Little Rice Lake, Forest County

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7/3/16 @ 8:37 AM
Get Hooked
Get Hooked
USER since 9/1/09

dave schansberg, turn your messenger on. i have a cottage on the lake, and could share some info....

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6/24/16 @ 1:44 PM
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dave schansberg
dave schansberg
USER since 7/26/13

MOON PHASE (81%)
Waning Gibbous

Do not bother with Little Rice anymore. So far this summer I have not had so much as a bite. I have thrown all the usually productive baits in all of my honey holes but I remain skunked for the season.

I have fished this lake many times since the late 1990s with plentiful catches of panfish and bass. My grandkids loved fishing with me there because they could always catch nice crappies. 

Since the major winter kill a couple of years ago, the DNR is keeping the lake a foot lower than normal and has done nothing to help the lake recover. The wild rice is getting out of control on the north end of the lake. There has been no restocking effort whatsoever. Unfortunately this neglect has destroyed a once great fishing gem.

Little Rice Lake, Forest County Photo
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2/15/16 @ 8:35 PM
garro
garro
USER since 9/8/01
Anybody fish here lately ?

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10/12/14 @ 10:29 AM
garro
garro
USER since 9/8/01
Does anybody know if they started the draw down

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5/27/10 @ 8:38 PM
bent prop
bent prop
USER since 5/4/09
How about an update. Whats happening out there. Wink

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6/16/09 @ 5:36 PM
bent prop
bent prop
USER since 5/4/09
Has anyboby been out lately. How about an update. Thanks Cool

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6/5/08 @ 12:13 PM
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remfire
remfire
MEMBER since 1/31/05

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F
Fished for about 6 hours on Sunday (6/1/0Cool. Caught about a dozen small northerns and 5 largemouth bass, the largest around 15". All were caught on small silver or gold Rapala's. I switched to a small jig with various colored mister twisters and caught over a half dozen keeper perch and crappies around some of the floating bog areas.

Overall not a bad day. It was better than sitting in the cottage. The lake is slowly coming back from the winter kill of a couple of years ago. I did see another post that said bluegills are non-existent in this lake, but I have friends from Crandon that ice fished Little Rice this year and caught gills, crappies and perch. On the way off the lake (down the river) to the south landing, we saw a gentleman who held up a bluegill that he just caught that looked in the 8-9" range. Cool

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6/4/08 @ 9:34 PM
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GrillenVenison
GrillenVenison
USER since 10/25/07
I don't believe that anyone has ever came out with one. I have been fishing this lake since I was a little kid, cool lake. It changes every year. There are several bogs that drift arround the lake. I fished it 2 weeks ago, and we managed to get 7 crappies and 6 small northern. Most of the lake is arround 4 to 5 feet.

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6/4/08 @ 9:27 PM
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motz48
motz48
USER since 6/1/08

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F
The fish on little rice still have not recovered from the winter kill a couple years ago. Blugills are nonexistant, there are a couple small crappies and little snakes still in the lake. If the crappie spawn is over, which it should be by weeks end, the water is not worth fishing.

Motz

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6/1/08 @ 9:54 AM
german shorthair
german shorthair
USER since 2/5/05
Has anyone been fishing on little rice lately. Just wondering how the bite is and if anything is active or spawning yet.

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