Lake Wisconsin, Columbia County

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6/26/16 @ 10:16 PM
jaybeeturtle
jaybeeturtle
USER since 3/17/06

lipripper- the water is way high for this time of the year

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6/26/16 @ 8:22 PM
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aintnofishinthispond
aintnofishinthispond
USER since 2/25/16

MOON PHASE (62%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F
Decided to fish off the pier Saturday instead of getting the boat out and it turned out to be a good idea. 40+ fish caught 10 different species, and kept 15 gills and a crappie. Didn't even have to burn any gas. ?? Tight lines. 

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6/23/16 @ 9:38 AM
Lip ripper 1
Lip ripper 1
USER since 4/25/14

Anyone have a water condition would like to go up stream from the lake about a mile or so to a buddy's cabin I'm in a 16' John boat just don't want to lose a prop or worse any info would be appreciated thanks.

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6/23/16 @ 9:04 AM
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aintnofishinthispond
aintnofishinthispond
USER since 2/25/16

MOON PHASE (89%)
Waning Gibbous

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Caught eyes,gills,whitebass, and smaillies right off the pier last night. Thousands of minnows on the surface had the fish stirred up. Meps for Whites and smallies. Worms for gills and eyes came on sinkos. Strange pattern for this lake but it sure was fun.

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6/23/16 @ 8:42 AM
KATfishing
KATfishing
USER since 2/9/12

chipr26 - Thanks for sharing the DNR's explanation. I think it's a good one, and makes perfect sense, and to be honest, it's the best explanation yet next to all the opinions shared that aren't backed up.  Thanks again!

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6/23/16 @ 8:01 AM
chipr26
chipr26
USER since 3/20/09

This is the comment by the DNR when I asked the same.  Not sure how I feel about the answer.


As for the walleyes and saugers…good to excellent walleye and sauger year classes in 2009 and 2011 sustained good fishing recently.  Long winters in 12-13 and 13-14 led to shad die offs and overall reduction in shad numbers which are a key component of the forage base for walleyes, so abundant hungry walleyes in 2013 and 2014 led to HOT fishing.  However there were also poor WAE/SAU year classes in 2010, 2012, and 2013 which meant there was not a ready supply of fish to fill the void created when the hot fishing in 13 and 14 depleted numbers of 15-19.9 inch fish.  However, we saw good year classes of walleyes and saugers in 2014 and 2015 and this bodes well for the future.  The “shorts” that people are catching in great numbers right now will begin to reach harvestable size late this summer and throughout the next year or two, replenishing stocks of harvestable fish.  So long story short, it just takes a little time to build things back up and you should see numbers of legal fish pick up by this fall.


Chipr26

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6/23/16 @ 4:15 AM
Blkhwkbob
Blkhwkbob
USER since 5/27/09

For the life of me, I can not figure out why keeper size walleyes are so hard to find on this lake. Look back at all the reports and you'll see about a twenty to one ratio of shorts to keepers. Makes no sense to me.

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6/22/16 @ 11:28 PM
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Ranger6
Ranger6
USER since 5/18/15

MOON PHASE (95%)
Waning Gibbous

AIR TEMP
86° - 90° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Pulled flicker shad and bottom bouncers today. New to Wisconsin and trying to learn this area. Three Walleyes all short and one white bass. This lake is a challenge if you see a guy in a Red Lund with Kansas letters that is me. Good luck stay safe. Lots of dead heads and logs out deep stay slow and live. No Walleye is worth drowning.

Tom

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6/22/16 @ 11:28 AM
StinkFinger
StinkFinger
USER since 7/24/15

List of launches: http://www.lake-link.com/wisconsin-lakes/columbia-county/lake-wisconsin/boat-launches/1079/

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6/22/16 @ 9:27 AM
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chipr26
chipr26
USER since 3/20/09

MOON PHASE (95%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Out yesterday and had a good AM and not so good afternoon  got 11 walleye sauger mix with two keepers,one cat and a crappie. all on crawlers.  Shut down when the wind picked up and blew me off.  Back last night trolling in 10ft. got 3 walleye shorts.  finished the evening with 2 B/g and a doz + nice  bass on crank baits, good action.

This AM was cut short by honey do projects but it was finally the old Lake Wisconsin giving plenty bass action and some B/g.but no size  Got the best smallie for this year 22 in. 5.25 Lbs. right after I switched to my ultra lite with 4LB test and after 15 to 20 minutes she came in. A couple Pics and she is back out in the lake.   Stay safe and best fishing

Chipr26




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