Lac Vieux Desert, Vilas County

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8/12/16 @ 8:19 AM
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lukeroffler
lukeroffler
USER since 8/22/14

MOON PHASE (68%)
Waxing Gibbous

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Sorry for the late report.

Visited LVD for the annual family get away last week and chased the muskies hard each morning. Total of 25 angler hours between two guys. My fishing partner had one low 40s nip at his bulldawg near the boat and that was the only nice fish we caught a glimpse of the whole week. I hooked up with an 18" musky and he actually landed a 7" musky. Picked up about a half dozen northern during the week, the longest being 26".

Talked to a couple of other fishermen who hit the lake hard every year and they've had a few nice muskies but their overall numbers are very low this year.

Good luck to everyone. See you next year.

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7/22/16 @ 10:41 AM
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sloshkosh
sloshkosh
USER since 3/30/04

MOON PHASE (91%)
Waning Gibbous

First time here. We stayed close to Thunder Bay on the South East corner of the lake.

Tons of panfish. You cant hardly anchor up on this lake in 6 to 10 feet of water and not catch some bluegills or perch. The size was poor at best. Worms caught the most fish, leeches caught the biggest and oddly we didnt do much on minnows.

Bluegill size was not as poor as the perch we found. 4 days of fishing and hundreds of perch caught we had a 9 1/4 and a 8 incher. Everything else was no where near that. 

We did not target walleyes at all since I can fish the bay anytime and it seemed like more work than it was worth.

We caught 1 smallie, 0 northern, tons of gils, perch, a few crappies and in some spots the rock bass were thick.

Nice lake, nice area.   Will most likely be back to give it another try.

Weeds, weeds and more weeds on this lake. Hard to find a clear spot besides the 30 foot hole on the south shore.

Edited on 7/22/16 10:43 AM
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6/12/16 @ 8:44 PM
Switch
Switch
USER since 1/23/02

Had been going to LVD for 15 years or more and haven't been up for the last 2. This used to be a great lake for Perch and enough Walleye action to make it worth targeting. Unfortunately overharvesting put a huge dent into the Perch fishery, fish are small and not the numbers of years past noticed a steady decline the past 10 years or so.

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6/12/16 @ 2:16 PM
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Shawanobuck
Shawanobuck
USER since 1/16/13

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

Every year I come to this lake and have noticed all the panfish are getting smaller and smaller, I wish people would let the fish grow. 8 inch crappies and perch need to be thrown back. I love this lake and hope it gets back to what it was when I started enjoying the fishing on this lake. 

Tight lines everyone

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6/9/16 @ 10:37 AM
Mr. Darboy
Mr. Darboy
USER since 6/12/06

Any updates on the mayfly hatch and if it has occurred yet or is occurring now?  Also, are the gills on the beds this week? 

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6/8/16 @ 10:39 AM
KCS
KCS
USER since 8/18/08

We were up there last week using leeches and minnows and caught some decent size panfish in the reeds in front of sunrise lodge in 6ft. of water and the 20ft drop off on the other side in 10 ft of water

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6/7/16 @ 9:52 AM
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grizz Lee
grizz Lee
USER since 6/6/16

MOON PHASE (9%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Raining

AIR TEMP
41° - 45° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F

fished 6/5-6/6 small size panfish. crappy weather, ruff water.

does anyone have suggestions for decent size panfish? we have a small 14' boat staying on west side till 6/10/2016.


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6/6/16 @ 1:54 AM
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slimster
slimster
USER since 2/1/02

MOON PHASE (4%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Sorry for the late report fished may 21st-26th. Caught 3 walleyes 24,20, and 19"er for the week. Very sad to see the lack of walleyes. Crappies were in shallows but the size has decreased significantly from years past. We had to lower are size limit to 8"ers. Overall caught 272 fish! It was alot of fun as you could only fish with one pole most of the time the panfish were biting that fast. The perch size has decreased too we only keep 8"ers in hopes some day the jumbo's come back! Leeches and small minnows were best bait. Sunfish,bluegills and crappies all loved the small minnows at least the bigger fish did.  

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5/27/16 @ 9:21 AM
FDLFisherman
FDLFisherman
USER since 4/18/09

Any updates on water temps?  Crappies spawning or already done?  See ya this weekend!


Edited on 5/27/16 9:22 AM
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5/19/16 @ 9:56 AM
Lammie
Lammie
USER since 12/28/02

As measured off the end of the dock in 5 fow, water temps are : Last week - 49*, Sunday - 51*, Tues. - 53*, and last night -57*. With the extended sunny days next 2-3 days and light winds, should put them on the beds. In the evenings, alot of non-spawners have been filtering in under the docks - looking for the warmer temps, and hitting the minnows/plastics.

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