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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!

Tim D
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8/12/14 5:45 AM CST
We were up the end of July and had some pretty good fishing at the end of that week. We are coming back up at the end of September and I was wondering if the fishing is good then? Long weekend and I am hoping to get out for a few hours each day. Thanks, Tim D

JOHN CARLSON
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8/6/14 1:49 PM CST
Phillips Area Fishing report

Walleye action picked up in the Phillips Area this week, I had the pleasure to take clients out on a couple of walleye trips the past few days and we did well. We are catching more numbers then size right now but the action is great. We have been finding Walleye in 6 to 18 feet of water around wood. I have been using leeches under a slip bobber yet for walleye, I have also been doing well on Jacks Jigs and Slo Fall weedless jigs. The weedless design of these jigs helps keep you from getting stuck in the wood cover the fish are hanging in.

We have also been catching a good number of Crappie in the 8 to 11 inch range tossing most of them back. I have been looking for schools of suspended Crappie on my electronics and casting small plastics or beetle spins over them dragging the lure right thru the school. Most of the Crappie are hanging in the Basin areas of the lakes but are moving to shorelines in low light conditions.

Musky action has been fair, we have been doing good on some of the area rivers witch are less affected by weather. I have still been doing well using surface lures like the Lake X Cannonball Jr., but I'm starting to have more action with larger tandem bucktails. Most of the musky that we have been finding are on deeper weed cover.

Good Luck on the Water

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

Ross's Sport Shop & Guide Service

caroeder
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7/31/14 2:42 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F
Fished on the phillips chain and targeted bass. We walked up the river using chug bugs and 3 of us easily pulled in 30-40 bass biggest was 19in. Also fished a hole with swim baits and nailed some 10 in crappie. Lastly, we caught about a 27 in northern on a chug bug with a lot of snake northern as well. Was a fun trip!

Tim D
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7/20/14 9:30 AM CST
Thank you Musky Hunter and Topwater Tornado for the info. I will let you know how it works out for us when we get back from vacation. Our vaca starts Saturday the 26th.

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7/17/14 12:12 PM CST
My go-to lure for Pike on the chain is a Johnson's Silver Minnow with a four inch grub trailer (I use Lunker City Hydrotails). As mentioned, cast in the weeds and wood and hang on tight. Was up for a week before the fourth and really nailed them. Caught a few bonus ski's using this pattern, as well. Had the best success on Wilson. Caught a few fish in as little as a foot of water, tight to shore.

Best of luck,

TT

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7/17/14 10:49 AM CST
Tim, I have always caught a ton of northern but most are snakes for the most part. Just work the weeds and wood. I've caught em on just about everything.

Tim D
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7/17/14 5:43 AM CST
Looking for some tips. We are coming up in a week and will be staying on the Wilson Flowage. I have heard that there are a good amount of northerns in this lake. What is the best type of lure or artificial bate to use and are there any hot spots? I was just up for a couple of days and had little luck. I do not know what effect the cold front may of had. We did catch a bunch of very nice crappies though. Thanks for any help you can give me. Smile

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7/10/14 11:36 AM CST
The Price County Tourism Department would be happy to send you a county map showing the locations of shore fishing spots and boat landings. Click on the link below to visit our website. When you fill out the request form mention lake-Link as the place where you found out about beautiful Price County.

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7/10/14 11:28 AM CST
Tim D, Stop in at Ross's I can point out some shore fishing spots on a map for you.

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7/10/14 11:25 AM CST
We have maps at Ross's Sport Shop right across from the landing, lakes are all linked and you can get a boat from one lake to the next. I run my 19' Alumacraft anywhere on the Chain.

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7/10/14 6:32 AM CST
There are endless shore fishing opportunities in and around the Phillips area. not only on the chain but also on the river systems in the area. Bridges, boat landings, public docks, county parks and dams.

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7/9/14 4:11 PM CST
All the lakes are linked and very easy to access all of them.

Tim D
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7/9/14 3:57 PM CST
Could anyone tell me if there is a good spot or spots to do some fishing from shore in the Phillips area?

Thanks much Smile

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7/9/14 10:37 AM CST
You will find Wisconsin lake maps online at http://dnr.wi.gov/lakes/maps/. In the upper right choose Price County and then Duroy, Elk, Long and Wilson for the Phillips Lake Chain. Several local bait shops follow this thread and may respond to let you know what maps they have available. The Price County Tourism Department would be happy to send you a county map and visitor information upon request. Please visit www.pricecountywi.net and fill out the form to order a visitor guide and county map. http://www.pricecountywi.net

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