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gbell79
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1/28/15 7:24 AM CST
Looking at going on on Chetek today. Looking for any advice on what to use for fishing spots to fish the lake I've only ice fished there once in the past. I went on Lake Chetek on the north side of the island straight out from the landing. In the past I've used moon jigs tipped with waxies. Thanks for any feedback

Michaelo
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1/24/15 11:52 AM CST
Been out fishing for gills out on silver birch and kinda wondering what the go to jig and color out here. I can find the fish and catch a few but not consistently. Thanks for any help.

gaedtke2
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1/20/15 8:32 PM CST
Hey gillpill20, I am sensing your skepticism. If you don't believe me, you could call Nate over at Cro-Bar Taxidermy to verify the weight. He has the fish right now.

Or, better yet, I will be back in Chetek in May to pick up the mount. I could stop by your house to give you a better look at it in person. Maybe I will even let you touch itSmile

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1/20/15 5:10 AM CST
Nice fish and reports guys. As for the shiners. Great bait! Dont let em go. My opinion, you find the shiners the panfish aren't far behind.

Cronk
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1/19/15 11:54 PM CST
Just a heads up. gill pill20 likes to troll the threads asking people to confirm there catches. If you dont have enough photographic proof hell let ya know.

Just go back through his posts. although about 4-5 of them should tell the story.

Stay safe guys and keep em buttoned up!!

Cronk

gillpill20
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1/19/15 11:32 PM CST
Show us the picture of the 9.5 pound walleye! Wondering Sleepy

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Cronk
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1/19/15 9:59 PM CST
Great job gaedtke!! Good to see the system in good shape churning out trophy fish!! Now ive seen narthern and walleye wallhangers come out of prairie this winter. Great to see.

Cronk

gaedtke2
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1/19/15 9:05 PM CST
Conditions: Night Time Air Temp: 31° - 35° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Well, we had a pretty fun weekend on Prairie Lake. We set tipups out on Friday and Saturday and got about 20 or more flags and landed 7 seven fish. A lot of false alarms. Friday we got a 25 inch northern and a 22 inch walleye. Saturday we got another 25 inch northern and a 15 and 21 inch walleye. We also got a nice bullhead.

The highlight of the trip was a monster 28.5 inch 9.5lb walleye!!! Took it to get mounted on Sunday morning. All fish were caught in roughly 5-8 ft of water and on medium shiners. We tried jigging with waxies on and off for a couple of hours total and managed 3 bites and no fish.

WissotaJoeWalleye
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1/18/15 4:42 PM CST
Lake is a mess after yesterday's big ice fishing contest, trash and a few beer cans. I even found a bluegill and a crappie left to waste by a hole that used in the contest yesterday. Ice looked like swiss cheese and it messed the fishing today with all that pressure from 200+ anglers yesterday. I only got 3 crappies this morning.

Dano Grz
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1/16/15 5:53 PM CST
Just a comment regarding the shiners in the chain. I've been fishing the Chetek chain since the early eighties. Once in a while we would catch a shiner will panfishing but it was rare. Two years ago while fishing in mid May shortly after ice out I was fishing Moose Ear with friends and we caught dozens of them mixed in with the crappies and gills. Many were eight to ten inches long. We caught them during the summer and again last year but not in the numbers of that time in May.

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Thorsten
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1/15/15 6:43 PM CST
Hey Load: Thanks for the response last week on catching the large shiners. Showed the picture of the 8" shiner I caught to several people and they couldn't believe it. Welcome home this month. By your handle and avatar, I assume you are jumping out of planes somewhere. Thanks for your service!

Anyone fishing in the Firemans Fishing Tournament this saturday?

gaedtke2
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1/15/15 3:57 PM CST
We are on our way up to Chetek. Gonna stop at keg n kork to pick up some shiners and waxies. Tomorrow we will set some tip ups in the 5 to 8 foot range. We will let you know how we do.

HeyLoad
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1/4/15 8:05 PM CST
Thorsten, those weren't ciscoes you caught, they are shiner minnows. I don't know how they got there, but the lakes are full of them and they're one of the reasons why people pull big pike, bass and eyes out of the chain. I was just as surprised when I got my first one too. Potato has them as well.

I'll be back in Wisconsin at the end of the month. Can't wait to fish my home lakes again this year Big Smile

hunter53089
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1/4/15 6:41 PM CST
Don't know. Just read it in the special regs. above.

fetzeriiif
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1/4/15 6:38 PM CST
Thanks Hunter. I looked it up right after I typed it. I haven't ever fished here, but I would have assumed it was the same as everywhere else. I guess I would have checked before going there though. Do they have it posted at the access?

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