Lake Holcombe Flowage, Chippewa County

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5/26/15 @ 4:05 PM
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paneyefshr
paneyefshr
USER since 1/2/09

MOON PHASE (59%)
Waxing Gibbous
Dodged wind, rain and boaters Saturday and Sunday with not much success. The weather changed constantly (except when it rained for 24 hours straight) which may be why the fish didn't bite that well. Walleye were somewhat active before the rain started. Tried minnows, worms and leaches, minnows were best. The few we got related to flats not the river channels. Jig color seemed to make a big difference. Gold and glow red were the hot colors. Green glow and blue glow which were very good 2 weeks ago were no good this time.

Casted flicker shads, beetle spins and spinners for a few hours and got several pike which are just starting to move back shallow. Brightly colored baits were best. Chartreuse/white and firetiger were best. Chartreuse/black (my usual favorite) ran a distant 3rd. Gills were not on beds yet. Crappie are on the summer pattern.

Good luck

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5/18/15 @ 10:24 AM
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paneyefshr
paneyefshr
USER since 1/2/09

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waxing Crescent
Fished Thursday-Saturday with not much to show for it. Got a few small walleye and some pike in about 8-16 FOW jigging. Fished the Jump river and the Jump channel nearly down to Swedes. Fish just weren't active, marked fish in all the usual spots. Tried minnows, worms and many types of lures, nothing worked that well. Night crawler and jig got the most, but was fished the most too.

Crappie spawn seems to be over. Walleye have moved deeper. Gills are starting to move shallow. Perch were pretty active, but the size was poor

Overall a very quiet weekend on the lake

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5/4/15 @ 7:54 AM
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tgruenke
tgruenke
USER since 2/10/11

MOON PHASE (100%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F
Fished opener around the mouth of the Jump. No walleyes. Didn't see other people catching any either. My 4 year old did get 3 nice Perch all over 10 inches

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5/4/15 @ 7:14 AM
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paneyefshr
paneyefshr
USER since 1/2/09

MOON PHASE (100%)
Waning Gibbous
Apparently the walleye had a calendar.

Fished the same areas Saturday that I did Thursday and Friday but overall the bite really dropped off. The lake was very busy, maybe that had something to do with it. Crappie slowed down too. 3 of us fishing managed to get walleye but mostly slot fish. Kept a few just below the slot. A allies were pretty active.

Next couple weeks should be very good

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5/4/15 @ 6:53 AM
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LUVtheOTDRS
LUVtheOTDRS
USER since 11/15/06

MOON PHASE (100%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80º F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F
Well we didn't hit the walleye as good as we anticipated for opening weekend. But we did fairly decent on crappie and caught several smallies, a few pike, and a little 20" muskie. Had a group of 8 of us. Only had 4 walleye total for the weekend. Pretty much all fish caught on Pine Lake. Crappies were pretty thick on the rock bar and by the island in submerged brush. Plain hook and minnow under a slip bobber seemed to outfish all other jigs. Did also try Cranberry, Jump River area, and up by the Lions Park for walleye with no success. Overall, was a very fun weekend.

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5/1/15 @ 9:51 AM
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paneyefshr
paneyefshr
USER since 1/2/09

MOON PHASE (94%)
Waxing Gibbous
Fished for crappie a couple hours this morning. Got about 20 decent fish, but put all but a few for the pan back. Females are just starting to balloon up with spawn, should be just a week or so until they really start.

Got several walleye incidentally, should be very good for the opener tomorrow.

All fish caught on minnows below a float. Glow or orange glow worked best for crappie, most of the walleye came on gold

Good luck

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4/20/15 @ 2:05 PM
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paneyefshr
paneyefshr
USER since 1/2/09

MOON PHASE (5%)
Waxing Crescent
Fished Friday and Saturday for crappie in 3-8 fow using minnows on small jigging spoons suspended under a bobber. Gold and green glow were the hot colors. The bite was very good, we kept a few for a meal and put back well over 100 that would have been keepers all winter long.

The crappie were definitely pre-spawn with many males in areas where beds will be shortly. Some females in as well, but spawn is far from developed. Should be a good and longer crappie bite this spring.

Caught several walleye which of course went back immediately, but the size and quantity were good signs for this years opener.

