Heidecke Lake, Grundy County

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5/25/17 @ 7:00 PM
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Jim Kopjo
Crappie Professor
USER since 5/22/15

MOON PHASE
New Moon

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

report is from May-24

started late to miss the rain....found the wind...ran the new "Bird" and tried to dial in the auto-chart(live mapping) feature....seeing a ton of fishable structure....drops...roadbeds...rock piles....very interesting lake that I don't spend enough time on for sure....crappie run bigger than shab...not the same kinda animal ...no cribs or standing timber to go by....the fish relate to things,just not things I'm used to fishing...LOL...

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5/25/17 @ 8:13 AM
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Cometcoach
Cometcoach
USER since 3/14/16

MOON PHASE
New Moon

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

Went out from 4:30 - 8:00 and had little luck I caught three yellow perch which beats getting skunked but was hoping for something better. First time on the lake so I guess we did ok. Drifted crawlers by the buoy line on the south side 10 foot depth seemed to get the best results drifted over 20 feet and seen lots of marks on graph they just were not interested.  

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5/25/17 @ 5:04 AM
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Billamcustom
Billamcustom
USER since 8/11/13

MOON PHASE
New Moon

Can anyone please tell me what time they open the gate to launch in the morning?  Thanks.

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5/19/17 @ 12:24 PM
Dr. of Fishingology
Dr. of Fishingology
USER since 10/15/09

ARsteve

Pick your day to fish (if you can). Weekdays with low lying clouds and prefrontal conditions are best. Throw in some sw winds at 5-15 mph and it's even better. Fish the wind blown shores with # 4 Shadraps or # 5 Flickershads (casting parallel to shore) in silver and firetiger. There are breaks off of the south side of the center dyke of pool #1. You can troll on the breaks focusing in an up and down (zig zag pattern) or troll right over the tops of the different breaks. I have found that if I pop a fish on 1 crank, I quickly switch the other rod over. The bite window can be very quick based on wind speed and direction. Troll for a short period longer. If the bite dies on the same color, switch the other rod back to original crank color. It is not rocket science out there. On Good Friday, I had a 40 inch muskie hit a # 5 Flickershad and then pull the planer board under. There can be some interesting drama out there at times.  

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5/17/17 @ 8:29 AM
jblouse217
jblouse217
MEMBER since 8/8/16

Arsteve,

There is very little structure in Heidecke, I personally have had the most luck trolling. Follow the shore lines 5-10 feet out use small crank baits (white seems to work). If you don't wanna troll get some minows. Heidecke can get rough real quick, if you have a smaller boat make sure you watch the wind and lake flags. 


Tight lines 

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5/8/17 @ 1:09 PM
arsteve
arsteve
USER since 5/8/17

Hi fellow fisherman! I'd like to reach out to the experienced and seasoned fisherman and ask if there are any tips or techniques that work well. Im not looking to catch a specific type of fish. Just want to take my girlfriend out and enjoy ourselves. Also, are there certain periods/months of the year that the fishing is better? I greatly appreciate the help! Thanks!

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7/30/16 @ 2:11 PM
FISHING REPORT
O'Sullivan
O'Sullivan
USER since 7/30/16

MOON PHASE (12%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
Above 80° F

Arrived at 10. Not many vehicles in the parking lot. Very light boat traffic. Not many bank fisherman. 

Fished both sides. Cleared the bridge with about 10 inches to spare. Trolled crankbaits and only caught/snagged one small one.  

Slow day   

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7/17/16 @ 9:47 AM
set the hook, get the net
set the hook, get the net
USER since 6/14/12

It was pretty dead. There were about ten boats when we arrived. Four or five of those were preparing to leave before we even got out of the harbor. The rest of the day I'd say maybe 3 or 4 boats were out tops including us. Was kind of a stiff breeze but nothing unmanageable unless you had a real small boat. 

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7/16/16 @ 11:02 PM
chevellemanus
chevellemanus
USER since 1/27/07

How crowded was it ?

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7/16/16 @ 4:28 PM
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set the hook, get the net
set the hook, get the net
USER since 6/14/12

MOON PHASE (89%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
Above 80° F

Fished yesterday 7-15 from 1230-8 with my buddy sheephead. No algae bloom yet although water was pretty stained.  Visibility barely a foot. Tried jigging live bait, casting rip rap with cranks and spinnerbaits, drifted spinner rigs and crawler harnesses, drifted for cats and not much to show for it. Managed a half dozen small white bass and one 16.5 inch walleye. Caught all white bass drifting on crawler harnesses and walleye on jig and a minnow. Talked with 3 other people who had similar results. Maybe next time.

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