You can fish on either upper or lower. The tournament is run out of the free public boat launch at the end of Andrews Street on Lower. That’s where fish measuring and fish release occurs as well.
Hope to see you out there some week.
Wednesday night bass tourney results: An absolutely fantastic weather night last night...Mike C capitalized and landed an 18 5/8" to win. This fish has Mike in 3rd place for big fish of the year (we pay 3 places for biggest fish of the year to anyone that has fished 1/2 of the tourneys or more). John S decided to give the tourney a try, and for his first time fishing with us this year, he took second with a solid 17" that came on Upper Phantom. Mike S scored again this week, taking 3rd with a 16 3/4".
Weekly entry is only $15/person, and we paid $ 156 to Mike for his win last night. Each week, $ 12 of every entry is paid back that night, and the remaining $ 3 is put in the big bass of the year pool.
Wednesday nght bass tourney results: Great weather but a lighter turnout last night. Matt scored first place and a free burger and fries for the win from Sandy's Tavern for an 18 3/8". Steve T. took second with a 15 3/4", and Mike C won $ 50 for third place with a 15 5/8".
Reminder....Outboard Association boat races on the lake this weekend.
Just a heads up for anyone planning to visit Phantom this weekend, the Badger State Outboard association is having boat races both Saturday and Sunday out of Phantom Glen Park (boat launch at the end of Andrews Street). The oval race track will be out in front of the launch. Races will go from roughly 10am to 5pm each day.
Wednesday night bass tournament report: Heavy rains early kept a lot of guys home, but it cleared up and turned out to be a nice night to fish. Mike S was first with a 17 3/8, Randy B took second with a 16 3/8", and Steve T took third with a 16.
We fish every Wednesday through mid-September from 6 to 9pm, rain or shine. New fishermen and fisherwomen are always welcome.
If they draw down it will be like other places I fish. It destroys fishing under dam water in lake doesn't have same life. Ice fishing the first year kill populations. Cause they all have to find water deep enough to survive n some don't large die offs but back to ice fishing shanties right on top one another pulling all the concentrated fish out n when water restored bam weeds right back but fish don't bounce back as easily.
Regarding the weed build up and drawing down the water to kill the weeds in winter, what would that do to the fish pop.? A lot of folks ice fish the lake and how would that impact ice fishing. I agree there is a large amount of weeds but I'd hate to see the remedy be worse than the problem. Just wondering.
WickedBrew - I don't disagree.
That said, I would ask and strongly encourage anyone that uses Phantom Lake and that isn't happy with the weed situation to drop a quick note to Heidi Bunk at the WDNR and tell her that! Suggest the draw down. She is the staffer that issues the permit and who tells the lake district where harvesting is allowed.
Her email address is: Heidi.Bunk@wisconsin.gov