Lac LaBelle, Waukesha County

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8/29/18 @ 9:27 AM
jessejdog
jessejdog
USER since 5/4/15

How is the fishing? Heading out Friday if anyone has any tips on any species. Thanks!

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8/25/18 @ 12:58 PM
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bass abductor
bass abductor
USER since 9/13/03

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Waxing Gibbous

Channel cats will eat algae, crawfish, and any small fish they can get in mouth. The only problem is that carp grow fairly quickly so there is a short time frame where channels can eat the small carp.  Flatheads on the other hand will eat carp up to a couple pounds or 3 or 4 years of age.  The channels will probably help keep the yellow bass population in check, I am sure the walleye do a pretty good job at eating yellow bass also.  In about a month I plan on spending a few trips on Labelle, will let you know what I find.


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8/25/18 @ 10:01 AM
LacLaLarry
LacLaLarry
MEMBER since 3/27/13

I've only caught channels, and made filets out of a 20 incher. Certainly would release a flathead if by chance I'd get one in the line.

Do channels eat carp? Hope so!


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8/24/18 @ 11:13 PM
jaybeeturtle
jaybeeturtle
USER since 3/17/06

Yes sir, Shrap. We only keep the channel cats and the flatheads are returned to be monster carp eaters

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8/24/18 @ 11:05 PM
shrap486
shrap486
USER since 5/30/05

Flathead Catfish are not to be taken, they stocked Flatheads to help control the Carp.  

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8/24/18 @ 10:50 PM
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bass abductor
bass abductor
USER since 9/13/03

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Waxing Gibbous

Some old monster flatheads still swimming in there, there is a particular log I always see one sitting under, definitely some 30 plus pound flatheads swimming in there still.  Not many lakes with channel cats in Waukesha county, nice to be able to target them on a lake as opposed to river.

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8/24/18 @ 10:19 PM
LacLaLarry
LacLaLarry
MEMBER since 3/27/13

I always told myself that they were carp on the screen. They seem to be getting more prolific every year, unfortunately.

I've caught quite a few cats and a couple carp on jigs and crawler chunks trying to catch walleyes on LLB . Caught cats on Daredevils, Flickr shads, and Rapalas too.

Heard they stocked flathead, but I've only caught channels. Actually pretty tasty deep fried with Cajun Shore Lunch!



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8/24/18 @ 9:47 PM
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MKE_Brewer
MKE_Brewer
USER since 5/29/16

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Waxing Gibbous

I caught the cats on a jig and minnow while fishing for yellow bass. It seemed like the cats were chasing the bass. I actually caught a YB and as I was reeling it in had a giant cat chase it out of the water.

Reeling in a 15 pound catfish on an ultralight rod is something else. 

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8/24/18 @ 7:54 PM
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bass abductor
bass abductor
USER since 9/13/03

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Waxing Gibbous

Would love to know the stocking numbers on the catfish?  I know Flatheads used to be stocked and have a closed season, seems like they must have started to stock channel cats instead, they are showing up more and more every year.  

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8/24/18 @ 7:27 PM
eze
eze
USER since 4/29/18

MKE_Brewer what were you catching the cats with? I'm looking to hit the carp and catfish next week. Jealous of the musky too. 

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