Lake Holcombe Flowage, Chippewa County

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3/9/18 @ 9:41 AM
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TheRedGhost
TheRedGhost
USER since 4/12/16

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

Went out from 4:30 until 7:30 last saturday. Had a pike break off a leader, as we were setting up tipups. One other bite the rest of the time. Fishing is slow right now, and the lake is nothing but a slushy mess right now.

Edited on 3/9/18 9:41 AM
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2/28/18 @ 11:06 AM
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paneyefshr
paneyefshr
USER since 1/2/09

MOON PHASE (98%)
Waxing Gibbous

We fished last weekend but I wasn't able to post. In response to the question, where might I find some walleye. We targeted them on Saturday and while we didn't get too many we were successful. We worked mid lake structures that were about 12-15 FOW both jigging and using tip ups. Got some nice fish under the slot jigging and lost a very large fish at the hole due to a broken leader. (She'd have gone back so no worries), but the walleye were active.

Last weekend the snow on the lake was very deep and much of the lake was nearly un-passable. Weather conditions will need to be watched carefully and be especially careful of water on top of the ice (flowing) where the river channels are.

There was almost 24" of ice, but where there's current that can erode quickly.


Good luck, maybe we'll see you out there. Focused primarily on getting my shack off the lake. If we accomplish that, we'll be fishing Saturday evening and Sunday morning. Will share a report if there's one worth giving

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2/19/18 @ 10:39 AM
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paneyefshr
paneyefshr
USER since 1/2/09

MOON PHASE (15%)
Waxing Crescent

ICE DEPTH
28 inches

Fished a little on Saturday and Sunday. Not much action in deeper water, but the shallow bite was better. Walleye in 8-14 FOW, minnow dead on the bottom was the best. Tried several areas, low light and rocky flats near deep water

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2/16/18 @ 9:17 PM
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Brother of the brush
Brother of the brush
USER since 1/22/12

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waxing Crescent

Whats wrong with a little charcoal on the ice?  

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2/12/18 @ 10:17 AM
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paneyefshr
paneyefshr
USER since 1/2/09

MOON PHASE (9%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
24 inches

AIR TEMP
0° - 5° F

Fished Friday and Saturday with some success. More lookers than takers, but managed to take home half a dozen nice crappie both days with a nice bonus walleye both days. 20-25 FOW, dead stick minnows and jigging with spikes and micro plastics.

High pressure had fish slow to bite. Travel on the ice roads is good, but getting a little bumpy. Maybe the warm weather Wednesday will flatten things out.

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1/1/18 @ 10:41 AM
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paneyefshr
paneyefshr
USER since 1/2/09

MOON PHASE
Full Moon

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
8 inches

AIR TEMP
Below 0° F

Fished the last 3 days with limited luck. A few crappie in 20+ FOW and some other fish/bites in 7-12 FOW off the jump channel. 

ice thickness varies greatly. Some places over 12, others just over 6

saw a guy with a full sized pickup drive across the biggest part of the lake. He made it, but I wouldn’t suggest it I’m certain there are places where the ice remains under 6”

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12/31/17 @ 9:03 PM
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Safety Dude
Safety Dude
USER since 12/4/16

MOON PHASE (97%)
Waxing Gibbous

ICE DEPTH
10 inches

Fished lions club bay marked fish after dark no takers, skunked left at 6pm.  

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12/21/17 @ 11:34 PM
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Muskyjo1
Muskyjo1
USER since 4/23/15

MOON PHASE (10%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
6 inches

Fished Cranberry Tuesday afternoon in the wind. About 6 other people out there, don't know how they were doing but they all humped it off before 4p.m. All I caught was small fish, no size which is A typical for Cranberry early. Might of just been the day and condition's for a good quality bite this time of year and what I typically catch on Cranberry.

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7/5/17 @ 8:46 AM
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tgruenke
tgruenke
USER since 2/10/11

MOON PHASE (89%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Got out a few time over the 4th of July weekend. Lot's of sun and not much wind. Had our best bites towards evening. We lindy rigged or dragged jigs in about 10-15 FOW trying to find weed edges and edges of the channel. Ended up with 10 small walleyes (12-14 inches) and a few crappies. They bit on both leeches and minnows. Lake was very busy with boaters for the holiday.

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6/12/17 @ 12:40 PM
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paneyefshr
paneyefshr
USER since 1/2/09

MOON PHASE (91%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
91° - 95° F

Fished a few hours Friday afternoon and then again Saturday evening after the wind finally died down a bit.

Targeted gills and found them. They were very shallow, 1-2 fow right up against the shoreline. Caught many that were keeping size, but only kept 3 larger ones for the pan. Some of the best bluegill fishing I've had on Holcombe in years in terms of size with the biggest being over 9" and many being over 8. SMB and perch were biting just a few feet further from shore than the gills.  Everything came on worms under a bobber set about 12" down. A small glow jig seemed to make a pretty big difference. Water clarity was very good were we got the most fish. 

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5/30/17 @ 7:38 AM
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tgruenke
tgruenke
USER since 2/10/11

MOON PHASE (31%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Got out a few time over Memorial Day Weekend. Saturday morning tried deeper areas of river channel 11-14 FOW. Caught one small walleye and blue gill  around 9:30am fishing slowed.

Saturday night we tried where the Jump comes in to the main lake. We pitched jigs and caught around 10 walleyes kept a few 12 -13 inch fish. Had two in the slot around 16 inches. Nightcrawlers also produced, but not as much

Sunday with the wind and threat of rain we fished off the dock. We caught a few more smaller walleye and crappies.

Lake Holcombe Flowage, Chippewa County Photo
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5/25/17 @ 10:56 AM
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paneyefshr
paneyefshr
USER since 1/2/09

MOON PHASE
New Moon

Haven't been out in a few days, last chance to fish was right after the cold front moved in.

Crappie were a little deeper (12-16 ft) and walleye are still relating to shallower cover and structures. Bluegills should start biting around the weekend.

Good luck


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4/10/17 @ 9:13 AM
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tgruenke
tgruenke
USER since 2/10/11

MOON PHASE (100%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

Took our small fishing boat out on Sunday to see if it would run. We fished the northwest area of the lake. I got a nice 12 inch crappie on a slab rap. Boats around us were catching crappies on slip bobbers and minnows. 10-13 feet of water fish close to the bottom. 

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4/10/17 @ 4:54 AM
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paneyefshr
paneyefshr
USER since 1/2/09

MOON PHASE (100%)
Waxing Gibbous

Glad to see open water. Fished for a few hours Sunday morning, beautiful.  Got a nice meal of perch.  Not much else biting yet where we fished. Crappie should start in a few days if weather holds 

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3/9/17 @ 1:32 PM
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Trashguy
Trashguy
USER since 12/16/11

MOON PHASE (91%)
Waxing Gibbous

Is it wide open yet? Could a guy get a boat out?

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