High Lake, Vilas County

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8/13/18 @ 2:44 PM
Madtown103
Madtown103
USER since 8/12/18

Spending the week here with family fishing. We've never been to high lake before. Mainly looking for walleye and crappie, but will be looking for some musky too. Any information would be helpful

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7/6/18 @ 7:29 PM
Billamcustom
Billamcustom
USER since 8/11/13

Splashman-Cool video!  Nice handling on light tackle.  Yes, it was unbelievable the number of people here this week of the fourth. Went for dinner last night, NO ONE in Boulder, Sayner or St. Germain could seat us. Ended up in Eagle River where we found a place that could with an hour wait. High is a beautiful lake, the number of bald eagles here is amazing.  Good luck next year. 

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7/6/18 @ 9:18 AM
splashman
splashman
USER since 6/26/01

Congrats on the nice catch. Hard to picture skiers on High/Fishtrap. Going up regularly early June for years, I never see the summer activity there.


Here's a video of a musky that took a crappie from one of the guys on an ultralight. Unfortunately, it didn't make it to the boat for a photo, but did take 1 nice jump. Three others took crappies during the week with 1 nice tiger being photographed and released.


https://youtu.be/wMXFhI4Nd6I



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7/5/18 @ 8:01 AM
Billamcustom
Billamcustom
USER since 8/11/13

39 incher caught on the 4th of July in between the water skiers.  16 fow.  Carefully released to be enjoyed by another angler.

High Lake, Vilas County Photo
High Lake, Vilas County Photo
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6/26/18 @ 11:06 PM
splashman
splashman
USER since 6/26/01

Sorry Billam,

Shattered my ankle 6 weeks back. This is the first year in nearly 20 that I missed my annual trip. Rest of group went up 2 weeks ago and did well on crappies and walleyes. Most walleyes under 18" and all released. The crappies were nicer sized this year, all released as well.

Muskies were slow but picked up at the end of the week. 

Better chance on High at a musky. Message me if ya want some specifics.......


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6/26/18 @ 11:01 AM
Billamcustom
Billamcustom
USER since 8/11/13

Splashman - Did you do a trip the High Lake this year?  I'v enjoyed ready your results from the past several years.  Also, we'll be heading to High Lake next week.  I'm hoping for my son to hook up with his first Muskie!

Does anyone know which lake would give him his best chance? High or Fishtrap?


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6/19/18 @ 2:28 PM
splashman
splashman
USER since 6/26/01

dw1


Check your PM



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6/14/18 @ 9:34 AM
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dw1
dw1
USER since 10/4/09

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waxing Crescent

Heading up next weekend and fishing this lake for first time(staying on Fishtrap lake).  Primarily going to try for muskies but was just curious if it was worth targeting walleyes as well?  Are there many in this system?  Thanks....

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6/16/17 @ 10:54 PM
FISHING REPORT
splashman
splashman
USER since 6/26/01

MOON PHASE (58%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

2017 fishing trip to Boulder Junction (trip #17) is now in the books. Despite winds to 40 mph on one day, high winds another 3, and heavy storms that resulted in lost power, we still managed some good fishing and a good time. Crappies just spawned out. Caught and released plenty using 2" tube jigs and 1/16 oz. jigs. Hit smallies and largemouth using ned rigs and tubes. Released a nice northern that hit a crappie tube, and a musky that decided to T-Bone a smallmouth.

High Lake, Vilas County Photo
High Lake, Vilas County Photo
High Lake, Vilas County Photo
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6/7/17 @ 7:14 AM
Chiltonhead
Chiltonhead
USER since 6/27/11

I see the weeds..the only option would be to close the lake to boats other than property owners...rent a resort boat...this launch doesn't have the "Lake Guards"...to bad...another lake where power loading should be stopped...it cause so much damage to launches & kicks up alot of mud which isn't good for anything...espessialy when it's a 15 ft. boat with a 50 horse Johnson...come on...watched a guy..fly down the creek doing a least 20 mph last Sat....hate to wish bad...but he almost deserved to hit something

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