Lake Holcombe Flowage, Chippewa County

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2/28/16 @ 10:53 PM
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Pedmo
Pedmo
USER since 1/19/10

MOON PHASE (71%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
13 inches

AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F
Out on Friday afternoon and all day Saturday. 2 Bluegill, one crappie and a bit of sun burn to show for it. Fished east of 27 in the morning and off the point south of the Lion's Club fore the afternoon. Not much action, but Incredible Weather Sat: Ice fishing in only a tee shirt for 4 hours.

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2/26/16 @ 7:27 PM
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paneyefshr
paneyefshr
USER since 1/2/09

MOON PHASE (86%)
Waning Gibbous
Took advantage of the cooler day to get the shack off the lake. Spent a couple hours over at the boat landing. Marked a few, only a couple bites. Did catch a pretty nice northern on of all things a tiny tear-drop and spikes. Was a goods fight.

Travel on the lake was a bit dicey, be careful with the warmer weather

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2/17/16 @ 9:19 PM
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walleyeking77
walleyeking77
USER since 1/19/06

MOON PHASE (76%)
Waxing Gibbous
Is there actually fish in the small lake or is the contest a big cheating contest where people bring fish in from the lake. I fish the big lake but have never fished the pond where the contest is at. Any info would be appreciated.

Thanks

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2/15/16 @ 6:53 AM
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paneyefshr
paneyefshr
USER since 1/2/09

MOON PHASE
First Quarter
Fished Saturday (limited ) and Sunday. Fishing was slow. Got most on a jigging presentation. Had minnows out with little luck. 23fow. Managed a meal of decent fish on Sunday, but still far more lookers than biters.

Seems like the crappie Are relating more to the bottom (looking for bugs) vs hunting minnows. That's the best advice I have for the following week.

Red glow, and florecent orange were best colors. Best bait, a small jigging spoon with about 5 spikes globbed on.

Saw guys out on Cranberry but didn't fish there myself. Might be worth checking out early in the week.

Good luck

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2/2/16 @ 6:26 PM
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paneyefshr
paneyefshr
USER since 1/2/09

MOON PHASE (35%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

ICE DEPTH
15 inches
The ice conditions on the lake were great this weekend, much better than the last couple. Trucks are driving on the lake from several access points. I had my SUV out w no worries.

IF as much snow falls as is predicted, conditions on the lake could be difficult for a while.

Fished the high banks area w a bunch of other guys and shacks. Looked like the tip down guys got a few.

We managed to get out late Saturday morning for a few hours. We caught a few nice sized crappie and 2 eater walleye jigging. Threw a few small fish back, but the average size was up a little from the last 2 years.

Fish bit on very gentle or deadstick presentations. Most bites on minnows but a few on spikes and plastics. Glow red was our lucky color.

Fished later in the day on Saturday and Sunday for almost 6 hours, same place. Marked a lot of fish, but only lookers no takers. The only decent bite was from about 10-2 on Saturday.

The pattern last year was pretty much the same. The active fish bite in that area from about 9 or 10, until about 2, maybe 3 on a really active day. Sometimes there is an early morning bite, and less often an evening bite. I mark fish there most of the time, but the biters like late morning to mid-day.

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1/25/16 @ 9:26 AM
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tgruenke
tgruenke
USER since 2/10/11

MOON PHASE (97%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
15 inches

AIR TEMP
26° - 30° F
Fished a few hours Saturday and Sunday morning. No luck. We marked a few fish that chased a jigging rap, but no biters. Ice seemed pretty good in most places. Lots of Snow mobile traffic. Didn't see any trucks yet.

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1/6/16 @ 2:15 PM
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Potlicker
Potlicker
USER since 9/19/05

MOON PHASE (12%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

ICE DEPTH
9 inches

AIR TEMP
16° - 20° F
Just letting everyone know that the fishing has been very slow, but the ice thickness that I measured in various spots on the northside, westside, and Cranberry were all the same, about 9 inches. It will be getting thicker in the next several days Big Smile

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12/29/15 @ 9:10 AM
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tgruenke
tgruenke
USER since 2/10/11

MOON PHASE (81%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
3 inches
Wathced two guy in front of my parents place. They endedup with a few walleyes. 2 were keepers. Ice was too sketchy for me. This snow won't help.

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8/15/15 @ 10:31 AM
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paneyefshr
paneyefshr
USER since 1/2/09

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waxing Crescent
Fished for crappie right before dark last night. 1/8th ounce beetle spin fished slow but only about 1 foot down. The pattern is pretty easy. Look for fry in the day near the shallow weed edge in areas that are near a deep crappie spot. Go back and fish that area an hour before dark. Look for jumping fry, they're usually being chased by crappie.

