Probably a couple things working against more stocking. It's basically far and out of the way from prime tourist areas, not very popular because of the navigation, and I've heard there have been some really bad die offs some years from the water fluctuation. Could be any combo of that...
Not sure that's the reason. They held a meeting with the locals in 05 and came up with a new management program and muskies where the 3rd highest priority to walleyes and by one vote more, perch. I thought they may be monitoring natural reproduction. They came up with a density of .1 per acre and supposedly where looking to increase this density but the stocking does not reflect this.
Anybody know why the dnr cut musky stocking so much out here. They used to dump 2500 or so every other year. Seems like it's been super slow for the past 3 years compared to the 7 I fished before. Checked the website and there's only been 3000 put in in the last 12 years. My understanding is that there is no natural reproduction did something change?
MOON PHASE (95%)
46° - 50° F
46° - 50° F
Does anyone have any recent reports of panfish biting? I know the water is still real cold but was wonding if anyone has been catching them shallow on the warmer afternoons. A group of us are headed up this weekend. If we do anything worth reporting, I'll post it Sunday on the way home. Feel free to message me.
MOON PHASE (78%)
Is the main trail marked on the lake? And, have snowmachines been using it (ice safe)?
I've never been on this flowage and I was going to take a cruise down that way on Saturday to check it out.