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7/31/17 @ 6:09 PM
FISHING REPORT
Jerry Tipping
Angler's Pride
MEMBER since 12/26/07

MOON PHASE (60%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
Above 80° F

Extremely tough day out on "The Rock" this morning. Jason from Madison started the day jigging and soaking dead rods. Fished from 12-23 feet of water along channel edges, and in the submerged timber and could only manage 6 "shorties", and 1 cat. Trolled as deep as 18 fow, and as shallow as 6 fow, and boated 4 more "shorties", and 1 pike.  

Keep a tight line!!!

Jerry 

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7/31/17 @ 8:07 AM
kilogulf59
kilogulf59
USER since 1/25/07

To all the experienced folks here; I'm wondering if I could get some advice on which Flicker Shad lure(s) works best for you (color, size, et cetera) and how you fish them.

Basically, I'm a live bait fisherman, however, on occasion, I will use lures. My buddy turned me on to Flicker Shads and they seemed pretty good. I need to get some and thus my query.

I predominately fish (for anything that will bite) from a boat on the Castle Rock Flowage off May's Point, the Buckhorn area, mouth of the Little Yellow, Alcatraz Island area, up the Wisconsin River below the Petenwell Dam, and all points between. As I'm sure you all know, there's many snags, so I'm thinking deep divers are out.

Thanks for any and all help.

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7/29/17 @ 11:58 PM
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walleye1987
walleye1987
USER since 6/20/16

MOON PHASE (41%)
Waxing Crescent

Was out last night with my wife and kids. Didnt try to hard. Just tossed slip bobbers out on the south side of the Buckhorn bridge in a 15ft hole. My 4 year old picked up a 14 inch walleye right away. We ended up catching about 15 sheep head in an hour. Not a favorite fish but the kids were sure happy and kept busy. Good luck to all

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7/29/17 @ 8:08 PM
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WalleyeLouie
WalleyeLouie
MEMBER since 9/11/16

MOON PHASE (41%)
Waxing Crescent

Trolled all day today with my wife till 6pm with mixed results.All short walleyes one slot, dozens of sheepshead 3 cats and a few whites.Most came on flicker shads and crawler harnesses only got the sheepshead and a few cats.Tons of pleasure boaters around noon came out and the bite shut off.Grabbed a bite to eat at shipwreck and that place was booming today.The lake becomes a big joke during the mid-day with all the big cigar boats zooming all over.

Edited on 7/29/17 9:06 PM
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7/27/17 @ 10:54 PM
Mark Saemisch
Muzkie Mark
USER since 4/16/10

I took Pastor Bill and Pastor Dick Musky fishing tonight after work. Bill lost two I had one go flying through the air trying to hit my lure and we had multiple other follows and this is the one that Dick got. We had lots of action in a lot of fun.

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7/27/17 @ 12:46 PM
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Mark Saemisch
Muzkie Mark
USER since 4/16/10

MOON PHASE (22%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

A friend and I hit the river part of the lake not too long ago and I caught one musky but I have no picture. He hit the focus ring twice on my camera LOL. So I was quick to pick on him and call him Focus Ring guide service. We had fun. That fish was caught on one of my Saemisch lures. Then we went down river a little further and we were working a weed bed and flat and we seen what look like 10 or 11 Smallmouth attacking the heck out of bait fish. It was a real free for all. Then another night after work down below I took Frank Davis out and he caught a small musky we had some other action as well. That was on a spinner. And then the other night I had Jr and Cooper out for walleye Smallmouth and musky and we got into some Pike as well. The Smallmouth we got on Rebel super poppers. Walleyes were trolling flicker shads. And we had one musky try twice once on a saemisch lure and once on a spinnerbait. If anybody is interested I have openings in August September and October. I will be gone to Canada August 5th Thru the 12th. We also went out with North Fork charters out of Kenosha Captain Kris Davis for salmon I'll share a picture of that as well with me and my family just for fun. Sorry I haven't posted for a while just been busy.

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7/25/17 @ 4:37 PM
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Jesse Quale
greenwaterwalleye
USER since 1/25/09

MOON PHASE (7%)
Waxing Crescent

Bob, From Peoria Heights Illnois, Booked a 5 hour trip for 4 people with me today on "The Rock"

I launched the boat at 6 am, Ran over to wells cabins to pick Bob and his family up from the doc. Water temp was 72.3 in the early morning & around 73 when we left the lake at noon. Wind was out of the east, Around 9 am wind switched to out of the south making for a good 2 foot walleye chop. Water is very dirty on the Buckhorn side of the lake, Wisconsin river east side was a little green north of devils island north to train tracks. South towards boy scout  camp was the cleanest we found today.

Started the morning trolling cranks and boards in 12- 16 F.o.w. We caught a few short walleyes & 1 at 19"

Mid morning we jigged & pitched weedless jigs tipped with half crawler. along the main river channel in 8 -10 f.o.w. There we ended the day with A few nice gills, 2 crappies,1 pike,1 Largemouth Bass, 9 Smallmouth Bass, 10 Sheepsheads & a  bunch of short walleyes.

Anyone looking to book a trip before the kids go back to school, I have July-27th,29th,30th & 31st

August-1st,2nd,3rd,4th,5th and a few dates mid month.

Good luck,Be safe!

Edited on 7/25/17 7:37 PM
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7/25/17 @ 8:18 AM
Battalion38
Battalion38
USER since 7/31/13

Jerry,

Thanks for a great morning on "the Rock".  Your experience on this body of water is outstanding.  Chris, Brian, and I learned a lot and appreciate your willingness to educate us on techniques and locations of fish.  Well done sir. 

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7/24/17 @ 7:37 PM
Jerry Tipping
Angler's Pride
MEMBER since 12/26/07

Well Bob, you have a lot more 's than I have to go out there Boat Bash weekend. Your really going to enjoy it more when you get the Lake-Master chip for your unit.

Today I had Chris, Brian, and Lou out for a morning trip. All three are firefighters from the Chicago area. Chris and Brian are brothers and were out with me earlier in the year and caught a bunch of nice crappies. Todays bite was really tough. The morning started with total cloud cover and a stiff breeze out of the northwest. We tried cranks first in shallow water, deep water, and everything in between and only had 1 white bass, 1 crappie, 1 "shortie", and 1 small mouth bass. Switched over to jigging and soaking dead rods with fat-heads along channel edges in timber with minimal success, moved to the rocks in 14-16 feet of water and the wind switched to the southeast, the wind died, and the sun came out. We went through 4 dozen fat-heads in about an hour and boated over 3 dozen "shorties" before we ran out of minnows to end the morning.

Keep a tight line!!!

Jerry

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7/24/17 @ 9:26 AM
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Eyetest
Eyetest
MEMBER since 7/12/01

MOON PHASE (2%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

We braved the Rock on Saturday the 22nd during boat bash. What a crazy place it becomes. Any how we were able to boat many shorts a couple keepers and a few crappies all in 18 to 20ft. Thanks Jerry Tipping for the trip on Friday a.m. Old dogs can learn new tricks. The lakemaster chip will be here on Wednesday. 

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