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10/15/18 @ 8:12 AM
FISHING REPORT
Kurt Justice
Kurts Island Sports
USER since 5/12/04

MOON PHASE (40%)
Waxing Crescent
Snow, wind and cold continue to push lake temps down in the Lakeland area.  Many lakes showing temps of 44-49 degrees as of Sunday (10/14) 
 
This early cooling off has slowed the bite down on many species and brought the “Hot” bites, while still good, to a slower presentation. 
 
Musky:  Good-Very Good – Best reports on suckers since mid-week.  Bladed quick set rigs get the nod with several reports of multi-fish days coming in.  Gliders, jerks and jointed twitch baits also producing. 
 
Northern Pike:  Good – 6” twitch baits, small jerks or live suckers or chubs under floats. 
 
Crappies:  Fair – Bite better mid-week, slowed by weekend.  Medium fatheads under slip-floats.  Deep mud flats or drowned wood. 
 
Walleye:  Fair – Boat control tough in wind.  Best deep gravel/mud transitions using jigging Raps, large fats or chubs on Lindy rigs. 
 
Bass, Bluegill, Perch:  No Reports 
 
With water temps so cold, consider most all lakes turned over.  Slow presentations best.  Looks like warmer temps (50’s) this coming weekend, should make for more pleasant conditions. 

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10/3/18 @ 2:19 PM
pikeaction
pikeaction
USER since 2/13/03

Agree. He said Ryan Greg and I (i.e. 3 people).  Somoene had to take the picture. Good job fellas. 

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10/3/18 @ 1:35 PM
duxup
duxup
MEMBER since 8/5/05

Hey RODK...post police...

they are probably (1) short of a limit with 3 people fishing!

Just enjoy the pic!

Duxup

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10/3/18 @ 11:18 AM
RODK
RODK
USER since 8/24/13

You can keep 4 apiece on your lake ?????

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10/2/18 @ 4:41 PM
FISHING REPORT
Dave Musch
Walleye Only Guide Service
USER since 5/2/08

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
41° - 45° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

Ryan, greg and I caught about 25 walleyes after supper on my lake. The fish came in 20 foot depths on hard bottoms. The largest being 22 inches. 

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10/2/18 @ 9:50 AM
FISHING REPORT
Kurt Justice
Kurts Island Sports
USER since 5/12/04

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Last Quarter
Now its Fall! 
Cold nights, wind, rain and some color in the trees!   
 
Lake surface temps have fallen from a high of 75 degrees two weeks ago to an average of about 57 degrees this weekend. 
 
It’s Musky time, and that has shown in the reports of Musky hunters throughout. 
 
Musky:  Very Good – Despite the cooler temps, top-water action has been hot and will remain so until the lakes turn.  Whoper Ploppers, Pacemakers and Top Raiders have produced well on these cloudy, windy days.  Action on big bladed bucktails and spinnerbaits as well as jointed cranks and twitch baits.  Multiple fish days being reported, with the beginning of a sucker bite building. 
 
Northern Pike:  Very Good-Good – Mepps spinners in #4 & #5, spinnerbaits and even some top-water action over cabbage beds in 4-10’ of water. 
 
Smallmouth Bass:  Good – Work gravel/rocks in 18-28’.  Drop-shotting minnow, sculpin imitations.  Ned rigging in the shallower humps (18-22’).  Some big Smallies reported, nice fish of 14-18” but up to 21’s, when weather allowed. 
 
Largemouth Bass:  Good-Fair – Fewer anglers pursuing these green bass.  Still working Senkos and dingers in weeds with success. 
 
Crappie:  Fair-Good – Wind made fishing tough, but a few reports on calmer days of Crappies taking white jigs (hair) tipped with minnows around drowned wood in 14-20’. 
 
Walleye:  Fair-Good – Some hot reports on certain days as anglers found action on jig/minnow combinations along shallow weeds and wood on lakes not prone to turn-over.  On lakes with depth (over24’) mud flats outside gravel humps in 18-28’.  Jigging Rap lures good choice for the more aggressive fish, jig/crawlers for when bite slows. 
 
Bluegill and Perch reports few and far between. 
 
More rain predicted for this week, can affect the flowages the most with rising water levels. 
 
Watch night time temps!  With surface water just above the critical turn-over stage (52-54 degrees) another cold snap could put some mid-sized lakes into the flip-flop.  Look at water clarity before launching. 

