Cisco Chain, Vilas County

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1/7/18 @ 8:13 PM
FISHING REPORT
West Bay Wildcat
West Bay Wildcat
USER since 12/16/17

MOON PHASE (62%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
11 inches

AIR TEMP
11° - 15° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

Another slow weekend of fishing west bay. Next time up, I’m planning on jumping to the Michigan side of the chain. Got between 10-12” of ice everywhere on west bay with 3-6” of snow cover. Travel by ATV is easy, my fishing tip is to target the deepest weed beds you can find. Back up in a couple of weeks...sure made a difference when the winds shifted out of the SW, seeemed like it blew the arctic stuff out of here. Nice day on the lake anyway...

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1/2/18 @ 11:17 AM
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USAbrams1991
USAbrams1991
USER since 2/13/17

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
12 inches

AIR TEMP
Below 0° F

Fished Big Lake from Dec 26th to Dec 30th. First two days were basically in the weeds in Palmer Bay. 2 flags was it. Ice was 5-6" then. Wed the 27th we moved out into deeper water and started picking up fish. Ended up with 6 walleyes, 5 legals and 12-13" of ice by Sat night. Friday was an off day, we fished Gogebic.

My buddy owns a cabin over by Bent's and rode 3x across the Chain. Said slush was the worst on Maimie, but it's been freezing over fairly well.

While I tend to use both opening for access to West bay, I prefer the north opening for the reasons mentioned below. There's a fair amount of current that tends to thin up the ice.

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12/31/17 @ 8:26 PM
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West Bay Wildcat
West Bay Wildcat
USER since 12/16/17

MOON PHASE (97%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
9 inches

AIR TEMP
Below 0° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

Tough couple of days on West Bay. Haven’t found fish and the Arctic air mass makes it hard to even want to venture out. Plenty of snowmobiles up here this weekend and a lot of them running on the chain. Just a word of caution if moving between Big lake and West Bay, I would use the sand cut at the NW end of West Bay as the larger channel on the south end does have current running through. Not a huge problem when temps have struggled to get above 0 for a week or more, but sunlight and warmer temps could change that ice situation specifically right there. Hoping this arctic air moves back to Canada soon...

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12/16/17 @ 5:00 PM
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West Bay Wildcat
West Bay Wildcat
USER since 12/16/17

MOON PHASE (2%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

ICE DEPTH
8 inches

Got out today’s for a little bit, 8” of ice is the norm on West Bay. No fish today, but definitely now at the point where we can ice fish the chain.

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10/30/17 @ 6:35 AM
USAbrams1991
USAbrams1991
USER since 2/13/17

Planning to head up next weekend and wondering how the fishing has been. This is much later in the season then we usually come up unless were icefishing.  We will be targeting walleyes and Muskies. Any input will be much appreciated.

Look for water temps in the upper 30's, maybe 40. Suckers worked for us this past weekend over on Palmer. We stopped in by Bent's to get suckers on Friday morning, place was closed tight at 11am. So plan on hitting either Boulder or Land O for meat. Mediums at Northern Highlands Sports in BJ were 7.50, which isn't too bad really.

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10/27/17 @ 5:48 AM
fishless123
fishless123
USER since 9/5/14

get there early, maybe you`ll get to fish one spot first

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10/26/17 @ 7:03 PM
Gonefishing15
Gonefishing15
USER since 12/17/07

 Planning to head up next weekend and wondering how the fishing has been. This is much later in the season then we usually come up unless were icefishing.  We will be targeting walleyes and Muskies. Any input will be much appreciated


thank you, gonefishing

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10/16/17 @ 8:18 AM
Chiltonhead
Chiltonhead
USER since 6/27/11

Docks getting pulled this week on all area lakes....

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10/2/17 @ 2:52 PM
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Batman1
Batman1
USER since 1/23/09

MOON PHASE (89%)
Waxing Gibbous

We are near a landing on a 100 acre Vilas Co. lake that averages 6 boats per day. Most are musky fishermen that make 2 laps around the lake and cast the shore. They will trailer their boat and leave only to be replaced by another boat within an hour. The handful of muskies in this lake have seen more lures than the sports show has to offer. Nobody ever gets anything here either...

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10/2/17 @ 2:38 PM
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fishless123
fishless123
USER since 9/5/14

MOON PHASE (89%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

I fished walleye this last weekend and yes... a ton of boats... little action.. got  few on the wooded shorelines, a couple on deeper rocks...used night crawler, fatheads and plastics...overall not a productive outing....This body of water is getting pounded more and more every year. Seems to be alot of boaters with very little respect for fellow anglers as well. But its getting this way all over Vilas county. Ive lost track of the times someone pulls right up within a cast length to fish the same down tree, or weed spot... make  3-4 casts and then roar out of there to hoard in on another angler.... it sure isnt what it use to be!  SAD!

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