Lake Tomahawk, Oneida County

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6/4/18 @ 6:19 PM
Steve Hausner
Steve Hausner
USER since 7/13/17

You can easily make it to Lake Tom from Minocqua. 

Have fun. 

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6/4/18 @ 8:34 AM
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Reggie123
Reggie123
USER since 6/4/18

MOON PHASE (70%)
Waning Gibbous

We are staying on Lake Minocqua with the family next week, I am wondering if you can make it from Minocqua to Tomahawk without problem in the channel?  Also, how has muskie fishing been on Tomahawk? Any info would be appreciated! 

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5/30/18 @ 6:41 AM
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magnumesox
magnumesox
USER since 7/27/01

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waning Gibbous

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Alot of smallmouth bass just getting done spawning. Walleye are hitting but can not keep as the lake is closed for keeping walleye for one more year 

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5/29/18 @ 10:51 PM
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Haderade123
Haderade123
USER since 5/29/18

MOON PHASE
Full Moon

Anybody have updates on the bass and walleye situation with this lake? Hopefully larger numbers of good sized walleyes and/or smallies?

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10/23/17 @ 9:57 AM
Bucktail00/0
Bucktail00/0
USER since 1/22/17
  • Fished hard for 3 days for musky. Caught a nice pike on a glide bait as well as a bass same size as glide bait, where are the muskie hiding?

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10/19/17 @ 3:01 PM
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Danthepikeman
Danthepikeman
USER since 7/2/10

MOON PHASE
New Moon

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F
Bass fishing was good this week with fish hitting the wacky worm at about 8 feet.

Lake Tomahawk, Oneida County Photo
Lake Tomahawk, Oneida County Photo
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8/21/17 @ 7:29 PM
jimechlin
jimechlin
MEMBER since 7/13/11

Looking for panfish on the Minocqua Chain?  My best advice, fish early particularly on overcast days. Minnows under a slip bobber work well for perch and crappie if you can find them. Small jigs with tubes will also work for just about all species of panfish. Bluegill best caught on crawlers, worms, even leeches. Tubes jigs also work well especially tipped with a piece of crawler.  Look for weed edges in 8 t0 12 feet of water. Fish near bottom for perch especially. Crappie will probably be suspended and might be found above deeper weeds. Lots of panfish in the Chain, but size can be an issue.

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8/20/17 @ 11:06 AM
jimechlin
jimechlin
MEMBER since 7/13/11

As an addendum to my previous post, just a few further comments about the scarcity of smallmouth action we experienced. I reralize that we may have been fishing too shallow, but I have previously caught good numbers of smallmouth at the spots were we had no success on this trip. I talked to a "professional" bass fisherman who had brought his two sons to Minocqua to participate in the weekend's bass contest. He was very famliar with the Minocqua Chain and had fished Tomahawk for many years. He brought up the smallmouth issue before I could even tell him of my experience, and he stated the smallmouth fishery had declined markedly. The following were his comments (NOT MINE, so please don't jump on me.) He believes that over fishing and keeping smallmouth rather than releasing them, were among the factors. Surprisingly, he was very critical of local guides who he claims heavily fished Tomahawk targeting smallmouth. I am curious what others may think and what their recent experience has been. 

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8/20/17 @ 10:54 AM
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jimechlin
jimechlin
MEMBER since 7/13/11

MOON PHASE (2%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Fished the Minocqua chain August 12 through 19, focusing on Lake Tomahawk. Mainly fished large fat heads below a slip bobber set up and small tube jigs. Did try leeches as well. Fished humps, bars, weed edges, etc. generally in 10 to 15 feet. Caught a fair number of largemouth -- a few in the 12 to 14 inch range, and many smaller ones as well. However, very few smallmouth to be had, and those that we did catch were very small. Disappointing! Also, caught a few stray walleye in the 16 - 18 inch range. Caught two more in that size range on Kawauga.  (All released without harm.) Caught numerous perch some of good size, a few crappie (largest 12 inches). Wound up with enough sizable panfish for a family fish fry on Friday.  

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8/19/17 @ 10:04 AM
mskycrz
mskycrz
USER since 6/27/09

Going to be staying on the chain for a few days with the kids. Looking for some helpful hints to put some crappie, perch or gills in the frying pan. The girls are new to fishing and I'd like to put them on some. Any helpful hints would be greatly appreciated....thanks!

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