I’ll be heading up to Chetek on the 29th. Looks like it’s really going to cool down quickly this week into the mid to lower 50s with rain. Hopefully the cooling weather does more good than bad. The rain worries me
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76° - 80° F
I had another excellent fall trip in the chain from 9/8 thru 9/14. Fishing was red hot at the start of the trip and slowed a little when the weather heated up on Tuesday. We were still able to catch fish each day but not at the rate of Sunday and Monday.when just about anything you hung in the water caught fish. As usual 1/64 oz jigs tipped with waxies or gulp minnows fished above structure filled the livewell. Orange was the best color this trip although other colors also worked at times. Fishing should really pick up in the next few weeks as the weather and water cools.
Had a good couple of days, mostly on Chetek Lake near the big bar. Panfish active drifting with bait about a foot off the bottom in 13 feet or less. Used minnow, white plastics and wax worms. All worked. Perch seemed to prefer wax worms on or very near the bottom. Good luck to all.
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Anyone have a report on the algea bloom? Is it pretty bad right now? Wondering if we come over and fish next weekend if the kids could get in the water later in the day and flop around or do the sandbar?
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Fished last weekend on Chetek, trying to find 'wood' cribs or stumps. Before I did find wood I found some suspended fish right away, but only got a few hit and miss, Probably smaller fish.
Found more suspended fish while scouting for wood, crappies and gills, some of them pretty good seize. Had to stay in 11 ft of water, if we got deeper or shallower the finder would clear up. Fish were 5 to 9 ft down. Casting jigs on a fix bobber, minimites, tube jigs and hair jigs worked equally. Had waxies but made no difference, I guess the fish were hungry for anything. Only kept a handfull of fish. LOTS of boat traffic, we were bouncing pretty good.
p.s. Tryed a small jiggin rap for kicks, and only b-gills were hitting hit while others were getting crappies with jigs under a bobber, I thought it was odd for b-gills to hit it.
Sorry about the confusion. By the wood I meant both over the stumps and over the man-made cribs. You can find the general locations of most of the cribs from the free maps available at the bait stores. You also need a good depth finder to pinpoint them.