Dairyland Flowage, Rusk County

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9/18/17 @ 9:07 AM
TriggerDog
TriggerDog
USER since 9/19/07

Cronk - I only fish the flowage in the fall and focus on both walleyes and crappies.  Typically first three weeks in October, later and colder is best. The crappies seen to transition from their suspended locations to deeper water structure.  Side scan is a must to find stumps in 18' - 14' of water off main river channel on outside bend seems to be the key for me.  Always seem to be 2' - 3' off bottom.  I seem to catch a few off each stump and have to move around and find another stump in same type of situation.  Crappies are big the last three years.  Largest so far is 14.75" and many 13" - 14".  Walleyes seem small and at this time of year I catch them in the same depth range but not consistently.  Most are not larger than 15", think largest to date for my fall trips is 18".  So nothing big for me at least.  Good luck out there!!

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9/13/17 @ 1:56 PM
bassgrabber
bassgrabber
USER since 12/23/04

Yooper we been struggling on smallmouth. We tried shallow to deep. Only luck is on small, non moving baits tight to shore for juveniles. No nice ones, not aggressive at all. Try small jigs and small dark plastics. Lots of dead water, move til u find some fish together.

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9/13/17 @ 1:53 PM
bassgrabber
bassgrabber
USER since 12/23/04

I hear the crappies were huge at the ice tourney

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9/12/17 @ 1:59 PM
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Yooper transplant
Yooper transplant
USER since 12/23/13

MOON PHASE (57%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Caught this musky fishing close to weeds for smallmouth Sunday afternoon. Had my three boys in the boat (ages 6 ,6 and 3). I caught it on  a three inch mister twister with ten lb braid on a medium light rod. Battle lasted around ten minutes. Needless to say there was a real cluster going on in the boat trying to land this guy with little kids and a bass net! We will remember this one for a long time! Anyone else been fishing smallmouth? This is the only thing we caught in three hours fishing.

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9/12/17 @ 4:29 AM
Cronk
Cronk
USER since 4/18/12

Well ladies and gents it wont be long and we  will be looking very closely at the mercury each and every morning. when the temp dips into the mid teens we get giddy like kids on xmas morning on a high octane sugar buzz... and for good reason. First ice wont be far behind. im going to try and fish 12 new bodies of water outside my sphere of comfort. i live in EC, so basically rice lake over to st croix falls in the west and lacross in the south is my general comfort zone. The year its all about new waters. And Dairyland is my first stop for research info. I fish panfish and walleye. im looking for anyone that knows this water to give me the straight dope. Population densities and size structure. any topographical info you can provide would be fantastic. Any info is good info. Thanks Linkers!!!


Cronk

stay safe and good fishin!!!

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9/10/17 @ 1:43 PM
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bassgrabber
bassgrabber
USER since 12/23/04

MOON PHASE (78%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

Hit this lake on labor day weekend and Friday. Finding a few small bass in several spots in the northern 1/3 of the lake but no quality fish yet. Barometer was very high Friday and we couldn't find fish or bites. Covered a lot of water with a lot of finesse and cranks with only one bite. Caught it on a Flappin Jig. All bites last weekend were on a James Gang Baby Squid Bait. Hoping to find the big ones before the Oct 14 Major League Fishing tournament arrives,but the patterns will change alot by then.

Edited on 9/10/17 1:44 PM
Dairyland Flowage, Rusk County Photo
Dairyland Flowage, Rusk County Photo
Dairyland Flowage, Rusk County Photo
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8/22/17 @ 10:41 PM
bassgrabber
bassgrabber
USER since 12/23/04

If anyone is interested in a fall smallmouth 2 person team tournament, we are holding a MAJOR LEAGUE FISHING tournament on oct 14, 2017 with a $20 entry fee per angler. It will be a blast and for more information, go to http://www.jamesgangfish.com/events to RSVP for the event! Max 20 boats, kayaks, canoes, jonboats, low HP small boats are encouraged to join! Winner will get cash prize and a trophy and there will be a daily lunker award as well with a framed certificate. I personally have never fished this lake and can not wait to try it out. I love what I am seeing on the maps and hearing about the huge bass caught and the rocks/boulders/wood cover!

Edited on 8/22/17 10:41 PM
Dairyland Flowage, Rusk County Photo
Dairyland Flowage, Rusk County Photo
Dairyland Flowage, Rusk County Photo
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3/14/17 @ 10:50 AM
Open or Iced
Open or Iced
USER since 9/27/10

Just wondering if there is still fishable ice on the Flowage? Going up there this weekend to check on the cabin and wondering if it makes sense to bring the ice fishing gear. Thanks in advance.

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2/14/17 @ 2:59 PM
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Yooper transplant
Yooper transplant
USER since 12/23/13

MOON PHASE (85%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
17 inches

AIR TEMP
36° - 40° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

Went out fishing with Thunderstick on the evening of 2/12. We fished three hours caught one 10" walleye and this 35" northern. It was a fun fight at the hole! Thank god for the gaff! 14 fow sucker minnows and tip ups.

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2/6/17 @ 9:18 AM
joeB
joeB
USER since 2/6/17

I read your post have you been out since then? I have never done real well there used to do good open water out by Josie creek wonder about that area now?

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