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Polski
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4/22/16 7:50 PM CST
Drove past the dam today in town, nice sunny afternoon and two cars in the parking lot, yep it's done.

Aquarius Man
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4/22/16 4:29 PM CST
Smallmouth have moved in.

Walleyes have moved out.

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4/21/16 10:29 PM CST
I haven't fished the Peshtigo since Sunday but it seemed to be winding down to me. Legally hooked more sturgeon than walleyes on Sunday afternoon (and don't worry I know there is no season to legally target sturgeon in right now). Went to the viewing area Wednesday afternoon and it was all suckers and sturgeon. I am sure someone is still "killing them" on the river but I would move onto the next target personally.

BASS SLAYER 74
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4/21/16 6:30 PM CST
Are there still walleyes to be caught is what I'm asking. Had about 10 walleyes both days last weekend

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4/21/16 4:12 PM CST
what do you consider fairly well ?

BASS SLAYER 74
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4/21/16 9:28 AM CST
Was up last weekend and did fairly well on the walleyes down stream from the dam just wondering if it would be worth another trip up this weekend or if the walleyes are all heading back to the bay

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4/19/16 7:34 PM CST
Conditions: Snowing Air Temp: 36° - 40° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
First time fishing this area, 4-12-16 thru 4-14-16. 4-12 Tues was sunny, cold, and slow fishing. 8 hours 5 walleye, all pre-spawn fish. All looked the same 24 - 28 inch fish. 4-13 Wed. snow and rain first half of day. Did not get on the water until 1 pm. Water temp. had risen several degrees to 40-41, in some areas. No fish caught this day. 4-14 Thurs. fished a half day 8 am to noon, 3 fish, 2 28 inch walleye and a 40 inch northern. Number 6 rippin raps fire tiger color, and chartreuse ring worms caught all the fish. 8 to 12 foot of water, out from the mouths of the Peshtigo & Oconto rivers produced fish.

Dan12
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4/19/16 6:39 PM CST
Thanks for clarifying Little Dufek. I chatted with the dnr last night and they confirmed long nose suckers aren't endangered so I jumped the gun with my post. My bad. Sounds like blue suckers are the only ones endangered. Blush

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4/19/16 10:44 AM CST
I would tend to agree with you, Skippy Lou, there is nothing wrong with Ted's post. And as a matter of full disclosure, I am a guide as well. There is no doubt this was an unusual season, but every spring presents new challenges up here, this one was no different in that sense. I spend most of my time well down river, but Ted's post seems to be right on from what I have seen personally.

I was on the river for the first time, March 13th, dodging ice flows. No fish that day, but I got the info I was looking for. The next time back was the 20th of March. From then until my last trip on Saturday, 16th of April, I was on the water 20 days. We caught fish everyday. One of our best days was back in March, on the 29th, with 25 fish.

It was a good spring, different, but good. And frankly, it isn't over yet, but you can't believe what a guide says.

I would listen to the guys at the landing that tell you "the fish aren't biting" or "aren't in the river yet" or "the run is over."

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4/19/16 12:54 AM CST
Nice catch Dan. I don't think they are endangered but they are a rare catch. Once the spawn is done they head back to the abyss and it's another year before you see them. I got this one last week out there. The males get pretty cool looking at peak.

[This post was last edited on 4/19/16 at 12:56 AM]
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4/18/16 7:37 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 56° - 60° F
Was out this weekend for the walleye run and something strange happened in our boat. We started catching suckers while walleye fishing (no surprise there), but some of the suckers looked considerably different than the others. My brother, who is pictured with one of the suckers, told me that we were catching longnose suckers thought to be on the endangered species list. They had quite a bit more slime than the white suckers and a reddish stripe along the shoulders. Long story short, we caught about 5 of them making us think they are making a big comeback. Also caught a dandy 28" eye and had a great time enjoying the sun.

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4/17/16 10:51 AM CST
Gus max... Sorry to hear you had a bad day but, right now the bay is just getting hot! I and many others I know have been doing well. The spawned out fish are Hungary out there!

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4/17/16 9:31 AM CST
Fished yesterday from 130 til dusk. Trolled the entire time out of the mouth and to the south. Many boats compared to last week. Tried 8-13 fow and ended the day with 17 fish. Did not see another walleye caught all day. Saw some huge sturgeon jumping and 2 big ones caught. Weather was way too nice. Oh yeah....17 fish is BS. We caught 1 at 25 inches and really saw no other eyes caught. I think it's about done. I am guessing not many fish were actually caught as no posts for the past few days.

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4/15/16 5:40 PM CST
Nice foto

TED PECK
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4/15/16 3:35 PM CST
Fished the past couple of days, hitting the water below the fish refuge at 2 pm Wed. Caught lots of suckers and stopped at 12 eyes, biggest 24". all males, most milting. Thursday morning started at dawn. 1st female at 9 a.m. spewing eggs. Caught about 20 eyes Thursday. 8 females, all spewing eggs. Biggest fish 27 1/2" My buddy Tom had a like number of fish. One female he was playing had a male swimming right behind her! I saw a pod of about 10 nice eyes moving upstream right in front of me while re-tying my firetiger husky jerk.Told the guy just upstream to pitch in there. he caught a nice 26 1/2" cool! here's what happened this year on the Peshtigo: a few eyes spawned early. Last week anglers were picking up a few slack-bellied females near the confluence with the bay. Water temp was only 39. According to this--and my fishing diary--i knew there would be a second push. it started Wednesday, females showed up Thursday. Will be at peak run this weekend. There are now hundreds of big females who made it safely up to the refuge below the dam. foto is attached. If your line is in the water between the railroad bridge and the fish refuge with a firetiger Husky jerk or thunderstick it will be extremely tough NOT to catch fish this weekend. I figure Tom & me had about 130 fish in about 11 hours of fishing. About 1/3 eyes, 2/3 suckers. Wrists tired. arms and back sore. the bite is ON. pain is good. Big Smile

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