Launched put of sportsmans today. Picked up a dozen or so walleyes, mostly small, and a few perch pike and crappies. Fished deep channels and edges. Got bit off three times, and at one spot i had muskies cruising through on the graph every ten minutes or so, suspended halfway down, each time the walleyes would shut off. Beautiful snow storm!
Fished in conditions similar to what you're saying Saturday. Sunday wasn't nearly as snowy, but was still pretty brutal out there. There were more boats out there than I thought there would be. Saw 4 rigs at Fisherman's including Bobberdown's.
MOON PHASE (76%)
31° - 35° F
40° - 45° F
46° - 50° F
46° - 50° F
Pictures: last couple of muskies.
Another moose hunting picture someone asked moose was 54" wide, neat antlers most impressive were brow tines and points.
Another question fish rules: panfish limit 10 total of mixed bag 10" min on crappies, no min or max on walleyes 3 fish limit, smallmouth 5 fish limit 5 under 14" or 4 under 14" and one over 18".
Grouse: from the guys in my boat numbers are down with few young birds likely due to all the May June rain. Last group of guys said they thought numbers were good but they hit it pretty hard and often hunt a long way off the roads.
A day off today the season is winding down for me. After a day off I can't wait to get out in the morning... I think lol the ground is white it's going to be brutal out there tomorrow I sure hope the fish are going.
Dumpsters have been pulled but the docks are still in.
Stay warm out there.
We did go 4/5 on musky suckers with 44.5 being the largest last weekend on Nama. I have never fished the turtle. I would say in terms of targeted species I love musky fishing and the wife kills me on the eyes but we both enjoy pan fishing in general. Perch are great, we nailed the low teen sized perch back in august down by chippewa falls. In terms of regs. are I know the chip only allows a limited number of lines to be trolled, can you do 3/lic on Turtle? Also are there any weird restriction on size and limits for game fish? We enjoy eating freshly caught fish probably just as much as anyone else so while i exercise CPR on all large fish and absolute on skis, i do like the tasty pannies.
I spent time on all three. Much more development on Namakogen, although it is still a good fishing lake. Musky fishing probably a bit better on the Chip and Namakogen versus the Turtle. Bass decent on all three. Walleye fishing decent the Turtle and the Chip....all three are heavily speared which doesn't help. Very good crappie fishing on the Chip decent on a Namakogen. I like the perch fishing on the Turtle. You can't beat the beauty of the Turtle Flambeau Flowage lots of areas of the lake are completely undeveloped.
Bottom line you're looking at three really good Wisconsin lakes. I think you could be happy on any one of these.
?? hope everyone is enjoying this fambulius fall we have had this far. Thank you to all of those who helped raise funding for the WWP. I am a retired vet and am also a wounded warrior. The support for folks like you really do help dreams come true for other vets.
anyway, I grew up in WI and love fishing. It’s time my wife and I get a piece of the Dairy Land State in our lives again. We have been toying with buying a 4 season cabin in either this lake or Namakagon/Chippewa Flowage. We are looking for a lake that has excellent fishing, minimal shore development, and a lake we can enjoy with our family. I have been on the Turtle but people tell me it’s nice. Any input on what the lake is like compared to the others or pointers would be helpful.