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Wapsi Willy
 May 11 2017 04:52PM (Read 2716 times)  
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Any Sugema reports?

Heading down there next week for a couple days!

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 May 11 2017 07:07PM  
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Fishing there Monday all day, I will report back.


 
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 May 11 2017 08:20PM  
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Fishing there Monday all day, I will report back.




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 May 12 2017 12:39AM  
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Been here all week fishing is good but size is bad. By that I mean you can catch all the 9 Inch crappies you want but any bigger is about 1 out of 50 fish. Gills are hit or miss on size. I myself would rather not clean 9 inch crappies so we haven't cleaned many fish. Bass are biting even though we haven't been targeting them we have gotten quite a few.


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 May 12 2017 03:45PM  
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Been here all week fishing is good but size is bad.



Still sounds way better than going to work. Big Grin


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 May 15 2017 09:29PM  
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Fishing there Monday all day, I will report back.



How was the crappie nite at Sugema? Or bluegill?
Heading down tomorows foe a couple days.
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 May 16 2017 06:32PM  
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There all day Sunday,like as has been said great bite size is no good. Go over by the cleaning station and there are many,many crappie in the 9" range.Used to be a great lake to fish,now not so good.


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 May 17 2017 01:40PM  
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Ok, so I fished Monday and Tuesday night. My boat was not cooperating so I was relegated to the shore and that dock. Like others said, the crappie bite was great, just the size was pathetic, mostly 6-7 inchers. I don't know whats going on in that lake, 2 years ago you could catch an entire mess of eater size. I wonder if that idiot that introduced shad into there has completely destroyed the panfish growth now?


 
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 May 17 2017 01:53PM  
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Could be, DNR found shad last year or the year before and have since stopped stocking walleyes and muskies. They plan on introducing Rotenone again to kill the shad as soon as they start having an adverse affect on the panfish. Hard to believe they could be affecting them already. I did catch a walleye there last Friday that barfed up a 5" shad in my livewell. Eek!


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 May 17 2017 05:05PM  
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Could be, DNR found shad last year or the year before and have since stopped stocking walleyes and muskies. They plan on introducing Rotenone again to kill the shad as soon as they start having an adverse affect on the panfish. Hard to believe they could be affecting them already. I did catch a walleye there last Friday that barfed up a 5" shad in my livewell. Eek!



Well, that should produce some big bass and walleye, not so good for the panfish population in that lake.


 
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 May 17 2017 05:34PM  
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I just think it is over fished. Same thing is going to happen at Lake Darling,was there when there was a group of 4 filleting 200 for one day fishing.


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 May 17 2017 06:16PM  
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I just think it is over fished. Same thing is going to happen at Lake Darling,was there when there was a group of 4 filleting 200 for one day fishing.



Could be, there is alot of boat traffic out there the last couple days. At least the bass fishing should be great with the slot limit, as long as idiots like a guy I met last summer dont keep illegal fish. I was staying in those cabins and the guy next to us comes over with a bucket of fish, 2 illegal bass that were within the slot limit. He told me he knows the rules but it was extremely slow all week and they are at least going to have one fish meal while they were there. Angry


 
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 May 17 2017 07:21PM  
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I guess I'm confused, why would a shad population hurt the pan fish in a lake? they don't compete for food and shad don't eat the pan fish fry. Actually the opposite. At Pleasant Creek, when there is a good spawn of shad, you can count on bigger crappies and white bass the following year. As far as the DNR stopping the stocking of walleyes and Musky, that doesn't make sense to me either. If there was a good population of larger walleyes and musky, I would think they would help keep the shad population in check. I would think the more predator fish you have, the more the shad would be kept in check. Maybe they need a slot or at least a size limit on walleyes. How's the catfish population there? Catfish are shad eating machines.

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 May 18 2017 04:37AM  
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I just think it is over fished. Same thing is going to happen at Lake Darling,was there when there was a group of 4 filleting 200 for one day fishing.



Bingo, same thing with other lakes and sand pits turned into public lakes. If you have people keeping limits after limits of big 10" + fish they run out quick. Then all you have is the nest to keep is 8-10" fish after a year or 2 of that whats that leave you. I know they say you can't fish them out and imo I say BS. It does't take a degree to notice/see the changes within a few years.


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 May 18 2017 05:24AM  
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I just think it is over fished. Same thing is going to happen at Lake Darling,was there when there was a group of 4 filleting 200 for one day fishing.



Its already happening. Lake Darling has been getting piss pounded this year and the quality of fishing is down already compared to last year. Iowa apparently needs some more lakes.


 
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 May 18 2017 09:51AM  
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I was afraid that would happen at Darling. I noticed last fall there was a lot of crappies in there, but no size. If people are filling buckets with 7-8" crappies they won't stand a chance to get any size.


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 May 18 2017 05:14PM  
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Amazing what Greed{ that's putting it nicely} will do to people isn't it?


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 May 18 2017 06:50PM  
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I was afraid that would happen at Darling. I noticed last fall there was a lot of crappies in there, but no size. If people are filling buckets with 7-8" crappies they won't stand a chance to get any size.



I dont understand people that want to keep every single fish even if they are small in the 7-8" inch range. It would take me at least 50 that size to feed my family even one meal. A 7 inch crappie has maybe 5 grams of protein once you get it fileted.


 
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 May 18 2017 06:54PM  


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Years ago at Lake Geode the shad took over the lake. When they would spawn the shore line would be covered with millions of shad. They would ruin the bluegill and bass beds. The fishing for bluegill and bass just quit. I don't remember how the crappie fishing was effected but it wasn't worth a trip to fish the lake. They finally drained the lake to get rid of them. I don't know why a lake like Geode would get overcome by shad. I know the damage was that they ruined the beds of the preferred fish. You would have to see the millions of spawning shad to believe it.


 
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