Finally made out to Plum Lake this weekend . I have not fished this lake since I was a kid . We found a nice little spot in Starlight Bay Friday morning and the blue gills were nuts on what looked like a may fly spread. First fish I hooked was a 3 inch bait stealer and all of a sudden a northern came out of no where and started chasing the gill. Lost the gill but hooked a 27 inch northern on my ultra light pan rod . We took home 10 good size blue gills. I came back the next day hit the same spot and the Gills would not budge , not even the bait stealers. Had another northen hit my worm and bobber and took my hook leader and worm. Was pissed, so picked up my musky rod and threw a few casts and caught a 22 inch northern which took care of the one that broke my gear. Two casts later caught a 24 inch northern and that was it . Wind and sun came in and headed home . Pics of the 27 inch and 24 inch
Plum Lake, Vilas County
MOON PHASE (97%)
hey,I have been fishing little arbor vitaea for the last 15 years..I mainly target smallmouth bass and the lake is loaded..with that being said,the resort accommodations have dried up..we come up twice a year July October targeting big smallmouth..cannot decided what lake to book a new resort on for big smallies..any clear water lakes spook me a bit because only have one week in july and oct..any advice would be greatly appreciated..tight lines..
When I was a kid a buddy at the woodlands resort took out the Jon boat and the motor somehow ended up in the lake. They hired a scuba diver to look for/retrieve it. The scuba diver said that he saw a few muskies where the motor went in that were so big it scared him. He found the motor and got out as fast as he could.
I've caught a few skis out of Plum up to 45 but I've seen some super tankers. Biggest musky I've ever encountered is swimming in Plum right now. No joke, 50lber. So yes, by all means musky fish Plum. You may strike out but you may also land the musky of a life time.
That whole area is the best. I spent many hours in the Star Lake Sayner Area. I had hoped to retire in that area, but it didn’t work out.
I remember several years ago one of the local guides caught a 50+ inch Musky out of Plum.