Dairyland Flowage, Rusk County

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11/3/17 @ 3:26 PM
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bassgrabber
bassgrabber
USER since 12/23/04

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
26° - 30° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

Great 3 hours. 7 smallmouth on a James Gang Baby Squid Bait, a Kalin Sizmic Grub, and a homemade swimbait I poured. 18.5" at 4-1# 17" at 3-1# 15.5" at 2-11# 15" at 2-3# 14.25" at 2-6# and two around 13.5-14" not measured. All released. My biggest bass of 2018! All hammered them hard very good bite after I applied JOB Fish Sauce on them. 14' deep on bottom slow retrieve.

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10/18/17 @ 7:34 AM
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bassgrabber
bassgrabber
USER since 12/23/04

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

A summary from Saturdays tournament:

http://www.jamesgangfish.com/our-storyblog/2017-fall-flambeau-classic

Dairyland Flowage, Rusk County Photo
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10/15/17 @ 4:21 PM
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bassgrabber
bassgrabber
USER since 12/23/04

MOON PHASE (17%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Raining

AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

Had a great time Sat fishing the James Gang Fall Flambeau Classic. 32 anglers,  16 teams competed from 10 am to 515 pm. Several teams battled for the top 6 spots, 4 teams caught a few fish, while 6 teams struggled on the bottom. Muskies were caught on accident, like usual,  as well as a rare 8# walleye. Congrats to Mike Etzel, Tony Nelson, Doug Helmuth, Zach Nelson, Mat Eichinger and John Beaudette for placing in the top three teams. Doug won big bass at 4 lb 1 oz. Mike and Tony won $480 and Doug won $160 for the daily lunker. Thanks to all that participated and for keeping the weights honest with integrity in this Major League Fishing event.

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10/2/17 @ 9:59 AM
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bassgrabber
bassgrabber
USER since 12/23/04

MOON PHASE (89%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Went smallmouth fishing Saturday, 4 of us. We got some 14.25-16" smallmouth, a 27.5" musky, some pike, and had an absolute monster musky that I truly believe was 50+ inches, hit at the boat, lost under my prop when she did a speed run and took off like a rocket. All on a James Gang Baby Squid, except the 27.5" musky was on a Trokar flappin jig. Water temp 61 on north half of the lake and 63 on south end. Worked its way up to 66 in some shallow sunny flats late in the day. Difficult bite but when they hit they drilled it. No girth on bass yet, hopefully they fatten up quick, very low weights, 16" was 1-12, 14.25s were 1-6. Healthy pretty fish maybe the fall feed is beginning finally.

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9/28/17 @ 9:35 PM
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bassgrabber
bassgrabber
USER since 12/23/04

MOON PHASE (56%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

Got out smallmouth fishing Wednesday. Very tough day, bass would not hit moving lures. Managed about ten of them around 1 pound 4 oz and one better sized one at 15.75" on plastics. Spinners, top waters, cranks, jigs were no good. Drop shooting sucked too. Ultra finesse bite all day. Very tough lake to figure out, too many gorgeous spots to fish! !

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9/18/17 @ 8:07 AM
TriggerDog
TriggerDog
USER since 9/19/07

Cronk - I only fish the flowage in the fall and focus on both walleyes and crappies.  Typically first three weeks in October, later and colder is best. The crappies seen to transition from their suspended locations to deeper water structure.  Side scan is a must to find stumps in 18' - 14' of water off main river channel on outside bend seems to be the key for me.  Always seem to be 2' - 3' off bottom.  I seem to catch a few off each stump and have to move around and find another stump in same type of situation.  Crappies are big the last three years.  Largest so far is 14.75" and many 13" - 14".  Walleyes seem small and at this time of year I catch them in the same depth range but not consistently.  Most are not larger than 15", think largest to date for my fall trips is 18".  So nothing big for me at least.  Good luck out there!!

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9/13/17 @ 12:56 PM
bassgrabber
bassgrabber
USER since 12/23/04

Yooper we been struggling on smallmouth. We tried shallow to deep. Only luck is on small, non moving baits tight to shore for juveniles. No nice ones, not aggressive at all. Try small jigs and small dark plastics. Lots of dead water, move til u find some fish together.

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9/13/17 @ 12:53 PM
bassgrabber
bassgrabber
USER since 12/23/04

I hear the crappies were huge at the ice tourney

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9/12/17 @ 12:59 PM
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Yooper transplant
Yooper transplant
USER since 12/23/13

MOON PHASE (57%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Caught this musky fishing close to weeds for smallmouth Sunday afternoon. Had my three boys in the boat (ages 6 ,6 and 3). I caught it on  a three inch mister twister with ten lb braid on a medium light rod. Battle lasted around ten minutes. Needless to say there was a real cluster going on in the boat trying to land this guy with little kids and a bass net! We will remember this one for a long time! Anyone else been fishing smallmouth? This is the only thing we caught in three hours fishing.

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9/12/17 @ 3:29 AM
Cronk
Cronk
USER since 4/18/12

Well ladies and gents it wont be long and we  will be looking very closely at the mercury each and every morning. when the temp dips into the mid teens we get giddy like kids on xmas morning on a high octane sugar buzz... and for good reason. First ice wont be far behind. im going to try and fish 12 new bodies of water outside my sphere of comfort. i live in EC, so basically rice lake over to st croix falls in the west and lacross in the south is my general comfort zone. The year its all about new waters. And Dairyland is my first stop for research info. I fish panfish and walleye. im looking for anyone that knows this water to give me the straight dope. Population densities and size structure. any topographical info you can provide would be fantastic. Any info is good info. Thanks Linkers!!!


Cronk

stay safe and good fishin!!!

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