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Big Eau Pleine , Marathon County

Big Eau Pleine , Marathon County
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11/5/19 @ 6:32 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (63%)
Waxing Gibbous
CONDITIONS
Cloudy
WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F
AIR TEMP
36° - 40° F
FishKaBob
User since 4/3/16

I have lived and fished here for 8 years now. I belong to BEPCO and Walleyes For Tomorrow and feel certain without these, the Big Eau Pleine would be the Dead Sea (lake). I fish the Flowage 40 plus times a year and have yet to see the DNR. I wish they would visit more. Anyhow, the last two weekends produced mostly short Walleyes in that 12-14 inch range with 3 eaters in the 16 inch range. We did catch about 6 Slot fish also. Fish bite was sluggish with most being very light to no Taps. With the cold this week, we could be ice fishing next weekend. 

Be Safe and Kind!

10/17/19 @ 12:36 PM
muskiemadness93
User since 8/7/08

There was a minor fish kill this year like most years, but nothing different from any other years. The lake is a flat basin with little to no structure to hide in for these fish and with as many people that have been out here the past few years its clearly not hard to take a big chunk of a species of fish out in one year. Usually after the new year, the water drops 10 to 12 feet which basically puts everything west of the S bridge between there and the dam. That's where everyone fishes and keeps everything. It's not a hard concept, that's why so many people do it these past years. Give it a year or two, 95 percent of the people will be gone when theres no eaters, and they'll move into Dubay or Half moon and run those lakes dry again too.

10/16/19 @ 9:08 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (92%)
Waning Gibbous
Crappie Justice
User since 10/26/18

Hi everyone, hi Gary, hi Bert.

The fish are still there...just finding them in different locations. It’s a very large body of water so put time in. Don’t expect them to be where you think they should be...they go where they want. Also...crappie population is down quite a bit. People taking buckets of fish home day after day will eventually kill the population...and we are seeing that now. DNR?? What DNR??...you never see them and people know it.

Like sands through the hourglass...these are the days of our lives. 

10/16/19 @ 1:06 PM
Herb2
User since 12/28/18

My opinion is the lake had a big die off that no one talks about. How can such a large area of zero oxygen that we had last winter not have some results on the fishing??? 


10/16/19 @ 12:48 PM
Onlyhaveacanoe
User since 6/1/16

Crappie BS cleaned all the crappies out. 

10/16/19 @ 11:21 AM
BrettN
User since 1/1/19

Muskiemadness I agree. In overcrowded areas like this, they need to make the limit of fish way smaller. I did a bunch of fishing way up north this past summer, where there is less people, and it makes me not even want to touch lakes like this anymore. And its only going to get worse as time goes on, if there are no rule changes.

10/16/19 @ 11:04 AM
muskiemadness93
User since 8/7/08

It's funny how noone can figure this out. 3 years ago the perch were plentiful ice fishing. With that said, hundreds upon hundreds of people were out there trying to keep their limit. 2 years ago it was the crappies. Same thing, hundreds upon hundreds of people showed up to catch their limit. Last year sadly enough was the walleyes. After each of those amazing winters of that single fish plentiful, they seemed to disappear by that next winter. Wonder why? Social media is a terrible thing for this sport. You can blame guys like John Gillespie for a murder of this lake 2 years in a row. Old bag limits that succeeded weren't meant for half the fishing industry chasing around someone elses fishing talent instead of the just finding the fish themselves. I usually catch 30 plus slot walleyes each summer, I'm at 6 this year. Throw some back so someone else can eat it.

10/10/19 @ 6:31 PM
Fishingfarmer 101
User since 6/21/19

Now that fall has set in here in central Wisconsin. My friend and I are planning on coming here this weekend looking for eyes and crappies if anyone would share some info on what to use and more importantly where to go don’t want your spots but a general idea of where to go pm me if you prefer thanks!! 

10/6/19 @ 4:33 PM
tigweld71
User since 11/21/14

FishKaBob it isn't just BEP this year that the fish have lockjaw. All the rain this year seems to have changed the bite everywhere. 

10/5/19 @ 5:53 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE
First Quarter
CONDITIONS
Cloudy
WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F
AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F
FishKaBob
User since 4/3/16

Fished around S Bridge area Friday for 3 hours. Drifted different areas jigging where I normally did well last year and never caught a fish. Talked to a couple guys who trolled most of the day and never caught a fish! Not sure if it was water temp - 56 degrees or all the rain that's causing Lock Jaw or maybe overharvest from last winter with all the ice fisherman. Talked to many people lately with the same results. Will try again when the water gets colder when they should be feeding. 

Good Luck and Be Kind!

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