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LATEST PHOTOS, REPORTS AND NEWS - July 6, 2015
Local Pond report by Ken HUSKER O'Malley
Hey Don, Bass continue to be very good on area lakes. The cold front that hit mid week pushed bass out from the shorelines to the outside weed edge. Downsizing was the key. Lite line and a 4 and a quarter inch senko in a camo pattern was the bait of choice. TTYL
Ken "Husker" O'Malley
Waterworks fishing team
Mazonia Report by Mark Stewart
1st time out too Mazonia Fish and Wildlife Area this year water levels are starting to drop with all the recent rains we been having. So I went out on the 4th of July Sat @ 11:30 caught this Big Girl @ 1:00 pm caught 3 more over 3 lbs 30 minutes earlier fished till 4:30 caught a total of 24 Bass the Big One went 4.20 I have a Fishers of Men Legacy Tournament out there on the 11th next Saturday Won both of them out there last year & Big Bass in both also. Have a good day Don. See Photo
Walleyes Unlimited News by Bob Clark
Updated speaker information will always be posted at http://walleyesunlimitedusa.org/index.htm and click on the Speaker link.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 Wisconsin Meeting: M-W Marine | 11901 W. Janesville Rd. Hales Corners, WI 53130 | Note location change for July only Speaker: Boat Night & Fish Fry - No formal Speaker
Speaker: Social Night with Brats & Burgers - No formal Speaker
Wednesday, August 8, 2015, 7:00 pm | Wisconsin Meeting: American Legion Greendale Post 416 | 6351 W. Grange Ave. | Greendale, WI 53129| Speaker: TBA at http://walleyesunlimitedusa.org/index.htm and click on the Speaker link.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 7:00 pm | Illinois Meeting: Gurnee American Legion | 749 Milwaukee Ave. | Gurnee, IL 60031 | Speaker: TBA athttp://walleyesunlimitedusa.org/index.htm and click on the Speaker link.
Lake Geneva Fishing Club News by Bob Clark
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE We meet the second Tues. of the month at Giuseppe’s La Cantina, 1062 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL. 7:30pm. Come join us——The Chicagoland Muskie Hunters (03) chapter of Muskies Inc. Meetings feature top speakers, fishing reports, favorite lake presentations by our members, muskie info sharing, door prizes and raffles. All are welcome!! Contact Dean—847-256-9322 or email@example.com Learn how to catch a muskie, or more muskies, or larger muskies, - join MI. All are welcome! NO July VFW meeting. On- the-water Sat Contact: Joe Pavilonis firstname.lastname@example.org 773-556-1038
July On the Water Meeting – July 11th, 2015 Where – Fox Chain of Lakes, IL Time – 5am – 11am will be the fishing hours.
If it happens to be a rainy day or little boating traffic occurs then the hours may be extended into the afternoon.
Lunch – 11:30am – Thirsty Turtle - Located on the south west end of Channel Lake – 42273 N. Woodbine Ave #7 Antioch, IL. Contact Joe Pavilonis if you plan to be there email@example.com 773-556-1039
The Chicagoland Muskie Hunters full color Newsletter with color fish catch pictures, catch data, articles, info re meetings and outings is available to you. To receive this free Blue Ribbon column and to learn more about our chapter and Muskies Inc.--contact firstname.lastname@example.org.--SUBJ:muskie
2. Lower Niagara River – Nothing changed too much from last week, although the moss really hasn’t been as much of an issue according to Capt. Joe Marra of Lewiston. Capt. Jake Joseph of Youngstown took contest winner James Findlay of Burlington, Wisconsin out recently. Using crayfish and shiners off three-way rigs, they produced 15 fish in quick order – mostly smallmouth bass, but including sheepshead and silver bass. Jim also brought his daughter Anne along and they had a grand time. Most of the fishing took place along the Coast Guard drift along Fort Niagara. According to Joseph, bass are stacking up in the river in 12 to 18 feet of water, which usually happens after a hard northeast blow. Keep that in mind the next time that happens on Lake Ontario. Best shore fishing spot has been the NYPA fishing platform where a mix of bass, sheepshead and silver bass are hitting live bait.
3. Upper Niagara River and Erie Canal – The 25th Annual Erie Canal Fishing Derby is more than half over. Anglers have until Sunday to weigh in fish in any one of seven fish categories. Leading the way at the time of this report was Corey House of Middleport with a 2.51 pound bass; Brandon McKenny of Lockport with a 2.02 pound walleye; Anthony Ravas of Lockport with a 5.30 pound Northern pike; Joshua Woods of Ransomville with a 1.45 pound bullhead; Carleen Beback of North Tonawanda with a 10.57 pound catfish; Joe Henneberger of Tonawanda with a 21.41 pound carp; and Holly Sewar of Lockport with a 16.51 pound sheepshead. Check out the website at www.eriecanalderby.com for a current leaderboard. Three different tagged fish have been caught already. In the upper Niagara River, bass action continues to be good according to Mike George. Live bait like shiners are the best baits to use for smallmouth bass in the west river and around Navy Island. Also around Strawberry Island, where some walleye are also being caught. The head of the river is another good bass or walleye option.
Bill Hilts, Jr., Director, Outdoor Promotions
Lake of the Woods MN fishing report by Joe Henry
The mayfly hatch happened on parts of the lake this week and has set fishing on fire! Lots of anglers catching limits of walleye and sauger. Trophy and picture worthy walleyes in the mix, usually deeper. Pine Island, Light House Gap, Graceton, and Zippel Bay have been good for jigging 25-30 feet. Long Point to Archie's Reef jigging 22-26'. Those pulling spinners have had luck in the same areas 10-15 feet. Knight and Garden Island reefs have also been good for pulling spinners 8-16 feet. Hot colors are pink, gold, and orange. Some resorts starting downrigging in similar areas.
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