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LakeDelavan
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2/13/16 5:53 PM CST
Thinking about heading towards the horseshoe tomorrow from nofkes and was wondering hows the vehicle traffic all I got is my truck and was wondering if it was safe and if there is any major tracks or anything I should be worried about.

TrollingForWalleye
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2/13/16 5:30 PM CST
X2 Go Bingo all you need to know Now could you give me cords and colors..LOL just being funny..Bingo love your reports.. I don't hard water fish much but I will be shoot and run from now on..Thanks guy I'll shout out if I see ya fish on..

jimboV
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2/13/16 12:52 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 0° - 5° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
bingo262 Hey---I've finally figured out why I'm not catching fish----my ice suit is red! Seriously, thanks for the rest of your report, all good advice and appreciated. Smile :

bingo262
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2/13/16 7:06 AM CST
Good Morning everyone,

I noticed a lot of people having trouble fishing lake poygan. Its not that hard to fish. People on this sight are telling you what to do. you have to be ready to move all the time. Move if you are not marking fish, move 10 feet in any direction if they stop biting, and than go back to that hole in ten minutes. MOVE, MOVE, MOVE. In most cases I am making up my mind on moving before most people can set up. It is that easy.

As for baits. Pick out a vertical jig (I use a lindy rattling/flying spoon) in different colors. This year I have three poles set up. First has a clown color, second has a lime green color and the third is a gold color. I constantly changing pools, but never the jig on the pole. I am too cheap to buy minnows, so I go without.

The last advise is this. Wait till 9:00 am if you don't know where to go. Drive on the lake, and look around. Find a very tight group of fishermen and head that way. ( I just pissed off a lot of fisherman). Talk to the people around you, and ask if its alright to drill a hole near them. That is my pet peeve.

I had a guy walk up to me and asked how to catch white bass. I told him to use the hole ten feet next to me, and what bait to use. All of a sudden he became the world best fisherman because he was catching fish right and left. He never said a word to me the whole day. Some times fishermen can be the biggest jerks.

I fish most weekend. I drive off the shore on a white four wheeler, wearing a gray ice suit. The fish never see me coming Big Smile Big Smile. If you are having trouble or want to say hi...just look for me Lips Sealed

megaswarm seeker
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2/12/16 8:47 PM CST
Speaking from my own experiences poygan is a tough cookie to crack under high pressure. I like cloudy days and low pressure. I don't even bother with it anymore unless the conditions are right. I'm sure they can still be caught, but odds are not in your favor.

Earlybird
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FISHING REPORT
2/12/16 7:58 PM CST
Fished from 8AM to 1PM. Fished out of the side of my truck and kept moving every 15-20 min. and only managed one 3" fish. Had a hard time even finding spots with marks. Lots of Shacks being put out, but not may fishing out side in the cold and wind!

Thefishburglar
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FISHING REPORT
2/12/16 7:20 PM CST
Tried an assortment of lures. Marked a ton of fish. Couldn't get anything to hit. Just one of those days?

"da bean"
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2/12/16 6:54 PM CST
fish-slayer says it with his post with honesty. My thought also would be I sometimes try an area I fished lets say at 7 a.m then go back to the prior area at noon. having a sandwich at old holes can pay off. just stay safe...have fun...

Fish hunting
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FISHING REPORT
2/12/16 4:26 PM CST
Ice Depth: 19" Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 11° - 15° F
Absolutely sucks. Between the wind and the cold I believe that it shut all the fish down. Got out on the lake at 6:00 AM and left at 4:00 PM. Cold front shut them down.. Dull Puke

Fish-Slayer
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2/12/16 8:57 AM CST
Family check PM

hockeyguy39
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2/12/16 8:52 AM CST
My take on it is more scent and a smaller bait/profile. Fish seem to prefer smaller baits at this time of the year.

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2/12/16 8:35 AM CST
Fish-Slayer

You brought up minnow heads, I'm just curious why a minnow head and not the entire minnow? I've seen this mentioned before and being that I still have a lot to learn, I was wondering what the advantage of using just the head. Thanks

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2/12/16 7:52 AM CST
Poygan is probably one of the easiest lakes to fish because it is shallow with little to no structure. I think that the people who struggle are those who are not willing to move, change things up, and over think it.

Not marking anything is the easy part, you need to move to find fish. If I am not marking fish within 15 mins, I am gone. Once you start to mark fish, is when it can get difficult. You need to figure out what presentation they want (do you need to bang it in the mud, are you jigging aggressive/slow, do you need to have it high in the water column). If you can get fish to chase and not hit then you need to change baits. When I am out there, I have 3 rods all with different baits and colors (raps and spoons) tipped with wax worms or minnow heads.

As mentioned before, if you can put in a little work, the reward can be outstanding, if you dont want to work, hire a guide.

jay_birdys
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2/11/16 11:29 PM CST
Rpm u are correct and u would also like to add that poygan is a lake that has very little structure it is basically a flooded shallow Marsh and coordinance are not going to help you fish are very rarely in the same spot from day to day you just need to stay mobile

regalt45
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2/11/16 10:03 PM CST
Couldn't agree more rpm man!!!! Nothing more annoying than someone just coming out and saying "give me your coordinates " !!!!!! Puke

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