Swan Lake, Columbia County

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10/13/17 @ 8:02 PM
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Oxman
Oxman
USER since 5/4/08

MOON PHASE (37%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Went out tonight for Muskies, fished from 430-730. Squat.... diddly.... NADA..... this lake continues to be brutal for me. Beautiful night in the water tho. Good luck everyone 

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10/11/17 @ 8:05 PM
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Vanman
Vanman
USER since 2/10/02

MOON PHASE (59%)
Waning Gibbous

I fished the dreaded East wind tonight. Lucky for me two Pike didn't read the book. First one 20" on a large blue and silver savage gear like bulldog, I forget the correct name. Number two is 25" and he ate the perch flavored pig. I didn't see a Muskie. 

Swan Lake, Columbia County Photo
Swan Lake, Columbia County Photo
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10/10/17 @ 1:02 PM
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barefoot
barefoot
MEMBER since 8/24/01

MOON PHASE (70%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Drifted down river tossing spinnerbait and rubber worm Mon. LM bass everywhere. Some bends 6 casts had 6 bass. Caught dozens, lost twice as many. Most 10-15". Lost some bigguns. Even little guys hard to get to boatside as they dive into thick weeds or do aerial sommersaults to spit hook. Northerns and dogfish follows too but, not hitting. Canoe or kayak might work. Even the flat bottom grounding on shallow flats. Motor mostly stuck in mud or weeds, tough getting back to lake. Float to 33 bridge be easier....

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10/9/17 @ 9:24 AM
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barefoot
barefoot
MEMBER since 8/24/01

MOON PHASE (80%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

Out again Sun, twice. What a difference with southerly breeze vs easterly. Blue sky and sunny, couldn't be nicer. Fish active.  Landed 2 northerns, one a fat 26in. Many bumps, nips and follows from northerns and others not sure were norts or musky.  Several for sure musky including one near 40in that hung on to rubber tail on big spinner for several seconds, but hooks not in mouth. Followers not responding to figure 8s. Also landed 2 LMbass on consecutive casts, 10ft apart over small weed patch. 1st was 16in, 2nd was huge pig I was sure over 22in. Couldn't believe only 19? Taped it twice. Never remember to take pics when trying to get hook out to release quickly...All on big bucktails and big jointed divers. Again dragging crawler near bottom on the slope 12-20+fow where many fish show on locator most of time while drifting and casting musky lures. Never a nip on the crawler.

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10/8/17 @ 7:50 AM
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barefoot
barefoot
MEMBER since 8/24/01

MOON PHASE (89%)
Waning Gibbous

Orange and yellow always been best colors on Swan. Seeing pic of Vanmans pig reminded me. Dug out a few old ones too with those colors late  yesterday. The big Depth Raider got hit by a freight train bout 30ft from boat. Good hookset, no slack, drag set just right....15 second tussle it was 40ft from boat and off the hook. Never got a looksee at it. Orange willow blade big black bucktail was inhaled by 2ft northern, cpl other bumps on that.  shallow slab sided cranks untouched.

    While casting up on shallows and down deep side of droppoff kept boat drifting  along 14-20' contours where locator showing fish constantly. Crawler on floating jig dribbling along near bottom. After 1 1/2 miles and not even a nibble, layed that out of the way, stuck to chucking big baits.

Edited on 10/8/17 8:23 AM
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10/7/17 @ 10:38 AM
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Vanman
Vanman
USER since 2/10/02

MOON PHASE (95%)
Waning Gibbous

Chaw, yes it is. That's been collecting dust in the tackle box going on 20 years now. I decided to introduce a dozen lures to water for the first time. Lol. I think I had a few other fish bump some other dusty lures too. The three Muskie follows I did have came on a traditional bucktail, a huge inline flashabou and a shallow invader. 

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10/7/17 @ 10:25 AM
chaw
chaw
USER since 9/11/02

Van man is that the Pig you are throwing? Old school.

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10/7/17 @ 9:22 AM
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barefoot
barefoot
MEMBER since 8/24/01

MOON PHASE (95%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

Fri afternoon out for couple hrs in east wind till started sprinkling. Tried typical Oct bluegill spot. Only 5-6 inchers (lot of them) up in shallow, water still too warm. Also dragged floating jig with piece of crawler along drop 12-20fow in case bigger gills or eyes hanging out. Long stretch of no bites although marking fish on locator constantly. Tried other likely walleye spots with floater/crawler and jig/minnow. One small northern on minnow. 

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10/7/17 @ 4:32 AM
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Vanman
Vanman
USER since 2/10/02

MOON PHASE (95%)
Waning Gibbous

Fished Swan for Muskie a few hours Thursday and Friday 10-5 & 6. I had a big one follow up on Thursday. Had two smaller followers on Friday and caught this small pike. 

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9/30/17 @ 7:07 PM
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barefoot
barefoot
MEMBER since 8/24/01

MOON PHASE (74%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

Sat. Out 3pm-5pm just as light breeze died and turned more southerly. Crappies hitting small fatheads on little  pink/white Fuzzygrub jigs. 1 under slip bobber @ 12ft down, other lifting and slow dropping. One after another, sometimes 2 @ a time. Tossed em back as had walleye and perch fillets ready for dinner (caught elsewhere). Fun for a while then, wind picked up from southeast,,, turned em off.

     Water cleared up a lot over last several weeks, still 5" above normal level.

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