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Stoch
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7/29/14 7:25 PM CST
On the sheephead subject, think about it they hang with walleye, eat the same things as walleye not saying they taste like walleye but they good and are a very eatable fish. I only keep the top "loin" of the filet and make sure all the dark meat is trimmed off. I do not freeze them i eat them fresh, but I'm sure if u soaked in a bit of a salt brine b4 you freeze they would be good. Just my 2 cents

curt-t-o
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7/29/14 5:19 PM CST
Got out this weekend fishing on Sat. was mix bag . White bass,smaller pike a lot of cut offs jigs ,Cats,few bass,sheeps ,1- 15 in eye,and the look alike almost walleye, DOGFISH. Sunday 1 big cat,2 bass. All on jigs no trolling . Ap. Alex how was the band at the G.O.D ? Hope for some rain for PUCK.

Apuckawa Alex
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7/29/14 8:24 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny
Curt-T-O: Talk amongst the barstool guides at the Good Old Days you almost hit the "Puckaway Grandslam"-twice: Largemouth, walleye,northern,catfish,striper, sheepshead and a dogfish. Doggy fooled you-thought you had a big walleye-heh?. Lots of stripers on Sat. How did you not fill out with a carp? Sunday only a huge Cattyfish? Looks like fishfry at Cat's Good Old Days! Water at bottom measure 72-74 degrees. Doh! Worried Sad

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7/28/14 8:33 PM CST
They make great coon bait! Big Smile

wanna b outdoors
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7/28/14 10:28 AM CST
Sheepshead?

Never ate one...don't intend to...but the pelicans on Winnebago sure seem to enjoy the ones I kill and toss to them Big Smile

wefishandflop
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7/28/14 9:38 AM CST
Sheepshead are not as meaty as they look. Even large ones have are fairly thin and the scales make a real mess when cleaning them so although I have eaten them, to me it wasn't worth the effort. Smoked catfish seems like it would turn out like you say, keep the catfish for the deep fryer.

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7/28/14 9:29 AM CST
Anybody know where the gills,largemouth bass, pike, musky and walleye are biting.

sectn8
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7/28/14 9:23 AM CST
Hey Guys, I fired up my smoker last year and did some cats and some sheephead and i'll be honest with you the sheephead were better than the cats. The cats were greasy and stayed mushy while the sheephead got a nice tender smoke to em. Thats the only way i've done em so thats all i can comment on.

stillworking
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7/28/14 7:52 AM CST
In regard to sheep head eating I've never tried but two people I know have. They claim that there very good and I think anyone who gets one should give them try. If I ever get one off my pier I'm going to give it whirl.

Lunker-Abduction
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FISHING REPORT
7/27/14 10:04 PM CST
The water levels are fine. I would say normal. If you don't know the lake just trim up when you come in and out of shore...

As for fishing....all I was able to bag was catfish and sheepshead this weekend. Although I wasn't tossing much we were mostly running night crawlers for the kids but boy did we have fun..I was so busy manning action I didn't get much chance to toss the FlickerShads Cool

I keep wondering about eating those sheepshead....any thoughts??

Badger Ben
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7/25/14 10:30 PM CST
My family is visiting some friends of ours that have a permanent site at Lake Arrowhead CG. We were thinking of bringing the pontoon to cruise the lake with the kids and maybe get a few lines wet. The water levels concern me as I've never been on this lake before. Do you Puck veterans recommend that a Puck rookie stay away since I wouldn't know where all the hazards and shallow spots are? I have a Lowrance HDS without a Lake Insight chip installed yet, so I'm not sure how detailed the lake map is for this lake. Thanks in advance for any tips/advice.

rivers end
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7/24/14 3:05 PM CST
Apuckawa Alex--Thanks for the information regarding fish population and stats. Greatly appreciated on this end. Goodluck fishing. Rod

Apuckawa Alex
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7/24/14 8:48 AM CST
CURT-T-O: A 2008 study from UW-Oshkosh -Environmental Integrity of Lake Puckaway (www.co green-lake.wi us/forms/Lake Puckaway-Green Lake) found: "Black crappie population numbers have dropped iin number indicated by the 2006 DNR survey, which showed 1/3 the amount of crappies were netted as in 1997. Summary was perch,bluegill also numbers & size dropped. Finally, panfish population seems to be declining due to abandonment of panfish stocking program since 1983, high predation rates (northern pike, bass, walleye) and/or habitat degration. Page 57 of the research paper. Curt-T-O, its not your skill loss, crappies just not there. Remember too, DNR netted crappies to restock Beaver Dam Lake after refilling that Lake after a draw down. Keep Puddle Jumping Crying Crying

curt-t-o
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7/23/14 5:49 PM CST
AP . ALEX. Thanks for the info on the boards and water levels .Also hoping for some rain to keep water in Puck. One thing I wonder has any of the puckaway lake linkers had luck on crappies in the Lake for a few years ? I can go up river and get a few but the lake its hard to find them . Is it just me or there just not there in numbers? Years ago it was one of the best crappies lakes in the state. Maybe i just lost how to fish them. Any walleye bite at all on Puck ? Its been 3 weeks on the lake . Job cut into to my fishing that sucks . last time up pick up a few in weeds . Thanks for your input. Curt-t-o.

Apuckawa Alex
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7/23/14 8:30 AM CST
After hearing flashboards were place on the Princeton Dam (7/19) I looked at the www.lakepuckaway.com site. Under Memorandum of Understanding with Wis DNR it states, "no more than 3-2"X6" boards can be placed on the dam. Then going to Comprehensive Management Plan for Lake Puckway (same web site), under Sec. VII-Princeton Dam Facts, it states, "There is a 18:11 ration of board elevation to lake elevation" (i.e. 18 inches of boards at Princeton Dam leads to 11 inches of water on Lake Puck. 2 boards-12" = 7.3 inches; 1 board 6" = 3.7 inches. Add evaporation of water from Lake Puck. due to windy, hot weather. Using the web sites gauge readings (7/4 to 7/1Cool Lake Puck has dropped approx. 13". Looking at last year reading from (7/19/2013) Lake Puck is approx. 3 1/4" lower than last year. Do your best rain dance. Have fun on the Lake. Wink Wink Wink

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