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MARC MORRONE
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10/23/14 10:03 AM CST
Fished the Chain recently, and got some really nice crappies. Most fish have been in the 14-18 foot range, and a drop shot rig with a straight minnow has been the best.

It's been a bit of a slower start on walleyes for the fall bite so far.

It's just going to get better from here, so let's hope for some nice fall weather yet.

Good Luck! Smile


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JOHN CARLSON
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9/20/14 9:36 AM CST
Tim, Temp was 60 yesterday, I think unless we get some more drastic cold weather before you get here that your going to beat Turn Over, Besides that I really feel that because the Chain is a flowage there is not a real turn over on the system. Or you can argue that water is being turned over in the system daily with the current flow. Either way I don't find the chain to be affected by it as much as large natural lakes.

Tim D
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9/20/14 9:24 AM CST
We are heading up next weekend to Wilson and I was wondering if we will beat the fall turnover? How has the fishing been lately? Thanks much, Tim D

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9/3/14 9:05 PM CST
Sorry not a report, my brother lost his camera and case somewhere between crowley dam, through Phillips to weimer dam, he set it on top of his car and forgot about it, I know it is a long shot if anyone found it. We are offering a reward for its return, thanks for lookin!!! Speechless

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9/3/14 2:42 PM CST
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John, Do you think the cold front coming in Fri. will shut the muskies down? If so, for how long? We are coming up Sat. hoping the full moon this week would turn them on. Also what type of lures put the 10 muskies in the boat? Thanks, Gus-Gus!

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9/3/14 11:52 AM CST
Phillips Area Fishing Report The Ross's Sport Shop Guide boats had a great week on the water, All of our trips last week were successful for Crappie and Walleye, we hit a little hiccup in the bite Labor Day weekend but the bite was back on for us on Monday as a Ross's Sport Shop Guide boat landed 10 Musky on a full day trip.

Crappie are biting well on most area lakes, We are still using Plastics or Live Bait with good results, Walleye are picking back up, We have been doing very well on Fatheads under slip bobbers in my boat for walleye, I'm also still doing well using half of a crawler on a floating jig. Walleye are still fairly shallow for this time of year.

Monday Ross's Sport Shop Guide John Kleczewski landed his clients 10 musky from 34 to 44 inches long, from here on out the Musky bite should just keep getting better!!!!

Pictured is Chayton Carlson with some of his Crappie Catch and Grant with one of 10 Musky that he and his father caught with a Ross's Sport Shop Guide.

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8/24/14 7:04 AM CST
41 boats entered, 8 fish were caught by 7 boats, Big fish was 48" and caught by Gary Schmit and Matt Roechel on Wilson Lake.

1st place - 37" and 42.5" Troy Henderson and Josh Prohaska 2nd place - 48" Gary Schmit and Matt Roechel 3rd place - 39" Peter Polacek and Al Severson 4th place - 38" Rick Godager and Jamie Noel 5th place - 35.75 Brandon and Nicole Dunbar 6th place - 35" John Carlson and Mike Payne 7th place - 34" Jason and Dawson Weik

Big Fish 48" Gary Schmit and Matt Roechel First Fish 34" Jason and Dawson Weik Spring Bay Trip - Chuck and Jeremy Bolton

WinsBigMoney
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8/23/14 9:28 PM CST
Mr. Morrone, Thank you for all the advise. I will be sure to stop in and see you......

Nick

MARC MORRONE
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8/23/14 6:34 AM CST
WinsBigMoney - that sounds like a good game plan in general.

We try to carry a good selection of bucktail colors that work well locally - black, orange, chart, yellow, and green are all good colors alone or in combination. I actually really like spinnerbait styles this time of year as they com thru the weeds better.

For topwaters I like a little more subtle bait like the custom small globes we have made for us. The fish see a lot of really loud stuff, and I don't think the more commotion the better for topwater - I think it can put them off.

We also carry a large soft plastic swimbait that we rig weedless that can really allow you to work some cover better this time of year.

And if it's overcast and a small ripple on the water, topwaters can do good all day long!

Stop by and see us on the way, we are right on Hwy 13 in our new store, and we'll help however we can.


