Lake Wissota, Chippewa County

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10/25/17 @ 5:05 AM
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riverbee
riverbee
USER since 1/20/17

MOON PHASE (30%)
Waxing Crescent

 the main problem with Lake Wissota is the sucker and redhorse populations have dropped so dramatically plus the fact is there are thousands of mud puppies in Wissota I heard that their main food sources eating spawn beds i think the ph of lake is affecting the spawn is the biggest reality. Once the spawn is affected it will mess up everything who knows which fish population it will be but it is happening  

Thats why

Catch n release is the best practice 

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10/21/17 @ 6:11 AM
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TipDownRanger19
TipDownRanger19
USER since 1/4/06

MOON PHASE (4%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

Fished 1:45-4:15 yesterday.  Landed 6 eyes, 3 slots and 3 shorts.  All swimming.  Caught in 25-30'.  Story of my fall, at least 50% slot fish with 5 18-21" fish in last month.  All still swimming.  Check out Chippewa Valley Walleye League web page for spreadsheets of all fish caught during league over past years.  You will see that not many overs are caught, but lots of slots.  My guess is that most overs get a ride to the dinner table and that ice fishing takes a toll on slot fish when the entire world has access. Anyhow, now is the time to get out there to enjoy the colors, lack of boats, and pretty consistent bite  

Lake Wissota, Chippewa County Photo
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10/20/17 @ 5:05 PM
Trashguy
Trashguy
USER since 12/16/11

That's what I said yesterday. If a lake was so good for panfish and walleye, it's likely that everyone went there looking to fill their limits. Hard to say with musky, the fish of 10,000 casts. They may have been there. You just may not have been raising them. Our lake in Hayward has walleye but very few. They've started to stock them in the last few years. It's a small lake where everyone knows everyone. Last summer the first 2 walleyes were caught in several years. Guess what happened to them. They were eaten. C'mon. 

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10/20/17 @ 3:07 PM
Grendel6.5
Grendel6.5
USER since 9/17/17

leeland13 is absolutely right...

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10/20/17 @ 3:03 PM
leeland13
leeland13
USER since 5/1/12

It has to do with fish stocking and year classes. U think many people abide by the slot limit? And people definitely don’t throw anything over 18” back, that’s why wissota we’ll never be a Great Lake. 

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10/20/17 @ 2:28 PM
BigOldFish
BigOldFish
USER since 2/24/17

What I don't understand is on Wissota for walleye it a 3 fish limit and nothing between 14 to 18 inches. So you would think there should be alot of walleyes between 14 to 18 inches, but I catch mostly 9 to 12 inch walleye. Maybe I'm just not fishing the right spot.

Is this what other fisherman are finding to or just me ??

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10/20/17 @ 2:19 PM
leeland13
leeland13
USER since 5/1/12

People don’t understand it’s not bass, or musky, or any other fish that hurts walleye population it’s the fisherman. It’s called select harvest. U don’t keep everything u catch? U let the bigger ones go to reproduce it’s something people around here seem to have very little concept of. 

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10/20/17 @ 6:37 AM
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quipper
quipper
USER since 1/29/16

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

What a great day to be on the lake yest. 21 eyes(wissota size of course), a few crappies, a couple rock bass, a couple gils and a 30" pike. And NO CATS.

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10/20/17 @ 6:36 AM
Stlheadr
Stlheadr
USER since 6/5/09

Well, after the bass explosion on our lake happened, the bars, resorts, and the lake association has been pushing people to keep every legal bass that hits the boat for your limit. The resorts have been having kill and grill contests on the bass. This past year we finally had good walleye fishing again. Not as many largemouth caught, and starting to see a few musky again, so hopefully what musky were left are spawning and reproducing. I go a lot on personal experience, and I saw what happens when you remove musky from a lake that alway's had them. I just get tired of the "Musky are eating everything in the lake " people pushing that thought and then something like this happens. Don't let it happen to your lake.

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10/20/17 @ 1:58 AM
Grendel6.5
Grendel6.5
USER since 9/17/17

I dunno...I've cleaned a lot of Cats, Bass and many other fish..never seen any Walleyes in anything.   I  feel bad spawns and over harvest contribute to lack of a certain species.   I think if catch and release or Selective harvest caught on in the Walleye world..or any fish for that matter things would change.  Maybe a better food base instead of insects and Craufish...Shad per say it would improve.

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