The catfishing has slowed up. Bug hatches have slowed on the lake and the catfish have slowed with that event.
Can anyone fill me in with what is going on with the lake? From reading all the reports it's looking like they want to drop water levels to remove silt? Does anyone know how much they want to drop out? I have heard nothing of this and I was planning on building a new duck blind this weekend but that will have to wait until I am able to figure out how much they are going to drain. Will they be restoring it to normal levels after they drop it or are they attempting to turn it into a duck sanctuary? After fishing the lake numerous times last fall and only having perch flags I would have to agree the game fishing has gone down but whose to say that's not attributed to all the shad in the lake? I will say duck hunting is not what it used to be on the lake, you could tuck in the bullrushes in blue bill bay and get a limit in a few hours every weekend, and this past year I hardly seen any ducks on the lake after the early teal opener.
Alex. was out sat. A few Panfish,goats,cats, . You can have all the pike not too big on them. I think they eat a lot of the panfish in Puck. Hope they rethink the 32in size limit . My walleye fishing been Slow. Hope to see you on the water.
CURT-T-O : Fishing report? Or did you go with Sweet Lou on Boat Run? Have been waiting for fish report. I KNOW YOU HAVE BEEN TARGETING northern pike with June Bug Spinner & Rubber Mice with rattle inserts?.
Be careful handling those pikeys-007.??
Is the draw down just boards off levels or complete draw down leaving just the river channel? Are they expecting to have alot of the lake bed exposed after the draw down?
I personally think the issue is the Carp. They had years in the 2000's where no carp were taken then Monsoor came in a few years back and took like a Million lbs. Last year nothing was taken out. I thought last year the lake looked healthy. This year looks about average.
Great feedback Drago, thanks. Sounds like WI DNR has been supporting silt removal on other WI lakes via Grant $, would be great to see our local DNR help us pursue some help as well to help improve water health.
Fished yesterday with my boy and the bass were not cooperating at all in terms of bite with many different presentations. Hit the main lake and the Notherns were aggressive for cranks baits. My boy pulled up 3 just like the one in the pic within 20 minutes which made a great day for him, all safely released.
I agree 100% that solutions are always expensive. This is what we need to do is have open discussions and present our thought out solutions and if financially it doesn't make sense then we move to a lesser costing process. Appreciate your comments and honor your thoughts.
I look forward to step by step process of Dam replacement first then go from there.
Drago: Not to throw cold water on any food for thought, but dredging is a very expensive option. Cost for the Fox Illinois project was approx. $2.5 million :(1999 dollars) with IDNR bond money floated and a user fee initiated. Many million dollar pieces of real estate bordering the water with owners influencing the Illinois politico scenery of the time.
Any thing is possible. Never thought I'd see the Buffalo Lake project completed with some Marquette Co. board objection. Small County tax payer investment for $9 MILLION results. Puckaway On!