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crestliner 1
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10/27/14 10:01 PM CST
Thanks Boog for putting Kim and I on some nice size fish!!! you made it look easy!! Wink

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10/27/14 6:56 PM CST
It's been an awesome fall. Many many fish and good size. Like many have said if you are looking to learn about fishing the lake hire Joel or Darren.. Great guys to take ya out and teach you about fishing on this lake.

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10/27/14 6:28 PM CST
Hello guys. My dad and I are in the dells right now and fishing has been slow the last 2 days. We will be coming to lake Wisconsin tomorrow andWe are looking to find a launch on Lake Wisconsin somewhere near the NE side of the lake as we will be coming down 90/94... Any advice or guidance to a launch would be much appreciated...thanks

JOEL BALLWEG
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10/27/14 6:21 PM CST
Fished with some good guys from Chicago on Saturday morning. Bite started pretty good using a precision jig and moxi. Slowed as morning went on. The guys still ended up with eleven keepers, a couple white bass and a decent channel catfish. 1st pic - Adam, Piotr Rogalski & Eric

Saturday afternoon I shared my boat with a couple of regular Lake-Linkeers who tend to post a bit more in the Prairie Du Sac dam thread than up here on Lake Wisconsin. Crestliner 1 and his partner Kim both love catching saugers. They definitely came to the right place! Both were very good walleye sticks and proved it, catching 15 legal size walleyes along with quite a few more shorties. They didn't keep a single fish but I kept 5 for a change.

Sunday morning I fished with Ryan & Carla Ruhland and there friend Scott Ballweg from Sauk area. Good people who definitely like to fish. Unfortunately this would be the worst morning of fishing all weekend. We ended up with only 5 keepers saugers and 5 white bass.

Sunday afternoon a couple more very good fishing ladies in the boat. Jennifer has been out with me several times before. Cindy was coming along for the first time. Both proved they know there way around when it comes to catch saugers. 12 legals and many shorts and quite a few more that fell off at the boat. Fun afternoon and great weekend overall.

Hope you all enjoyed the Indian Summer like weather and great fishing this past weekend!

Boog

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10/27/14 6:16 PM CST
Fished the lake for the first time in years. Went out with John from eyechaser guide service. Thumbs up. Learned a lot about the lake and took home a few saugers most between the trestle and above the dam.

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10/27/14 5:15 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 61° - 65° F Water Temp: 51° - 55° F
Had my dad out this weekend both days. Small boat and wind made it tough on Saturday. crappies bit well, but ran smaller, still decent but not the 12+ I had caught the past few weekends.They still related to the steep drops with wood...15ish feet

Sunday was better for sauger, focused shallower more so in the 10 - 12ft range this time and it worked out. Seems like I missed more than I caught, as for whatever reason I just couldn't keep them on. Mostly shorts with a few borderline 15's, but I don't keep any either way so I didn't measure. Jig and minnow definitely the top pick.

Blade baits still not producing, gotta get colder I guess. Did get crappies, a small sauger and a walleye on it...only spent about an hour doing it.

Worked the lower half of the Lake, well southwest of the ferry. Beautiful conditions.

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10/27/14 4:53 PM CST
Lucky Dog..Funny you should mention that because we were out this weekend and picked just a random spot that looked like it had decent structure. We didn't catch anything on that spot, but about an hour later there were 3-4 boats zoned in on that spot. They probably figured we were on a secret hot spot or something. It was funny.

Otherwise it was a great weekend. The jig/minnow was producing. Lots of short saugers, but we did hit a few spots where we would catch 2-3 15-17 inchers back-to-back. Ended up keeping our share but the boarder line 15's would go back. It's really amazing how many 14.75-15.1" fish you catch.

Worked mostly near Moon/Weigands. 10-18 FOA.

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10/27/14 4:19 PM CST
I thought the old saying was "10% of fisherman catch 90% of the fish caught". Which sure is true.

