Swan Lake, Columbia County

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8/3/18 @ 11:07 PM
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dkhunter83
dkhunter83
USER since 1/12/14

MOON PHASE (61%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Late report from Wednesday night. Got out around 630 and fished until dark for panfish. After trying a few spots ended up getting into some nice gills and stripers in the weeds. Fish holding really tight to the cover in about 8 FOW, half of a night crawler and slip bobbers were the ticket 

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7/19/18 @ 9:16 PM
KATfishing
KATfishing
USER since 2/9/12

Barefoot - Love reading your posts. Every time I fish Swan with my dad I am targeting walleyes and because I must be so terrible at it, I always catch stripers and cats. I still have a blast! I've been on the water when acre after acre the stripers are making themselves known just as you describe. Thanks for all the great posts!

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7/19/18 @ 8:23 PM
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barefoot
barefoot
USER since 8/24/01

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
Above 80° F

Stripers surface feeding big time! Huge schools tossing water all over 100+yrd areas @ a time. Acres and acres. Watched from half mile away and they just didn't quit for hours, non-stop action late afternoon. Finally went after them. Just drift through with wind casting every direction. 2 of us had double after double. Breakoffs on ultralites, switched to heavier rods, reels, line. Most 12-15" wht/yellowbass X breeds, many true whites 16-20"ers.

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7/3/18 @ 9:54 PM
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barefoot
barefoot
USER since 8/24/01

MOON PHASE (75%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
Above 80° F

Milking male  gills still on beds in 3-4 fow. Few more days if ya want easy meal. Bigger stripers starting to push fry minners to surface, slashing and splashing in evenings. I put musky gear away, only kill em in hot water. Play with the bass, they can take the heat.

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6/27/18 @ 11:26 AM
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barefoot
barefoot
USER since 8/24/01

MOON PHASE
Full Moon

CONDITIONS
Raining

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Slow No Wake order has been lifted. Make waves.


Fished yesterday in rain and again later when rain quit. Hit spots where been having some luck with few walleyes and losing lot of livebait to little gills & stripers. Not much action since water rise. Saving bait but, can hardly get a bite. Landed 1 cat, that's it. Haven't tried the fresh gill beds though. Try to get kids on them today.

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6/24/18 @ 11:10 AM
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barefoot
barefoot
USER since 8/24/01

MOON PHASE (89%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Less bait thieving stripers but, no walleyes either. Able to work surface & shallow draft baits over top weeds. Few small bass blowing up big baits, small norts too. Kid had big musky follow up and nose bait on fig 8, he landed fat nort. I keep missing.

Water cleared up and dropping. Able to see plenty new gill beds in 3-5fow. Carp basking on top weedbeds should be easy targets. Slonowake for cpl/few days yet. Some people can't see the big red/white signs it seems? 

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6/21/18 @ 10:40 AM
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barefoot
barefoot
USER since 8/24/01

MOON PHASE (63%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Surf temp down to 71, water over docks, lawns, marshes flooded. Saw a few carp splash n rolling west end and down river. Heard more out in marsh along river. Not many. Didn't have bow along or I'ld be stalking the marshpigs in tall flooded  grass. Can be exciting if they spook and charge towards river, knock ya down and run ya over.

    Couldn't get the big musky to take a 2nd look last evening after followup in morning. Little stripers chase and nip bucktails bigger than they are. Yet, they wouldn't eat the leech I dragged along. 

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6/20/18 @ 6:16 PM
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Walleye Wizard
Walleye  Wizard
USER since 6/23/01

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

Small eyes tonight. Lake way up. And still coming up.

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6/19/18 @ 6:22 PM
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Walleye Wizard
Walleye  Wizard
USER since 6/23/01

MOON PHASE (42%)
Waxing Crescent

Thanks..might check it out Weds night...

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6/19/18 @ 4:48 PM
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barefoot
barefoot
USER since 8/24/01

MOON PHASE (42%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Raining

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

SLOWNOWAKE order signed signs will be up shortly. Was a foot high last week then have had nearly 6" rain since last Thur. Weeds choking river outlet so, won't go away for long time.


Walleyes still biting. Able to get through the greedy horde of stripers to land cpl keepers this morning. Leeches stay on hook better than crawler chunks but, they like both. Using heavier jigs than normal for 8-12 fow just to get bait down faster so eyes get a chance.

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