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11/13/18 @ 9:27 AM
USAbrams1991
USAbrams1991
USER since 2/13/17

Kurt, you guys have your ice stuff out yet?

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11/13/18 @ 8:21 AM
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Kurt Justice
Kurts Island Sports
USER since 5/12/04

MOON PHASE (33%)
Waxing Crescent
The cold has come to the Northwoods and winter’s icy grip is not far behind! 
 
Temps in the teens have helped push lakes from a surface high of 40 degrees down to just about ready to get solid!  The pond behind our shop froze up Friday (11/9) and typically that means 7-10 days till Lake Minocqua locks up.  Some bays already skimming over. 
 
Musky:  Good-Fair – Not many brave (read:crazy) souls ventured out last week due to high winds, low temps and generally miserable conditions!  What few anglers did try had best results on suckers as the bite was sluggish, with fish just “mouthing” suckers. 
 
Little else to report as few anglers to report from.  Rut still going on, so our early deer opener should go well.  Four-six inches of snow on ground to improve visibility. 
 
Watch our social media sites for ice reports as these night time temps in low teens will start freezing things up. 

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11/11/18 @ 9:55 AM
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John Andrew
John Andrew
USER since 8/10/09

MOON PHASE (17%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Snowing

AIR TEMP
21° - 25° F

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F

(“NO FISH NO PAY, GUARANTEED”.)

Switched back over to Walleye last 2 trips out.

11-11-2018.

Several small lake boat landings are freezing over in northern Vilas County and after the next 3 nights (if the wind stays down) several more will be hard water.


No big ones but lots of action.These 3 clients are some of the best. They have fished all over the globe. Learning about late fall Walleye fishing is what they wanted and for there second day of fishing they again did well.

All fish on minnows and all fish were hard hitting, not letting go. As is normal this time of year the rock bars were producing well during the middle of the day, as long as you could stand the cold wind.

As always, stay positive, think clearly, do not listen to negative talk and do not listen to negative people.

God Bless
John Andrew

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11/8/18 @ 6:58 PM
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John Andrew
John Andrew
USER since 8/10/09

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
31° - 35° F

(“NO FISH NO PAY, GUARANTEED”.)

Posted on 11-08-2018, today.

Another client wanting to learn. A great man and new friend.

Several fish boated and released and a few for the frying pan. All fish on minnows and jigs. This guy has worked with other guides and was very thankful for new information, a good man.

As always, stay positive, think clearly, do not listen to negative talk and do not listen to negative people.

God Bless
John Andrew

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11/7/18 @ 5:42 PM
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John Andrew
John Andrew
USER since 8/10/09

MOON PHASE
New Moon

CONDITIONS
Snowing

AIR TEMP
26° - 30° F

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F

(“NO FISH NO PAY, GUARANTEED”.)

11-07-2018, today.

Day 2.

A true family man and professional business man. My hat goes off to this client, a true friend.

  Freeze up is only a few short days away from now, on several small lakes in Vilas County Wisconsin.

Brutal conditions today. All fish on suckers, 3 strikes and 3 fish were boated.

20 + M.P.H. wind conditions, sideways snow and temps at 28-30. As mentioned in my last report, our locations and our pattern is the same. Deep fish and steep ledges. We boated 2 fish this early before 8:30 AM and then the snow began and the wind was roaring, where we were.

We got another fish around 2 PM as the sky was falling down.

As always, stay positive, think clearly, do not listen to negative talk and do not listen to negative people.

God Bless
John Andrew

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11/6/18 @ 6:20 PM
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John Andrew
John Andrew
USER since 8/10/09

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Raining

AIR TEMP
36° - 40° F

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F

(“NO FISH NO PAY, GUARANTEED”.)

11-06-2018, today

A true family man and professional business man. My hat goes off to this client, a true friend.

  Freeze up is only a few short days away from now, on several small lakes in Vilas County Wisconsin.

A cold and rainy day 38 degrees.  "BBRRRRR"   As most Musky fishermen will say, there biting. All fish were on suckers and the locations are similar.

Steep ledges, drop offs, steep shore lines, drop offs outside of large weedy bays, outside of Cisco and White Fish spawning locations and if you are not, on a oily bait fish lake, deep water Walleye locations are also producing Musky. The above locations are similar to where we produced these 3 fish today, no giants but lots of action. Another 2 strikes we missed.

As always, stay positive, think clearly, do not listen to negative talk and do not listen to negative people.

God Bless
John Andrew

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11/6/18 @ 2:14 PM
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Kurt Justice
Kurts Island Sports
USER since 5/12/04

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waning Crescent
Following a too hot and wet September, then a cold, wet, windy October, the first three days of November were incredibly nice, weather wise!  Nicer than any three days in October it seemed.  Now back to reality! 
 
Rain, snow and wind came crashing back down to the Northwoods, with temps not forecasted to reach above freezing till the deer opener (Nov 17th). 
 
Lake surface temps, up in the mid 40’s, will certainly start to fall again over the next two weeks.  Not very many anglers out there, but… 
 
Musky:  Good – Lack of wind required using trolling motors to move suckers till the weekend.  Still good action on suckers, slow moving glide & jerk bait or rubber baits. 
 
Crappie:  Good – Not numbers but big slabs this week to 15 ½” over drowned wood of 14-18’.  Medium and even large fatheads under slip-floats best. 
 
Smallmouth Bass: Good-Very Good – Big Smallies!  Most of 18”+ with fish to 21 ½” stacking up along deep water transition areas.  Larger minnows (suckers, chubs) best.  Not many anglers targeting, but those that do – great fishing! 
 
Walleye:  Fair – Action slow.  Fish at many depths, from 24-75’, but tough to convince to bite.  Best on live minnows near wood in 18-24’.  Deeper, mud flats use jigging Raps or Lindy rigs with larger suckers or chubs. 
 
Cold for forecast means limited reports for next week also.  Dropping water temps will get the hard water anglers excited.  Keep eye on our social media for reports. 

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11/6/18 @ 10:13 AM
crappieman98
crappieman98
USER since 4/27/15

Does anyone know if the cisco’s are getting ready to spawn yet?

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11/6/18 @ 6:51 AM
phishin phool
phishin phool
USER since 4/5/08

John, awesome fish!!! Your client must be tickled. Me, I am still impressed with your abilities and knowledge. 

I am even more impressed that the "tank" was released!!! Thanks!!!

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11/6/18 @ 1:05 AM
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Nick Schumacher
Nick Schumacher
USER since 1/10/05

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waning Crescent
A real trophy right there, John. Impressive. Well done.

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