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gusgus
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8/22/14 8:39 AM CST
Thanks Marc! I'll stop and say hi went I come up. Also please let us know how they do in the muskie tournament this weekend. Thanks, Gus-Gus

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8/21/14 7:06 AM CST
Late reports, but I just remembered I did not get to this earlier.

We were up first week of August. Stayed on the chain of lakes, and fished all week. We tried all our normal spots, and had to move around quite a bit.

To make it short and sweet, here is what we did.

Walleye - hard to come by, compared to previous years. Half crawler on 1/4 - 1/2 oz jig - dragged over rocky bottoms worked best. No color was determined to be preferred. All worked equally for us.

Bluegill - everywhere. Really, if you throw a bobber and worm 1ft away from shore, you will get them. If they don't bite within first 15 seconds of cast, move on. There are miles of shoreline to try out. Sticks are your friend, but not necessary.

Bass - smallmouth were only caught while fishing for bluegills. Nothing while actually targeting them. Largemouth were far and few. Buzz bait and spinner were what we caught them on.

Pike - again, far and few on the chain. Although we didn't target them too much. We headed to cranberry lake and had a blast trying out a new lake. The pike bite was better for us here, and this lake was amazingly beautiful. Well, aren't all the lakes up here?

Crappie - this is where we caught the most. Found a bay where the crappie were circling around in a school. Set an anchor, and jigged small ice fishing spoons and jiggin raps in 8ft of water. Seriously. I had two poles, one in each hand, and only had to put out enough line so I could get a bite and pull the fish into the boat without reeling. I can only imagine how much fun this would be for a younger kid if I enjoyed it this much! Just like mentioned before, look for schools on electronics. We found clouds of fish, and that's when we anchored. Didn't have to move once!

Again, this is just what worked for me. There are no real secret spots, since we went all over the lakes to get our fish. Good luck!

JOHN CARLSON
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8/21/14 6:30 AM CST
Phillips Area Fishing report

We have had some good August fishing in the Phillips Area, the walleye have been a little tight lipped but the Crappie, Northern, and Musky are making up for it.

Ross's Sport Shop guides have been finding the Crappie scattered in 8 to 20 plus feet of water right now. We are catching most of the Crappie on plastics, Beatle Spins, Twisters, Tubes and Sliders with Pink and White being my go to color. We are also getting some Crappie on minnows under slip bobbers.

Pike are super shallow and in the thickest slop you can find, we have been targeting Pike with weedless silver minnows and spinnerbaits. I have been getting some incidental pike fishing for Bass with frogs in the slop as well. Last week I landed my largest pike of the season a 38.5 incher on a frog while Largemouth fishing in the slop.

Musky action has picked up on some of the smaller area waters, Saturday I took clients out on a smaller body of water and they both scored on their first ever musky. We had action from 8 fish in less then 6 hours on the water, Most of our action cam on Lake X Lures Dr Evil and Fat B. We're also starting to move fish on larger plastics and on the new Baby Beaver.

Pictured is Me with the 38.5 inch pike that I caught on a weedless frog, A young client with a couple of crappie that he caught with me and My son Chayton with some of his Crappie that he caught.

-- John Carlson-N.P.A.A. #378

Ross's Sport Shop & Guide Service

WinsBigMoney
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8/20/14 11:09 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 81° - 88° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
This is for MARK M. Question for you, I will be in your area and will be fishing Pike Lake, am i correct in my thoughts of using buck -tails during the day and Surface baits toward sunset??? Any best color as far as bucktails and blade color?? Thanks for all your help, I will be fishing Aug.26 to 30th and I will let you know how I do.

Thanks Again Mark!!!!!!

MARC MORRONE
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8/20/14 10:31 PM CST
Hey Tim - end of Sept. can be good. Depending on weather it can be late summer or early fall patterns.

gus the milfoil is nothing like on Soo a few years ago when it was bad. It should still be good topwater fishing in Sept., and we have some really good weedless baits for working the weeds too.

Let us know if we can help any guys, and hope to see you in Sept.!

Good Luck,


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gusgus
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8/12/14 8:57 AM CST
Hi! We are coming up in Sept. to muskie fish the chain. Is there any problem with milfoil on the lakes this year? We had a bad experience on Soo lake a few years ago and don't want to run into that again. Thanks!

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