Lake Poygan, Winnebago County

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TrollingForWalleye
TrollingForWalleye
USER since 1/14/02

Any cottonwood on the lake. 

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5/24/16 @ 9:46 PM
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rippshad
rippshad
USER since 2/24/14

MOON PHASE (92%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

good day on poygan. casting in 5ft of water.  lot of walleye just had to pick through them.  one 14in,3 around 16 and a 18in kept. hit 5 spots before i found them. when i pulled in to the last spot i noticed some old timers cane polling. good sign! 

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5/22/16 @ 6:31 PM
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Ryan Relien
Ryan Relien
USER since 2/25/15

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waning Gibbous

Spent the day on the water with Bill Lohan and his father Barney. The walleyes bit very well early and slowed as the day progressed. We didn't have any wind all day. The guys jigged up a limit of eaters. Orange and blue were our best color jigs today. After we got done jigging we went trolling. Got a bunch of big white bass. If you want to troll for white bass, put on anything metallic and bump your speed up to 2.5-2.7 mph. May 26th just opened up if anyone wants to get out. Lots of open dates in June. 

(920) 810-6715
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5/21/16 @ 5:50 PM
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Ryan Relien
Ryan Relien
USER since 2/25/15

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Full Moon

Had another great day on the water fished with Casey and His dad terry. We spent our day trolling/jigging / and pulling flies. All methods produced walleyes, but today jigging was best for us. If anyone is interested in getting out for a day of fishing, please give me a call or request a trip through lake-link. 

(920) 810-6715
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5/20/16 @ 12:21 PM
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Hunterandfisher4life
Hunterandfisher4life
USER since 5/15/11

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waxing Gibbous

Went back out again today and did better than the past two days. 3 for 3 for trolling. 2 walleye 13" and 16" and one sheep's head that I never knew It was on till I was packing up. Only kept the 16" walleye for lunch before work. They were tight to the bottom today. I let out enough line to hit bottom then reeled in like 5 or 6 feet of line then put the board on. Definitely the west side is better than the east. 13" walleye hit straight out from dick and rosies "Indian point" and the nice walleye half way from Indian point to the east shoreline. Seen a guy pull in about the same size walleye 3 min before I did. Going back out tomorrow I'm always the first one at Indian point at 5am. Today anything that had lime green on it was the ticket one was on a #4 hornet and #6 crome purple and lime green top.

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5/19/16 @ 3:20 PM
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Ryan Relien
Ryan Relien
USER since 2/25/15

MOON PHASE (96%)
Waxing Gibbous

Had a half day trip booked with Wayne Frederich and Dennis young.  We spent our time fishing several areas on the upriver lakes. Both Poygan and butte des Mortes.  We trolled in 4-8 ft of water with natural colored flicker shads and hornet. We caught a total of 25 walleyes and the guys kept a limit of eaters. Big fish for the day was 20". Also caught some white bass and perch. Water temps increased to the mid sixties by the time we left at 1:00 pm.  I've also been catching a lot of white bass when we switch tactics and target them.

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5/19/16 @ 8:18 AM
mattyice44
mattyice44
USER since 1/6/16

Hunter and Fisher...I also have a small 12 foot boat...Wondering what your set up is like for trolling. My plan is to only troll 2 rods. Do you have any tips/suggestions equipment you recommend?



Thanks!

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5/18/16 @ 12:47 PM
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Hunterandfisher4life
Hunterandfisher4life
USER since 5/15/11

MOON PHASE (91%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

Trolled poygan from 5am till 8am had most of the action just south of the far west cane beds in like 6 or 7 fow. Had a decent fish on but he spit the hook about 25 feet away from the boat. Tried for two hours between the mouth of the river and winneconie no luck so went back to the cane beds and watched a guy boat a 15 or 16 inch walleye while we drove towards each other so our outside boards were like 50 feet apart. Then like 5 min after that I was changing baits out to crome color and had a 45 inch sturgeon hit my other board. Talk about a fun fight for like 10 min. Hopefullyit is calm tomorrow like it was today only have a 12 footer so once little white caps start to show them selves it time to hit it to the hills. Pulled bigger sized flicker shads at like 1.6 to 2 mph the two hits I had were at like 1.8 to 2. Had them about 17 to 30 feet back

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5/9/16 @ 9:43 PM
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AnchorClankor
AnchorClankor
USER since 1/29/12

MOON PHASE (12%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F

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SKUNKED, please explain how the spawn is over.

Fished Shiocton Friday, caught several females, still full of eggs, there were walleye in the swamps and I kept 1 deep hooked milking male.  There were over 12 other boats fishing, everyone had their share of catching, don't know what others kept.  The system is doing pretty darn good if you slow down, take your time, and pay attention to what the fish are telling you.  Chasing crappies next week.

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5/9/16 @ 10:28 AM
Iamthebootman
Iamthebootman
USER since 5/9/16

Funny you should ask. We took the canoe out on kiesows and went towards the mouth of the rat and we saw a school of gar in about a foot of water. Easily visible. I've never seen them before being rather new to fishing but WOW was it cool. 

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5/8/16 @ 9:09 PM
SweatEquity
SweatEquity
USER since 2/24/09

Skunk, 

i wish you knew how silly you are talking. To people with experience it sounds like the only problem is...well...you. Plenty of Walleyes. You are just not looking in the right areas or at the wrong time. I saw your posts on the bago thread and from a guy that has pulled 40 fish of reefs in a couple days, you need to rethink your comments. Reefs need wind- more the better and then they have to be the right reefs for the time of year. Poygan is hit or miss this time of year, because a lot of males are in the rivers still. You can't force feed the fish

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5/8/16 @ 7:43 PM
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Skunked Mission
Skunked Mission
USER since 3/25/13

MOON PHASE (6%)
Waxing Crescent
Trolled every square inch of the western basin with crankbaits, then clear across the lake pulling crawler harnesses over the north side of the Horseshoe - 2 goats and 1 walleye that went all of 5-inches. It is clear that the Winnebago system is totally decimated (over-fished/over-pressured). The walleye have been done spawning for weeks, what other explanation is there?

Edited on 5/8/16 7:44 PM
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5/7/16 @ 11:16 PM
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The Pokey Fisherman
The Pokey Fisherman
MEMBER since 6/15/01

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Trolled the north side of the hole with nothing to show so I headed to Clarks bay and picked up goats, some whites and only one small eye that was twice as long as my bait.

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5/7/16 @ 11:54 AM
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gillfinder25
gillfinder25
USER since 12/17/09

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waxing Crescent

Is anybody catching northerns?? Im looking to get out and target northerns!

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5/6/16 @ 3:14 PM
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Thump55
Thump55
USER since 7/19/04

MOON PHASE
New Moon

Water was anywhere from 60 to 63.5 on Thursday afternoon. I am sure it warmed up a bit today.

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