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fishfinder101
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10/24/14 9:39 AM CST
Thanks for the update chipr, great idea on soaking down the carpet, I've done that as well in my time fishing. I also end up fishing by myself alot and the one downside is taking pictures, i usually just take a picture in my net. maybe one of these days I'll actually get a camera set up in my boat or a go pro or some sort of camera for my head to help. In no way was i trying to be little his picture, i was just asking about those fish and felt that maybe they were a little hardier if thats a word, than other fish because I dont hear many people "attacking" pictures of walleyes, bass etc as much as a muskie or trout, thats all. I really enjoy chipr's post and pictures, seems to be a great fisherman and sportsman. It also not a bad idea to talk about things like this in a respectful manner to help educate others that may not know any better. some of this is common sense to most, but may not be to others who do not fish often. Fish handling is very important, once in a while its okay to mention that and talk about it, chipr also came back and mentioned that he put water down first, which was great. Now that may even help the next guy when he's taking a picture to remember to do the same. These topics are probably better suited for the fishing discussion forum, but trust nobody hardly reads those forums, more just want to know where the fish are bitting

"this is why i dont post on lake links" I tend to agree with you and took my share of time off on here as well because of the all the "experts", it goes both ways, if you post or comment about something that goes against the grain a little or start a discussion, in this case, fish handling, and others start to give their opinions or thoughts, someone always takes it wrong or sometimes too far. Tounge Out

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JOEL BALLWEG
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10/24/14 9:22 AM CST
Congrats on another nice fish Chipr!

River Shiner
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10/24/14 8:13 AM CST
Chirp, Good job on releasing that walleye. For a Variety of reasons I very seldom post at all on LakeLink anymore. Lots of experts!

RS

chipr26
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10/24/14 7:07 AM CST
I am totally aware of any. Holding, Carpet, towels etc. Removing slime and when I can Ido my best not to. I fish a lot on my own and I do like to ttke a picture for refrence and not easy to avoid any or all those when you by yourself with a large fish. What I am concerned about is keeping the fish wet in this case before putting down I dumped water on carpet

I dont know the effects if any since I cant track them after release but I for one have never seen any effects on saugars or walleye I catch. I will continue to do my best under the circumstances. Best to all

Chipr26

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10/23/14 10:56 PM CST
Pier locations?? Can anyone tell me what piers are still in at the lodi side of the lake??

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10/23/14 9:56 PM CST
Carpet is bad for all fish. I don't mean to get down on anyone here because I know a lot of guys just don't realize it. Carpet removes a lot of slime from a fish. Their slime is basically like your skin. It keeps bacteria and infection out of the tissue of the fish. Once the slime coat is removed or compromised the fish is very likely to get infection and die. To be fair, the problem is worse on dry carpet and worse yet in warm water. I caught a beautiful bass a long time ago and held it on the carpet for a picture and then released it. I found it just a few days later in sunset bay right where I caught it with a nasty rash where I held it on the boat. It was for sure the same bass and was dead. A wet smooth surface is best for the fish. Good luck out there.

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10/23/14 5:29 PM CST
I had 50 to 52 yesterday evening on main lake

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10/23/14 5:04 PM CST
Water temps anyone......

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10/23/14 2:50 PM CST
Nice fish chipr, way to work on a good release. I hear a lot o about laying fish on the carpet and the fish losing its protective slime. Especially with trout, muskie and pike being really bad for them. I was just wondering if fish like bass, walleye and panfish are less effected by this, because i see it alot in pictures and dont hear much about it.

I remember your walleye from last year, what a pig. you still got time for bigger fish. good luck!

chipr26
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10/23/14 11:06 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny
Week report: fished Sat and Sunday with only one keeper and that was it. Tue. got two shorts and not another bite. Wed after the fog lifted went out and got nothing by the trestle moved down river and got a limit but it took me from 12 to 500 to do it. all on minnows. Got a couple white bass and strippers on blade baits. Out this AM and I did get my one good fish for the year. On a blade a 28.5 in 9.25 Walleye. Worked for 20 minutes on getting that gal to swim away and patience paid off she is back out there waiting for someone else. Picked up a couple keepers would have stayed if it was not for the honey do list today. Picture not that great took only one but was by myself and no one around to take one wanted to get her back in.

Don't get discourage when you get skunked a couple days just one nice catch makes you forget the tough bite days. Ditto on going out with Boog. one of the best.

Safe and good luck

Chipr26

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10/21/14 8:58 PM CST
Slayer101 , having had the pleasure of fishing with Boog I highly recommend that you contact him and make a fishing date with the best guide on Lake Wi. The picture that is down a few spaces is me and I have been fishing this lake for years, with out much success, Joel taught me more about walleye fishing and Lake Wi. in one trip than any book or film could do. My hats off to Joel for a great day and I hope anyone wanting to have a great experience on Lake Wi. contacts Joel.

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10/21/14 7:10 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 46° - 50° F
Now I've been going to this lake 2 times in the last week, I am kind of newer to the walleye game, lets just say I'm about to give up walleye all together! Both days, nothing! What do I need to do, so frustrating. Where? Driving me nuts. All I read and see is people catching walleye....., idk. Worried

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10/21/14 6:27 PM CST
Looking for a guide on Sunday. 608.921.0690

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10/21/14 12:37 PM CST
Looks all of 27" to me nothin wrong with that pic. Nice flathead!

JOEL BALLWEG
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FISHING REPORT
10/21/14 8:09 AM CST
Vaughn Leatherberry with his 27" walleye.

I realize the picture doesn't look like a 27" fish but I measured it myself. Unfortunately, this time the picture didn't turn out as good as I expect. My bad on that one Vaughn. Should have taken more shots with you holding the fish differently.

2nd pic - Kevin Leatherberry with a 20lb Flathead.

3rd pic - Ken Ladwig with a 22" sauger

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