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9/28/18 @ 8:32 PM
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HUBB
HUBB
USER since 12/16/04

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Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
41° - 45° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

Fished an Oneida County lake today, and the fish were snappin in between the "squalls". Water temp stayed constant at 58°, but will drop tonight with the hard frost predicted for the Northwoods.

All fish came off rocks in 10'-15' of water on Raps & Johnny Darters. Numerous small fish, 5 legals and 1 slot made for a fun afternoon.

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9/24/18 @ 10:58 AM
FISHING REPORT
Kurt Justice
Kurts Island Sports
USER since 5/12/04

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Full Moon
What a difference a few days make, fall is officially here and it brought heavy rains, strong winds and cool temperatures with it.  Fishing slowed down a little bit due to the weather, though there is an upside…water temps are dropping and soon enough fish will be in their fall feeding patterns. 
 
Musky:  Fair-Good – Fishing slowed a little but with the cooling temps more and more fish are coming on sucker rigs.  Most fish I’m hearing being caught are in the mid to upper 30” range, nothing huge yet, but with fall coming on look for fish size to get larger. 
 
Northern Pike:  Fair-Good – With the cold front, suckers or chubs are a good bet for Pike.  Fish them under a slip bobber rig around weed edges.  Mepps spinners or jerkbaits worked over weed beds would be another good bet as well. 
 
Smallmouth Bass:  Good – Despite the weather Smallmouth fishing still remains good, just slow down and downsize your presentations to put more fish in the boat.  6 to 14’ of water, with rock or gravel bottom, along the first break you’ll find fish.  Drop shotting and Ned rigs are catching most fish. 
 
Largemouth Bass:  Fair – The cool front slowed down Largemouth fishing a bit, though fish are still being caught, one just has to bring out the finesse gear to catch these guys more productively.  Ned rigs are a great choice.  Also, a dropshot rig, rigged up with a 3” Wacky worm on a weedless hook would be another good bet.  Look for these fish along the weed edges and work your baits slowly. 
 
Crappie:  Fair – Live bait, as in a small to medium size fathead, under a slip float, is a good choice for Crappies now.  Plastics thrown on a light 1/32 oz jig is another good bait to search for these fish.  Find cabbage weeds and fish along the edges of them. 
 
Yellow Perch:  Fair – Deep wood is still the key to finding these fish.  Jigs tipped with crawlers or a small fathead is a good bait presentation. 
 
Bluegill:  Fair – Deep weed edges in the 12’ range is a good location to be searching for Gills right now.  Small worms or wax worms are all you need to be putting fish in the live well.  For large Gills try tipping a Mini-mite jig with a wax worm. 
 
Walleye:  Fair – Hearing a few more Walleyes showing up from guys braving the winds the past week.  Jigs tipped with a fathead, chub or crawler have been all good bets.  Fish are still on deep structure or points in 18’ of water all the way down to 25’ we have been hearing. 
 
Cool weather this next week is forecasted, highs in the 50’s and lows in the 30’s.  Look for fish in the following weeks to start changing into their fall patterns.  This is an exciting time of year to be on the water, larger fish are more common, less boat traffic and beautiful scenery as the leaves begin to change.  

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9/18/18 @ 9:00 AM
FISHING REPORT
Kurt Justice
Kurts Island Sports
USER since 5/12/04

MOON PHASE (66%)
Waxing Gibbous
It’s been hot and muggy, leaves and grass are green, people jumping off the dock for a swim to cool down, you would think it’s July.  It’s September though, archery season just opened this past weekend, football is well into swing, but you couldn’t’ tell by going outside.  Water temperatures are in the low to mid 70’s.  In all my years of guiding I have never seen the water this warm, this late.  The fishing though, continues to be fairly decent. 
 
Musky:  Good-Very Good – Even with the warm temps, I’m hearing more and more fish being caught on suckers.  Top-water has also been an effective choice, Whopper Ploppers, Top Raiders are good bets, throw these baits early morning, late in the day or after dark.  Bucktails over cabbage is another good option that has been putting fish in the boat. 
 
Northern Pike:  Good-Very Good – Weed beds and edges are holding Pike right now.  Small bucktail spinners like Mepps #5, spinnerbaits and chatterbaits, anything that gives off a lot of flash and vibration are triggering these fish to bite.  For larger fish, try using suckers or chubs rigged under a float. 
 
