NANFA-- collectin' today

R. W. Wolff (
Sun, 14 Jan 2001 00:23:16 -0600

Another decent day in Adams, Juneau and Wood counties Wisconsin.
Today we headed out in late morning, with some extra help from my friend
Matts brother Brian. We went down the east side of Lake Petenwell . Devils
Elbow is nearly ready for the low water collecting, but we passed it up.
Next on the list was Chester Creek, but the trail back was too sloppy, so we
decided to hurry to the next spot. Next stop is Brown Deer creek. Here
there were no fish other than small pin head ( 1 inch size) minnows. In the
crows foot and elodea there were tons of gammurus and isopods. I took some
of the plants home to put in the pond, and to shake out the tasty
crustaceans for the fish to eat.
So we quickly headed to the Yellow river in Necedah. No burbot today, but
many fantail, and banded darters. Brian also caught a nice big pair of Log
Perch. We then went up river ( which runs along the west side of Lake
Petenwell out of the Marsh). We stopped at Necedah lake which has open
water along the shores, but nothing was caught in the weeds and leaves.
We headed up river into the Marsh and tried several spots, and did we hit
the fish. First stop was in a canal along county road D. The other night
we seen some nice bass hovering in the open water, and also some sunfish and
perch. Today we caught net fulls of : tadpole madtoms, yellow bullheads,
pumpkinseeds, yellow perch, largemouth bass, black crappie, big tadpoles
,blacknose shiner, and golden shiner. Next stop was at a place called Petes
Hole, and here we caught some largemouth bass, pumpkinseed, tadpole madtoms,
and yellow perch near a culvert . At a different culvert we caught two
large black bullheads. Next we headed to two places, Hogans hole one and
two. These are named the same because they are near to each other and very
similar. At Hogans Hole two we caught nets full of pumpkinseeds, yellow
perch, golden shiners, iowa darters, tadpole madtoms, yellow bullheads,
black crappies, blacknose shiner, central mudminnows, and a small northern
pike. There was a couple of larger fish in there that we spooked up. At
Hogans Hole one we caught the same, minus the pike, yellow bullheads and
mudminnows. No bowfins from the marsh today.
Not much variety today for " cool target fish" but none the less it was a
blast and we caught lots of fish. All were released except some golden
shiners at Hogans Hole one for lunch for my bowfins, Matts stone cat, and
fishing bait for next weekend.


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