found a life jacket saturday, message me and I will try to get it back to you. fishing was tough a couple gills deep and a couple short eyes,
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56° - 60° F
51° - 55° F
Fished Flowage from 5/15 to 5/18. Cold temps and windy conditions Sunday and Monday made fishing tough, though were able to get on some fish with work put in. Caught 40 crappies between 10.5 and 12.5; females in 15-18 feet and some males in 5-8 feet. Numerous pike- kept 4 between 22 and 26.5; two large gills, 1 large sunfish and two perch. Only one keeper walleye at 17.75; several shorts. Not our best trip, but certainly not the worse, given the turn to colder weather. Water temps on Sunday 50.2 warmed to 55 by Wednesday morning. Given forecast, would think that female crappies would be on beds by Sunday and early next week when the water temps hit the magic 60-64 degree mark. Back up on 6/4 to hopefully hit the gills on time.
WI Record bowfin is 31.6" and was from the Willow. When I've caught bowfin near that size I've measured them to see if I might get the new record. Had one on 10 years ago that we couldn't net, lost it, would have smashed the 31.6" mark easily. Bowfin are a handful on light tackle that's for sure!
MOON PHASE (40%)
3 days - Mon-Wed this week. Sun, clouds, rain, wind and more. Boated 50+ walleyes. 9 fish were in the slot and will hit the grease. Also caught a mess of large crappies 11-14". Cappies were firm, eggs firm, and all fish were mid-lake, 12FOW.
Bonus fish was a dog fish est. 35" and 20#. Fun watching a newbie battle this fish on very light equipment.
MOON PHASE (40%)
Fished the Flowage for the opener. Sunny skies and very little wind made it a tough bite. Only 2 keeper walleyes all day.
Our group did however have a boat come across this. Death by walleye. They estimated the walleye somewhere between 18"-20" with the pike being around 35." It was a quick photo shot since these two have been dead for some time and were stinking up the place. I guess the walleye was like, "if I go, you go."
Been checking the water levels for the flowage. See that it's slightly down the last couple of days. Thinking about coming up this weekend to fish the river. Just curious to see if anybody knows if they have the dam wide open or closed. Thanks in advance