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6/25/19 @ 2:53 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE
Last Quarter
Bruce Fishin
Bruce Gruening
MEMBER since 5/19/17

Had a pretty good day out there just ahead of the may fly hatch with Ethan,Mike and Charlie. Most fish we're caught on 1/2 crawler with a 1/16 ounce jig. Some on slip bobber's with small leeches in 9-12' of water on edge's. Rock and weeds. We had some monster smallies pushing the 20" mark.

6/17/19 @ 3:44 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE
Full Moon
CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny
WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F
AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F
Bruce Fishin
Bruce Gruening
MEMBER since 5/19/17

Had a pretty good day fishing with Bob and John. Most fish we're caught in 12-16' of water on edge's with wood. Slip bobber's with crawler's and leeches and jigging with crawler's was the key. They were full of bugs and soft shell crawfish. The hatches are coming! Bob also had a nice 20" smallie CPR

6/27/08 @ 3:58 PM
FISHING REPORT
CONDITIONS
Cloudy
WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F
AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F
jrkbt
User since 8/11/05
I fished a half day of walleye today which is not really enough time to find alot of walleye. Especially today with the giant mayfly hatch thats going on in the flowage. We started off in a west bay that the east wind was blowing a steady sheet of mayfly bodies into it. We caught a few small walleyes on weedless slowfall jigs and half a crawler, but there was not much action. After trying a few shallow woody humps in the same bay and only getting small fish we moved out to a big mud flat and got 3 nice fish and lost several more in a very short time. Instead of just moving around in the mud flat and catching lots of fish, I decided to try some other spots and look for more fish. That didn't work very well and we ran out of time with only a few more small walleye, a couple of perch and several smallmouth. I tried minnows but did not get a hit on them.

6/24/08 @ 1:51 PM
FISHING REPORT
CONDITIONS
Cloudy
WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F
AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F
jrkbt
User since 8/11/05
Hello again! Well there was a sign of a mayfly hatch last Friday then it shut off as we didn't see any on Sun and they're certainly not done. A few cool nights Sun, Mon but the temps are increasing all week, 84 Wed with a chance of showers and then cooling by Fri in the high 70s and shooting back up for the weekend hot/humid by Sun. But as far as the bite goes, it's been slow Mon and today and of course today the wind is cranking upwards again with a south/southeast wind today. The walleyes we've picked up since the weekend were in real heavy wood along the river channel in 6-8ft but we landed smallies in this same structure/depth. We did equally well on fatheads or crawlers, I got one smallie on a leech trying for walleyes. There were a few scattered eyes in flats with wood or muddy bottoms in 8-10ft up and around the pink rock area and Sturgeon bay areas. Smallies are still quite active not in as tight to the rocky/sandy shorelines but definately dropped back a bit in 6-8ft around wood and stumps. A real good bite from the crappies still along the deep side of the weeds hitting small fatheads on small jigs/mini-mites. Two good reports in the last two days on big bluegills, up in the weeds with a hunk of worm/nightcrawler on #6 aberdeen bobber fishing will do. And the muskies got active in the last week for sure. A group out with Jerry last Fri, landed a 42"er and a 38"er, brought two more upto the boat following bucktails and the two that were landed both hit bucktails. The 42"er had a huge head and a concave gut on her as she was all spawned out and obviously feeding. There's been reports that muskies, some smallies and crappies haven't spawned as people are still catching fish that are ripe, so I would assume this late, with water temps exceeding their optimal temps, they will not spawn and will adsorb. Take care, Christa.

6/23/08 @ 9:04 PM
FISHING REPORT
CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny
tomahawk01
User since 7/12/01
I was on the flowage last week from the 16th to the 20th and caught several types of fish. One musky 25" on a large crank bait in shallow water a lot of logs and rocks on the shoreline. I caught several small mouth using a number 6 hook and medium fatheads. I would cast into the shore and they would usually bite on the return. I noticed a lot of May flies and the small mouth started to slow down around the 20th. I think the 21st will be great for them still.

I caught several walleye 15-18” in 6-8 feet of water jigging using fatheads and green jig heads. We also found a lot of rock bass against the shore using red worms I would cast directly into shore and wait for them to grab it. I think they were spawning still. My 6 year old son loved the rock bass fishing! We also saw a couple of cub bear on shore great time!

