Looks like a very young juvenile pike to me. Their marking change as they get older. Hard to tell when they are that small and in a deteriorated condition. Just my guess.
MOON PHASE (85%)
66° - 70° F
71° - 75° F
Fished with Jeff Robl of Bobber Down Guide Service on8/2 mainly for walleye. We starting catching fish at our first spot and pretty much caught fish all day. We did do the shore lunch and had a wonderful meal of walleye,gills, and pike. The potatoes and beans were excellent too. Was fun to watch and learn from such an experienced angler. His boat was luxurious and easy to fish out of. We caught 6 spieces of fish with walleyes 16 to 18 inches and smallies up to 19 inches- what a hoot. Thanks Jeff for an awesome day on the flowage. I highly recommend his guiding services.
The bay of Green Bay has found that the first year up to 9" is common, forage is a lot greater on the bay of corse...second year marks 11-14 inch class... every body of water is different every year is different depending on how warm winter was how long winter was and how the forage was that year.
MOON PHASE (69%)
81° - 88° F
76° - 80° F
Took my wife as sister-in-law fishing on Sunday. Great day for fishing, not the best for catching. We weren't really that serious about fishing anyways. Did manage a few perch in the short time we fished before embarking on a tour of the flowage. It has been many years since my wife has been up there. A great time was had.
One clarification from Jeff's post below. As a fish biologist (really it's my professional job) a 7 inch walleye would be going on two years old in Wisconsin waters. It isn't a fish that was born this past May/June. The WDNR has this info to show that a one year old walleye would be about 5 inches. That would be the size next May!
Good luck to all those out fishing and be safe as the water level is down a good foot and a half to two feet over the past two weeks.
Enjoyed reading other people's fishing reports.
Last year at this time we were catching a lot of big blue gills on deep natural wood and cribs. I've been fishing deeper wood, getting a lot of perch and occasionally a few gills. Judging by other reports a lot of panfish are in shallower wood and weeds. I haven't been fishing shallow.The last two years in July , especially later July, walleye fishing was really tough, this year the walleye fishing has remained very good in this deeper wood. I haven't tried cribs recently because the walleye fishing has been good. I don't count fish too often but was curios to the numbers, Saturday with pancake flat water and bright skies we caught 17 walleyes , Sunday a slow bite day, 6 hours of walleye then went for pike and musky ,11 walleyes, today with bright skies and light wind most of the day 24 walleyes. These numbers have been typical of the bite we've found for the whole month of July. This is counting any size walleye, we have caught walleyes as small as 7" ( good growth for a walleye hatched in May) there are a lot of walleyes in the 10-12" range, we have been getting a fair amount of keeper walleyes in the 13-16" range most days along with some nice perch. Best depth most days is 13-14' crawlers and leeches, jigging and on bobbers.
I came up for a weekend of musky fishing with my son. We were completely blanked Friday night and Saturday. Super calm and sunny. We slept in a little bit on Sunday and got this one. (Photo below). Only fish wE saw all weekend. Back up next weekend for the full moon.