Little St. Germain Lake, Vilas County

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9/4/17 @ 8:10 PM
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albelora
albelora
USER since 10/21/06

MOON PHASE (97%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

A fairly good annual trip to LSG.  Kept six 10in crappie for a nice meal, released quite a few more in the 9-10 range.  Released everthing else including 20 or so northerns up to 22" and a couple of bass to 18. 

This was nicest size to the crappie and bluegills that we had seen there at this time of year, but numbers were down quite a bit..

As always, probably enjoyed seeing and hearing the birds and other critters about as much as the fishing:  Eagles, loons, herons, woodpeckers, kingfishers all very active.

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8/14/17 @ 9:59 AM
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Mallikii
Mallikii
USER since 5/8/12

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

Fishing in South Bay of LSG with spinners and chatter baits. Chatter baits working the best. Fish seem not as active as I remember. Weeds are much worst this year. Being from farm country I was hoping get away from the farm runoff ruined lakes. In two days had 16 or so bites, 10 or more follows and landed 6. More fish away from shore in 4-5 FOW. 

Edited on 8/14/17 10:05 AM
Little St. Germain Lake, Vilas County Photo
Little St. Germain Lake, Vilas County Photo
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7/20/17 @ 2:36 PM
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hvactcat
hvactcat
MEMBER since 9/14/11

MOON PHASE (11%)
Waning Crescent

Sorry guys not a report just needing a little guidance. I usually fish the Hayward area in the fall but wanted to switch it up and try Vilas county. I am considering Big Arbor or LSG because there are vacation rentals on both. Never fished either and was wondering if some fellow anglers could give me their opinions of each and maybe a starting point of where to try. Also, are either or both lakes busy in October? Feel free to message me or post for all to share. Thanks in advance and tight lines.....


Randy

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7/20/17 @ 9:00 AM
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Lovetheoutdoors
Lovetheoutdoors
USER since 2/13/17

MOON PHASE (11%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Up here for a couple more days. Did good on largemouth in the shallows and bluegills in about 10 fow on the weed edges. Does anyone know where to find crappie or walleyes?

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7/19/17 @ 10:59 AM
ifishwis
ifishwis
USER since 6/27/02

glad for your sucess youth.  any size to them bass?

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7/18/17 @ 2:43 PM
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Youth Fisherman J
Youth Fisherman J
USER since 6/13/17

MOON PHASE (29%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

I don't know how to explain it but in my opinion LSG is the best bass fishery in WI.  I Flip piers with a brush hog and 1/3 oz weight and wacky rigged senkos and average 1-3 bass per pier.  It's very seldom that I don't get a bite while flipping a pier.


had great success lately 


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6/9/17 @ 10:55 AM
Musky Ben
Musky Ben
USER since 3/13/02

Bringing it to the top as there is a whole lot more info here than in the 3 posts of the other thread...

Musky Ben

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4/24/17 @ 1:36 PM
SavnOne
SavnOne
USER since 11/9/11
Good afternoon Lake-Link Anglers!!!

I'm gonna be out on LSG May 16th-18th for the first time with 3 other kayak fishermen.  We're gonna fish from sun-up to sun-down and we'll be staying at Black Bear Lodge.  I've read numerous posts and noted quite a bit of success in the West Bay with live bait (leeches, worms, and minnows).  I'm generally a topwater buzzbait and hollow-frog type of fisherman (almost exclusively lures) and will pitch a jig-n-craw under docks whenever the sun comes out.  Is it worth using lures this time of the year or do you strongly recommend hook and live bait?  If lures are still good, are there any specific recommendations I should buy that seem to produce a nice day of bass fishing (lure type and color selections)? 

Also, I've read that West Bay holds clearer water.  Any ideas where to find the elusive bronzeback SMB???  I don't want to steal your "honey-hole" (I have too much respect for other fishermen).  I anticipate finding them in deep structure but any specific locations would be greatly appreciated.  I know there are guide services I can contact for lake assistance but I was hoping you guys on Lake-Link could provide some helpful insight for free; as I've done many times in the past for many other anglers who share the same passion for fishing as I do.  If there are any kayak fishermen out there, PLEASE feel free to come out and join us.  Thank you all in advance.  Take care and God bless!!! <)))>< 

SavnOne

The worst day of fishing is ALWAYS better than the best day at work!

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3/28/17 @ 8:22 PM
SW_WI_Fisherman
SW_WI_Fisherman
USER since 3/5/17

Thanks for all the information guys. Ill be up there a week so hopefully hit up little and big st germain during my stay.

Labor day cant come soon enough

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3/7/17 @ 1:13 PM
stl ken
stl ken
USER since 2/22/10

The launch in west bay is fairly steep but good, and has a loading pier. The Walk to the parking lot is rather long and uphill. It is a free launch. For SMB, stay in the clear waters of west bay, for LMB, the rest of the lake is good. Panfish are abundant but most run small, so lots of sorting for a meal.  Some large walleye, I would try Big St. for them

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