Chetek Chain, Barron County

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8/26/16 @ 5:09 PM
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DaveB40
DaveB40
MEMBER since 3/27/15

MOON PHASE (33%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F
Very disappointing!  Fished Monday thru Friday  (08/22-08/26) and did not catch a one man limit between me and my two fishing companions. Used minnows and you name it artificials.  We even trolled crank baits for 7 solid hours on Tuesday. Used Bandit 200's and Arkie 350's.  Weather was uncooperative with 20 mph wind gusts and steady teen winds! We don't sit still, that is, we try and hunt for the fish.  Others we talked to appeared to have the same luck. Good luck if your planning on coming up this way. Ten Mile lake was covered with heavy algae bloom and Prairie had a lot of algae cover in the early AM until the winds picked up.  Best of luck !!

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8/23/16 @ 10:44 PM
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CrappieNutJustin85
CrappieNutJustin85
USER since 12/6/14

MOON PHASE (66%)
Waning Gibbous

Good evening shore fishing on Prairie today. Sorted through a TON of small fish but ended up catching 8 bluegill/pumpkinseeds for the table in the 2 hours I fished. Chunk of crawler under a bobber was the ticket today.

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8/23/16 @ 3:13 PM
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Vger
Vger
USER since 3/26/15

MOON PHASE (66%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Hit the lake early Monday, it was pretty nice in the morning; light S. winds and the temps were pleasant.  Fished the deeper holes, 8~15 fow.  The bite was on with aggressive fish.  Boated about a doz decent eyes, kept 3 and about 15 11-12" crappie, kept 10.  Mostly used jig and plastic but also jig and 1/2 crawler.  By 2 the wind blow us off the water but that was OK 'cause our arms were tired (we're weak).  That little cool down did the trick, things are back on the up swing.  GL to all and be safe.

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8/22/16 @ 8:37 AM
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pestka
pestka
USER since 12/22/09

MOON PHASE (77%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Raining

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

Tried it out yesterday for about an hour, few nibbles on a bass jig but nothing much. Tried on pokegama and mud but the bass weren't very aggressive. Forgot my panfish bait as I was gunna target both bass and panfish but forgot my bait, oops!

Tight lines 

Pestka 


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8/13/16 @ 10:22 AM
Crappie Killer
Crappie Killer
USER since 7/1/01

Absolutely Rip-drift the same areas and you should do well.

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8/13/16 @ 10:18 AM
rlp
rlp
USER since 5/26/14

For the last couple years I have fished Pairie Lake in June. We have had very good luck drifting around Brumha Island and Elkrins bay. We usually used purple chicken jigs tipped with gulp minnow or wax worms. Can anybody tell me if drifting works as well in the fall as it does in the spring.

We are coming up to Chetek September 10th. If drifting doesn't work in the fall I will be clueless where to fish.



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8/9/16 @ 5:58 PM
Crappie Killer
Crappie Killer
USER since 7/1/01

We have caught them in Prairie lake also.

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8/9/16 @ 5:52 PM
arlo
arlo
USER since 9/29/02

Yes there are Bowfin (dogfish) in the chain. I was with 2 of my friends a few years back and I caught what I thought was a walleye at first. Once I had it up to the surface ready to be netted we realized it was a dogfish about 24" long. At this point they both started signing "who let the dogs out" We still laugh about it to this day.

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8/9/16 @ 5:38 PM
Bigfish1738
Bigfish1738
USER since 6/6/16

Bowfin in the chain? I hear about them but have never really seen one caught, anybody know?

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8/8/16 @ 4:15 AM
Jason_S
Jason_S
USER since 8/8/16

Hello, myself and 2 friends of mine just booked a cabin on Chetek for Mid September. I was wondering if any of you would give us a few tips. It's our first time fishing Chetek or Wisconsin for that matter. We'll be targeting crappie/panfish mostly but also walleye, bass, northern... so basically anything that swims. What do the crappie hit on that time of year? What are bass hitting on then? That sort of thing. Any help is greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

Edited on 8/8/16 7:23 AM
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