Cisco Chain, Vilas County

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5/17/16 @ 8:05 AM
Pael
Pael
USER since 5/16/11
Anyone out there know what the water temps are now, in general, on the chain?

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5/5/16 @ 7:08 PM
tomsocal2000
tomsocal2000
USER since 9/21/09

It is not surprising that Wilderness went bust.  They were not dependable.  I am sorry to hear it, but resort customer service is #1 and they did not always have it.  I had to wake him up to get bait.


So Bents is the only option that I know of.  They were open 7 to 7.  I am going to be there on 5/14 and we make it a priority to get over there by closing to pick up bait.

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4/25/16 @ 10:45 AM
Pael
Pael
USER since 5/16/11
Thanks Palmer. We stay on Thousand Island so Bent's is definitely not the most convenient for us. If Wilderness isn't open while we're there this year we'll definitely have to plan ahead. Hopefully they'll have the bait shop open in time.

As far as conditions go - I did read recently that the ice is out on Thousand Island at least so things should start progressing.

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4/21/16 @ 3:02 PM
PalmerTenderfoot
PalmerTenderfoot
USER since 3/7/16
"the only other place I know of anywhere on the chain that has bait is Bent's. Is that right?"

As far as I know, yes. Bent's is it. I get bait from Bent's at least 12x a year and have to say it's not bad.

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4/21/16 @ 2:06 PM
Pael
Pael
USER since 5/16/11
Thanks for the update brookie, that's good news. They are the only place with bait on the northern side of the chain aren't they? For that matter, the only other place I know of anywhere on the chain that has bait is Bent's. Is that right?

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4/17/16 @ 7:23 AM
JEJ
JEJ
USER since 3/25/06
That's good news Brookie! Hope it works out!

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4/16/16 @ 8:36 PM
brookie1957
brookie1957
MEMBER since 5/25/07
Wilderness Bay should be opening back up. A great couple is purchasing it from the bank. The store will be open and they are planning on having bait too. They may not be open by opening day but I sure the McGuffins will work hard to do what they can to get it back operating.

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4/16/16 @ 6:49 PM
JEJ
JEJ
USER since 3/25/06
Re: Wilderness Bay Resort on Thousand Island Lake. Recently learned that Wilderness Bay went out of business this past fall and has not reopened. Darn shame, as this was a nice place and ideal "fishing" resort with nice cabins and the store right there.

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4/10/16 @ 7:40 PM
Toulouse
Toulouse
USER since 10/18/14
Will be staying on Mamie lake late May, just seeing what the word is on the fishing, will be targeting northerns, bass, walleye, panfish, and Muskie, any advice on any of those species in late May would be great, feel free to pm me

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3/17/16 @ 7:56 AM
Pael
Pael
USER since 5/16/11
The bait shop was open last June when we went by. I seem to remember hearing at that time that someone else had taken over the resort. I can't say for sure. If they're not answering they may have closed for the winter and haven't opened for the spring yet.

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3/1/16 @ 11:16 AM
JEJ
JEJ
USER since 3/25/06
I've been trying to contact Wilderness Bay Resort for the past 3 weeks to make a reservation for this coming fall. I've had no luck emailing, and have found both phone numbers listed on their website to be out of service or disconnected. We enjoyed our stay there a few years ago. Has something happened to the resort? Are they still open?

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12/23/15 @ 9:10 PM
Fishin Medic
Fishin Medic
USER since 8/10/01
Any safe ice on the Wisconsin side of the chain??

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9/30/15 @ 8:11 PM
Gonefishing15
Gonefishing15
USER since 12/17/07
I'm planning on going up next weekend with a bunch of guys and wondering how the fishing has been. We will be mostly hanging around Bent's camp and fishing Mamie for Walleye and Musky. How has the fishing been? Any pointers would be much appreciated

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9/30/15 @ 3:12 PM
(o)to(o)
(o)to(o)
MEMBER since 1/5/12
I will be fishing the chain this weekend. Would like to target Walleye. Any suggestions on fishing Thousand Island Lake. Thanks

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9/23/15 @ 6:51 PM
FISHING REPORT
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MEMBER since 1/26/04

MOON PHASE (74%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F
Sorry for the late report. Fished the week of 9/12-9/19 out of Bent's camp. Smallmouth were good early on off of rocky points on jig and twister tails. Musky were active from Sunday thru Thursday mainly on bucktails. The wind for those 4 days was unbelievable with steady 20 to 30 mph and occasional higher gust. Drifts were quick to say the least. Best of the Skis was a 43 inch tiger musky. All in all it was a good trip and thanks for the guys that posted before we went up it helped a lot! E

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