Doc, they stopped regular stocking of muskies in the late 70s I believe. The last one I caught was somewhere around 1992. Occasionally you hear things about a big muskie being caught or seen. I inquired with a biologist at the Fish Hatchery in Wild Rose and was told they occasionally dump some of their large brood stock fish in the Chain because it is so close. Mostly musky and brown trout. I would not consider it a fishable population by any means though.
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I went bass fishing a few months back on the south side of the chain and had consistent action. However, I had two muskie follows (both fish around 40 inches). Is there a decent population of fish out here, or was it just a fluke? I haven't really heard much about the muskie population. I was just curious. Thanks!
The bite was solid in the morning, but as boat traffic picked up, the bite slowed down. Our advice if your fishing the Waupaca Chain O' Lakes is to pick times were boat traffic is less.
Overall the Waupaca Chain O' Lakes seems to be an average Wisconsin Fishery. You'll catch fish, wouldn't say is bad, wouldn't say it's great, either way it'll be a good time.
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You can catch bass on every lake in the chain. Just have to fight off all the boaters, skiers, jetskies, paddleboarders, kayakers and one or two other fishermen. But it can be done.
Going to be staying on the chain 6/19-28. I've never fished it before, so if anyone has any hot spots for bass they'd like to share, that'd be great. Thanks
Any suggestions where to find crappie on the chain?
Hello, i was wondering if anyone had any advice for pike tip up fishing in the chain. I’ve done well with panfish but have been struggling with pike. Thanks
Any ice updates on sunset, otter, and rainbow lake? Looking to fish and bring the atvs out??
What are the ice conditions on shadow lake?
Any updates on ice conditions on any of the lakes? I was thinking of coming up to Poygan 1/10-1/12 but saw these lakes are only another half hour drive. Its a four hour drive so just want to make sure its worth taking my 12yr old on that long of a drive and staying two nights.