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Northernfan
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8/11/15 8:44 AM CST
Crappies were hit and miss like I said. We just went from weed-bed to weed-bed throwing little crappie jigs. The dozen we caught, we spotted them feeding on minnows so if you can find find some minnows in the weed-beds you for sure should be able to find the crappies! Good Luck!

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8/10/15 10:01 PM CST
What depth were crappie in off weeds, heading up Thursday thanks,Any gills

Northernfan
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8/10/15 10:36 AM CST
Went to Namakagon this past week. Fishing wasn't amazing but still got on fish. Caught quite a few small walleyes and one 19 incher...crappie were hit and miss, caught a dozen one afternoon....pike can be found in the weeds, biggest was 26 inches...also while trolling for walleyes we caught on to quite a few smallies during the week, biggest was a 17 incher. Overall a pretty good week fishing!

Northernfan
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7/26/15 12:19 PM CST
We are heading up to Namakagon in the next week. How is the crappie, walleye, pike, and muskie bite going? Any report or tips will be helpful, Thanks! Big Smile

A-TownPikeSlayer
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7/26/15 10:18 AM CST
Hello all. We will be taking our annual trip to Namakagon in about 3 weeks. We've had mixed success over the years (been coming up for almost 18 years now) with panfish but always looking for tips on what to use/where to go. What I am really looking for is info on Walleye fishing this lake. I've heard they are there to catch, but other than a couple of random hookups in the past, I've NEVER been able to catch them when actually targeting them. Is the walleye fishing still any good? What are the recommended tactics and areas? My daughter just turned 4 and my son is 7 so I'm looking for something else to fish with them besides panfish (neither have the patience to come with me on Musky trips Wink ) Any advice would be much appreciated!!!

sherkster
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7/7/15 1:25 PM CST
Hey all I am heading to Namakagon this weekend. Any idea where to find crappies this time of year? Any action with muskies? Really appreciate any advice. Thanks everyone.

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6/17/15 9:26 AM CST
Well the panfish are still hitting great most trips out the past few days plastics and live bait are the norm right now and a popper on a fly rod is always a hoot too! No walleye trips the past few days or nights most have wanted panfish and for good reason they taste great and they are about action to just like the guys fishing for them! Colors of plastics or jig heads will make a big difference some days you will just have to play around to find out which colors work best for you on a given day. try shallow and deep the fish are hanging at all depths right now from super shallow to 10 plus feet. If your coming to the area please give us a call on our inland trips its A NO FISH NO PAY POLICY so if we can't get you fish you don't pay it's that easy. give us a call today 715-413-0336

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hoseslures1
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6/13/15 3:31 AM CST
Hey Kid, We came back on 6/6. Yes, the walleye limit is 3, and size limit is 15" to 20", but you may have 1 fish over 24". I'm not sure about the trolling yet. We caught crappies on minnows and 1" gulp emerald shiners. They were right in the pencil weeds. If they've moved out, and the gills in, you should be able to get them with minnows or twister tails over the cabbage. We caught our walleyes on the windblown weed edges (cabbage was only about 8 ft deep), with leech/slip bobber and jig/minnow combinations. Hope this helps. Have fun, and good luck.

Cronk
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6/13/15 12:34 AM CST
Hey griz! did some really nice damage on pike chain. Milicent was money last weekend for crappie.

Nelson was treating us good as well. that deep hole off the landing gave up some nice crappie and a couple eyes.

Good luck guys

Cronk

grizwald
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6/12/15 6:39 PM CST
Read the posts a few back. Can't imagine much has changed. Wondering

The Muskie Kid
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6/12/15 2:12 PM CST
Hi folks, Any current reports on the walleye and crappie bite, where, when, on what? Headed up on Sunday, any help appreciated! Is the walleye bag limit 3 per person, over 15" now? Is motor trolling allowed on Lake Namakagon? Thanks! The Muskie Kid!

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6/7/15 9:08 AM CST
Hey folks a quick wrap up to the past few days of fishing on Namakagon. Crappie are still active some shallow some a little deeper and hanging near the spawning areas. Small plastics and crappie minnows have all been producing for anglers this past week. Bluegill have been a bit hit and miss this past week with the funky weather bouncing in and out of the local area just keep checking the the warm water pockets for active fish, both plastics and worms have been catching fish on the right days. While we are on the Panfish subject I would like to jump on my soap box for a moment! Folks please fish reasonable on our local in land waters state reg says a 25 fish daily limit is fine. But we have like many others adopted a 10 fish a day limit per person which will help in sure a thriving fishery on this great body of water. It's in all in our best interests to harvest selectively for our future fishery! Ok now to the walleye report fish are being caught from 6ft down to 20ft depending on the location, jigging, drifting and even trolling have been putting fish in the live wells, Everything from crawlers to fat heads have been working to get bit. The new 15" 3 fish a day reg has folks pretty happy compared to the old reg of one over 14" and one under 14". Musky and pike are also being caught near Panfish spawning areas and new weed growth look for the green weeds and you should find active fish! Spiiner baits and in line spinners have all been seeing action, If your looking for a great trip while your up in our area please be sure to call us to book your next adventure for Namakagon or other great local waters. Call Capt Aron @ 715-413-0336

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Jig'em up
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6/1/15 4:14 PM CST
They were biting like crazy......minnows, no sinker....fished shallow just above the weeds/cover.

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leppy4isu
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6/1/15 12:54 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy
We were up all Memorial week and fished for crappies the whole time. We really had to work for them. We did catch quite a few over in James Bay up in the grass and lilies with minnows and bobbers.

We also did alright in Sugar Bay, although they ran a little bit smaller.

Towards the end of the week, we got into them in Jackson, also in the grass and lilies.

They pretty much were all males and it didn't appear as though the females have spawned yet. I think in the next week or so, it is going to be really good. They were pretty much running between 8 to 11 inches.

We also did ok in Jackson fishing Walleyes a couple of days. Bouncing jigs off the bottom. Caught one 25 and several other nice ones.

EYEfanatic
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5/20/15 6:43 AM CST
Water Temp: 51° - 55° F
The crappies that were shallow have moved deeper with this cold weather. Water temps went from 61-62 to 53 in a week.

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