Pioneer Lake, Vilas County

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7/3/17 @ 9:46 AM
LARRYCPA
LARRYCPA
MEMBER since 7/23/01

Thanks for the additional information.  Please keep posting. My wife and I will be up in Mid August.  We will keep you all in our prayers.

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7/2/17 @ 9:53 PM
Fishlaw007
Fishlaw007
USER since 12/30/14

Pioneer is in rough shape.  They pulled the boat landing dock out of the water.  Water looks to be a foot above normal.  The people on North and South Twin opened their dam and don't care what happens downstream--the creek flows from Little Twin to Pioneer.  People's basements are flooded, docks are under water, etc.  There is a meeting tomorrow at Maple View to see if they can do anything.

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7/1/17 @ 8:29 AM
LARRYCPA
LARRYCPA
MEMBER since 7/23/01

Hi Paul

Thank you for the update.  We have plans to be next to you in mid August with the Gossens.  Hope to see you.  Glad to hear the lake is going down.  That much water has to create a mess for everyone connected to the lake.  How are you doing?

Larry

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7/1/17 @ 6:41 AM
oldwalt
oldwalt
USER since 8/9/01


Edited on 7/1/17 6:42 AM
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7/1/17 @ 6:39 AM
oldwalt
oldwalt
USER since 8/9/01

Hey Larry. The lake was 30" above normal but it's on the way down . It went down 14" since last week. I have a cottage next to the one that John Goosen's rents"..............Paul

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6/30/17 @ 8:55 PM
LARRYCPA
LARRYCPA
MEMBER since 7/23/01

Can anyone provide a water level report?  I understand the lake is very high after recent rains.  

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5/28/17 @ 5:30 PM
FISHING REPORT
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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