Little Rice Lake, Forest County

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1/17/18 @ 8:10 AM
Freak'n
Freak'n
MEMBER since 2/4/17

Thanks for the info guys!  Much appreciated!

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1/16/18 @ 11:14 PM
Motz4848
Motz4848
USER since 5/1/11

Freakn , the fishing is not what it once was. There are small hammer handle northern eager to bite. The dnr tried stocking the lake by netting fish on a nearby lake only to find their nets had been cut during the night. This caused them to give up on the stocking efforts. There just aren’t the panfish numbers. 

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1/16/18 @ 7:59 PM
Jwmurph17
Jwmurph17
USER since 1/5/18

My parents have a cabin on the lake and the fishing is starting to come back. I only got out there a couple times this summer, but we caught some northerns and even a monster perch. I will be going up in a couple weeks to try a winter bite and can update you then. My parents place is for sale also if you are looking 

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1/16/18 @ 12:13 PM
Freak'n
Freak'n
MEMBER since 2/4/17

Wondering if fishing has improved here?  Looking to maybe buy a cabin on Little Rice, but fishing year round is a must!  Feedback appreciated...  Feel free to private message me.  Thanks

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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
FISHING REPORT
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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