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4/6/15 @ 3:42 PM
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paneyefshr
paneyefshr
USER since 1/2/09

MOON PHASE (95%)
Waning Gibbous
The last remaining ice came off the lake yesterday. Tried for crappie in a shallow bay without luck, but that will change in a week or so. Good Luck

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3/29/15 @ 5:48 PM
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paneyefshr
paneyefshr
USER since 1/2/09

MOON PHASE (73%)
Waxing Gibbous
A few brave souls still out on Friday. Ice is breaking up at the shorelines and the entire river bed is open from one end to the next. Should be open next week with the rain and 70 degree day coming. Crappie time is just a couple weeks away.

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3/16/15 @ 9:49 AM
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paneyefshr
paneyefshr
USER since 1/2/09

MOON PHASE (19%)
Waning Crescent

ICE DEPTH
16 inches
Fished Friday and Saturday, what a beautiful weekend. Fished the DNR launch and Cranberry. Both areas were better Friday than Saturday. Crappie and Bluegill were biting. Others suggested that the bite was better earlier in the week.

Ice conditions in those areas were good. I saw guys driving trucks out on the lake, but I wouldn't drive anywhere on the lake anymore. The ice in many areas is very black and spongy. A few more warm days and any rain could end safe ice quickly. The areas near the rivers are opening up already.

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2/16/15 @ 2:09 PM
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paneyefshr
paneyefshr
USER since 1/2/09

MOON PHASE (8%)
Waning Crescent

ICE DEPTH
20 inches
Fished Friday afternoon and Saturday. SLOW is the only word to describe the fishing. Friday was better than Saturday. The cold front had the fish very negative. Only small slow moving baits worked. Not one bite on minnows or with any aggressive tactics. Hopefully things will pick up after the cold snap. The other guys I saw and talked to did equally poorly. The only guys out had insulated shacks. The wind was brutal. Way too cold to be outside.

Good luck

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2/9/15 @ 7:44 AM
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tgruenke
tgruenke
USER since 2/10/11

MOON PHASE (73%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
19 inches

AIR TEMP
26° - 30° F
Went to the lake Friday through Sunday. Saturday morning before the sun came up we set up in an entrance to a small bay. We found an inside turn in about 6 fow water. I got two walleyes one was about 13 inches the other was bigger, but popped off at the top of the hole. We were jigging Shad raps with a minnow head on the treble. We also had some tip ups set out with shiners but no luck.

Saturday afternoon around noon we headed to a community spot on the road west of Swedes. A lot of people out but no one was really catching anything. We were in about 22 FOW. We would mark fish but could not get them to bite.

Sunday morning set up in the small bay again. We brought my 4 year old out with us. He loved the experience but unfortunately didn't have any luck.

Reports are that it is pretty slow most places on the lake.

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2/2/15 @ 7:41 AM
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paneyefshr
paneyefshr
USER since 1/2/09

MOON PHASE (98%)
Waxing Gibbous

ICE DEPTH
20 inches
Fished Friday and Saturday, 20-25 FOW on the Jump channel. Friday better than Saturday. Fish were overall negative. Marked far more fish than would bite. Spikes on a gold or gold and chartreuse teardrop were the best tipped with spikes and a micro plastic. Fish were pretty tight to the bottom. Fished minnows as well with only a couple bites all weekend.

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1/19/15 @ 2:44 PM
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paneyefshr
paneyefshr
USER since 1/2/09

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waning Crescent

ICE DEPTH
18 inches
Fished Saturday and Sunday in the high banks area. There were a total of about 50 groups of fisherman out that we saw, some of the heaviest pressure I've seen, but not hard to imagine with the great weather. Ice and ice travel conditions were very good.

Fishing wasn't great for me, but we did manage a meal's worth both days. The crappie size was quite good with average fish being about 10", a few a little bigger and a few a little smaller, but most were 10" carbon copies.

We marked far more fish than we caught. Most fish would hang out by our baits for a minute and then move on. We tried spikes, waxies and minnows. Minnows and spikes were both ok, but waxies were a no go. Tried a wide assortment of baits and colors. Nothing worked well enough to say it was the best, but gold was the best color, 2nd best was UV hot pink. Small jigging spoons or teardrops were the best profiles.

The crappie are definitely on the mid winter pattern. We got the most bites from about 10am-2pm.

Good luck

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1/3/15 @ 2:47 PM
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paneyefshr
paneyefshr
USER since 1/2/09

MOON PHASE (98%)
Waxing Gibbous
Finally got shack out today. 11 inch of ice. Trucks driving out most places. Not much to report on fishing just a couple crappie on minnows and a gold jigging spoon.

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