Pelican Lake, Oneida County

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9/3/18 @ 10:20 AM
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biggill20
biggill20
USER since 1/31/16

MOON PHASE (43%)
Waning Crescent

Fished Pelican last weekend.  A friend and I went 9 for 12 on walleyes between 15 and 19 inches.  Bite was spotty.  Tons of crayfish and small perch biting us off.  My friend went back up Thursday for Labor Day weekend to find that someone stole both his locators of his boat along with his lake master chip on his pier.  Who would do something like this?

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9/2/18 @ 5:23 PM
genel
genel
USER since 5/9/11

how is the fishing on Pelican?

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8/9/18 @ 7:42 PM
Triplethreat
Triplethreat
USER since 3/1/18

Bassbill, you should snap a photo next time and share with us all so he can become the mascot of pelican. 

Puting a face to the story makes the story even better.

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8/9/18 @ 7:25 PM
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bassbill
bassbill
USER since 6/16/06

MOON PHASE (4%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

I've been following this post with interest for a while with the back and forth about weed growth, tribal spearing, bass taking over the fishery etc. I live in Wausau and can catch all the eyes I need locally but once or twice a year I venture up to Pelican for a day of topwater bass fishing which is sadly lacking around Wausau. I made a trip yesterday and had an interesting experience. Musky Bay has literally miles of reed beds and pads for bass and they're a blast to fish. I found no evidence of the weeds being down, there is abundant cabbage, coontail and other growth in 4'-9' of water just outside the reeds.                                                                    Anyway, my story: Got out about 6am and cpr'd 2 lmb right away off a reed point near the launch. An elderly local motored out with a Lund and his dog in the boat and was giving me the evil eye like I stole his spot(there's only a couple miles more of reeds, didn't know I was on his spot, was moving along with the Terrova and casting, not anchored). About an hour later I had worked my way east along the northwest shore and I see the "gentleman" racing right at me with his boat on plane. He swerved about 100 ft in front of me and proceeded to tear through the edge of the reeds along the entire stretch I was working toward. He ripped through the reeds for a good 1/2 mile apparently to ruin my fishing for whatever reason. As I continued fishing I got to the area he'd ripped up and it was a mess of reeds and cabbage weed he tore up. I put on a 1/4 oz white spinner bait and proceeded to work it through the cabbage outside this guys destruction zone. 3rd cast I pulled in a 22 1/2" walleye on a bass spinnerbait. Go figure! I was tempted to find the gent and thank him. I released the eye. Anyway, it's kind of hard for me to read these posts about spearing, no weeds, and bass taking over when you've got a lake resident ripping the weed beds up intentionally and I can catch a nice walleye while fishing bass. Some of these folks need to look in the mirror. 

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8/9/18 @ 8:46 AM
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1975
1975
USER since 2/9/11

MOON PHASE (4%)
Waning Crescent

Pelican is a Great Lake. The cycle is in the fish’s favor at this time. If u catch a eye, u will see that they r feeding well. I would like to see a size limit on panfish. I think the bass will run this awesome fishery in the near future. It will be like lake tomahawk. Also the fishing pressure has doubled + in the past 2 years. A lot of it is because of location. 

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7/30/18 @ 11:11 PM
jlr
jlr
USER since 4/1/02

See the YouTube of a guy killing a muskie. Happens too often

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7/29/18 @ 5:57 PM
Pelican74
Pelican74
USER since 12/26/09
I find it very hard to believe that someone would catch a Muskie and kill it... Chances are probably better that some kids found it floating and messed around with it or something like that. Very doubtful in my opinion that someone intentionally killed it. It was probably a badly hooked or mishandled fish that died after release. Or it could have died of old age or natural causes. That’s a pretty long fish. They don’t all reach 50” I’m sure... Much more probable that someone messed with it after it was dead imho. 

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7/29/18 @ 3:46 PM
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Burbotski
Burbotski
USER since 1/12/18

MOON PHASE (97%)
Waning Gibbous

Some fishermen, and fisherladies, need to be better educated. I fish this lake a few times a year. I fish the Winnebago system often as I am from the Valley. In my opinion from just cruising around Pelican watching my graph last weekend, I marked numerous schools of bait throughout the water column along with schools of fish. There is so much bait in that body of water this year that you would be lucky to catch much. Winnebago can have the same effect when shad populations explode. But most dont take this into account when they dont boat there limits to stock there chest freezer. The musky is not to blame so please stop attempting to destroy what is a fantastic body of water. I enjoy panfish, walleye, musky, and also salmon fishing. Mother nature takes care of her own. We dont need people killing fish. I am by no means a biologist but ive seen and heard this all before. I should have taken pics of my graph. Pelican is loaded with bait and the prized fish we all enjoy eating and or taking pics and releasing to be caught by another happy fisherperson. Please take all things into consideration instead of assuming a day of not catching simply means the bigger fish are destroying the great resource that is Pelican Lake.

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7/29/18 @ 2:32 PM
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pipeliner
pipeliner
USER since 6/2/11

MOON PHASE (97%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Was fishing Sat, July 28

. FROM 5pm thru 9pm . WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THIS LAKE ? I HAVE BEEN FISHING THIS LAKE OVER 30 YEARS. THE WEED BEDS ARE GONE....

FISHING WAS POOR . Catching wad worse.

Talking to some lake shore owners, Stated the weeds are gone. And most of the fish are not feeding  or did they die with the weeds? THEY STATED THE FISHING HAS BEEN  BAD FOR MONTHS.

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7/28/18 @ 6:05 PM
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nocfisher
nocfisher
USER since 5/27/17

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waning Gibbous

Murdered a fish lol its a bleeping  fish you are talking about;

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