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DEAN ELMER
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3/24/15 5:47 AM CST
Guided the weekend before last for the Bruce High School Ice Fishing Team out of R&R Bayview. In attendance were Paige, Blaine, Justin, Brandon, Corbin, James, Kyler, and Alex. Lots of fish were caught and was a mixed bag of fish. Larry their Principle and Bob an employee of Bruce H.S. were also there to chase tip downs and Jig. We caught about 8 northern while fishing for panfish. Paige caught some of her biggest crappie ever and Justin caught the biggest at 12.5 inches. We grilled out brats and burgers and soaked up some sun.

On that Sunday I guided Dan, Amy and Sharron for crappie. By noon we had almost 65 keepers on the ice.After lunch it was much slower. We picked up a couple more keepers but most were small. They were hitting very well and on dead spikes.

Last Tuesday I guided Gary and Harold from Fall Creek for panfish. I t was windy and made it a no go to move. We held out and caught fish but it wasn't the same action as Sunday. We had to work hard but we ended up with a nice bucket of fish.

Fished open water down south for walleye and was nice to put some eyes in the boat again.

Call or E-mail to book a trip for the coming open water season.

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3/15/15 5:34 PM CST
took a ride out by the mighty chip yesterday. the bridge is done. starting to open up in spots, but man does it need some water! Worried

TOM BOLEY
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3/15/15 8:47 AM CST
Fishing has still been great on the Chip. Moores bay has deteriorated but Hay lake is still solid as far as ice goes. Driving off of dun rovin and treelands is still safe. The wind and somewhat cool nights has kept the lake from getting super watery on top. Overall ice is a lot better out there than I would have thought. Still plenty of ice for four wheeler travel up there. Of coarse always use extreme caution while on the ice!

The bite seems to be better in the morning. Jigging spoons tipped with waxies has been the go to. Fish way up in the water column to attract the most aggressive fish. Here is a short video from a few days ago outlining the smaller tips and tricks that get more fish on top of the ice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAe61B8fqGc

DEAN ELMER
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3/11/15 5:57 PM CST
Lots of ice with melting snow turning to slush. Getting off and on was still good but I could see it getting bad quick. Atv travel is the way to go now. Stakes are being pulled off trail. Fished today and found some nice crappie from 15 - 22 fow. Some of the big ones were suspended 6-12 ft down and some coming off the bottom.

Deano

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3/11/15 11:16 AM CST
If it's anything like nelson bring rubber boots or your waders. Buddy of mine said that they are stating to bring the lake level up. That might affect the conditions by weekend.

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3/11/15 10:58 AM CST
Tom, I am looking to come up on the weekend. I would imagine there is plenty of ice but how are the conditions on top of the ice? Pretty slushy or is there still snow?

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3/10/15 11:28 AM CST
Fishing has been great with this warming weather! Had a couple of groups out over the weekend. Crappie are still very active in wintering holes. On Saturday we really got into some good ones in the morning. We used gold slenderspoons tipped with waxies. That evening fish wanted smaller jigs tipped with one waxie or euro. Sunday was a bit slower and required more sorting. Still no problem getting plenty for a fish fry! We also lucked into a couple of walleye which was fun to watch on light line. One was about 23 and the other was around 26. Both released of course.

Still lots of ice out there and plenty of time to get out on the chip this winter!

DEAN ELMER
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3/9/15 5:46 AM CST
Fished and Guided last week with good action on the crappies. Friday I guided Don from Chaseburg, WI for crappie on the Flowage. We caught about 60 fish total keeping 15 crappies between 10 and 11 inches. Don landed a 25 inch northern that gave him a fight on light line.

Saturday was out with two friends and we caught lots of crappies keeping 25 for the pan. Lots of sizes to sort through. We caught them on minnows on tip downs and also jigs and waxies. Plastics also work.

Good travel conditions at this time and some good weather ahead. If you want to get out during the week give me a call. My calendar for open water season is filling in fast so give me a call to book a trip.

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3/1/15 1:26 PM CST
Crappie action has been great. Fishing in 17 to 30 foot holes outside of spawning bays/creeks.Had a group of 4 out on Friday for about 3 hours and we caught close to 100 fish. Gold baits have been the keys. In most locations the fish are stacking up 8 to 12 feet down. Our top presentation has been a gold slenderspoon tipped with waxies and ripped aggressively far above the depth of the fish.

Fishing jigging raps high in the water column is a good way to weed out larger fish. We are getting a lot of fish in that 8 to 12 range. Fishing should be getting really really good in the next couple weeks.

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3/1/15 11:11 AM CST
We fished for crappies all day yesterday with moderate success. We set up in about 17 feet water and fished the whole day in the shack because of the wind. We ended up catching 5 or 6 nice ones with some smaller ones mixed in.

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2/24/15 6:56 AM CST
Fished yesterday and started at 8am and the fish were biting right off the bat with 15 keepers up to 11 inches. After 9 am it slowed down. The wind picked up and the crappies slowed right down. Caught another 15 or more the rest of the day but most were small. Had to dowmsize to catch those. Here's a pic of a nice fat crappie. All fish released.


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2/23/15 9:14 AM CST
Ice Depth: 26" Conditions: Partly Sunny
Got out this past Saturday with a couple of clients Crappie fishing. With all this cold weather lately, Saturday bite was pretty hot. Only fishing the afternoon, we managed to ice well over 30 fish and keeping 25 and missed our share to boot. Most of the action came on tip downs and minnows. We were fishing anywhere from 8 to 15 down, over 20 FOW. With only a high of 17 Degrees, you had to constantly maintain cleaning/skimming the holes in order for tip downs to be effective. A little more work being outside to man them, but it paid off.

On another note, the trolling issue for the Flowage is off the table until 2016.

With March right around the bend and warmer temps to follow, now's the time to book your trip and get in on some of this ice fishing fun!

Tight Lines! TC

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2/23/15 8:28 AM CST
Thanks for the info.

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2/23/15 8:24 AM CST
Travel is pretty good on the lakes. Just keep in mind that there are some pretty good drifts if you get off the main paths. Have a shovel with. Also, I don't recommend driving at all on the Flowage with a truck.

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