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outboardnutt
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5/26/15 6:27 PM CST
OMG That would be GREAT if you found the other half! I will pay for shipping It has sentimental value if you believe it or not

Moebetter
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5/26/15 1:56 PM CST
Outboardnutt, I think I have what your looking for. Let me check my boat.

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CHRIS WENZEL
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5/26/15 12:26 PM CST
Conditions: Raining Air Temp: 71° - 75° F
White bass are spawning! They are shallow and easy to catch. Grab your demon spinners and head to the shallows. Red banks has been the best spot today despite the rain but any of the sand flats should be good.

Good Luck!


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5/24/15 11:02 PM CST
Went up to the Wolf for a long weekend. We left early (today) due to the rain.

We started out about 20 minutes downriver from New London and went to the Fremont Hotel for lunch.

Easily passed 100 boats on the way, and only saw two boats pull in any White Bass. I tried in Fremont too, and had similar results.

I ran into a group at the Hotel who said that they were catching around 20 per day. I didn't know them, but they seemed like they were putting their time in.

On the way back toward New London, I found a steep rocky shoreline, with a nice shelf. I wasn't 10 feet from shore and was 18 feet deep. I started pitching Carolina rigs tipped with a crawler halfs and did really well. There wasn't a boat anywhere near me which was nice. Action wasn't fast and furious and the bite was lite. I felt a tug about every other cast, and caught a fish about every 3 casts or so.

I was 40 minutes upriver from Fremont, and there were plenty of WB around.

All fish were males and were really milking...

Water temp was 63.

five-eye
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5/24/15 10:41 PM CST
Fished the last 3 days in the Fremont area. Just used the standard river rig and managed 50-80 white bass pet day. Also caught 12 smallies and 1 eye. For me the slower the presentation, the better. Water temp rose from roughly 60 to 66 before the rain hit.

outboardnutt
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5/23/15 10:58 AM CST
I thought I would give this a shot I lost the inner half of my Plano model 730 minnow bucket I thought I tied it up the dock at Hahn-A-Lula ( I was staying there) If you found it or know of anyone that did find it Please message me Thanks Al

CHRIS WENZEL
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5/23/15 9:41 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 61° - 65° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
Happy Memorial Day Weekend. Thanks to all you Veterans. Saturday through Monday we are giving away one dozen free minnows to active and retired Military.

The fishing has been spotty but the run is still on. Water temps dropped with the colder nights and without any rain, the river continues to go down. The best fishing is still from the bend by the rock wall in front of Partridge all the way up past Red Banks. Night fishing has been the best fishing if your willing to go after dark. During the day, fish the drops close to sand flats. The fish have pulled off to the first drop or sitting right on the bottom of the holes.

Here are a couple tricks that might help....

1. Don't be afraid to move around. The boat traffic has decreased considerably every day as most years the run would be almost over. Move around looking for active fish or even try drifting. Until the conditions improve, you are better catching a handful of fish and spot jumping unless you land on top of an active school.

2. Mix up your tactics. Try a Wolf River rig with a fly, then switch to just a hook and minnow. Demon Spinners are still good at times and always have one tied and ready to go. Top three colors the past week have been Red/Silver, Silver/Silver, and Purple/Silver. Just a hook with a split shot dragged through the holes has also been a killer.

3. Night fish. Fishing numbers have been great for those willing to fish overnight. Get a couple lanterns to hang because it will attractive bait fish. The males have been in same areas for over a month and are less pressured at night.

There is rain in the forecast with warmer temperatures. There are still no reports of spawned out females but in the last few days the ratio of males to females has increased. There is a full moon coming the first week of June so the fishing should improve.

GOOD LUCK!!


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SanderMan
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5/21/15 9:25 PM CST
Randy W- Yes it helps thanks much. Seems everyone is Gaga about WB, so I might have to give it a try. I know all I've had to do in the past is fish hard for Walleye and it's a guarantee I'll get nothing but WB.

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5/21/15 8:42 PM CST
SanderMan, I've been running most of my spots from poygan to Galas about every tree days. This year there just isn't a good concentration of fish down river. I've been hoping a wave of big females would show...but looks like they are spawning in the lake. I'm not saying there is no fish down there, because we have run into isolated pods and the Chico hole holds fish well in cold.spells.

With the early push of fish well before most anglers anticipated them, we have had more small waves dumping in and running up to the fremont/red banks area. Historically, after the bio mass of fish hit ftemont, they start dispersing into spawning habitat as well as others continuing up river. Hope that helps

Rw


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SanderMan
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5/21/15 2:48 PM CST
Not a WB expert so I have a question. Most reports I see on here talk about getting them from Fremont up but not a lot of reports from say, Chico's down to Poygan. Am I just missing those reports or do most folks favor the upriver section for another reason? Maybe the river being wider there so they are less funneled? Just something I've noticed and wondered about. Thanks and be safe this weekend, good fishing.

