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10/10/17 @ 2:07 PM
FISHING REPORT
Price County Tourism Department
Price County Tourism
USER since 9/4/02

MOON PHASE (70%)
Waning Gibbous

According to local guides walleye action is picking up and musky are chasing lures, the live bait bite is off to a slow start but getting better daily as water temps fall. Musky action in our area this past week was like the weather, some good days and some bad ones. Fish continued to be fairly shallow and near any green weeds remaining. Water temps were in the 60 degree range which is extremely warm for this time of year. The sucker bite is progressing with some fishermen taking multiple fish daily. As the days get shorter and cooler weather sets in we should see a shift to the wintering patterns searching for baitfish schools in deeper water. If you are on the water enjoy what are remaining of our fall colors. 

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9/12/17 @ 11:22 AM
Esox Kid
Esox Kid
USER since 6/25/01

Can anyone comment on the Phillips Chain drawdown. It was supposed to be 6 feet to fix the dam on Long. Some pictures would be great. 6 feet is going to be massive , most of Duroy is less than 4 ft. Wilson not much more.

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9/12/17 @ 9:40 AM
FISHING REPORT
Price County Tourism Department
Price County Tourism
USER since 9/4/02

MOON PHASE (57%)
Waning Gibbous

DNR Report 9-12-17 - Water temperatures have been steadily cooling down and are currently in the low 60s. Fish are setting up in their fall patterns. Muskie fishing has been getting very good these past couple of weeks. Muskies are feeding heavy and getting ready for winter. Jerk baits, bucktails, topwater, and rubber have all been working well. Anglers have also been having action fishing with suckers. Muskies have been relating to weed beds in 4-10 feet of water. The best bite windows have been around moon rise and moon set. You cannot use baits too large this time of year when targeting big muskies. Walleye action has been getting better with the cooler weather. Walleyes are being caught in both shallow and deep water. Look for them around rock or gravel bars. Jigs with minnows or lindy rigs are great baits in the fall. Smallmouth bass have been hitting in deeper water on Texas rigged worms or dropshot rigs over rock or near cribs. Largemouth bass have been active in 2-5 feet of water. Use sinkos or weighted worms near cover to entice a bite. Panfish have been found suspended near deeper weeds and over deep wood or cribs. Slip bobbers with worms or minnows have been the best method. Catfish anglers have been having continued success on the local rivers using suckers or cut bait and drifting downriver. Baits presented along weed beds and in deeper holes have been getting hit. Hook and line sturgeon season has been underway since September 2nd and runs through September 30th. Deep holes along the North Fork and Chippewa Rivers are the best areas to target these fish. Use a night crawler or a piece of shrimp on the bottom to target these large bottom feeders. A harvest tag is required if you intend on harvesting a sturgeon and they must be at least 60 inches long. Harvested fish must be registered within 24 hours after harvest. Local registration stations include Ross’s Sport Shop, Butternut Feed Store and Wildwoods Taxidermy. You do not need a harvest tag to target sturgeon if you do not intend to keep one. Good luck fishing!

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8/24/17 @ 10:04 AM
FISHING REPORT
Price County Tourism Department
Price County Tourism
USER since 9/4/02

MOON PHASE (10%)
Waxing Crescent

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

Panfish anglers have been having good success fishing over cribs for bluegills and crappies using slip bobbers with minnows or crawlers. They are also finding some smallmouth bass and an occasional pike around these cribs. Walleye action has slowed this past week. Anglers are targeting deeper weeds and wood with slip bobbers or trolling over deeper flats with crankbaits. Musky action has continued to increase as the water cools down. Bigger baits have been getting the most attention. Large plastics such as bull dawgs or medussas are bringing in some nicer fish. Large bucktails with double 10 blades have been the best baits with orange or chartreus colors. If you are getting a lot of follows but no strikes tip the bait with a twister tail or pork rind to help elicit a strike. Over the past couple of weeks muskies have been more willing to hit at the boat side so preform a figure 8 multiple times if you have a follow. Water temperatures have been in the upper 60s and warming to 70 degrees by late afternoon. 

