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10/22/14 6:24 AM CST
Jeff makes an amazing shore lunch! Great guy! If you haven't fished the turtle I highly recommend going out with Jeff. Cool

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10/21/14 7:30 PM CST
Kick in the hunger factor of fresh air and it has to be killer... I was just thinking how good it looked as I choked down my overcooked frozen pizza, reading about other people fishing.

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10/21/14 7:10 PM CST
the food in that picture looks amazing. nothing beats food cooked in cast iron over a fire on a fall day in the northwoods!

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10/21/14 4:35 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 46° - 50° F
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10/21/14 4:25 PM CST
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10/21/14 4:01 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 46° - 50° F Water Temp: 46° - 50° F
Not many people out there to post a report for, I think we saw 3 or 4 boats yesterday and 2 or 3 on a not too bad of a Sunday, that was fishing on the big water side with a lot of the flowage to view. (The packers or fall walleye fishing, are ya kidding me! turn your radios on!) For numbers, fall is the best time of the year to fish although we had some exceptional days in May.

I haven't been posting numbers but to give people an idea of the fall fishing I'll give a quick recap of the last few days.

Friday with a strong north wind we went east to find some quieter water for jigging. The fish weren't numerous we did get a few nicer fish, an 18" and a couple 16"s a lot of small fish, took awhile to get our 12th fish for a limit.

Saturday group of 8 counting me ( two boats) they had a contest with a number of categories including most fish per boat, the two boats had a total of 131 walleyes. I won't say whose boat won but I over heard grumbling that I was a ringer, actually Todd using one of my high end rods had the most with 29. We kept only enough fish to feed the 7 guys and released the rest, our biggest fish was 18" (released).

I've made a lot of friends through guiding, Sunday fished with father and son Mark and Ryne, third person, Marks fishing partner Jeff had family commitments. The three of us caught 64 walleyes, no big fish but most of our limit were 15" fish we released a lot of 10-13" walleyes.

Yesterday we started the morning catching fish that were on the bubble of wether or not to put in the live well. With a shore lunch planned ,I joked to Peter and Jerry that those were 11:30 fish, at 12:30 with a perch and one walleye in the live well the now infrequent 11:30 fish were looking pretty darn good! We ate at 1:30. We ended with 49 walleyes, all small. The 15" fish on Sunday came from a fall area I hadn't fished yet, we tried them before lunch but the area held all small fish our biggest fish yesterday was 13-1/2".

The perimeter of the original lake basins in 20-30' and the river channels in 15-24' hold a lot of fish, most are 10-15" with an occasional 18-22" fish, the lake basins also hold some nice crappies.

Even in the fall the walleyes can go into a negative mood but with less frequency. The fall bite should stay good through ice up. My last trip, last season was nov. 5th, my one customer and I in 5-1/2 hours caught between 50-60 walleyes.

I've invested in some nice musky tackle if anyone is interested in a trip. I honestly haven't spent much time fishing for them but I do know where they live. Would be willing to do all musky or would divide the day with walleyes if desired.


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10/15/14 8:21 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 51° - 55° F Water Temp: 46° - 50° F
Spent a nice day doing a lot of fish catching with Rob and Edie. Husband and wife who spend a lot of their vacation time hunting and fishing together.


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10/15/14 8:16 AM CST
that is a beautiful ski... congrats to Evan, and thanks to Jeff for all the great reports, and for a great day last May

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10/15/14 8:06 AM CST
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Michael 21-1/2" released.

Troy and Evan with some good eating pike.

Evans musky.


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10/15/14 7:53 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 51° - 55° F Water Temp: 46° - 50° F
The fall walleye bite remains good, most days a lot of small fish, keeping nice eating size and releasing an occasional big fish.

Sunday we had quite a thrill with two boats and a group of 7. Evan in my boat, fishing on his 11 th birthday. We were on a good fall walleye spot that surprisingly wasn't producing many fish. Often when this happens there is a reason. Evan found the reason, vertical jigging with an 1/8 oz. jig and fathead, his pole bent over. I helped direct the rod to try to keep the fish out of the motor but it was all him fighting the fish. The first time the fish came up I was lucky to have the walleye net in the right place and got the fish head first in the net. He caught the fish on a 7' med. lite St. Croix rod with 6lb. mono. We took some nice pictures and released the heavy 43" fish it had some beautiful markings.

