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by mrbrowns
Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 540
Views: 336675

Re: Living the dream

The ice has taken a significant hit from the warm weather and rain here in the Tomahawk area in recent days. Truck travel is no longer advised and ATV travel would be iffy if unsure of where heading as a lot of moving water has been flowing down the channels in the flowages making for some very vari...
by mrbrowns
Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 540
Views: 336675

Re: Living the dream

Over the past few weeks we have been targeting deeper water on Tomahawk area flowages where crappies and large bluegills have been found mixed together in about 17 to 20 feet. A few legal walleyes have also been caught on tip downs using jigs and crappie minnows set for crappies. Spreading tip downs...
by mrbrowns
Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 540
Views: 336675

Re: Living the dream

The weather is down right balmy here in the Tomahawk area today as highs have reached the 30s. The nice temps are forecasted to stick around through the weekend, so it should make the perfect opportunity to get out and spend some time on the ice over the coming days. The recent snow and cold has slo...
by mrbrowns
Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 540
Views: 336675

Re: Living the dream

The warming trend over the Christmas break provided the perfect opportunity for more anglers to get out and enjoy a day on the ice for the first time winter, albeit a slushy and sloppy one for many. In some of the more popular ice fishing locations where anglers already packed down the snow, the slu...
by mrbrowns
Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 540
Views: 336675

Re: Living the dream

The recent cold spell has ice forming and anglers chomping at the bit to get out and enjoy a day out on the hard surface here in the Tomahawk area. Ice depths continue to very greatly, so ice fishermen are reminded to continue to use caution when venturing out. Heading into this past weekend, back b...
by mrbrowns
Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 540
Views: 336675

Re: Living the dream

And just like that we were ice fishing on a Tomahawk area flowage where only day’s prior open water had been. Between being too warm to start the month to too cold to go out on the ice and fish later this week, we found about four inches of good, solid ice on a secluded bay we targeted Saturday. And...
by mrbrowns
Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 540
Views: 336675

Re: Living the dream

Just checked the ice depth at Bradley Park and had about 1.5 inches. The strong winds this week have bodies of water freezing differently than others. Lake Mohawksin mostly froze over two days ago, while Clear Lake in Nokomis was still open as of yesterday. Temp got down to 6 degrees here in the Tom...
by mrbrowns
Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 540
Views: 336675

Re: Living the dream

Last night's rain pretty much did away with all the snow and what little ice we had in the Tomahawk area, so for another year the early ice reports will have to wait a little later than many had hoped. Looking at the long-range forecast, if things aren't changed, we still might have fishable ice by ...
by mrbrowns
Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 540
Views: 336675

Re: Living the dream

Had to blaze a trail through about five inches of snow to get to the shoreline yesterday, but the effort was well worth it as the walleye bite was on here in the Tomahawk area. Had a couple of hours to kill before Thanksgiving dinner was served and decided to try fishing from shore from a spot I had...
by mrbrowns
Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 540
Views: 336675

Re: Living the dream

A couple of cold nights here in Tomahawk have got the hard surfaces forming on area waters and the brain thinking early ice fishing! Yesterday's skim ice became a bit more solid after overnight lows dipped to 10 degrees last night. A snowstorm is forecasted to hit tonight with a small warming trend ...
by mrbrowns
Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 540
Views: 336675

Re: Living the dream

Unseasonably warm weather pushed air temperatures into the upper 60s and water surface temps back into the mid 50s in the Tomahawk area over the weekend. The conditions Saturday afternoon included a light breeze and near bluebird skies as we headed out on Lake Alice in search of some musky action. A...
by mrbrowns
Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 540
Views: 336675

Re: Living the dream

Water temps are now in the mid 50's and weed growth has come to a screeching halt. Many of the shallow weeds are starting to lye down and the outside edges from 8-10' are still green yet. Perch and gills can still be found on the edges with perch being caught on Northland Forage minnows tipped with ...
by mrbrowns
Thu Oct 13, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 540
Views: 336675

Re: Living the dream

River Rat, I did a little digging and came up with this article I wrote back in 2008 to hopefully help calm some of your concerns about possible winter fish kill as a result of draw down. The agreement between the DNR, WVIC and the lake associations still stands and will hopefully be used when water...
by mrbrowns
Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 540
Views: 336675

