North Flowage, Monroe County

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7/23/17 @ 11:00 AM
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fmfd57
fmfd57
USER since 1/3/13

MOON PHASE
New Moon

Place used to be a gold mine for bass and panfish but it's over fished now. When you used to have to go onto McCoy to get your permit it kept anglers off. Now you can get it online the fishing has gone downhill. I been fishing it for 13 years and this is last year I'll buy a pass. Not worth the money anymore. I've seen people not obeying the size slot on bass and call them into fisheries but can't stop everyone. It's a shame that such a great lakes got ruined. They worry about making money like mwr on permits to stock trout rather than keeping lakes quality. 

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5/30/17 @ 8:55 PM
snag1
snag1
MEMBER since 1/23/10

There have been several 7 to 8 ponders taken out of there over the years. If your looking for a trophy that is a good place to start. Good luck


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5/30/17 @ 5:05 PM
JimmyP
JimmyP
USER since 2/3/17

Anybody know much about north flowage for bass? Never been out there but looking to hook up with some big ones and it looks like fish heaven

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1/11/16 @ 7:48 AM
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Bret Clark
Bret Clark
USER since 10/12/12

MOON PHASE (4%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

ICE DEPTH
3 inches

AIR TEMP
16° - 20° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F
I got out for a couple hours Saturday 1/9/16. The walk on was a little wet as there was a lot of water on top of the ice from the recent rain near the landing. I’m sure everything is frozen up tight by now however. My target on this trip was crappies, and with that in mind I headed for one of the deeper impressions on the lake. I ended up finding the crappies in 10-12fow. The area was a circle about 30 yards round. Drilling 14 holes within this area and walking around with the LX-5 looking for targets kept me busy and it also kept a bend in the rod. I believe most everyone hits this Flowage in search of gills. The blue ears do seem to be more active most of the time and the crappies can be very finicky but I love catching pies off this Flowage, especially when they are as aggressive as they were on this day. The crappies were cruising in the middle of the water column, dropping a small tungsten jig tipped with B-Y Baits Shrimp made for some good hard hits while the bait was on the drop. These paper lipped fish were on the chew. The favorite color on this day was the Lumina Copper. I also found one Gill a little over 8 inches in the mix. I kept 5 of the specks and had fun catching and releasing a mix of smaller gills and crappies in the short time I was on the ice. Good luck fishing people.

North Flowage, Monroe County Photo
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6/3/15 @ 6:43 AM
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Bret Clark
Bret Clark
USER since 10/12/12

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F
After work last night I headed for the Flowage with good friend Mike for an evening of catch and release. The gills have been going strong on every body of water that I have fished lately, and the Flowage was no exception. A bonus was finding some spawned out crappies that also wanted to play. The fish we found on this evenings trip were hanging along shoreline wood with some bigger fish stacked right on the drop offs. A small tungsten jig (no favorite color this night) tipped with B-Y Baits Shrimp proved to be irresistible. Thank you Schnitzlers bait for getting out the Tungsten ice jigs for me! The gill in hand has a pink shrimp gone in his pie hole. The hits were aggressive as the offerings hit the drop off in 5fow, the bobber would leave ripples as it was jerked under indicating another taker on the line. What a great way to unwind after work. The Loons are very vocal right now to. As the sunset their call back and forth from Lost Lake to the Flowage would raise the hair on the back of your neck. Sure is a cool piece of wilderness tucked into a wild area for Monroe County. It is nice to have this close by.

Good Luck Fishing People.

North Flowage, Monroe County Photo
North Flowage, Monroe County Photo
North Flowage, Monroe County Photo
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1/7/13 @ 6:05 AM
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Bret Clark
Bret Clark
USER since 10/12/12

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
6 inches
North Flowage 1/5/13

Mike and I left my house early dawn wanting to arrive at Fort McCoy first light. We haven’t been to the flowage since late May and only a few times in total, we didn’t want to get tangled up in the dark on the winding way North, so we did it in broad day light…lol

After a short detour we were back on track and fishing around 8ish. Being on the lake a few times we did have a game plan before arriving, with that being a time saver there were baits dropped through a pile of holes in 7-12fow water in short order. We fished in wood, around wood and, the open never finding anything to brag about. The smaller fish were somewhat active but anything worth a filet seemed to be tight lipped for us on this morning. Bright red marks would rise from bottom just to hover on the offerings only to turn nose and slide away. After I iced an 8incher Mike tossed another my way later, perfect for breakfast, thanks Mike!

Plenty of fish were being marked tight to bottom. Mike found the bumble bee gill pill tipped with a waxie to be the best offering of the day catching 4-7inch fish. There will be better trips to come.

The pics are action shots of Mike doing what we love to do best during a Wisconsin winter season, search and destroy…or in this case, search, shoot the bull, and take some pics all while enjoying a resource that is under utilized.

Edited on 1/7/13 6:06 AM
North Flowage, Monroe County Photo
North Flowage, Monroe County Photo
North Flowage, Monroe County Photo
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7/19/11 @ 1:03 PM
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Airborne Rizz
Airborne Rizz
USER since 7/19/11

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
0 inches

AIR TEMP
86° - 90° F
Fished here a few times this month, awesome lake for gills, crappies and bass. Kinda getting spoiled on the size of the gills and crappie, because I know I won't find ones that big back home in Rhinelander! Bass are usually small, but my buddy boated one that was at least 20 inches.

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5/24/09 @ 7:58 AM
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black_bass
black_bass
USER since 8/22/06
anyone been fishing out there? i was out there once. early this year. boated 15 bass all small. lost a decent one.

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1/20/07 @ 9:21 AM
Jess
Jess
USER since 8/21/01
Heading to Fort Mccoy in a few weeks for the frist time ever. Has anyone been out there ice fishing this year? Looking for any info.

Thanks

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7/2/06 @ 5:42 PM
BigPlug
BigPlug
USER since 7/7/03
We were out on Saturday. Did very well for LM Bass. All on frogs, multiple colors. Biggest was 22" and a few around 18". Quite a few in the 12-14" range.

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