakes near buy giving a lot of open water reports like Sportsmans , Windlake. My access walking though yard should be good still , guys can only walk on no ATV's big difference . I'm still wandering before heading out tomorrow.

SCALESnTALES
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3/20/14 12:39 PM CST
Ice Depth: 30"
Fishing has been okay lately but catching very slow. Gills have been relatively small this year. Good luck if you go

chadx99
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3/19/14 8:04 PM CST
Heading out this weekend how's the bluegill fishing been. Going in area were Doolies bar use to be.

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3/2/14 7:08 AM CST
Young Boy was on Gillespie yesterday with 20 or 22" LargeMouth. Great job!!!!!!!!

stepnahalf
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3/1/14 3:10 PM CST
Ice Depth: 30" Conditions: Snowing Air Temp: 11° - 15° F
Caught 2 keeper gills quick then 3 hrs for 3 more. Almost out of auger , the drill is almost in the hole when break through. Most ice since i been here 1992. Thank god for that global warming! Smile

ryguyangler
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2/19/14 11:21 AM CST
Awesome thx. I had no clue! Makes sense thought.

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2/19/14 10:14 AM CST
Trails close whenever temps are above 32*f. I called the hotline and the recording mentioned "saving the base for the weekend".

ryguyangler
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2/19/14 9:29 AM CST
Cds. Why were the trails closed. We got 6-8in of snow. On top of a great base...

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2/19/14 9:13 AM CST
I fished Tichigan yesterday late afternoon. Accessed from Big Bend village park. I had wanted to icefish a couple deeper holes in the river,I had wanted to go snowmobiling,AND I wanted to fish Tichigan.

The river holes I checked were shallower than I remembered - 6' to 8' - and I don't really care for jigging in shallower water when I need the locator. Fish did appear when I removed the jigging rap...Maybe tip-up fishing?

Since all Waukesha county,Dodge,Washington,and I assume Racine county snowmobile trails were closed yesterday I wasn't surprised to see a bunch of sleds on the river...I used my hitch extension for my Otter magnum. I had it for years but it's the first time I used it. I could have left the lid off my minnow bucket - the extension makes the sled ride much smoother back there....

I got to the lake with an hour and a half before sundown. I'd thought of fishing the south end weededge but there was a guy fishing in the area. I went instead to an east side area I'd icefished once before and had caught perch..Lakemaster shows a deep underwater bar that extends into the main basin but I'm not so sure about that...

I drilled holes from 5' to 45' fow. All mud. No weeds,no hardbottom...I looked for the inside turn but time was starting to run out before primetime.. I checked holes with a blue/chrome #5 jigging rap on one rod and 1/16th oz perch foxxee spoon/fathead head on the other. Nothing in the 30' to 45' range. At 26' I marked a few sniffers with the rap but it took the spoon to get them to bite. Walleyes. Short walleyes. I caught two then moved on. At 22' I had another short walleye slam the jigging rap.

I ran thru the 20' to 30' holes again for a few sniffers but no takers. Sun on the horizon,I headed to the 12' to 18' holes. Not a thing,no sniffers,nothin'. Ran thru the deeper holes again and had sniffers but no takers.

The sun was well below the horizon by this time. I loaded up and headed out,but first I stopped at the open holes on the S end....They weren't as deep as I'd thought they were. My Marcum had a "fuzzy" bottom signal and when I bounced the spoon off bottom I found why - angel hair algae. I've rarely caught fish thru the ice over bottom covered with that stuff...the guy walked all the way out,drilled 4 holes...they weren't on the drop,weren't in weeds...Last year I'd fished the drop and there were nice weeds,crappies...

Anyway,I ran the river all the way to Vernon Marsh,then back to Big Bend. I would have unloaded and done the trip again but first checked my phone - venny meatloaf in the oven. Playtime's over...

[This post was last edited on 2/19/14 at 9:16 AM]
HAWG Master
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2/14/14 5:40 PM CST
Ice Depth: 15" Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 21° - 25° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Got out at 9 am ran the river with ATV to get to lake and yes its safe, for now. Tip ups with med shiners no takers for 7 hrs. Jig pole lots and lots of lookers hitting rel soft when you can get them to bite. 2 perch, 3 smaller crappie, and around a 15 lb catfish that I threw back fought like a cinder block in 30 ft of water. tip ups were in 4 ft. Good to be home.

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