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5/4/18 @ 5:12 PM
Muskieslayer1983
Muskieslayer1983
USER since 6/9/15

Hopefully ice will be out by Sunday. These pictures were taken on 5-3-18. It's going fast. Good luck to everyone fishing this year. Pictures are from the North side of the lake.

Edited on 5/4/18 5:13 PM
Big Sand Lake, Vilas County Photo
Big Sand Lake, Vilas County Photo
Big Sand Lake, Vilas County Photo
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2/20/18 @ 6:25 PM
Pedmo
Pedmo
USER since 1/19/10

Last weekend the snow was too deep for me in Chevy Avalanche 4x4 to trust getting off a previous used two track. With the coolldd temps and wind, we decided to go to N. Twin to set up on leeward side of truck, instead of getting stuck attempting to get to "our spot" on BSL. Had several snowmobiles blow through our tipups (smashed 1) with hundreds of yards of clear ice all around us. WTF - Dick heads!!!!

Not sure if snow settled this week on BSL, hopefully you can get out.

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2/20/18 @ 2:46 PM
Hunt_Fish_Camp
Hunt_Fish_Camp
USER since 3/7/13

Heading up next weekend, just wondering on the conditions?  


Thanks

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1/17/18 @ 12:51 PM
phishguts
phishguts
USER since 2/14/08
Does anyone have any information on ice depth and travel conditions on the lake?  Thanks!

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8/29/17 @ 11:43 PM
n.pike
n.pike
USER since 4/2/02

Prayers go out to family and friends of the missing boater.  


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8/1/17 @ 3:05 PM
FISHING REPORT
Juice 25
Juice 25
USER since 8/2/08

MOON PHASE (69%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Was up from Thursday until Monday. Hot, sunny and very little breeze most of the time.  No change in weather pattern, blue bird skys and no chop made fishing for Musky difficult in this clear lake. 

We did cast at least an hour and a half before and after moonrise, moonset, sunrise and sunset  Had three followers the entire time.  Only one of the three had any size to it, I would guess mid 40's but all she did was follow it, look at it and swim away during the figure 8. That one was 20 min after moon rise when the sun went behind the clouds.  All followers came on bucktails.  However we did trow everything but the kitchen sink.  Top water, swim baits, stick baits,jerk baits, glide baits plastics...everything.  Caught very few and saw very few northerns while casting,  biggest was 22 in. most were 10-12 in. snakes.

Jigging center bar with a minnow, 12-15 FOW we caught large gills and  very nice perch all CPR.  

LMB caught while casting for Musky on bucktails and top water.  

Our group caught well over 100 LMB working docks, bull rushes and lillies.  All caught with Yum Dingers, color didnt matter the biggest ones were 18 and 19 in. 


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5/19/17 @ 7:51 AM
FISHING REPORT
1MUSKYHEAD
1MUSKYHEAD
USER since 7/23/08

MOON PHASE (43%)
Waning Crescent

Fished Wednesday 17th, found a few Crappies and LMB. Just an FYI, the launch pier was NOT in yet!!

Edited on 5/19/17 8:01 AM
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5/14/17 @ 4:53 AM
Muskieslayer1983
Muskieslayer1983
USER since 6/9/15
It's a great fishing lake. Milfoil is way down, but starting to come back in spots. Getting into long lake depends on the water depth and what size boat you are trying to get through the channel with. You get around all over the lake without any issue. The back bay is pretty shallow though. If you have any more questions, let me know.

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3/16/17 @ 9:30 AM
fishon8
fishon8
USER since 3/24/06

Hi.  Looking at possibly purchasing a cabin on Big Sand.  Unfortunately, have never fished it but read good reports.    Can anyone provide info on the state of the Eurasian Milfoil?  Is the south end boatable, or are weeds too thick?    Can you access Long Lake through the channel at all times or does water levels come into play?

Appreciate any input. Thanks.


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2/17/17 @ 5:26 PM
FISHING REPORT
littlefuss
littlefuss
USER since 7/4/01

MOON PHASE (60%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
16 inches

AIR TEMP
41° - 45° F

What a day out on the lake northern action perch 10' of water straight out from the landing about 200 yards 

White pink chartreuse  were the hot colors 

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