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This weekend I was heading up to the Wolf River near Winneconne for the walleye.
Looks like the white bass have been triggered by the water warm up...
This is extremely weather dependant and usually in mid-May.

Prolly many here have made the trip up and seen and caught 100's.

Its a good time, but will be crowded.

Pretty simple techniques..

Many places rent boats.
Basic rigs is a bait walker & float jig head & minnow or piece of crawler.
or Jig & minnow on the botttom.
Anchor, cast & retrieve.

Either at Winneconne area or Fremont, both might be able to get you on fish.

From North burbs its probably 2 1/2 hours, turn left (go west) at Oshkosh.
Fish anywhere near the Winneconne bridge..

Friday and Saturday are supposed to be mild 60-70 degrees.
Sunday its planned to be i the 40's.

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Good luck out there. I used to have an open invititation to fish with a friend out of Fremont, but sort of lost touch with him over the years. I was always amazed by his stories of 100 fish+ days and so many boats on the river that one could practically walk across them.
 

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Good Luck Rollcast

You should get a nice mixed bag. I will be heading up to Fremont the next weekend hope that cold front is short lived...

Where you staying Wolf River House Resort?

Looking forward to your report when you get back.

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Friday-Not bad.
Mixed bag of walleye and whitebass, (pike and cats) though it was work and not slinging them in!

Buddy hooked a 22" eye close to 4 pounds.
Lost a few, and my Dad hooked a big sturgeon that spolled him...
(Fair warning its out of season for sturgeon-pick one up for a picture and its posession.. and a big fine.
Cut the line and let them go...)

Weather was either sunny and 60's or rain sideways.
If it wasn't in a ziplock it was soaked.
Everything was wet.
I wore wet shoes until Saturday night.
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Saturday woke up to temps in the 30's with winds at 20-30mph.
:shock:
Forecast was for 50's and partly cloudy.
Front was more brutal than expected.
We neededto buy winter gloves and hats for the windchill...

FLW tourney on Saturday was up against us....
Out of ~50 boats ~25 brought in fish.
Many had only 1...
I knew it was bad when there was a rush to drag boats out and miss the weigh in.
We watched teams with 1 fish get a check.
We got the skunk like many that paid $$$ to fish that day.

Ah well, Winneconne night life made up for the lack of fish on Saturday.

This week back to the 40-50's.

I mainly used a 3-way rig with a pink or chart floater & small minnow.
Give it a another week or 2 and they will turn back on.

Still fun to get away and fish for 12-14hr a day with buddies.
We had 9 in 2 cabins, all want a return try next year..

Its hit/miss with the weather.
Warm sun turns them on...
Of course it happens when we are back south and at work...

As the saying goes...
Lilacs bloom- fish will be biting.
(Though I saw blooms last weekend.......)
Weekend after Mothers Day they should be back biting..
You guys catch them... Its my sons 1st communion!
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Thanks for the update RollCast....

I will be heading up there thursday for 3 days... Cold front has dropped water temps and reports from up there is that fishing has really slowed... This weekend forcast up there is cool and rainy. Looks to be a tough weekend up there. Like you said this time of year sun and stable temps above 60 turns em on...

We will do our best and hopfuly get a few, if not we'll just have to down a few. The ICE ARMOR SUIT is packed.

Of course the long range forcast improves the day were coming back :roll:

Nice that you got a few Friday. Glad your dad enjoyed the Sturgeon Freight Train ride....

NPIKE
 

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Historically the white bass run is around Mothers Day or when the Lilacs bloom. Of course the weather is the governing factor. Be careful when the run gets going. It's really tempting to catch more fish than you want to clean.
 

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Historically the white bass run is around Mothers Day or when the Lilacs bloom. Of course the weather is the governing factor. Be careful when the run gets going. It's really tempting to catch more fish than you want to clean.
 
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