Lake Poygan, Winnebago County

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8/14/17 @ 5:42 PM
BoomBayCabanaBoy
BoomBayCabanaBoy
USER since 5/26/17

Looking to toss for pike this week, anyone trolling have some sort of direction? Last I heard Clark's Bay was the place to be.

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7/26/17 @ 3:33 PM
Born2Fish85
Born2Fish85
USER since 1/9/15

Could someone tell me where a good place to launch from to get on poygan. It will be my 1st time fishing poygan how is the fishing been on poygan. I'm looking to catch some walleyes thanks for any info.

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7/23/17 @ 7:41 PM
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lyfelyke
lyfelyke
USER since 8/9/14

MOON PHASE
New Moon

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

two man limit in 1.5 hours. salmos in 5 foot of water. lots of other fish also. great time. no other boats around:)

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7/21/17 @ 7:39 AM
mac da gaff
mac da gaff
MEMBER since 9/23/01

Wondering if the loose weeds have dropped down a little. Last Sat. you couldn't go 100 ft without fouling the cranks with weeds!!!!!! Only 1 small Whitebass for our efforts.

Any one pitching the cane?

Might give that a shot, feel free to message me.

Thanks, Mac

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7/16/17 @ 9:37 PM
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PoySippiFisherman
PoySippiFisherman
USER since 3/27/02

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

Fished this weekend trolling, 17 fish in 2 days for the 2 of us, all eaters with one 20 incher. Salmos were the ticket... again!


Years ago, like 15 years ago, hotntots, jr thundersticks, waley divers, shad raps, jointed rapalas, Smithwick ratlin rogue, matzuo, sparkle tails, and cleos used to be the ticket. Lately those baits don't see the light of day cuz they stopped producing. Thundersticks occasionally work but salmos are better, often all 3 salmos in the same color is what i run. Funny how things change. 

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7/16/17 @ 7:33 PM
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mattyice44
mattyice44
USER since 1/6/16

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Fished Saturday and Sunday. Planer Boards with a lot of different crank baits. We caught a few but very spread out . I know the idea is to find a bait, depth and speed that works and try to repeat that but I had a question for everyone.

Besides Flicker Shads and Salmos do you guys ever have luck with other cranks?

I have had good success with the Storm hot and tots in Canada, but not so much here on Poygan. I also tried smash shads and not much luck. Do you guys find success with any other crank baits besides the usual. It seems like when I deviate from the normal popular colors or styles to try and show them something different it doesn't end up working.


Thanks!

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7/15/17 @ 7:08 PM
Hunterandfisher4life
Hunterandfisher4life
USER since 5/15/11

Depending on how much wind they do tend to stack up on the windward side of structure due to the waves rolling and creating a current. I don't know if this works for poygan since there's no set structure areas other than the canes, Indian point and another under water point I know of. The main reason you troll with the wind is 1. Easy to control the boat 2. Easier to control the speed 3. Have everyone going the same direction. It takes 3min to bring in your 6 line's with two people and about 5min to get them put back out. So under 10 min you should be set up to take another pass through an area. 

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7/10/17 @ 7:02 PM
PoySippiFisherman
PoySippiFisherman
USER since 3/27/02

You'll also spend more time fishing where active fish are located.  Once you find a few fish you have a spot to target. Running back over that spot again usually produces results. If not, troll on. There's been many days where my limit came from 5 short passes of 1/4 mile or less. Hit the spot, catch a walleye, go back, repeat!   

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7/10/17 @ 5:28 PM
TrollingForWalleye
TrollingForWalleye
USER since 1/14/02

 I don't understand. Poygan is a East/West lake  if you troll north to south you will spend more time with lines out of the water after trolling 1/2 hour,pulling up and running back to start over.

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7/10/17 @ 5:11 PM
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G&E
G&E
MEMBER since 9/8/11

MOON PHASE (98%)
Waning Gibbous

Fishdreamer you are correct troll with the wind. I don't know about fish facing that way but when running boards it keeps everything the same. Cutting cross wind one side will run slower than the other and you won't be able to repeat what's working. Any wind I only run downwind and will dodge around everyone else. Trolling is about repeatability.

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