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7/3/18 @ 3:11 PM
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parisgood
parisgood
USER since 6/30/09

MOON PHASE (75%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

3 years running now that fishing on Prarie has been poor at best.  plenty showing up finders but getting them to bite was next to impossible.  best catches from talking with others seemed to be fishing the edges of weed beds and tipping hooks with waxies or worms.  some blue gills with marginal size caught while fishing bobers 4' below surface above the weeds.  Caught a number of 10" green carp without trying. 

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6/28/18 @ 9:30 AM
cjones1068
cjones1068
USER since 6/23/06

Coming up next week for a week...How they biting lately? 

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6/24/18 @ 10:29 PM
FISHING REPORT
Dano Grz
Dano Grz
USER since 1/16/15

MOON PHASE (89%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

Just returned from my June trip to the chain. Fishing was surprisingly good considering the storm that ripped through Chetek on Father's day. We caught our limit of crappie and bluegill fishing mostly Chetek and Pokegama Lakes. Except for when we were fishing the structure we caught the majority of the fish a few cranks off of the bottom. Some days they were in shallow water and some days a little deeper but either way the most active fish were near the bottom. We were using 1/64th oz jigs tipped with waxies or gulp minnows fished straight line. Colors varied each day. They favored orange, yellow, purple, or black depending on the day. Caught many medium size fish with many large gills and crappie in the mix. If the weather stays stable the fishing should remain decent. Much better than last year at least.

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6/12/18 @ 10:42 AM
Otter Box
Otter Box
USER since 12/10/14

Illinifish, that’s funny since we’ve only been going up there that same week now for three years and all three years, the fishing has been different due to the fact that the Ice goes off at different times, the weather is never the same leading up to the first week of June and I’m sure there are another half dozen reasons. We had our best year this year of the three years so far, which have all been good. Enjoy your new destination!

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6/11/18 @ 8:54 PM
illinifish
illinifish
USER since 9/21/12

Was at the chain last week. Fishing was terribly slow. I thought last year was bad. Been going the same week for 18 years in a row. Never seen it this bad. Might be my last. 

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6/11/18 @ 8:36 PM
fitch
fitch
USER since 1/4/11

Fished for gills today pm till rain 7 it s pretty slow mo today not real hungry or angry as thrs last week .couldnt find fish shallow .





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6/11/18 @ 6:25 PM
cjones1068
cjones1068
USER since 6/23/06

Have the crappies and gills spawn over yet? And have they moved to deeper water?

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6/9/18 @ 12:44 AM
scrub
scrub
USER since 8/15/06

When it comes to gils males are larger than females on average so don’t get your hopes up that the “big girls” are yet to come.....

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6/8/18 @ 7:03 AM
shanty_man
shanty_man
USER since 1/4/05

The likely cause of the fish kills is a bacteria called Columnaris, which is known to only  infect fish species and is not a health risk to humans.

The bacteria is most prevalent in Wisconsin lakes when water temperatures approach  65-70 degrees from late May to late June.  The bacteria levels increase  after major rainfalls that supply additional nutrients into area lakes which the bacteria  thrives on.

Bluegill, crappies, yellow perch and bullheads are most affected by the disease. Fish stressed from recent spawning activities are made more susceptible to the disease. The  

bacteria erodes the fishes' skin, causing a leakage of the bodily fluids and an influx of  

lake water into the fishes' bodies. 

There is little that DNR or landowners can do to prevent this problem. It occurs almost  

annually on a dozen or so lakes in the four-county area.

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Edited on 6/8/18 7:04 AM
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6/8/18 @ 1:26 AM
Chippman
Chippman
USER since 5/5/06

Late post Hit prairie after the cool down and fish were a little off but they were either big or small got my first 10 incher of the year still swimming, the boys are in shallow waiting for big girls 

Chetek Chain, Barron County Photo
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