Lake Holcombe Flowage, Chippewa County

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5/10/16 @ 9:12 AM
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paneyefshr
paneyefshr
USER 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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5/9/16 @ 9:03 AM
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LUVtheOTDRS
LUVtheOTDRS
USER since 11/15/06

MOON PHASE (12%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

Pretty much have an identical report as paneye.  We caught a decent walleye (wife had a 20"er) on Thursday night while crappie fishing, but only managed to catch a few dinks after the opener on Saturday.  Don't think that heat on Friday helped matters at all.  Still managed to bring home a few nice crappie for the frying pan, so the weekend wasn't a total bust by any means.  Had a great time over the weekend!

 

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5/8/16 @ 9:07 AM
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paneyefshr
paneyefshr
USER since 1/2/09

MOON PHASE (6%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Fished Friday and the opener. Apparently the walleye had a calendar. Friday the walleye were plentiful, Saturday not so much. Still managed to get a few walleye and some nice crappie. All fish were caught in 3-8 FOW on minnows. Marked fish in deeper water, but they wouldn't bite. Slow presentations were the key. Chartreuse or green were the best colors. 

Good luck

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5/1/16 @ 9:30 PM
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paneyefshr
paneyefshr
USER since 1/2/09

MOON PHASE (33%)
Waning Crescent
Fished a little more Friday evening and Saturday. Fishing slowed as the weekend progressed. Saturday morning was the best. Cold front and increasing wind shut down the bite. Managed a half dozen large male crappie. Let all of the females go, they're close to releasing eggs.

Walleye were really biting. Got many in with the crappie, some big spawned out females and a bunch of keeper sized males. All are swimming, hopefully on the same pattern for next weekend. A few of the females were quite large (26+ inch).

Fish were in 4-7 FOW in pockets of warmer water (52-53) the overall lake temp is down from a few days ago.

Crappie minnows below a float, small spoons or jigs. Best cots chartreuse and gold

Good luck out there

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4/28/16 @ 9:08 PM
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paneyefshr
paneyefshr
USER since 1/2/09

MOON PHASE (65%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F
Not a very nice evening with a front going through, but I did manage to drop a line. Crappie remain staging near or in shallower water, but not that actively feeding. Walleye are feeding in the same areas, the opener should be good for walleye. Hopefully the bite will pick up as the weather stabilizes and warms a little. All fish swimming today.

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4/25/16 @ 6:48 AM
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paneyefshr
paneyefshr
USER since 1/2/09

MOON PHASE (89%)
Waning Gibbous
Crappie are moving shallow. Managed to catch many and kept a few for the pan. Minnows and small plastics under a bobber worked best. Got several walleye and a few cats as well. Looks like it should be good for the opener. Fishing was much better before the front went through. A little stable weather will start the bite again. All fish caught in 4-7 FOW

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4/17/16 @ 8:14 PM
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Busses Guide Service
Busses Guide Service
USER since 3/20/16

MOON PHASE (83%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F
Fished Saturday and caught 11 Nice crappie. 16 to 12 feet. 3 to 6 feet off the bottom. Should start to pick up more as it gets warmer!

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4/17/16 @ 9:26 AM
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paneyefshr
paneyefshr
USER since 1/2/09

MOON PHASE (83%)
Waxing Gibbous
Got 9 decent crappie yesterday. 13-15 FOW 3 foot down under a bobber. Flatheads on a glow jig. Had to work for them. Still early. Should start moving shallower soon.

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3/7/16 @ 2:36 PM
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paneyefshr
paneyefshr
USER since 1/2/09

MOON PHASE (3%)
Waning Crescent
Hit Cranberry for a couple hours Saturday with just a single crappie to show for it. Lots of fish around, but mostly small gills and perch.

Guys with full-sized vehicles were all over the lake on Saturday, including out on the big lake over areas that I might not have gone. Looks like all of that will be over soon with the warm-up.

Good luck

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2/29/16 @ 10:34 AM
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paneyefshr
paneyefshr
USER since 1/2/09

MOON PHASE (62%)
Waning Gibbous
The ice conditions on Holcombe have varied greatly over the last several days. I saw guys out on the big part of the lake with full sized pick ups yesterday, but I don't think I'd risk it much longer. There is plenty of ice in general, but anywhere that there is current could be dangerous.

I fished a little more over the weekend without much luck.

The crappie(or gills) were not biting well enough anywhere that I fished to suggest making the trip.

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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

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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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