Price County Lakes, Price County

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12/14/17 @ 11:44 AM
FISHING REPORT
Price County Tourism Department
Price County Tourism
USER since 9/4/02

MOON PHASE (11%)
Waning Crescent

DNR Report - The ice development is coming along very slowly on the Price County area lakes. Some lakes have 4-6 inches of ice while others have less than 1 inch in spots. Last week’s cold spell did not put on as much ice as anticipated. This week’s snowfall will insulate the ice and slow any development that is taking place. Extreme caution should be used when venturing out onto the ice. The new snow will cover any bad looking areas so people going out should test the ice often with a spud bar and bring all the proper safety equipment with them. Anglers that have been getting out are catching fish. Bluegills are biting in 4-7 feet of water on small jigs with spikes. Crappies are being found a little deeper over flats or near cribs. Minnows with slip bobbers are working well for them. Walleye anglers are catching walleyes in 3-6 feet of water on small minnows set under tip ups. Everyday has been different as far as action. Somedays they are biting well, somedays they have been very picky. It has been dependent on the weather fronts pushing through. Good luck and be safe! Good luck, use caution, and be safe! 

Visit our website for a list of upcoming ice fishing tournaments. 

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11/29/17 @ 1:46 PM
FISHING REPORT
Price County Tourism Department
Price County Tourism
USER since 9/4/02

MOON PHASE (80%)
Waxing Gibbous

DNR Report 11/27/17 - Ice anglers have been getting out for about a week now on the smaller shallow water lakes that have been froze up for a couple weeks now. The ice is highly variable depending on the lake. Some lakes have 4-5 inches of ice and others have 3 inches or less. People that have been getting out are finding bluegills in 5-10 feet of water with a few crappies mixed in with them. They have been hitting on small jigs tipped with a wax worm. Walleyes have also been hitting at dusk and after dark in 3-6 feet of water. Use a large fathead minnow or a small sucker under a tip-up. Use caution when venturing out this time of year. Walk out and continuously check the ice depth by drilling holes or using a spud bar.  

NOTE: Check out the 2018 Price County Area Ice Fishing Tournaments and Events at http://www.pricecountywi.net/478/Ice-Fishing

Request visitor information and a county map, featuring lake and public hunting land information, by clicking on the link below and begin planning your winter getaway today! 

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10/31/17 @ 11:40 AM
FISHING REPORT
Price County Tourism Department
Price County Tourism
USER since 9/4/02

MOON PHASE (85%)
Waxing Gibbous

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F

DNR Fishing Report - This weekend’s snow and wind kept many anglers off the water. There were still a few die hard musky fishermen getting out, but action was slow. Almost all action has been coming off suckers, but a few fish have shown interest in slow moving jerk baits and rubber baits such as bull dawgs and medusas. Water temperatures are now in the 40s. Most fish have moved into their wintering areas so look to deeper water for muskies and panfish. Some walleye fishermen have still been getting fish near shore in the evenings using minnows fished near the bottom. With the continued below average temperatures forecasted for the next 10 ten days, it is shaping up to be an early ice season this year.

NOTE: Check out the 2018 Price County Area Ice Fishing Tournaments and Events at http://www.pricecountywi.net/478/Ice-Fishing.


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10/26/17 @ 11:45 AM
FISHING REPORT
Price County Tourism Department
Price County Tourism
USER since 9/4/02

MOON PHASE (39%)
Waxing Crescent

Area Guide's Report - Muskie anglers have experienced some challenges recently as some of our area lakes are experiencing fall turnover. If you don't know what fall turnover is I will explain. During the coarse of the year lakes begin to have layers of water which stratify. The warmer water is on top while the colder water is near the bottom. As the fall air temperatures cools the surface temperature of the lake also cools which pushes the layer of warm water in between the cooler layers. Once the lake begins to experience some windy days the water mixes and the water temps will be the same through out the water column. As this happens fish begin to move out of the summer locations to wintering spots. This doesn't happen all at once but takes some time. Finding active fish can be challenging but angers should know that the small lakes turn first and the deep glacier lakes are last. So plan your fishing trip based upon either which lakes haven't or are already completed turnover to up your odds.

Good Luck Fishing !


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10/24/17 @ 8:47 PM
Kack
Kack
USER since 10/22/17

Thanks. We are heading there this weekand to view some houses. I will stop and check it out.

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10/24/17 @ 12:35 PM
FISHING REPORT
Price County Tourism Department
Price County Tourism
USER since 9/4/02

MOON PHASE (21%)
Waxing Crescent

DNR Fishing Report - As more and more fisherman continue to put their boats away for the season, fishing pressure continues to decrease. This past weekend anglers enjoyed some above average air temperatures but below average fishing success. Crappie anglers have been having good success on slip bobber with a jig and minnow in the deeper water basins. Muskie anglers have been fishing hard with suckers and having fair success, but action has been inconsistent and depends on the day. Large rubber baits and jerk baits have also been getting follows and a few strikes. Walleye anlgers have been catching a few fish but most of the fish they have been getting are running on the small side. Water temperatures have remained in the low to mid 50s, but this weeks cooler weather should push them down into the 40s. Good luck fishing! 

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10/23/17 @ 8:09 AM
Go N Fishin
Go N Fishin
MEMBER since 4/10/06

Kack, you might want to call Ross's Sport Shop and talk to John Carlson. His store is in Phillips and he guides there too.

Hope that helps.

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10/22/17 @ 5:37 PM
Kack
Kack
USER since 10/22/17

Was wondering if anyone could help me out with vacation home preferences.  Looking to purchase in Phillips area. Looking at soo, musser, and chain for now. Any insight would help where would you buy a home. Also is it possible to get from wilson to long with a pontoon boat. Mainly fish for panfish , walleye and bass. New to area usually fish in st germain and minocque. Any insight welcome. Thanks.  

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10/10/17 @ 1:07 PM
FISHING REPORT
Price County Tourism Department
Price County Tourism
USER since 9/4/02

MOON PHASE (70%)
Waning Gibbous

According to local guides walleye action is picking up and musky are chasing lures, the live bait bite is off to a slow start but getting better daily as water temps fall. Musky action in our area this past week was like the weather, some good days and some bad ones. Fish continued to be fairly shallow and near any green weeds remaining. Water temps were in the 60 degree range which is extremely warm for this time of year. The sucker bite is progressing with some fishermen taking multiple fish daily. As the days get shorter and cooler weather sets in we should see a shift to the wintering patterns searching for baitfish schools in deeper water. If you are on the water enjoy what are remaining of our fall colors. 

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9/12/17 @ 10:22 AM
Esox Kid
Esox Kid
USER since 6/25/01

Can anyone comment on the Phillips Chain drawdown. It was supposed to be 6 feet to fix the dam on Long. Some pictures would be great. 6 feet is going to be massive , most of Duroy is less than 4 ft. Wilson not much more.

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