Lac Vieux Desert, Vilas County

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TODAY @ 8:05 AM
crappieman98
crappieman98
USER since 4/27/15

I am heading up to Lac Vieux Desert for the first time this week and was wondering if anyone had any tips or advice on where to fish the lake? Thanks for the advice

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1/23/17 @ 8:29 PM
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backstrap
backstrap
USER since 2/7/03

MOON PHASE (17%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Raining

ICE DEPTH
13 inches

AIR TEMP
36° - 40° F

We found 13 inches along west shore.  I saw a few full size vehicles out but most did not stray too far off the packed snowmobile trail or where others had driven.  I did see a couple ATVs struggling in some slush spots.  The slush was not everywhere but when you found it, to me it seemed deep.  On snowmobile we were able to get around fine.  That seemed the best mode of travel but admittedly there were others using vehicles and quads out and about -  and I didn't seen anyone stuck too long.  But my luck if I would have taken a truck out, I would still be shoveling, ha.  Lots of snow melted down over the weekend so that may help in some spots if it gets colder soon.  We caught pike most all day, coming in streaks of 2 or 3 fish. Not much for size but that's not why I was here, rather to get kids having fun chasing flags, which we definitely did. 

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1/21/17 @ 1:51 PM
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Lammie
Lammie
USER since 12/28/02

MOON PHASE (33%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Raining

ICE DEPTH
14 inches

AIR TEMP
36° - 40° F

Here on the north shore, I found between 14" to 17" , and with the current rain the snow cover is dwindling and ofcourse creating a very slushy surface. Northerns and panfish are keeping the fishermen busy.

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1/16/17 @ 5:50 PM
backstrap
backstrap
USER since 2/7/03

Hoping for a little update on ice conditions as someone who has observed or been out recently.  Will be coming up later this week and yes I know there are warm temps on the way.  Bringing wife and some kids - we are renting a local cabin.  Is slush too bad or is truck travel ok off west side or other landings?  I can borrow a snowmobile if necessary, but I would just like to know if truck is a for sure no-go due to snow depth or slush.  Truck would be my preferred but if its not possible we can modify the plans.  Not looking for anyone's spot - I know where I want to start trying. Just interested in getting kids catching with some boards. 

Sorry for this non-report.  I will post conditions and fish report upon our return.

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1/6/17 @ 8:48 AM
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Lammie
Lammie
USER since 12/28/02

MOON PHASE (61%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
9 inches

AIR TEMP
Below 0° F

As of Thursday, here on north shore I m finding 9-10" ice, with 7 being good base ice and the top 2-3" refrozen slush. Snowmobiles have been running around all over the lake for the last 2 weeks, and ATV travel has been good but as always be aware of slush areas even though the sub-zeroes have firmed up most areas. Snow cover is presently 2-3" on the surface so hopefully the cold(-15* Fri. AM) will penetrate and make a better base before more snow arrives.

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1/5/17 @ 11:57 AM
MPOPP
MPOPP
USER since 3/28/11

Advice please.  I have sled and quad.  Coming up from Milwaukee for few days with work group.  Which is better based on lake conditions.  I know the slush gets bad fast.


Thanks,

Popp

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12/28/16 @ 5:27 PM
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FDLFisherman
FDLFisherman
USER since 4/18/09

MOON PHASE (0%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

ICE DEPTH
7 inches

Made a quick trip to LVD.  Fishing was very slow.   Extremely windy on Monday and very cold on Tuesday, ended with five small northerns, no walleye. Ice conditions were good 6 to 7 inches mostly everywhere. Some slush pockets but they should have froze over after Tuesday. Hopefully it picks up this winter ??

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12/23/16 @ 3:02 PM
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Lammie
Lammie
USER since 12/28/02

MOON PHASE (26%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Snowing

ICE DEPTH
7 inches

AIR TEMP
21° - 25° F

Just got back after an early X-mas with the kids/grandkids. Here on the north shore, last Sat. the 17th, punched a few holes and found 5" base ice.  Went out today, the 23rd and found 6 1/2 - 7 " with a few slush areas starting to show up under some 4 inches crusty snow cover. One guest caught a 34" northern yesterday 8 fow.

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12/22/16 @ 5:56 PM
Tyrone Larson
Tyrone Larson
MEMBER since 1/30/11

Any Ice Reports from LVD?

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12/10/16 @ 3:33 PM
Lammie
Lammie
USER since 12/28/02

The lake froze over entirely later on Wed. Dec. 7th. There is now 3 1/2 inches out front and a group is here enjoying some nice northern action. I hope that the predicted snow will stay south so the sub-zeroes next week will make for a thicker base.

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