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millsvet
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9/2/14 5:35 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Fished south end 9fow caught mix of few white bass, crappie and 20 perch good day overall. Crawlers, worms and hellgrammites. Little bit on all three.

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9/2/14 5:29 PM CST
Fished bago yesterday and hammered the whites. Man, are there a lot of em. Ran into a huge school feeding on the surface. Theres gotta be over a million of these things in the bago system. They'll smash whatever is moving in the water when they're feeding like that.

megaswarm seeker
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9/2/14 4:02 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 61° - 65° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Played hooky today after working all weekend and yesterday being a washout... well went off the west side in search of perch and after 3 moves got on them. From 10-noon was nonstop it seemed like. Ended up with 25 good ones in about 12ft. Crawlers and butter worms both producing on jig/bobber and deadsticks. Also got an 18" sauger(released) and a few smallies(released) so a good day despite a slow start.

fishinthepan
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9/2/14 3:14 PM CST
Was great day on bago with just the right wind off long point. Crawlers and orange jig did the job.

paulski75
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9/2/14 7:56 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Went out over the weekend. White Bass are on fire!!! Seems like they are hitting pretty much anything you throw at them. Fish are averaging 13-15 inches in length. A couple Smallies and Eyes mixed in, but the main story are the White Bass.

fredfisherman
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9/2/14 7:31 AM CST
I have fished Lake Winnebago for walleyes on the west shore south of Oshkosh on many reefs with good success in May and June. But I have never fished Winnebago in September and October. Are the fish harder to find and catch in these two months ? I don't see too many reports about people catching walleyes at that time.

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9/1/14 7:10 PM CST
A double, on the Zip lure.

Smile

fishmanric
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9/1/14 10:02 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 76° - 80º F
Last three Saturdays have been a blast. Crappie, Stripped Bass and Walleye along with the sheepies. Dragging minnows in 14-16 feet of water.

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8/31/14 5:51 PM CST
Thanks drakewoodduck. Good understanding of the system & it's dynamics.. ..

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8/31/14 5:47 PM CST
The biologist did NOT say the 2012 class was the only year from which the anomaly was present.

In fact, not all walleye spawn in the same marsh nor at the same time. We all have gotten humpbacks from different year classes. The question posed to Ryan Koenigs and which he addressed specifically was the higher number of the 10"-12" class being noticed in April 2014.

I am certain that this happens to a lesser or greater degree more years than not. Nothing new.

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8/31/14 5:09 PM CST
Thanks eyesman. Have heard tipping with a waxie or such can get it done. It worked for my dad a few weeks back when we couldn't buy a bite otherwise. Got him a good fish, pushing 12.

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8/31/14 4:52 PM CST
I trust Ryan & his knowledge, but something else seems to be going on. Had a "14 humpy in June & heard from and talked to a number of guys who caught the same year class of them. The fish's situation didn't make a difference in his ability swim. Seems the old memory bank recalls some of them back in the '70's & early 80's. Don't exactly agree that killing them is necessary

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8/31/14 4:30 PM CST
About the humpbacks.

I inquired because someone here said to kill all of them, no matter how small, because it was genetic. I posted this answer from the DNR earlier this spring about the humpbacks, here again for those who missed it …

" We think the cause is from a rapid water temperature fluctuation when fish are in the fry stage, which was the case in 2012 when we had a significant warm up that spring. These fish are 10-12” and we are seeing a good number of these size fish that are humpback. We don’t believe that it is genetic. "

Ryan P. Koenigs

Senior Fisheries Biologist / Winnebago Sturgeon Biologist

Oshkosh Fisheries Team

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

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8/31/14 4:17 PM CST
Good for you unluckyfisherman. I suggest you change your handle to something like 'Bago Perch Cruncher after getting it figured out like that.

It is super great hearing about all of the cigar walleyes this year. Have had my share of them in the boat also.

Even had a liitle humpy last weekend. Trying to figure out that biology. Supposedly they happen due to quickly rising water water temps while they're in the egg sac. Don't recall high temps at spawn time the last couple of years.

eyesman
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8/31/14 4:11 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Looked in a half a dozen spots for perch before landing on an active school in 13.5' of water on the transition of hard to mud. Crawler piece or redworm work equally well as long as you tipped them with a waxworm or butterworm. After a missed bite and nothing left but the crawler or redworm and they would not take it. many sheeps early and once the perch were active the sheeps were non existent. Had more than 20 of the 7-9" eyes to keep it interesting as well as some whitebass taking the bait. Ended up with 20 perch and a gill from 11:15 - 1:00 before I had to leave.(wedding to go to) Dead stick did the best with only a couple on the slip bobber. Sheeps liked the bobber though as well as the runt eyes.

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