line wetter
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5/20/15 8:57 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy
Alright fisherman and women, here's my day on the wonderful wolf. Got out later than I would have liked. However did manage to get some white bass and walleye. white bass can be found anywhere from the new bridge all the way up to just past RedBanks ( Puke). With the cooler weather fish are rather tight lipped. I was marking fish everywhere and seen almost everyone catching them if they simply sloooooowed dooooowwwn there presentation. what worked best for me was the simple yet so effected wolf river rig with bare hook (#4 gold eagle claw) and minnow. Anchored in about 10 feet of water cast, pull the slack out, give it a couple short pops, and wait a few seconds to repeat. The bite is super light, so pay close attention and keep a tight line. Any slack will result in missed fish. The fish are still here. Look for the deeper areas as well as the shallow areas with sand and grass. For deeper areas use the good ole river rig up shallow try the river rig, a simple bobber and small jig head or the demon spinners if you find them more aggressive. Now the walleye I caught came in water 10-12 feet deep on the bottom. Wolf river rig again with plain hook and minnow as listed above. However I opted to replace the weight with a 1/4oz jig head (pink) also tipped with a minnow. The walleye were taking both the plane hook and the jig. BTW if anyone wants to know the eyes were up to 20". Not hot and heavy but still decent numbers in the main channel. Just have to find them... Now seeing previous posts about the local establishments, Here's what I gather. JUST GO TO FREMONT BAIT and TACKLE for all your fishing needs. Chris and his wife are the two nicest people, with all the information and reports you may need. And unlike even this site which does have many many great people and reports, they will give you the best and most current information. And with without the O'So Wonderful Red Bank's ATTITUDE If your not a regular or personal friend of there's also there food isn't much better or their jacked up prices on EVERYTHING. Fremont B&T also has about anything you may need for fishing the wolf, Including football inspired anchors and fly's. (Very cool IMO...) Currently I noticed a great Big map of the wolf being painted on the wall which is very nice to be shown where the best current fishing is being done if you are not familiar with this body of water. And people please support your local business and Buy from a Bait shop not a corporate gas station. I hope at least some of this was helpful to some of you out there.

Tight Lines,

PS: If you stop in at Fremont B&T Tell'em Mark sent you

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5/19/15 1:14 PM CST
Are the bayous starting to weed up yet? - Yes, but at a slow rate and they have less water than typical. Weeds are not emerging much yet.

Quick report on white bass Versatility is the game plan. This spring is unlike others and really hard to remember back to a similar year. Super low flow compounded with very frequent stiff south winds often will make it more like lake fishing than river fishing.

Like everyone else, numbers in my boat are WAY down compared to any other year. Few reasons - instable weather, fluctuating water temps, and much clearer water than usual. I'm finding a crap load of fish, watching thousands in shallow spawning, and most are pretty tight lipped.

Last week was all steady action with a small minnow drifting down current under slip floats. So far this week it has been more like considering dynamite. But, grinding out some fish has been very doable.

If your not on/marking fish - MOVE

Run/gun spawning habitat - sand flats, eel grass, timber, and rip/rap shores. Cast multiple presentations. Various colors in spinners, small cranks, jig/minnow....

Not all fish are against the shore; just like not all fish are in the channel. Work it all. We're getting WB in 2fow with spinners and having WB slam cranks as your lifting it out of the water over 12'.

Its a tough year and not all the WB ran up the river. Guys are catching them out in Poygan, so that proves we don't have the largest possible concentration of fish in the river. Additionally, they are nearing the peak of the spawn and have spread out from shallow to deep. If your watching the water closely, for the last week and a half, the spawning activity is huge. Add in the cold fronts and those temperamental fish have mostly been in a neutral mood.

Last year, I averaged having 3 rods out for 2 guys with just blades and maybe a crank or a jig/plastic. Now I'm averaging 6 to 8 rods out; all with different presentations. Much different circumstances and takes some effort this year. Not exactly just jumping into the livewell. But covering the most amount of water with a variety of presentations will put more than "average" results in your favor.

BTW - KUDOS to our Sheriff staff that are patrolling the river way. Often it's a thankless job they do. Their frequent presence does a lot of good to maintain the peace. It's a lot of water to cover and impossible for them to be everywhere at once and see everything. Good people and I appreciate the effort they extend in promoting safety. Saw a few safety checks yesterday and in the long run, that protects us all.

Be safe and good luck

Randy


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Pyoung111
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5/19/15 10:52 AM CST
Are the bayous starting to weed up yet? looking foward to topwater bass action soon Big Smile

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5/18/15 5:04 PM CST
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fished Thursday afternoon Friday and Saturday. Way north of Red Banks and pulled out a thousand whitebass, one cat fish, and one tagged 24 inch walleye. Not the best week but we did alright. Using ethier a plan hook and bobber or white n red jig just reeling slow. Help our group out and check some of our pictures.

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Whitebass219
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5/18/15 2:56 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
Late report but a report none the less. Fished Thursday thru Saturday with a total of 80 whitebass, 1small walleye, and a 8lb, carp caught on an ultra lite by my teenage daughter. Baits, presentation, and water depth fished changed daily maybe even a few times a day. Never really hammered them but did better then most. Thurs the best fish came off of dark colored jigs tipped with shinners casted shallow then worked back to the boat. Tried that Fri morning, not a bite. River rigs with dark flies or plain hook took most fish in deeper water most of the day but then in the evening small jig & shinners by the rock wall worked very well. Sat was the worst fishing day for us. Super slow bite and only caught fish using demon spinners and gulp shinners on a small green jig. Wouldn't touch a live shinner but sure loved the gulp. Others I talked to did a little better around red banks but was to many people around to comfortably fish. Bite was super lite every day so you really need to pay attention to any taps you get. I believe the run is winding down. On my way off the river Saturday evening did see a guy fighting something big for quite some time by the rock wall. They didn't have a net on the boat so I offered to net it for him. He said go ahead he was tired of the fight. Turned out to be a 4 ft sturgeon but the fish was lost, way too big for the net plus the line breaking didn't help. Still a cool sight to see a fish that big but to bad the fishermen couldn't snap a pic before it took off. I tried my best. Hope this info helps...Good luck to all!

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