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wanttofish
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8/30/14 9:17 AM CST
Going to head out tomorrow from the west shore. Probably Jefferson Park. Any suggestions for perch and/or walleyes? Any help would be appreciated.

CAPTAIN TIM EUTING
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8/29/14 8:00 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny
Had a great afternoon trip from 1pm to 6 pm. Tried for perch with very little luck due to the strong south winds. Switch it up to casting and jigging for walleyes and did very well. We landed 15+ walleyes along with some nice whities. Released some 21"-23" as well.

** I still have some weekday and weekend dates open, call or request a trip a.s.a.p **

[This post was last edited on 8/30/14 at 9:05 AM]
Chemist
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8/29/14 5:28 PM CST
Fished with Boogie and Spud. We used to all work together, but now we work in 3 different places so it was a treat to get together again.

Did some reef hopping today, and when fishing from 8:00AM-2:00pm we were able to boat 6 walleye, 2 smallmouth, 2 jumbo perch, one yellow bass and the usual sheepshead.

When we finally found a spot, we had to anchor with 2 anchors, and even then had to re-position every half hour or so. In the end, we had 4 walleye between 15 and 17 inches with one around 13 and one cigar.

The sheeps kept us busy when the walleye did not hit.

It took a lot of searching and very detailed rigging to get the exact amount of lead and crawler chunks to just have it slowly float down to the bottom and VERY slowly return it to the boat.

One walleye was caught on a crankbait casting.

Will be lucky to get another trip to Bago this fall.

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8/29/14 6:40 AM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 76° - 80º F
Happy Labor Day Weekend Everyone!

The last 2 days have been tough for alot of people all around the lake. I have talked to alot of people the last 2-3 days that fish the east side, north-west side and west sides of the lake. Some are getting lucky enough to land right on top of some fish and they are catching some and there are alot of others that are just drowning their baits to death.

East winds are not that good for fishing either, but it beats sitting at home cleaning the house or watching paint dry. Some guys are calling me and asking if they should even bother going out cause of the predicted rain. Well now, that is a "no brainer" to me. "If you got the time, go wet your line"!!

Grab your rain coats, pack a cooler and get out there and find the fish! This is Wisconsin. The weather is always going to change at some point. Take your kids or your friends kids out fishing and teach them something. Wanna sit down, chew the fat and talk fishing? I am here for ya. Just Stop in. I have 6 empty chairs and a large counter top! We can bust out my maps and try to figure out some new spots. I have caught some of my biggest fish right before and into a rain storm. Back in my bass and walleye tournament days, we didn't have a choice to go out or not. We went and found fish somewhere! Alot of times, the fish come up in the water column after a hard rain. They eat all the bugs that just got pounded by the rain. Don't ever be afraid to run shallow in the water column.

Butter worms are in! Hellgrammites aren't going to be in. Also we are having a Labor Day Sale today through Monday night.

Flicker Shad #4's and #6's are $2.75 each! EXCLUDES the customs!

Rippn-Lips Bass and walleye t-shirts are $6.00 Salmos are $5.99

Good Luck and hope to see you guys! p.s: still trying to put some seminars together. stay tuned

Mr. Rippn-Lips


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perch_master
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8/28/14 3:35 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Fished from 5a.-2p. on east side (Fisherman's Rd). Fishing could have been better for me...but at least caught a mixed bag (1 whitebass on a #5 rapala, 2 sheepshead, 1 15" walleye on a crawler harness...gold colored, 1 12" crappie on a jig tipped with fathead minnow, and a fat catfish on a jig tipped with nightcrawler). glad I didn't just wear shorts and a t-shirt out there this morning though...bit on the chilly side.

Hognuts
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8/28/14 11:34 AM CST
Went out of Menomonie Park Tuesday and fished half way between the Legion and the little light house at the edge of the rocks about 12.6 ft. Had 3 in an hour, saw one guy get a lil run of 4 or 5 right away...went south around Streich's and paukatuk and found 5 more keepers. 5 hours. Fished yestersday morning and started around Streich's and finished with 8. fished 3.5 hours. Both days all on hellgramites. Tried redworms and crawlers too but bugs were king. Deadsticking and letting the rods lay on the boat worked best, but u gotta be fast. Did better when it was windy and not good on the smooth water.

Nuts

DangerRanger
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8/28/14 9:26 AM CST
Follow the birds for white bass. Caught about 50 before having enough!!

hockeyguy39
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8/28/14 9:18 AM CST
Dealth with that on Sunday. Got to Jefferson Park in Menasha with my daughter and the waves were rolling pretty good. With that launch not being sheltered and the waves blowing in, I didn't think it was a good idea to try it with a 6 year old. Headed over to Stockbridge and a) the harbor is awesome, and b)while wavy, it wasn't rolling bad at all. Thankfully I'm on the north end, so either side is close. It would suck to be in Oshkosh/Quinney and have to drive around to the other side. But what's another half hour to an hour in a vehicle if it means you get to fish in more comfortable conditions.

[This post was last edited on 8/28/14 at 9:22 AM]
Blkhwkbob
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8/27/14 6:26 PM CST
There are launch ramps on every side of the lake. If you really want to fish, drive to the side that the wind is blowing from. It's not like it's a hundred miles around.

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8/27/14 5:42 PM CST
Fish the east side out of Columbia park 11-14 fow trolling flickers #5 & #7 for the weekend 9 eyes biggest 24.5 in 15 crappies all trolling. Didn't bother perchin there were guys doing it though.

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8/27/14 3:43 PM CST
Hey Jerk. (Kinda difficult for me to address you that way, heh, heh)..

What part of the lake were you on? Prolly toward the north? That's where I've seen the bigger white bass, but not in those numbers. Good for You!!

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8/27/14 11:54 AM CST
Not a report here, but an observation that seems to make a difference. "If the sturgeon aren't jumpin', the perch aren't thumpin'" They feed on the same underwater critters. The only time I've had moderate perch success this year has been when the Big 'Ol Girls come out of the water close to where I'm putting perch grub down Had one grab a tiny floater a couple week's back. I was not prepared for her. Talk about a freight train run.

Jerk
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8/26/14 11:10 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 76° - 80º F
What a great day!!! Caught 60-70 white bass in 1 hour and kept 17 which was more than enough to clean. Every Cast for over an hour before we lost light and said enough!!! Average length 14-15" What a BLAST!!!!

Wall-ize
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8/26/14 9:03 PM CST
First time out in months tonight. Jigged and trolled river from the mouth all the way up to 41 bridge. Not much along the lines of catching, but a nice evening on the water. Would give depths and presentations but I would not suggest anyone try to duplicate my results. Fish caught included catfish, northern, whites, sheep, 1 tiny walleye and a smallmouth. Hope everyone else had better luck on the eyes.

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8/26/14 1:30 PM CST
Stitzo Nice job on the perchin! If you do not land on top of them, you may not get bit at all. Been a weird year to say the least. I have been hearing St. Catherine's bay and Rockaway Beach has been really good for perch just to the north of Stockbridge and out from Brothertown also has been good. Deadsticking is the way to go.

Bait: Hellgrammites: I have another guy working on getting me hellgrammites today and tomorrow, hopefully he can find me a pile of em and we can have them in before the weekend.

Butterworms: I also have a fresh batch of butterworms coming in this afternoon or tomorrow morning.

Also have 5 new colors of Flicker Shads in sizes 5 and 7's that just arrived (see picture). I also have some stock color flicker minnows in and the custom painted flicker minnows will be here in 2 weeks.

Happy Fishing! Cool Cool


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