Took advantage of a trip to the in-laws in Menasha and fished this morning from 7-noon. Hot and calm made it real tough but we managed 3 bites and landed 3 nice keepers. All fish came out of 14-16 FOW, 1 one a RipShad 200 80ft back, the other 2 on a crawler harness. Planning on hitting it again tomorrow morning.
The floating fish you saw appeared to have "rounded" tail points. This is typical of northern pike. I can't say for sure, but that would be my guess. Muskies have more pointy tail points. But that being said, there are muskies in Winnebago.....
MOON PHASE (92%)
Got out about 9:30 Thursday morning in search of schools in the mud. Picked up a couple of 19" walleyes by noon trolling Hot-N-Tots 2.3 to 2.6 mph. Ran across a large predator floating. Faded markings lead me to believe it was a musky. Fish was about 40 inches long. Wind direction was switching from South to East and back, which didn't help let alone the bugs were a pain when the wind would calm down. Surface temp was near 75 when I left. The water will warm even more with the high temps this weekend which should put the fish on the feed.
The flies have really decreased in the last couple days but there are still a lot of them around. Wednesday I noticed three distinct types of flies in quantity.
I think the weekend should be a lot better.
i caught a few white bass around the mouth but I wouldn’t say they’re staging. (More goats than white bass)