Got out this Am and pushed thru about 20-30 ft of ice at the launch. Ice was all broken up due to the wind- so it wasn’t too bad. Kicked the motor on while still on the trailer and blew it all out to sea. Found lots of bait deep -50+ fow. Lots of big marks too. Only spent about 30 min on top of bait before the trolling motor took a shit. Headed back out a bit later.
Fence Lake , Vilas County
MOON PHASE (3%)
Some Guides might not like Fence. I am out there over 60 days a year and see 4 or 5 other guides on a regular basis. Good electronics, an anchoring trolling motor, and a lot of searching will help.
Thanks so much for the update.
We, a group of 8 - 10, really don' t do well fishing Walleyeye's on Fence even with the stocking efforts. Leaches, worms, minnows etc but just a few fish hear and there. I have heard "Guides" swear off Fence even though is should be a real producer for Walleye. Maybe too much catch & keep going on, I just can't say, that lake should have a bunch of them but doesn't give em up easy.
So a lot of our focus has been Smallies with C & R our primary objective. Smallie's put up the best battle pound for pound and it takes 7-8 years to get to 18" so its C & R for them tuggers.
Thanks again Pat
MOON PHASE (3%)
I'm not sure on the numbers stocked. No stockings on the Reservation will show up on the State DNR web site. This was a stocking done by the Lac du Flambeau Tribal DNR - just like their yearly Walleye stockings. Nice people over there, I'm sure if you gave them a call they would share all the info they have.
Fence was stocked with Browns in 2016 & 2017 in hopes to keep the Smelt numbers down. Gonna take a while for them to grow of course. The Whitefish on Fence are also big