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Big Cedar Lake, Washington County

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8/2/21 @ 9:46 AM
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Sunny
WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F
AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F
Miller Time 15
USER SINCE 4/17/20

Fished Big Cedar for the first time from about 6:30am to noon on Sunday (8/1/2021). We were targeting Northern, Bass, and Walleye. Not the best day of fishing but it was a beautiful day on the water. We fished about every part of the lake except for most of the south bay, the wind was just too much. 


We were able to catch a few of each target species, but none were really that big. I was able to bring up and release two walleye (16.5" and 17.5") in about 25-35 feet of water. I was bottom bouncing a 1oz (4.5" long) plastic paddle tail swimbait. It was a rather large bait but the walleye I was able to bring up hammered it. One hit on a gold and brown color, and the other hit on a hot pink and white color.  


Fishing shallow for bass and northern was not very productive. I would have liked to spend more time targeting walleye but we spent a lot of time in shallower water looking for northern and bass. Just about every artificial bait type was used and we only caught a few bass and a two small northern. 

7/30/21 @ 2:54 PM
FishingMaster35
USER SINCE 3/31/16

Did anyone find a large cooler at the launch? It had an aerator in it. If you found it please message me!  

7/19/21 @ 1:18 PM
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CONDITIONS
Sunny
WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F
AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F
Chemist
USER SINCE 6/17/01

I took my parents ( both 79 years old) out last evening for the first time in over 2 years and we had a great time.

In 2.5 hours we caught 3 small bass, 3 walleyes (16, 16, 15 all released obviously with the 18 inch size limit) and all the bluegills we could catch.

While most bluegills are smaller with some sorting we were able to get 11 keepers plus 1 keeper perch between the 3 of us.

While we didn't fill the cooler with meat fish they will get a nice meal or two out of it. Dad filleted them this morning and they are having a meal of fish tonight.

I'm enjoying the "new" panfish limits where you can only keep 10 of each specie. Hopefully average size of each will increase.

Regarding the walleye fishing, We have had mayflies on our screen door most mornings this summer. The walleye often target them exclusively when we get the big hatches. By sucking up mayflies all night they are probably well fed and not feeding during the day when most people fish.

7/9/21 @ 11:46 AM
FISHING REPORT
CONDITIONS
Sunny
WATER TEMP
Above 80° F
AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F
Sons of Fishes
Sons of Fishes
USER SINCE 7/9/21

I agree Walleye fishing is off this year on Big Cedar. I don't get out much but I'm only 1 time less than Last year and I only caught 1 15" walleye out of there this year. Last year I had 20 to 30 at this point in 5 trips. A couple weeks ago I was out on a Thursday afternoon and everyone from the Thursday night club had slip bobbers it seemed like. The other thing I learned is don't find yourself trolling across the end of the channel at 610pm because they came through 3 wide 4 or 5 rows deep and no one lifted. One boat had the whole lower unit out of the water within 50 feet of me as he caught the wakes of the other boats. I'm sure some of them are on here and they should really be released in 30 second intervals. The kids in the jon boat were very courteous. They parked in front of me and asked if they were in my line when they noticed I was trolling. Very nice of them to ask. As frustrated as I was with almost getting thrown overboard by the other boats, those kids were great ambassadors. By the looks of the Facebook page they win alot so must be karma...

6/28/21 @ 9:36 PM
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CedarLakeSlobber
USER SINCE 7/7/18

I’ve lived on Cedar my whole life, and the walleye fishing has definitely declined. Had 12 days off of work and fished non stop targeting walleye. Tried live bait, plastics, trolling cranks, all the usual suspects - to no avail. Roughly 40 hours on the water, and no walleye to show for it. Absolutely brutal. 

6/15/21 @ 12:13 PM
hunter 4 life
USER SINCE 1/5/09

You asked how the walleye fishing is, I answered your question. Its not good. Dont ask questions you dont want answers too i guess.

6/15/21 @ 12:11 PM
DJ-MuskyHunter
USER SINCE 4/11/18

Cool opinion hunter ??

6/15/21 @ 10:40 AM
hunter 4 life
USER SINCE 1/5/09

If i wanted to walleye fish, Big C would never be my choice.

6/15/21 @ 12:12 AM
DJ-MuskyHunter
USER SINCE 4/11/18

How is the walleye bite this year? I know it has been declining. Trying to decide between here or elkhart.

6/12/21 @ 2:43 PM
FISHING REPORT
CONDITIONS
Sunny
WATER TEMP
Above 80° F
AIR TEMP
86° - 90° F
Bunkbert
Bunkbert
USER SINCE 6/14/11

 6/11/2021. Fished from 0600 to 1030 - got too hot to fish - 91 degrees. Winds dead calm. Water temps 79.3 to 82.5. Caught and released 20 LMB - all on artificial.  Biggest was 16. Caught a couple 15s and several 14s. on the whole fish are bigger than years past this year. Deep edges produced best  Bass are starting into post-spawn but saw one male still guarding a bed. Fish are moving deeper in heat. 

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