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beebes
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2/4/16 8:24 PM CST
How is travel on the lake after the snow? Did anyone plow out to Indian Bay Area. Are we gonna be able to travel with 4wd trucks or atv? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

WisconsinFisher1
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2/3/16 12:25 PM CST
Ice Depth: 12"
Fished 1/30/2016: Drove out from Dam to Indian Bay with my buddy's truck (plenty of trucks and ice to drive), met up with some friends in the bay. Fished in 11-15 FOW for crappies with tip downs baited with rosies. Did quite a bit of jigging with a teardrop jig tipped with waxies but no takers, just lookers. Fished from 10am to 5pm and had the best crappie bite around noon. As a group of 5 we ended up with 11 keeper crappies>10 inches, and snagged 2 legal eyes. The eyes came on the tip downs, and were 17" and 19 7/8".

beebes
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1/31/16 1:24 PM CST
Fished the flowage yesterday afternoon. Used fatheads,shiners and sucker minnows. Caught one legal on a fathead under a tip-up. Nothing jigging. Fished shallow gravel points and humps. 5-8fow. Pretty slow day??. Trucks coming in from the dam. Saw a few crappie caught in the deeper water adjacent to us

HUBB
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1/28/16 1:51 PM CST
Ice Depth: 10" Conditions: Snowing
Fished the Willow on Wednesday... Windy! Three of us took snowmobile & atv up to area near Coyote Island, and fished just off channel in 14'. Caught a few crappies/gills jigging along with northerns on tipups. Hard to do both with flags getting snowed in quick cuz of the wind/snow. Saw at least a half dozen vehicles on the ice throughout the flowage. We had around 8"-10" of ice where we fished, and saw a fresh truck track that went past Stormy Point heading toward Cedar campground. (Ballsy)... Slush bad in a few spots, but no issues with sled or 4 Wheeler.

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giveemline
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1/17/16 3:49 PM CST
Ice Depth: 6" Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 0° - 5° F
Fished the Willow all day the 16th. Indian Bay area. Caught about a dozen decent size crappies and one nice walleye. Not much for fishermen out today. LOTS of slush! Be safe!

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1/12/16 2:38 PM CST
Walleyewhisper - It's a good lake for crappie, but as with any big body of water, locating them is the challenge. And it is indeed a challenge on the Willow during the winter months.

Willownut
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1/12/16 11:14 AM CST
Has the DNR ever setup the website for the willow?

walleyewhisper2001
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1/11/16 5:14 PM CST
Is the Willow any good for crappies I have a cottage in Eagle River and might fish it soon. If it is good can anyone please tell me some tips. Thanks in advance

Musky_36
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1/11/16 4:19 PM CST
Just a quick question ..looking to come up and fish...wondering if there is safe travel with atv from West side...towards willow haven

Thanks in advance

buckneged
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12/30/15 2:26 PM CST
Ice Depth: 5" Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 21° - 25° F
Starting to get a little more mobile out here. A hand full of shacks off from the willow haven launch with atv to and from those shacks. I have managed atv travel along shores, then checking ice as I go out to deeper waters. There are still some wet spots out near the channel. We did get about 4-6" of snow this week which has the ice covered. Fishing has been slow for us. Mainly undersized walleyes but still fun to be out enjoying the quiet.

Be safe, check the ice as you go.

Willow haven fishing tourney is January 30.

icehunter13
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12/25/15 7:05 PM CST
Anybody know how the ice is up there thinking about driving up tomorrow for first ice fishing of the year

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12/25/15 11:00 AM CST
Merry Christmas nimrods!

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12/21/15 7:34 AM CST
Ice'd over again Friday night. 2.5-3" near sand landing on Sunday. Managed to get a few on the ice Sunday.

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11/28/15 8:30 AM CST
Main lake froze overnight. Hoping for light winds and cold nights prior to snow.

scalemn
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11/18/15 11:49 AM CST
Been fishing crappies for the last 3 weeks, most recently on Sunday. Should have fished all day rather than watch the Packers. It's been very good in Indian Bay on jigs and minnows. Jig color made a big difference depending on sunlight/ cloud cover. As of Sunday water temp was 42 degrees with water level at 7 feet from full. The dam was open for the last few months in order for repairs to be made,which it appears to be done.it was closed last week, now opened again. Good luck to all hunters and fisherman. Scaleman

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