Lots of sheepshead (including the absolute biggest we have ever seen but unfortunately lost it), one Catfish, one Pike, one Smallmouth. So, we were pretty happy with the fishing given the conditions.
76° - 80° F
81° - 88° F
Out on the lake and river today water is the lowest I have ever seen it up in the river. not too bad of a day though we had walleye, northern and some smallies and catfish. The vegitation on the lake is getting pretty thick even out in the middle of the lake. lots of boats out on the lake with the hot weather.
I think you are giving other fishermen on the lake too much credit. I truly hope it's nothing more than coincidence!
Nothing better than getting on some croakers and kitty's with a nice pike to boot though, sounds like a great day!
Was out on Monday with friend Jimmy on good ole puck. Tried the West end in the weeds and didn't have much action early morning. Moved to the dredge banks about mid morning and Jimmy started getting goats. I caught a nice channel cat about 8-10 #s. Had another big one on that broke off 20# braided line. Jimmy got another goat. Put out some fresh cut bait and hooked a nice 26 in northern! Jimmy caught more goats.
Moved back to the edge of the weed her on west end early afternoon and found some nice perch although not many. Lots of marks but few takers.
Seemed to be a lot of binocular fishing going on this year. Every time we hosted a fish, we acquired a new fishing partner. I don't mind sharing the lake with everybody but t his gets annoying when it's this blatant. Ok, I've vented. All done!
Water is lower than it has been the last few years, lack of rain. Weeds are coming on strong! Lots of weeds in areas that have typically not had weeds in the past. Can make fishing and boating a challenge.
The good news is that the new weed beds are full of fish. Lots of small panfish living in the weeds hiding from the predators. The weeds area are also filtering the water, typically the weedy areas are nice and clear in comparison to the other areas of the lake that do not have weeds.
Not sure about weeds and algae but water levels are lower than last few years. I am on river below Puck.
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How is the weed growth and algae on Puckaway so far this season? Long drive for me if conditions are not good.
Guys still in the cane this afternoon.
I talked to the DNR and they said they found some in 2019.
They also said the following:
The good news is that zebra mussels need hard surfaces to attach to in order to live. Lake Puckaway has some spots of rock but is mostly sand and muck so the zebra mussels should never reach really high densities. The other thing that will keep the numbers down is that the water level of Puckaway is governed by the Fox River, so when the water level lowers in the winter many of the rock areas, the zebra mussels are on, will be either dry or get frozen.
Fingers crossed they won't get too bad.
zebra mussels.colonize so fast jus think if ur dock has em they probably all have them it's to late....