Pike Chain, Iron River, Bayfield County

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9/16/17 @ 10:53 AM
kahuna72
kahuna72
USER since 8/22/17

 A litle known about, hidden jewel aka(pike chain), being popularized by tv.best kept north woods secret getting out! soon the fibs will be flocking here, lol. they wiped most of the walleyes in the 80s. what will be next.

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9/13/17 @ 2:20 PM
sneakyneaks
sneakyneaks
USER since 10/21/14

cool thx

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9/12/17 @ 2:05 PM
reel riot
reel riot
USER since 8/26/01

Watched Waters & Woods fishing show on cable last Saturday morning, and John Gillespie and guide Josh Tiegen hammered the LM Bass on Purple Wacky rigged worms setup, and Texas rigged plastic worms , targeting schools in deeper weeds. They fished Sept. 6 th. You may be able to go online  and watch this Episode on John Gillespies Waters and Woods Website ! Josh Tiegen says this will keep going for next few weeks through Oct. on the Pike Chain .Some of the Bass were in the 4-6 lb. range !

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9/12/17 @ 10:02 AM
sneakyneaks
sneakyneaks
USER since 10/21/14

comin up to the chain in couple weeks ,anybody with a report on the fishing ?

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9/2/17 @ 10:18 PM
FISHING REPORT
Wishful Fishing
Wishful Fishing
USER since 8/21/17

MOON PHASE (87%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

A bit stormy and rainy this morning. Waited out the rain and thunder to pass by. Caught a few northern yesterday and today on Buskey Bay. One 29" and a 26", plus some "snakes". Not much success beyond that. Caught a couple small panfish on worms, but no action minnows.

Hopefully we can find some crappie tomorrow. Had one lonely but nice crappie last Thursday night just as the sun set and the mosquitoes moved in then the sonar went blank.

Thank you to the guy who actually slowed down when passing. Very appreciated. Plus a great lesson to the young children.

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8/29/17 @ 1:43 PM
FISHING REPORT
Wishful Fishing
Wishful Fishing
USER since 8/21/17

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

CONDITIONS
Foggy

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

My boy caught a handful of 14-16" LMB while fishing for muskie, but no muskie. Went out last night to land a couple crappie but have yet to get any action, other than a LMB and a few small buegill. Seems LMB will hit about anything here, crappie minnows, jigs, muskie lures....see picture.

Foggy this morning until well after 9am. No real success this morning either on the crappie minnows. A bluegill, a couple LMB and a SMB. Try it again this late afternoon.

Pike Chain, Iron River, Bayfield County Photo
Pike Chain, Iron River, Bayfield County Photo
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8/27/17 @ 12:30 PM
kahuna72
kahuna72
USER since 8/22/17

the wis dnr has listing of lakes set for stocking. the pike chain  is not on the upcoming stocking list for the next few years. the lake got hit hard in the late 80s an early 90s when u could limit out in 30minutes.

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8/22/17 @ 8:56 PM
Wishful Fishing
Wishful Fishing
USER since 8/21/17

Kuhuna72

Thanks for the info! My son and I have been hitting Millicent and Hart lakes pretty hard so far. We will take your advice and spend some time on the other lakes. Have to break out the minnow bucket next week!

Have you heard any word on future restocking efforts for walleye?

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8/22/17 @ 4:31 PM
kahuna72
kahuna72
USER since 8/22/17

been fishing lakes since 80s. cribs along shoreline in busky bay that i know of. a few in deeper water, can locate on a calm day.fish crappies an hour or two before darkness over deeper weeds, live minnows work best.. eagle and twin bear lakes the best. gills, drift on edges of weeds using wax worms or small tubes. panfishing has been getting better steadily over the last few years. much nicer crappies some 16 inch range.

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8/21/17 @ 3:39 PM
Wishful Fishing
Wishful Fishing
USER since 8/21/17

Is there anyone familiar with these lakes?  I am really struggling to catch anything other than bass, and northern.

I would really like to get into some nice crappie, bluegills, and even some walleye. (not that anyone can keep much for walleye, daily bag is pretty low) 

I have heard there are cribs, anyone know where they are?

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