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8/9/15 @ 8:00 AM
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paneyefshr
paneyefshr
USER since 1/2/09

MOON PHASE (23%)
Waning Crescent
Fished about 2 hrs Friday evening, half worm on a 1/4 jig (blue glow) drifted the flats just east of 27. Got 4 walleye and some nice crappie. Walleye were all slot fish. Crappie have been really nice this year. Most fish right about 11 inches. Wind picked up from the north and the bite shut down. All fish bit on depth changes droping from about 8-12 FOW.

Edited on 8/10/15 4:08 PM
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8/3/15 @ 1:18 PM
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tgruenke
tgruenke
USER since 2/10/11

MOON PHASE (85%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F
Only fished for about two hours on Sunday afternoon.Fished the edge of jump channel on the NW side of lake. Not a great time to be fishing with birght sun and little wind. We did manage two 15 inch walley and a nice crappie. Jigs with half a crawler slowy trolled. Algae was really bad.

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7/29/15 @ 5:40 PM
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paneyefshr
paneyefshr
USER since 1/2/09

MOON PHASE (96%)
Waxing Gibbous
Fished this last weekend, sorry for the late post. Overall we didn't catch that many, but we didn't fish that hard either. My wife loves trolling and driving the boat, so we stuck to that for the couple hours we had.

We trolled night crawlers on two hook harnesses. I tried all the usual colors gold, chartreuse, green, and red. By far red metallic was the best, it got every fish! I've run into that before on Holcombe, seems that red is a top color when the water is warm.

The fish we got were all in about 12 FOW and related to rocks or sunken timber. We managed a few nice crappie for the pan and landed a few walleye too, but all were slot fish. Its nice seeing so many 16.5-17.75 inch fish in the lake but it gets frustrating when that's all you catch and have to put them all back. I just wanted one for the grill.

The lake water is very warm and green. Seems to have most of the fish holding at the thermocline which I'm thinking is at about 10 foot (don't hold me to that).

I didn't get a chance to try, but I'm thinking cranks trolled would have worked just as well or better. I've had great luck on black/chartreuse flicker shad, the bummer is you can only get them at Mills F&F or you have to make them yourself. The black is the top 2/3 if you want to make your own. I like the smaller sizes, they only run about 5' down when casted but more like 8 or more when trolled 3 foot behind a bead chain sinker.

Good luck to everyone

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7/7/15 @ 2:26 PM
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paneyefshr
paneyefshr
USER since 1/2/09

MOON PHASE (63%)
Waning Gibbous
Fished some Friday-Sunday. The lake was very busy as expected which had the fish "off" but still managed a few fish every day despite only fishing an hour or so. Heavy boat traffic and a constant barrage of fireworks had the fish overall deeper and negative.

The fish we did get were in about 14-16 FOW near structure, or in 5-6 FOW near dusk. Leeches were best for walleye, minnows worked for crappie. Tried some artificial, but didn't get many bites. We saw a few boats trolling, on what I think was about the 15' line, but they were moving pretty fast, so I'm guessing they were trolling cranks. Saw them boat a few smallish fish, but they had action.

The bloom is just starting and the shallow areas are getting quite warm. Surface temps were in the low 80s with mid water temps in mid 70's. I usually start to target suspended fish at those temps looking for the thermocline which I think is about 10' down right now.

Tight Lines

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6/25/15 @ 10:56 AM
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paneyefshr
paneyefshr
USER since 1/2/09

MOON PHASE (62%)
Waxing Gibbous
Targeted walleye for several days. The bite was pretty good, lots of slot fish and a few for the pan.

Most fish came in 14-20 FOW on leeches slowly jigged or pulled along the bottom with weedless jig heads. The fish I got were in or along the river channel or on flats directly adjacent to the channel. Glow and chartreuse were the best colors. We had bites all day, but the best bite was about 90 minutes before dark. The key was wood or rock structures. If you were able to fish regular jigs and not get frustrated by loosing tackle you were in the wrong place.

Crappie were on their summer pattern. We got a few suspended in the afternoon and then worked shallow areas near by at dusk. Only fished them one afternoon/evening but the bite was good, size was mixed with several in the 11-12 inch range. Glow jigging spoons tipped with waxies or a small minnow worked for the suspended fish. The same bait under a bobber worked best when they moved shallow. Red or green glow out-fished other colors at least 3 to one.

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6/8/15 @ 10:48 AM
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paneyefshr
paneyefshr
USER since 1/2/09

MOON PHASE (61%)
Waning Gibbous
I tried for gills on Friday and Saturday with limited success. The fish just weren't biting and I tried many spots and for several species. I'm blaming the weather, high pressure and windy the whole time.

I think the gills are just starting, but I could be wrong. Water temps are in the mid 60s. I didn't see beds, so I'm thinking they haven't really started yet.

We saw others targeting gills. They like us got a few but mostly small ones.

Good luck

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