Petenwell Flowage

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TODAY @ 11:47 AM
FlappinCrappie
FlappinCrappie
USER since 12/16/16

Was thinking of making a trip to the Flowage in Mid-August to chase some Crappies. Any advice on where to start looking would be greatly appreciated as I see this is a large body of water. I plan on doing a couple videos like the one below if I can get on some good size schools.

-FC

(video from lake in West-Central Wisc.)




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TODAY @ 7:08 AM
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John Oens
PetenRock
USER since 1/12/12

MOON PHASE (14%)
Waxing Crescent


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7/24/17 @ 10:27 PM
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walleye1987
walleye1987
USER since 6/20/16

MOON PHASE (2%)
Waxing Crescent

Was out from 645 until about 3 today. Started morning jigging crawlers up shallow moving out to channel edge. I could have fed 15 people with the sheep head that were caught. Ended up catching 2 small walleyes, lost something big next to boat. About 830 I started pulling boards targeting different areas of the lake ending on the south end trolling water I had never trolled before. Focused on channel edges that transitioned from 30 feet to 15 feet. All fish came on top of the break in 15 feet. I was pulling smaller cranks earlier and then bigger #9 and #11 flicker minnows. Ended the day with 1 19 inch fish, lost 3 or 4 slots at the side of the boat and probably 10 little ones. Pretty slow bite compared to what has been. Found out its not easy to net and fight fish by yourself trolling. I have the Ego S2 slider net which is pretty heavy to operate one handed. I think I will be throwing the Frabill back in when I am out by myself. I captured everything on the GoPro so with all the fish I have lost this year, I should have a good Blooper vid by the end of the season.

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7/24/17 @ 8:19 PM
prop-buster
prop-buster
USER since 6/14/05

this is a borderline report for below the Nekoosa Dam/Petenwell Flowage and I hesitate saying anything..BUT...if any of you "carpinators" have a place to dispose of the fish try Yellow Banks...I stopped counting at....never mind...they were hitting my trolling motor when I got the heck out of there.

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7/23/17 @ 8:00 AM
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Jerry Tipping
Angler's Pride
USER since 12/26/07

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New Moon

Jason, his daughter Lauren, and family friend Eric booked a morning trip on "Pete" for Saturday. Jason fished mostly musky on the system and wanted to try some different presentations for walleyes on the lake. We started the morning working jigs and dead rods along channel edges. We caught a ton of "shorties" and 1 "keeper" doing this. Lauren is 9 years old and handles a jig rod and 9' noodle rod as good as many adults. We then set-up to do some trolling. The bigger walleyes were hiding, but the "shorties", perch, white bass, and muskies were very active. Jason taught his daughter well on how to handle a rod, and proper techniques for the releasing fish back into the system. It was a real treat having a person her young age be so knowledgeable about this sport. 

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7/23/17 @ 7:04 AM
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CharleyM
CharleyM
MEMBER since 12/27/12

MOON PHASE
New Moon

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
Above 80° F

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Just a couple of guys out looking for fish on Sat. Started north drifting from 10mile catching few. Ended up on the lake jigging the channel by the Dirty Oar.

We ended with 1 slot, 1 keeper, couple smalls, a few cats and WB, bunch of goats, and a small mouth.

Numbers and quality were down from what I've seen in the past, but weather was probably a factor.

Lots of random wood around the north side of the lake. Even along the channel markers outside of Chesters. 

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7/22/17 @ 7:56 PM
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Dan Vukovich
DanVukovich
MEMBER since 3/24/16

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waning Crescent

Nice morning out on petenwell today. Had a 6 hour trip fishing dead sticks. The guys didnt want to troll so jumped around a few spots . Fished 10 to 19 fow. Although fishing was slower than it has been, we still had plenty of fish to stay busy . Did have 6 keepers,  1 crappie, and 1 perch. Cant forget the cats .lol

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7/20/17 @ 5:34 PM
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Jerry Tipping
Angler's Pride
USER since 12/26/07

MOON PHASE (11%)
Waning Crescent

Rick and his son Brian from St Louis are staying in Tomah and booked a morning trip on "Pete" for today. We started the day jigging and soaking dead rods in two spots. First spot was really dead, but we got a lot of walleyes on the second with 1 "keeper" and a bunch of "shorties". Did a little trolling on the north end but that was slow as well. I kind of figured it might be after last nights thunder storms. But we did manage another "keeper", 3 crappies, 2 northern, 2 sheep's head, 1 small mouth, and a few catfish. 

Keep a tight line!!!

Jerry   Sunday is open for this weekend, on Petenwell only. and the 27th thru 30th are still available.

I picked up a PFD today on "Pete", if you lost one, phone or message me with a description and we can make arrangements to get it back to you.


Edited on 7/20/17 7:52 PM
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7/19/17 @ 8:51 PM
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Jerry Tipping
Angler's Pride
USER since 12/26/07

MOON PHASE (19%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Ed and his son Billy are spending a weeks vacation at their summer home in Juneau County and booked a morning trip on "Pete" for today. We started the morning jigging minnows on steep channel edges but the fish did not want to have anything to do with it , so we put the boards and cranks in the water to end the day. We pulled Shad Raps, Flicker Shads, and Salmo Hornets and finished the day at 11 am with, 3 "Keepers",2 perch, 19 white bass, (kept 12), 18 "shorties", 2 northern pike, 6 cat's, and 2 sheep's head.  They took one baggie of walleye and perch, and one of white bass fillets to enjoy for during the remainder of their vacation week. A couple of times we had 5 or 6 on at one time and Billy handle it very well. The only time Ed could get his hands on a rod is when Billy was fighting one on another. 

Keep a tight line!!!

Jerry   I only have the 27th, 28th, 29th, and 30th left this month.

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7/18/17 @ 3:42 PM
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Jerry Tipping
Angler's Pride
USER since 12/26/07

MOON PHASE (29%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
Above 80° F

Ray and I had the final day of our four day multi boat trip on "Pete" today. Paul and Beau were with me again today and we started the day jigging and soaking dead rods in 15-18 feet of eater along channel edges, while Ray and Bill opted to troll. Combined fish totals today were 12 "keepers", over 50 "shorties, 2 in the slot, 1 perch, 3 crappies, 1 musky, 7 white bass, 1 large mouth, 6 catfish, and a few sheep's head. 

Keep a tight line!!!

Jerry  

I have the 26th thru the 30th open if anyone would like to get out. 

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