Jbird68. Try not to worry about people who think the more money you spend the better fishermen they are. I fished in a small old jon boat for years because it worked well for catfish on the river. I hit the lakes one year with a bunch of guys who fish walleye and have 40,000 dollar rigs. They weren't jerks but they did do a little teasing. At least until my buddy and I kept coming home with more eyes then they did. I believe people have fished enough have realised that experience and reading the water is more important than any equipment money can buy. Also its about having fun! So next time they give ya crap just pick up a bunch of fish and see if they want to take some off your hands. Let them know your boat just doesnt have enough room for them all;)
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Not that I think it's good but they may not have much of an effect on things. We have them in a small lake here and the crappy and gill do fine. I think they are good eating and fun when they get big
White bass are pretty common in the red cedar river in the spring during their spawning run. The chetek river connects to the red cedar. So I'd bet people fishing below the dam on silver Birch have caught and transported them into the chain. Best guess anyway.
We have caught 2 of these on Praire in the last couple of days. We have been fishing this chain for close to 50 years and have never seen white bass or striped bass. How did these get in here and does anyone else know these are present in this chain of lakes?
On Friday I was on the top of the point for a while but it was windy. Went up to Prarie Lake didn't catch but 1 bluegill and 1 bass. We pulled out of Chetek around 8am in Saturday. I saw the black Lund on a trailer in town. So I think they must have left also.