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MarkBG
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7/2/15 8:47 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Came up to LW Saturday-Wednesday for some camping and fishing,before the holiday push. Trolling cranks in any depth any color any type, shadraps,jointed shads Hot-n-Tots etc ,,you name it,, produced very little for us. Switched to jigging crawlers and leaches including just wind drifting the stump fields. Produced shorty walleye and sauger,a few white bass and LOTS of sheepshead. Only decent fish we saw were 2 slot walleyes, Monday evening... a 23" and a 22" almost a simultaneous catch, about 10 minutes before a storm chased us off.( Not surprised ).

Mayfly hatch wednesday,just a few more shorties and LOTS more sheeps. Sometimes during hatches if can find where walleyes are feeding as they emerge, using crawlers we can really do well. But we could not this time.

Surprised how with such pleasant weather the last few days, there was hardly anyone on the lake, boat launch parking lots near empty. OK by me,but despite how good or bad fishing fishing can get, you can NEVER catch them sitting at home ! Will be back in a couple of weeks. Always love my trips to Lake Wisconsin.

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7/1/15 10:01 AM CST
big hatch this morning. from the looks of some of the pics the bugs are big and tasty. maybe this will start the frenzy. I have seen a lot less pressure on the lake, which means ppl are heading out to a better bite. the fish are there but just not for everyone. I will be making some more jigs and tying some harnesses up the next couple of weeks. something has to give

soakem

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svfisherman00
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6/30/15 4:49 PM CST
Walleye fishing was terrible. I jigged some humps and breaklines Saturday morning and couldn't buy a fish to bite. I only caught 7 or 8 shorts the whole week. Ditched walleye and went bass fishing and caught a 13 incher and a bass that was pushing 4 pounds. We also tried carp fishing and I now have a new respect for carp. Corn was by far the best producer for carp. Good luck. S.V.

huntfishbbq
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6/29/15 7:48 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Sunday, 6/29, 75 deg water. Hit the lake @ 4PM trolling cranks downriver from MV. First fish a 22" Eye, then a half dozen short Sauger, 25" Pike, couple sheep, crappie, and Wb. WB was on a blue Flicker, other than that purple or silver the favorite colors. All fish caught in 8-12 FOW, all swimming.

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6/29/15 12:20 PM CST
well got out Saturday morning with a few neighbors. started by the islands with harnesses. after three snags and boards popping off, I scratched that idea. ran down by turtle island and ran cranks and harnesses with nothing but a few short hits on the crawler tails. finally headed all the way down to the dam area. harnesses in 18 to 25 fow. one 16" (skinny) sauger and a large sheephead. lots of marks all morning, but not the bites. suspended fish 7 to 15 ft down over the deeper water. cranks running 1.7 to 2.2 and harnesses .08 to 1.2. third straight rough outing, but will keep at it. first a trip after some gills to get the mojo back. good luck and see you on the water later in the week. tball crazy the next three nites. Freddie V turn on your messenger.

soakem BBusser

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6/28/15 10:26 AM CST
Out musky fishing last few hours of light last night on the river. One side looked like chocolate milk and other side was a little cleaner. Still high water though. Let one small musky shake my hook at the boat since I was going to net it and it was barely hook anyways. Caught a nice bonus lmb and that's it. Ran into a couple friends shore fishing who caught a couple nice smb.

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6/28/15 8:08 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
part-timer, Could you please contact me, Im going to be fishing Lake Wisconsin and had a few questions for you. Thanks, Fred

POPPA PETE
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6/25/15 2:05 PM CST
Conditions: Raining Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
We were out last Saturday from 11a to 10p. Caught over 25 fish, mostly sheeps, but did catch a 17" eye, strips, gills and a 18" large mouth in a foot of water with a "buzzer" bait. Lots of fun with the boys.

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6/25/15 12:18 PM CST
Have been out a couple time since last Thursday. fri night trolled same area as Thursday with only two sheep coming in two drifts. traveled back south to okee area and picked up a white, which is only like the third white I have got this year. weird. flickers #6, 40 to 60 back. blue silver, sun dance, and purple tiger. 1.7 to 2.2 mph. sunday stayed in the bay area fishing piers, lots of river shiners on top but not much for action. a few short strikes on plastics that is all. slip and plastic, straight casting small plastics. hoping to get out next couple of nights and maybe Saturday morning. switching up to harness, my favorite Thing to do. will let you guys know what happens.

