Day Lake Flowage, Ashland County

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8/14/17 @ 3:52 PM
lawdog616
lawdog616
MEMBER since 1/20/04

Secret to this lake is think opposite of other lakes.  Big baits are okay, but you won't see near the action.  Fish shallower than you would usually.

This lake is crawling with little musky, that is why the 28 inch size limit.  Take one of those to shore and have a lunch, this lake will never see numbers of big fish without thinning the herd....

You would be surprised at how big a musky you can land on a 7 foot medium heavy rod with a low profile reel and a bass spinner. It also gives you that opportunity to catch a bass or two if you can find them.


Edited on 8/14/17 4:04 PM
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8/14/17 @ 12:34 PM
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scsep178
scsep178
USER since 8/7/17

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Went out this past weekend Friday 8/11 and Saturday 8/12 and caught one 29" Muskie. I had 4 others hit but could not get them in the bag. Had trouble keeping hooks planted. Mostly threw Mepps Musky Killers in florescent colors and double blades Showgirls. Three of the 4 missed fish we similar in size to the 29 incher. One fish I did not see, but felt much heavier before the hooks let loose.


First time on the lake and overall impression was positive. The SO caught a 2.5lb Largemouth near the bogs. Panfish action was extremely slow.   

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8/8/17 @ 5:11 AM
rock river
rock river
USER since 7/26/07

You can walk up and down the shoreline by the campground. From the beach, around the dam, and past that. Casting the whole way. There are several piers along the way to stop at and get out further to cast. The fishing was good when I stayed in the campground in '15. Two Musky landed and several follows. All from shore. Casting Mepps #5 bucktails. Good luck!

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8/7/17 @ 9:01 PM
NatureGuy
NatureGuy
USER since 5/19/07

Ok, thanks for the response.

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8/7/17 @ 1:49 PM
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Chris2fur
Chris2fur
USER since 3/4/06

MOON PHASE
Full Moon

Don't bother wading this lake.  First of all, you'll get stuck in the muck.  Secondly, any fishing that is worth while is on the opposite end of the lake from the boat launch in the bogs.  You will not catch anything from the boat launch area.

The boat launch is marked with signs and you can't miss it.  Just take the turn off of Hwy M to the campground and the signs will direct you.

As for shore fishing, the entire lake is surrounded by National Forest, but you're wasting your time.  Find a different lake unless you're going to launch a boat.  There is a beach that I guess you could try that is in the main lake basin but I'm not sure if you have to be staying in the campground to gain access there.

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8/7/17 @ 1:37 PM
NatureGuy
NatureGuy
USER since 5/19/07

I will be staying in Clam Lake later this month and wanted to give this lake a try. Is there shore fishing available or is it boat access only? On the map it shows a boat landing, but no road to it. Does one need to take a Chequamegon Forest road to find it? I would probably try to do some wading using the boat landing as an access point if there are no public shore fishing areas...

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8/7/17 @ 8:45 AM
scsep178
scsep178
USER since 8/7/17

Heading up to stay at the campground this coming weekend (8/11/17). How have conditions been? Will probably focus on Muskie and panfish. 

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7/7/17 @ 3:13 PM
lawdog616
lawdog616
MEMBER since 1/20/04

Muskies and whatever forage the river had.  Which should have been smallmouth walleye, suckers and a variety of panfish.

In 1973 the campground was completed. (I know because my brother helped build it)

In 1974 the lake was loaded with crappie and a lot of stunted perch, and a small number of musky.

Then in the 80s the bass were planted and started to spawn. 

About 2013 or there abouts the State planted walleye, don't think they survived the winter feeding binge of the musky or bass. 

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7/7/17 @ 3:01 PM
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Kempdog1113
Kempdog1113
USER since 6/8/16

MOON PHASE (98%)
Waxing Gibbous

When day lake was first "made" all that was in it were muskies. Ask me how I know my father was was in charge of the project for the forest.

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7/7/17 @ 10:51 AM
lawdog616
lawdog616
MEMBER since 1/20/04

26 to 30 are common   I had a 34 a month ago.  This last trip we had a 32 in the boat and my buddy had what appeared to be a 36 or bigger hit and play for a minute.

I have caught a couple 36, Dad had a 38 several years back.  My relative from Maryland caught a 45 several years ago.  I have heard of some other 40's fish.

But I fish mainly shallow water....6 feet or less......main lake channels probably hold many of the big girls and boys.

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