Balsam Lake, Washburn County

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7/21/17 @ 11:05 AM
FISHING REPORT
chi blackhawk gill boy
chi blackhawk gill boy
USER since 3/26/17

MOON PHASE (4%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Busted but what a vacation crappies blue gill were on bass too

Balsam Lake, Washburn County Photo
Balsam Lake, Washburn County Photo
Balsam Lake, Washburn County Photo
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6/4/17 @ 7:47 PM
Swartzy69
Swartzy69
USER since 4/24/16

Hi guys im new to the area...is balsam lake about the best bluegill lake in the area...any help would b appreciated...thanks

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6/4/17 @ 12:19 PM
FISHING REPORT
chi blackhawk gill boy
chi blackhawk gill boy
USER since 3/26/17

MOON PHASE (80%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

The bite is on the crappies are rolling in the bluegills are about to come shallow

Balsam Lake, Washburn County Photo
Balsam Lake, Washburn County Photo
Balsam Lake, Washburn County Photo
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5/22/17 @ 1:03 PM
FISHING REPORT
chi blackhawk gill boy
chi blackhawk gill boy
USER since 3/26/17

MOON PHASE (14%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

Fishing has been tough on this lake but the crappies are biting you just have to find them

Balsam Lake, Washburn County Photo
Balsam Lake, Washburn County Photo
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7/8/15 @ 4:18 PM
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bassgrabber
bassgrabber
USER since 12/23/04

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F
Fished several hours and some great areas for pike and bass yesterday. Run off did not dirty water at all. Clarity was best I ever seen for July out here. Fish were extremely inactive. Had one good pike bite off a home made plastic frog at my boat. Other than that the fishing sucked but swimming in the lake was fun. I blame the 30.11 barometer on it. They were hiding tight to cover. Marked a nice school of pan fish 18' on bottom on side image. Probably crappies. Cool

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1/8/13 @ 8:07 PM
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bassgrabber
bassgrabber
USER since 12/23/04

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
12 inches

AIR TEMP
26° - 30° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F
went out today for some nice crappies and perch. Marked a ton of fish near the shacks, but they would fly to the jig, and pretty much stop or leave. Very irritating. Tried every presentation I could think of, and only tricked 6 bluegills and a perch into biting over six hours of fishing. Turned off completely from 4:00PM-Dark. Kept the perch and 4 gills around 7-8 inches. Crying

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12/22/10 @ 12:36 PM
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bassgrabber
bassgrabber
USER since 12/23/04

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

ICE DEPTH
10 inches

AIR TEMP
6° - 10° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F
Fished Monday mornign at sunrise. After Pike & Perch, had 2 tip ups out for about an hour and 45 minutes, no flags. But did VERY well on a school of perch with the Fish Cam. A lot of little ones, but not uncommon to see 6 on the screen at once. Found some nicer sized perch, 8"-9" fish, caught a few that size right before I had to leave to meet a friend to fish near Chetek. I think if I would have stayed, I would have easily limited out on nice perch. They were VERY aggressive and bit very well, I think the baro pressure and the storm coming was to credit the excellent bite. Threw back all of my fish. Did see a largemouth bass on camera, surprisingly no pike on camera though. Lake is full of LITTLE ones. Enjoy the pic of my world record pumpkinseed, first fish through the ice this year. Must have been at least 5" long!!!

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7/24/10 @ 8:52 PM
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bassgrabber
bassgrabber
USER since 12/23/04

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

ICE DEPTH
0 inches

AIR TEMP
76° - 80º F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F
Followed another rainy night. Water clarity was terrible compared to normal. 1 ft max. in 3.5 hours, caught 4 largemouth bass on plASTIC worm, an 8" smallmouth on a rapala, a 14" pike on a tube. Very very slow day. I think the murkyness of the water turned the smallmouth off completely this afternoon. Barometric pressure was perfect for fishing. Crying

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7/6/10 @ 12:53 PM
honeyhplr
honeyhplr
USER since 3/14/08
What are the water levels currently of the smaller lakes in the area. Ie...spider, birch, Balsam etc. I know the area has been hit by drought, but want to know how the recovery is coming along?

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6/14/10 @ 7:44 AM
CB1
CB1
USER since 8/20/02
Bassgrabber, You are not the problem. The problem is you are on the wrong lake. Try the south end of Red Cedar or go into Hemlock. Balsam is a tough lake to fish.

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