Re: Living the dream

I just received an email update this morning about the Spirit Dam and it looks like the project is being pushed back to at least 2017 instead of starting this fall. Apparently the bids to complete the work came in higher than anticipated. Looks like we better get used to 6 feet below full.
by mrbrowns
Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 540
Views: 336675

Re: Living the dream

Got out for a couple hours last night before the storm and had a sucker trailing behind the boat grabbed but no fish. The fish hit on a weed edge in a couple feet of water. I suspect it was a musky as it grabbed the sucker and began heading toward the nearby channel and deeper water. Unfortunately t...
by mrbrowns
Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 540
Views: 336675

Re: Living the dream

The hottest bite we have experienced in the Tomahawk area of late has been the walleye and smallmouth on deep structure. Spent an evening jigging leeches along structure in 12-15 foot depth range on Mohawksin and found some pretty active fish. As usual, a lot of the walleye were under 14" but a...
by mrbrowns
Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 540
Views: 336675

Re: Living the dream

Hard to believe Labor Day is already here and school started back yesterday in Tomahawk. The thermometer read 39 degrees this Friday morning when I woke at 6 a.m. Tomahawk area waters are entering a transition period from the dog days of summer to cooler evenings and shorter days as fall approaches....
by mrbrowns
Tue Aug 02, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 540
Views: 336675

Re: Living the dream

Some trophy muskies were boated and released following the recent heat on Tomahawk area waters.The hottest bite taking place on Tomahawk area waters as of late has been the bass action, according to Chuck Grigg from Chuck’s Sport Shop in Tomahawk. For largemouth, Grigg suggests using spinners and bu...
by mrbrowns
Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 540
Views: 336675

Re: Living the dream

Aquatic Arts Fishing Pro Shop and Taxidermy Studio has been having a hard time keeping the new Crappie Scrubs baits on the shelves this summer as the bait worked in the evening along weed edges has been very effective in catching slab paper mouths. Daniel Gropengiser from Grop’s Guide Service said t...
by mrbrowns
Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 540
Views: 336675

Re: Living the dream

Overall, Chuck Grigg from Chuck’s Sport Shop in Tomahawk says fishing has been pretty good in the area given the ups and downs with the weather as of late. The Musky Master Board at Churck’s shows plenty of muskies have been caught through early summer with smaller baits being key. “The bigger baits...
by mrbrowns
Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 540
Views: 336675

Re: Living the dream

The high and low temps and heavy rains here int the Tomahawk area have made fishing on flowages a bit more hit or miss as of late. Got out for a short time Saturday this past weekend and found fish relating to deep structure more typical to what one might expect during a summer pattern. Big bluegill...
by mrbrowns
Tue May 31, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 540
Views: 336675

Re: Living the dream

We managed to dodge the heavy rain, for the most part, over the Memorial Day weekend to catch some decent panfish from a Tomahawk area flowage Saturday morning. Worked the shoreline and found jumbo perch, sunfish, bluegill, small mouth bath and even a few big dog fish that added to the rod bending. ...
by mrbrowns
Wed May 25, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 540
Views: 336675

Re: Living the dream

A quick fishing trip from shore after work yesterday produced some nice crappies and big bluegills on a Tomahawk area flowage. The girlfriend even had a brief battle with a mid-40" musky that provided plenty of excitement before breaking her line. The panfish were caught in a foot to a couple f...
by mrbrowns
Wed May 18, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 540
Views: 336675

Re: Living the dream

After mowing the lawn in the snow this past Saturday, the weather finally appears to have taken a turn for the better as forecasts are calling for highs in the 70s this coming weekend. Time to target the shallows once again on Tomahawk area flowages as panfish and game fish will be found up in the w...
by mrbrowns
Tue May 10, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: Fishing With Jed
Topic: Living the dream
Replies: 540
Views: 336675

Re: Living the dream

Hopefully everyone had an enjoyable opener and wonderful Mother's Day this past weekend. We got out for an evening of fishing Saturday and found the early spring shallow weed bite setting up nicely at the Tomahawk area flowage we targeted. In weeks past we had only been catching post spawn perch up ...

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