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walliyeewillie
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8/29/14 11:19 AM CST
Has anyone been catching any perch? If so what bait and how deep, and if want to share we're at.

spoonplugger2
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8/27/14 7:37 PM CST
Rusty Duck take a look at this forum; a posting by pcutch, Crappie Disease - SOLVED, about half way down. It may answer your question. http://www.crappie.com/crappie/texas/85701-crappie-disease/?s=d2953c460cf5ddd6c32583a4a1fb5d85

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gilleater
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8/27/14 12:06 PM CST
I doubt it jointed rapala. That is a virus that's fairly common with crappies in the chain (can't remember name) but it ain't VHS

JntdRpla
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8/27/14 11:49 AM CST
Mapper, is that virus you are trying to think of VHS? I have caught a striped bass on Upper Mud with VHS.

http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/vhs/index.html

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8/26/14 4:01 PM CST
Rusty Duck,

I don't think that is an injury/wound. It is most likely a virus that seems to be fairly common on crappies in the Madison Chain. Sorry, can't remember the scientific name. I have caught a number of crappie over the last few years with sores like that. More common in the summer when the water is warm. It isn't suppose to be harmful to humans if the skin is removed when filleting. Although I don't keep any with sores.

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Rusty Duck
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8/26/14 3:26 PM CST
The wound was bulging out about an inch or better

Rusty Duck
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8/26/14 10:30 AM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 71° - 75° F
Out this a.m for the early crappie bite. Wasn't as hopping as the other day. Did manage a few tho. The smallies were on fire. Must have caught 15 of em biggest was just shy of 18". This crappie had an issue. Beautiful windy morning. Tight lines

thewoodworker
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8/26/14 10:26 AM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 81° - 88° F
Out yesterday afternoon from 3-7. Started out off picnic point weed edges throwing spinners, crankbaits, twisters and big reds on a bobber. Not a single hit. About 4:30 moved north, just west of bishops and brought in multiple LMB on a senko drop shot set up. Spinner brought me a 34" northern....not huge, but he had some fight in him. Around 6pm decent sized catfish hit a Mr Twister as soon as it hit the water. Seriously strained my MH rod, got him right up to boat before shaking loose. All still availible for catching today.

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8/22/14 11:24 PM CST
Out searching Mendota this morning and found a large boulder among a lot of larger rocks. There were smallies and a lot of sheephead along the rocks, but when I came up to the boulder there were at least four walleyes and some smallmouth on it. Very similar to the other day when I came across four(?) smallies on top of a rock ledge. May hit it myself soon to see if I can catch a couple to see what size they are. Fun to see things like this! Rick

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8/20/14 9:33 AM CST
Conditions: Night Time Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
LOL, landed a 34" cat last night, best fight I think I have ever had from a non-salmon. Took an honest 10+ minutes to land. Piggy!

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8/19/14 8:48 AM CST
Couple of comments on Mendota this year:

Its been a few years since I have seen weeds at such a minimum. Many of the weedbeds that were pretty solid out to 12' are now almost non-existent; I have been seeing decent weeds in the 7-8' range, but not much beyond.

Consequently, that lack of weeds has made sonar imaging of these areas possible. I'm seeing objects in that 7-12' range that were always obscured by dense weeds, even in the early spring.

It will be interesting to see what effect this has on fish location this fall and winter.

Catfish fans will be happy to know that another successful year class was apparently pulled off a couple years back. There are good numbers of 14-17" cats out here; we have been getting about 1 an evening, fishing a couple hours around dusk. (No, we are not targeting cats)

Had not caught any of the big cats this year until this last weekend; my brother managed one Sunday am on a spinnerbait, then we got one Sunday night, live bait, both ~25-28". They really seem to start getting aggressive as Fall approaches.

hunt&fish19
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8/17/14 11:16 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 81° - 88° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Anyone have any luck from shore for panfish or anything really? Lookin to take my kid down there any advice would be great!

pjbuilder
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8/14/14 10:46 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F
Fished this past Saturday and Sunday. Fished weed edges between 10 to 15 feet. Wife picked up this good sized smallie on Saturday on plastic. On Sunday morning fished alone while it was still somewhat overcast and picked up 2 smallies on pop r, hooked and lost good size northern at the boat, and caught 6 or 7 smallmouth and 1 good sized largemouth on plastics. Also tossed rattle trap and husky jerk but no takers. All released. Hope to get out again this weekend. Good fishing!

dragon21612
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8/14/14 5:14 PM CST
Sorry for the non report but I am looking for some info on perch. I am thinking about taking my kayak out to do some perch fishing this weekend and was wondering if anyone could tell me what depth they are holding at this time of year and also some good areas to try. Any info that can be provided would be greatly appreciated. Tight lines.

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8/14/14 3:24 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 61° - 65° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Got on the water @ Marshall at 9:40 and was fishing near Warner by 10:10. I normally don't go to the east side of the lake but biggill34 was kind enough to point me in the direction of some smallies.

Had some senko action in the first location but no hookups, nothing on rat l traps or buzzbaits in 10 FOW, casting mainly to shore but fanned out from there. At times I was in 20 FOW, and appeared to be a rock bottom, little evidence of weeds.

Went around Maple Bluff and fished the point for a while, similar FOW but drifting, no action and little on the FF.

Continued on south and hit some docks for LMB. Nothing at the first area though I could clearly see minnows as well as weed structure and shade from docks/boats. Moved down to the next one and pow, 18" smallie where it shouldn't have been, out in the open in 3-5 FOW halfway between docks in the bright noon sun.

Hit a few more places on the way in, had another good sized bass short strike in a mooring area, senko follow up as well as recanvassing the area with the buzzbait didn't produce another hit.

The smallie was the fish I have been waiting for all summer. Nice to find one of that size when I least expected it.

Thanks biggill34...it wasn't one of your areas per se but I wouldn't have come to the east side if not for you.

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