Lost Lake, Vilas County, Vilas County

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1/9/18 @ 5:16 PM
Packtofishin1
Packtofishin1
USER since 1/17/16

I was up there in July for a week and I can say first hand they killed off most of the weeds in the lake. I had a hard time finding anything green. Every time I brought up the anchor tins of brown dead weeds. Worst week of fishing I've had in the 15 years of going up to that week.

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1/9/18 @ 12:45 PM
Muktown
Muktown
USER since 1/16/15

ICE SHACK RENTAL???

A group of friends and I have an ice fishing trip planned for February 7-11 and we will be staying on Lost Lake. We would love to have nice permanent shack to to use. Is there anyone on here that would be interested in renting out their shack for a few days or know of any places that rent them? We have all our own fishing gear, but looking for something comfortable for 6 or so people to fish and hang out in that will be nicer than using our portable shacks.

Thanks for any help! 

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1/8/18 @ 8:28 PM
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cohodave
cohodave
USER since 5/6/13

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
10 inches

AIR TEMP
0° - 5° F

Fished the west bay on January 3rd, 4th and 5th.  Drove out from private property off of Hwy 155.  Ice was about 10" with about 4 inches of snow.  Moving east towards the main lake, there was a substantial amount of slush and the ice was about 8".  Not safe for a vehicle in my opinion.  We caught small pike consistently throughout the day until about 2:00 PM.  Stayed out until 6:30 each evening targeting walleyes with no success.  9 tip ups set from 7' out to 12'.  Camera showed sparse, but healthy weeds.  I was told (unverified) that the area was treated for milfoil in the recent past.  

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12/15/17 @ 6:49 AM
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hammerdown
hammerdown
USER since 2/19/10

MOON PHASE (6%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Snowing

ICE DEPTH
1 inches

AIR TEMP
11° - 15° F

Use EXTREME CAUTION on Lost.  Tons of snow on ice.  Before the snow there was a very sketchy area in basically the majority of the main basin.

Hauled a shanty out on a solid 6" but when popping holes out in area that was previously sketchy we got a scary 1" thick surprise. With all the snow on top I fear this is a recipe for disaster and am sure it isn't unique to Lost this year.  Just be careful, if venturing out and you see the shanty the area to the west of it is the problem area.

As for fishing. It was really slow with only a couple small pike to show for our efforts.

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12/13/17 @ 8:20 PM
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sawdude
sawdude
USER since 5/7/02

MOON PHASE (18%)
Waning Crescent

Found about 5 inches on the bay to the left of the boat landing. Last Saturday. Looked kinda shakey out further, so we stayed in the bay. Fishing was slow only a few perch.

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12/13/17 @ 3:41 PM
HappyHooker27
HappyHooker27
USER since 1/10/10
Looking for ice thickness update if anyone has been out yet?

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10/15/17 @ 5:34 PM
Muskie Brofessor
Muskie Brofessor
USER since 9/22/17

Nice fish!

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10/15/17 @ 3:17 PM
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jkb
jkb
USER since 6/25/02

MOON PHASE (17%)
Waning Crescent

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.

Edited on 10/16/17 6:35 PM
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10/14/17 @ 7:44 PM
n.pike
n.pike
USER since 4/2/02

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. 

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10/14/17 @ 7:24 PM
BigShow0003
BigShow0003
MEMBER since 7/28/09

I was there Wednesday and the water was bright green from an algae bloom. Never saw a fish. One of the few lakes with a pier still in.

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