Heading up with the family during the week of the 4th. Just wondering how the lake is this year, water levels, weeds, etc. This is probably last year of going up after 20 plus years. Maybe meet up with some of you guys over at murmming waters for a drink.
Lost Lake, Vilas County, Vilas County
MOON PHASE (64%)
What a difference a day makes. On Saturday, I drove by and so many people were on the ice. It was amazing really. Must be the lack of ice down south drove people up, and I don't blame anyone for heading north for the ice. I would do the same thing. But, then, Sunday, got there probably around 12:15 and the last guy in the parking lot was leaving the ice as I was coming on. Fished with the family with 12 tip ups and other than one homeowner who was out for a bit-we had the whole area all to ourselves. Fishing was really dead for quite a while, but we hit a window later in the afternoon where the pike were really active and flags were flying for a while. Iced 4 as a family.. All still swimming. Anytime one can ice fish in 40 degree weather with the wife and kids, it's a plus!
MOON PHASE (14%)
61° - 65° F
51° - 55° F
MOON PHASE (96%)
66° - 70° F
51° - 55° F
Stopped at Lost Lake yesterday on my way out of town. Fished from 9:00a-3p. Lake was pea-soup green with a thin layer of slime and lots of floating weeds on the surface. Must have just turned over.
Fished anyway and managed 35" musky on a large sucker. Had one other hit and drop on a sucker. Nothing casing.
Note about the post below - Yes, the pier has been removed and the launch is terrible. I had a hell of a time getting my boat back on the trailer. Very shallow.
Musky fished and dragged suckers both days 10/14 and 10/15:
10/14 - (4 Hours) Water Temp 53F - Sunny & Super Windy!!! - Only managed (1) small pike on Chartreuse Funky Chicken.
10/15 - (4.5 Hours) Water Temp 52F - Windy, Cloudy w/Drizzle - Raised (2) fish and lost a really nice one on black/orange Funky Chicken. Had another musky (Guessing around 40") hit my medium sized sucker that screamed the drag out for about 5 seconds and did (2) acrobatic jumps before I even had a chance to pick up the rod out of the rod holder. Lost that one as well. All in all it was a good morning of musky fishing. Poor execution on my end....lol
The pier at this boating landing has been taken out for the year....Thanks DNR. Especially from us die hards who actually like to fish late October into November. Also this launch is so freaking swallow. Bring knee high boots. This launch needs to be improved - Big Time!!!
MOON PHASE (12%)
66° - 70° F
61° - 65° F
Was up this weekend and we fished walleye on Friday on a few deep relatively clear lakes. Pretty slow action overall but water temps were up over 60 yet for the most part and pretty sunny day with just a little bit of a breeze. We picked off a few fish but certainly the best of the fall fishing is yet to come I would think.
Fished musky in the St. Germain tourney on Sat and Sun on Plum Lake and we pulled out a few pike and managed one 29" musky. I have always fished Lost and of course the one year I don't the top two fish being a 51" and 48" fish come out of Lost. Back to Lost next year!
Here is a link to the results:
Look to fish the St. Germain Musky tournament next year which is always the first weekend in Oct. Lost Lake historically has had some really nice fish come out of it and had a good run of multiple years in a row with the winning big fish and team coming out of it or at least placing. Big Arb turned it on last year and the winner came out of there. Will be interesting to see what happens this year again with relatively warm weather preceeding the tournament except for the last few days.
Thank for the response...That's what I was hoping to hear. I've fished that lake since I was a kid (Late 70's) and it has always been good to me. Just have to know where to fish on the lake and your success rates will improve. Will be up there the weekend of Oct 14th. Will let you know how we do then.