Smallmouth Bass:  Good-Very Good – Fish have been coming from 6-13’ of water and along the first break.  Plastics like tubes, Ned Rigs and grubs are taking some pretty decent fish.  Fish still aren’t in their fall pattern and fish are scattered.  Good fish in the 4#+ category continue to be reported. 
 
Largemouth Bass:  Good – Weed edges are good locations to find fish right now.  Texas rigging creature baits, Ned Rigging and Wacky rigging have been good bets. 
 
Crappie:  Fair-Good - Best bites are still coming early morning and late evening.  Small 1” tubes or small twister tails are good search baits to find schools of Crappies.  A slip float with a small fathead minnow is another good option to finding fish. 
 
Yellow Perch:  Fair-Good – If you can find deep wood you should find some Perch.  Worms, minnows, softshells and mini-mites are all effective ways to get these guys to bite. 
 
Bluegill:  Good – Fishing has picked up a little bit with the warmer temps.  Better fish are still coming deeper in 12-16’ of water off weed edges.  Look for Gills to be suspended.  Worms and wax worms are getting these fish to bite.  Also try a mini-mite tipped with a waxie for the larger fish. 
 
Walleye:  Fair – With the warm water, fishing continues to be slow, though a few Walleyes are getting fooled into being caught.  Fish are deep, 22’ down to 26’ is where fish have been coming from.  Jigs tipped with a crawler, chub or fathead are getting some of these fish to bite.  Jigging Raps, Slab Raps and shiver minnows are good choices too. 
 
Fall is coming, the 22nd to be exact, and the weather is coming too this week.  Low 60’s for highs forecasted and 40’s at night, this should help to cool off the warm waters.  Hopefully a turn in the weather mid-week will get us back to a more fall like pattern.  With all the rain down in the south/mid-state, our flowages are high (Rainbow up 8’ in two weeks) and warm.  Not what we are used to. 

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9/10/18 @ 1:43 PM
FISHING REPORT
Kurt Justice
Kurts Island Sports
USER since 5/12/04

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waxing Crescent
Cool morning and stable weather the past week have been a nice change from the summer heat and rains.  Fishing has improved too a bit because of it.  Although summer looks to be sticking around still with the forecast calling for upper 70’s – low 80’s this week. 
 
Musky:  Good-Very Good – Top-water continues to produce fish.  Baits that make a lot of noise like the Whopper Plopper or Topper Stopper are good choices.  Spinnerbaits and bucktails have also put fish in in the boat over weed flats.  We’re having more reports of Muskies taking small to medium sized suckers as well. 
 
Northern Pike:  Good-Very Good – Inline spinners, chatterbait and spinnerbaits have all been a good choice for Pike.  Work these baits over weed beds.  Suckers and chubs have also been producing some good size Pike too. 
 
Smallmouth Bass:  Good – Gravel humps and sandgrass flats are good areas to fish right now.  Ned rigging and drop-shotting Chompers worms or 3” Gulp Minnows are good bets for these areas.  Reports of nice Smallies 4 to 5 pounds being reported. 
 
Largemouth Bass:  Good-Fair – Wacky rigging, Ned rigging and Texas rigging are all catching fish.  Just slow down your presentation, cooler nights and mornings are making the Largemouth not as active as they were in August. 
 
Crappie:  Good-Fair – Plastics, such as tubes, twister tails and Crappie thumpers are good choices.  Small fatheads under a slip float will get the job done as well.  Work the top sections of weeds at the deepest point before breaks.  Early morning and evening are best times. 
 
Yellow Perch:  Good-Fair – Worms, small fatheads and frozen softshells are all getting Perch to hit.  Look for cribs 8-14’ of water and drowned wood. 
 
Bluegill:  Good-Fair – Clear weather the past week has helped improve the fishing.  Look for Gills suspended off weed edges in 12-16’ of water. 
 
Walleye:  Fair – Bluebird skies this week has made it tough on fishing.  Though a few Walleye being reported.  Fishing early morning or after dark is your best bet.  Fathead, chubs and crawlers are taking fish.  Drop offs 12-18’ of water and after dark look for the Walleye to be in 8-12’ of water. 
 
Hasn’t cooled enough yet to see significant color change.  A couple of trees here and there for now.  Bring your sun screen if you are headed out this week. 

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