KenF. What other links do you follow? I am interested to know so I can look at some other sites with possibly some better info
Last time someone fished less than 10 yds from me in a partners bass tournament and ran right over the spot we had just pulled a good keeper out of he got a well placed 3/4 oz jig at light speed into the side of his outboard cover. Sends a message to the morons. Other boats around us gave us a nod and a wink.
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I've been out on Shawano Lake the last couple days. The bass bite has been better either early in the morning or later in the evening. Spinnerbaits have been working good either in shallow or out over deeper weeds. Caught a few on plastics around the cane beds. Lots of boats out on Saturday, had to shake my head at a couple jerks in a red crestliner musky fishing that felt the need to fish right on top of me casting as close as 10yds away. I'm pretty sure there was enough room on a 6200 acre lake to not have to be inconsiderate.
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Kenf I too have been fishing shawano for 45 yrs I now have had a place on Pelican for 20 yrs so I dont fish shawano as much.2 weeks ago midweek we did good on Bluegill Hill weed edges 10-12 ft most suprising thing i caught was a 10 lb carp good luck!
Fishingnotcatching1 & MikeNitro:
I have been fishing Shawano Lake since 1968, ( before you were born ) so I do consider it to be my lake, and in those 49 years of fishing it I still haven't fished it dry. Secondly, I don't fish bass or northern and I wasn't asking for tips on how to fish. I was only looking to see if the bite was still slow or if any one was having better luck.
As I said in my last post, I'm 60 and disabled ( hit by a drunk forktift driver at work resulting in 3 herniated disks and a hip that was disjointed for the 2nd time). I love to panfish whenever I am well enough to go but, as I said, I would rather not drive 50 miles only to get skunked.
I have been out twice this year. The first time was from 9am -1:30pm and only 9 keepers. The 2nd time (same hrs.) netted 1-15.5" bass and 18 bluegill. ( threw back at least 50 perch less than 3.5" ) Fished E and SE of the island in anywhere from 7-13 fow.
Is it wrong to hope to find a little helpfull information so I can put some good, fresh food on my table?
P. S. This is not the only link I follow, but, it is the only one that doesn't provide any usefull information. I think that that is a terrible shame.
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Yesterday, fished Shawano, afternoon till 7pm. Rainy and cloudy all day...didn't let it stop us. Threw plastic worms all around the island and caught about 7 Largemouth, 13-15" and 1 Rock bass. The day ended with perfect calm water and no wind! Lots of fun!
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Fished Bluegill Hill from 7 to noon today. Drifting with minnows and plastics caught several crappies bluegills northern pike and LM bass. Plastics outfished live bait. Drifting with trolling motor early then wind picked up and stop using it. Kept few crappies and bluegills for a meal. Before we left the lake we tossed spinnerbaits on the reeds by Cecil Point and caught 3 LM bass released. Gorgeous day on the water today! GLA!
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I agree with the previous post.....just go out there and give it a solid effort for YOURSELF> There are no secrets to Shawano Lake. Some days you find the "spot" right away and the next day you have to move a dozen times before you get some fish. Lots of great fishing spots but NONE will produce day after day. Effort = Success. Have fun out there and good luck!
KenF, that is not a great way to start out a friendly discussion! Not many people are going to give out information if they are your friends, much less when they barely know you! It is a reoccurring theme, that when the secret gets out about a particular spot it quickly gets fished out. Is it wrong that locals/regulars would want to freely give that information out, only to go back and have their favorite spot ruined for the future? I don't think so! That is why its called fishing, not catching, get out on the water, enjoy yourself, take a risk, thats what fishing is all about! With that being said I will tell you this, it is very tricky depending on the day and times, the more experienced fisherman can probably agree with me. Best times are early morning and dusk. Try the submerged weedlines on the south side of the lake 8-12 fow. I went out 2 weeks ago and caught a decent amount of Bluegill, 2 (15") Largemouth, 2 small Crappie, 1 (13") Rock bass, and a bullhead. Good luck out there, a good rule of thumb- if you are not getting a bite within 5 min....move, don't waste time sitting around when there are fish to be caught!
Just an amateur fisherman.