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6/25/15 8:17 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
I'm summarizing since really its not much of a report. went out Mon Tu. Wed. AM and PM. From my walleye desk total of 6 shorts for the three days. 2 gotten fishing in shallows for crappies. I found 3 places that were producing White Crappies but mostly all males got about 6 a day all released . I only fish crappies with plastic so I guess if I had minnows I would have done better. Fished each day for a couple hours for B/G no type of bait worked 0 caught. The Bass have been just OK each Bass was like a footballs with heavy stomachs eating very well. Picked up about 10 a day. This is Fishing and not catching right now for me. Stay safe Chipr26

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6/25/15 7:11 AM CST
My son and I were out Tuesday afternoon pulling cranks again. Picked up 3 keepers(released),some shorts, quality goats and 1 WB. Also got a small snapping turtle. 30-35 back at 1.9 to 2.3 mph targeting 6 to 8 fow. Blue SS seemed to get the most attention on this day and mostly going with the current.

Had something pretty interesting happen to us. Had what I thought was a snag but after Monday morning's event with the musky I checked the rod closely. Same as before it was not a snag. As I was holding the rod and we were clearing the lines the musky jumped about 3' out of the water pulling the board out of the water with him as he went airborne. We got the lines cleared and my son kicked the motor out of gear. As I was coaxing the board to the boat the line snapped somewhere between the rod and the board. We kinda just sat there starring at each other in disbelief at what just happened. As we were motoring back around to get the board it took off and went under. We made 3 attempts to get close enough to the board to grab it and were successful on the fourth try. As my son was trying to untangle the board I was frantically trying to find the end of it to retie and continue fighting the musky. That didn't work out so well as the fish made a big run again stripped the mess of line through my son's hands and was gone. At the point my sons turns and looks at me and says at least we got the board back. We hung around for a bit hoping the musky might jump again in an attempt to shake the bait. No luck. I feel bad for leaving a fish with a bait in its mouth but we tried, just came up a little short.

Trolled some more traditional spots after a couple dry passed up shallow but came up empty, didn't mark anything either.

Many thanks to Tie1on and John Schultz for their reports over the past couple weeks while I was unable to get out. Helped me greatly.

Good luck and be safe!

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6/24/15 9:46 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: Above 80° F
Trolled the lake again, no walleye just sheephead and something heavy that demonstrated how bad the drag is on cabelas linecounter. Hope its wearing the new bait on the outside. It looked like a huge suspended mark on the imaging. I really regret leaving the boat in gear. Sucks. Tuesday I popped my bait off a tree and a flathead was all over it, always somethingSmile

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6/24/15 3:48 PM CST
Note to all, always play upstream from a sandbar never never play downstream from a sandbar my heart goes out to the family in their loss.

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6/24/15 3:42 PM CST
"What happened with the father and son accident I hear about so we can learn from this is there another forum on it?"

Kids should be wearing life preservers when playing on sand bars whether near the water or in it! The same goes for anyone who is not an extremely strong swimmer. The higher/faster flow from all the rain up north makes that area more treacherous. I often play and explore those same sandbars with my 4 yo son and always have him in a life preserver, am constantly vigilant of what he is doing and keep myself sober. This is such a tragedy. My heart goes out to the family and friends.

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6/24/15 12:45 PM CST
@ Smoothsmitty; As per this article http://www.nbc15.com/home/headlines/Dive-crews-search-for-man-missing-in-Wisconsin-River-308543871.html

Heres the update : "Burbank said as the kids kept inching out, the adults kept rounding them up and pulling them closer to shore. As they were walking, the sandbar crumbled under their feet.

“Unbeknownst to us, the erosion had occurred under the sandbar and it collapsed,” said Burbank.

At this point, the two little boys are in the water as well as two men and a woman. The three adults were trying to put the little ones back on the sandbar, but it just kept crumbling.

“Elliot went in. He surfaced once, went back down, and never surfaced again,” said Burbank.

This family is no stranger to the water. Burbank talked about how they grew up on the river. She points out that no matter how much you think you know the river, it's still important to know things can change in an instant."

RIP

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