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7/27/16 @ 9:43 PM
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Fishing Wit Bob
Fishing Wit Bob
USER since 6/10/16

MOON PHASE (42%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
Above 80° F

Fished on the West side near Fondy and up through Oshkosh. Threw everything we had (leeches, crawler harnesses and artificial) at the eyes for a few hours and came up with 12 catfish between 19 and 25 inches and a few sheep.

We decided to switch to bass fishing and headed toward the shoreline for a while, but nothing was happening.

This has been about the same pattern I've seen for the last few weeks. Its getting to the point where even catching white bass sounds good to me (no offence to whitebass fishers, just not my cup of tea).

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7/27/16 @ 9:38 PM
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eyecatching31
eyecatching31
USER since 5/12/16

MOON PHASE (42%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

Went out of Ardy and Eds this morning.  Trolled in 18 feet of water.  I have never seen a constant marking of fish between 12-18 ft of water.  Got 3 nice eating walleyes (18-20 inchers).  Great day on the lake, then the wind died.


Tight lines all

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7/27/16 @ 6:50 PM
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Nick Schumacher
Nick Schumacher
USER since 1/10/05

MOON PHASE (42%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
86° - 90° F

WATER TEMP
Above 80° F

Out again today from 8:00 AM - 12:15 PM. Hot and nasty, with some brief cloud cover relief. We could see dark clouds and storms to the north all morning, but it was hot and sunny where we were. We eventually were driven off the lake around noon when a second round of dark clouds was hitting Appleton and going southeast towards us. A good wind picked up out of the north, and we decided to get off the lake with haste.

Returned to roughly the same area in 17 feet, but only caught two perch this time. Good ones, but only two. Missed several again. Super finicky light bite. We caught the usual dozen sheeps, probably more. Water temps started around 84 and were pushing 85.5 when we got off at 12:15 PM. There was much more green algae today, along with brown gunk near shore.

We had a lot of small lake flies on us and on the boat in a few areas, and there was apparently another fly hatch. You could see the husks/carcasses all over the water. This played a role in the rough fishing conditions as well.

Edited on 7/27/16 6:56 PM
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7/27/16 @ 6:16 PM
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Realbugman
Realbugman
USER since 7/27/16

MOON PHASE (42%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

There has been some discussion as to where you can buy helgramites. There are only 4 places on the West side of the Lake that are always stocked. 

Paynes Point

  1557 Paynes Point Rd, Neenah

Fish Tales

  4050 County Hwy A just North of Oshkosh

Lakeside minimart

  Across from Wendt's on Hwy 45 South of Oshkosh

River Haus

  440 North Brooke St, Fond du Lac

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7/27/16 @ 2:11 PM
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gamehunter
gamehunter
USER since 7/4/09

MOON PHASE (42%)
Waning Crescent

Went out last night fishing reefs on the west side in search of eyes and perch.  We caught nothing except one big catfish and a bunch of sheep.  We then decided to see if shallow rocky areas were holding fish at dusk casting cranks.  We picked up, and released, one 13" eye.  We just can't seem to get on fish consistently on this lake.

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7/27/16 @ 10:41 AM
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perch chaser
perch chaser
USER since 2/6/03

MOON PHASE (42%)
Waning Crescent

Out of fishermans yesterday, only 3 perch, but really nice size, along with a few sheeps. The wind  died about 11am, so did the fishing. Looks like the makings of a tough year as far as the perch go. Saw very few perch jerkers on the water. When I launched two other cars in the lot. When I left at 12:30 no others, that kinda says it all.

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7/27/16 @ 9:54 AM
Landin' Lunkers
Landin' Lunkers
USER since 6/4/12

Do u guys think the fishing will be better come Saturday with Temps dropping some and a few days of consistent weather? Or is anyone doing good on anything? I don't want your spot just thinking everyone says it's slow and I'd like to not drag gramps that far for a boat ride. Thanks.

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7/27/16 @ 8:07 AM
got2catch1
got2catch1
USER since 3/30/09

I would say yes, to be on the safe side. For one, you can't trust wind forecasts out there. The wind speed and direction can change in the blink of an eye. It happens while I'm out there at least 50% of the time. For two, the fishing is super slow right now. I recommend fishing the river instead.

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7/26/16 @ 9:14 PM
Crappieslayerz
Crappieslayerz
USER since 11/14/14

Would 7-10 mph winds coming from the north make the lake to rough for a 16 foot john boat we are launching from oshkosh

Edited on 7/26/16 9:15 PM
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7/26/16 @ 3:13 PM
machoprogrammer
machoprogrammer
USER since 1/19/07

I used to fish Winnebago (east side) when I was a kid, but mainly fish Lake Michigan from shore now. My dad really wants to go fishing with me on Lake Winnebago and to use his boat. His boat is parked on the west side of the lake, where I never fished. Is Asylum Bay and by the mouth of the Fox the typical perch area on the west side? 

And sorry, I hate to be that guy, but my dad has not gone fishing with me in over 20 years and this has been a rough year on him, so I want him to have a fun time.

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