Took the boat out again Wednesday night. Fished for 4 hours until dusk, jigged with twister tails and crawlers. Caught one sub legal walleye, very few other bites. We have had hard time getting on the fish this summer between trolling flicker shads and jigging we can not seam to get much in the boat.
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What is the opinion on the smallmouth population in BEP? My friends and I debate whether there is a population to speak of in BEP. Was wondering if anyone had any insight on this topic?
Fished this lake for first time last Saturday. Was looking for Walleye and pan fish. I moved to Wausau a little over a month ago.
Trolled with no luck. Saw fish on bottom but could not get them to bite. Tried bottom bouncing but kept getting snagged on bottom debree. Beautiful lake for sure, I just need to figure out what the Walleye want. I have had success on DuBay so far so I think this lake would be simular. My Raps might not have been getting deep enough so I just changed to fireline. We will see if that helps.
Are there good pan fish on this lake?
71° - 75° F
76° - 80° F
Out Thursday the 27th for a few hours fished the humps flicker shads and spinners with no action. Marked a couple deep in 20ft deep spot locked over em and drug a crawler on a jig past and got a 14, missed the second hit, then hooked the 19.5” which is back swimming.
Water was 73* most places didn’t mark much on the humps usually see them all over there. Got off before the storm rolled through.
Late report but trolled crawlers over some humps Sunday morning in the rain had a few hits but never put a fish in the boat. Water temperature was down since my last time out
Fished from 5am to 11am, trolled in 10-20 FOW. Caught 2 eyes, 1 keeper and 1 short. Carp were all over the place near the shorelines. Had to move out into the middle to really get away from them.
Fished 3 to 7 tonight trolled 7 to 12 fow 1 little eye and 1 little musky. Water temp around 75 degrees.
71° - 75° F
76° - 80° F
Carp are spawning. I’m trolling and could almost net them alongside my boat. Today would be a great day to shoot them
Was out Saturday from 6-10:30 and 5-8. Caught 4 crappies, 2 trolling and 2 on bobber/minnow rig.
Tried again Sunday from 11-3. 1 crappie on bobber/minnow. Water temp was 63. Wind was making whitecaps in the open areas.
61° - 65° F
66° - 70° F
Fished 12:30 til 5:30 Yesterday. Caught 1 walleye and 1 carp. Fished shallow for the most part. Stayed under 8 ft. Carp are spawning now so fish where there are rocks to avoid them. Hit a few bays that we're so full of carp the water was muddy. But clean in the channel. Good luck. I think I'll wait a few weeks and start trolling.