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Swan Lake, Columbia County

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TODAY @ 9:23 PM
reefhawg
reefhawg
USER SINCE 1/23/10

Yes, Swan has been getting anywhere from 7,000 to as many as 32,000 small(2") Walleye fingerlings every other year, for the past several years.

8/3/21 @ 8:27 PM
LJ Walleye Master
LJ Walleye Master
USER SINCE 9/6/13

Will Swan Lake get any Walleye fingerlings?

8/3/21 @ 8:02 PM
reefhawg
reefhawg
USER SINCE 1/23/10

I received the info from the WDNR stocking database.  I did hear the dnr was going to discontinue stocking Swan, so moot point as to the last year stocked, but the stocking database does not contain club stocking.  It could be a misprint.  Perhaps, a club(Portage?) can pick up where WDNR left off and keep some fish going in there.  With the Walleye initiative, there just isn't enough hatchery space to sustain the level of Musky stocking needed, so there are alot of lakes that will no longer be stocked as result.

8/3/21 @ 12:57 PM
MuskyBP
USER SINCE 7/2/08

Per the DNR 2018 is that last year Musky were stocked in Swan Lake 

Maybe 2019 stocking was done by someone else 

Tight Lines 

8/2/21 @ 11:29 PM
reefhawg
reefhawg
USER SINCE 1/23/10

Previous decade Swan Lake Musky stocking:

2011 - 812 (Large Fingerlings)

2012 - 400 

2013 - 408

2014 - 405 

2015 - 329

2016 - 406

2017 - 406

2018 - 406

2019 - 406

8/2/21 @ 11:29 AM
MuskyBP
USER SINCE 7/2/08

FYI 

As the water temp go up the dissolved oxygen levels go down so you need to be really careful or you will kill the fish. 

Also the closer to the surface the less oxygen so in hot water it has a very hard time recovering because of the low levels of oxygen at the water surface. 

If you have to fish Musky in hot water then try to fish near a creek or river that is flowing into the lake.

The water should be cooler but most important there should be a higher level oxygen in the water. 

PS. I found out the DNR stopped stocking Musky into Swan Lake in 2018 so you are probably better off fishing the Wisconsin River in Hot weather 


Tight Lines 

7/25/21 @ 1:38 PM
civiltwilight2
USER SINCE 10/17/20

Timothy A. I listened to that same podcast not too long ago and the guy could neither condone it nor condemn it. It’s simply a judgement call at this point. 

7/25/21 @ 10:01 AM
Timmothy A
USER SINCE 5/17/09

I respectfully disagree on the musky water temperature issue.  The superficial water temps fear is out of control.  Last year I listened to an hour long podcast on the musky360 site about water temps and musky fishing with a WI DNR biologist.  Please find it and listen to it.  It will be eye or ear opening.  

7/23/21 @ 1:25 PM
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barefoot
barefoot
MEMBER SINCE 8/24/01

Swan pretty empty weekdays now till evenings. Plenty of smallish yellowbass to steal live bait, not much else going on...still seeing people trolling & casting for musky. In this heat, warm surface water, for a fish you will likely have to release? Why? Wait for cooler weather end of August-fall. Perch & gills down Fox River. Go in mrng if kayaking. Hug the lakeshore to get there if afraid of waves. Be aware of boats going fast down river too as water level is up. Tall grass & cattails makes for poor visibility.

7/16/21 @ 10:04 AM
MuskyBP
USER SINCE 7/2/08

How is the Musky fishing in Swan Lake?

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