Caught a few in in the sheboygan river last week. On a large shiner
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1 shot. If they had gills they were mud puppies! Very similar. Puppies are small,to 1 ft. CARPIO
Caught one below sauk city dam,on wis river.in summer.
Thanks for the replies, what I am really after is do guys/gals keep them when caught during warm weather months. I see most fish them through the ice..
Burbot are also commonly known as Eelpout, if you are searching other sites. They do not have sharp teeth, just like it was mentioned, but they will wrap around your wrist/arm when removing hooks (if you get one big enough). Kind of nasty, but fun to watch your wife try to unhook one.
Very difficult fish to target...also not common around Dane Cty, but they might be here (?). They are not likely to be in lakes under 50-75' deep, but there are always exceptions (Winnebago and surrounding lakes for example). I guess I would concentrate on researching deeper lakes like Mendota and Monona. Big Green and Geneva would also fall under "likely to have some".
Only one I ever caught in WI was on Lake MI on a spawn sack, right on the bottom, off a breakwater pier. They were common in Canada, would get them in 80-100', near the bottom, when Lake Trout fishing.
Iv caught them below the dam but not that big.
51° - 55° F
Does anyone fish for burbot during the spring/summer? I caught one last night and released it, wasn't sure if they were better caught during the winter months..
Those are bowfin/dogfish, not burbot. Burbot do not have a mouth that will tear you to shreds. Bowfin are have rough scales like a carp, burbot/eel pout have skin like a catfish.
just wondering what to use for bait i have fished for them before but never caught any thing
Funny you should ask... I am interested and LOVE poor man's lobster being as that I am allergic to rich man's lobster. I might head over to try my hand and visit some Menasha relatives. Hopefully with dinner in the bucket.
Large rocker jig with hair tail in any color with a 1/2 shiner stabbed through the guts worked for a buddy. See link below for info.