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Fished Chatfield again this morning with about the same luck. Caught 12 Walleyes--2 smallies and two Perch. Got one keeper--already eaten for lunch-- and 2 others just under. They are really getting fat. Three different Walleyes had 2 inch shad in their throats. Saw several huge schools of shad breaking water and early a 4-5 pound Wiper broke water 3 times chasing some. Caught some fish just east of the bridge but all of the bigger fish came from the far east end. All caught in 15-16 feet of water today. The bites are very very tenative. One interesting note was that one of the fish that I caught was excreating a #4 snelled hook out. Nice to know that is possible, must have hurt though. About 11:00 the big yellow tunnel boat showed up and started running up and down the lake. Waves got so bad I finally packed it in. What happened to the 40mph speed limit. That guy really seems to have an ego problem. See ya on the lake--shad
 

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fishinguitars said:
i didnt think chatfield had a wiper population?
I thought I heard someone talking about wiper at the picnic too... But I just checked the DOW fishing map I have and it does not have wiper or white bass listed as species at chatfield.
 
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perhaps the mysterious water breaking fish was just an excited smallie or something
 
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shadrap said:
Saw several huge schools of shad breaking water and early a 4-5 pound Wiper broke water 3 times chasing some.
I have heard of big rainbows busting shad like that at Chatfield in August and September. Rattle-Trap time!
 

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If it was a smallie it was one I would sure like to catch. Broke water 3 times with little shad going everywhere. A very thick fish 16-18 inches. What else might it have been?
 

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I thought I heard someone talking about wiper at the picnic too...
Yea that was me. I was wonding why why didn't

Im will to bet it was a carp you saw.


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I know what you mean about the guy in the yellow boat. He must have a better job than me to afford gas in it. He is out during the day and I often see him out in the evening.

What kind of a boat are you running I will keep on eye out for you the next time I am there. I run an old 14 foot fish hawk.

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I have never heard of a wiper being caught at Chatfield and I never have seen one cruising...it is Dan's home lake maybe he can shed some insight on whether he has ever seen any...I bet they were smallies busting the baitfish...
 

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Wiper in Chatfield are new to me. This time of year if I was a betting man I would bet on Smallmouth busting the schools of forage fish.

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Hey Dan--You are probably right it was a smallie but it sure was a big one. I should keep a spare rod handy with a crank tied on to pitch out next time I see that. I ride in a white Lund. Let me know the next time you are going to be out and maybe we can get together. I would love to learn from a more experienced angler. Have lots of room on the boat. Shad
 

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i'll bet they were smallies because i saw the same thing at the get together but couldnt get whatever they were to bite.
 

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I am going to try and get out tomorrow am. (Wednesday) I need to try your technique out on the road. I have caught some bluegill along the roadbed but no walleye or perch yet.

As for being more experienced I would not put too much stock in that, I see that you are catching fish when I am not!

On the outside chance that really was a wiper..........maybe a bucket biologist has been at work!

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i dont tink the bucket biologists could do much for wipers since they dont reproduce it could be an isolated thing those some folks dont know they are steril and might have moved a fish or 2 trying to start something
 

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i dont tink the bucket biologists could do much for wipers since they dont reproduce it could be an isolated thing those some folks dont know they are steril and might have moved a fish or 2 trying to start something
You are very right Roadkill, I guess if it was something a bucket biologist tried to do it shows they really are not the sharpest knives in the drawer.

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well some may disagree but the majority of the bucket biologists arn't the brightest
 

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lol
 

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WHAT WIPER ARE STERILE? hahah jk where can i get wipers around here that would bite consistantly dont care of size just, want the action catch and release.
 
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