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Gills-N-Fins
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FISHING REPORT
7/24/15 1:46 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 81° - 88° F
Fished for 2 1/2 hours on 7/22. Boated 14 walleyes, 4 over 24" fish were in 8 to 10 fow. Weeds were the key. Throwing #4 and #9 black and chrome Flickers. #9 caught the big fish.. Great lil evening trip!

jonnyFisherman
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7/14/15 9:12 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 81° - 88° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Also did some casting last weekend for skies, although I didn't beat the water as hard as I normally do due to hosting friends ect. I still got about 6-8 fish hours in.

Did not move a fish, no rogue bites, nothing. I was focusing on the lower half of the lake however, maybe the bite was just in the upper third from the sounds of it.

Trying to get some casts in this coming weekend hoping for some better action (even 1 follow would be better).

junior muskie hunter
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FISHING REPORT
7/14/15 9:08 AM CST
Fished Dairyland last weekend and didn't even see a muskie. Other guys in our group caught like 4 muskies that weekend mid 30's. They never went below the bridge they stay up top by the river and floated that down.

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6/29/15 7:38 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 76° - 80º F
Did pretty well on Saturday from 6-noon. Caught my 3 walleye, a couple crappie, few perch, nice channel cat, and bunch of short smallies and rock bass. tried jigging livebait combos in deeper water with limited success. Had best luck trolling blue shad raps and Frenzy Shads up the river from 10-noon. Had a bear come swimming across the river in front of the boat too. That was pretty neat.

Wright6
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6/24/15 8:56 AM CST
There will be a lot of boats out then, the Musky tourney is the Chippewa Valley Muskie Tournament Circuit.

jonnyFisherman
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6/23/15 1:03 PM CST
The old marina is the large bay directly across from the large point on the main lake. It's very easy to find, the south end has a steep ledge leading up to the weeds close to shore, the deep water cuts in here and leads all the way into the inlet, the rest of the bay is fairly shallow but there are some rock piles scattered around if you can locate them.

In the 15 foot depths there are tons of cribs and I've done fine for walleyes out there vertical jigging. A lot of people seem to run that breakline trolling over the tops of the cribs or on the sides.

Hope this helps, its a large bay and I'm sure you've seen it many times but didn't know it by name. It's a great spot, with lots of opportunity for action, I've talked to a few fisherman that have moved some bigger fish out there but haven't heard of anyone getting them in the net.

Weedman52
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6/23/15 11:25 AM CST
Jonny, Thanks for the report. I hit the Dairyland about 5-6 times a year. Mostly crib fishing or drifting over the old Leonhard Lane roadbed. Do you mind telling me where the old Marina location is? Interested in doing some Musky fishing and never heard of that spot.

Crazy4bass
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6/23/15 11:18 AM CST
There is a permit on the DNR website for a bass tourney. Flambeau bassmasters memorial big bass bash. July 25 Smile

Wright6
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6/23/15 5:32 AM CST
Not sure about a bass tourney, but I know there is a musky tourney that day.

junior muskie hunter
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6/22/15 2:33 PM CST
Thank you Jonny very much for the advice!!! Very excited to try the new tips and hopefully land a fish!

Crazy4bass
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6/22/15 9:55 AM CST
Looks like there is a big bass tournament July 25.

jonnyFisherman
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6/22/15 9:27 AM CST
My personal preference is the lower half but that's because it fits my fishing style better. It's more "lake like".

If you are more accustomed to river fishing the upper half will be your friend. There's lots of great structure up there, lots of rocks/boulders and fallen timber. If you have a depth finder it will help you a lot, finding the drop off is key. You could literally spend hours picking apart the horseshoe if you wanted to. I've also heard lots of folks do well below the dam up there but have never tried it myself.

It should be noted if you go up that way and are unfamiliar with the lake you should have a map (not the one on here, the physical one that is sold), or have at least looked at one a few times. I've seen guys blowing through areas full tilt that have boulders everywhere. Don't want to go losing your lower unit to something like that.

Hit me up if you're ever lookin' for a fishing partner up at the DF, I'm not up every weekend but when I am I often have an open seat in the boat.

junior muskie hunter
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6/22/15 9:18 AM CST
Thank you Jonny, That will help out a lot for me. Would you prefer to stay up top by the river or go down below by island?

jonnyFisherman
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6/22/15 8:03 AM CST
Hey Junior,

To be honest, last year was pretty brutal for Muskies on the DF, at least it was in my boat, it turned on late season but all of summer was really tough.

I was up this last weekend and landed a 30+ incher and had another small one follow up. It was quiet over all but much better than last year already.

In my experience brighter colors do well on this lake, if its a sunny day use a copper blade. Contrast is key here with the heavy stained color of the water, vibration, rattles, and loud topwaters are all good choices. The main forage is Redhorse, White Sucker, Emerald Shiner, ect, so you should keep this in mind when chosing color combos to throw.

Protip: fish the mooon phases (rise, set, above, below)

With almost all types of musky fishing, key in on weed areas adjacent to deep water or open water, these have always been my top producers on this lake. I know some people do well trolling for them as well if you're into that kind of thing.

Weather plays a MAJOR factor on this body of water, if you're weekend falls in the middle of a low pressure cold front, be prepared to adjust you're gameplan. If the weather and wind are fairly steady leading up to your excursion, I would be optimistic.

3 Large areas that consistently hold fish: - The Island - The Old Marina - The Horseshoe

There are tons of other structures and all kinds of intricate little spots that hold fish, this really is a great action lake and if you're putting in a lot of time on the water you should at minimum see some fish.

One last thing, put 'em back Smile

junior muskie hunter
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6/21/15 8:29 PM CST
Hi guys I fished dairyland last year and didn't have very good luck was looking for some advice. My dad and I are going up in three weeks to fish for muskies. Looking for any local advice or tips. Thanks

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