Big Sand Lake, Vilas County

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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
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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
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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
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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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2/15/17 @ 6:23 PM
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littlefuss
littlefuss
USER since 7/4/01

MOON PHASE (78%)
Waning Gibbous

Any new ice or fishing reports 

Any roads plowed on the lake truck travel ok  any info would be great 

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1/18/17 @ 3:49 PM
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Hunt_Fish_Camp
Hunt_Fish_Camp
USER since 3/7/13

MOON PHASE (61%)
Waning Gibbous

Can anyone give me a update on ice depth, traveling conditions?  Heading back north and would like to know.  Can I get around with a ATV?  


Thanks

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1/4/17 @ 3:54 PM
Hunt_Fish_Camp
Hunt_Fish_Camp
USER since 3/7/13

Anyone have any info on the ice depth?

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2/17/16 @ 8:59 PM
Rods of Fury
Rods of Fury
USER since 3/15/12
Has the fishing been any good lately? I'm thinking about making my first trip to the lake this weekend and would like to get on some fish. Panfish, walleyed or northerners would be great. I'm not too picky. Any tips or areas to avoid would be very appreciated. Feel free to pm me. Thanks guys

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