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6/19/18 @ 2:28 PM
splashman
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USER since 6/26/01

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6/14/18 @ 9:34 AM
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dw1
dw1
USER since 10/4/09

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waxing Crescent

Heading up next weekend and fishing this lake for first time(staying on Fishtrap lake).  Primarily going to try for muskies but was just curious if it was worth targeting walleyes as well?  Are there many in this system?  Thanks....

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6/16/17 @ 10:54 PM
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splashman
splashman
USER since 6/26/01

MOON PHASE (58%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

2017 fishing trip to Boulder Junction (trip #17) is now in the books. Despite winds to 40 mph on one day, high winds another 3, and heavy storms that resulted in lost power, we still managed some good fishing and a good time. Crappies just spawned out. Caught and released plenty using 2" tube jigs and 1/16 oz. jigs. Hit smallies and largemouth using ned rigs and tubes. Released a nice northern that hit a crappie tube, and a musky that decided to T-Bone a smallmouth.

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6/7/17 @ 7:14 AM
Chiltonhead
Chiltonhead
USER since 6/27/11

I see the weeds..the only option would be to close the lake to boats other than property owners...rent a resort boat...this launch doesn't have the "Lake Guards"...to bad...another lake where power loading should be stopped...it cause so much damage to launches & kicks up alot of mud which isn't good for anything...espessialy when it's a 15 ft. boat with a 50 horse Johnson...come on...watched a guy..fly down the creek doing a least 20 mph last Sat....hate to wish bad...but he almost deserved to hit something

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6/5/17 @ 7:31 PM
splashman
splashman
USER since 6/26/01

As I get ready for my 17th annual trip to High and Fishtrap this weekend, just had to pay tribute to an old partner that I enjoyed fishing with. RIP Butch,.....and don't worry, I'll be bringing the bug zapper racket.......

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8/22/16 @ 5:06 PM
dogboy
dogboy
USER since 12/7/04

JKB-

I wasn't stating I didn't believe the sechi disk reading wasn't what it was.  by all means, I knew it was a wet spring and all.  I was stating that I don't believe the sechi disk reading this year has anything to do with the lack of growth of  cabbage out there.  High is always fairly clear, might get a green milk hue to it,heck, even an algae bloom on the hottest of summers in aug.  a couple feet less of visibility isn't going to kill the cabbage altogether.  Take a look at the last 5 yrs.  now look back about 10.  what is missing?  the deep cabbage.  year by year it's gotten less n less.along with the "other" weeds getting more and more.  they have literally no problem growing in place of where the deep cabbage was.   take a strong look in the depths.  that stuff is green as can be.  its' everywhere.  it's thriving.

I fish a lake that has a darker reading than the "average" on high lake, pretty fertile lake as well, has a milfoil problem, but the cabbage continues to shine thru. No matter what the seasonal conditions are, it regualarilly stands tall in 8-13 fow.  thick luscious walls. I've watched it for about 20 yrs now.  It hasn't changed with the fluctuations in weather.  maybe a foot or so less in the end.  everyones ruler is different.   ;)

cabbage is a strong grower, especially in colder water temps.  it's withstands the fall cool down where other weeds have turned brown long before turnover.

the last couple years were perfect for promoting cabbage growth.  regardless of light penetration, it would still be rooted, and growing.  maybe not as fast, but still better than the junk weeds that explode at warmer temps with decent light penetration.

I'm not looking to argue, but I'm past the point of blaming weather for the ever declining weeds on one of my favorite vilas lakes to visit. 

if you have a home up there, you should be noticing this more than I... 



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8/21/16 @ 4:13 PM
icefish01
icefish01
USER since 1/23/06

Ok Darin, thanks

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8/21/16 @ 9:41 AM
jkb
jkb
USER since 6/25/02

Hey guys can we move this topic to the general fishing discussion?  I will create a new post entitled "Lack of cabbage in northern Wisconsin Lakes" in Wisconsin fishing discussion forum.

Edited on 8/21/16 9:52 AM
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8/20/16 @ 10:07 PM
allbigfish23
allbigfish23
USER since 3/20/10

I would be surprised if it's starry stonewort. When you grab a sample, crunch it between your fingers. If it has a distinct musky smell, it's muskgrass. 

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8/20/16 @ 8:38 AM
Crypto
Crypto
MEMBER since 6/15/01

Here is a good discription and comparison of the invasive weeds you may have been seeing :

https://youtu.be/te9iF5OTdtg

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