Lost Lake, Vilas County, Vilas County
MOON PHASE (17%)
I took a few hours off from bow hunting and got out for muskies. I have been confounded by rain and warm temps this fall so this cooler weather was welcomed for muskie fishing. There is always an algae bloom in the fall as shallow weeds die and add nutrients to the water which triggers an algae bloom . Turnover is still a bit away on most lakes but few 30 degree nights like Friday night will get them to turn. With that said, the crazy fluctuating temps this summer and fall may have created a more uniform temp profile. In other words there is no stratification on some lakes so turnover effects will be minimal.
Here is a picture of my PB caught on Saturday in 20+ feet of water on a sucker. (48 1/4” and close to 30 lbs) It really surprised me when it finally surfaced as I was expecting a green fish not a ghost. This is a weird color phase and this particular fish was hooked 3 consecutive years on the same day.
Interesting. Yeah, the water had some of that green for sure today and it appeared very murky overall compared to when I was there in June. The pier just went out yesterday so we were all launching the best we could. Very busy boat landing today.
MOON PHASE (27%)
51° - 55° F
51° - 55° F
Knew it might be a tough day after hearing what guys had to say at the launch. Quite a few came in around 2:00 when we went out. Badger game? Poor fishing? Both?
Water was cloudier than usual it seemed and the temps were 53 - 55 degrees. No fish. Turnover?
76° - 80° F
Just got back from my week vacation. Horrible fishing compared to all the other years I've been going up. About 15 keeper pearch 3 keeper gills and only 5 crappie. I did get a nice 29in pike,caught it on my ultra lite and a pink mini mite while looking for crappie. No green weeds to be found, they sprayed the lake to kill them off and I hear it's gonna happen again next year.
Heading up next weekend for a week with my family. I was wondering if anyone has tips for musky on this lake? Two of my three sons have never caught a musky. Any tips would be great. We normally stay on Big St. Germain. But we're trying something different this year. Thanks