Mid August and the OP never got around to getting back to us about is trip. He won't: His "joined" date and the original post for this thread are the same. It's unlikely we'll ever hear from him again.
It's why I seldom post reports any more....It's too bad. I LIKE to be helpfull....I posted on this thread. Several paragraphs,maybe 20 minutes to write it. After additional thought I deleted my post. I''m glad I did.
Fishing reports also bring PMs from people who's handles I don't recognize. I still tend to try to help those if they sound sincere but often I never hear back from them with even a simple "thank-you"...."Thanks in advance". I'm beginning to think that means no matter how long I spend typing what I know,I'll never hear from them again.
I've also learned not to say what kind of boat I have...."Stop by and say 'Hi' if you see me"....They don't,but on more than one occasion I've acquired a shadow out on the lake after ID-ing myself when helping a stranger via LL PM.
I used to enjoy posting a report of my vacation to Lake X in Vilas. I do better than most on that lake because I spend precious vacation time scouting,not fishing. I also fish walleyes primarily at night. Many vacationers are either a) afraid to do much boating at night,or b) unwilling to give up 'drinking at the campfire' time.
There's LOTS of good lakes in Vilas. Pick a lake with a good repuutation. Spent some time scouting. Try shallow,deep and in between. Weeds,rock,sand...try fishing during low light or NO light - even if that means getting up early or staying out late....and if you asked for help on an open forum,at least give some kind of report when you get back.
[This post was last edited on 8/19/12 at 8:47 AM]