Meta Lake, Vilas County

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4/28/16 @ 11:15 PM
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refisher
refisher
USER since 5/27/15

MOON PHASE (65%)
Waning Gibbous
IF you happen to be around meta and get lucky enough to snap a picture of the muskies spawning PLEASE post it here! I'd love to see one of them

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4/28/16 @ 3:26 PM
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banjominnow99
banjominnow99
USER since 5/7/06

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Waning Gibbous
Awesome fish! Same to you. Keep fishing for them and send me a PM pic if you get one. There are some big ones spawning in the shallows every spring.

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4/28/16 @ 11:44 AM
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refisher
refisher
USER since 5/27/15

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Waning Gibbous
attached a pic of the pike for you. We were equally surprised when we caught such a large one, we've been going to the same resort (twilight cove, formerly timberlane) for what will be our 16th year, and we had never caught a pike prior to that year, think t was 2012 or 2013.

Thanks for the info banjo. was just about ready to give up on musky fishing there. Hope you have a great season

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4/28/16 @ 10:21 AM
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banjominnow99
banjominnow99
USER since 5/7/06

MOON PHASE (65%)
Waning Gibbous
Negative. There's an overflow pipe on the north side of the lake that leads under the road to Catfish but that rarely flows (although it's flowing this spring). No chance fish can move between Meta and the chain.

40" pike is a monster. Never caught anything that big but we have caught several pike in the 32"-34" range.

I've heard of a couple tigers caught as well so the pike have been there for some time. The population exploded 10 years ago for some reason. But like I said, you can fish away from them by staying out of the tall weeds and fishing the sand grass.

Overall the lake is pretty healthy. Good sustaining populations of all species as long as everyone continues to CPR most of the time.

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4/28/16 @ 12:43 AM
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refisher
refisher
USER since 5/27/15

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Waning Gibbous
wow banjo, wasnt expecting to get an answer that quick. really appreciate it...glad to hear that about the pike. was pretty surprised when I pulled up the first 15 incher a few years back. I caught a small tiger musky here once, so they've been there in a while. we caught a 40 inch pike on the sandy drop off a few years back, fish had to be at least 10 years old. question, do you know if this lake is directly connected to the chain? if so can fish swim between the two? i've heard rumors that it's dredged and there's a passageway that fish could go through.

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4/27/16 @ 2:47 PM
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banjominnow99
banjominnow99
USER since 5/7/06

MOON PHASE (74%)
Waning Gibbous
They're still in there. I don't target them myself but I do know of muskies being caught every year. On a side note, the pike population seems to have leveled out. There are still a lot of hammer handles in there but you can fish way from them for the most part.

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4/27/16 @ 12:37 PM
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refisher
refisher
USER since 5/27/15

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Waning Gibbous
Anybody target muskies in here anymore? come here yearly and haven't seen one in 2 or 3 years. I'm guessing the hammer handles have taken over the forage

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9/20/10 @ 11:55 AM
skait
skait
USER since 11/2/09
The fish have been biting! Its scary how many northern have been caught. We moved here and '89 when the lake was known locally for catching walleye. There were no northern in the lake and now they are taking it over. Pulled out a 36" in northern and it had a 15" walleye in its stomach. No wonder that walleye are hard to come by these days. Whoever decided to put some northern in made a BIG MISTAKE.

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8/18/10 @ 3:45 PM
banjominnow99
banjominnow99
USER since 5/7/06
It's official, the hammer handle pike are all over Meta. It's amazing how 5 years ago you could hardly find a pike in the lake. Now, there are thousands. Not sure how this is going to effect the walleye population but i'm sure it ain't good.

Lake levles are coming up for sure though. It was a scary sight earlier this spring. Not so much these days.

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7/30/10 @ 9:24 AM
skait
skait
USER since 11/2/09
There is a lake map that was done by a former resort owner on the lake. Depending on where you stay, they may have a copy of that map for you to use.

The lake is coming up, but has a long way to go. We figured it was down 18" in June. The rain has helped.

The fish have been biting. Our guests have caught walleye (several over legal size), perch and bass.

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