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trackerrat
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4/22/14 3:11 PM CST
You're probably not going to find any weeds, weed.

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4/22/14 1:16 PM CST
Weed, Opening day is now.

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4/22/14 12:24 PM CST
Hi I'll be heading to petenwell opening day Have never been there before just wondering should I use same tactics as I do on willow and tff in spring. Shallow weed breaks and timber. jig w/ fatheads, any input will help thanks....

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4/21/14 9:31 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 51° - 55° F Water Temp: 40° - 45° F
Wanted to get the boat wet so a buddy and I put in at Wilderness on Saturday......water is down about 2-3 feet yet. Shoreline is littered with dead carp and lots of them. Mostly wanted to run the motors and use the down imaging to map trees etc along the channel. Marked lots of fish in the main channel, not sure what they were. Water is cold.......41.5 was the warmest I found. No docks in yet and I launched my 19' okay, a little hairy with the se wind but I managed. No floating debris that I found.......jigged some lost one and that was about it.....it was cold with the wind!

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4/21/14 9:20 AM CST
The water is rising slowly , but is still 22 inches below normal pool. The flow rate at the Petenwell Dam is 11,300 cubic feet a second. It should be close to normal levels by this weekend if the trend continues.

Keep a tight line!!! Wink

Jerry

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4/18/14 9:29 AM CST
Is ther boat landing open and water high enough to get an 18ft in?

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4/17/14 10:42 PM CST
Fished must of the day today from shore. Tried by wakleys with no fish. Moved back over by the islands and managed two slot fish in a few hours. One on a jig and minnow and one on a trout pattern crank bait. Moved further down river later in the afternoon and found some fish holding tight to shore just up from the park. 1/4 ounce green or yellow jig with minnow did the trick. Ended the day with 8 fish total. 27 inch was the biggest. One short and three legals mixed in. All released. Had to work for the fish in the afternoon.

As Jesse said the water is coming down slowly. When I left at 7:45 there was one gate wide open and a lot of water coming over the dam where the boards are broke. Still not low enough to fish with waders up towards the mill yet. Next week should be HOT!

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4/17/14 9:33 PM CST
Conditions: Night Time Air Temp: 31° - 35° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
WATER LEVEL REPORT the water is coming up very slow. They have the gates wide open at petenwell dam. They had the gates closed today in nekoosa but there is still alot of water coming over the dam in areas where the boards are broken out. The water has dropped alot up in the river to the north in nekoosa. With all the snow they got up north last few days and next weeks warm temps the lake should be up to normal levels or higher soon. MXJESS I have fished many times and did good for crappies on the main lake just after ice out. They normally spawn from mothers day to memorial day weekend on the main lake. Not all crappies spawn on the main lake. If its like last spring they were thick spawning in the river right along with the white bass.BOAT LAUNCHES Guys have been launching there boats at wilderness park,10th street long view the water is still too low to to launch. They also have been launching boats in the river at plank hill and the treatment plant in nekoosa. These are the launches on the west shore that i have launched at and have seen people last few days. East side they are launching at adams county park. If you launch at chesters creek the water is still on the low side and you mite hit some wood on your way out. I saw a couple trucks and trailors there 2 days ago but they looked like duck boats or smaller boats. Big Smile Big Smile


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JERRY TIPPING
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4/17/14 8:51 PM CST
The lake is still almost three feet below normal pool but coming up slowly. Personally I won't launch there yet.

Jerry

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4/17/14 8:31 PM CST
Is the lake up enough to launch at chester creek to get to river Thanks

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4/17/14 8:16 AM CST
I was wondering if its to early to try for some Crappies. Its only my 2nd year with a boat so I'm new to this game.

Thanks Jesse

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4/16/14 3:09 PM CST
They reduced the flow rate at Castle Rock and Petenwell dams to 15,000 cfs or less. About half of what its been for the past week.

Jerry

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4/15/14 11:09 PM CST
what landing would be best with the low lake . just look n to get out on the lake for some crappie and eyes . any help would be helpful Dull

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4/14/14 7:21 AM CST
I took a drive around both lakes yesterday and they are both mostly ice free except for some shore ice on "The Rock", and along the east dike on "Pete". Castle Rock is up 2.8 feet in the past 10 days and Petenwell is 10 inches higher. Current flow rates at the dams are still near 30,000 cubic feet a second and will pobably increase a bit when the 5" of snow we received overnight begins to melt. There was about 10 boats near the Buckhorn Bridge and a bunch of shore anglers. Keep a tight line!!!

Jerry Smile

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4/12/14 11:33 PM CST
Conditions: Raining Air Temp: 36° - 40° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Checked out the lake after turkey hunting today. Lake is wide open. The lake is still very low right know. Its should be back up to normal level or higher this week...... be safe and catch some fish Big Smile Big Smile


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