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6/21/18 @ 5:57 PM
FISHING REPORT
Jesse Quale
greenwaterwalleye
USER since 1/25/09

MOON PHASE (63%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Raining

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Fish Star -

I think the the catfish you are referring to as "Speckled Catfish" are actually "Channel catfish". A lot of guys think there are blue catfish in this system, but there actually "Channel Catfish".

Only 2 catfish species that I am aware of is Channel Catfish and Flathead Catfish. Some of the Channel Catfish will have a lot of spots and others will be jet black or a dark gray color.

Either way there are tons and tons of Channels Catfish in this system, Flathead numbers are there and are improving!

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6/21/18 @ 4:52 PM
fish star
fish star
USER since 4/23/15

What kind of catfish are in here i know speckled but what else thanks and tight lines

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6/21/18 @ 9:04 AM
flatlander2
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USER since 3/5/02

Trolling The Strongs Prairie Flats around the markers buoys aught  to keep you guys busy. Also a good place to anchor and fish this time of year. Good Luck. Try the channel shallow to deep right there. Caught my biggest walleye on the pete there, 26 1/2

Edited on 6/21/18 9:13 AM
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6/21/18 @ 8:58 AM
Grove11
Grove11
USER since 4/3/18

I will be fishing Petenwell for the first time next week with a friend and his 16 year old son visiting from Tennessee. Have fished the river for walleye for past 30 years but never the lake.Not looking for any trade secrets but if anyone out there could give a little advise on a starting point for some trolling to keep the kid from playing with his phone all day it would be appreciated. I do have all the necessary equipment for jigging or trolling and will be fishing from a 17 ft black and tan Tracker Targa on 2 and 3 Jul. Thanks and be safe.   BLM( Blue Lives Matter)

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6/19/18 @ 5:59 PM
Jerry Tipping
Angler's Pride
MEMBER since 12/26/07

At 5 pm today , flow was over 31,000 cfs at both dams, with a lot more water to come down from the north. 

Keep a tight line!!!

Jerry 

Edited on 6/19/18 5:59 PM
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6/17/18 @ 4:31 PM
FISHING REPORT
Jesse Quale
greenwaterwalleye
USER since 1/25/09

MOON PHASE (21%)
Waxing Crescent

Bill from Milwaukee booked a full day guide trip for 2 people with me on Saturday out on the "Pete"

We launched the boat at 7 am and fished till 3 pm, Water temp was only 68.9, water temp really cooled off from the big rains and storms from the night before. In 3 days we got just over 5" of rain! Good thing is with all the heat things will change fast. Wind on Saturday was out of the south/east for most of the morning, around 1 pm wind stopped and the lake was like glass till 3 pm before the wind started again from the south.

Saturday we started the day out fishing south for "Smallies" after a hour of slow fishing we decided to change things up and fish for "Walleyes". We put the cranks and boards in and trolled a few areas on the south end. We boating a few short eyes,2 cats and a couple sheepsheads before heading back north up the lake.

Mid day we trolled a few flats/ humps out on the main lake in 10 to 15 f.o.w. There we boated a few slot fish,keeper walleyes,cats,sheepsheads,perch and white bass.Bite really shut down when the wind stopped mid day!

Guys ended the day taking home 10 white bass and some keeper walleyes.Best part of the day is when Bill boated a very nice walleye just over 28" Big eye went back to fight another day!

Anyone looking to get out this week, I have the 18th,19th,20th and 21st still available!

Happy Fathers day to all you dad's out there.

Good luck, be safe!

Edited on 6/17/18 5:51 PM
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6/14/18 @ 3:30 PM
steve r
steve r
USER since 9/25/12
Fish Wizard.  I know there are some that will debate this...but there is not much of a night bite on petenwell.  Its kind of a bankers hours lake.  i have had best luck on the ice and open water right in the middle of the day.  11-2. its also very much a spot on a spot sort of lake.  a brush pile on the edge of a drop off. 

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6/13/18 @ 9:53 PM
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fish wizard
fish wizard
USER since 7/18/10

MOON PHASE
New Moon

New to this lake, have had a cabin up here all my life but never made it over to fish it until now. 


Have done a lot of walleye fishing in North Dakota and on Winnebago with great success. Went out tonight up by the yellow banks and pulled cranks and only got two cats and 1 short. 


does anyone have any advice for fishing the Pete. I’m not asking for your secret spots just looking to catch some fish! 


Thanks

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6/13/18 @ 6:57 PM
FISHING REPORT
Jesse Quale
greenwaterwalleye
USER since 1/25/09

MOON PHASE
New Moon

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

Tom booked a full day guide for 3 people with me today out on the "Pete"

We launched the boat at 6 am from wilderness park and fished till 2 pm. Wind was out of the north/west the entire day. Wind for the first couple hours was perfect, around 9 am wind really picked up making the lake very rough.

Water temp was only 68.9 when we launched the boat and only maid it to 71 today.

Today Tom wanted to learn how to troll with "planer boards". We jumped up and down the west shore, catching fish in every spot!

Thanks again Tom for everything you have done for our country, and congrats on your new personal best walleye catch today!

I still have 17th,18th,19th and a few dates for July still open!

Good luck,be safe!

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6/12/18 @ 4:53 PM
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Jesse Quale
greenwaterwalleye
USER since 1/25/09

MOON PHASE (2%)
Waning Crescent

Took the girls out on the "Pete" today

Lake was like glass, last couple days were brutal with the big north/east winds.

Today we started south down towards the dam. Mid day we worked are way north fishing a few main lake humps and some deeper water in 18 to 20 f.o.w.

Water temp was 70 when we launched the boat and around 75 when we left the lake.

Today we started fishing slip bobbers / tipped with jumbo leeches, late in the day we switched over to trolling cranks and boards.

Ended the day with 5 slot fish, 5 keepers, 20 plus shorts, 4 cats, 3 sheepshead and all the white bass you want. Everything went back to fight another day!

Good luck, be safe!

Edited on 6/12/18 5:12 PM
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