Powers Lake, Kenosha County

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10/15/17 @ 9:31 AM
FISHING REPORT
Angus Fisher
Angus Fisher
USER since 8/31/17

MOON PHASE (17%)
Waning Crescent

These smallmouth have to be released they are to predictable and there are not a lot in this lake.  I am honest in my reports and I feel I give enough detail to at least give another angler a start.  I don't mind sharing some tips, but I'm not posting to much on here for them to get beat up and decimated by the unethical fisherman that unfortunately are out there.  P.M. for any questions.

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10/15/17 @ 4:38 AM
mrwonderfull2
mrwonderfull2
USER since 4/29/12

That is indeed a nice fish Angus glad you practice catch and release

Edited on 10/15/17 4:44 AM
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10/14/17 @ 8:24 PM
Bluelinefishing34
Bluelinefishing34
USER since 10/14/17

What depth are you catching these bass at?


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10/13/17 @ 6:16 PM
mchenry dave
mchenry dave
USER since 4/20/04
Nice fish Angus! I’m going to have to start fishing for perch????

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10/13/17 @ 4:23 PM
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Angus Fisher
Angus Fisher
USER since 8/31/17

MOON PHASE (37%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F
Largemouth were on fire today!  I wasn't even fishing for them and I caught at least 20 although most were on the small side.  Good gill bite to with the overcast they weren't as finicky.  Targeted perch and I caught more then I could count, but most were only 6-8" all fish released today.  Decided to try a smallmouth spot and first cast I hook a big gill at least 9".  As I'm reeling in the gill I notice two big smallmouth following my bluegill all the way to the boat.  Smallies are usually pretty boat shy, but these guys didn't care that I could see them plain as day.  I quickly released the gill and flipped my craw back in and boom, fish on.  Only one smallmouth today, but it was a dandy at just under 19".  The other smallie that was swimming with him was even bigger.  Would love to see the size of the pike that left the teeth marks on him.  Just so you guys know I'm using tiny plastics for perch and that's what these bass want.  

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10/9/17 @ 1:37 PM
FISHING REPORT
Angus Fisher
Angus Fisher
USER since 8/31/17

MOON PHASE (80%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

Fished for a few hours this morning targeting perch.  Found a few good ones from 9-10 1/2 inches kept,  but not the large schools I have been finding which is fine because the big ones hang out in little groups.  Caught numerous big gills and pumpkin seeds, kept one 9 1/2 inch deep hooked gill and released the rest. Caught a few huge rock bass.  Caught many largemouth, a few good ones 16-17".  Fished smallies for a little bit and caught 4 all in the same spot.  2 small ones, one about 14" and a good one I'm guessing at 17 or 18".  Been catching smallies everytime I target them for the last month or so.  Perch are eating crayfish and snails in their bellies.  I cast crayfish baits on a very light jighead to locate them then fish minnows.  All bass and gills/pumpkin seeds come of the craw along with some perch.  Minnows clean up on perch after I find them.  You have to be stealthy on this lake, the fish I go after require long casts and finesse lures.  Perch can be caught close to the boat though.

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10/7/17 @ 9:41 PM
mchenry dave
mchenry dave
USER since 4/20/04

Late report from Friday AM. Fished from 6:30 to 10:30. Big difference from my last trip in late Sept. Water temp only 63 and lots and lots of floating crap- dead weed strands and algae scum. Had trouble finding clean water to use surface plugs. Only got 4 or 5 and biggest was only 14”. Probably toughest trip for me on Powers this year and not sure I have ever seen it in worse shape. Used to be almost as clear as Geneva but not anymore.

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9/27/17 @ 6:12 PM
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mchenry dave
mchenry dave
USER since 4/20/04

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Out this morning from about 6:30 until about 11:00. Was worried that cold front would turn off the fishing but we still found a pretty good bite. Couple on top on Rebel Pop-Rs but most and bigger on Senkos In 12’ to 14’ on weed edges as before. NW winds didn’t seem to bother them but there was still good amounts of cloud cover. Don’t know if clearing post-cold front skies will slow them down.

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9/25/17 @ 4:10 PM
mchenry dave
mchenry dave
USER since 4/20/04

Roger that Angus; was out last Friday and Saturday mornings with similar results. Just haven’t had time to post. At one point Friday we caught 10 13”-14” largemouth in a ittle less then an hour. Our method was wacky-rigged 5” Senkos. As Angus said, anywhere in shallows but we had best luck in 12’-14’ on the west end. This has been a down summer for me on Powers for both size and numbers but the heat wave sure turned on at least the small to mid sized bass. Still haven’t caught a 20”er yet this year.

Edited on 9/25/17 4:12 PM
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9/24/17 @ 7:06 PM
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Angus Fisher
Angus Fisher
USER since 8/31/17

MOON PHASE (20%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F
Didn't plan on fishing today, but got the itch.  Fished from 8:30-11:30.  The fish were really on the feed.  I usually target multispecies every time out unless something in particular is hot.  I found about everything I tried for today was on.  Bass are everywhere in the shallows, even got 3 smallmouth this morning.  Caught all bass on crayfish plastics.  I look for isolated small weed clumps, and the first small drop off of very shallow flats.  Saw a lot of bass in small schools with one school having 7 or 8 fish in it.  Fished pan fish for a while as well.  Some nice gills shallow and decent perch.  Once you find the particular bottom and weeds the perch like they are in schools.  The key is finding the schools that hold the larger fish, small ones are everywhere.  Kept 11 perch today biggest was 11"  and had some fresh war wounds from a toothy critter.  About half the perch had crayfish in their stomachs.  

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