I've been catching mostly sauger above the trestle this fall. I have caught some nice slot eyes too, but 95% of what I'm catching is sauger. Of course, I'm fishing 12 feet and deeper, so I expect more sauger. Mostly jig and minnow. I keep giving blades a shot, but not producing as well just yet.

Walleye population is fine. I caught ALOT of shorts and slots this spring, so they are still there, they just aren't hanging out with the saugers right now.

If you want a quick tip, get away from the crowds. I'll be fishing a spot, then one boat stops to see what I'm doing, then another passing sees 2 boats and just has to stop, eventually 6-8 boats are on top of me and the bite slows significantly... So I go to another spot all by myself, and start the process over... The lake is huge and I've caught fish literally every where I have wet a line. Spread out and stop crowding people! The fish bite far better without all the extra pressure!

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10/27/14 11:03 AM CST
The old saying goes (if one guy can catch fish and nobody else is, they are doing something wrong) as in Angler Error. Because if you are not catching fish, but did what the guy did who is catching fish, you would be catching fish too.

If you can't catch fish on Lake Wisconsin you are doing something wrong........So maybe hire Boog to learn how.

JOEL BALLWEG
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10/27/14 8:49 AM CST
IMHO - there is no problem with either the walleye or sauger population in Lake Wisconsin.

I have recorded every walleye and sauger caught in my boat for the past 8 years now. That data shows walleyes are holding there own while saugers on the other hand, have literally exploded in numbers. Hence all the limits that are now being caught by a lot of fishermen, some who post here and many more that don't.

So again in MHO, it would be fair to say that the saugers appear to be benefiting the most from the current slot limits.

Pertaining to Red Rangers post, he has pretty much hit the nail on the head. Especially at this time of the year, walleyes and saugers in Lake Wisconsin generally don't use the same structure and even when they do, they don't seem to feed during the same times.

Walleyes especially like to feed more at night than saugers here on Lake Wisconsin. That doesn't mean you can't catch them during the day, just that they tend to take advantage of the dark of night more often than not. Quite a few schools of walleyes also tend to inhabit shallower water than saugers although we still find other schools of walleyes using the same depths as the saugers.

There are several different schools of fish, both walleyes and saugers, that are using different structures, many at different depths, at any given time. Most of the bigger walleyes right now definitely appear to be located above the rail road bridge where as most of the saugers, appear to be located on the stretch of water below the rail road bridge. And when I say above or below the bridge, I don't mean right above it or just below it. I mean the entire lake above and/or below it.

We've found saugers from the dam all the way up to the bridge. (We've actually found them well above the bridge but not in the big numbers like below)

Walleyes on the other hand, have been very few and far between below the bridge and the few we have caught have not been very big. We know this and ask clients before leaving the dock which they would rather fish for, big fish or keepers. Most have chosen to go for eaters.

This does not mean that there are no big walleyes using the lower half of the reservoir, that would be very hard to say without spending a considerable amount of time fishing at night. I firmly believe that many of the really big walleyes on this system do most of there heavy feeding at night or during the twilight hours.

I can't see how changing the daily bag limit is going to help anything right now. Lots and lots of people catching limits of saugers doesn't make for a very good reason to change the daily bag limit. I just don't see any logic in that reasoning.

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10/27/14 12:11 AM CST
A big thanks to Eric for releasing all of the delicious sandwiches to be harvested by someone else.

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10/26/14 10:35 PM CST
Ment to say March thru Oct.

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10/26/14 10:32 PM CST
I stay on the lake March -April and in the spring it seems most of the fish caught are walleyes, in the fall they are saugers and most are fishing the channels or deep flats.Try fishing the shallows for the walleyes.You might be surprised as in Whalens Grade they are caught in 3 to 4ft all the time.

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10/26/14 9:56 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 56° - 60° F Water Temp: 51° - 55° F
Fished a small club Tournament out of Okee.Lots of just shorts. Some limits and several nice overs caught.Jig/mino 14-19fow. 2 limits of LM/Sm bass in shallow on spinnerbaits.

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10/26/14 9:41 PM CST
This season my buddy sent me lots of pictures of walleyes from this lake. He does not post on here.


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