Lac Vieux Desert, Vilas County

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2/22/17 @ 2:35 PM
Lammie
Lammie
USER since 12/28/02

Just pulled my shacks back out for a group that just got here and measured 13" base ice - that was 16" two days ago. The sun really ate the surface yesterday and the run off holes I mentioned a couple days ago are NOT getting any smaller. Will be interesting to see what happens if we get the snowstorm on Friday. Its raining at present - Wed. 2 PM. Ice cleats are  a necessity until we get the snow.  Lac Vieux Desert being a boundary water, game fish season always closes on March 1st.

Edited on 2/22/17 2:38 PM
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2/22/17 @ 2:27 PM
flagsalldayeveryday
flagsalldayeveryday
USER since 12/6/14
Ice reports?

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2/22/17 @ 1:42 PM
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Hodag1
Hodag1
USER since 6/27/09

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Waning Crescent

Checked the WI-MI boundary regs for LVD in the WI reg book and the MI reg book and I believe that they both indicate that Northern and Walleye fishing season closes on March 1, 2017.  Just hard to believe that Northerns and Walleyes would close on LVD before other lakes close on March 5 for WI anglers and March 15 for MI anglers.  Am I looking at the regs right?

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2/21/17 @ 8:13 PM
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Big Whiskey
Big Whiskey
USER since 12/18/14

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Waning Crescent

Thanks for the report from the Windrift Dave!!  Wish we could have stayed at your cabin again this year but you were completely booked months in advance - good for your business!!  If you can post again later in the week once the cold sets in it'd be much appreciated. Stay topside!  

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2/21/17 @ 10:09 AM
Packerhouse
Packerhouse
USER since 1/3/16
Last Friday I was on Bone lake, polk County.  The water ran into our holes constantly.   A large Ice castle left the same time as us and I noticed they had drilled 6 holes in a rectangle. Now with 4 more days of warm temps, and running water I could see where if a vehicle drove over that area they just might be in open water!  Good report. Thank you.

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2/21/17 @ 9:47 AM
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Lammie
Lammie
USER since 12/28/02

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Waning Crescent

The photos show how the rain opened a hole on my trail out front. Hard to tell from the pics but the hole is actually eaten away underneath and the crack that is running from the area could spell potential break through with heavy vehicles. Would recommend ATV/snowmobile travel now with the various weak spots. Till we get the predicted snow on Friday ice cleats are a must. Finding around 17" ice base with some 20" where the trail has been exposed. Atleast the northerns and pan fish are continuing to feed. This is the thinnest the ice has been for this time of year in my 16 years here. Climate change?

Edited on 2/21/17 9:50 AM
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2/20/17 @ 11:22 PM
road soldier
road soldier
USER since 2/10/17

Ice is good as of 2-19. trucks still on ice. I would not personally drive out anymore after today . There's a good foot of good ice under the top layer yet, but with the warm weather the ice is really taking a beating, and the forecast does not look good for maintaining good ice. atv would be best way to go. good conditions for foot travel as well.

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2/20/17 @ 10:27 PM
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Big Whiskey
Big Whiskey
USER since 12/18/14

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Waning Crescent

How's the ice holding up on the lake not too much activity on the posts any more on this lake. Coming up this Saturday - Monday hope the cold snap at end of this week is enough. Any areas to stay away from would be good to know going to fish the south shore out front of oak ridge resort and Indian bay. 

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2/16/17 @ 8:08 PM
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dleeegs
dleeegs
USER since 2/1/08

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Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
14 inches

AIR TEMP
26° - 30° F

Was out this morning . Caught ton of small gills and perch . Drove out . Good driving conditions . Went out west boat launch .

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2/16/17 @ 4:33 PM
perchingeyes
perchingeyes
USER since 2/8/15

Hey all, wondering the snow/slush conditions on the lake. I'd travel limited to 4 wheelers and sleds or are trucks able to get around. Will be in the area this weekend and was hoping to get out with some friends Saturday.  Thanks in advance. Tight lines 

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