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thurston
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7/16/14 7:47 PM CST
So have the skeets let up all? Would hate to miss camping again this year. One of our favorite places anywhere.

HUBB
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7/15/14 11:10 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy
Got a mixed bag today trolling flicker shads and shad raps in 10-12 fow at 2 mph. Water temps were in the upper 60's

[This post was last edited on 7/15/14 at 11:12 PM]
Docker
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7/15/14 10:08 AM CST
Water temp 73.5 on Sunday. Been pulling crank baits for Walleye and picking up a mixed bag of walleye, crappie and northern. I've also been buying/using live bait at the bait shop down the road from the dam with good success. Minnows this time of year need special attention, I always add ice to my bucket to keep them alive. If your minnows are going belly up, I suggest buying a small battery operated bucket bubble pump or clean your minnow bucket!

jnelson87
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7/10/14 9:52 PM CST
Not a report but question.can you shore fish the dam.Most of my fishing been at the otter and rainbow dams.thank you.

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7/9/14 11:13 AM CST
Water temps last week were in the low 70's for me. Cant recall what day. The dam is flowing fast. I fished it sunday for a bit and caught a smallmouth and a small northern. The week before we did well down there with a musky and a giant largemouth both on a bucher top raider (musky lure).

Jackthedog
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7/9/14 10:37 AM CST
What's the water temperature?

Walleyesorbust
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7/9/14 10:07 AM CST
Has anyone been fishing the dam, or the river?

Brightwork
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7/3/14 7:36 AM CST
Canoe, some good advice from Pigfish. I would avoid minnows, the minnows sold at the small bait shop by the dam landing all commit mass suicide and go belly up as soon as you walk out the door. First light and last light are the most reliable times to find walleye close to shore. Jig and leech works well, you'll have some bite-offs from the Northern. Later in the morning they go deeper and you can sometimes find them on slip bobbers but you'll have to figure out how deep they are and what they're holding to (weeds, gravel, rocks, drop-offs, etc.) as that changes on a daily basis. I've had some luck drifting the larger bays with a Lindy rig and live bait, this would work with a canoe as long as it's not too windy, about a 1.2-1.5 MPH drift is ideal. Have fun and wear your PFD's, they may save your life some day. Ask me how I know this.

pig fish
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7/3/14 6:40 AM CST
Canoe, I have been catching walleye in shallow rocky wind blown shores not ideal for canoe fishing. Bait has been large leeches, get a small foam container leeches will stay a little cooler and last longer just keep it out of the sun and make sure the cover is always on. For gills I like to use gulp alive 1"/2cm fish fry it come in a lot of different colors. I've caught gills deep and shallow water. You don't have to worry about keeping gulp alive. You can get the leeches and gulp at aquatic arts in Tomahawk. Bring a thermacell and lots of bug dope. Good luck.

CanoeTheSlough
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7/2/14 3:03 PM CST
Hello all,

I'm taking my nephew on a four day canoe trip on the Willow Flowage. I did it last year but didn't get to do as much fishing as I had hope. I'd really like him to experience catching some walleye and pan fish. I can use livebait for the first day or two, but not sure how long minnows and leeches will last after that. I would really appreciate any and all advice you could give on catching walleye from a canoe on the flowage. Such as depths, tackle, bait, etc. Probably put in on Sandy Landing by the dam and head west and north from there. Thank you sirs.

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6/30/14 2:01 PM CST
Fished Sunday night fought the wind 15 to 20 mph it was not pleasant, tried to hide behind a small island and found two limits of 17 to 19 inch walleye. wind blown shore, 2 fow. At least the wind kept the flies and skeets away. All on jumbo leaches.

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6/27/14 8:40 PM CST
My wife and I have Cabelas Bug Suits and they work really good for us.

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabelas-Classic-Bug-Suit-II/1152359.uts?Ntk=AllProducts&searchPath=%2Fcatalog%2Fsearch.cmd%3Fform_state%3DsearchForm%26N%3D0%26fsch%3Dtrue%26Ntk%3DAllProducts%26Ntt%3Dbug%2Bsuit%26WTz_l%3DHeader%253BSearch-All%2BProducts%26x%3D17%26y%3D6&Ntt=bug+suit&WTz_l=Header%3BSearch-All+Products

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6/27/14 1:23 PM CST
If you're going to be camping in the area bring a thermocell with plenty of refills for outside and spray the INSIDE tent walls with some kind of permethrin based spray. No need to spray the screens of the tent, but the INside walls are important. About 20 minutes after you close the tent door, you're in the sleeping bag and all is quiet in the tent you'll hear those blood suckers raining down and find their little corpses in the morning.

gotajig
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6/27/14 12:32 PM CST
You can try the Willow Wood Lodge/Bar. They might have a trailer, cabin or something to rent. It's just down from the dam.

lips 1
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6/27/14 12:00 PM CST
Thanks a lot for the info. is there cabins on the flowage you can rent I thought there were only a couple houses on the one end.

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