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10/31/14 @ 9:24 AM
FISHING REPORT
J.D. Knight
Nite-eye
USER since 10/31/12

MOON PHASE (57%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F
Decided to get out on Monday with a friend from work. It was too nice to concentrate on work so we headed out early to take advantage of the awesome weather and the crappie bite. We left out of massey at around 4 o'clock and got into the crappies right away. It took Nick a few swings to get the hook set down but he figured it out. Again with the minnows under a bobber around wood. We caught crappies on deeper wood and a few spots I caught fish on the weekend that were in shallow wood didn't have a fish on them. Water is receding enough to make them move or someone else got there first. We still had plenty of action and lost our share also. They say big crappies are getting caught on the Wisconsin shoreline between the bridges in Dubuque. Jig and minnow in 10 to 12 ft of water. I am going to give it a try this weekend and let you know how it goes. Here is 2 pics of 13 inchers that were fun. See ya on the water!

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10/26/14 @ 6:36 AM
FISHING REPORT
J.D. Knight
Nite-eye
USER since 10/31/12

MOON PHASE (9%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny
My dad and I got on the river around 10 am. We stopped.by the Bait shack to pick up minnows and bobbers and took off from Schmitt Harbor. It was a beautiful day and we hoped the crappies were biting. Same setup as last week with the same results. Lots of big crappies. Last week we caught a lot of 9 in. Crappies along with the bigger ones but yesterday almost everyone was over 10 in. Structure in 8 to 10 ft of water is holding the larger schools We did catch fish in 3 foot of water but not very many. We did use 1/8 oz jigs with a minnow to jig around brush with current and caught.some of the bigger fish. We had 6 at 13 inches and lost 2 bigger ones before we could get.the.net under them. We are heading out this morning to see if we can get some 15 inches or larg er. See ya on the water

Edited on 10/27/14 9:30 AM
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10/23/14 @ 3:44 PM
J.D. Knight
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USER since 10/31/12
Hello FISHFORME34, Glad to hear someone is reading the reports here. I look forward to reading how it goes for you. We have a slot down here for the walleyes everything from 20" to 27" must be released. Just an FYI since it would be different than pool 9 you normally fish. Weather should be great and hopefully the fish cooperate! The Bait Shack in Dubuque will have anything you need. The ramps in Dubuque at Hawthorne(near the Dam) or Schmitt Harbor are both nice ramps. Good Luck this weekend on Pool 12! Big Smile

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10/23/14 @ 12:42 PM
FISHING REPORT
J.D. Knight
Nite-eye
USER since 10/31/12

MOON PHASE
New Moon
The report from Rick at the Baitshack is the bite in tailwaters continues to be good for walleyes and sauger. Some over 27" walleyes were caught on the Wisconsin side using one eyes. JIg and minnow and pulling double Rapalas are good also. The crappie fishing is in full swing. Around structure in the back waters and deeper 8 to 12 feet like I saw last weekend is still the best. Minnows under bobbers. Rick reported the grass coming down the river has been a problem lately and will probably continue for the next 4 or 5 days. Get out this weekend and take advantage of this great bite! Good Luck and see ya on the water! Wink

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10/22/14 @ 8:37 PM
fishforme34
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USER since 5/16/13
Nice reports JD. I am just starting to fish this pool I usually fish lakes in wis and an sometimes pool 9 in Genoa. I took a drive down earlier in the week to check it out. Me and the wife are going to fish it this weekend. It looks like a beautiful fishery. Your reports are informative I will let you know how we do.

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10/22/14 @ 12:55 PM
J.D. Knight
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USER since 10/31/12
Welcome aboard Planejockey! It would be great to have some more posts here. I am trying to keep it fresh and current. Glad to hear you will help keep it that way! We all know if it's not current people will quit checking back. Now that tournament season is done for me, my time on pool 12 increases. I am heading out this weekend with my Dad and hopefully have some more big crappies and bluegills to write about. See ya on the water! Smile

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10/21/14 @ 6:33 PM
Planejockey
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USER since 2/27/13
Nite eye, been awhile since I got on here, sure was nice seeing some recent reports and good ones at that! Been working and huntin a lot but as soon as I can get a line wet I'll see what I can to help get this area active with reports. WI fishing reports are almost active daily, wish that was more the case down here!

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10/20/14 @ 5:37 PM
FISHING REPORT
J.D. Knight
Nite-eye
USER since 10/31/12

MOON PHASE (10%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F
Got out Sunday for some crappie fishing with my old neighbor Kirk. We try to get out a couple of times in the fall and chase crappies. We had great weather and the fish were cooperating! Left Massey marina at 11 am and started fishing brush piles and trees in 5 foot of water in back sloughs. Kirk caught the first 2 fish one from each tree and we were concerned we weren't going to find them bunched up. I was using a 1/16th oz. jig and lip hooked fathead minnow. We would dip these around the densest cover carefully lowering and raising them around the branches. Nothing like the tick of a light biting crappie. We found we had to let them take it for a few second before setting the hook to increase our hook up percentage. We moved to a tree that sits in 8 to 10 feet of water and found the mother lode. We sat in one spot for almost 2 hours and went through a bucket of minnows. We added bobbers to our lines and floated the jigs 6 ft under the bobbers in the current seam to net more bites. When it finally slowed we had about 18 minnows left and hit one more spot until all of them were gone. Kirks knowledge of the river paid off on the last spot when he slowly moved through a current seam in 8 foot of water and found a root ball on his locator. All the fish to come off the root ball were over 10 inches and luck for them we ran out of minnows. This crappie bite will only get better until ice up so I will definitely see you on the water. Big Smile

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10/16/14 @ 2:22 PM
FISHING REPORT
J.D. Knight
Nite-eye
USER since 10/31/12

MOON PHASE (41%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F
Report from the Bait Shack is the crappies are hitting in Frentress Lake. This is one of my favorite bites of the year. All backwaters should be producing some panfish right up till ice. I use a 1/16 oz lead head under a spring bobber set 18 inches or so above the hook with a big fathead hooked through the lips. Place this around any wood or boat docks and be ready to catch crappies. Use a piece of crawler and set the bobber to allow the jig to be within a foot of the bottom and you will catch more gills. Waxworms work well on any ice jig also. These are some of the tastiest fish you will get out of the river so get out there and get ya some! Tounge Out

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8/27/14 @ 4:44 PM
FISHING REPORT
J.D. Knight
Nite-eye
USER since 10/31/12

CONDITIONS
Raining

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80º F
Fished last Saturday with co-worker Chuck Bohmia out of the Spruce Creek ramp in pool 12. We started on the rip rap of the dam and my Zara Spook took a 2#r right next to the rocks. No more fish along that stretch so moved up in front of Blanding Landing on the Illinois side and right in front of the ramp Chuck caught 2- 3# largemouth on his double willow spinner bait. We moved upstream as the rain started and found largemouth on every tree with a root ball on it. The root ball would be on the upstream side and Chuck would get the first cast in there and wam! The dark spinner bait was the best sait all day. We caught a few more nice fish just downstream from the chestnut Mountain Boat dock with a few smallies mixed in. I had switched to a crawdad rat-l-trap which the smallies and northern liked. The lightning and rain got so bad we docked the boat and asked the Captain of the excursion boat if we could sit under his cover for awhile. After an hour with no relief in sight he gave us a ride to the Hotel Bar where we warmed up with a little moonshine from the bartender and a bite to eat. After the rain passed the first mate gave us a ride back to the dock and we continued on. We can't thank them enough for their hospitality and shelter from the storm! We motored back to the dock at Spruce creek with quite a day under our belts and wet shoes. See ya on the water!

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