Fishing Report for 5-3-14

Opened the season fishing for walleyes on the Chippewa Flowage.  We found lots of walleyes willing to snap up our jig and minnows.  Most of our fish were male walleyes that were still full of milt from the on going spawning process.  We released all of our fish, mostly because we know spring crappie fishing is right around the corner and we love those crappies!  Water temps on the Chip were 41.

Good Luck and good fishing,

Jim Stroede, 715-520-7043

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Fishing Report for 10-27-13

Water temps have been dropping steadily on area waters. On the lakes I’ve been fishing we’re seeing 42 to 45 degrees. Muskies are bitting well most days, we got four today. Suckers are getting hit but the bites are light and they don’t always swim off with the sucker, but rather they just sort of hang around holding on to it. Because of this we’re missing on quite a few hook sets. Vertical jigging is working good, we three out of four today jigging. Let’s hope the weather holds and we can fish into late November this year.
Good luck and good fishing,
Jim Stroede
715-520-7043

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Fishing Report for 10-13-13

This is a picture of a nice 27″ fat walleye we caught the other day.

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Fishing Report for 10-9-13

Musky fishing remains good in the area. We’ve been catching some nice fish in my boat, most fish are 34 to 44 inchers. Jerkbaits, minnowbaits, and suckers are all catching muskies right now. Water temps have fallen below 60 into the upper 50’s on the lakes I’ve been fishing.
Good luck and good fishing,
Jim Stroede
715-520-7043

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Fishing Report for 9-25-13

Musky fishing has been pretty good here lately. We’re boating lots of fish and getting lots of chances at them too. Bucktails, jerkbaits and live suckers have all boat fish this past week. Fall colors are beginning to start around here. Cooler nights have only dropped water temps into the low 60’s, a little cooler and the sucker bite will improve.
Good luck and good fishing,
Jim Stroede715-520-7043

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Fishing Report for 9-8-13

I’ve been fishing muskies exclusively the past ten days. Fishing has been good too. We’ve boated fourteen muskies during this stretch, most of them have run in that 36″ to 42″ range. A wide variety of baits have been producing, bucktails, Twitchbaits, jerkbaits, topwaters and live bait have all caught fish recently.
We’ve been fishing weeds mostly but we did pull a few fish out of rocks too. Water temps are in the low 70’s still.
Good luck and good fishing,
Jim Stroede
715-520-7043

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Fishing Report for 8-32-13

Hot weather has made for tough fishing here. Today we fished muskies on the Chippewa Flowage with very tough conditions and not much in the way of results. Yesterday we boated about twelve walleyes, lots of smallmouth, some largemouth, and many , many bluegills and perch fishing a big clear lake. Jigs and live bait in 17 to 25 feet of water seemed to work best. Water temps at 80 today on the Flowage, a nice cool down is forecasted for this week though.
Good luck and good fishing,
Jim Stroede
715-520-7043

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Fishing Report for 8-24-13

Nearing the end of August already? Wow, where has the summer gone? Fishing around the area has been a little tough as we have had water temps rise up near 80 on some local waters.
This morning we were on a big clear lake and had 76 on the surface. A mixed bag of walleye, bass, and panfish came into the boat as we dodged a thunderstorm moving through. The largemouth bass was the most common brand of fish this am. The walleyes are moving a bit deeper lately and covering move water is a good idea if your targeting just wallys.
Muskies are slow currently, a few biters here and there but nothing great.
Good luck and good fishing,
Jim Stroede
715-520-7043

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Fishing Report for 8-3-13

I’ve been doing some musky guiding lately, but mostly this week has been the walleye/smallmouth deal. We’ve been mainly fishing the bigger lakes near Hayward. This morning we caught a mixed bag of smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, northern pike, walleye and panfish. The biggest of the morning was a 21 1/2″ smallmouth caught on the second cast of the morning. Water temps were around 70 degrees.
Good luck and good fishing,
Jim Stroede
715-520-7043

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Fishing Report for 7-27-13

What a difference a few days makes! With a recent cool down in our weather water temps on area lakes have dropped like a brick from 80 to the 67 I had this morning. Not surprisingly the bite has fallen off too. This week we struggled to catch a few walleyes here and there, this morning we boated four. The fish are still in the weeds but a more precise presentation is needed to get bit. Leeches or Gulp still are the top bait choices. We managed some action on muskies from only smaller fish this week. The weather is expected to moderate starting Sunday so I’m hopeful of better results.

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