Little Arbor Vitae, Vilas County

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Now through Thursday Mar 1
1/13/18 @ 8:49 AM
bvs
bvs
USER since 2/23/12

So Rob you are complaining about the number of fish taken by fishermen?  Is that your lake?  And I would argue you take out more fish then anyone, by guiding and taking people to the "hot spots".  Sounds like sour grapes to me.

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1/13/18 @ 8:02 AM
Rob Manthei
Rob Manthei
USER since 5/26/10

Precisely why I don't ice guide anymore....too easy for people to jump on the spot and open their mouths.  The lake is under a creel survey too....so is the official too blind to see that the same person or "persons" are taking limits of crappies and walleyes?  

Also reason number 1,457 that bag limits should be a little different in the winter.


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1/12/18 @ 3:42 PM
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basslake3d
basslake3d
USER since 12/15/15

MOON PHASE (16%)
Waning Crescent

I wonder how many days in a row these guys can keep going back to the same spot before the fish aren't there anymore?

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12/12/16 @ 10:40 PM
Trevin Martin
Trevin Martin
USER since 9/11/16

Any idea on how much ice is on this lake? 

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12/28/15 @ 10:27 AM
Musky Ben
Musky Ben
USER since 3/13/02
eat, sleep, fish:

Depends on what side of the lake your place is at... You could be fishing no prob in front of your house, you might not...

Musky Ben

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12/25/15 @ 8:57 PM
eat_slp_fish
eat_slp_fish
USER since 3/27/05
I know conditions change by the day but I'm wondering if little arb is frozen? I Have a place on the lake and plan on coming next week but wondering if I'm going to have to fish a different lake.

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9/18/15 @ 8:38 PM
bigpaul83
bigpaul83
USER since 4/28/13
Thanks for all the tips! Spent the majority of the day on the water, with no real luck once again. My father had hooked into something large in the deepest part of the lake, but lost it under the boat. I worked center bar for smallies, but nothing. Moved back and worked the south shore, and our friend got on some beautiful smallies. Still, I had nothing. Decided to work top water, and managed to salvage my week by boating a gorgeous 33 1/2" tiger musky. She was really fat too, took two of us to bring her in with the net. Put her back and had a 40+" musky follow up to the boat. It was worth all the effort to boat my first musky.

Thanks again for all the tips. What a beautiful lake! I'll be making a trip up here in spring when things aren't quite so slow.

Sorry for the bad photo. She was a fighter and I couldn't get her to calm down. Took a treble hook in the leg trying to get her out of the net.

Little Arbor Vitae, Vilas County Photo
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9/16/15 @ 2:13 PM
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barryr
barryr
USER since 6/20/01

MOON PHASE (10%)
Waxing Crescent
The northern population in LAV seems to fluctuate widely. About ten(?) years ago we caught close to 20 pike during our one week stay even though we weren't specifically targeting them. We also used to catch some tiger muskies around that time because of the pike and muskies interbreeding (if that's the correct word).

But in recent years we've caught between 0 and 2 pike per week and, not coincidentally, we haven't caught any tiger muskies. Now it's the SM bass population that's taken off in LAV.

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9/16/15 @ 2:02 PM
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gusgus
gusgus
USER since 6/24/09

MOON PHASE (10%)
Waxing Crescent
Barryr, You are right about the middle of West Bay. I have raised 50" + fish out there. Don't forget surface lures. I have caught several large fish on them. Never saw a northern in LAV but some large bass in the bay by the inlet. Wish I could get up there again. Gus-Gus

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9/16/15 @ 12:47 PM
BassinBill
BassinBill
USER since 5/9/02
I have fished this lake quite a bit, and would try the following: Mepps#5 in hot colors (orange/chartruse) and fast retrieve. Just cover tons of water. I have seen musky in nearly every area of this lake. Keep moving and you will encounter fish.

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