Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Winnebago Report

Despite continued below average temperatures and wind making for less than ideal fishing conditions, anglers are beginning to have some success on Lake Winnebago for Walleyes.  Fish have been taken on jigging spoons and Jigging Rapalas, with metallic colors working best.  Fish are being caught both near the river mouth in Oshkosh as well as a couple miles off the river mouth in the mud.  White Bass and Perch are also supplying decent catches when they decide to feed.  With the brutal cold, the fish seem to be pretty lethargic and only feed for short periods.

Most of the traffic on the lake right now is from Sturgeon spearers however, as they search for a place to cut in on Friday before the opener on Saturday, February 8.  Spearers are finding water clarity exceeding 15 feet, which is great news for spearers compared to last years terrible water visibilities!  Conditions couldn't be much better for spearers, the only potential issue may be cutting their holes through around 30 inches of ice and pushing the ice chunk down and away from the hole.

The Battle on Bago will once again be held in late February, this year it will actually be a two day event on February 21 and 22.  Anglers will once again have a chance at winning 1 of 2 Lund Boats as well as a Ford Truck!  Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased at area Fleet Farms and several other locations.  For more information on this event check out the Battle on Bago website here.  Battle on Bago

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