Lake Winnebago

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9/19/17 @ 4:04 PM
crawdaddy
crawdaddy
USER since 7/11/01

I will be on east side but only have a 12' fishing kayak.  No depth finder.  I do have the navionics app to find my way.  Assuming waves and wind are not too bad, is it reasonable to fish from kayak and be able to find a reef or two on east side?

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9/18/17 @ 6:57 PM
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RML
RML
USER since 4/12/04

MOON PHASE (3%)
Waning Crescent

Fished east side today and did OK.   Took a while but got my 5 eyes on slips in about 8-9 foot of water.   Must have caught at least 10 SMB most 4-6 inches.   Did catch one 16".      



Edited on 9/18/17 6:59 PM
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9/18/17 @ 5:57 PM
WisconsinF
WisconsinF
USER since 7/29/14

How's the smallie action. I've been up north and fishing some rivers recently and have neglected to stay up to date.

Thanks


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9/18/17 @ 11:43 AM
got2catch1
got2catch1
USER since 3/30/09

Greatest

Of

All

Time

Which is definitely not the Freshwater Drum.

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9/17/17 @ 10:19 PM
Blitzfish
Blitzfish
USER since 10/1/05

Sheepshead, aka Freshwater Drum

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9/17/17 @ 10:03 PM
lazyk611
lazyk611
USER since 9/17/17

what are you describing when you say "goat"?

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9/17/17 @ 9:17 PM
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blue magic
blue magic
USER since 7/1/10

MOON PHASE (8%)
Waning Crescent

I would agree that when fishing reefs you need wind.. However that doesn't mean you can't catch walleyes some of my best days out Here have come on calm days... I was also out last Tuesday fished in 15-16 fow trolling flickers and got my 5 in just over 2 hours plus a bonus crappie... I caught 6 fish total that evening.. No goats or whites

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9/17/17 @ 11:04 AM
lac seul walleye
lac seul walleye
MEMBER since 3/12/10

Fishing Winnebago can be challenging. Some days we got 0 and some days we caught walleye. In August I have been fishing reefs south of Garlic Island (launched at Menomonie Park which is close to that area, nice launch also). We have been drifting across the various reefs and casting small crank baits with the wind. Start out in about 10 FOW and drift into shallows. We have catching walleyes in 3-5 FOW. Some weeds help but don't want a lot. Most fish were caught on the windward side of the reefs. It hasn't mattered to much on wind direction but you need to have wind/chop on the water. Out this last Tues., sunny and calm, no walleyes. A guide I know was fishing same day for 8 hrs. and only had 3 small walleyes. No wind, no walleyes. Color can matter sometimes. Baits with orange bellies have worked well. There have been a lot of minnows swimming around which can make it tough at times. Some are trolling live night crawlers on harnesses with bottom bouncers, others are trolling the mud flats (18-20 FOW). Spin casting the small crank baits over the reefs has bee the best for my guys so far and is a fun way to fish. Still will catch some whitebass, shepshead, and catfish. Hope this helps.

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9/17/17 @ 10:30 AM
alcrumpler
alcrumpler
USER since 7/19/09

Fish yesterday afternoon. From shore green /yellow jig chunk of crawler 5 eyes rod tip up seem to put you in the eyes tip down perch.1goat

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9/17/17 @ 9:15 AM
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abxpress
abxpress
USER since 12/15/03

MOON PHASE (8%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

Saturday on the water about 10am , west side reefs.  Moved twice , wind was helpful. Jig and half crawler took most of the fish. This lake has been unbelievable this year for quality and quantity.  Kept a nice limit for a family fish fry

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