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7/29/19 @ 7:10 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (8%)
Waning Crescent
whenican
User since 1/4/06

Stayed at the lake for a week on our annual camping vacation. Gamefish were hard to come by for me. Only smaller smallmouth. Some others in our group had some good fortune though.


8/6/18 @ 8:21 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (29%)
Waning Crescent
whenican
User since 1/4/06

Stayed at Franklin for a week. Bass fishing was O.K., but you really had to work for them. I am not the best fisherman, but I cant find panfish in this lake for the last several years. Does someone have a heads up on what may be causing this. I know over harvesting can have a big effect on a lake. But I have not even caught a little dink. Seems like maybe more to it.

5/30/18 @ 9:34 AM
MikeTom
MikeTom
User since 5/17/17

Anyone been out on these two? Water temps would be nice to know. Thanks!

1/24/18 @ 10:12 PM
Blugold Basser
Blugold Basser
User since 8/1/12

Anyone ice fish these two lately? How’s the bite, ice, and/or travel conditions?

10/23/17 @ 10:41 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (14%)
Waxing Crescent
CONDITIONS
Sunny
WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F
AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F
northlander73
User since 1/24/12

Fished Butternut and Franklin on the 19th and 20th. Smallmouth action was pretty good on both lakes, fish were up in 4-8 ft of water.  Caught them on a variety of baits including jerk baits, tubes, spinnerbaits, rattletraps, crankbaits.  The best action was on spinnerbaits and jerkbaits.  Average size on butternut was 3-4lbs with the largest being 4.5lbs.  Average size on Franklin was 2-3 lbs.  All in all a couple good days of fishing.

5/17/17 @ 12:36 PM
MikeTom
MikeTom
User since 5/17/17
Not an actual fishing report. Just looking for water temps. I am going to be up that way first week of June. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!

5/7/17 @ 11:10 AM
Blugold Basser
Blugold Basser
User since 8/1/12

Any report on water temps for either lake? PM would be great, thanks!

3/16/17 @ 2:30 PM
WisconsinF
WisconsinF
User since 7/29/14

Thanks for the info.


3/15/17 @ 3:40 PM
Walleye 317
User since 8/25/16

I never had a problem with my 20 ft Lund. It just a little shallow going out. On years when water is low. 


3/15/17 @ 3:39 PM
Mountain
User since 1/7/02

If memory serves me, it has been a shallow launch. Depending on your rig, you may have to wade in a bit to hook it up.

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