6/21/08 @ 10:27 AM
FISHING REPORT
CONDITIONS
Sunny
WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F
AIR TEMP
76° - 80º F
jrkbt
User since 8/11/05
Yesterday was a full day of musky fishing with 3 people in my boat, plus myself. I have a 20ft boat, but that is still crowded for musky fishing. We started off the day by watching a big black bear swimming all the way out to big island. I did not want to bother him so we stayed away and took a few pictures. With sunny calm and warm weather gave me my doubts on how the muskies would be acting, but we had a big fish follow a bucktail at our first spot so that gave me some hope. The day ended up with one big smallmouth and 4 follows all on bucktails. The fish were really sluggish, and all hanging out in 6 to 8 ft of water over wood. About 2 O'clock we finally landed a decent 42 incher, also on a bucktail. The fish had a big head, but was really thin. It's stomach was really shrunken. Hopefully they are finally starting to feed with the water starting to warm up (6Cool. I will be walleye fishing today, so we will see if the big Mayfly hatch that is starting, makes a difference.

6/20/08 @ 9:06 AM
FISHING REPORT
CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny
WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F
AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F
jrkbt
User since 8/11/05
Hello again. Well the bite has been up and down all week with the fluctuating fronts/weather. And it was cold the past few mornings, we had 36 for a low Thurs morn. The walleye have been deeper, along the river channel and in heavy downed wood, I picked up a few drifting the mud flats (the mayflies are on the hatch) and still doing the best with xl fatheads or mud minnows and chubs as well, I've gotten a few on crawlers too. I haven't tried leeches yet but a few people have reported catching some bigger eyes on them. The smallies are still quite active up shallow, along rocks and sand shorelines for the most part running a senko on a 2/0 offset worm hook or a leadhead jig or berkley gulp on a offset worm hook or leadhead jig. A few people are getting them on raps or thundersticks. Well the crappie seem to just about be done spawning and they are moving back out deep so they should be around the cribs and over sunken wood in 15+ ft of water. The gills still haven't been consistent with the cold nights, they just aren't up shallow regularly. Running small jigs or hooks with waxies or a hunk of worm will do in 3-6ft. As far as the muskies go, haven't heard a thing but Jerry is out today so we should have a report. Until next time, take care! Christa.

6/14/08 @ 10:29 AM
FISHING REPORT
CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny
WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F
AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F
jrkbt
User since 8/11/05
Hello again, well the weather just won't give us a break (not complaining since we're not flooding) but the wind was just cranking again - 25-35 mph sustained by mid day. The bite was reasonably good as Mike's people caught many walleyes yesterday; Muddy bays 5-8ft, midlake humps 3-5ft and sunken timber in 6-8ft have all been producing for walleye, the crappie are up in the weeds along shorelines and in shallow weedbeds especially on the TFFlowage. Smallies are still quite active and should stay that way as the water is still in the low 60s - pretty much any plastics, spinnners or crankbaits are producing along rock/sand mix shorelines real shallow 2-6ft. Not much too report on Muskies but shallow dark bays I'm sure will raise a fish or two and still smaller baits are the best option. It's starting off to be a beautiful day with lesser winds and a hint of clouds moving in but no rain yet (it's forecasted for today though) until Sun into Mon. Just for reference on the rediculous smally rule, it's already been recinded for 2009 along with the obnoxious catch/release musky rule (also barbless to begin at opener through the actual musky opener, Memorial day weekend) which went along with this rule for 2009. One of our guides, Russ Wayre who's on one of the warm water fishery councils, relayed this message first hand to us so everyone can relax - biologically these are top of the line predators with bony mouths which makes this rule uncalled for, they're not trout. Take care and Happy Fishin'! Christa....

6/10/08 @ 3:56 PM
FISHING REPORT
CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny
WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F
AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F
jrkbt
User since 8/11/05
Hello again, well the bite was excellent yesterday on the flowage. We started out fishing for walleyes and did quite well in 6-8 ft in and around downed wood, drifting the flats produced also using 1/8oz slowfalls or reeves jigs and xl fatheads. We caught atleast 35 eyes and we tried for crappies in the emerging bulrush beds and picked up a few and caught a couple of northerns for action and then finished the day fishing for smallies. They are all up shallow in and around shorelines with wood and rock/sand mixed, my buddy Jerry P. got a real nice 19-20incher, just a hog and his son Dave P. landed some real nice fish. My buddies were running live bait rigs and doing good and I stuck to the plastics (senko worms, berkley sinking minnow, etc) and caught just as many - they are hitting everything 'cause we landed over 30 smallies. It was a great day out there, the wind did start cranking by about 2pm, but overall it was ideal. I kept our limits of eyes ranging from 15-17"es and one nice crappie.

6/7/08 @ 1:33 PM
FishingDad
User since 9/26/04
jrkbt - there is already a TFF link with almost 1300 posts.

http://www.lake-link.com/fishreports/viewposts.cfm?Thread_ID=4312

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