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TOM BOLEY
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10/19/14 6:39 PM CST
Had the Jensens out on the Flowage on Saturday. Slower day but we caught one 43 inch fattie in the morning. That fish came on a sucker and followed for 10 minutes before biting. Water temp still lingering around the 50 degree range. Most of our fish are coming from steep and deep crib edges and river channels. Good Luck

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10/18/14 8:29 PM CST
Guided Matt & his wife Vanessa for the past 2 days on the big chip. This was their honeymoon weekend and it was an honor to be a part of it! We went 2 for 3 on suckers using my newly developed quick-strike rigs. We also got 3 fish on bulldawgs; 2 of them were on the 8. A 45, 44, 40, 39 & 35 were what made it into the bag. Neckdown areas near deeper water have still been producing fish. Baitfish are really the key right now. Both fish we got on suckers came immediately after I marked baitfish on my graph. Cool


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10/17/14 9:27 AM CST
Guided tuesday for walleye and crappie for Ryan, Mike and Austin that are staying a cabin near by. We fished hard with winds at about 15 mph and missed and caught a few small walleye. It was a lite bite for sure. We then later found a spot over some cribs and we caught crappie and bluegills out of the wind. We kept about 20 gills and crappies. Biggest Crappie was over 11 and biggest gill was 8.5 inches.

Guided Gerry and Brian on Thursday out of Deerfoot for walleye and crappie. We started out boating 2 keepers on the first spot. Next spot we boated another keeper and nothing more. Worked a river channel a bit and we got one more keeper. After lunch we set up on some cribs and picked up another walleye to make the count at 5 walleyes in the livewell. We also picked up a slab crappie on a big minnow again. We ended up with 6 crappie and 2 perch to go with the walleyes.

Was a fun day and Gerry and I found out that we know a lot of the same people from La Crosse. I went to school with his sister up til 4th grade. Small world.

Deano

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TOM BOLEY
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10/17/14 9:14 AM CST
The last few days have been fair. We have had terrible luck keeping fish stuck to baits. I think we have lost 5 since Wednesday. Including one upper forties fish. Bulldawgs, Suckers and glidebaits have produced best for us. Fishing structure near the river channels in depths of 15 to 22 feet has been best. Lots of fish coming from cribs and neck down areas. Hoping our catch rate changes today. We have been seeing alot of follows both on suckers and baits so my guess would be that fishing will snap here in a few days. Good Luck Water temp:50

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10/15/14 7:43 PM CST
I'm up for two days and staying at Lake Chippewa Campground ... any suggestions on where to hook into some muskie?

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10/15/14 5:36 PM CST
Big Chip and ajs, thanks for your input. Here is the actual text from the dnr link: Differences in where motor trolling is either allowed or prohibited have been based entirely on popular opinion. There is no biological justification for this inconsistency from lake-to-lake or county-to-county; angling success (catch rates) and harvest of muskellunge, walleye or northern pike do not differ between casting and trolling (Beard 1993). Also, a variety of interpretations still exist among anglers regarding the differences between “motor trolling” and “position fishing”. For example, the practice of drifting with live bait and occasionally repositioning the boat, usually with an electric motor (often while also casting and retrieving an artificial lure), is specifically prohibited, yet many anglers believe this method is consistent with the definition of “position fishing”.

Sounds clear as mud. Maybe when they vote on this next year, they can make this passage less murky Big Smile

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10/15/14 3:15 PM CST
ajs, you are correct. My mistake. I found this PDF file on trolling and row trolling from the DNR. Hard to believe(actually not) that when you call the DNR, they would know that row trolling is allowed state wide.

http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/fishing/documents/rules/motortrollingproposal2012facts.pdf

TC


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10/15/14 3:00 PM CST
Just a quick reminder. Row trolling is not considered motor trolling and is legal on waters statewide.

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10/15/14 9:14 AM CST
Denzo1, sorry, I miss read your post. You are correct on just drifting and casting with out being under power by sail, trolling motor, outboard engine or even oars.

If anyone has more questions about this sticky subject and needs more clarification, please call the DNR at 1-888-936-7463

TC


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10/15/14 8:53 AM CST
Denzo1, according to the DNR, which I called, it is illegal to "position fish" while dragging live bait this year. The conservation congress has proposed trolling 1 rod per person for The Big Chip. This is slated to go in front of legislation next spring 2015. It might pass, it might not. Who knows.

BTW, nice catch on that Flowage Beauty!

TC


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10/14/14 9:26 PM CST
A couple more pics of Sunday's Musky. To clarify, it's ok now and next year to drift a sucker without a sail and cast at the same time, correct?

By the way, Jenks and the bait store east had plenty of suckers in all sizes, but the price seems to go up every year.

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10/14/14 11:05 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 61° - 65° F Water Temp: 51° - 55° F
Got out this past weekend for a Musky hunt with my GF. Hit a few main channel spots throwing Bull Dogs and drifting with Crappies on a Quick set rig. Had one nice hit on the meat but unfortunately, couldn't get the hook into it. That was it for the 2 hours we were out. Water temps were any where from 51 to 55 degs

On another note, the lake levels are dropping fast! 2 feet down now with another 3 to go by November 15th. Plenty of navigational hazards out there right now. The boat landing are, if not already, going to be an issue. Better have a 4WD vehicle if you happen to get off the cement boat ramps and on the soft lake bed.

The WDNR regulations for The Big Chip are as follows. At this time there is NO Motor trolling allowed. Casting an artificial lure while "Dragging" live bait quick set rig, under any kind of power(trolling motor or sail), is considered trolling and is currently not allowed. The trolling motor debate is on the legislation table for 2015. I'm thinking they will implement this reg just so there is no issues for that very reason. The regulation link is below.

http://dnr.wi.gov/files/PDF/pubs/FH/FH0301.pdf#page=18

Good luck and be safe out there. TC


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10/14/14 9:53 AM CST
Denzo my guess is 30-34 lbs. A question for anyone, the regs say that using a motor to maneuver and cast structure while dragging a sucker is considered trolling. Am I interpreting that correctly? Wondering

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10/14/14 8:35 AM CST
Are suckers available

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10/14/14 6:49 AM CST
D1, I'd guess around 30 lbs. .. Nice... Smile

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