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Muskie_manic2004
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8/21/14 8:07 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 76° - 80º F
3 of us went to point Flowage last nite, 4----dark looking for any thing that was hungry,, got few variety's,, Gill,s, perch, bass,,cats,,walleyes, northern < was 28incher,, I got nice 18inch smallie,,last fish of nite for me was 28inch cat,, nice fighting kitty, Big Smile gills,,perch,,walleyes all small,, every thing caught on crawler, even Da northern. no musky plugging saving my arm for this weekend,off to the World musky hunt lake tomahawk Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile

Muskie_manic2004
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8/16/14 8:35 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
ME & Bud went to point flowage last nite, 4---dark,,looking for any thing,, got few Gill,s no keepers, one 12 in crappie, one legal walleye, one nice cat,, but snaped line before got him in,,bummer Sad no plugging for Ski,s,

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8/15/14 2:12 PM CST
Had a fun night out from Galecke last night. Water seemed pretty dirty but managed to find fish near structure. Ended up with the usual small walleyes but did land 2 legals, couple nice perch, and a crappie. Along with 2 14+" smallies. Jigs and crawlers did the trick.

Muskie_manic2004
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8/15/14 11:45 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
ME & Bud been out last 2 nite,s wed, went to Dubay dam ,,very slow,,few dinky Bass,1 Gill, no one seemed be doing good,,even off shore,,last nite went to Galecke,,guys loading there Boat had nice Stringer of cat fish though, we only mustered few Gills, kept 4 make spam wich, few dinky bass,, pluged for Ski,s last Hour,, nadda thing,, there must be Bass league out there on thurs nite,,lotta guys weighing & putting there catch back in,,so certain species seem to be active, Big Smile

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8/5/14 2:49 PM CST
Who cares if he did? It's his money.

Point Muskie Hunter
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8/3/14 9:39 PM CST
Went scouting for the Sanstorm walleye tournament today got four legal walleyes, and some bass and gills. How many fish do you guys think you will need to take 10th place next weekend.

crawdaddy
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8/3/14 11:18 AM CST
Well it was a 17" smallmouth. She also landed 5 others. Not bad for hour and a half of fishing.

crawdaddy
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8/3/14 10:59 AM CST
Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
Took 6 year old out. Didn't care what we caught. Just wanted to catch something. She was awesome. She was casting and retrieving on her own, then......hooked and landed this nice smallmouth all by herself! Wish I could figure out how to post pictures.

Jasonh8227
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8/1/14 9:45 PM CST
Conditions: Night Time Air Temp: 61° - 65° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Sitting just south of point damn thinking of a place to fish seeing the spot we are is taken I would be ecstatic if someone could help us out with a good spot.. Thank you so much for your time

LITGUY49
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8/1/14 11:45 AM CST
Phenom20: Been fishing Wisconsin River near Point for catfish the past few summers. PM me... think I can get us on some catfish!

Ralph

Muskie_manic2004
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8/1/14 8:50 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Water Temp: 76° - 80º F
2 of us went,,last nite looking for ski,s 3--7ish,,,, no active fish,what so ever,, left early mostly due to boat issues, lower unit worn out, Age thing not hitting stuff,, Plus pretty good storm did go thru,,,much needed for every one,,but still spotty,

spots for cats? Hummm no such thing,,lol Don,t like snags etc,,wis river not for you then,,lol we just move from area to area,,lost tons hooks ,,etc,, over the years, it be cheaper to go to restaurant for fish fry then fish the river some times,, but that be no Fun Big Smile

phenom20
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7/31/14 6:11 PM CST
Can anyone give me some hot spots on good cat fishing spots on the river in the point/plover area? I just moved to the Amherst area from new London and the mighty wolf river. And I'm having a hard time finding a spot that isn't full of rocks or snags. I'm looking for any land or boat spots. I've been asking around and most people use the local names for spots. Like on the wolf we call one "the big eddy" lol and its making hard for me to get into numbers of fish. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks! Happy fishing

reefhawg
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7/22/14 12:43 PM CST
The 51"er was caught out of Dubay a week or so ago. I have a picture of a picture on my phone I could send or you can see it on the guides website. hooksetters guide service.

Muskie_manic2004
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7/22/14 9:14 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 81° - 88° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
4 of us went down stream from Galecke last nite...5----dark,, 2 boats two of looked for any species, tough bite few bass,,small, only 1 gill,,& he got chomped,,was reelimg it in,,mid 20,s size northern T--boned it on the retrieve,,snaped the line,, Bummer hopeing get pic was kinda neat, Big Smile 1 very nice cat,,24in,, Other Boat went plugging for Ski,s,, Got 33incher,Oh well its called fishing,,no one said it be easy,, Tounge Out

* note Thxs all who are posting details on Musky history & stocking etc Some one told me 51incher was caught pic in point journal? would lov purchase a copy, for club archives, PM me if tis story is true.. THXS Cool

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7/20/14 10:42 AM CST
The 'True' clears are often a variation of and/or a product of environment, especially in the river here. In terms of naturals, there really are precious few around here, as the Musky population was completely decimated by pollution from Wausau south beginning in the middle 1800's until the Clean Water Act of 1972. Once the treatment plants started up for both municipalities and especially the paper industry, making the paper industry in WI the cleanest anywhere in the world, a lot of the indicator species started showing up again(smallies, muskies, catfish), mostly through stocking. Again, the fish possess a lot more markings when small, and will tend to 'clear' out as they grow in the river. It does seem though, that the naturals up around Wausau and to the north do possess that 'clear/mottled phasing and a lot of entrainment(moving through the systems downstream) is taking place so I'd expect some of those fish to be seen in the Point Flowage.

It would be nice if we could gather some eggs from some of the big fish in Dubay/Lake Wausau and raise them locally. If only our club still had the ability to raise our own fish(cannot afford to with VHS regs on bait gathering).

There are no spotted Muskies in Point flowage. Our club(Consolidated Musky Club Inc.) stocks some of the spotteds on an every other year basis in Petenwell flowage only(we did stock Castle Rock once with them 5 years ago). We are not permitted to stock the spotteds anywhere else. It is exciting to think we can possibly develop a self sustaining population, which is not the case now. Yes, they are spawning, but there is precious little natural reproduction being found on most of the area flowages, and none in many of the local bodies. With better weed growth, water quality, less level flux, we hope this improves.

I wouldn't expect any of the fish stocked locally to have origins in Ohio. I know the fish we stocked/stocked do not and can follow the lineage to a degree, and the Point club has gotten their fish from the same hatcheries we have for the most part over the past several years. The Kalepps fish that Point stocked for years are some of the most notable trophy potential bearing fish in the country. They are some of the WI strain fish that were stocked in Mill Lacs in the 80's that grew to immense proportions, and are gone now for the most part(the WI strain didn't reproduce in Mill Lacs as far as anyone can tell). 12 Apostles in Point gets almost all of their fish from Gollons as mentioned in another post. They are admittedly very spotted/barred looking when young, but seem to 'wash' out as they grow in the river. The point is, the clubs really need to be commended for resurrecting a population over the past 30 years, creating a fishable population that simply wasn't here when I was a kid growing up in the late 70's/80's. The DNR has been stocking a ton of fish as well over the past few years, which has also helped boost this still recovering population.

Good luck!

[This post was last edited on 7/20/14 at 10:47 AM]
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