Potato Lake, Rusk County

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1/27/18 @ 8:00 PM
FISHING REPORT
crazinamatese
crazinamatese
USER since 1/11/15

MOON PHASE (80%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
20 inches

AIR TEMP
31° - 35° F
Today was the first time I ever fished this lake and it was a trip well worth spent... Set up on a 15 foot basin and only drilled one hole and fish were stacked up on the flasher late morning into mid afternoon... Not sure if I was on a hotspot or if fish are usually this active in this lake?? Lots of 8-10 inch Crappie. Bluegills were very small and a few small perch in the mix. The bite slowed down toward sundown. IMO, this is a great lake if you are looking for easy action, or specifically targeting panfish as there seems to be crap loads of them in this lake. As some others mentioned, this water would be fun for kids too. I look forward to coming back. (There is about a foot of packed snow on the ice... IMO, I wouldn't stray to far off the main lanes out there if you don't have 4x4.)

Edited on 1/27/18 8:05 PM
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1/25/18 @ 8:58 AM
Mitch12
Mitch12
USER since 3/13/12

Looking to head up this weekend was wondering how much snow did you get? would I be able to drive out?  Thanks!

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1/20/18 @ 7:31 PM
FISHING REPORT
bassgrabber
bassgrabber
USER since 12/23/04

MOON PHASE (12%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

ICE DEPTH
15 inches

AIR TEMP
26° - 30° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

Caught about 28 crappie 2 perch yesterday. Biggest crappie 10" perch were 9". No gills at all!!! Weird, crappies nice again like last winter, better length than past years. Full report below:


http://www.jamesgangfish.com/our-storyblog/january-2018-ice-fishing-reports-bee-whacker-buzzbaits

Potato Lake, Rusk County Photo
Potato Lake, Rusk County Photo
Potato Lake, Rusk County Photo
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1/19/18 @ 1:31 PM
mr_sconnie
mr_sconnie
USER since 12/15/17

Four miles south of D on 40

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1/19/18 @ 1:23 PM
Igor
Igor
USER since 6/20/01

I'll be coming across on Hwy. D, where on Hwy 40?

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1/19/18 @ 1:15 PM
mr_sconnie
mr_sconnie
USER since 12/15/17

There's also Bait on 40 which might work for you. Just a lot of up and around for bait.

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1/19/18 @ 1:01 PM
mr_sconnie
mr_sconnie
USER since 12/15/17

There's bait at the BP station in Chetek after you exit HWY 53

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1/19/18 @ 12:47 PM
Igor
Igor
USER since 6/20/01

Driving over from Jump River tomorrow, is there a bait shop nearby?

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1/19/18 @ 11:19 AM
mr_sconnie
mr_sconnie
USER since 12/15/17

Anyone been fishing the deep water south of the narrows?

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1/16/18 @ 10:06 PM
scrub
scrub
USER since 8/15/06

Drive right off the road from what I've seen in the past 

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