Fishing reports and lake information for Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, North Dakota and South Dakota
Display: Fishing Reports Only All Postings
Sort posts by date: Descending Ascending
Displaying Posts 1 through 15 of 1,084
ultimatemusky
See Profile
Profile
Level: General User
Joined: 4/9/2013
Status: Offline
FISHING REPORT
7/30/14 10:00 AM CST
Just a recap to my earlier report...most action was in 6 to 12 fow with a few of the muskies shallower than that. Topwaters and minnow baits both straight and jointed got all our musky action....including the one that tried to eat my planer board(call it a big topwater I guess). I mainly fished from Big Swedes to the Jump River area.

hsiftac
hsiftac
Level: General User
Joined: 7/29/2014
Status: Offline
7/29/14 9:12 PM CST
Thanks for detailed reports all. Heading up August 7-11 for some muskie/walleye fishing. Hoping the weather cooperates

paneyefshr
See Profile
Profile
Level: MEMBER
Joined: 1/2/2009
Status: Offline
FISHING REPORT
7/28/14 9:15 AM CST
Fished Friday and Saturday. Trolled for a few hours and got a few walleye and some crappie, all bites came in less than 10 FOW.

Switched to jigging and got far more bites. Unfortunately every walleye we got was either 10" long or in the slot. Again most bites jigging came in about 8-10 FOW, but we tried depths from 4-24 foot.

Leeches were the key when jigging. Small marabou jigs fished very slow at the end of a cast worked better than the vertical techniques I usually prefer. I think the fish were a bit spooked due to the heavy boat traffic.

tgruenke
tgruenke
Level: General User
Joined: 2/10/2011
Status: Offline
FISHING REPORT
7/28/14 8:36 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Fished THursday, Friday, Saturday.

Thursday trolled in 8-10 fow. Got a 14 inch crappie and a small 10 inch walleye.

Friday night took my 3 year old for panfish. My wife caught several small bass, but we had a lot of blue gills that kept it entertaining for my son.

Saturday night casted for northerns or muskies. My wife had a northern, my dad got bit off and I had a follow on a silver double cowgirl. Speechless

ultimatemusky
See Profile
Profile
Level: General User
Joined: 4/9/2013
Status: Offline
FISHING REPORT
7/28/14 8:17 AM CST
2nd annual couples trip to the flowage was a good one... we did not get the tons of 10" walleyes like last year but did get a lot more 13"-16" keeping only the legals for fish frys. Crappies were a lot more active for us this year compared to last. The musky action was better as well nothing huge but 5 boated up to 37"...had a bigger one try to eat my planer board and got the line in it's mouth, almost slid to the bait but sliced through just before the leader...had to circle around to get my bait back. We trolled small cranks for walleye catching 8 species that way. We also pulled slow death crawler rigs and did well that way too....hooked a sturgeon for a while but never got a look before getting off the hook. Trolling for musky was better than casting for us. All in all a fun trip boating 70 or so fish in 20 hours over 4 days devoting about 6 hours to musky fishing. We did not fish what I would call prime hours....had to cater to the gals schedule to keep them happy.

[This post was last edited on 7/28/14 at 8:24 AM]
Tony 78
Tony 78
Level: General User
Joined: 7/24/2014
Status: Offline
7/24/14 9:45 PM CST
Check out the Fishing report posted in the Big Minnow Sport Shop. It is a good source for current fishing information.

tgruenke
tgruenke
Level: General User
Joined: 2/10/2011
Status: Offline
7/22/14 8:35 AM CST
Thanks for the info. I'll have to find similar structure. and give it a try. I know my dad has had luck this year in the Jump River. The deeper holes at the turns are still holding some fish. Nothing huge but he has still found some walleyes there as well as a lot of logs.

Tony

paneyefshr
See Profile
Profile
Level: MEMBER
Joined: 1/2/2009
Status: Offline
FISHING REPORT
7/21/14 5:01 PM CST
Fished this last weekend and overall the bite was slow, but the weather was very unstable and constantly changing (seems to be the case every time I get to fish this summer)

We managed a few walleye with some pike and bass as incidentals. I tried several methods but the only one that produced any numbers was trolling with half a crawler on a harness pulled behind a bottom bouncer (1/2 or 3/4 oz). The edges of rock piles and other submerged structure were the best producers with most fish biting in about 6-9 FOW. Most bites came on either red or chartreuse blades, but we tried everything. We did some jigging and slip bobbers in the spots I usually fish mid summer, but that produced only a few bites. If weather conditions ever stabilize for more than a day the bite should pick up.

tgruenke
tgruenke
Level: General User
Joined: 2/10/2011
Status: Offline
7/21/14 10:03 AM CST
Heading up Thursday though Sunday morning. Any reports on Walleyes? Or anything else that is working?

tgruenke
tgruenke
Level: General User
Joined: 2/10/2011
Status: Offline
7/14/14 1:51 PM CST
We mostly catch them by accident. I did hear of a group that just parks in the main channel with cat fishing set ups and they do pretty well.

Horse emin
Horse emin
Level: MEMBER
Joined: 2/4/2008
Status: Offline
6/30/14 5:17 PM CST
Any tips to find catfish out on holcombe?

paneyefshr
See Profile
Profile
Level: MEMBER
Joined: 1/2/2009
Status: Offline
FISHING REPORT
6/16/14 5:36 PM CST
Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
Only got to fish a little Friday evening. Not much to report, the weather was very unstable and the fishing was spotty except right at dusk. Got a mixed bag ranging from perch to pike. Most fish caught on a small flicker shad or gulp minnow on a spinner. A few pan fish on worms.

sportsman101
sportsman101
Level: General User
Joined: 12/3/2011
Status: Offline
6/15/14 9:15 AM CST
Fishing tournament on Lake Holcombe on 7-12-14. This is a bass, walleye and pike mixed bag 8 fish limit. pike are 1/2 wieght. 19 boat limit $51 entry per boat 2 people max per boat. 98% payout 1-4 and 4 big fish categories. For more info. or preregistration call Jamie @ 715-748-9030 or you can p.m. me

jdog88jr
See Profile
Profile
Level: General User
Joined: 7/19/2008
Status: Offline
FISHING REPORT
6/12/14 11:54 AM CST
Was out on Tuesday night and had 68/72 depending on where you were at. The bay at the mouth of the jump river are on fire right now boated three muskies in about four hours anywhere from 37/43 inches lost one other. Went to another nearby lake Saturday fireside and caught two early morning on sucker pattern squirkos good luck boy's

[This post was last edited on 6/12/14 at 7:24 PM]
2feetsinH2O
2feetsinH2O
Level: General User
Joined: 3/24/2008
Status: Offline
6/12/14 10:30 AM CST
What is the water temp on the flowage?

Displaying Posts 1 through 15 of 1,084


Launch Map Viewer


Remember Me
Setup New Account
Forgot Your Password?
Membership Benefits
Compare Account Types
Please Practice Catch And Release
Lake-Link asks you to please take a moment to visit our fine sponsors:
Custom Jigs & Spins Plano Frabill Chevy Dealers Of Wisconsin Humminbird St. Croix Rods The 60 Second Angler Jerry's Sport Service Midwestern Shooters Supply Hard And Soft Fishing Fenwick Baitmate

Lake-Link.com find us on facebook