Potter Lake, Walworth County

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2/11/17 @ 9:39 PM
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Trapperguy
Trapperguy
USER since 1/30/16

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waning Gibbous

Just throwing in an observation on your posts about the schools of fish you are showing. A few years back while fishing Potters I had the same thing happen. I put on the smallest jigging Rapala (1in) in glow and added a wax worm on the treble. I ended up catching a limit of Crappies in under an hour. These fish would look at the small jigs an move on just as you described. But they would continually hit that waxwork on the treble without any issue. Give it a try- what do you have to lose? Let me know what happens.

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2/11/17 @ 9:12 PM
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jessejdog
jessejdog
USER since 5/4/15

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

ICE DEPTH
7 inches

Lots of small perch and gill. Are there any bigger gills/perch in this lake? Have been out 2 days and probably caught over 75 small gills and perch. 1 northern.

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1/28/17 @ 6:34 PM
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Addicted2Fishing414
Addicted2Fishing414
USER since 12/27/14

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

ICE DEPTH
8 inches

AIR TEMP
16° - 20° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F
Ice was around 8 inches at 20ft deep. Marked a heck of a lot of fish but were only lookers except a dink perch. I'm not sure what species I was marking but I used a small tungsten jig with spikes or a jigging spoon with a minnow head on it but couldn't get anything to bite if my life depended on it. Not sure if it was a school of crappie or a school of gills but none were biting. 

Potter Lake, Walworth County Photo
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1/13/17 @ 11:41 AM
szpek
szpek
USER since 10/15/07

I'm going to take a complete guess and say about 10 inches know that this lake freezes quick and it's max depth is only 25 foot but augers and spud bars work very well 

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1/12/17 @ 4:28 PM
wickstick83
wickstick83
USER since 1/20/13

Has anyone been out on Potter?  Wondering what the ice looks like.  Especially after the weather.

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7/9/16 @ 2:10 PM
Newklear
Newklear
USER since 5/21/16

Astelloh:

This lake doesn't have a large population of bass in it anymore. There are some Quality fish in here though. A five pounder is not out of the question anytime you're on Potters. The downside unfortunately over the past couple years is that the lake has been treated for milfoil. When this happens it always affects the fishery. Like a lot of our other area lakes it has seen a decline in the fishing with the killing of the good weeds.

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7/8/16 @ 6:49 PM
PaulyG
PaulyG
USER since 11/13/09

AStelloh:  Try the north shore of Ashippun  Lake.  Early.  Before the power boaters come out.  Straight across from the boat launch.



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7/8/16 @ 6:15 PM
AStelloh
AStelloh
USER since 4/7/15

See mostly just ice fishing post for this lake is the fishing bad in summer. Thinking about trying some smaller quieter lakes in the area for bass. Not looking for spots to fish just wondering if people think this is a decent lake to target bass or a waste of time.I see on the DNR site they list bass as "Abundant" but who knows when the last survey was!


Much appreciated!

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2/15/16 @ 11:52 AM
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wickstick83
wickstick83
USER since 1/20/13

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

CONDITIONS
Snowing

ICE DEPTH
11 inches

AIR TEMP
11° - 15° F
Out from 1030 - 3 on Sunday. Cold and snowy.

connected on 2 pike, 25" and 21"

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2/1/16 @ 3:00 PM
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wickstick83
wickstick83
USER since 1/20/13

MOON PHASE (44%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
11 inches

AIR TEMP
36° - 40° F
Was out Saturday from 11:30 till 2:30.

Caught one 30" pike just as I set up. Had two more flags, no more fish.

Perfect day out on the ice. Wish I could have had more time out there.

A good amount of people out there on and off.

Saw a few other flags and people seemed to be catching some panfish and pike.

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