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smeylink
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FISHING REPORT
7/21/15 10:05 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Just back from our trip up to Bucky. Mepps 5 with red and yellow beads and dressed tail with red trailer. 35" pike, a 18" pike with a mid 40's musky that t boned it on the way to the boat. Got both near the boat but couldn't land them both as the Musky decided it wasn't worth the fight. Lots of bass and pike but found I had to slow down before setting the hook as they weren't take the bait as good as past years. Fished almost all lower lake. West of island was our best spot but fish seemed to be deeper in the middle between the channel and the island on lower. If you could out last the bugs at dusk fishing was great, we were wimps and headed in to play cards and not get the two boys 6 and 9 all bit up.

Didn't fish upper much but lots of boats by the public boat launch as always and around the islands and SE bay as well. Marked lots of fish just deeper by Musky Bay (East bay on Upper) but didn't fish them as kids gear wasn't set to go that deep.

Weed growth was not top side yet on Lower which surprised me as water temps were warm. Mid 70 all week.

Best luck and tight lines.

MuskyLuke
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7/17/15 4:41 PM CST
Got two muskies last trip one 30" and another 34" had some bigger fish up on the upper, but otherwise fishing has been slow due to the warm water temps. Bucktails have been giving me a lot of production, but deep divers are another good option also try topwater at night.

MuskyLuke
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7/9/15 7:13 AM CST
Yea good luck to all, I'll be in a blue alumicraft. I fish muskies all the time but my little brother will be up so I may do some bass fishing. If your looking for good spots for musky I would fish the boat landing, log cabin (musky bay), springs, and for the lower the island side closer to the channel and hi banks all along the east shoreline. Good bass spots are the damn, island, hi banks, lily pads on upper, the flat on the upper, and in between the islands. Hopefully we get some overcast weather that's usually when I do best. Good luck

smeylink
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7/8/15 11:44 AM CST
PM Sent. Good luck this weekend.

br3wfisher21
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7/7/15 4:43 PM CST
Hello, I will be vacationing at Deer Path Resort this weekend with my cousin and father. We have fished the lake in the past with some success. Just looking for a little help on some better areas to fish. Any help will be greatly appreciated and may warrant a beer if you are also in the area. Thank You!!

smeylink
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7/6/15 9:52 AM CST
MuskyLuke; I believe I met you last year around the same time on the Upper Lake on the East side of the island. Good luck this week and post what you can. We will be heading up on Sunday. Look for a Crestliner 1850 Sportfish SST. Staying on the Lower Lake, south shore 1/2 between the narrow channel and the island. Normally fish morning and night and ski in the afternoon.

Tight lines.

MuskyLuke
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6/25/15 3:36 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
Caught three muskies on Tuesday 6/23, all caught on small bucktails (black). If your looking for bass go look for the weedbeds in anywhere from 6-10 ft of water. Musky fishing has been better on upper. I suggest small lures for muskies if the water temp is in the mid 60's about 67-68 degrees I suggest moving to a bigger lure. Also I'd suggest to go deep with deep divers if your looking for a big Muskie. I'll be back up July 8th until the 15th so I plan to post something sometime then.

smeylink
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6/24/15 1:08 PM CST
Will be heading up for a week with my family and folks in a few weeks (Week starting July 12). Any PM of tips/tricks would be great. We don't focus in on anything in particular. Do some Pike/Musky, Bass fishing. Kids are cast and reel age 6/9 and lake snakes are fun fight for them if any suggestions send me a message. Surprised no reports this season.

Thanks,

Buckatabonishome
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8/13/14 7:59 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
This was my final trip as now I'm getting ready to go back to school for my senior year! Fishing was great this year as all I did was throw for muskies, I got 3 over the span of 4 trips which consisted of around 35-40 days. I had over 20 follow ups on both the upper and lower missed a muskie by the island on the lower on top water, and had a big follow on top water by the island which I est. around 45-48 inches. I caught two fish on the upper by musky bay in around 12 feet of water both coming in at 41 inches one I caught in late June and the other just this past sunday. My big fish was a 45 incher which I picked up by hi banks along the east shore in about 11 ft of water a ways out from shore. My surprise fish of the summer was a 4.78lb 20 inch large mouth I caught by the damn on a top raider musky lure. All musky caught on Bucktails, for the guys who plan to fish the lake for the tourny I would throw Bucktails in the weeds. Also I had two fish up by the boat landing one 35 and the other 40. Good luck guys and post back if you get anything.

vegas492
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8/11/14 8:46 AM CST
Just returned from a Fellas extended weekend up on Buckatabon. Did a little fishing, little golfing, lotsa drinking and lotsa eating. All were excellent.

Buckatabon did not disappoint. Found crappies, thick in our one evening of fishing them. Must have caught 30 in about an hour and a half at dusk. Tons were 5-7 inches long, but we got about a dozen beauties like these. The biggest one was a legitimate 14 incher. I haven't seen size like that our there in a while. The other two that were kept were in that 10.5 inch range. Nice little fish fry planned for me and the wife tonight.

In the day we found the crappies near the same spot, but action was slower. We ran into a lot of largemouth which were fun on our panfish rods.

We musky fished a few prime spots when there was actually wind. Buddy of mine had a hit on a bulldog, but missed the fish. But a nice boil came up from the water, so I doubt that it was a little pike.

Another buddy had one swipe at a bucktail towards the back of the boat. Never saw the size, but he said it just missed his bait.

About 45 minutes later, he got a great hit, set the hook and this 42.5 incher came into the boat. Really engulfed the bucktail. Had to cut the hook out of it's lower jaw. Fish was a little stressed, so he held it carefully and we got it back into the water right away. Took a few minutes, but she dove away strong. Fish was caught at moonrise in the evening.

Shortly thereafter another buddy had a hit on a tube that didn't stick.

So, we had some nice opportunities and cashed in an a nice 'ski and a nice pile of crappie fillets.

Can't wait to get back up in the fall.

1michaelfishing
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8/9/14 9:07 AM CST
Anyone have a fishing report going up next thursday.

esox80
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7/31/14 11:51 AM CST
Sounds like he maybe fell out of his own boat (heart attack?) while underway and then it hit him.

vegas492
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7/31/14 10:14 AM CST
Wasn't me. And although I can't get hold of my father, it doesn't look like he was up there at that time.

Kind of paniced me there for a moment.

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7/31/14 9:36 AM CST
Muskenut, all I found was this: http://www.wsaw.com/news/headlines/UPDATE-1-Dead-in-Vilas-Co-Boating-Accident-269382121.html?device=phone

muskenut
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7/31/14 8:57 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 56° - 60° F
Anybody know anything about the boating accident on Upper yesterday?

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