Lake Poygan, Winnebago County

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9/15/16 @ 7:20 AM
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prairie sport shop
prairie sport shop
USER since 5/18/14

MOON PHASE (98%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Spent about 2 ½ hours mid day trolling 6-7 fow with raps with no luck. One catfish made things interesting for a few minutes. Water was running 73-75 degrees at the surface and it's still pretty green. Clarity wasn't much more than 1 foot. Winds were almost calm. 

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8/26/16 @ 2:00 PM
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Matt_Man
Matt_Man
USER since 6/9/05

MOON PHASE (33%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

We ended up fishing off the pier due to the winds earlier in the week. Caught bass, bluegill, sheepshead, carp, perch, and carp. Great size on the perch and average for all the others. Bottom was pretty much mud with minimum weeds or structure. 4-6 fow.

Fished with slip bobbers & crawlers off the bottom gave us the best, and most consistent success. Fished seemed much better from dawn til the sun hit the tops of the trees. After that fishing slowed down but was enough to keep the kids interested for the week.

We stayed on the far north end of the lake on the west shore. Only saw 3 other boats on that part of the lake in the 4 days I was out there.

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8/20/16 @ 11:04 PM
Walterchaser
Walterchaser
USER since 6/14/16

Hey Matt Man. You don't need or want a big motor for the north shore anyway. Poygan is very shallow. Sounds like you might be staying by Boom Bay but your directions seem to be kinda off. Lot of fish hang out there in that western bay. Also if you cast the docks and boat lifts you should hook into some northern or bass. Along most of the north shore if you go out a few hundred yards from shore you should hit 4-5 feet deep and the weeds suddenly let up. You can bobber fish or cast there. Good luck and if you don't catch anything just move a few feet til you do find em. Spent a lot of time on the lake northern fishing in the past and haven't hooked into a musky accidentally.

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8/20/16 @ 10:32 AM
Matt_Man
Matt_Man
USER since 6/9/05

Going to fishing here later tonight and the first half of next week with my 3 kids. Never been to this body of water and looking for some tips to put them on some fish. We have a boat but no big motor so unable to go too far or troll. Staying on the north shore near the boat landing that is to the west of where the Wolf river dumps in.

Any advice would be great, feel free to PM me if you don't want to post it here.

I will be casting, most likely in vain for either pike or muskie but want to get the kids some white bass, panfish, or walleye to keep them happy. We are a C&R family if that helps any.

Thanks!


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7/28/16 @ 5:56 PM
mpp
mpp
USER since 11/30/14

After dropping dump trucks in poygen and winnabgo with 1 death.They don't  do it during the winter anymore

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7/27/16 @ 7:02 PM
mr harris
mr harris
USER since 3/1/12

 Hunter,  they are just starting to put in a rock wall that will eventually go all the way to the cut.  What they are doing now with the barge and the trucks is most definitely inefficient, a waste of time and money.   This should be done in the winter.....   but it finally is happening after many years of planning.

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7/26/16 @ 12:15 PM
Hunterandfisher4life
Hunterandfisher4life
USER since 5/15/11

Does anyone know if they are putting under water reefs out here or just putting the break wall up by the mouth of the river?

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7/14/16 @ 4:17 PM
Mr. E
Mr. E
USER since 7/24/14

I have a chance to take my 6 year old out on Saturday morning, and was wondering if anyone has any information about water quality (weeds, alge, etc) or suggestions on harness color or flickers or where to try. Please let me know if you think if it's even worth the trip. Any info would be really helpful. Thanks.

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7/2/16 @ 7:13 PM
Itsallnewtome
Itsallnewtome
USER since 6/15/16

Hi all.  Just wondering how the catfishing on the lake is.  Coming up at the end of the month and looking to catch something big.  Thanks.  PM if anyone wants.

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6/28/16 @ 10:50 PM
FISHING REPORT
dkeehn12
dkeehn12
USER since 1/10/14

MOON PHASE (39%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Pulled boards in 8 fow for a few hours tonight only managed one 17" eye on a fire tiger flicker shad. Lots of weeds! 

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