Anyone catching anything?Thinking about going out after work targeting walleye/panfish. feel free to pm.
MOON PHASE (77%)
Not sure why the moderators deleted my response to the water temp question (that's what these boards are for moderators.....nice work)
Water temps on Friday were 83-88, but have cooled to the high 70s now.
Still 75-80 15 feet down so if you plan to musky fish please be very careful handling the fish.
MOON PHASE (93%)
76° - 80° F
76° - 80° F
Dropped a line in with my nephew today not expecting much. Ended up pulling in a Drum and three smallies (one keeper) within maybe 30 minutes. Looks like it's going to cool off here tonight. That's good because I've been seeing dead bluegills coming down the channel all day. No idea if it's heat stress, or some kind of disease.
So funny that you'd ask me specifically. I did lose an Ugly Stik geared for Catfish last year, but on Mendota (Tenney Park). Can't imagine it working its way that far downriver since then. In any case, I wouldn't want it back. I don't recall the exact model of the rod, but it probably had an Okuma Avenger ABF-40 Baitfeeder reel on it. Would be hilarious if that was it.I think it was maybe 6 foot or 6.5 foot. But don't remember.
On a similar note, my Dad and I did lose a bin of muskie baits overboard a couple weeks back. Not sure where, but somewhere between Babcock and the beltline pilings. Most of the baits in it stayed onboard, and I'm not certain what was left that went over. Jackpot topwater was the only thing I noticed missing. Just curious if anybody may have found it.
The midsummer blues are here. Catfishing at Tenney has been awful. Carp fishing at Babcock has been slightly better, but still awful. Rough season. Doing okay with LMB/SMB. Caught some decent eyes too, and the pike bite was good right after opener. Haven't really targeted panfish.
MOON PHASE (92%)
76° - 80° F
Above 80° F
Got out from 11-3 yesterday, though didn't fish much (and certainly didn't catch fish!)
I did, however, bring up an Ugly Stik by the diamond shaped shallow/buoyed off area by Christy's. I suspect its been in the water for ~2 years based on condition. I also would guess that it is a catfish setup, though its not a species I target.
If you or someone you know lost a rig somewhere on Waubesa, send me a PM describing the length of the rod, the brand of reel and anything else that might distinguish it as yours. Herb Superb, did you lose one?