Fatheads worked best but had bites on chubs and river mix too. Jig/4" gulp tipped with a fathead minnow produced and slip bobber with fathead both produced. That is all i used. All slot fish came on fatheads.
LUND1981 thats terrible. So sorry your day was ruined. But thank you for your concern for others! Blessings!
Have not seen what the eyes are biting on, so asking: Blacktails, minnows, or still crawlers? Plastics doing any good yet? thanks!
Good morning guys,
Would like to try some trolling for Musky, any recommendations on baits and general locations? Do most of my Musky fishing in Vilas cty but would like to fish this body of water more since it’s not to far from my house. Thanks in advance. PM is on.
BEWARE OF CHESTER CREEK BOAT LAUNCH!
Came up for the weekend with some friends. We stayed and launched out of the campground on Saturday. This morning we had to launch out of Chester Creek due to the 4 ft rollers on the main lake. Big mistake. Be very cautious if you plan to launch here. We were lined up straight and maybe 8 inches from the left side (if standing on shore and looking at ramp.) When we put the boat in and pulled the trailer out, some thing caught our leaf spring bracket and completely destroyed the axle (bent 15 degrees) and leaf spring bracket bent all the way back. Completely undrivable. Had to flip trailer over and bang out the axle and work some magic to restore “some function”. All marina/repair shops closed on Sunday. Had a 3.5 hr drive home. Was able to pull the boat out and a luckily a short drive away found a place to keep the boat until we can come back up next weekend to do a full on axle replacement and fix the leaf spring bracket.
A local said there was a concrete block that shifted back and was propped up on that side of the ramp. He thought the municipalities was supposed to repair it this springs. I guess not...
Had a great few days on the pete. Started weds afternoon at chester creek to hide from the wind. Caught a ton of 13-14"ers, a few crappie and a few keepers, all in shallow water. Next few days hit the main lake and found most in 20-23 feet. Ended up with a bunch of slot fish (27, 27, 26.5, 26, 24, 23 & a 21), a few keepers a day, some crappie and 3 perch one day. The perch were a first for us. Lost count but had to catch 50 plus walleye a day with a few crappie mixed in. At times the action was so good we would have 2-3 on at a time. It was a great few days, the walleye were on fire.
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Awesome day on the water with a great group from Iowa that are avid fisherman. They came up for a little get away from home and to catch fish. Weather was perfect. Water temp is cooling down and the fish are starting to feed heavy. We jigged, casted hard baits, and worked slip bobbers. The morning was a little slow but once they turned on it was lights out. We landed EASILY 150+ fish today. We kept 24 white bass, six walleyes, two perch, and a cat. Tons or shorts and one slot at 25.5 inches (released).
Nice eye Thomas, and Thank You for your service.
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Mike from Wautoma booked another trip for this morning. We launched from the County Park at 7:30 and fished until 12:30. We started out near the north end on the channel edge tight to wood. We soaked dead rods tipped with Black Tails, and small Suckers, and jigged with fat-heads and half crawler. It took quite awhile to get all lines in the water again. Some times we had four and five rods going at once. We hopped to three different spots and caught fish at all three. We ended with well over 50 walleyes, 2 "keepers", 3 in the slot at 20 1/2, 25, and 27 1/2, 2 white bass, and a cat.
I have extended my season for one more week. Open dates at this time are: 6th,12th,14th,15th,16th,19th,20th,21st,22nd, and the 23rd. The boat gets power washed, waxed, and winterized 0n the 24th and 25th. Follow the link below to my web site and check the booking calendar for remaining dates.
Keep a tight line!!!
Nice fish, Jason! I'm looking forward to ice season myself.
Found a hungry big one this morning! Worked a lot of different areas finding fish everywhere we went. White bass, perch, a couple crappies, cats, and a bunch of short walleyes. Turnover is starting to happen and its apparent the fish are adjusting. Water is finally cooling down and the bite is about to the best of the year. Fall fishing can be a lot of fun because there are so many places and tactics to target fish! The Garmin Livescope I have makes finding fish and adjusting to the bite a lot easier. No more fishing dead water with no fish!
I'll be out tomorrow and then I'm off to Ft. McCoy for a week of training and then I'll be right back in the boat with more trips. I only have a handful of dates open at the end of October and still openings in November and into the ice season. If you can handle a little chilly weather, the fishing is great up until ice up!