Pike Chain, Iron River, Bayfield County

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9/5/18 @ 3:11 PM
FISHING REPORT
Wishful Fishing
Wishful Fishing
USER since 8/21/17

MOON PHASE (22%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

I've had some good success on Hart Lake just off center of the hump on the south end. Jigging 10-15' deep in 23' deep water over weeds.  About an hour or so before sunset they start lifting off the bottom. I catch mostly nice size crappie and a few small gills with a red and white jig and a slip bobber.

I only keep enough for a meal if any at all. (I love catching fish, but I don't enjoy cleaning them!)

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9/5/18 @ 10:43 AM
kahuna72
kahuna72
USER since 8/22/17
Ah, finally nice to feel a little coolness in the air. hasnt helped the panfish bite much tho, picked a few crappies out of busky wind drifting with slip bobbers, nice size but only few for 2-3hrs of trying, switched end of lake went down to eagle and flynn, caught more but small drifting over points.another 2 wks will pick up i hope, good luck

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8/23/18 @ 4:23 PM
kahuna72
kahuna72
USER since 8/22/17

nice to here john can catch fish, maybe i might have to hire a top notch guide to catch fish, cause i sure am struggling lately, other than nice bass rest of fishing tough. Back  to the links soon i think.

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8/9/18 @ 1:37 PM
Chris2fur
Chris2fur
USER since 3/4/06

I've hired both Josh Teigen and Jeff Evans.  They've both said Gillespie is actually a talented fisherman...

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8/9/18 @ 12:23 PM
kahuna72
kahuna72
USER since 8/22/17
Other than some great bass fishing, things slowing down bite wise. Nice not to see any film crews scouring the lakes this week, im sure gillespie will be back soon for his monthly visit, maybe he should move his headquarters up here? just a thought, does anybody think this guy could actually catch fish if he didnt  fish with the best guides in area? Once i like to see him on his own, might take a little more than 2 days to make show though, lol. takn break. hitting the links for awhile.

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8/7/18 @ 12:38 PM
Wishful Fishing
Wishful Fishing
USER since 8/21/17

Thanks for the details!  I will have to try it this weekend!

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8/7/18 @ 12:35 PM
kahuna72
kahuna72
USER since 8/22/17

have been using dry flies, appprox. 6-7ft behind a small round bobber for longer cast, and panfish poppers(small floating wood poppers size of dime with little rubber legs and a feathered hook made by shakespear) find a calm deeper weed bed 8-12 ft before dark and have fun.

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8/3/18 @ 6:59 PM
Wishful Fishing
Wishful Fishing
USER since 8/21/17

I'm a little sheepish to admit, but I am not sure I know what you are talking about with "flies or poppers". Can you be a little more descriptive? Dry or sinking?

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8/3/18 @ 12:23 PM
kahuna72
kahuna72
USER since 8/22/17
Big gills and crappie hitting small flies and poppers over deep weed beds on calm evenings when lake like a mirror, to bad doesnt happen mor often, been windy. picked up couple nice eyes floating fatheads 8-10 ft deep through channel by busky bay,a couple over 26 in. best between 330-600am. good luck

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7/5/18 @ 12:25 PM
kahuna72
kahuna72
USER since 8/22/17

 Well panfishing slowing down, still picking up few in evenings over deeper weeds.Bass fishing has been phenominal from 7pm til dark,a lot of 3-5lbers with an occasional hog now and then pushing ovr 6. throwing mainly zara spooks and slower moving old fasioned jitterbugs in eagle and flynn. Picking up a nice smallie now and again off points throwing smaller top waters on millicent and hart.

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