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by mrbrowns
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 555
Views: 431786

Re: Living the dream

It was anyone's guess what the fishing conditions would be like following a gully gusher of a storm that dropped 3.5 inches of rain Tuesday night and a cold front passed through. The Tomahawk area foliage we were targeting Wednesday had produced some very impressive bluegills a few days prior, and i...
by mrbrowns
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 555
Views: 431786

Re: Living the dream

And just like that there was a nice musky in the net. The day prior had provided a buddy fishing with me a couple opportunities as multiple fish came cruising in following his Topraider but tailed off as they neared his bait. That daytime activity on top of a full moon phase and storms in the foreca...
by mrbrowns
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 555
Views: 431786

Re: Living the dream

Took a youngster out fishing on some Tomahawk area flowages the past couple days and had a blast catching some pretty big smallmouth bass that have been very active of late. We fished below a dam and caught smallmouth. We fished under a bridge when the daytime sun became too much and caught smallmou...
by mrbrowns
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 555
Views: 431786

Re: Living the dream

Heavy rains this past weekend have Tomahawk area flowages full and running at a pretty fast clip. We targeted a flowage Thursday and found currents running much faster than normal. The fast moving waters prevented us from targeting deeper wood where panfish would typically be found this time of year...
by mrbrowns
Thu May 24, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 555
Views: 431786

Re: Living the dream

After spending the past couple weeks trying to get caught up at the house after a very short spring season, we finally managed to get out on a Tomahawk area flowage Wednesday and found crappie, bluegills, bass and pike in the shallows. Some of the gills were very nice sized and put back to finish sp...
by mrbrowns
Tue May 01, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 555
Views: 431786

Re: Living the dream

Here's an update on the conditions heading into the opener weekend here in northern Wisconsin. I suspect the large, clear water lake I will be targeting will still have ice despite the recent warmer weather, as ATVs were still driving on the lake last weekend. The Tomahawk area will offer plenty of ...
by mrbrowns
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 555
Views: 431786

Re: Living the dream

Went out on Lake Mohawksin yesterday for a bit. Shoreline where we walked on was getting a bit punky but the lake itself still has plenty of ice. Just like the smaller lake we fished this past weekend, it was almost down to the power auger handlebars before busting through. The half inch of rain las...
by mrbrowns
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 555
Views: 431786

Re: Living the dream

Here is the Tomahawk Fishing Report I put together from this past weekend. Tip ups might be needed on the opener on some of the bigger lakes! With conditions outside looking and feeling more like mid February than the start of spring after several rounds of deep, heavy snow and record cold, the good...
by mrbrowns
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 555
Views: 431786

Re: Living the dream

After getting out and enjoying a brief view of springtime in the Northwoods yesterday, as temps reached 48 degrees here in Tomahawk, it looks like winter is set to make a return with 3-6 inches of snow in the forecast for tomorrow night and a stretch of unseasonably cooler temps expected to follow. ...
by mrbrowns
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 555
Views: 431786

Re: Living the dream

Hopefully the warming weather in the forecast for the coming days will help improve the bite and make travel much easier on Tomahawk area waters heading into this weekend. While there still is close to two feet of ice, truck travel on are lakes and flowages has been limited due to the hard pack and ...
by mrbrowns
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 555
Views: 431786

Re: Living the dream

Got out on a Tomahawk area flowage for an afternoon of fishing this past Sunday and found some action with crappies and gills suspending over deep water. From those I had talked with it had been a pretty slow bite on Saturday, so with a bluebird sky and highs in the mid teens, I wasn't expecting muc...
by mrbrowns
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 555
Views: 431786

Re: Living the dream

Good luck to everyone taking part in the Alice in Winterland Ice Fishing Contest on Lake Alice tomorrow. Dress warm and pack some hot coffee in the thermostat. Fishing has been really up and down for us as of late on the Tomahawk area flowages. The good news is this cold front has been around for a ...
by mrbrowns
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 555
Views: 431786

Re: Living the dream

Besides from being free fishing weekend in Wisconsin, the busy Tomahawk area flowage we targeted on Saturday was likely the result of several weeks of frigid cold that kept many inside and not enjoying time in the great outdoors. All the action on top of the ice on a beautiful winter day did not see...
by mrbrowns
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 555
Views: 431786

