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Pael
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10/7/13 4:56 PM CST
Musquatch how did your trip go?

Everyone else - how are things looking for the musky and walleye bite? According to the WDNR outdoor reports it sounds like they're starting to get pretty active.

Musky Ben
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10/5/13 10:10 AM CST
Mark:

You are looking at the low 60's in all likelihood... It may get lower, but not by a lot as they are still callling for moderate air temps in to next week yet.

Musky Ben

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10/3/13 12:52 PM CST
Anyone know the water temp?

Cisco Red
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9/2/13 12:24 PM CST
Drive from wilderness to bents--10 minutes. Watch out for deer.

Walleye in the woods with minnows and a weedless jig.

No real channel issues. Sand cut between west bay and Morley--just go slow and trim up your motor.

Don't drive too close to any point or island or you will hit a rock--pretty normal caution.

There is a very very good under water topo map of the chain that costs abt $9 and it is sold in the area. The tackle box in LOL will have it. Bents bait shop and wilderness might but wouldn't count on it. If you are going to the chain the first time getting that map is a MUST. Crazy not to get it if you are unfamiliar with the chain.

The tackle box also often has suckers for sale. Great bait for Fall Muskie on the chain.

Vacationland is great place to stay. Owners are the tops. Have stayed there 8 or 9 times.

Try fishing the humps in big lake.

Never caught a northern while Muskie fishing. While bass fishing, yes, though.

Another great place to eat is the bear trap inn on city B on the way to LOL. Loose Moose is also worth the trip--on Hwy 45 south of LOL. Black oak inn is a decent bar to eat at and watch a game, also on Cty B.

Hope this helps you..

I will be there the same weekend. Two guys In a black MirroCraft Dual Impact with 125 Merc. If ou see me wave a hat and if I see it I'll stop and say hello.

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8/27/13 7:02 PM CST
Musquatch- As for Wilderness Bay we've never stayed there, but we do buy their bait. The place went under new management and has really turned around. My wife and I spent our honeymoon at Vacationland Resort last fall and we were very impressed with our stay. The owners are quality people. We are actually going back there in six weeks for our anniversary. As for guides, you couldn't find a finer guide than Bruce Becker. He's very personable and put us on great fish. He has a wealth of knowledge of the system and even helped us produce quality fishing for the rest of our stay. The breakfast at the country store was good and Bent's camp has a great fish fry.

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8/24/13 1:09 PM CST
Musqatch...Sorry, I can't really comment on the resorts here in the Northwoods, but as far as fishing the Chain the recent weather changes have made fishing a bit more "challenging". It seemed that Summer ended & Fall started with the water cooling, but last week & this coming week we're back into Summer again. Surface temps went from mid 70's to mid 60's and now back into the 70's again. The period you're looking at should be in the Fall pattern with the fish starting to feed for Winter. I know you mentioned Muskie, Walleye, & Northerns, but the Bass have been pretty active this year. Good sizes & sometimes plentiful. I've had good luck on Big Lake. As far as guides, you couldn't ask for any better than Bruce Becker. And check out the Forest Lake Country Store's new kitchen and menu offerings. I hope you & your Father enjoy the trip.

Musquatch
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8/24/13 10:05 AM CST
hello everyone! first time posting here. I am planning a week long trip September 27 - October 4 (2014) to the chain. I will be bringing my father up who has never been to the northwoods of Wisconsin/west UP and would like him to experience it at least once. I have some questions and greatly appreciate any feedback.

I am looking at Wilderness Bay Resort on Thousand Island, anyone familiar with this resort?

We will mainly be targeting muskies (casting) but to give my dad a break we may try the walleye bite every now and then. How is the muskie and walleye fishing generally in the early to mid fall period on this watershed?

Are we likely to run into some quality northern pike (30"+) while muskie fishing?

Is there any channel/spots between the lakes or otherwise that are trickier to navigate than others?

I may hire Bruce Becker for a day if funds allow at the time. Any other guides I should look into?

We will mainly be doing our own cooking but would like to take my dad to Bent's for dinner and maybe to Forest Lake Country Store for breakfast. Any other supper clubs in the area worth going to? ( I have heard Hillside on LVD is good?).

How long of a drive is it (by road) from Wilderness Bay to Bent's Camp?

I know, that's a lot of questions and again any help is appreciated....Thank you! Jay

[This post was last edited on 8/24/13 at 10:12 AM]
Cisco Red
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8/11/13 10:38 AM CST
I have not stayed at jays, but Vacationland would be worth considering. I have stayed there several years. Great people. Accommodations from a little rustic to as nice of cabin as you will find for rent on the chain.

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8/8/13 4:47 PM CST
Looking to possibly stay with family at Jays Resort on Thousand Island Lake. Anyone have any input/reviews? Feel free to message me.

Thanks Rob

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6/11/13 11:41 PM CST
I will be on the Cisco chain this coming weekend. Coming up from Arizona with my family. Can anybody give me a report or a few tips as to what works where up there? Any info would be much appreciated. Robcarlisi@yahoo.com Thanks a lot!!!!

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6/7/13 10:14 AM CST
PM sent, good luck up there!

Haji
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6/7/13 9:33 AM CST
its on

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6/7/13 9:27 AM CST
Turn your PM on and I'll give you my two cents worth....

Haji
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6/7/13 9:24 AM CST
I am heading to the cisco chain on Saturday 6/8. I know the chain pretty well and can catch fish there in almost any condition. A little scouting report ahead of time doesn't hurt any though. Any info would be helpful. Such as how far behind are the lakes?

waltereye sr.
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6/1/13 10:43 AM CST
Lean Dean is spot on.

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