Lake Puckaway, Green Lake County

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11/7/17 @ 6:08 PM
North Man
North Man
USER since 3/7/04

curt-t-o, I have gotten some supplies from Net Craft, but most from Barlows Tackle. I don't fish the spawn. I may hit the end of it off my north shore but mostly post spawn. I usually start mid-April when the water is still high. They usually get going good around the end of April or the first part of May. I find they are present on that shore until mid-June. Then they start to sparse up. I find the white bass mixed with them. Some nice LM can be had there during their pre-spawn too. I like to walk out on my lawn in my cow barn boots and hope the water is lapping into my yard. Mornings and evenings seem best. I have got some eyes off of slip bobber rigs with crawlers too, but you can cover a lot more water casting. If you can keep the cats off of the rig. LOL.


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11/7/17 @ 4:48 PM
curt-t-o
curt-t-o
USER since 10/6/02

Northman.Get well so you can get them eyes next spring. Nice looking spinners. Do you get your parts for them from netcraft? Do you have the best luck on them for EYES pre spawn or post spawn.This year been a good year for eyes for me and a lot of n-pike and w-bass when fishing for eyes. I have the best fishing on the years of high water hope we have a wet spring. And get a new dam. Dam it ! 


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11/7/17 @ 7:11 AM
North Man
North Man
USER since 3/7/04

Apuckawa Alex, I use the inline spinner blades, (like the Panther Martin spinners use), they always spin and no matter how slow the retrieve. I like the purple, yellow, and green shades. Most of these have a sparkle pattern and some with dots on the lead body. I like the Countdown Rapalas because these cast better with a casting rod even into the wind. Even when the the lake starts getting lower you can still use these if you keep your rod high and burn them in. You can't take a lure away from a determined fish. Here are some earlier samples of the style of these. These are killer on white bass too. These are 3/8 oz. I find these cast well with the baitcaster.  Winter project is right. I am just on the recovery side of a major surgery, so I just ordered more supplies. I added a few more pics of other spinners for live bate rigs and some crank patterns I have made and airbrushed. 

Edited on 11/10/17 9:23 PM
Lake Puckaway, Green Lake County Photo
Lake Puckaway, Green Lake County Photo
Lake Puckaway, Green Lake County Photo
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11/7/17 @ 5:44 AM
Apuckawa Alex
Apuckawa Alex
USER since 7/9/12

Northman: Interested in making spinners with various patterns. Would you share your favorite patterns, designs, spinner type/shapes? 

Sounds like some winter time projects to ready for Spring 2018. 

Love the Puck

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11/5/17 @ 10:38 AM
North Man
North Man
USER since 3/7/04

I have noticed an increase in the numbers of bluegills and white bass last year and into this year. I didn't get too many northern off of my dock, but lots of gills and white bass. Of course, in the Spring, I got many walleye off of our shore casting countdown rapalas and spinner baits. Inline spinner baits. I make my own and have some killer patterns. 

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11/4/17 @ 5:06 PM
Apuckawa Alex
Apuckawa Alex
USER since 7/9/12

Don't know Derlict & Bobby's D., Curt T O & myself couldn't get away from Northerns at times. Seemed like anything you cast with or without wireleaders they would remove. Northerns reduced Flicker Shad, Spoons, & Rapala numbers from  my tackle box. Most pike ran 12" -18". Largest 28 and one 32". Not many legal size from the Lake. Dead Sea through Ice in 2017. Think Fisherees proved that in winter of 2017. We fished mostly for walleyes. Put in a lot of hours for legals for the basket. Old Lake Puck is difficult to figure out for any fish species. She has defeated and discouraged many a fisher man & women. No structures, dropoffs, rocks, humps & little change in contours. Fish seem to roam, not much to hold in any certain area. Gotta love da Puck!


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11/3/17 @ 8:13 AM
Bobbysdad
Bobbysdad
USER since 10/11/17

Our experience agrees with yours. Fewer northern and smaller sized this year. Quality of panfish better for us which might correlate with northern number and size. 

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11/2/17 @ 10:33 AM
Derelict2
Derelict2
USER since 8/12/05

Well I wonder what the ice fishing will be like on the Ole Puck this year.

We weren't able to fish much in the fall, and when we did, the Pike didn't say hi.

Sure would be nice to get back into some nice pike through the ice.You know that overheating fish die off a few years ago really was a bummer, that absolutely has had an impact on Pike size over the last few years. I know they'll recover eventually, but the size structure has been smaller in my opinion since that event...and it makes complete sense as there were a ton of dead pike.

Have fall rains helped the water level at all? We had just enough water to get the boat out back at the end of September.

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10/20/17 @ 9:18 PM
Lunker-Abduction
Lunker-Abduction
USER since 6/12/13

I thought they just did a Scuba inspection on the current Dam for the new Dam that could start in 2018.  I haven't heard any update beyond that. 




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10/19/17 @ 12:35 PM
Apuckawa Alex
Apuckawa Alex
USER since 7/9/12

Thanks Northman. Tis the site I look for latest. Maybe that is the latest news. Last week in the local business, bar stool rumours went from Fall 2017 to 2020. Even the business owners were in the dark. Understand Wis. gov't projects must clear hurdles and  announcement follows step by step protocol. Ribbon cutting news for projects often revolving around election years and elected official want their party to make press conference announcements. With state $ involved thats the way it works my friends. No news is bad news, in this case!


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