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5/16/18 @ 5:37 AM
Rob Manthei
Rob Manthei
USER since 5/26/10

Steve,


The water is low on LSG right now, nobody placed the rocks there.  It's the blowout hole caused from jackwagons that don't know how to load a boat.

I know what you mean, saw it there the other day when I was launching a rental



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5/15/18 @ 10:51 PM
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Steve White
Steve White
USER since 3/17/04

MOON PHASE
New Moon

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

First day out with guest from Missouri. I'm on retainer the entire time for the Judge for 2 weeks. Scratching off a bucket list item between chemo treatments. After 2 strokes in 2016 to boot!!  He was my motivation for new seats. After today though. I need to redneckerize the battle barge just for him. Slides left almost going off the widest deepest chairs I could find. Right now thinking I will bolt a recliner into the boat just for him!! Some will laugh seeing it, but I dont care!! It's making a client comfortable, and safe!!  Had a blast getting him back in the swing of things after 3 years of not being able to fish. Shallows were loaded with crappie, and gills willing to play. Wally's for the last 15-20 mins were teasing him. Bobber deep sixed 8 times, but could not connect.  They were just a bit deeper in 6-8fow. The eye spot we hit was a mix of wood, and old/new weeds. The crappies were out over mud, and old weeds mostly. Gills came closer to new lily's up real shallow! All plastics, except for the eyes which we used fatheads on. Real surprised to see the surface temp at 67 just 10 days after ice out!!   Great first day overall with just under 50 fish caught. Not a one kept! It's about the experience, and I am truly blessed to be part of this one!!

Now a huge PSA!!! Some jackwagon thought it would be fun to put a bunch of rocks out at the Little St Germain boat landing!! Between the propwash, and these rocks. The right side is not usable at all. The left side is very marginal. Trim that motor high, or you will loose a prop!! I had to push out to even start the motor!!

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5/15/18 @ 8:34 AM
wooglin51
wooglin51
USER since 11/23/15

Great report, coming up this weekend for a few days on the water  - thank you!

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5/15/18 @ 8:24 AM
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Kurt Justice
Kurts Island Sports
USER since 5/12/04

MOON PHASE
New Moon
With temps fluctuating from day time highs of upper 70’s at times, to night time lows in the 30’s, it has been tough getting a handle on patterning the post-spawn fishing for walleyes as well as the pre-spawn patterns for Crappie.  But as the post-spawn habits of Walleyes, on most lakes, is just beginning, thanks to a late ice out, we actually have spawning Walleyes on some of our larger lakes days after Mother’s Day.    Yellow Perch:  Very Good – This early spawner is showing up in shallows but with bellys full of wigglers (May Fly larvae) meaning they have moved out to the mud for a while to gorge on bugs before heading to shallows (pay attention Walleye anglers!)    Crappie:  Good – Starting to stage up in shallows on warm afternoons.  So far a lot of in and out due to cold nights.  Small minnows, Gapen Fresh Water Shrimp or tiny hair jigs under small floats in 2-6’ of water.    Northern Pike:  Good – Actively taking chubs and fats jigged for Walleyes.  Swimbaits, shallow running stickbaits and larger Beetle spins worked over any existing green weeds.    Walleye:  Good-Fair – Post-spawn activity in a lull as anglers looking for the fish they had last week not finding much.  Walleyes on most lakes have moved out over mud, but should be retuning to shallow weeds as bugs, leeches and minnows fill in around emerging green weeds.  On larger lakes, spawning in full force.  Chubs (if available), suckers good choice on Lindy rigs, 1/8 oz jigs.    Bluegill:  Not much to report.    Largemouth Bass:  Fair-Good – Searching warmer shallows with soft bottom muck and emerging weeds.    Lots of clear skies of late have not helped.  High temps in 70’s follows by nights in 40’s, and even 30’s, making for shifting fish.  The warm shallows (up to low 60’s in some areas) and sun should have weeds growing quickly.  Lots of “Nice” weather in forecast.    

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5/15/18 @ 8:05 AM
danali2003
danali2003
USER since 11/16/10

looking for some information on some of the stocked trout lakes in the area. focus is on the smaller carry in lakes. feel free to pm me.

thanks in advance

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5/13/18 @ 12:14 PM
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lilman119
lilman119
USER since 6/10/02

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Waning Crescent
Found some crappies on a shallow lake on the Flambeau chain yesterday. All fish relating to a very specific depth and caught on plastics. That particular lake was already in the 55 degree range! 

Sheboygan - Fence was at 40 degrees as of Friday, so hopefully your action will pick up in the future. I'll be back on there in 2 weeks! 

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5/13/18 @ 12:13 PM
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lilman119
lilman119
USER since 6/10/02

MOON PHASE (4%)
Waning Crescent

Found some crappies on a shallow lake on the Flambeau chain yesterday. All fish relating to a very specific depth and caught on plastics. That particular lake was already in the 55 degree range! 

Sheboygan - Fence was at 40 degrees as of Friday, so hopefully your action will pick up in the future. I'll be back on there in 2 weeks! 

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5/13/18 @ 8:19 AM
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PikePro33
PikePro33
USER since 2/8/10

MOON PHASE (4%)
Waning Crescent

I've only targeted open water walleye up here with lighted bobbers.   When people are using jigs are they vertical jigging structure/weed edges?   I'm familiar with vertical jigging on the wolf river and would like to find new ways to hook up with walleye up north other than bobbers.   

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5/13/18 @ 7:28 AM
Sheboygantommy
Sheboygantommy
USER since 5/11/18

Great job! We only got one on fence yesterday 21.5” after 12 hours.. thoughts ? 

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5/12/18 @ 10:05 PM
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John Andrew
John Andrew
USER since 8/10/09

MOON PHASE (10%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F



“NO FISH NO PAY, GUARANTEED”)

This Grandfather and Grandson are an awesome team. They catch Walleye over several states as well as Big Perch and other specie. Good Job IKE!

Yesterday we worked from 7 to 16 ft to produce our Walleye. A jig and minnow produced well. A slow presentation was very important to get the strike. Some of our Walleye were still milking, Same on Trout and a few other lakes. Walleye are being reported as good all over the north in Vilas County WI..

Color of the jig head does make a difference on certain lakes and no difference on other lakes. During the past cold front smaller minnows worked better “for us”. The river Walleye have been producing since opening day.

The warm spell begins tomorrow and will continue thru Thursday, as currently forecast. This will increase the Walleye bite as well as the Crappie, which have been doing well on certain lakes for the past week.

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

God Bless

John Andrew

 

Edited on 5/12/18 10:09 PM
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