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svfisherman00
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12/19/14 8:44 PM CST
I'm looking to go out between new years and x ma's. New to the river so any advice of where to fish would be greatly appreciated. I will be willing to trade info about Lake Wisconsin. Feel free to P.M. me. Happy holidays. SV

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Bret Clark
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12/15/14 7:21 AM CST
Ice Depth: 5" Conditions: Cloudy
With a week off from work I was able to hit the ice 4 days in a row. My timing could not have been any better, the bite was good and I beat the warm weather before the ice started to slip away. In the 4 days of fishing it was all about plastic for taking keeper sized crappies and gills. Pictured here were my 3 favorite colors that produced consistently. Fished 22-24fow with the crappies and bigger gills suspended at 12 feet. The bottom of the water column held tons of watch fobs. The first and second day on the ice the fish chased the baits up aggressively. My last 2 days the bite was a bit tougher, keeping the bait twitching right on the nose of the finned critters made them commit to the offering however. Now we just need for the weather to chill down so the ice conditions improve. Good luck fishing people.

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ccmedic
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12/12/14 10:39 PM CST
Ice Depth: 8" Conditions: Foggy Air Temp: 31° - 35° F
Pool 8 has been producing both numbers and size over the last 3 outings. The target has been crappie and bluegills, with emphasis on crappie.

I have been finding active fish in 12-14 feet of water with slight current. Fish have been both suspended at 10 feet, give or take a foot.

There has been no clear cut bait of choice. One thing I have been doing more this year is to fish hard baits without tipping with live bait.

Targeting bigger fish required using bigger baits. Slender spoons, Swedish pimples, and Forage Minnows have been producing nice sizes and keeping smaller fish away.

The area I have been targeting appears to be a travel area as fish come through all day in groups.

Ice conditions have been holding steady with minimal loss due to weather. There is getting to be some standing water causing slick ice so caution is needed.

Bret Clark
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12/8/14 9:09 AM CST
Ice Depth: 4" Conditions: Partly Sunny
First trip of the ice season for me this year and it was a blast. The gills and crappies were not exactly on fire but, switching colors of the plastics being fished often kept triggering bites. The style plastics fished were the Mudbug and Mayfly, the colors that produced were Sweet Potato, White and, Red. When a target showed on the flasher and followed you up in the water column more than a foot you were going to get hit. If the mark just followed a little and stopped, you might as well just drop the bait and look for a more aggressive finned critter. Fished from 10-20fow. The gills hung close to bottom and the crappies cruised the middle.

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blindtimmy
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9/23/14 6:25 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
Went out this morning and caught 17 "keepers" along with about 35 others. Most of the big fish action came from 8 to about 9:30 AM.

blindtimmy
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9/21/14 5:21 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny
Went fishing on a bright sunny day in the backwaters south of Brownsville. Caught a bucket of perch. The fall bite is on.

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Kid4444
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9/8/14 6:00 AM CST
Radioman, I am coming up this Friday and want to fish Friday afternoon, Saturday all day, and Sunday morning. Any help would be greatly appreciated. WE have not done river fishing so dont know how to rig up for pan fish but plan on jigging for walleye with twisters and maybe minnows. Please let me know what you suggest. You are also invited to fish with my son Luke and I. I can be reached at 414.762.2006.

Thanks Radioman,

Dave Big Smile

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8/30/14 11:43 PM CST
Kid4444,

As a former Milwaukee boy myself, I'd be more than happy to help you both out. If you would, please set yourself up a PM box here. That way it'll be easier/faster to contact each other. In the meantime, have fun and tight lines.

Lunkerhunt85
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8/30/14 12:35 PM CST
You can fish in riverside park downtown or you can go over to dresbach and fish or go down to genoa and fish off of a barge. You can also rent boats in Genoa.

blindtimmy
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8/29/14 10:08 AM CST
You can find spots along "Swift creek" which is behind Gunderson Hospital in LX. You can also shore fish in spots around Goose Island south of LX. You wont' be able to shore fish for much in the way of Walleye's but panfish are available.

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8/29/14 6:50 AM CST
My son will be attending La Crosse and we are from Milwaukee. I plan on visiting him once or twice a month for some river fishing without a boat. Neither of us know much about the area so looking for any information on locations for shore fishing legally with a Wisky license. We love gills and perch, along with walleye. Any help would greatly be appreciated.

Thank you,

Dave

ItsGutcheckTime
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8/21/14 12:25 PM CST
sorry not a report, looking for a "guide" to possibly take my wife and I out for a few hours friday morning August 29th, would be looking for panfish and perch. If anyone knows of someone please send me a message on LL messenger, thanks Joe

Bret Clark
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8/21/14 8:24 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 81° - 88° F Water Temp: 76° - 80º F
Made it out with a good friend chasing channel cats after work for a few hours Wednesday evening. Started at the North end of the pool and worked our way back to Riverside Park. Can’t say we nailed them but if we would have been playing for keeps there would have been a good mess of fish for a fish fry. Not my best pose but pictured here was the largest fish we found for the evening. With the flow low we found side chutes to be slow. Most of the action we had was on the main channel fishing the tips of wing dams and some deeper rip rap. Sonny’s Blood is still out producing the Secret 7 but, the secret 7 is starting to pick up more fish than it has so far this year. With the flow we were also able to hold bottom with 2oz of lead, a guy might even get away with 1oz right now. If the water temp keeps rising and the flow dropping it will be time to drift with cut baits, this is my favorite presentation for the whiskered bottom dwellers. Good luck fishing people.

Bret Clark
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8/11/14 6:39 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Why is it on weekdays 4:30AM appears to arrive at the blink of an eye but on Saturday, 4:30AM never seems to arrive? This Saturday the dual of grumpy old men (Mike and Bret) were back together on the water. After Last week’s excellent fishing outing with the daughter, Mike and I were planning on a repeat this Saturday. My trip would be catch and release while Mike put together a couple fish fries for himself. Gills and channel cats were the targeted species once again. Not much of a change finding gills from last week, we targeted wing dams and found the bulls were still hanging on the tips and tops of the rocks. I love fishing gills with small jigs being pitched to the face of the wing dams. A couple twitches, slow retrieve and, bang, gill on. These finned blue ears hanging on the main channel are a breed of their own. They are sporting wide shoulders, big heads, and fight with attitude digging for bottom hard in the current. It’s always a good time with the light tackle. Once Mike had a fry of gills put together it was time to seek out some whiskered critters. This time we stuck to the main channel setting up at the head of deep holes along rock shoreline. Sonny’s Blood once again preformed very well. The biggest channel cat on this day was just a tad shy of 11lbs. 3 nice eater size cats also found themselves sitting on ice with the gills. Mike now had 2 good fish fries and some dandy sized cats were pictured and released. The channel cat bite at this time is also going strong. Don’t set a rod down in the boat without paying attention. It will be gone before you know it. The bigger cats are hitting hard and fighting back even harder. Broad heads and big wide powerful tails make for some drag screaming action while tussling with these bottom dwellers. It is also a good time finishing off a trip with these whiskered critters that love to play and feed in current. It was another awesome day on the water with a great friend. Even if the trip started with water around Mike’s ankles realizing he forgot to put the plug in the boat. No harm no fowl as we were able to get on plan, drain out the water and get the plug in the boat thanks to Mike’s long arms. It is always an adventure! Good luck fishing people.

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8/7/14 8:59 AM CST
Was out yesterday and was fishing some usual bluegill spots with the wife. We stopped to try a place I have never fished and ended up with 31 gills and 2 Northern while trolling from spot to spot. Was a very fun day. We kept 12 gills for the pan.

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