Lake Buckatabon (upper&lower), Vilas County

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9/9/16 @ 3:47 PM
MuskyLuke
MuskyLuke
USER since 6/25/15

No I don't troll. Nor do I see many other people trolling. 

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8/24/16 @ 6:02 PM
musky1011
musky1011
USER since 7/4/05

Anyone trolling for walleye, northern, or muskie on this lake?

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8/16/16 @ 2:13 PM
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MuskyLuke
MuskyLuke
USER since 6/25/15

MOON PHASE (96%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Was up at the end of July and into early August. Caught a 41" Musky the first night on the lower lake along the east shoreline, in 11ft of water on a homemade bucktail. Due to water temps rising into the lower 80's for the rest of my trip I switched to bass and got around 30-40 bass all in the range of 12-16 inches, couldn't find a big one, but the docs were I was finding most fish and catching them on a swim and flipping jig. I will be back up this next week.

Lake Buckatabon (upper&lower), Vilas County Photo
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6/28/16 @ 7:55 AM
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vegas492
vegas492
USER since 5/21/03

MOON PHASE (39%)
Waning Crescent

This time of the year, topwater was always good in early mornings and evenings.

I'd avoid fishing the lake during the bright sky hours.  I would fish into the night time, though.  Big bucktails.

During the day I'd hit other lakes with darker water in the area.  Or bass fish.  You can have 50+ bass days on Bucky.  Little pike, too.

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6/28/16 @ 7:00 AM
smeylink
smeylink
USER since 2/3/08

Heading up in just over a week and a half.  Sounds like the Muskies are finding some hooks.  Any tips please message or post but my kids like catching anything so even "lake snakes" are a thrill and good fighters.  Last year I was schooled by my 6yr old on doing figure 8 for bass...  Turned out he caught a nice 18" right by the boat doing that after I told him not to as that was only for Musky.  Had a extra tall glass that night of humility.  

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6/22/16 @ 10:28 AM
little onion
little onion
USER since 1/27/08

Nice pics Luke. My son caught a 42" musky on lower last week while fishing a small crank bait for bass. Bright sunny day with no wind. Go figure. He was just glad it didn't bite off on his light tackle. It too was solid. Lots of feed in that lake for their appetite.

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6/22/16 @ 7:44 AM
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MuskyLuke
MuskyLuke
USER since 6/25/15

MOON PHASE (95%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Went up last week for four days. Only fished musky. Got a nice fish on the lower that was 47" and had to be around 26-28lbs was a very heavy fish. Than on our last day I got a 37 1/2" sky on the upper in between the islands in 20' of water on a crankbait. Solid 4 day trip. Bad news is I won't make it back up until August so I'll post more when that time comes. Two of the pictures are the same fish. 

Lake Buckatabon (upper&lower), Vilas County Photo
Lake Buckatabon (upper&lower), Vilas County Photo
Lake Buckatabon (upper&lower), Vilas County Photo
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2/9/16 @ 10:33 AM
rexter9
rexter9
USER since 9/14/08
Coming up to Buckatobon this weekend, hoping someone could give me a few pointers on where the wife and I should fish. Never fished it before and we're staying right on the lake with sleds. Any advice would help.

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7/21/15 @ 9:06 AM
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smeylink
smeylink
USER since 2/3/08

MOON PHASE (28%)
Waxing Crescent

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.

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7/17/15 @ 3:42 PM
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MuskyLuke
MuskyLuke
USER since 6/25/15

MOON PHASE (3%)
Waxing Crescent
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.

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