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northeethenorthpiss
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5/22/15 1:10 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 61° - 65° F
Tryed for bass and pike this morning til noon.. Had quite a few pike strikes and 1 bass hooked and jumped off hook right at boat.. Seen lots of muskys but didn't matter what was jerked,pulled cranked,spun at them.. They were just not hungry. had 1 kiss a bucktail they turn an swam away.. Was nice weather atleast lol

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5/21/15 9:27 AM CST
I've had luck with musky that you can see laying up on the shore as long as I see them before they see me. A black rat has put a few in the boat. I'll throw either 10 ft in front or to depending on which way there facing at least 10-15 ft away from them and work it slowly. Also heard a good creature bait or senko style worm works well when sight fishing. If your working a worm once you get there attention just try and keep it moving a little bit in the same spot. They'll come over and get it. If you spoke one wait 20 mins and go back but this time cast farther and keep the boat out further. I usually start by working the shorelines and 1st deep Brea lines and then work my way out until I find fish. Also have had luck in deeper water fishing the top 10 ft of the water column. I have around 10 spots that I really like to fish and can usually count on at least a sighting each outting. So now I like to mainly fish these spots and then fish these spots over and over have given me the best results.

duckhunter cummings
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5/20/15 10:40 PM CST
Happy Birthday, Walleye Wizard! Have not been on swan this past week. Have been doing a bit more fly fishing for trout and blue gill fishing instead. Hoping to devote an entire warm over cast day to the lake for muskies/pike and possibly a walleye or two here soon. Will report back on here with results. Weather has been messing with the trout bite here lately so that might be sooner then I think. Good part about the cool weather is that it looks like it is keeping the pleasure boaters at bay every where. Stay Wild

Bass Pro
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5/20/15 8:32 PM CST
Lost a GIANT Musky (47"-49") tonight on the south shore.... I think I need to buy a new "Net Man". This hangover is going to last awhile (sigh). At least we got it on film though (sigh again).

Oxman
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5/20/15 1:17 PM CST
Late report from Saturday. Went out on the lake for the first time ever chasing musky. Floated the whole north shore. Saw 2 but not interested in what we had. Was able to circle back on one of the, twice and threw a couple different things in there face. None of which they wanted. Oh well that's musky fishing. We will be back again to try for more.

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5/16/15 9:11 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
DNR public launch, no fee, off South Shore Dr. Take cnty hwy P west from Pardeeville, on to Brenneman Rd. to South Shore Dr. With poloroids you likely see some muskies but, good luck getting a hit. Might get a few bass and northerns while trying though.... got out a couple times yesterday=tossing some musky lures to wash the dust off em, no follows. Tried sneaking up on the crappies in shallow, warm bays but with two little kids in boat, no stealth mode. About in range to lob a tiny minnow/bobber into em, the 3yr old jumps from deck to floor and all you see is swirls as the fish all leave in a hurry (happened several times so, gave that up). Jig n leech for walleye didn't produce anything either in 10-30fow in usual spots for this time of year. Draggin crawler on floatin jig had a couple tugs and that is all for me. At least the kids got to look at a musky that was in the 30-40lb range laying beside boat giving them the "look". Kinda scary for them and would be like looking at a 12' alligator for me at my size, hahahahah Water clear enough to watch it drift away, still in sight as I threw the bucktail in front of it=no interest, maybe sucker harness up a small dog and try another day?. Most places have almost no water plants growing. Where there are some sprouting it looks like the "good kind", cabbage. Out by myself later, I think it was earlyretirement and wife I saw along north shore last evening, doing same as I was with about same results sounds like?

Oxman
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5/15/15 11:58 PM CST
Where is the public boat launch on the lake? And is there a fee? Looking to get out and maybe try for some musky's. How is the musky fishing?

earlyretirement
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5/15/15 9:27 PM CST
5-14-15- one walleye in the morning 18 3/4inches. Had a follow from a 40ish musky and that was the end of walleye fishing. Had another follow about 1 hour later. Not sure if the musky follows will show up on video. They show up easily on the original video, but the youtube video is not the same quality as home video. Went back the night of the 14th and caught a northern and lost something small- i assume a northern.

5-15- 2 follows- one 35 ish one 40 ish and 1 short hit. Also had about 5 northern hits. Took wife out night of 15th, wind was gone. Parking lot was full. only 1 short northern, no follows or hits. Did see one mid 40 fish, but that was not behind a lure. am water temps 59, night temps 63 tops.

earlyretirement
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5/14/15 1:15 PM CST
report 5-13-15- water temps around 60. Water super clear. Saw tons of fish on the break, but mostly carp. Did break off on a northern sight fishing at like 10 ft deep and missed two other hits with northern that way. Saw 2 musky and got one 22 inch eye. Very slow, but happy to have some action with the frost warning the night before.

Einer
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5/13/15 10:55 PM CST
Out from 10-3. No gills, crappie or cats. Two nice bass and one turtle. All on crawlers and a slip bobber

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5/11/15 12:19 PM CST
Made attemts yesterday for muskie, nothing doing. Water gin clear. East winds made it tough and felt like October.

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5/8/15 4:40 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 61° - 65° F
Thanks much Barefoot. I also really enjoyed your input at the conservation congress meeting. Well said on many topics. Went out with two buddies and caught a few Pike the other day on Swan. Crappies might be slowing down. Stay Wild

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5/6/15 8:12 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 61° - 65° F
I spose it is allowed IF you are a paid member of the marina? but, it is private.

Finally got enough slabs fer a meal of fresh, crappie/asparagus/rhubarb pie. Tough to get crappie to bite once water temp is in the 60s, I was too late with the early, fast warmup... better to get em when 50s. Now, even though can see em they mostly ignore the bait. Few more days the gills will be spinnin on beds at this rate.... Wink

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5/6/15 6:49 PM CST
What's the deal with people fishing from the saddle ridge docks, is that allowed now?

earlyretirement
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5/6/15 4:34 PM CST
5-5-15 report- so I got a new musky rod from e-bay(refurbished) and decided to make a couple casts from shore and compare it to my old rod. On my second cast with the new rod I have a musky blow up on it and miss. Good thing it missed as I had no tools along. So I went back and musky fished for a couple hours and of course did not see a thing. funny ha ha

Walleye fished jig and leech for about an hour and caught a small cat and a cat that was close to 30 inches. Anyone know what is up with the sign about the landing being damaged from power loading and not to go past the orange line?? I assume that is not from this year?

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