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TODAY @ 1:08 PM
luvh20
luvh20
USER since 1/19/14
fishfillet. You make some very good points.
I need to keep that in mind sometimes.

Personally, I'm in the other camp. Much more satisfying for me learning on my own. 

Getting skunked is just as much a part of fishing as getting limits and trophies.


My only beef with the questions is when someone has just signed up that DAY and they're  doing nothing but asking questions. 

Ya gotta give a little before you take.



EDIT: I missed some of the most recent posts. Cadespa, I was not directly referring to you.


Edited on 6/24/16 1:17 PM
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6/23/16 @ 10:33 PM
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migr8r
migr8r
MEMBER since 2/8/11

MOON PHASE (89%)
Waning Gibbous

FOUND- Trolling rod combo. It had an orange bladed crawler harness on it. Describe the rest of the rod and I'll get it back to you. Found near the cross hatch in the picture. It wasn't in the water long, less than a week I'd guess.

Report- mediocre at best. Not even many whiteys or goats to be at least excited a board went back.

Edited on 6/23/16 10:40 PM
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6/23/16 @ 10:20 PM
Cadespa
Cadespa
USER since 6/23/16

I'd like to use my first post to thank those who post reports on this site. I'm getting back into fishing after moving around for 20 years in the Marines. I'm in SE WI and 2 hours away from Winnebago. I grew up fishing MN waters and didn't think twice when my dad would ask the bait shop or someone landing their boats where they are biting(pre-Internet). Before I haul the family two hours I hope I don't get too much grief for asking the same question on the boards as I will at Tuffys or Fishtales or at the ramp once I get to the lake.

I envy those fortunate enough to live close to walleye waters. Unfortunately for me, if I were to travel a couple hours each way to fish one of the biggest lakes in the country blind I would lose the interest of my 8 year old pretty quickly. 

Again, thanks for the reports.

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6/23/16 @ 9:45 PM
fish hunter
fish hunter
USER since 7/28/01

Yes I agree that the south end of the lake is harder to fish but there are a few reefs and a rock pile as well as a old railroad bridge. With that said I would like to see one of these clubs or contractors work together to make some more reefs at the south end.

  

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6/23/16 @ 8:54 PM
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Guitarfish
Guitarfish
USER since 6/11/16

MOON PHASE (89%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Trolled spinner rigs with leaches and crawlers for a few hours this afternoon in 13-16 ft of water - east side. Water was very clear and was 72 degrees.  The fish seemed to want leaches today. I caught a smallmouth bass, two walleye (16 and 13 inches) and a few sheephead. Also saw packs of what i assume to be white bass surfacing in the shallows. seems kind of early for that though........

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6/23/16 @ 8:21 PM
ihookem
ihookem
USER since 11/29/01

Yes , it is fun figuring it out yourself just like hunting. One thing I wonder about anyones opinion. Does it seem like the south end is not as good fishing as say, Blackwolf and north of there. There seems to be so little structure on the south end and therefore harder to fish. . Does this make sense? 

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6/23/16 @ 5:22 PM
TheDuckMan16
TheDuckMan16
USER since 10/5/15
Hey everybody! heading out on the lake tomorrow for eyes maybe bass and crappie wondering what the bit has been like. Message me haha good luck out there!  

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6/23/16 @ 3:14 PM
sjlep40
sjlep40
USER since 7/3/04

It doesnt concern or bother me in the least if someone asks specific questions on lures, colors, techiniques, fishing editique or the lack there of.   I use this site as a resource just like any other fishing website.  Many fisherman, not all, enjoy passing on what they know or do from their past fishing experiences.  Im 49 and have fished Winnebago every year since I was 12.  I have attended several Winnebago fishing seminars over years and have learn something from every one of them.    Others with more or less experience can learn something from the posts on this site..  Both positive and negative. 

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6/23/16 @ 3:00 PM
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fishfillet
fishfillet
USER since 1/8/13

MOON PHASE (89%)
Waning Gibbous
Winnibassmaster.  Sometimes people like a little help because they might not fish much, don't  have much time to fish like others, or maybe just not good at it.  A little help goes a long way.   A fish less day for people that I just described is not fun.  I help anyone that asks within reason. 

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6/23/16 @ 12:45 PM
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SJB
SJB
USER since 7/16/01

MOON PHASE (89%)
Waning Gibbous
Trollin eyes.  Love your post, and could not agree more.  There is not a majic bait or place on this lake - that I can promise you.  Even a bit that is good on Tuesday, can be dead by Wednesday and you need to adjust.  I have some cranks that are great one day - seems like they are the next best thing, then can't buy a bite again on it all year.  One day it is crawlers, next leeches, then cranks.  Keep trying - that is the fun part.  And when YOU figure it out all on your own, much more rewarding. 

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