Lake Wisconsin, Columbia County

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8/15/17 @ 7:38 PM
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lunker c
lunker c
USER since 7/21/01

MOON PHASE (43%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Fished Sun pulled crawler harness w in line weights @ 1.8 mph ZERO, then switched to flicker shads 2,2 mph in 12 to 24 fow a few crappie, and one small walleye, blue and green seemed to be hot. Good Luck 

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8/14/17 @ 8:16 AM
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fishmunkee
fishmunkee
USER since 3/20/02

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

Spent most of Sunday afternoon on a sandbar relaxing. Put 6 flickershads on boards in around 5 PM and got nothing but salad for an hour before calling it a day. Hope others did better.

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8/3/17 @ 2:45 PM
walleyepro608
walleyepro608
USER since 4/5/16

i do retract that statement, we launch out of sunset, and for some reason i had 8 minutes stuck in my head. and now thinking back it took roughly 8 minutes to cruise down to the dam from sunset, and roughly around 8-10 to cruise to the river mouth. i go up the west shoreline at all times, the farther i can get away from the bouys the better this time of year. either way, boats travel at too fast of speeds for such a narrow body of water. almost as bad as lake mendota, or any of the madison chain lakes. 

We'll be heading up saturday morning bright and early. hoping to be on the water before daylight hits, planning on running planers/cranks until 9 or so then we'll be heading home before the boat traffic picks up.

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8/2/17 @ 7:17 AM
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dsinwi
dsinwi
USER since 1/24/02

MOON PHASE (78%)
Waxing Gibbous

Pulled cranks from the islands to okee last night for about 2.5 hours. The sheephead were going crazy. Switched up on a colors, sizes and speed. Didn't matter, they loved them all. Quit counting at 15. 2 short saugers and 1 keeper eye that went back to fight another day. Marked a lot high up but they must have been sheeps for the most part. Nice night to be on the water but the fishing was nothing to get excited about for me anyway.

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8/2/17 @ 2:21 AM
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D-roc
D-roc
USER since 3/11/04

MOON PHASE (78%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

Launched out near okee bay with my wife and 2 little boys for a little early evening cruise. I would agree with everyone that trying to fish near the tressel at darn near anytime of the day is dangerous. No one slows down, which is beyond me. A lot of what "if's" can happen in that 15-20 foot stretch of concrete. 

dropped the family off at around 6pm and dragged a few lines in the water for about 1.5 hrs, only one 8in crappie to show. Gorgeous evening. Loved every minute on the water whether or not my 14ft Lund was thinking about capsizing because of those boats. Be back out early in the morning.

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8/1/17 @ 11:54 PM
MarkBG
MarkBG
USER since 2/10/02

Walleye pro,

Re time from mouth to the dam, you must be miscalculating how quick you can get to the dam. At 27mph you only would travel a little over 3.5 miles in 8 minutes. I concur with others, the dam is about 11 ish miles, maybe a bit more depending on the route you take all the way from the mouth, up near Tipperary. 

..But no matter,, you are not wrong, it gets crazy out there on the weekends. I especially hate trying to fish by the trestle. Big boats screaming through there at full speed have more than once almost swamped me. I'm retired now so can come up during the week. I especially like Mondays and Tuesdays. Seems like I have the lake to myself. I cringe now when any of my buddies still working, ask to come fishing ,but can only come up on a weekend. I usually make an excuse not to, at least until late fall.  Then not so bad.

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8/1/17 @ 9:30 PM
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schuhfly
schuhfly
USER since 9/13/04

MOON PHASE (69%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Joeblue, I was thinking that same thing  thinking it was about 10 miles or so and it takes me at least 20 plus minutes.  Anyway last week  fished just south of moon valley , I was marking fish at 15-18'. I tried drifting and casting weight forward spinners with nigntcrawlers ( similar to Erie Dearies) and caught 7 walleye/ sauger all between 14-18 "  all within 3 hours time . Tried the same technic two days later and got nothing. Same time , (early morning) same cloudiness, 

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8/1/17 @ 9:17 PM
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joeblue83
joeblue83
USER since 5/15/13

MOON PHASE (69%)
Waxing Gibbous

Um...i live by the dam and fish weekly. Its around 11 miles from the dam to river mouth.  With my boat going 31mph takes me around 22 minutes. Thats why i only fish during the week, to many nutjobs and traffic on weekends. Good luck

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8/1/17 @ 1:06 PM
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walleyepro608
walleyepro608
USER since 4/5/16

MOON PHASE (69%)
Waxing Gibbous

went out saturday 7/29, trolling the northern part of the lake. one short, and one legal. both off purple tiger flicker shad 5s. trolled between 2.4-2.8mph. and anywhere from 8-12FOW. slow morning, and we left early due to the idiots on jet skis, and pleasure boaters. 


also for anyone wondering about current, as in fast current, i don't think its even an issue when the whole lake is flooded, so little of a discharge into the lake, with a fairly decent outlet. lake Wisconsin is big, so the current isn't going to be one that can turn your boat around if you're not paying attention. as far as kayaking, good luck this time of year. way too many people, with too big of boats, going to fast. i run a 17ft Lowe deep V  with a 40hp tiller and a couple of the wakes i've encountered have made me nervous running the lake. Not to mention the dumb people who feel the need to hog the dock, and take turns running jet skis full throttle within 100 yards of the boat landing while people are trying to load/unload there boats. if you have a nicer boat, you better have some padding on the side or expect a scratched up boat due to it banging against the pier.

I firmly believe there should be no wake zones within 100 yards of each boat landing, and speed limit enforced on the traveling between bouy markers. 30mph is fast enough for anyone traveling, this isn't lake winnebago, or a great lake. i can go from the river mouth to the dam, is less than 8 minutes running at 27mph. any faster is just asking for boat accidents.

Edited on 8/1/17 1:12 PM
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8/1/17 @ 7:38 AM
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fishmunkee
fishmunkee
USER since 3/20/02

MOON PHASE (69%)
Waxing Gibbous

When I've had the time to get on the lake we've gotten a mix of crappie and a few eyes. Also have gotten a channel cat the last two times out one of which was pushing 5 lbs. Pulling flickershads 25-35 loc behind boards. Best color varies by the day but "channel cat" has been consistent. Been losing a lot of fish behind the boat as 6 year olds have been doing all the reeling. It is worth it to see them having fun.

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