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Walleye Wizard
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7/17/14 3:28 PM CST
Nice fish Port !!

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7/17/14 12:01 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° F
Pan fishing was a little slow this morning, but a nice morning to be on the lake. This walleye surprised me about 9:30. 22" and it's back in the lake.

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7/13/14 11:06 AM CST
Conditions: Cloudy
Seems strange to find gills still on beds in 2-4 fow in mid-July but we found a few here and there yesterday. Gills will spawn throughout most of the summer but, as surface temps get too warm they are normally deeper and not visible. Those who catch them in the deeper water often don't realize they are coming off spawning beds even during mid-summer. With 74 deg water in shallows and clear water yet, can easily find scattered beds here and there. More like late May than July...

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Walleye Wizard
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7/6/14 5:27 PM CST
Not much action over weekend. My son raised a nice one Friday night but that was only fish over weekend. Fireworks where very nice. Hat's off to the familys that did that.

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7/3/14 10:46 PM CST
Always on Swan, both fisherman and pleasure boaters, (even jet skiers) have been friendly and helpful. All can coexist. Propery owners have also been very accepting and tolerant of wake makers and lures banging off their boats and docks. Let's all enjoy a great resource.

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7/3/14 10:36 PM CST
Hey folks, camping at the POA for the first time. I'm bringing a bunch of kids up next week that dont ever fish. I can probably figure out the bass but been reading back past reports and havent seen much for useful information. Hoping to get one of these suburban girls into a northern or 2. Any tips would be greatly appreciated. You can PM me. All fish are released after a photo opp. Thanks in advance.

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7/3/14 11:26 AM CST
I see where Barefoot is coming from, but to use the excuse that people have a large investment in boats or property, and deserve to use their toys, is ridiculous. First and foremost, the lake and habitat needs to be properly maintained to help the natural inhabitants to thrive. Just because someone buys a house on a lake and/or buys a nice boat, they don't automatically get the right to do as they please... It's this type of thinking that has ruined a lot of areas. These lakes/waterways are a privilege and not a right. So what if someone can't waterski or jet ski? How is it any different for snomobile owners when a winter with little snow fall? Do what they do and travel to a usable location.

I think Barefoot is spot on with most everything he says, but am baffled that he would advocate dropping a no wake so people can play on their toys...

I do agree that homeowners need to follow the natural wetland rules, and it would also help if they wouldn't fertilize their lawns, that all drains into the lake.

I don't care one way or another, just hate seeing people thinking they can trash the environment so they can do what they want. I want my kids and grand kids to be able to enjoy these waterways as they are.

Walleye Wizard
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7/3/14 10:24 AM CST
I'm all about that !!! Yup changing the shoreline over the years have changed the face of this lake. Just take a good look what's going on the point in the narrows/north shore east end.. It's a shame. But no matter I'm still going to be looking for the state fish this weekend, hope the toothy green gators are on the bite. Be safe all, and enjoy the lake/weekend.

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7/3/14 9:42 AM CST
On the other hand Wizz, I would not like to be a homeowner (I am)on the lake, or any other person who comes to the lake with a boat, kids, grandkids etc. and not be able to use that boat for WEEKS because a small handfull of others broke the zoning rules and did not do what the other 100+ property owners with docks, boats, etc. have done to adjust to changing aquatic vegetation, weather and rainfall patterns (which is not a new thing but, been occurring over the last 80-90 years. Long before there were motorboats on the lake shoreline erosion was a huge problem. In some areas as much as 75ft of shore receded during the 1940s-1960s while folks hauled rock by hand to build the riprap to keep more shore from collapsing.) No one has a problem with Slow no wake during extreme or unusual high water conditions but, the level where it is today has become a routine, nearly every year condition. Is no longer "out of the ordinary". All boils down to one simple fact=hundreds of people with large investment in boats as well as homes where they use the boats should not unnecessarily be prevented from using that investment due to less than a half dozen who planted lawngrass in a wetland then complain their grass got wet.

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7/3/14 8:44 AM CST
good point barefoot. I always enjoy the quote: we need to take care of "our lake" that one gets me every time.

Walleye Wizard
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7/3/14 8:32 AM CST
Fished last night, water just as high as it was on Sunday. No wake removed ?? Would not want to be a home owner with waves crashing there shoreline this weekend >>>

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7/2/14 5:27 PM CST
Like !

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7/2/14 5:14 PM CST
mite be worth watching for surfacing schools of stripers, have seen a few slashing already. Lake receded some over the last weekend and looked to be dropping steady, then it rained a bit and then some more and is creeping back up since Mon when SNWake was released. Hope it is not necessary for County to put order back on just before the holiday...Lot of folks have vacations to do some boating with family this week. Too bad a few people have tried to put in lawns to waters edge in low, wetland marsh soil that gets wet and soft when it rains and water rises a little....Which it does most every summer. Then complain if wind or boat waves lap the grass and demand EVERYONE curtail their activities to accommodate THEM. That is why there is a Shoreland/Wetland zoning ordinance to NOT remove native vegetation and put in lawngrass within 35' of the water. So, those who violate that ordinance are the ones who demand no boats make waves when the water rises a little bit every time it rains? Like to see the county enforce the Shoreland/Wetland ordinance as much as the Slow no Wake ordinance? Research shows native shore vegetation has been proven to benefit fishing and other wildlife also. Angry

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6/30/14 3:08 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 81° - 88° F Water Temp: Above 80° F
I will agree with the Wiz, the lake was nice and quiet on Sunday. No follows or even a pike for me. The water temperature being 80 degrees means I will not be hitting this lake for muskies until it cools off. Sad

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6/30/14 6:46 AM CST
One follow yesterday, water dropping a little. Lake pretty quite with the no wake on. Best fishing looked like Bass fishing. Water got a little stain to it. 79-80 water temps

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