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gierat
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5/23/15 7:05 PM CST
Does anyone know of any vacation rentals on the lake? There were at least 2 a few years ago that I have rented but can't find them online anymore? If anyone is renting for a fishing vacation please let me know. I'd love to come back for some bass and pike.

joker1995
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5/22/15 2:32 PM CST
Absolutely terrible day on the water. One gill and one northern between 3 guys. Solar tables reading poor fishing. Doesn't pay to go for rest of week

Whack'em & Stack'em
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5/6/15 11:37 AM CST
Water Temp: 56° - 60° F
Fished for the opener. Weeds are nice and green. Hope the lake gets choked off of weeds so the fish don't get as much pressure. People complain about the weeds but its mostly cabbage, the best cover a fish can get is from cabbage not to mention the oxygen it pumps the lake full of. We only had 6 pike and two 18 inch bass. People take so many blue gills out and don't understand what catch and release is. My dad doesn't even let me keep fish out here, some idiot can take my limit. I will have the fun of catching and releasing! Goodluck

probassangler8
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5/3/15 9:53 PM CST
Could I get a water temperature so I can start planning a trip? Has anyone been fishing lately?

finn513
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4/27/15 3:55 PM CST
Went out bow fishing this past weekend and saw a lot of bass and northern, mostly on the smaller side but a few that were pretty decent. Also saw a lot of nice sized bluegill and one walleye. The fish seem to be pretty scattered.

hockeybjj
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4/27/15 10:44 AM CST
Hi. I'm new to Wisconsin (Appleton area) and just recently acquired my Dad's extremely wide canoe. Could anyone reply or message me (new to this board as well, trying to find lake info in Wi rather than MN) if this would be a good lake for just going out for a pleasant day paddling? And maybe some light panfish catch and release? Possibly having a 3 and 5 year old with me in the future, but for this weekend (May 2nd or 3rd) just the girl. May troll a rap or spoon off the back and see if any entertaining action from a Northern breaks up the day.

Also, if anyone knows of a good lake to take a canoe nearer Appleton a message would be much appreciated. Lake Winnebago is a bit intimidating with the size, and I'd rather put in and take out at the same spot as opposed to organizing two cars for a little down the river trip.

Thanks guys

south shore guy
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4/24/15 11:12 PM CST
There is a small "dam" on the east side where the creek exits the lake. The water is very clear and lots of big carp. I posted about this a year ago. Look back a few pages and the details of the weather and such should be there. Shoot all you can ! The average gill size is down from years ago. That said I think a lot of people wouldn't believe a 10" gill unless they held it in their own hands with their own ruler. My younger brother was kinda bummed last year after I convinced him the throw back a bluegill that was 12.25". Caught it in the channel from the weed harvest going out from the point on the south shore. He still gives me crap about that. Anyway I hope we can get fishing and some reports soon. I got the ok to fish from the doctor so I will be up this next Tuesday. Reports to follow!

haulin bass
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4/24/15 7:48 PM CST
The biggest change has been in the size structure of the pike population.

finn513
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4/24/15 4:00 PM CST
Does anyone know if you can bowfish this lake? Thanks!

duckwidow
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4/24/15 2:12 PM CST
Sorry if you didn't understand. How about I say median? Nothing like how small they are today.

FISH55555
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4/22/15 5:47 PM CST
Been fishing white for 35 years and it has not changed much. 9.75 average? Not.

[This post was last edited on 4/22/15 at 5:49 PM]
duckwidow
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4/22/15 3:02 PM CST
The DNR has science behind what they are doing. Similar lakes produced bigger panfish with the proposed limits. Catching 8.5 inch bluegills are about the best now. 25 years ago 9 and 3/4 were the average. I personally would love for me or my kids to catch that size again some day. I also remember the days of stringers of big northerns. Now everything is stunted due to all the big ones getting hammered. That size and number need to be looked at also to protect the big spawners. Everyone has an opinion but sometimes it pays to listen to the old timers that have seen the lake through the good and the bad.

Jzzzzz
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4/22/15 7:43 AM CST
well said, ssg! it will help a lot especially when the gills get just mauled off beds in a few months.

south shore guy
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4/21/15 9:05 PM CST
This lake gets fished much more than people realize. I've been fishing it for a bit over 30 years and the pressure increases each year. Equipment and techniques improve each year. I struggled this winter on the panfish but each time out saw and talked to lots of people. 1 group of 4 guys were quitting and I walked over to talk. They said they caught a "few". 1 guy set a plastic tote of average size on a small trailer and it fell off. I would be surprised of there were less than 75 gills. I just smiled and walked away. I didn't see many gills over 7"which is MY MINIMUM size for keeping. I know nobody wants to admit they caught alot. I at times lay low but will offer advice if asked. Not come out and deceive on purpose. This lake in my opinion is not hard to fish, the weeds make it good. I think the regs will help based on science. I have many pictures of me and my dad and grandpa with stringers full of large walleyes and northern from the late 70's and early 80'S They wouldn't keep northern under 28". That was when the lake was open year round. Time will tell. Regs won't hurt the lake. Get 10 on the lake and go to dam in town and get a few more and have the fish fry. Recovering from broken wrist and hope to get cleared to start fishing from doctor for next week. Reports to follow! Have turkey tag for next week, can't shoot a shotgun, sucks.

haulin bass
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4/21/15 8:44 PM CST
It will only be effective if it is enforced. A lot of over bagging takes place on that lake.

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