Pioneer Lake, Vilas County

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5/28/17 @ 5:30 PM
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Fishlaw007
Fishlaw007
USER since 12/30/14

MOON PHASE (12%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

Opened the cabin on Friday.  Fished a couple hours Saturday afternoon 5-7 pm.  Being able to troll has made a big difference.  Trolled around 2/3 of the lake, near the outer edge of the weeds.  Most weeds are up to 18" below the surface, so caught a fair number of weeds. Started with a perch pattern original Rapala size 9 or 11.  Dove too deep, so switched to a Yozuri crystal minnow, 3 1/2" size--also kept the rod tip elevated to avoid the weeds.  Did much better. Caught three hammer handles, a decent crappie and, surprise surprise, 2 walleyes.  Both walleyes were chubby.  One was just under 14", the other about 11".   In the 50 some years I have fished Pioneer I had caught exactly one walleye before yesterday.  Most people will say there aren't enough walleyes in the lake to target them.  Maybe that is changing.  Probably 10 other boats out. When I launched, one boat coming in said they were blanked on Muskies but caught some nice crappies. Lake is up about 6" above normal.

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12/17/16 @ 2:43 PM
Fishlaw007
Fishlaw007
USER since 12/30/14

Johnny O  post your phone # and I will call you.  I have fished Pioneer since I was born (50 yrs ago) and can give you spots and lures.

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10/10/16 @ 8:16 PM
johneo
johneo
USER since 9/24/13

Hi all

I bought a place on Church Rd. three years ago and I have caught a lot of small bass and northern on the north end of the lake. I am primarily a musky fisherman and have fished for them twice on Pioneer with no luck. I have caught them on several other local lakes but it would be nice to get some tips for my home lake. Any advice would be awesome.

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1/28/16 @ 11:54 PM
DandE
DandE
USER since 2/9/10
I see that it's been a while since anyone has posted anything so i'm asking about the ice conditions now because my wife and I are coming up next week from the Milwaukee area? Has anyone been fishing it this season and if so how has it been for catching activity?

Thanks

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12/29/14 @ 8:37 AM
oldwalt
oldwalt
USER since 8/9/01
No trucks , just sleds. Also slush in a few spots.

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12/29/14 @ 8:28 AM
oldwalt
oldwalt
USER since 8/9/01
Nobody's on Pioneer. Have cottage on the lake. 10-12 " of ice and 14" of fluffy snow. Below 0 this am.

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12/28/14 @ 5:27 PM
RSplash40
RSplash40
USER since 6/26/02
Anyone fishing pioneer this week - how thick is the ice?

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8/20/14 @ 9:36 PM
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LARRYCPA
LARRYCPA
MEMBER since 7/23/01
Thanks Paul! We had a great day.

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8/20/14 @ 9:32 PM
oldwalt
oldwalt
USER since 8/9/01
Beautiful fish Larry..nice job you and John did. Congrats !! I have the new chalet next door to were John was renting...........Paul. Big Smile

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8/20/14 @ 9:17 PM
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LARRYCPA
LARRYCPA
MEMBER since 7/23/01

CONDITIONS
Sunny
Fished with my buddy John this last weekend in the National Championship Muskie Tournament. Friday morning at 7:35 AM caught my largest fish ever. 44 1/2 inches. Great fight, great memory. Many thanks to John for being the net man and photographer. Returned the fish to the lake. Can't wait to do this again. Smile

Edited on 8/20/14 9:20 PM
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