Chetek Chain, Barron County

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5/1/16 @ 11:25 PM
wale
wale
USER since 2/12/13
Fished the bridge on Pokagama and did ok should have started there Because the gills were biting as soon as I got there. Got 6. 7 to 81\2

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4/30/16 @ 12:03 PM
fltlndr
fltlndr
USER since 12/25/02
Try lake country marina. It says they rent pontoons and boats.

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4/30/16 @ 11:11 AM
rlp
rlp
USER since 5/26/14
I would like to rent a boat for week 6-11 thru 6-18. Does anybody know where the most reasonable place would be?

Maybe a 16ft boat or smaller pontoon boat.

Really don't need anything fancy it would be more of a back up boat

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4/26/16 @ 9:53 PM
Crawdad68
Crawdad68
USER since 7/24/12
Mathewsman1, Hello! Was wondering what you were seeing for water temps on the chain?

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4/26/16 @ 6:20 PM
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Stratos1967
Stratos1967
USER since 3/9/07

MOON PHASE (82%)
Waning Gibbous
Won't pick up until temps go up. They'll move back into the shallows.

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4/26/16 @ 6:03 PM
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Mathewsman1
Mathewsman1
USER since 12/20/09

MOON PHASE (82%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
46° - 50° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F
Tried this morning in depths from 2'-14'. Caught 1 crappie, 1 pike. Very slow and water temp is down a ways.

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4/24/16 @ 7:35 AM
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Stratos1967
Stratos1967
USER since 3/9/07

MOON PHASE (94%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F
Crappie time! Afternoon bite, in shallow water 3'-5'. Fished a yellow chicken jig under a weighted bobber slow reeling back to the boat. Caught some nice gills also. All females released, kept a few male crappie.

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4/22/16 @ 10:06 AM
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deerfarmer
deerfarmer
USER since 2/7/08

MOON PHASE
Full Moon

CONDITIONS
Cloudy
Cronk, saw your post, the crappies and bluegill are a long way from spawning. They move shallow when the water warms for the warmer water because it increases the food chain,the insects that hatch as the sun heats up the bottom. Also fish are cold blooded so their metabolism(egg building) increases in the warmer bays,long before they actually spawn. I checked the crappies cleaned Sunday and the eggs sacks are still small, same with the bluegills. I looked it up once and both spawn when the water temp is in the 60s, the crappies first. Most years I find bluegills on the beds on Memorial Day weekend, with the early ice out this year they may be earlier, but other then last week April has been cold. Pre spawn fishing can be better then the actual spawn, because the fish are feeding heavy coming out of winter and making eggs.

went back and checked. white crappie spawn at 60 to 65 degrees Black crappie spawn at 62 to 68 degrees Bluegill spawn at 68 to 75 degrees, and can more then once a year. We are fishing prespawn fish this time of year with the water temp in the 50s

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4/21/16 @ 10:28 PM
jimjeremy
jimjeremy
USER since 2/12/12
I am getting fish in shallow water. 2' 4'. Try shallow.

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4/21/16 @ 9:12 PM
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Cronk
Cronk
USER since 4/18/12

MOON PHASE (100%)
Waxing Gibbous
I did not get a water temp. Im guessing from the scattered nature of the fish its still a little cool for the spawn. I could be wrong but that was my observation.

The same pattern is present in the hayward lakes area. They are definitely staged and ready to move en masse.

Will be up again this week. Ill get a temp.

Cronk

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4/21/16 @ 7:35 PM
csbadvisor
csbadvisor
USER since 12/1/09
fowlplay. Keep heading N. from Chetek until you get into NW Ontario Canada. You will find plenty of true walleye lakes. Smile

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4/20/16 @ 11:58 PM
Chippman
Chippman
USER since 5/5/06
Cronk did you get a water temp on prairie?

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4/20/16 @ 9:27 PM
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Cronk
Cronk
USER since 4/18/12

MOON PHASE (98%)
Waxing Gibbous
Spent the day fishing the chain. fished pokegama and prairie. Minnows gulp and lil hustler tubes all produced fish. Best was crappie minnow on a chartruese chicken jig under a float.

Fish were definitely up shallow. Most were caught in roughly 3-5 feet of water with a few being a little deeper. They are pretty scattered from what i found. It seemed you would get 2 or 3 then 20-30 minute lull. The bridge on prairie seemed like it had a better concentration of fish but that might have simply been right spot at right time.

I think if the temps remain in the 60-70 degree range for the next week or two it will be full on crappie time.

Cronk

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4/20/16 @ 6:54 AM
Stratos1967
Stratos1967
USER since 3/9/07
WALE: out on Hwy D just past Gilligans Bar is a fishing pier, the crappie are near the bridge there and it's fishable from the pier. It's Pokegema Lake.

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4/19/16 @ 12:21 PM
CrappieNutJustin85
CrappieNutJustin85
USER since 12/6/14
Caught a ton of walleyes on Prairie this winter while jigging for panfish off a point in 12 feet of water. With access to deeper water right behind me. My advice would be to fish the points, starts shallow and move deeper until you find what part of the point they are holding in. Generally, with eyes it will be the deepest part during the day and moving in shallower as it gets towards dark.

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