Cedar Lake, St Croix County

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9/15/18 @ 10:28 AM
FISHING REPORT
buchaye
buchaye
USER since 7/15/03

MOON PHASE (38%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Lake is getting very green, especially the north end after the wind. Thought the alum would help but it is really getting green again.

Fished a few hours yesterday. Got a few slot eyes. Lots of small sunnies. Worked some cribs and caught lots of crappies on plastics but small. 

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8/15/18 @ 1:41 PM
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buchaye
buchaye
USER since 7/15/03

MOON PHASE (24%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Fished just a few hours this morning looking for walleye and perch. Found neither. I just jigged crawlers on my best spots but not much but those really short eyes and a few small sunnies. Did get a couple of white bass. No perch. Marked lots of fish about 14-16 but I didn't get takers. Did not do spinners or troll sticks. Lots of big fish swirling. Lots of bait fish, too.

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7/28/18 @ 11:17 PM
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LongPast50
LongPast50
USER since 5/25/17

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F
Third weekend in a row at Cedar Lake. Slowest of the three trips, however the crappie bite did pick up when we moved to deeper water around 11:00. I think the cold front drove the feeding crappies out to deeper water. We constantly moved from crib to crib....catch a few, move, catch a few and move again. Same pattern as previous trips. 90% caught on plastic minnows. Tried tubes, crawdads...even jigs with a piece of crawler. Plastic minnows worked best. Size of crappies ranged from 5" to 10". 14-16 fow produced the bigger crappies. Last weekend, 12 fow produced the larger ones...go figure. St Croix is back to normal and will be there bright and early tomorrow looking for walleyes. Cant wait!

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7/23/18 @ 1:40 PM
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buchaye
buchaye
USER since 7/15/03

MOON PHASE (85%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Fished a couple of hours this morning. Just looking for walleye and perch. Got into some walleye in about 12-14 ft next to a drop off. All big stuff. Kept a 19 out of the bunch. Lots of slots and a few over 18. Oh well. Fun. Jig/crawler very slow along bottom. I could not find big perch in usual places. Tons of small sunnies. Bass active. Quite a few guys out for a Monday. 

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7/22/18 @ 1:53 AM
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LongPast50
LongPast50
USER since 5/25/17

MOON PHASE (78%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F
9/21/2018. Never made it to Church Pine today. Fished Cedar Lake from 7:00 am to 2:00pm. Fish did not start to bite until 8:30...so sleep in late. Boat traffic and a steady wind around 10 mph produced small white caps and a few 2'+ waves. Moved closer to shore in sheltered areas which helped considerably. Surprised to catch a thin 14" walleye on a crib. 6 very aggressive white bass from 10" to 14". Crappie bite was slow and a very light bite...sometimes just pressure on the line. We would anchor off a crib site and catch 4-8 crappies and when they would stop... so we would move to the next crib site. Kept doing this all day to keep on fish. Some cribs held bigger crappies (9"-10"+) with a lot of 7"-8" crappies too. Kept a few of the bigger ones for a meal. When anchored next to or on a crib...we had to vary our methods. Vertical jigging, holding the jig steady and letting the wave action do the work, moving the rod tip slowly back and forth, flipping the jig out 10 feet and letting it fall and even casting out with a slow retrieve between cribs worked...for a while...and then we had to move. I was more impressed with the size today...biggest was 14". Less fish, but better quality. Lots of boats on the water...mostly musky fishing. Saw one small musky landed. No minnow bite again today. Only plastic minnows, pink, black/chartreuse, and chartreuse/pink tubes caught fish. Changing baits seemed to get more fish at a given spot, but 2" plastic minnows were best. Caught fish from 16' to 4' fow...every crib was different. We saw one boat drifting out past the cribs. They were dragging crawlers...had two walleyes, a few larger crappies and a northern. Brother fished Pine Lake north of Baldwin and caught a ton of sunfish...one nice 9" and the rest were pretty small. Cant wait for the St Croix to get back to normal. Good fishing to all.

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7/16/18 @ 12:06 AM
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LongPast50
LongPast50
USER since 5/25/17

MOON PHASE (18%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F
7/15/2018 Fished from 7:00am to 12:00pm for crappies. Caught 2 bass by chance around 16" and tons of crappie...but no size. Fished the crib areas with the deepest cribs seeming to hold the most fish. Largest crappie was 9", with most in the 5" to 8" range. Definitely not what I had hoped for size wise. Only one crappie caught on a minnow and all the rest while jigging plastic minnows. Pink, black, chartreuse and what ever color tube I wanted to jig work too. My action picked up when I used a crawfish attractant....but like I said, not any size. Wish there was a 9" size limit like down south...really makes for great crappie fishing. Anyway, a few other boats were fishing for walleyes and muskies...but did not see anyone with fish. Talked to a couple of the musky guys and only one sighting between 4 boats. Know as one of the better musky lakes in the area, this is a really good bass lake too. Crappies, I think not so much. Russell's bait shop in Star Prairie is real close and they will guide you to the hot lakes in the area. Perhaps the Church Pine chain is next? Good fishing!

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7/14/18 @ 11:38 AM
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buchaye
buchaye
USER since 7/15/03

MOON PHASE (4%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Foggy

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Rare Saturday am trip for me today. Trolled east shore. Lots of weeds, no eyes. Jigged a little over some rocks...the ever present sunnies. Some were decent. Tried a drop off place with a little heavier jig/crawller and got into some walleyes. Most in the slot but a couple over 18 so kept one. Also a coupe of nice perch. If you want sunnies, go to a weedline. Some are pretty decent. Tons of little ones. Musky guys are out in force.

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5/18/18 @ 10:34 PM
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pstoesz
pstoesz
USER since 9/30/14

MOON PHASE (14%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F
We brought in a musky, several pike, and a big smally with a husky jerk, but nothing else seems to be working. Brought up some silver bass and perch with a lindy and minnow last year. What works best on this lake? Have heard good things about rattlin raps... anything else? 

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3/3/18 @ 9:42 PM
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Sarcastic Jack
Sarcastic Jack
USER since 1/10/16

MOON PHASE (96%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
22 inches

AIR TEMP
41° - 45° F

Fished site 4 cribs today, quite a few crappies and gills, all small.  Launch is getting rough. Wouldn't go out unless you have a 4x4 with decent clearance. Measured 22 inches of good ice, almost needed the auger extension.  

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2/26/18 @ 3:33 PM
icejunkie82
icejunkie82
USER since 1/27/17

Anyone been fishing lately?? Is it still possible to drive out there with a 4x4 pickup after the last snow?? Any springs/bad ice on the lake?? Never fished it before and thinking of giving it a try this week. Thanks in advance!!

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