Lake Wissota, Chippewa County

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9/9/17 @ 8:14 AM
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airborne1986
airborne1986
USER since 8/16/14

MOON PHASE (86%)
Waning Gibbous

Hello,


I just got out of the army and moved to the menomonie wi area (originally from rapids). Anyway my wife and I are both avid fisher people. I love Muskie hunting and walleye fishing. I know Tainter is part of the red cedar river system (in the 80s I went to Red Cedar lake as a child for years) and likely has decent crappie fishing... if it not pea soup.

Anyway I am really interested in learning the Wissota. I have a larger Lund pro v set up for casting and trolling. Any pointer, not spots, that would at least get me going down the right track would be great. Thanks and tight lines. 


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9/6/17 @ 2:54 PM
Yellow River Rat
Yellow River Rat
USER since 5/29/14

Pic 2 is definitely a flathead. And yeah, pic 1 is a channel. Thought it was 2 pics of the same fish at first glance.


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9/6/17 @ 1:33 PM
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BigOldFish
BigOldFish
USER since 2/24/17

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Full Moon

It's them darn Muskie that are eating all the walleye and crappies. Every time I go out there some Musky comes up and take a crappie I'm trying to bring in. Need thin out the number of Muskie.

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9/6/17 @ 1:14 PM
Stayinhome
Stayinhome
USER since 7/7/14

Scrub yes that was a channel not a flat head.  I had a flat head about twice that size a month ago.  Both are back in the lake.  I'm not into killing nateral fish just to kill them.  Both of those fish were over ten years old.  They haven't killed off all the walleyes yet and I don't think they will.  Just fun to catch.

I like walleyes too and will eat smaller examples of both.  Bigger fish go back in.

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9/6/17 @ 5:51 AM
riverbee
riverbee
USER since 1/20/17

Pollution is the main cause of all the issues in the Lakes and because of the pollution I believe the fish ain't spawning like they used too the DNR doesn't do nothing about anything they're just another government Pawn so basically all you can do is kind of look at what kind of polluting you're doing to stop the stuff from going into our water systems

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9/5/17 @ 11:00 PM
scrub
scrub
USER since 8/15/06

Not that I'm goin to get into a flathead/channel who eats what argument, but that pic is 150% c cat, sorry not a flathead 

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9/5/17 @ 7:44 PM
Big Chip
Big Chip
USER since 9/21/06

Not very informed if you think the catfish are eating the Walleyes.   I'd look to the white man instead.   

Actually pretty sad to see those big Kitty Kats taken, and probably not very good eating.   Also might want to look at the Mercury levels in those big old fish.   Better to let them swim.   There are plenty 14" catfish and walleyes swimming out there if you are looking for a meal.   

We all need to think more about conservation and how selective harvest is important to the lakes environment.  Big old cats have a big role in the ecosystem, and it's not eating walleye. 


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9/5/17 @ 6:09 PM
Yellow River Rat
Yellow River Rat
USER since 5/29/14

Good job getting that monster OUT of the lake. Flatheads eat lots of walleye!

Hey. I think I recognize you guys. "Stayinhome", do you live on the Yellow River/Moon Bay in the corner? 

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9/2/17 @ 10:50 PM
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Stayinhome
Stayinhome
USER since 7/7/14

MOON PHASE (87%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Nice cat on a sunfish

Lake Wissota, Chippewa County Photo
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8/17/17 @ 7:31 AM
quipper
quipper
USER since 1/29/16

Dragging a jig and half crawler around just about anywhere will find cats. 15 feet plus and around cribs. Been catching more flatheads this summer.

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