Dam Lake/Sugar Camp Chain, Oneida County

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10/12/17 @ 6:41 AM
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Gary Myshak
Gary Myshak
MEMBER since 11/1/14

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

wow I finally was able to log in!! After not being able to log in all year it  finally worked!!!  Crappie fishing has been great if you like mid size crappies. Lots of 7-10 inchers, once  in a while you get a few bigger.It will take another year or two to get this class up there. too many getting raped in the spring. deep water has been the best bet for crappies. minnows on slip bobbers and small jigs in various colors vertical jigged are working great.

Muskies are all over the chart, no real patterns or baits stand out. Getting some on the bars while getting some in 2  feet of water . water temps are about60 as of the other night. Water is dirty, not from turn over either, it still needs to drop to about 52 to start. A green bloom is happening also.

The river is dropping , they let it down about 2-3 feet in the last few weeks.

Smallies are working rock bars and flats near evening now. twitching rapalas on the surface is fun.


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10/4/17 @ 5:52 PM
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magnumesox
magnumesox
USER since 7/27/01

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waxing Gibbous

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Water temps low 60s. Musky fishing picking up . Stay on brake line and rock humps. Some nicer size musky starting to show up. 

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10/4/17 @ 8:14 AM
mr_chem
mr_chem
USER since 6/16/07

My father and I are headed up this weekend to fish the area for muskies.  Does anyone have a recent water temp?  Do the lakes on this chain undergo the full turnover and have they done it yet?  I am looking for my dad to soak some suckers as he recently had a stroke and will not be able to cast.

Thanks for any help you can give.

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9/16/17 @ 9:46 PM
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LordMuskieBassMan
LordMuskieBassMan
USER since 9/16/17

MOON PHASE (15%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Night Time

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

Just got to one of the sugar camp lakes, first cast 18 inch smallie on a sinking minnow wacky style.  Then one dock over heard what sounded like a human cannon ball! Had to be a Musk.  Ran up to my take box and slapped  on a liter and my favorite surface lure on 8lb test. Snuck down right b4 the dock and casted 15ft over where the raise was.  As my jitterbug was half way to my I saw a wake in its path 5 feet in front of it. BAM!  Blasted it and it was on, guessing low 40's.  Had it on for 10 min w/o net and made another jump and shook and spit.  Moved 2 docks over and had another follow a bit smaller say 35.  Within t hrs of being here I know where 4 respectable musks are. Been coming here 4 years and only seem two total.

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7/20/17 @ 6:14 PM
theebestfisherman
theebestfisherman
USER since 5/3/03
I we'll be staying on Dam Lake this coming week with the family.  I will be primarily fishing Muskies and maybe a few walleyes or crappies. Was wondering if there is recent reports or couple pointers to get us started. Thanks in advance.

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7/2/17 @ 9:23 AM
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Greg Tessier
Greg Tessier
MEMBER since 5/14/11

MOON PHASE (66%)
Waxing Gibbous

A lot of boat traffic last evening but none the less worth the trip.  I have been using some 2.5" crank baits in 7 to 9 feet of water.  I have been catching less crappie however switching to the larger bait, crappie maxx, the size is consistently 10" and above.  That is fine with me. Dark colors with a white or orange belly seems the best.  Also boated a 20" smallmouth that was in the weeds feeding.  I put one on its nose and had a strike.  About five casts later it hit again and this time I boated it.  Measured it snapped a couple of pics and back it went.  What a blast.

Edited on 7/18/17 10:58 AM
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6/18/17 @ 10:20 AM
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Greg Tessier
Greg Tessier
MEMBER since 5/14/11

MOON PHASE (37%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

If you like crappie then the Sugar Camp Chain is the place to be.  Seven to nine feet of water casting to the weed beds and weed points with Beetle spins and small crank baits.  Thirty to forty in an hour and a half with many in the ten to twelve inch range.  We have some in the fridge so it was catch and release with my thirteen year old son.  Good fishing my friends!

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6/13/17 @ 2:41 PM
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SnowR
SnowR
USER since 6/19/16

MOON PHASE (85%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F
Lots of wind and rain this week. Rained 7 1/2 inches of rain on Sunday. Fish are finnicky. Gills are good size. Crappie are smallish. Both are found in shallow grass and weeds of 2 to 6 feet. Little action on cribs but again slow.

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6/1/17 @ 8:05 PM
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Bruce Gruening
Bruce Fishin
MEMBER since 5/19/17

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

Nice mixed bag today on the Chain. The fish are still scattered on the rocks,cribs and weeds. Slip bobber's tipped with a leech worked best. We caught them in 7-19' if water.

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6/1/17 @ 7:50 PM
Bruce Gruening
Bruce Fishin
MEMBER since 5/19/17

No problem

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