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Viszla-Terrier
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FISHING REPORT
9/20/14 9:08 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
Fished three days this week. Tough bite for myself and the few Ive been with. Ive been skunking, they have been been getting panfish and smaller LM/SM from in near shore out to 30'. Plastics, crankbaits, topwater. From the military academy, to Williams bay, to the narrows, to the flats.No patterns to speak of for us, just glad to be out. Wind was goin pretty good today. If anyone wants to offer a suggestion, Id gladly accept a PM.

Lets stop eating our own about the muskie stocking. Nothing can be done about whats already been put into the lake. Take it up with the DNR if you want, or create a separate thread away from the fishing reports section. Theres bigger problems with all the non fisherman who conduct themselves in reckless manners and illegally harass fisherman.

Good luck.

Fishin Deep
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9/20/14 6:09 PM CST
Sounds like a great way to thin out the Rock Bass!! Cool

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9/20/14 9:50 AM CST
Deerhnter, I would've sent this via PM, but yours is not available.

Not sure whether you have ever fished on Lake Geneva much or at all, but I'll be the first to say to you that this 'balance' you speak of is there by your criteria. The panfish are quite large, if not huge at times and the numbers of large bass is amazing.

I would say that sufficiently fits your definition of 'balanced'.

deerhntr1985
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9/20/14 9:27 AM CST
this is not a report. just my thoughts on the idiots who think muskies and northerns kill everything. first of all there has to be a predator/prey balance. look what happens on lakes with no toothy critters swimming around. sure you will catch bluegills and bass but they are nothing but 5 and 6 inch gills and 10 inch bass. they become stunted. they pose no threat to your bass and walleye fishing except a lost lure from time to time. and if you ask me, if you do hook into 1 while using bass or walleye gear its a blast and a fight that a world record bass or walleye couldnt give you. any muskie i catch will be swimming after a picture. may keep a northern for table fair but only if its just above the size limit. any larger ones will still be swimming

Esox23
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9/20/14 9:03 AM CST
Well Sinko, laughing your butt off about the video and a blatant conservation violation and ethically wrong choice as a sportsman says a lot about your character.

Yup muskies eat walleyes. Yup they eat bass. Especially the one you're reeling in. Why? They're oportunistic feeders. Why some walleye guys say the muskies are eating all their walleyes.. At this point I'm done tryin to convince someone who is so narrow minded and has their mind made up. The sky is not falling and the bass/walleye/whatever fish populations will be just fine on Lake Geneva.

Let's Go Fishing
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9/19/14 5:03 PM CST
muskies are a great game fish, i never target them, that said tho i suggest puttin on those steel leaders, as we have been bit off more than i`d like to say, specially my buddy Brian. last year sstarted a trolling pass, soon as my crank got down, gone, put another one on same thing, gone. i have not got bit off to often, but last week spinnerbait, gone, Brian on the other hand gets bit off at least once a night. good luck, good fishing, Woody!! Lips Sealed

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9/19/14 3:51 PM CST
Pewaukee Lake has more muskies per acre than any other lake in the state, and it's been that way for years. The largest smallmouth caught in WI history was caught on Pewaukee Lake this year (released, so was not the official state record). Your Geneva smallies will be just fine.

JeffC
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9/19/14 1:35 PM CST
Anybody know how Walleyes for Tomorrow guys are feeling right about now with all the fry they have let loose in the system. They logged a lot of hours trying to make this lake a better fishier. Keep up the good work people I love this lake and not the Jet Ski's

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9/19/14 1:30 PM CST
Nicely put jams... As far as the pike they may be down but there not out. Here's a solid 40 from the other night that my buddy landed trolling a little deeper than our norm.

10lbi
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9/19/14 1:15 PM CST
Let them Muskies chow on the rock bass, plenty of forage in the lake,my only question is what will happen to the Northern Pike population, it seems to me that they are down from past years. Will muskies muscle out the pike even more?

bjamz
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9/19/14 1:03 PM CST
Let me start by saying I am neither for or against muskie in Geneva.... If they are there...fine...if not...fine, but there is a lot of info flying around and for some reason I feel like putting my two cents in. Muskie John is correct in saying there are studies that show that muskie have no effect on gamefish, but to the contrary there are also studies that show they can have an adverse affect ... It's situational to the body of water. Simply put bigger fish eat smaller fish... In a large lake like Geneva this is not as much of a concern; where as a smaller lake like butternut almost all you have left is muskie. Put em in and the lake is gonna do what is gonna do... Nature has a way if working this out. Fish populations and age classes always oscillate and they will continue to do so.

Esox23
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9/19/14 1:01 PM CST
Anyone stating musky stocking will destroy the bass/panfish/etc. fishery is doing so with personal opinion and NOT scientific evidence. Comparing muskies to wolves? Really? Case in point. These are the same guys who take home their buckets of fish every day but look to blame someone else when the populations go south. Many scientific studies available demonstrating co existing populations of all these fish. Also a few showing results that musky eat a fraction of gamefish like bass/walleyes, like 1-3% if I remember correctly from the one recent study.

Will the fishing change? Probably. Studies have shown size structures change as in not as many but larger individuals. Location is also a big one. Predators like bass are no longer the apex and will have to occupy different areas. From what I've experienced its usually they go deeper. But when anglers go out expecting to find them in the same places and they're not, the blame is placed on the muskies eating them all. Anglers will have to adapt for sure. Lots of world class walleye/bass fisheries with great musky populations: Mille Lacs, Leech, Green Bay, etc..

Musky_john
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9/19/14 12:37 PM CST
As you can tell from handle you know what my vote is... Bring them and more... I agree with the others on bait fish Muskies will only help keep them in check ... As far as Muskies ruining any sport fish population... Do your homework! Studies have shown little to no impact to sport fish populations... Can you say Lake St. Clair? Huge Muskies... Huge Smallmouths... Maybe the muskies will grow to astronomical proportions and start feeding on the Jet Skiers & Water Skiers... Now that would be great... The only remaining problem would be inconsiderate pleasure boaters... Big Smile

Bring on the ski's

Sinkoslinger
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9/19/14 12:37 PM CST
Open the chicken coop and let in the lions! These are not pan fish ,but apex predators!! Wis dnr should email everyone with current fishing license and allow them to vote. Have independent firm count the votes! Duck!! Here comes another 2x4 flying threw the air! Coudn't hear it with all the wolfs chewing!!

seahag
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9/19/14 11:40 AM CST
My vote is for more muskies in Lake Geneva.

There is so much forage in Lake Geneva it won't hurt the bass fishery.

This will truly be a world class fishery for all fish .

I wish they would had started stocking 20 yrs ago. Someone finally heard my prayers!

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