Willow Flowage, Oneida County

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8/18/16 @ 7:42 AM
keegan99usa
keegan99usa
USER since 8/18/16

FYI  I took the kids for a get away last weekend.  WE camped near 4 islands Friday and Saturday night.  WE fished a bit, not a lot of luck but we caught a couple 18" smallies.  Would have been nice to catch dinner, but we had a great time.  The campsite was in really nice shape and we left it the same.  On another note, my "helper" lost my anchor, lol.  If anyone catches a black and orange anchor with black and green rope and want to find it's owner, I would love it back.

THanks


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8/15/16 @ 1:06 AM
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Docker
Docker
USER since 10/10/08

MOON PHASE (92%)
Waxing Gibbous
Fished from 6th-14th took a few days off in between. Started the week doing pretty well deep wood jigging with a half crawler. Always managed to get two keepers before dark when fish would move up on the humps. Front came through on Thursday and shut things down through Friday. Saturday the 13th things began to pick up in the evening another two keepers. Had my best luck on the day I had to leave Sunday. 3 keepers along with a nice half dozen crappies. FYI campers..... I quit camping the islands over ten years ago because of the BS people left behind and also BS of being under the watchful eye of certain other folks. I would much rather pay $60 bucks and stay at Cedar Falls for the weekend. Clean campsite, hot shower, and no hassles with certain other folks. Good luck fishing everyone!

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8/12/16 @ 8:37 PM
murdy
murdy
USER since 3/29/14

Thanks  prj to you and your family and friends for your post and clean-up.. Sad to say but, yes, "they walk among us". 

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8/8/16 @ 2:15 PM
thurston
thurston
MEMBER since 12/13/09

Well put. We put up with the same crap every year we come up for our yearly. Some people just don't get it or appreciate what they have. You didn't mention the bugs so I hope that means you didn't need a blood transfusion went you got home. 

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8/8/16 @ 11:03 AM
buckneged
buckneged
MEMBER since 1/6/11

Set of keys hanging at the sand landing on Sunday.

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8/8/16 @ 10:53 AM
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prj
prj
USER since 6/19/01

MOON PHASE (31%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

My family and a couple others made our annual boat camping trip to Willow Flowage this past week through the weekend.  Weather was hot, humid and calm initially, then the cold front passed through on Thursday, changing conditions, water temp and wind direction.  I fished after the front, battling hard for regular if widely spaced fish.

Jig and crawler took walleye, though merely one keeper, large crappie and a couple perch.  A bonus bullhead came on same, heavy jig was definitely bouncing the bottom.

Spots fished were primarily point and edge structure related to the river channel, seemed fish were more concentrated on channel adjacent flats in 12-14 FOW.  Other shallow brushy hot spots produced a couple fish, including the walleye.

Air temp was upper 70s and water temp hovered around 75-76 with good clarity and minimal algae bloom that was apparently a problem earlier in the week.

Now for the rant:  

We camped at G3, group site on main basin.  Upon arrival, it was a disaster, with cigarette butts, twist ties, juice box straw wrappers and miscellaneous garbage strewn about the entire site.  It was NOT solely from the previous camper, but looked cumulative over successive campers.  Cig butts sprinkled around the fire ring, as if efforting the additional 16" toss to get it into the fire were too much for the lazy and slovenly rubes.

One fire ring was filled with garbage, aluminum cans, plastic and bottles.  Heineken bottles no less, what kind of absolutely ignorant creep drinks skunky Heineken in Wisconsin?  "Heineken?  F that S!  Pabst Blue Ribbon" to quote a line.

Without ongoing DNR management / attendance (Shockley? calling Tom Shockley) on Willow, we sportsmen need to police our own and ensure responsible behavior is observed as a minimum.  If other sites look like this one, I'll understand when the non-reservable, no cost sites disappear as the only answer to irresponsible and slovenly behavior seen on G3.

For the record, the site is now pristine and should take absolutely no effort to maintain as such.  Please do so for the future of this great recreational resource.


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8/4/16 @ 3:50 PM
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Dave Musch
Walleye Only Guide Service
MEMBER since 5/2/08

MOON PHASE (4%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
86° - 90° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

I have not been on the Willow too much lately. We fished it last friday and yesterday. The temp and the humidity were about as high as it gets. The water was flat calm and I didn't expect the walleyes to be very active. My clients were from Grand Rapids, Michigan   Dave and Josh...  We did catch 6 walleyes 2 large smallmouths and a couple perch. We kept 3 walleyes that were very nice .. 18-19 inchers.. 

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8/4/16 @ 2:41 PM
thurston
thurston
MEMBER since 12/13/09

So how are the bugs this year with all of the rain?

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8/3/16 @ 10:39 AM
hotdog1979
hotdog1979
USER since 2/9/15

Pigfish mabey you got a little luck from that pile of poo

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8/1/16 @ 2:11 PM
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pig fish
pig fish
MEMBER since 2/21/14

MOON PHASE (2%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Fished Saturday from 330pm to 700pm . I went to some deep stumps 14 to 16 FOW . Caught a 16 inch walleye  on a jig and half a crawler. Put slips out and started catching gills and perch on crawlers and leeches. Perch liked the crawlers gills leeches. Best day in a while. Perch had bellies full of crawfish. 

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