Gile Flowage, Iron County

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8/24/17 @ 4:40 PM
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Breal31
Breal31
USER since 5/22/16

MOON PHASE (10%)
Waxing Crescent

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...

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8/24/17 @ 4:33 PM
Livefreefishhard
Livefreefishhard
USER since 2/5/16

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.

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8/24/17 @ 2:32 PM
Eire
Eire
USER since 4/7/13

to sum it up:  because nobody eats musky?    locals don't chase muskies?   they eat what the locals like to catch?  and they are working on other species....   best i have for u. 

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8/23/17 @ 9:04 PM
Livefreefishhard
Livefreefishhard
USER since 2/5/16

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?

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5/8/17 @ 10:31 AM
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#13-FIRETIGER
#13-FIRETIGER
USER since 9/28/04

MOON PHASE (95%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
46° - 50° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F
Our opening day trip was less successful than we had hoped for. Started out Friday looking for perch in the morning which we were able to find in 10-12 fow off the edge of the river channel in and around some wood. Didn't catch many of them but the ones we found were really nice, 11-13". Had some incidental walleyes caught in the same area up to 16" so we thought we at least had a good starting point for saturday morning but that wasn't the case. Friday afternoon with the sun out and water temps in some back bays reaching 55 degrees, we were hoping to find some crappies or gills but no such luck. Just the cookie cutter hammer handles and smallies in the bays eating our crappie minnows and small white plastics. Saturday was a struggle in the morning. Caught some smallies off the channel and in the wood but the eyes had moved out of there because of the front coming through I'm assuming. The middle of the day was VERY slow with a lot of moving around and attempting to get out of the wind as best as possible. Ended the day trolling flicker shads around just to cover water and try to locate some fish which we did, just nothing to brag about. Ended up with 8 walleyes, 1 short of 3 limits in our boat. We were down on the south end trolling around the islands. All in all had a great trip with the guys once again, just wish the fishing had been better. Hope other guys did well out there this weekend and good luck the rest of the season. 

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5/3/17 @ 6:30 AM
#13-FIRETIGER
#13-FIRETIGER
USER since 9/28/04

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. 

Thanks 

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2/10/17 @ 8:59 PM
wallywood
wallywood
USER since 1/1/02

sackett nice job on the big eyes. Did you release them or going to get them mounted ?

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2/10/17 @ 8:37 PM
sackett99
sackett99
USER since 5/9/13

Full moon is making fishing "better" landed a few eaters and a nice one tonight, didn't catch much all week, still driving trucks everywhere

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2/6/17 @ 8:27 AM
Tiny 88
Tiny 88
MEMBER since 12/30/11

We were out there Friday and Saturday and we didn't have any issues. Where we were there was 19" of ice. As far as the snowmobile trail being marked that I don't know. 

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2/6/17 @ 8:14 AM
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Hunter&Hound
Hunter&Hound
USER since 7/24/01

MOON PHASE (78%)
Waxing Gibbous

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.

Thanks!

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