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fishologist

any news/info from big watab

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fishologist

anybody been out on big watab who would be willing to share info - fishing/driving/exact GPS coordinates(just kidding ;-)?

recently moved close enough to justify a day trip there and would love to go for some trout.

thanks

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FlyRodAddiction

I fished Watab early and as you can probably tell by my screen name, i'm a big trout nut. I was under the impression that you couldn't fish for bows, brooks, and browns until the 15th though. I have heard that there are big lakers in there but I have never seen any taken. I fished the bay to the left of the ramp a couple times during early ice for crappie but if the ice is thick enough or if you have a wheeler, the far back bay is best for ice troutin'. Good luck

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DHanson

There are no lake trout in Big Watab. There are just rainbows and a few brown trout. It would be cool if there was lake trout though.

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FlyRodAddiction

I'll bet that someone once caught a big 3-4 year rainbow deep and thought it was a laker. According to two guys I ran into during early ice that live on Watab, the DNR stocked brookies just before the ice hit this year, and just like all farm raised they stuck to the shore looking for hand outs. They told me they caught quite a few when fishing for sunnies. Of coarse as I haven't personally caught anything but browns and bows I shall remain a skeptic until I pull one through the hole or hook up this spring via fly.

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DHanson

No offense, but you got to stop believing everything you hear. I really doubt they stocked brook trout in there all of a sudden as they never have in the past. Again, just rainbows and browns. Call the DNR and ask for yourself.

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fishologist

Just wanted to say thanks to all who replied. Even comments about mysterious lakers/brookies might help make some conversation on the ice.

good luck fishing everyone

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