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Fishin Deep
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3/26/15 9:35 PM CST
Nice work Jerry Tipping! Got this months issue of Midwest Outdoors and Jerry's monthly article covers April fishing tips for Petenwell and Castle Rock in this months issue! Think I'll have to give your ideas a try!!!

Thanks for sharing them.

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3/25/15 2:56 PM CST
Does anyone know of a bait shop selling mud minnows in the area?

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3/25/15 12:49 PM CST
As of 3/25 at 6:30 am both lakes are at 18" below normal summer levels. Some wet heavy snow moved through the area and north last night so we should get a little run-off from this event.

Jerry

JESSE QUALE
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FISHING REPORT
3/23/15 2:39 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny
Lots of guys calling and asking about the river,water levels and how much ice is still left on the main lake. Nekoosa guys have been launching and heading down river towards the mouth of the lake.Few guys are catching fish at yellow banks and at chesters creek all the way up to plank hill.Water levels are still low. Take caution in some areas. There is the large rock pile between both the nekoosa launches. and farther down towards the main lake there will be alot of wood areas. The river is open from the nakoosa dam all the way out on the main lake to the supper club .From there south the lake is still locked up with ice. ICE IS NO LONGER SAFE. Water has come up some this last week. Dusty from down below the petenwell dam said finally they have some water going threw the petenwell dam today. In nekoosa they have had 1 gate open for a few day. Sounds like warm weather is on its way starting this weekend. This should get the water temps up more.With a little more current flow this should move more fish up river...... Be safe guys,Good luck Big Smile Big Smile

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3/20/15 1:14 PM CST
dwj, not yet. The water level is still 2 feet below summer levels but rising. It will be gone soon.

Jerry

dwj
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3/20/15 10:24 AM CST
Just a question, Is the water open at Chester Creek landing and above to Devils Elbow area?

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3/19/15 5:56 PM CST
Anyone see any carp lately or know where they've been at? Not sure what it looks like around the river area by chesters or the elbow for ice or anything and looking to get rid of some carp over the weekend. Any info would be great if anyone's been in these areas lately! Hopefully you guys are having luck on walleyes on the river, tight lines!

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3/12/15 10:36 PM CST
Doing a little spring maintenance on the boat in the morning. Hopefully have it out tomorrow afternoon. If not tomorrow, then for sure on Saturday and Sunday. Guys I've talked to have been either hit or miss from shore. I know there's been a few boats out but haven't heard much. The water at the Wisconsin Rapids dam has been 33 degrees for the last week. It may warm a little over the never couple days. The females are far and few between up in the river and are going to be tight lipped until the water warms. The males are started up in the river. There may not be a ton of fish up yet but there is always a resident population that never leaves the river. The key word is SLOW. If you're vertical jigging with the current, use enough weight to stay close to the bottom and slow down your drift. If you're casting from shore make sure you have constant bottom contact. In water this cold it'll be hard to even trigger a reaction bite. While I was at Plank Hill along the rocks Tuesday, I found that the fish were holding WAY out from the rocks. With the low water and slow current they are a holding in different spots than where you are going to find them once the water warms. I didn't have a single bite within 60 feet off shore. Everything was way out. I'm casting 1/4 ounce jigs on a full spool of 6lb powerpro with a 7lb mono leader and I couldn't reel anything up or I'd have it out of the strike zone. Basically just letting the current do the work.

How this little bit of info helps a few guys get on some very early pre-spawn fish. I'll have reports for Saturday and Sunday. Any questions, just shoot me a message! I'll try to help any way I can. Tight lines!

Walleyeguy007

JESSE QUALE
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3/12/15 7:49 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 61° - 65° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Guys we are loosing ice fast.With the temps in the 60s last 3 days and Tonight and tomorrow night they are calling for upper 40s at night and tomorrow mite be in upper 60s. I have talked with alots of guys last 4 days. They said they lost alot of ice since sunday. Ice is very soft. Ice will start to deterate from the bottom up. Also with the warm sun on top it wont be good. If its like what castle rock looks like i would not go out. If you head out dont go alone and just walk out. I have lived on this lake for 37 years and the ice will be good one day and gone over night. Im not telling you what to do just want you to be safe and stay on top....... Its time to get the boat ready. In will run to pete tomorrow and check ice and take some pics. Big Smile


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3/12/15 10:01 AM CST
Would LOVE an ice report after today's weather for the weekend....if anyone is up for it.

Anybody planning on planking/walking out from Monroe Friday/Saturday? Tossing the 12' Jon boat in the back of the truck to bridge any open water that may open up along shore. Just in case.

Sounds like the last hurrah is here!

CK84

Jumpman
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FISHING REPORT
3/10/15 8:59 PM CST
Ice Depth: 27" Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 61° - 65° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Was 65 on the truck when I pulled onto the mess at Monroe for a couple hours after work. 43 when I got out on the ice. DO NOT ATTEMPT with regular 4x4 on the Monroe landing heave. Odds are you will leave with something not attached. Have a small lift on truck and JUST cleared. Had 27" of ice, and it was getting bad quick. Fished Sunday and from then to today it has gone downhill a TON. Very honeycombed and your auger chipped through the ice, nowhere near a clean hole. 50 yards out there was 3" + of standing water. Drilled a hole a it was an instant drain. Further out was better, but still water. Couple end of the year cats and missed a couple. Got to put the reel in the hand of a buddies young boy, worth the whole trip in 30 seconds seeing the look on his face with the catfish! My ice season is over! Was a great year and met a few new faces, even some of those guys from below the border that troll boards with crazy painted lures! Wink wink! See everybody on the shores for the next round of fishing therapy! Bring on the walleyes! Wont be long!!!

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3/10/15 5:33 PM CST
63 degrees in the Rapids as of 5 pm.today. Crappie I would bring long poles along with short poles this weekend if I was going. Good luck. Peace, Lar Big Smile Cool Big Smile

CrappieKing84
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3/10/15 5:14 PM CST
Sooooo...we have a 6 man guys ice fishing weekend this Friday and Saturday...what are our chances to actually ice fish?

Can't cancel the reservation, so we will be up...

Jesse? Locals?

Ugh...couldn't the thaw wait a week?!

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3/9/15 6:47 PM CST
Ice was still very thick when I left the ice yesterday evening. Very slushy with water on top. I would advise against driving on or off at Monroe. Big heave right at the launch and 2 feet of slush 50 yards out from the launch.

Fishing was pretty slow. 6 guys got 7 crappie, 5 white bass, and some shorts.

Johnboatfisher
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3/9/15 3:19 PM CST
How is the ice? I am thinking about going out on Thursday an Friday....With the warm temperature I am a bit concerned.

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