Lake Holcombe Flowage, Chippewa County

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6/27/16 @ 10:44 AM
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paneyefshr
paneyefshr
MEMBER since 1/2/09

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

Fishing has been a little slow for me the last couple of weeks. The ever changing weather has kept fish moving and not that active (for me).

Hoping to fish a bunch over the next couple weekends. We usually do pretty well on walleye over the 4th week. I'll be fishing bends and stumps on the river channel with jig and leeches or doing some trolling.

If we have some quiet evenings I'll probably start casting for crappie. This is when I usually start doing well. Shad raps and small spinner baits are my favorites

Good luck to everyone.

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6/22/16 @ 11:59 PM
Cronk
Cronk
USER since 4/18/12

Hey folks. i was thinking of heading up to the chippewa river below lake holcombe friday. Only question i have is. Is there shore access below the dam on the south side of the river? I will be fishing from shore. Any help would be cool. If you dont want to clutter the boards feel free to PM me.


Thanks guys, Cronk

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6/6/16 @ 8:25 AM
paneyefshr
paneyefshr
MEMBER since 1/2/09

A little info on Holcombe:

The water clarity right now is best described as deeply stained with visibility being limited to about 3 foot unless you are in an area that is recently filled with rain water and has yet to mix. The Jump river end of the lake is slightly clearer than the Chippewa river end of the lake.

There are many unmarked hazards, specifically rock piles and shallows. Nothing that you can't get past with your bow mount, but be careful especially in the area near Hwy 27 and the on the south west portion of the lake.

A excellent map is available at the local bait shops and marinas that was put out by the lake association. I have a Lakemaster chip in my locator, it is not very accurate, if using one, don't trust it for rocks etc as the depth contours are significantly off.

I fished a little this weekend between showers targeting "whatever game fish would bite" using techniques that typically get bass. I did catch several small northern and a muskie but no bass. I saw several boats out that appeared to be pre-fishing the tourney. Didn't see them get any bass either.


Good Luck!!

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6/6/16 @ 8:04 AM
spectrumbasser
spectrumbasser
USER since 1/31/11

Good morning everyone- 

I am guiding/ being a boat captain for the Wisconsin BASS state championship on Holcombe this weekend. I have never been on this body of water and was wondering if someone could give me any info that would help me put the kids on fish. What is the water clarity? Any unmarked hazards in the lake? Any info would be appreciated.


Thank you

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5/31/16 @ 9:11 AM
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paneyefshr
paneyefshr
MEMBER since 1/2/09

MOON PHASE (26%)
Waning Crescent

Fished a little Friday evening and Saturday morning. Managed a few nice walleye under the slot and some crappie. Found fish in the stumps in about 15 FOW, best bait was a jig and minnow fished almost vertically. Bluegill are just headed into the shallows.

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5/31/16 @ 8:31 AM
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tgruenke
tgruenke
USER since 2/10/11

MOON PHASE (26%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Raining

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

Fished Saturday morning and got 5 nice crappies in an hour. Fished slip bobbers in 12-15 feet. Slip bobbers were set to about 8 feet down. Sunday evening  fished by Lions camp ground in the river. My wife got a small walleye.

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5/17/16 @ 7:01 AM
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paneyefshr
paneyefshr
MEMBER since 1/2/09

MOON PHASE (85%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F

Fished a sheltered inlet for the last hour of light last night. Looking for crappie. No crappie but did get 6 walleye, 2 dinks, 2 just under the slot and 2 slot fish. All caught using crappie jigs under floats. Glow green the best color. Warmer weather in the forecast should get them biting again soon. 


Good luck

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5/16/16 @ 8:22 AM
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tgruenke
tgruenke
USER since 2/10/11

MOON PHASE (78%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
41° - 45° F

Struggled with the weather all weekend. Finally got out Sunday morning. We headed to a sheltered area of the lake. We fished a small stretch along the shore by paradise shore road. We managed a few nice crappies on slip bobbers with minnows in 10-12 FOW. We had our lines set a few feet off the bottom. Also got a small walleye. At about 9:30AM the fishing died down.

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5/10/16 @ 9:12 AM
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paneyefshr
paneyefshr
MEMBER since 1/2/09

MOON PHASE (20%)
Waxing Crescent

I fished the jump end this past weekend. It wasn't my most productive area, but the flat just to the south of that was good. Sheltered areas where the water temps were up a few degrees were best. I found areas that held a tremendous amount of small baitfish. Those areas were key.

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5/10/16 @ 9:03 AM
Busses Guide Service
Busses Guide Service
MEMBER since 3/20/16

Walleye should be shallow 4 to 8 fow. 

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