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TED PECK
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9/20/14 7:59 AM CST
Mark

Wes and his wife are gonna fish with me the next couple days. Might stop by the float and say hi if we get up that far. Vibrations Tackle is working on a new Echotail in willocat pattern. Bait will have rear hook moved to the top to minimize snagging and weigh 3/4 oz on a half-ounce bait profile. I have been working with them on development and asked for it to be available at Hook's and just two other outlets until next year. Hope to have prototype in your hands by mid-October.

LLers: sorry I haven't posted for awhile. Been out in the deer woods and Up Nort chasing muskies with a flyrod on the Chip. Big Smile

MARK CLEMENTS
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9/18/14 7:19 PM CST
The walleye fishing has been indescribable lately. I can't remember when we had big walleye fishing like this, early in the fall. Its not just one or two, but dozens of walleye over 25 inches long! The biggest one being around 32 inches long. I wasn't there the last two days, but was told that by 11 each day they have landed 20+ walleye in the 26 inch range! How long this might last...who knows. A few sauger around, but not in any great numbers yet. Mudcat coming in with about 12 pounds being the heaviest. A few northern pike and lots of white bass being caught. The walleye are hitting willowcats and Killer Jigs. No real dominate color although the purple/chartreuse tail has been pretty good. I tried a new head color with a new tail color Killer Jig and I caught two walleye at 30 inches (my best day ever) and a couple more in the 20 inch range before I lost it in the rocks. Production is starting on that color combination as I write this.

Once again, not sure how long this run will last, but this last week has been incredible. I will say that 95% of the fish caught over 24 inches have been released...very proud of those guys for what they did.


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MARK CLEMENTS
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9/18/14 7:10 PM CST
Okay to answer some comments. If you want the river level in Genoa, you can go to our fishing reports page on our web site at www.clementsfishing.com and on the reports page is a link that will take you to the actual level and the projected level based on current data. You can also expand it to find the entire river basin and check any river stage. Save the link to your browser and it will be easy to check. I use my smart phone on it almost every day.

Captain Ted, At Captain Hooks they have been stocking Bill Lewis lures for a year. We are very proud to sell American Made products and the colors/styles you want were there. We just got back from the buyers show with Wes and loaded up on all the new styles and colors. They make them right up the road in Sparta. I think ACE might be getting them as well.


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DICK NEEFE
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9/16/14 6:16 PM CST
Cronk,

Ya check NOAA, I look at it every day. Looks like the river is gonna drop like a rock by the weekend. Some old river rats like the rising water, but I love the dropping water-- gets the fish back out where we can get at em Big Smile good luck!!

See Ya on the river


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9/16/14 6:00 PM CST
Just google " wisconsin river water levels" The top one will tell you. Klick on the dots where you want to fish and it will pull up the water levels, how high and low it was in the last week. This gives an idea but doesn't account for rain upsteram.

Walli Guy
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9/16/14 5:57 PM CST
here ya go, mr.cronk

http://www.almafishingfloat.com/

sorry, i blew it trying to connect link to NOAA, which is where you will find water levels for each pool

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Cronk
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9/16/14 5:31 PM CST
hey guys!! I was wondering if anyone would be willing to speculate on water levels and conditions for this weekend? I tried the alma thread but I don't think people watch that one too closely. I would imagine the water would drop at similar rates in alma as they do in genoa lacrosse etc.

Thanks in advance.

Cronk

DICK NEEFE
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9/16/14 2:37 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
Have been wanting to check out some fall walleye spots with the high water and cool temps. With a panfish trip, & a catfish trip both cancelled out for this week, due to the high water, and after reading Mark's post yesterday. HAD to chase some eyes today, and they didn't disappoint. Caught 11 walleyes, 8 of which were legal, up to 25". Put a few in the livewell and took em on a boat ride for a photo shoot, all fish still swimming. Kinda early in the fall for that "fall jig bite," but caught all fish casting bucktail jigs. Beautiful day to be on the river--it just don't get no better.

See Ya on the river


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MARK CLEMENTS
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9/15/14 7:44 PM CST
Wow, what a start to fall fishing. I can't remember when we have gotten so many large walleye in the fall. Usually we catch more in the spring, but lately their has been a host of 26 to 30 inch walleye coming in (and being released). More and more sauger here lately and lots of white bass. A few northern were around today as well, but no blue gills right now. Water is high, but it hasn't hurt the fishing. Most fish are coming in on willow cats but the last few days Killer Jigs are working really well. The color today was anything with white or all white. Best tipped with minnows. Hey, even I was getting into some big walleye. Caught one 28 inch walleye on a Black Chartreuse and the next one on a White head Green hair jig.


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9/15/14 2:45 PM CST
Try and duplicate water and structure.

Lals
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9/15/14 6:51 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 61° - 65° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
Was out yesterday afternoon for a 5 hours targeting Bass. Had 6 solid bites and landed 3. Action was in the side channels (close to main channel) next to vegetation. 3 hits on a jig and craw, 2 on a spinnerbait, one on a crank bait. Also, threw swim bait, frog and T-rig craw. I am having a hard time finding any concentrations of active bass. You guys have any ideas? Thanks!

JOHN BOMKAMP
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9/14/14 10:47 AM CST
Found this very interesting and wanted to share it. This morning I was cleaning out my boat after yesterdays catfish trip, and noticed that there was something plugging the livewell drain. One of the catfish left this in there. Looked like a small ball. After I took a picture of it, I sliced it open, and out popped this little turtle! Have found lots of things in my livewell from minnows, crawdads, etc., but never a turtle egg!

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JOHN BOMKAMP
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9/13/14 5:47 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 56° - 60° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
Finally got out to target catfish today. Pretty brisk out there this morning, but it turned out to be a beautiful day on the water. 37 degrees when I launched! The water is high, dirty and weedy, but the fish don't care. Have to work a little harder for them. Got these 5 nice channels today on cutbait in 20 fow. The water temp this morning was 60 degrees. That's down from the low 70's last week. Guess fall is here!

Thanks for reading my reports, and have a good weekend!

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DICK NEEFE
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9/13/14 2:53 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 61° - 65° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
Out for a while on this cool morning checking on the panfish in this high water AGAIN. Did pretty well. Got into a bunch of perch, lots of small ones but plenty of 10"-11"ers too. Kept three for supper. With the cool weather has the water temp dropping, down to 63 this morning from 71 the other day. Should get the fish thinking it's fall.

See Ya on the river


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Pinecrest
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9/13/14 11:58 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 41° - 45° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
Other then the 38* this morning it was fun on the the old miss.you never know what's down there!

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