Does anyone know any good bank fishing spots for bass and northern?
I'm taking my brother and his 2 kids fishing on Shawano Lake on Saturday. They are from California and he isn't a fisherman. I want to give his kids one heck of a fun fishing trip. I do have a boat and good electronics (with GPS) with a map of the lake. It will be my first time on the lake.
Would anyone be able to give me a fishing report on the Bluegills? Are they on beds yet? What are some good places to target? What's the water clarity like? How is the weed growth? Any other tips are appreciated.
*NOTE We are not planning on keeping any fish. Just a few pics and back they go.
I have rented a cottage for a week on Shawano Lake for the first time ever this July. I wonder how the weeds seem to be this year after the lake had it's treatments last year? Thanks for any info and or help for this lake. I just want to show my grandsons a good time. PM me if you like... Thanks, Santa
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As a result of yesterday's storms there was a bunch of firewood and some logs that got washed into the lake and are floating around. You wouldn't want to hit one of those with a boat. There's also a bunch of garbage that was washed from ditches into the lake...so it's a mess right now. Water levels are still rising and with the possibility of more rain the next few days water levels will continue to rise. There are some docks that are already underwater. These are docks that were low to begin with. The docks that were put in higher are fine.
Areas where streams flow into the lake look like chocolate milk. There's a bunch of water that has already poured in there and will continue to do so. This means that a "chocolate milk" type condition will persist for awhile. Since so much of the land within the watershed is cropland it could also mean that later in the summer when water temps reach their peak the lake could have one heck of an algae bloom.
If/when it blooms up with algae, if there is a fish kill, if you don't do as well as you expect...take it up with mother nature instead of complaining to the DNR. This was an unprecedented storm that will make an impact. There's quite a bit of damage to the flooded areas as well as those where the tornado went through. Set aside any frustrations this may cause and be thankful that no one was hurt.
Hello everyone, heading to Shawano this Saturday, staying all week with family who haven't fished the lake in years do to health reasons. Would anyone mind sharing suggestions on where to take 4 kids to have the best chances of catching numbers and maybe decent sized pike? We live on a small lake and they catch their fill of panfish and bass but have never caught pike (or musky). Thank you.