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9/7/18 @ 8:18 PM
311fisher
311fisher
USER since 1/22/03

I just had a question guys I'm coming up in September and I'm renting a boat from Lakeside going to be fishing the Flambeau chain is navigating these Lakes through the channels and under the bridges hard is it really shallow do I need to worry about anything thanks for the feedback really appreciate it

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9/7/18 @ 6:20 PM
Mike Smith
SleeperMike
USER since 6/6/09

Fished with a father and son yesterday Tim and Dewey. The fish were biting and mother nature gave us a beautiful day. Wanted to thank Todd Gessner for his help last week. There is nine good people that came up to fish the Willow and walleyes were tough down there. Hell i didn't get a keeper that week before Nine good people going home having a great time fishing thanks again Todd. And thanks Tim and Dewey for a great day. http://www.minocquafishingguides.com/

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9/4/18 @ 6:41 PM
Mike Smith
SleeperMike
USER since 6/6/09

Fished with vary good couple Dave & Lisa today. We had a blast catching walleyes. Thanks Dave & Lisa hope we do it again next year.

Edited on 9/7/18 7:23 PM
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9/4/18 @ 10:32 AM
FISHING REPORT
Kurt Justice
Kurts Island Sports
USER since 5/12/04

MOON PHASE (32%)
Waning Crescent
Rain, not as bad as South Central Wisconsin, but enough to affect fishing participation even in the Northwoods.  While not the volume of rain as down south, the after affects of some of the electrical storms put a couple of the morning bites off.  Yet, once things settled there were some bright spots to the fishing. 
 
Musky:  Good-Very Good – Top-water action has remained hot as tail baits (Whopper Ploppers, Pace Maker - Tally Wacker style) have been producing.  Spinnerbaits and bucktails with large, fluted blades to lift the lures over weed flats.  Surprisingly, quite a few reports of Musky taking suckers, despite the relatively warm water.  Pink baits, blades on body, have been particularly effective this past week. 
 
Northern Pike:  Good-Very Good – Spinnerbaits, chatterbaits and Mepps #3:#4 Comets, as well as 4” swimbaits, worked over weed beds.  Chubs and suckers on jigs or under floats for the more relaxed angler producing nice Pike in the mid 30” range. 
 
Smallmouth Bass:  Good – Work gravel humps or sandgrass flats using drop-shot rigs of 3” Gulp minnows or Dartshogs.  Also, a good bite on larger fish on top-water.  Watch for feeding Gills then race to within casting distance.  Reports or 4#+ fish! 
 
Largemouth Bass:  Good-Fair – Bite seems to have fallen off a bit.  Best with more subtle fare such as Wacky Worming and Ned rigs. 
 
Crappie:  Fair-Good – Small tubes, Crappie Thumpers, Road Runners or 1-2” twister tails on a 1/64 – 1/32 oz jig.  Work top sections of weeds at deepest point before breaks. 
 
Yellow Perch:  Fair-Good – Best around drowned wood, cribs 8-14’ of water ½ crawler or piece of frozen softshell. 
 
Bluegill:  Fair – Better when weather clears.  Small jigs, Mini-mites tipped with Waxies, Thunderbugs or worms.  Better Gills suspended off weed edges of 12-16’. 
 
Walleye:  Fair – Mixed reports from poor to “decent”.  Best on leeches and crawlers along drop-offs of 12-18’.  After dark, a bit shallower 8-12’ using lighted slip-bobbers and 3-5” suckers or chubs. 
 
Should be a time of cooling temps and lowering water levels.  The flowages have dropped, but recent flooding down in Southern Wisconsin could mean water may start to be held back up here.  Warm days have kept surface temps in lower 70’s, some upper 60’s reported.   Forecast for rain early in week leading to cooler, cloudy weather by week’s end. 

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9/4/18 @ 7:13 AM
King Daddio
King Daddio
USER since 8/4/15

Jabber, check your Messenger.

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9/3/18 @ 5:35 PM
Tuffy2
Tuffy2
MEMBER since 7/7/04

Ballard is a good lake to fish for your first Muskie. It is just outside of Sayner, next to Star Lake.

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9/3/18 @ 5:10 PM
Jabberwalker
Jabberwalker
USER since 4/21/04

My brother and I are coming to St. Germain for a few days of fishing, Sept. 12 -14, Wednesday to Friday. Looking to catch our first Musky, does not need to be a trophy, just want to catch one. Strictly catch, photo, release. Can anybody recommend a good lake to start on? Not looking for specific spots just want to know we are at least trying the right lakes? Will being staying on Little St. Germain but are willing to move around.

Thanks for help, feel free to PM me.

Ron


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9/3/18 @ 2:11 PM
Mike Smith
SleeperMike
USER since 6/6/09

Fished with Bill on Sunday and we caught 15 walleyes. Was good time Bill thanks. I still have days open. Give me a call at 715-614-1367 Thanks

Edited on 9/3/18 6:39 PM
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9/2/18 @ 3:41 AM
FISHING REPORT
John Andrew
John Andrew
USER since 8/10/09

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

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Working the deeper water was best for us. A simple jig and minnow was good, although a couple of fish were on a jig and crawler.

All fish were hard hitting. 2 also were caught while trolling but your bait had to be close to the bottom.

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

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9/1/18 @ 9:50 PM
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cooler near the lake
cooler near the lake
USER since 4/24/07

MOON PHASE (65%)
Waning Gibbous

Out on the Manitowish Chain today. It was a total zoo on Clear ( holiday weekend, but I didn’t think it would be that bad). It felt like I was on Pewaukee Lake with the traffic. Water clarity was pretty dirty with all the recent runoff. Caught some gills shallow on kalins scrubs, but nothing exciting. Tried casting cranks on the weed lines without success. Hopefully with the cool nights, action will pick up. Colors on the trees haven’t really started yet with all the rain lately. Special shout out to the group of ladies from south of the border that respectfully parked across the handi-capped parking space and the lone single vehicle space at the Clear Lake boat landing so they could launch their 3 kayaks. Note: none of the 3 were handicapped . Tight lines

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