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Badgerloader
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4/30/14 9:45 PM CST
M.Ben: how about Big Arbor Vitae??

Musky Ben
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4/30/14 3:44 PM CST
Dylan:

This one doesn't look good ice wise... I get to go by it all the time and it is barely making any progress on the north shoreline...

Musky Ben

DylanM
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4/30/14 1:23 PM CST
Just wondering if the ice is all off. Coming up for the opener

Montiho
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12/31/13 8:34 AM CST
Thanks! I was worried I may need an extension for the auger but it doesnt sound like it.

Ill look for the ice right beneath the snow. Thanks, I would have had a hard time without the heads up Smile

flipshack junkie
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12/31/13 8:31 AM CST
was up after christmas. big arb had close to 20 in. bg saint had around 11 in. didnt see anyone or any tracks on little. dont know why, but it was vacant.

Edward Felcohands
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12/31/13 8:22 AM CST
the ice is on top of the water, right under the snow

Montiho
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12/31/13 8:16 AM CST
Ill be up here in a few weeks (18th) can anyone let me know how deep the ice is? Thanks!

JEFF VAN REMORTEL
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8/18/13 9:33 PM CST
There several resorts left on Big Arb... The two I have experience with are Ladwigs and Hess' though there are others. Ladwig's is a great stop and if your looking for a smaller single cabin feel, Hess' Lot-of-Pines is worth checking out for sure. My family stayed at Ladwigs this spring and the accommodations were great. Bill Hess is my old neighbor and his place is nice as well. Also, there are plenty of muskies in both of those lakes.


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8/18/13 8:17 PM CST
The days of the family resorts are dwindling. Many former resorts are sectioned off and sold as condos. The only lakes that really have an abundance of resorts are the larger lakes or chains of smaller lakes. If you are really interested in catching fish don't limit yourself to one lake on a vacation. That is the beauty of the North woods, so many lakes to explore and discover your own hot spots. You can reduce your learning curve by hiring a guide or at least doing a little research. The fishing the northwoods series of lake maps is an outstanding resource.

BTW Big Arbor Vitae doesn't have many resorts either. Your closest lake with good resorts is probably Big St. Germain.

Walleye Musky Man
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8/18/13 3:43 PM CST
Thanks for the info, seems like a good body of water. Maybe Walkers Walleye initiatives will get this baby back to what it used to be, lol. Will have to fish next time we are up and maybe stay for a week next summer. I am surprised there aren't more places to staton the lake then Blue Island as it does seem kind of run down. Possibly stay at a place on Big Arb or something close I am thinking. Not much development on the lake with so much is state owned so that makes sense that there isn't much in the way of rentals.

[This post was last edited on 8/18/13 at 3:46 PM]
iTan
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8/16/13 12:07 PM CST
aaaaaaand they were speared Lips Sealed

Kevin65
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8/16/13 10:36 AM CST
If the 'action sized' musky population has decreased on LAV, that means the 'trophy sized' musky population has increased on LAV. Cool

barryr
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8/16/13 8:33 AM CST
Walleye Musky Man, We've stayed at Blue Island Resort for our week-long summer vacation for many years now. It's a bit dated in some areas but is very nice and quiet - we like it a lot. It's at the back of a very shallow, muddy and weedy bay, so there's no swimming off the pier and fishing off it is limited mainly to gills, pumpkinseeds and small perch (and occasional dogfish and pike).

As far as the fishing... We spend most of our time chasing muskies and have had a very good week in some years, but it's been terrible for us the last three years. Some of that is due to the timing of our trips those years (mid-late summer) but it's also clear that the population of "action-sized" muskies in the 20-32" range has plummeted in LAV. Walleye numbers are also currently poor compared to the past. On the other hand, the LM and SM bass fishing has been very good the past few years.

As far the "summer with the family" stuff... Not sure how to put this gently, but one of the great things about fishing LAV is the *lack* of waterskiers and tubers. When there are people out doing that it's hard for them to stay away from the anglers and boaters who are trying to enjoy the eagles, loons, osprey and general peace and quiet that comes by not having skiers/tubers buzzing around.

Walleye Musky Man
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8/15/13 4:31 PM CST
Looking for a place to stay on Little Arbor Vitae? Can't seem to find any but would like to fish this body of water. Thinking about taking a vacation up next summer with the family and seems like it could be a great lake. Seems like good enough size to tube, ski with the family during the day and get some quality fishing in at night and in the morning.

GoPackGo12
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FISHING REPORT
5/21/13 11:43 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 56° - 60° F
Just got back fishing from Friday thru Monday up at my grandparents cottage and boy did I have a great time. Sad to say no walleye this time around but boy did we find the crappie. Average size 10"-13" and thick. Over my time there we caught around 30 crappie and a couple perch and bass. We ended up keeping around 10 crappie for a nice meal and thru the rest back to live another day and be caught by fellow fisherman another time. It seemed as though if you weren't casted right next to a tree you werent getting a bite. Water depth that worked best was 4-6 feet. And fished in temps from 56 degrees up to 60. Seemed like crappie minnows were the key for the most part but also medium walleye minnows worked great. Overall a great time on the lake and cant wait to get out. Also Muskee have definitely started to spawn. Had two pairs swim right under the boat. Quite a site! But good luck to all that go out on the lake!

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