Lake Poygan, Winnebago County

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5/4/16 @ 6:21 PM
wootnshoo2
wootnshoo2
USER since 7/17/10

Thanks for the answer Tim, I can only hope that we never find out the ramifications.

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5/4/16 @ 1:11 PM
t_campy
t_campy
USER since 5/4/16

Thanks for the question, wootnshoo2. In the short term, knowing the distribution of round goby will help inform management decisions of the Lake Winnebago System (status of the Menasha Lock), and it can help direct prevention and education resources to where they are most needed.

Unfortunately, like with most invasive species, once they are present it is difficult to eradicate them. While flat out eradication might be unfeasible , different management options to limit their impacts might exist depending on where they are found and in what densities they are found (and that's a big if they are found).

Managing round goby in inland systems is something relatively new for us aquatic invasive species people. The country as a whole has done a good job at keeping them in the Great Lakes - there are only a few inland lakes in the country that have round goby. Hopefully we can keep it that way!


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5/4/16 @ 9:41 AM
wootnshoo2
wootnshoo2
USER since 7/17/10

Tim, if round gobies do invade the system, is there anything that can be done to alleviate the problem or is it just; "thanks for letting us know" JV

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5/4/16 @ 8:58 AM
t_campy
t_campy
USER since 5/4/16

Just trying to spread the word ahead of the fishing opener - report any round gobies caught on the Fox River, Lake Winnebago, or any upriver lakes. As of today, round goby have only been captured below the Neenah Dam in Little Lake Butte des Morts. You can report gobies using the DNR’s online reporting tool: http://goo.gl/0AG2bC

If you are unsure if you caught a round goby, you can use the Wisconsin Fish ID app to help you identify your fish: http://goo.gl/bmaHb9

And finally, if you are in a sharing mood, the DNR put together a short video to help get the word out and provide links to resources. Please share it with friends: https://goo.gl/4Y3ud2

Thanks in advance for your help and tight lines!

Tim Campbell

Invasive Species Specialist

UW Extension

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5/1/16 @ 7:54 PM
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Jonny Rocket
Jonny Rocket
USER since 1/8/02

MOON PHASE (33%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
46° - 50° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F
Fished Poygan on Saturday. Trolled cranks slow. Had three walleye in the mid 20's with the biggest being 25" and one smaller fish at 17". The bite will only get better as the water warms. All fish still swimming to be caught again.

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5/1/16 @ 6:12 AM
Gaza55
Gaza55
USER since 5/14/09
Does anybody try and target musky out here?

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4/28/16 @ 9:07 AM
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old bay boomer
old bay boomer
USER since 2/4/13

MOON PHASE (65%)
Waning Gibbous
After being down south for 4 months I`m having trouble staying warm in Wisconsin. When will it get warm ! Yes this is a fishing report and I`m really having trouble watching guys keeping the 8" Walleyes !!!! No I`m not on the lake yet, still struggling on the river with white bass and staying warm but will be on the lake next warm day with some wind.

So fellow trollers lets show those idiots on the river we can do better than 8" walleyes , that goes for you guides also!!

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4/26/16 @ 11:47 AM
mattyice44
mattyice44
USER since 1/6/16
Hey guys just have a question. I know there has to be some panfish, crappie etc. on Poygan. As it's not the typical smaller north woods type lake I was wondering how to target these fish out here. Last year I tried finding some little inlets and around the lake where people keep their boats and casting toward docks etc. Do you guys have any experience or tips on fishing for bluegill perch and crappie. Not looking for anyone's hot spot just some ideas to try in spring.

Thanks in advance and hopefully it warms up soon!

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4/20/16 @ 1:45 AM
boniboy15@gmail.com
boniboy15@gmail.com
USER since 8/4/13
Not a report, but does anyone have water temp for the lake? Hoping to get out soon if the temps are decent.

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4/18/16 @ 8:36 PM
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219stat
219stat
USER since 5/2/15

MOON PHASE (89%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F
Fished Sat 11 to 5 with only a small catfish on a crawler harness to show for it but it's early yet.

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4/18/16 @ 1:48 PM
dcslinger4
dcslinger4
USER since 11/25/14
Just an FYI, I was out at my cottage yesterday finishing up my dock, and I can confirm that the dock is in at the landing off MM where the Duck Inn used to be. I didn't see many boats out on the lake but when I dropped the boat in and went for a little ride, there where a lot of boats just south of the bridge in Winnecone.

I will though plan on being out Saturday morning and Sunday, assuming the wife lets me go Wink Not sure yet on what to fish if I'll be pulling Salmo's or crawler harnesses. Still a week away though Crying

Tight lines!!

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4/17/16 @ 7:31 PM
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eyes,have,it
eyes,have,it
USER since 2/2/12

MOON PHASE (83%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F
I tried trolling sat morning too calm nothing and like you said I think its a little early.

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4/16/16 @ 2:16 PM
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Walleye64
Walleye64
USER since 9/22/09

MOON PHASE (75%)
Waxing Gibbous
Trolled today got one 23" walleye and 3 WB. In two weeks it should be good!!

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4/14/16 @ 7:21 PM
Walleye64
Walleye64
USER since 9/22/09
Anybody trolling this weekend? I think I'll give it a shot Saturday

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4/13/16 @ 12:30 PM
Cap'n
Cap'n
USER since 2/19/05
Just curious if the dock is in at the County boat landing where the old Duck Inn used to be?? I would like to launch there tomorrow if the dock is in. Thanks

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