In the fall 25mph winds like yesterday aren't your friend when jigging. Taking a pounding catching some small fish I contemplated what to do next. We had a shore lunch planned and only one fish in the live well. I decided to chance a long ride in the big waves to fish some quiet water. It paid off for Bob, Fred and I, we found some nice fish and some pleasant fishing conditions.

Some good musky fishing coming if anyone is interested.


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10/11/14 7:22 AM CST
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Walleye customers ,I'm not crossing over to the dark side, I'll gladly fish walleyes any time of the year.


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10/11/14 7:09 AM CST
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WisconsinF haven't been fishing bass, the tournament guys last week caught fish in all depths with a variety of baits. Most were as tight lipped as the bass on what they were doing.

Tried a new rod yesterday ( 7'6" med lite, extra fast St.Croix extreme). Really wanted to catch a walleye on the first cast. Didn't drop the anchors until I saw fish, they are hard to pick out in the deep boulders, sand very easy. First cast, walleye bite, I missed, second cast caught a walleye.

I apparently didn't jinx the rod, in the afternoon tied into the musky in the picture, Tom did a nice job of getting it in the too small walleye net.

I'm comparing the new rod to the 7' lite, fast I've used the last two years, not sure yet which one I like better yet anyone interested in my opinion can pm me in a couple weeks. I know the 7'6" handled the musky much better, but then your not buying a walleye rod for musky. Tom used my old rod he was amazed I told him if you put braid on it's almost unfair you can feel a fish swim by your jig.

Mike being somewhat of a contrarian brought his own crawlers which I haven't used in a few weeks he surprisingly did as well as Tom and I in the morning in the afternoon the crawler bit slowed.

I'm going to start musky fishing after next week, have a lot of open time second half of oct., Do have 4 new St. Croix musky rods.


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10/11/14 1:32 AM CST
WisconsinF: Please scroll down a bit to see the numbers of bass caught in last week's tournament under very adverse weather conditions, If they caught them in that size and in that many numbers with high winds and temps barely hitting 40, we are sure that you and others can catch a trophy 20" plus smallie this and next weekend, along with some walleye, slab crappie, jumbo perch and big gills. Some good Musky action is just cranking up as well.

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10/10/14 10:54 AM CST
Heading up later today. 10/10/14

Wondering if it's worth my time to fish for some Smallies on the Turtle this weekend? Prefer to work with artificial baits. Thanks.

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10/8/14 11:18 PM CST
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This is an addition to the last post with a few pictures.

Deep water, light jigs, strong wind, cold hands I can't over emphasize the value of a good fishing rod. We fished with St. Croix's ranging from avids to legend extremes. I tried to estimate the number of hours I will have had a fishing rod in my hand this season, by the time I put my boat away, conservatively 900 hours ( if I can't feel a bite I better take up golf) for me the cost of a rod is insignificant when amortized over that many hours of use, I use a legend extreme. For a combination of value and a great jigging rod a legend tournament is hard to beat. I prefer the new handle design over the cork handle on an avid or premier. With three fingers forward of the reel stem your index finger is completely on the blank of the rod, the sensitivity is fantastic. For good balance I like small reels, the pflueger president 6925 for me is perfect on a 7'extreme, a reel the size of a pflueger 6930 feels right on a 7' legend tournament. The trade off with a small reel is line capacity, with the 6925 I have to fill the spool every two or three weeks , that's every day use on a snaggy flowage.

My long winded posts are almost over. The guys Monday had my mind drifting, talking deer hunting. The only outdoor activity I enjoy more then a walleye bite like Monday is tracking a 200lb. buck in the snow.

The best time of year for walleye fishing , lot of solitude, the drive in the last couple nights lot of miles driven saw total of one other boat.


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