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Walleye Wizard
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7/2/15 2:46 PM CST
Did the right things, just keep after them. Plus water being gin clear makes it tough. You see them, they see you. Cloudy / rain/over cast days best. GOOD LUCK

Walleye Wizard
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7/2/15 2:46 PM CST
Did the right things, just keep after them. Plus water being gin clear makes it tough. You see them, they see you. Cloudy / rain/over cast days best. GOOD LUCK

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7/1/15 3:57 PM CST
My son and I fished Swan for the first time today. What a beautiful lake! The muskies didn't cooperate for us. Had a couple of follows and saw a couple of fish but no takers. It must had been too nice of a day. The fish that we did see were on bucktails or squirkos in 4' to 8' of water. Anyone willing to share any tips please message me. I can offer some things that have worked for us on Monona or Waubesa.

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6/28/15 10:43 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 76° - 80º F
no chemicals but, the milfoil weed, which is a foreign invasive and not good for much is nearly gone in most areas where it would be solid to the surface out to 6-8ft deep all around the lake. It becomes unfishable when like that. They have been trying some kind of weevil bug in some lakes to thin it out, have not heard of any used here though. Still some thick beds in only a handful of small areas. It does change where the fish hang out and I haven't made the adjustment so, haven't caught much...gotta get outa the rut of trying the "same old things". The native big leaved pond weed has returned in the clear water the last 3 years or so. Just needed some sunlight. Too bad most of it is in very shallow water. In deeper spots you might find the bright green coontail which is also a good native species. The Fox R. downstream is choked with tapegrass and other stringy stuff that clogs you lower unit and keeps the water held back in the lake. Made a johnboat run to Portage and back yesterday, got stalled out to clear weeds on prop many times. I wouldn't recommend it unless you can trim your motor up high and go fast (keep watch and be carefull on the blind corners for canoes, kayaks and other boats)...be prepared to float to the 33 bridge and call for a ride any time you go down there, always a chance to whack a beaver log or something...tried the perch again and only got 1 dink. Sorry, can't reveal "someone else's" spot but they are in thick weeds...

northeethenorthpiss
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6/27/15 6:50 PM CST
Was out this morning from 6-noon. 1 bass 3 pike and a few misses.. Oh where oh where the heck did all the weeds go! Looks to me like sum1 has put a chemical in to kill off the weeds.. Well congrats it worked Crying well maybe next year they will recover..

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6/26/15 8:44 AM CST
Where's the perch hole at?

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6/26/15 12:23 AM CST
If your referring to me, I more than likely will stick to other backwaters and lakes. Maybe it's changed some out there as far as pleasure boaters. Glad you enjoy it with your kids, that's great. Good luck fishing and boating. I've always enjoyed your honest reports barefoot and I'll leave it at that.

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6/25/15 11:23 PM CST
Pleasure boaters, skiers and even jet skiers have in my experience, always been very courteous to fishermen and vice/versa on Swan. I hope everyone will keep it this way.

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6/25/15 10:11 PM CST
yeah, i love it out there on weekdays, but i have this little problem called work that doesn't let me even think about it until after dinner most weekdays.

barefoot
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6/25/15 10:03 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 76° - 80º F
Poached the Wizzard's perch hole this eve. got a lotta little ones and few nice eaters, couple jumbos and bass, dogfish, gills. Stayed for "one more cast" too many and got caught by storm. Got wet and lightning hit a tree a couple hunnert yrds away as we hit the dock, whew! Was a nice evening on the water. Was on the lake all afternoon till dark=saw couple pontoons, few fishermen sitting around and one lone ski boat pulling 2 people. Ya, pretty crouded out there, you should stay away and go to one of the many small no-wake lakes around the area where the fishing is better anyway....

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6/25/15 8:03 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 76° - 80º F
Kids and pleasure boats on Swan on a hot sunny day in summer? HAH! that was me yesterday. pulled kids on tube and couple of us made a few short ski runs then sat on dock and looked at nearly empty lake rest of afternoon/eve. One other boat pulling a kid on wakeboard up and down middle didn't bother me and few other fishermen around the edges at all until the sun set. Very quiet for 80deg, calm, sunny day. Kids getting gills off the piers, I caught 1 25" nort on bucktail and nice bass on flyrod with popper. still amazed at how little milfoil weed in most of lake this year and how much of the good "cabbage" has come back. Lot of bare bottom though which makes it hard to find fish along the normal weed edges since there aren't many weed edges. with high water and cabbage up shallow many bass and gills hanging close to shore. See the gar and stripers slurping the new fryminners off surface out over the deep. Wink

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6/23/15 12:50 PM CST
Lily pads are also a good spot to find a few bass on swan. Haven't been there this year mostly because the last few years of kids in there parents pleasure boats have worn out my patients, anyways both sides of the lake usually have a good amount where the river comes in and leaves the lake. Good luck with the boaters.

Walleye Wizard
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6/23/15 12:17 PM CST
Try plastic worms, rigged both ways. Bass hang around most piers on Swan. Lake can get full of rec boats on nice days. Weeds lines are shaping up and water is very clear as of today. Purple and black are good colors. GOOD LUCK.

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6/23/15 5:59 AM CST
Looking at coming to swan lake with my son for some bass fishing with in the next month any info on this lake about the bass pm me with any info will be fishing from a boat and all fish will be released thank you for your time and any info

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6/22/15 4:05 PM CST
Yea, water is way cleaner than last week when I was out. Late report but sat nite out on brother in laws pontoon kids got some gills and small perch nothing great. We got two pike fishing eyes later in the evening and a catfish. No eyes. Nice nite out to be out tho.

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