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3/25/15 3:32 PM CST
Anyone been fishing recently? Just wondering if there would be fishable ice this fri? Would be walking only.

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3/24/15 8:07 AM CST
Good website to be able to see the ice on Long.

http://www.lincolnwoodresort.com/home/about-lincolnwood-resort/dock-web-cam/

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3/18/15 9:34 PM CST
still got 14 inches of ice of ice in hayward area, only the top third is honey combed. got to think long still has ice.

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3/18/15 7:36 PM CST
Still looking for the date Long Lake froze over this year and what the ice depth is currently. Last depth posted 24" on Jan 23?

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3/17/15 7:08 PM CST
How they biting at narrows or gruenhagens bay? How safe is the ice?

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3/16/15 9:59 AM CST
Want to make one more trek north for safe ice as down here it is very sketchy. How is access on Long at this time? Would be up next Monday.

Chico

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FISHING REPORT
2/23/15 12:29 PM CST
Ice Depth: 24" Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 11° - 15° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Myself and 6 friends fished this lake for the first time Friday and Saturday, with a few tips on places to fish from other friends and a resort owner (where we stayed). We got skunked on northern and walleye, but caught enough panfish to keep our interest and have a fish fry on Saturday night. We caught most panfish in 15 to 20 FOW on the north portion of the lake north of the narrows. We had to sort through alot of little fish, but ended up with 4 crappies between 11 and 12 inches. A rock bass and perch were caught on tip-ups targeting walleys. We tried deeper water, but couldn't find any schools of just crappies. If you fish it again I think you can just look for others fishing and give it a try, then adjust accordingly. We relied alot on topographic maps of the lake and tips on spots from others.

One thing to note is that we saw a chevy colorado drive through the 'narrows'. I was told that this is a definite no-no and wouldn't recommend it, but it goes to show how thick the ice is right now. We were able to drive across the rest of the lake with only snow drifts to really deal with on the lower end. Good luck.

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2/20/15 8:11 AM CST
Does anyone remember what date the lake froze over this year and has anyone measured the ice depth since Jan 23?

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2/12/15 2:33 PM CST
First time fishing this lake will be this weekend looking for any tips, areas, depths, spots to try, or tactics to try for panfish and walleye. PM me if need be.

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2/12/15 11:51 AM CST
Any recent reports from Long Lake? Hoping to go out there this weekend with my wife and 2 kids. Just looking for some general ideas on where to go on the lake.

Thanks in advance!

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1/26/15 11:14 AM CST
TeamGreen, well, if you are such an expert, you would be the last I would expect to complain about lack of fishing reports.

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1/26/15 7:47 AM CST
still wondering if anyone would be willing to help a couple ROOKIES to the lake out with some information on panfish?? Anyone that might be willing to help please pm me.... thank you in advance..our trip is next weekend.....

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1/24/15 7:47 AM CST
I just have to weigh in on the Walleye/Bass problems in a lake. We have a place on a lake by Phillips. At first you rarely caught a bass, and since the lake had good natural reproduction on walleye, you were able to catch allot of them. This was a class A musky lake also, and you had a pretty far chance at a decent one every time you went out. A few years ago, the DNR decided to screw with the lake, and the muskey started disappearing at a noticeable rate. Within 2 years, we had a explosion of Large Mouth Bass. Now, as of last year according to DNR studies, we have lost a large part of recent year classes of walleye, and the Bass were the number one culprit. Bass lakes are a dime a dozen in WI. The lakes that have good walleye habitat and or natural reproduction need to be protected. If that means very liberal limits on Bass to control them, they should do it at every one of these lakes. They are a big problem on walleye recruitment.

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1/23/15 3:12 PM CST
J C , Just to set the record straight, I have fished Long for over 45 years. I was a licensed guide in Wisconsin and spent many many days on Long catching quality Walleyes for my clients and myself. When ever I had free time I was out there myself or with a friend. I know the lake very very well you can rest assured of that. I even guided some celebrities over the years including one for the governors open. I don't need to come on here and ask "where to fish the lake". We kept very few of the fish we caught. I have always stressed it was better to put back most Walleyes and for food we would take a few nice bluegills and have a meal. I did have some clients keep some trophy's for the wall, but that was their right to do so. I myself have put back most all I caught including numerous ones over 10#. I agree the lake has changed over the years, and I really can't tell you why, but it sounds like a lot of people on here have their ideas. So here is another post by me and it is NOT a fishing report. All I was trying to say in my other post is that it is so nice for someone to be able to get on the site and find the lake they are looking for and see some sort of report on recent action on that lake. No one is asking for secrete spots and if you have one and want to share it P.M the other guy and lay it out. Just my two cents and wanted you to know I don't need your hot fishing spots or how to fish.

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1/23/15 2:04 PM CST
DBuchman - thanks for the information. I'll keep an eye out for you.

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