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Winnebago 4-29-15

  • diesel
    Participant
    Menomonee Falls, WI
    Posts: 1020
    #1539681

    Finally got the chance to get my rear end out on the water with the rig this year. Decided to head to Bago after watching the weather marine forecast for Lake Michigan and saying nope. Gave Z-man a ring on short notice and he was able to meet me at Blackwolf landing to an almost full lot on a Wednesday. Don’t people work anymore?

    Talked to a few people. Some had limits some had zero. Interesting. Plan for the day jig the reefs and soak crawlers and leeches. So started the reef hopping. Nice chop on the water also.

    Ed started off with one plastic about a 17incher. I put a crawler out to soak and started casting a firetiger flicker. Had a couple short strikes then connected with a good 16 incher. Ed picked up another. I put my casting rod down as I saw my cork go under to miss the fish. Saw my crankbait was about a foot below water then a walleye t-boned it, I missed it. My partner asking what was I doing in the front of the boat missing all those fish. Then couple more casts later I connected at the side of the boat with a 18inch that was followed but a big walleye behind it. Even the guy in the back of the boat saw it. A little later the wind died and fishing got tougher but we managed to get 9 in the livewell before the east wind kicked up and we battled 2 to 3 footers coming in.

    Overall for us no dominant bait. Leeches and crawlers on jigs, plastics, casting cranks all produced. Key was position on the reef. Some fish were dead on top in 3-4 feet, some of the break in 6-7.

    Had a great time with Ed as usual on a beautiful day (until the wind hit) and way overdue.

    Derek

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    diesel
    Participant
    Menomonee Falls, WI
    Posts: 1020
    #1539688

    I guess I will learn how to post a picture right side up sometime.

    WinnebagoViking
    Inactive
    Posts: 420
    #1539695

    nice report, diesel. I’ve been doing very well on crappies with a good mix of eyes for the last 2 weeks right at sunset in 2′-3′. Bait varies from night-to-night, some nights everything comes on minnows others nights only crawlers work, with an occasional fish casting Cleos or cranks.

    Randy Wieland
    Participant
    Lebanon. WI
    Posts: 12954
    #1539698

    Ed started off with one plastic about a 17incher”

    I find that hard to believe whistling whistling jester jester jester

    Sounds like some great R&R toast

    Chuck Melcher
    Participant
    SE Wisconsin, Racine County
    Posts: 1890
    #1539713

    Nice job. Funny how fast things can change out there… flat one minute, rollers ten minutes later. Making my first trips next week, even if it is raining.

    I’ve hit Blackhawk at 7am on a Monday to find it filled… sucks when you are short on backup plans.

    WinnebagoViking
    Inactive
    Posts: 420
    #1539735

    Chuck,

    If you drive a little further up to Oshkosh, there’s a whole bunch of landings to choose from that reduce the congestion and give you some nearby options if one is too crowded– Fugelberg, 24th, Menominee Park, Rainbow Park all provide quick access to good fishing areas.

    On the SE side, Fisherman’s and Columbia Park are good options and probably not too busy on weekdays.

    Chuck Melcher
    Participant
    SE Wisconsin, Racine County
    Posts: 1890
    #1539773

    Thanks…. I have to say this is my favorite body of water to fish. Just so diverse. That said, I have never really ventured away from the Blackhawk area… except once to fish on the west side when I had work over there. Without the reefs, and numerous points and bays, I felt lost, and like I was on an all new lake.

    diesel
    Participant
    Menomonee Falls, WI
    Posts: 1020
    #1539782

    Ed started off with one plastic about a 17incher”

    I find that hard to believe whistling whistling jester jester jester

    Sounds like some great R&R toast

    yup, Ed did nail a couple on plastic. You know him )

    Great time to clear my head from work. Can’t wait to get there again.

    Derek

    z-man
    Participant
    Dousman, WI
    Posts: 1344
    #1539884

    It sure was a great afternoon on the water yesterday, with one short of a two man limit in just under 3.5 hours, thanks to the excellent guiding. You sure know how to put pressure on me , Derek, for the next time we venture out in my boat. Bago is a fun lake to fish, for sure. but the very fast change from calm conditions to big rollers and white caps is just another reminder of the need to stay on your toes.

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