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markkstanley

Pool 4

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First trip in 2007 on the river. Bite was slow. Mike Walerak and I hit 8 different spots and fished them very hard. Pitching, jigging and dragging. Scratched up some fair saugers but it wasn't easy. Vertical jigging blades was the winning technique and when the fish decided to bite they just hammered them. With the current down and water levels relatively low fish are scattered so you have to do some hunting. Another thing slowing the bite might be that the fish are just stuffed. Mike caught a 14" walleye that had the girth of a 20" fish. Most of the fish we caught looked like a fishy version of Chris Farley.

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where you on open water or were you poking holes. ike

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Pool 4 is open water all year. However Everts is the only open ramp during the winter. The public accesses freeze. The Wisconsin Channel access is also usually open but it is pretty steep. Everts keeps their ramps nice and ice free.

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It was just fun to be on the water once again. This is the time of year I look forward too every year.

Hopefully they will bite better tomarrow!

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I've done a fair amount of fishing in pool 5 and noticed a high amount of shad in the water. I know the walleye bite this fall and winter have been down compared previous years and I think that has played a big part.

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We marked several huge schools of shad and saw dead ones floating every where. Looked to me like even the eagles had had all they could eat because they usually clean up any floating shad in short order. Makes for a little tougher fishing but just imagine how big all those walleyes are going to get..

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And big smallies too! laugh.gif

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Good work guys!

I've fished pool 4 for awhile, but it's always more fun with you goofs in the boat.

Joel

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I was back again on Weds. It took some work but we found them and cashed in on a solid sauger bite once again. Them saugers have really been saving the day lately! The walleyes should start to show themselves a little more every day.

The point has turned that I will be spending ALOT of time on the river in the next few weeks.

mw

MW

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Keep me posted Mike. I may have to take a day or two off work if you start hitting the eyes.

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Planning on fishing the FYB tourney this weekend, that is if we can make it there.

mw

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Good luck with that! grin.gif

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I am still pondering whether to fish tomorrow or not. Mid 20s for both temp and wind is not a good combo. But the chance to freeze Joel's keister off is just too good to pass up.

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The latest report looks to be okay. High 20's and 10mph and gusts to 20mph wind. I say the glass is half full!

Oh yeah sunny in the afternoon cool.gif

mw

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Me and a co-worker hit the water to try out my new boat and we too cashed in on the sauger bite. This was my first time on the river and it won't be the last. We stuck to vertical jigging with a total count of 8 fish in approx. 3 hours. Boat traffic wasn't as bad as expected, the weather couldn't have been more perfect, and the new rig performed well. I'm in love with my Vantage. First one I've owned and these things are sweet. Can't wait to give it another try in the near future.

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