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crawdaddy
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4/30/16 10:42 PM CST
Stay closer to Stevens point if you want to fish this stretch. Isn't Burhops by Lodi/Okee?

LJD
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4/30/16 9:22 PM CST
Going fishing May 15 to 19. Staying at Burhops. Any suggestions?

theefisherman
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4/30/16 8:58 AM CST
Put the boat in yesterday at west river and drove up to the point dam. Fished south of the train bridge with one 12 inch walleye to show for it. A few people on shore fishing saw one catfish caught.

crawdaddy
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4/29/16 11:52 PM CST
Check your messages wild...

Wildstyle
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4/29/16 11:04 PM CST
Does anyone know of any good backwaters in the Stevens point area to try for crappie? Shore spots preferably because I don't have a boat. Thanks in advance

brtn610
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4/25/16 8:05 PM CST
I have had similar experiences as those that have already posted. One day in early April this year a buddy and I fished below Dubay dam from shore. I fished a jig and plastic while he fished a jig and minnow. I had 9 fish total, 4 legals and one slot 26.5", while he had 13 fish, but only 1 legal.

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4/25/16 7:31 PM CST
Some good information being given. A guy I worked with once told me that he used a jig, twister tail and minnow all the time during the spring and got his limit many times. I tried it and I started to get more legals. I probably should use bigger plastics. May try that next time out.

Bubba1
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4/25/16 7:07 PM CST
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I'd agree, there are some days on the river where every fish is legal. Sat was almost one of those days. 7 eyes total, three legal, and one slot. Legals came trolling cranks, then switched to jigging after the bite died down. Larger baits do keep the small ones away, unless you like to catch 14 inchers all day.

theefisherman
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4/24/16 10:05 PM CST
Ok depends on how many fish you caught that day. By your post saying that you had steady action, I'm assuming you caught 20+ fish all over 15 which is highly unlikely. Yeah if you went out and caught 5 or 6 walleyes and they were all over 15, that'd be more realistic. I've had days like that. This year, probly caught over 100 walleyes with 4 keepers and 2 slot fish. Those 4 keepers and 2 slot fish all came in the same day though.

crawdaddy
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4/24/16 8:36 PM CST
I don't use big stick baits, but I do use 5" plastic. Keeps the small ones off the line mostly. Every time a small one steals a minnow or is caught is time that a proper bait is not working to entice a larger fish. Had a day a month ago where guys near me caught a fish or had a bite at least every other cast, but no or only 1 legal fish. There baits were in the mouths of small fish the majority of the time they were in the water. I used either 4 or 5" kalin. I caught 3 fish in the hour or so I had to fish and all were between 16 and 17.5".

ayeFeesh
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4/24/16 6:07 PM CST
To back up Crawdaddy's post...

My average on the WI river for the past few seasons is usually about 30% legal fish 50% shorts and 20% slot fish.

Days where every fish is over 15" are not super rare.

Thing is if you're using a 1/4oz jig and minnow, well you're going to catch mostly shorts. Big fish do eat bigger baits and my big walleyes (20+) all come on big stick baits.

crawdaddy
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4/24/16 5:41 PM CST
I agree there are large numbers of small walleyes in the river. I have had 50 walleye days without a legal fish below Dubay. And our action was mixed with some northern and catfish, which helped with the steady bite. Call BS all you want but our smallest eye was 16" that day. And, I don't recall ever catching or seeing someone catch a walleye under 15" in the area we fished. In fact, the ratio of slot 20 to 28" fish to legal 15 to 20" fish has been nearly 50/50. I did hit Dubay a few times during the run and about half the fish I caught were legals.

theefisherman
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4/24/16 3:42 PM CST
@crawdaddy,

It's hard to believe that every walleye you caught was 15 or bigger. I've been fishing this part of the river a lot and talk to many people who fish this stretch often and not once has someone caught every fish with steady action over 15. Sure it's not uncommon to catch a limit of walleyes but I'm calling BS on your post.

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4/24/16 2:44 PM CST
I've been out 4 times in the last week. Last Saturday we launched at Galecke and headed up toward the spillway. We got a few bites but no hookups. Did our good deed for the day by pulling a stranded boater to Blue Heron landing. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday fished from shore at Galecke Park. Wednesday fished 6:45 till dark in on off sprinkles and caught 3 small walleyes biggest was 14.5. Thursday fished 6:30 till dark in rain and caught 1 small walleye and 1 smallmouth bass. Saturday was beautiful. I caught a small northern. First time I ever caught 1 on the river. Will try to go again next week.

crawdaddy
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4/24/16 2:27 PM CST
Actually a week ago every walleye we caught was over 15" and several were slot fish that had to be released. Got them on plastics, crank baits, slip bobber rigs, and slip sinker with plain hook and a minnow. Steady action with nice fish. Windy shoreline was the key.

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