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10/4/18 @ 10:19 AM
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KATfishing
KATfishing
USER since 2/9/12

MOON PHASE (25%)
Waning Crescent

This is a late report from Monday, September 24.  At that time, water levels were good. Fished mainly South shoreline in 8-15 FOW.  Started out bouncing jigs and crawlers in search of walleye around weedlines. Came up short but managed to hook a couple of cats about 24" length... fun to catch, but released them, along with some stripers. After a couple of hours searching for eyes, we all but aborted our plan, putting on slip bobbers, small split shot and hook baited with angle worms.  That's when the fun began as we found about a dozen jumbo gills, which became dinner the next day.  It was a beautiful day on the lake with my dad. I want to thank Barefoot for always sharing reports and tips, and being a great sportsman and advocate for taking care of the lake and all its resources.

Edited on 10/4/18 10:22 AM
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10/4/18 @ 9:40 AM
barefoot
barefoot
USER since 8/24/01

Too much rain again, lake over high water mark and rising. More to come. County likely declare Slow No Wake order this morning. No boats out but only takes 1 wavemaker to cause damage at this level. Can't stop the wind which is probably a problem on south shore already.

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9/19/18 @ 3:02 PM
Nennie1
Nennie1
USER since 4/2/13

Thanks Katfishing for your response.


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9/19/18 @ 8:42 AM
KATfishing
KATfishing
USER since 2/9/12

Yes, large catfish population!  Every time I target walleyes, all I seem to catch are catfish.  They are decent size and put up a great fight. Sure wish I could catch an occasional walleye instead!

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9/19/18 @ 7:37 AM
Nennie1
Nennie1
USER since 4/2/13

Is there a large catfish population in this lake? And if so, are there large catfish here?

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9/18/18 @ 1:55 PM
FISHING REPORT
barefoot
barefoot
USER since 8/24/01

MOON PHASE (66%)
Waxing Gibbous

Public boat landing off South Shore Dr. is good shore fishing spot. Can also access south shore at end of Blank Rd. West end is public land but, cant get there without boat, all swamp and mile from hwy. Wouldn't try sitting on shore till skeeter hord is gone

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9/16/18 @ 10:01 AM
Panfishfisher
Panfishfisher
USER since 4/28/18

Any public access shore fishing spots?

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9/16/18 @ 8:59 AM
FISHING REPORT
barefoot
barefoot
USER since 8/24/01

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

SloNoWake order lifted yesterday morning. Level dropping 3-5" a day. Shorelines are mush though so, be aware of what your wake might impact. Don't want lo lower limit or add possibly extra weeks to restrictions.


Casting for musky late afternoon. 1 slam on bucktail, no hookup, son had something slurp at surface lure and toss it.

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9/10/18 @ 11:59 AM
biggill20
biggill20
USER since 1/31/16

Awesome fish Jim!  You gonna get a replica mount?

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9/10/18 @ 11:51 AM
FISHING REPORT
barefoot
barefoot
USER since 8/24/01

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waxing Crescent

Surface temp 70, same down to 18ft. Thermocline between 25-27fow then low 50s to bottom. Lot of heat to give up from 10,000 acre feet of water before it turns over.

It is dropping but still over 3ft above where it should be. Will drop faster after marshes drain and level back inside the riverbank. The wind does not follow slonowake order. One pontoon/hoist and canopy flipped over. Some piers knocked apart, at least 4 homes have sand bags around them. Few days ago the kid was flycasting to gills swimming in the lawn.

Edited on 9/10/18 11:57 AM
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