Big Arbor Vitae, Vilas County

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5/19/16 @ 7:13 PM
White fish guy
White fish guy
USER since 1/4/16

Anyone out lately are u getting anything? coming up camping next weekend and do a little fishing any good baits I should get?   Thanks

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5/9/16 @ 2:05 PM
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magnumesox
magnumesox
USER since 7/27/01

MOON PHASE (12%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F

Was up on big arb this weekend caught some crappies and walleyes. Biggest walleye was 27" the other 7 were 17-20"

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5/9/16 @ 2:04 PM
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magnumesox
magnumesox
USER since 7/27/01

MOON PHASE (12%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F

Was up on big arb this weekend caught some crappies and walleyes. Biggest walleye was 27" the other 7 were 17-20"

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5/9/16 @ 9:23 AM
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Ice Jr.
Ice Jr.
USER since 1/12/14

MOON PHASE (12%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F
Fished Big Arb last weekend for opener. Walleye bite was slow, only caught 1 19 incher. We could not find any panfish, which is surprising for this lake. It must be too early for them. There are thousands of 3-4" perch in mielke bay. Bass on the other hand was fantastic. My family caught 45 bass total this weekend. There were no small bass caught, all 15" or over. Only 1 smallmouth caught

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2/5/16 @ 8:16 PM
magnumesox
magnumesox
USER since 7/27/01
I was up last weekend also I would not drive out alot of slush on lakes and thin ice. I found ice to 12 inches and down to 5 inches. Stay safe.

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2/5/16 @ 7:01 PM
UwishUcouldFish
UwishUcouldFish
USER since 3/17/12
Awesome good to know. Thanks

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2/5/16 @ 12:01 PM
jtunafish
jtunafish
USER since 11/13/11
I was up there last weekend and guys were driving there trucks out, is.

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2/5/16 @ 11:51 AM
UwishUcouldFish
UwishUcouldFish
USER since 3/17/12
What's the ice like and is anyone driving out on the lake?

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12/1/15 @ 10:10 AM
Ice Jr.
Ice Jr.
USER since 1/12/14
Any ice forming yet?

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10/5/15 @ 12:27 PM
MstormC
MstormC
USER since 12/27/07
Results from this weekends muskie tournament

http://www.secretsofthenorthwoods.com/sites/default/files/u31/2015_fish_results.pdf

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10/4/15 @ 10:51 AM
pureoil313
pureoil313
USER since 5/8/06
Any news or reports for the Big Arb? My dad are taking a trip up next week and it will be our first time on the lake and I hope we will not be catching the turnover right in the middle of transition. Any tips would be much appreciated.we will be targeting musky, walleye, and bass.

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8/31/15 @ 9:58 AM
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swoophorse
swoophorse
USER since 7/6/05

MOON PHASE (94%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F
Another year at my favorite place on earth. We were up the week of August 22nd to 29th. We hit a major cold front as temps were in the 50's and 60's for the week. It took a couple of days but we patterned out the fishing. We caught 20-25 keeper sized smallmouth bass and a few walleye. The bad thing it was so windy that I could not fish most of my jigging walleye haunts. If we were able to fish those areas we would have had our total quite a bit higher. The bait that worked the best was a perch colored crank bait that would reach 10-12 feet. Large mouth bass were not holding as in past years to docks. They were buried in weeds at the 6-10 foot levels. All in all it was a fun trip albeit I'm used to catching 2 to 3 times the amount of fish.

This trip proves that you can make reservations but you cannot reserve good weather! I missed the great weather by one week. The 80 degree temps forecast for the August 29th to September 5th week with low winds should allow anglers to have a fantastic week.

Let me not be remiss in giving a huge shout out to Bob, Colly, Ray, Lauren and Lydia Rentmeester. A spectacular resort run by great people who make you feel like family. The fish cleaning house is something really special!

As always stay safe and keep your lines wet, Swoophorse.

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7/20/15 @ 5:45 PM
PikeJim
PikeJim
USER since 8/8/06
I'll be up on Big Arb next week 7/25-8/1, just wondering how the panfish and Musky action has been on the lake.

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10/16/14 @ 11:13 AM
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Badgerloader
Badgerloader
USER since 4/10/11

MOON PHASE (41%)
Waning Crescent
My wife & I were fortunate to stay at Rentmeester's Pine Arbor Resort on Big Arbor Vitae for a combo leaf-peeping / fishing vacation from 28 Sept to 4 Oct. We successfully "de-fragged" our brains and were able to relax. Being fair-weather fisherfolk, our fishing was somewhat restricted by inclement weather that blew in mid-to-late-week but we still managed to scratch up some decent gills. Folks in a neighboring cabin hit very nice crappies in the deep weeds off the north end of the center bar. The cabins and resort grounds are neat as a pin. The Rentmeester family (Bob & Colly and their kids - Lydia, Lauren & Raymond - obviously take great pride in maintaining the resort. While we were there, Bob was finishing up a redo of his "Fish House" (fish cleaning house). It is now heated & insulated (think ice fishing) with the interior finished with knotty pine. They are also "winterizing" two of their cabins for winter vacationers - ice fishing, snowmobiling etc. If you are thinking about a winter vacation, I suggest you make reservations soon. I think they are all booked for summer 2015 and I expect their newly available winter openings to fill fast too.

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9/10/14 @ 5:43 AM
FourSeasonFishing
FourSeasonFishing
USER since 9/10/14
How's the musky fishing on this lake? Never fished it but have heard some good things. Just looking for any information or any tips on whats been working lately. Coming up in a few weeks to give it a try. any information would be greatly appreciated!

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