Lake Buckatabon (upper&lower), Vilas County

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10/10/17 @ 11:24 AM
STUBBRNEYES
STUBBRNEYES
USER since 6/19/01

Any recommendations on a muskie guide that works these lakes?

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6/14/17 @ 7:18 AM
shanuk
shanuk
MEMBER since 5/9/10

I'm coming to Buckatabon with some friends next week for the first time. We want to do some pan fishing. Any help on whats active and possibly what bait would be best for this time of year?

Any help would be appreciated.

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6/9/17 @ 10:29 PM
Go N Fishin
Go N Fishin
MEMBER since 4/10/06

Anyone have a recent report?


Thanks!

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9/9/16 @ 4:47 PM
MuskyLuke
MuskyLuke
USER since 6/25/15

No I don't troll. Nor do I see many other people trolling. 

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8/24/16 @ 7:02 PM
musky1011
musky1011
USER since 7/4/05

Anyone trolling for walleye, northern, or muskie on this lake?

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6/28/16 @ 8:55 AM
FISHING REPORT
vegas492
vegas492
USER since 5/21/03

MOON PHASE (39%)
Waning Crescent

This time of the year, topwater was always good in early mornings and evenings.

I'd avoid fishing the lake during the bright sky hours.  I would fish into the night time, though.  Big bucktails.

During the day I'd hit other lakes with darker water in the area.  Or bass fish.  You can have 50+ bass days on Bucky.  Little pike, too.

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6/28/16 @ 8:00 AM
smeylink
smeylink
USER since 2/3/08

Heading up in just over a week and a half.  Sounds like the Muskies are finding some hooks.  Any tips please message or post but my kids like catching anything so even "lake snakes" are a thrill and good fighters.  Last year I was schooled by my 6yr old on doing figure 8 for bass...  Turned out he caught a nice 18" right by the boat doing that after I told him not to as that was only for Musky.  Had a extra tall glass that night of humility.  

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6/22/16 @ 11:28 AM
little onion
little onion
USER since 1/27/08

Nice pics Luke. My son caught a 42" musky on lower last week while fishing a small crank bait for bass. Bright sunny day with no wind. Go figure. He was just glad it didn't bite off on his light tackle. It too was solid. Lots of feed in that lake for their appetite.

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2/9/16 @ 11:33 AM
rexter9
rexter9
USER since 9/14/08
Coming up to Buckatobon this weekend, hoping someone could give me a few pointers on where the wife and I should fish. Never fished it before and we're staying right on the lake with sleds. Any advice would help.

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7/21/15 @ 10:06 AM
FISHING REPORT
smeylink
smeylink
USER since 2/3/08

MOON PHASE (28%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80º F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F
Just back from our trip up to Bucky. Mepps 5 with red and yellow beads and dressed tail with red trailer. 35" pike, a 18" pike with a mid 40's musky that t boned it on the way to the boat. Got both near the boat but couldn't land them both as the Musky decided it wasn't worth the fight. Lots of bass and pike but found I had to slow down before setting the hook as they weren't take the bait as good as past years. Fished almost all lower lake. West of island was our best spot but fish seemed to be deeper in the middle between the channel and the island on lower. If you could out last the bugs at dusk fishing was great, we were wimps and headed in to play cards and not get the two boys 6 and 9 all bit up.

Didn't fish upper much but lots of boats by the public boat launch as always and around the islands and SE bay as well. Marked lots of fish just deeper by Musky Bay (East bay on Upper) but didn't fish them as kids gear wasn't set to go that deep.

Weed growth was not top side yet on Lower which surprised me as water temps were warm. Mid 70 all week.

Best luck and tight lines.

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