Chetek Chain, Barron County

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5/27/18 @ 6:21 AM
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Salmon Shark
Salmon Shark
MEMBER since 3/11/09

MOON PHASE (96%)
Waxing Gibbous

Up and out at 5:00 am.  Again north end of Chetek near the bridge.  Tried prop bait topwater, no luck.  Went to a 4" pumpkin seed worm, Texas rigged.  Got 4 Bass, one 14", others smaller.

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5/26/18 @ 5:17 PM
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Salmon Shark
Salmon Shark
MEMBER since 3/11/09

MOON PHASE (92%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
86° - 90° F

North end of Chetek, next to bridge with Prairie.  Worms under a bobber.  Caught about 7 Bluegill in 90 minutes.  One pushing 9 ".  Bite light.  water clear, fished shallow area.  Worm 4 ft below bobber.

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5/26/18 @ 2:34 PM
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Dan M
Dan M
USER since 11/30/14

MOON PHASE (92%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Just returned from 3 day trip, camped in tent on mud lake with GF. Extremely warm air temps despite decent cloud coverage. Fished primarily for panfish, ended up targeting bluegills as the many crappie we caught were all a bit on the small side(6-8 inches). Caught lots of crappie all over pokegama in about 6-8 ft of water 4-6 feet down with mini mites and Minnows and gulp tipped with  Waxie. Also drifted baptist bay in 8-12 foot, which normally pays off for us this time of year. No crappie here this trip. Water is exceptionally clear right now as I could see my jig down 6ft. Found lots of gills shallow  all over lake, took lots of sorting to clean a dozen both days but had a good time and went thru a whole tub waxies. Surface temps were 68- 72 on all lakes even Chetek and prairie but 5 feet down we’re 55-59, so I’m hoping bigger fish are soon to move in as I’m heading back up next week.  

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5/26/18 @ 2:03 AM
Chippman
Chippman
USER since 5/5/06

I'd use the county M launch with a bigger boat even vetrans park launch is a pain with the lower water over a foot differance between the right and left side of the trailer. Its alot farther to the north end but well worth it.

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5/25/18 @ 1:40 PM
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fitch
fitch
USER since 1/4/11

MOON PHASE (85%)
Waxing Gibbous

Fished yesterday had a blast but had to search .Can anyone tell why the dead fish on the lake is the chain like that

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5/24/18 @ 9:44 PM
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Chipriverrat
Chipriverrat
USER since 3/21/16

MOON PHASE (77%)
Waxing Gibbous

Fished yesterday evening on the far north end of Prairie.  Had a good time with the kids.  Caught a lot of smaller fish.  Crappies appear to have moved out, I would think by this weekend the Bluegills will be moving out as well.  The boat landing at Lakewood park might be the worst boat landing I've ever used.  Avoid this at all cost with larger boats.  There were 2 dead rotting fish right at the dock and the concrete slab has a huge drop off at the end of it.  I may bring some junk concrete blocks I have behind the shed to alleviate this, are there laws against me putting them in?

Edited on 5/24/18 9:48 PM
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5/24/18 @ 8:01 PM
jusfishn
jusfishn
USER since 12/5/14

They've been biting in 6-8 ft range, just fish the shorelines and the bays and you'll find em, I was using a white 2 inch twister on a 1/16 ounce pink jig

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5/22/18 @ 8:07 AM
Canadatrucker
Canadatrucker
USER since 1/1/17

What is the water temperature Like? Have family heading up there in the 2nd weekend in June.  

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5/22/18 @ 6:56 AM
Chipriverrat
Chipriverrat
USER since 3/21/16
Possibly coming up Wednesday afternoon for the first time.  Any advice on where to fish for Bluegills or Crappie?  Thanks!

Edited on 5/22/18 6:56 AM
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5/20/18 @ 11:11 AM
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jusfishn
jusfishn
USER since 12/5/14

MOON PHASE (34%)
Waxing Crescent

Was out on prarie yesterday morning and fishing was pretty good, lots of small crappies with a few keepers and a few slab bluegill mixed in. Walleyes were slamming crappie jigs with most of them in the 12-14 inch range. We did get a18 and a 20 though. Everything was biting in 6-8 ft of water

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