Caught some perch, gils and lmb around timber on the north end of the lake Sunday afternoon.
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Lots of activity in the water Saturday, not sure what was causing it. Big schools of shad being chased around like crazy even making the surface of the water vibrate a couple times. Managed only 1 good crappie & seen a couple nice perch being caught but other than that, 250 people fishing from shore & just a handful of fish being caught.
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They're a mixture of 3 to 5 inch buffalo and 3 inch crappie. I can also report the same, dead sea yesterday. Saw 1 nice crappie caught from a boat yesterday and a few dink perch between all the spots I tried. Waaaay too many people everywhere too. Weather brought everyone and their brothers and uncles out.
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41° - 45° F
Tried g ..water works...no action...not a single bite..was the same all over to guys i talked to...dead sea...hundreds of small fish jumping in shorelines..looked like baby carp..not sure though...saw them with flashlight...but looked like 3-4 inch carp to me....anyone else notice this at all lately?
Now that we all have been schooled on limits and short comings of the wardens enforcement. Is the ice going out and when will the docks be put in? I am an avid walleye and perch fisherman, I believe in CPR and 4 or 5 for diner let the rest go unless injured or just keep the injured. I have found fishing on Beaver Dam, interesting and fruitful, and can't wait for ice out just to relax. God bless and good fishing.
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I agree to both aspects of some sorts. A 25 fish limit is a bit high for me, but there are still plenty of fish in the lake and hasn't seemed to affect too much lately. Even with people "double dipping" the effect isn't probably as much as you think, especially compared to what you get from the influx of people from the outside areas that come in and target the crappie and perch in the spring and again in the fall from boats. You get one mediocre report of 8 crappies or something and it's a zoo now almost anywhere. That being said, word of mouth and facebook also spread a lot of information out there and I've had a spot go from just myself catching tons of fish to a ton of people all around you in a day just from posts on here like the one this past fall where someone just comes on here and posts a picture of boats out there without any report with it.
It's just the day we live in and it'll probably only get worse, but more and more people are getting tight-lipped about spots and talking more about what and how rather than where and I love that! It's a very helpful thing to know and there is almost never a need to be right on top of one another. I have no problem talking about SOME things on PM, but even nowadays you get the people looking for a report and so they put up a sob story about taking a kid out or their old father or grandfather or something, not to take away from those that ACTUALLY have someone they're trying to get out, but it's ridiculous the number of people that'll be that snake-like to get a location out of people.
Sorry for the rant on here,
I really do try to leave this to just the reports.
As for a report. Ice is pretty unsafe. Most of it locked up again after the last cold snap, but this is skim ice in areas that had some open water. There was some spots on the lake around bridges or the dam that had open water and will probably be open again by next week. As for fishing any of the open water, last weekend, didn't have a single bite where I tried. There was nothing going on after they raised the water really high either below the dam on the river.
Good Luck and Tight Lines
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