Feel your pain brothers.. Yes boats coming out have right of way... Water rules/right of way.. I spend most of my time on the Rock but fish up there on weekend evening.. people have been horrible this year no respect for anyone but themselves.. I try to be the better man and just laugh..
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This year at boat landings has been terrible. Seems like anybody and everybody has been putting their boats in. Maybe a boater safety course would be a good idea. I was also out fishing yesterday and it was pretty slow for me. A few small walleyes and a few whites. Even the sheepheads weren't hitting.
76° - 80° F
76° - 80° F
Common sense should be the guideline for boat landing etiquette. I too was trying to land yesterday by the Lure and of course the boat launching at the same time backed their boat up to the water and then loaded it with coolers, clothes, tackle, etc.- things that should have been completed in the parking lot BEFORE they pulled up to the water. Anyway, I had no where to go. I trolled from 9:30-2:30 in rather shallow water (4-14') with #5 and #7 bright colored Flicker Shads and Salmo Hornets. Caught 10 white bass, cats, sheepshead- no walleyes. Enough action, beautiful day, but I'm not a fan of trolling and would much rather fish with jigs in the deeper wood.
76° - 80° F
81° - 88° F
Was out from 8a - 12p. Launched from Wilderness. Tried for a while just south of the launch and was slow (black flies where biting though) then went to the middle of the lake and caught 14 cats in about 19 FOW.
When I wanted to get off the lake @ Wilderness, the launch was busy, lots of people in the staging area. I have a question about launching "respect".... if there are 2 lanes / launches should there be one lane for putting in your craft and one lane for pulling out your craft?
I sat there for an hour with others around me waiting to get out of the water while we watched both sides being used for putting in. at one point I attempted to pull into the dock just after a guy drove his boat away and as i was docking some one was backing in to the lane / side i was attempting to go to. He was not moving so I had to back up and wait.
Just wondering if there is a courtesy or not
Hothead, fyke netting. Tagging and taking census on numbers, species, and size.
Was on the river yesterday and saw the DNR had some buoys out. Any idea what they are doing?
It was a very fun day with Jeff,Greg and Christine managed a nice 26 inch and a few eaters. Fishing been a little tougher sense Wednesday but the whites and cats are still plentiful. Fish were a lot shallower then in the beginning of the week and bright colors were better today
Hothead, I don’t know but I have all the brush piles we fished this week marked. No less than 4,372 sheep’s head landed. I’ll go back in February and verify for you! I’m about to start cleaning the bastards.
Ok this may be a stupid question but with all the sheepshead in the lake, does anyone catch them during the winter. As hard as they fight, that would be fun. Just trying to think of cooler weather.
Above 80° F
91° - 95° F
Sorry for the late report but i was out 7/2, 7/3, and 7/5. Pulled harnesses the first 2 days and flicker shads the 3rd day. Didnt catch any whitebass on harnesses but caught way larger fish on them. Lost about a 38 inch northern at the boat even. With flicker shads i didnt catch anything of good size other than a few carp, plenty of whitebass though. I did lose 2 big fish with them that i believe were big northerns. Definitely will pull harnesses in the future.