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1/20/18 @ 11:30 PM
1fowl one
1fowl one
USER since 12/9/10

Really would appreciate a little help please.

Put the Beaver Dams to the side and picked up a couple auto's. Had them out again and missed a couple hits again?? Running 20", 8 pound flu leaders, #6 single hook with med bait. Am I in the ballpark? Bigger hook, or a treb maybe? Had one pop, rod bounced heard a little drag and gone? Maybe a drag issue? Thanks.

Fowl.


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1/20/18 @ 2:44 PM
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Salmon/walleyeangler
Salmon/walleyeangler
USER since 5/29/16

MOON PHASE (12%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
14 inches

AIR TEMP
46° - 50° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

Fished 6 til noon no bites... no one was catching fish... the fish that were being caught were down on the south end of the marina...

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1/20/18 @ 1:13 PM
Fishman50
Fishman50
USER since 1/30/16

Banjo minnow what do you like to jig with out there? 

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1/18/18 @ 8:15 PM
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banjominnow99
banjominnow99
USER since 5/7/06

MOON PHASE (2%)
Waxing Crescent
No pumps or discharges to worry about at Summerfest.  There used to be a discharge but it's plugged.  Ther'es always current on the northeast rocks between the bouy and beach so stay clear if you're new at this. 

There's 15"-18" of ice in the lagoon and McKinley.  Just stay off the rock walls at Mckinley after the warm up if possible.  Sometimes the ice is loose. 

Keep your expectations at 0-2 fish per two people for 8 hours.  That's about an average day for staring at autos.  Your average improves greatly if you jig. 

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1/18/18 @ 10:11 AM
WallEyesOnMe
WallEyesOnMe
USER since 1/17/18

Appreciate the feedback.  Never tried this before, and I'm really looking forward to it.  Moved south for a job opportunity so I'm working on finding some new spots.  Ive been to some local lakes around Jackson/ West Bend WI, and alot of the bait shops tell me it's well worth a shot especially around this time of year.  Ive seen some guys fishing around the summer fest grounds.  Any pumps or things to worry about there?  Good spots to park?

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1/18/18 @ 7:19 AM
breal
breal
USER since 10/12/10
As of last weekend the ice was holding up well. Just be cautious, depending on where you're going, and if it's your first time around there? In the marina there are pumps running along some walls and piers. Some areas have thin ice or no ice at all. So just be careful and enjoy the show. 

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1/17/18 @ 2:11 PM
WallEyesOnMe
WallEyesOnMe
USER since 1/17/18

First time fishing browns this weekend.  How's the ice out there currently?  Still in that 6 range or more as of today?

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1/16/18 @ 9:24 AM
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CCA
CCA
USER since 6/19/01

MOON PHASE
New Moon

Jimse- Just an fyi, that is not a German brown, that is a seeferelan or how ever you spell it. Only one or two spots on gill plate and minimal on body. germans are heavily spotted. However, agree that I would like to see Germans planted!

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1/16/18 @ 9:14 AM
jimse
jimse
USER since 10/19/17

It's a sad day that world class browns like the one in the video below day's are numbered!  The DNR has quit stocking german browns and the numbers will slowly but surely disappear.  

Since the DNR has quit stocking these great fish I'm curious if they would have enough fore-sight to somehow reduce limits and/or put a size limit into effect so Lake Michigan german brown numbers will at least last a while longer?  I believe the current limit is something like 5 browns.

Another possibility is to have a slot limit.  All small browns to be released and possibly a reduced limit for large browns.  How many boats in the spring and other times of year are loaded with limits of small browns?  Another possibility is to eliminate bait fishing, only allow a limited number of tip-ups, etc.

I know some of these alternatives to the present regs may not be favorable but at least the browns that are there will last a bit longer?  If you enjoy fishing for world class browns let the DNR know your thoughts before it slowly but surely slips away!

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1/16/18 @ 8:36 AM
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Mad_fishermen_1968
Mad_fishermen_1968
USER since 7/3/16

MOON PHASE
New Moon

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
8 inches

AIR TEMP
11° - 15° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

Ice Fishing was super slow. 

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