Willow Flowage, Oneida County

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5/22/16 @ 7:05 AM
pig fish
pig fish
MEMBER since 2/21/14

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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5/20/16 @ 10:21 AM
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TrueCrappieKing
TrueCrappieKing
USER since 4/27/04

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

WATER TEMP
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.

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5/13/16 @ 1:30 PM
Brightwork
Brightwork
USER since 3/31/08

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! 

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5/12/16 @ 4:01 PM
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Dodad
Dodad
USER since 8/12/09

MOON PHASE (40%)
Waxing Crescent

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.


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5/12/16 @ 9:21 AM
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Crapp-tastic
Crapp-tastic
MEMBER since 11/18/14

MOON PHASE (40%)
Waxing Crescent

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." 

Edited on 5/12/16 9:24 AM
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5/3/16 @ 11:01 PM
Walleyesorbust
Walleyesorbust
USER since 12/5/13

Thank you. I've had a lot more success with the dam open and the river high, but you never know unless you try!

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5/3/16 @ 9:17 PM
pig fish
pig fish
MEMBER since 2/21/14

saturday gates were open a little the current didnt look to bad. flowage is less than a foot from full. water temp averaged 52 degrees.

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5/3/16 @ 9:06 PM
Walleyesorbust
Walleyesorbust
USER since 12/5/13

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

Edited on 5/3/16 9:06 PM
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4/29/16 @ 1:02 PM
minnieonics
minnieonics
USER since 1/8/16
Wondering if anyone has been on the Willow of late. What are the water temps? And what is the status of the walleye spawn.

Thanks and good fishing to all!!

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4/19/16 @ 11:29 PM
pig fish
pig fish
MEMBER since 2/21/14
The limits are the same as last year.

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4/19/16 @ 1:17 PM
nutsy80i
nutsy80i
USER since 1/10/14
What is the limit on walleyes on the flowage this year ? Size ?

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4/18/16 @ 9:54 PM
TrueCrappieKing
TrueCrappieKing
USER since 4/27/04
We don't seem to get the big perch in the spring either; have a few spots in the fall that produce quality fish in modest quantities. If your still hunting them in the fall, I can PM you a couple locations where we have found them.

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4/18/16 @ 3:59 PM
walleyejeff
walleyejeff
USER since 12/22/08
I really can't seem to catch any! Would love to get back on the big perch again but fishing is just that! I don't mind cruising around picking up trash an taking in the sights too!

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4/18/16 @ 12:55 PM
TrueCrappieKing
TrueCrappieKing
USER since 4/27/04
Thanks Jeff- a few more warm, sunny days and I think the fish will turn on. Going to be up the week of May 15th and again June 4th to see if we can hit the walleyes/crappies the first trip and gills and pike on the second. Leave a few fish for us!! Tight Lines

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4/18/16 @ 6:16 AM
walleyejeff
walleyejeff
USER since 12/22/08
Yes those were the temps off my lowrance!

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