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8/16/17 @ 2:23 PM
FISHING REPORT
Price County Tourism Department
Price County Tourism
USER since 9/4/02

MOON PHASE (31%)
Waning Crescent

DNR Reort - Muskie action last week was hot for a lot of anglers. Big bucktails such as cowgirls and top water baits provided the best action. Jerk baits also put a few fish in boats. The Flambeau River has provided better action than lakes when boating pressure is high. Largemouth bass have been biting well on the area’s smaller lakes. Finesse jigs or rubber worms worked through wood in 3-6 feet of water has been working great. Panfish have been biting well. Anglers have been catching bluegills and crappies near cribs or suspended over deeper weeds. Try drifting a slip bobber with either crawlers or minnows.


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7/21/17 @ 2:00 PM
FISHING REPORT
Price County Tourism Department
Price County Tourism
USER since 9/4/02

MOON PHASE (4%)
Waning Crescent

DNR Report - The walleye bite has been hit or miss lately for most people. Walleyes are being found in 10-15 feet of water near any weeds or wood structure. Slip bobbers with leeches or crawlers has been the go to bait. Largemouth and smallmouth have been hitting very well using rubber worms or top water baits. Largemouth are near shallow weed cover and wood. Smallmouth are a little deeper in 3-10 feet of water and near rocks or wood. Panfish action has been decent. Crappies are being found in their mid-summer areas in deeper water near cribs. The bigger bluegills are also being found in the same areas and near deeper weed beds. Slip bobbers with minnows are working for crappies and crawlers for bluegills. The musky bite has been tough this past week but anglers are putting fish in the boat. This week anglers were seeing fewer follows than the past few weeks, but there has been more fish willing to bite. Any size of bucktails in green or orange have been working best. Muskies have been found shallower on cool days and deeper on sunny warm days. 

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7/16/17 @ 10:24 PM
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Deeplaker
Deeplaker
USER since 1/26/13

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F
Fished Saturday and Sunday. Two different bodies of water. Saturday hooked big fish on the 5th cast. Tried backing out of wood with trolling motor while fighting fish. While doing so big rock had other plans for me. Broke the housing on trolling motor and didn't get a good hook set. One jump and gone. Looked like about 43-46. I went home and cobbled together a trolling motor. Went out Sunday lost one on a bucktail and another one on a bulldawg. Finally in about 8 feet in a ledge I got to touch a 36 in her. About 8 hours of fishing and one to show for it. What did I learn? Nothing, just one of those weekends. Next weekend is only 5 days away.

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7/10/17 @ 7:14 PM
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lightning95
lightning95
USER since 1/7/14

MOON PHASE (98%)
Waning Gibbous

Stayed at the cabin over the holiday week and had decent results:

Solberg was a lot of fun.  Crushed the eyes will several up to 17".  Got a few nice crappies, perch and a mammoth gill fishing wood in 6 fow.

Wilson was tough, but did manage an 18" eye and some decent gills in shoreline wood.  Raised no muskies and all crappies very small.

South harper produced some decent largemouth,  small pike and a 23" eye.

Chelsea was fun with loads of nice crappies suspended off weedlines.  Wife caught a 32" pike on a senko up high in 18fow.

Cast off the 13 wayside on the s fork flambeau and caught a 34" pike.

Was productive everywhere we went.  Just had to try different tactics till something worked.

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7/10/17 @ 11:04 AM
FISHING REPORT
Price County Tourism Department
Price County Tourism
USER since 9/4/02

MOON PHASE (98%)
Waning Gibbous

After a warm holiday weekend, water temperatures have returned to the mid-70s. Muskellunge activity has picked up with many anglers reporting many follows using top water baits and big buck tails. Muskies are being found in the 3-10-foot range and near weeds. Smallmouth bass activity has picked up with fish being caught on the local rivers using top water and rubber worms. Largemouth have been biting well near heavy cover such as logs or lily pads using rubber worms. Walleye action has been tough with some prolonged mayfly hatches but anglers are having some success using leeches on jigs or under slip bobbers. Panfish are still being caught in 8-15 feet of water using crawlers or small leeches. Panfish are being found near cribs or deep weeds. Now that water levels have returned to near normal levels, stream anglers are again having success for trout using spinners and worms.

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6/26/17 @ 11:59 AM
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river_chaser
river_chaser
USER since 10/3/12

MOON PHASE (10%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

I caught several smalll mouth last week and it was obvious they had not spawned yet. Looks like this is going to be one of those years they spawn into July. Catch and release is still appreciated.

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