Re: Living the dream

After waiting for the weather to warm up a bit following the wicked two-week cold spell, we got out yesterday (Wednesday) on a Tomahawk area flowage for a bit. There was a good 16 inches of ice where we were fishing so no problems taking the truck out. I would not recommend driving out if unaware of...
by mrbrowns
Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 555
Views: 431786

Re: Living the dream

A balmy 12 below zero at noon here in the Tomahawk area the day after Christmas. From what I have been hearing and reading, this cold has taken care of much of the slush that was a concern heading into the holiday break, which is great news as far as the rest of the ice fishing season goes. The ice ...
by mrbrowns
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 555
Views: 431786

Re: Living the dream

These cold temps should really help lock the lakes up once this wind dies down. Drove by the Spirit Reservoir this morning on Hwy. 86 and noticed one side of the road at the fill was still frozen while the other side to the north had opened up after the rain and warm temps Monday. With the cold weat...
by mrbrowns
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Tomahawk and the Northwoods
Topic: Spirit River Dam
Replies: 45
Views: 66959

Re: Spirit River Dam

Do you think they will have to do a significant draw down to complete this phase? From what I understand about the project and Phase 2 is that they will not need to draw the Spirit Reservoir down any further than it currently is. They plan to start work after the rainy season this coming spring, and...
by mrbrowns
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 555
Views: 431786

Re: Living the dream

The good news is the lows are forecasted to be in the 20s most nights this coming week. The bad news is daytime highs in the 40s will not improve ice conditions on Tomahawk area waters. As of Sunday, the southern shorelines were starting to lose ice making access a bit of a challenge. The bay we tar...
by mrbrowns
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 555
Views: 431786

Re: Living the dream

Just a quick update on my last post. I took a ride by Lake Alice this afternoon and there was two guys out on the ice off Horseshoe Road. I walked out a ways on Anglers Lane and there was good ice - didn't go through with a good hit with the spud. Be safe if you do hit the ice in the coming days. Ha...
by mrbrowns
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 555
Views: 431786

Re: Living the dream

I'm thankful to live in a place where I can fish from shore and limit out on walleyes when the ice isn't safe enough yet to venture out on. That was the case last Thanksgiving, as just before sitting down to a very tasty meal, I hit one of the walleye holes accessible from shore here in the Tomahawk...
by mrbrowns
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 555
Views: 431786

Re: Living the dream

I hadn't planned on going ice fishing when I got home from work yesterday, but when a friend called and said he had tip ups set out on the Spirit Reservoir Monday afternoon, I took the bait. A couple cold nights last week had many back bays on Tomahawk area waters frozen and I had seen a few anglers...
by mrbrowns
Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 555
Views: 431786

Re: Living the dream

We pretty much went right from summer to winter as we woke to a white landscape here in the Tomahawk area this a.m. From air temps in the 70s not that long ago to skim ice out on the Spirit Reservoir the other morning, we did not see the gradual drop in temps and eventual turnover that normally occu...
by mrbrowns
Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Tomahawk and the Northwoods
Topic: Spirit River Dam
Replies: 45
Views: 66959

Re: Spirit River Dam

Phase 2 will involve addressing a boil that was discovered and addressed two years ago next to the fishing platform below the Spirit Dam. They plan to address it after the rainy season next summer. Not sure yet of what all the details will include, but I suspect it will be much less involved than th...
by mrbrowns
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Tomahawk and the Northwoods
Topic: Spirit River Dam
Replies: 45
Views: 66959

Re: Spirit River Dam

They installed a steel wall the entire length of earthen dam that in some places goes 60 feet deep all the way down to bedrock. Over 2 million pounds of steel was used to complete the wall. Right now a specialty crew is working to pour concrete in the two gaps where the steel walls abut the dam stru...
by mrbrowns
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 555
Views: 431786

Re: Living the dream

While still waiting for the water to cool a bit more before turning full attention to targeting musky, we headed out yesterday on a Tomahawk area flowage to target panfish and walleye. With air temps in the 50s and a strong wind gusting to over 20 mph, we started out checking a crappie hole around 1...

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