Anyone been out on Trout? With mayfly hatches booming all over been thinking of taking my 5 year old and his 6 year old cousin out there after the big smallmouth for some C&R rod bending fun. Any advice? PM if you'd like.
Trout Lake, Vilas County
MOON PHASE (75%)
Got a few whitefish in one spot yesterday then went checking out the numerous open holes from Sunday. I'm curious what other people fish....ended up heading back to the first spot to fill my limit.
I like the tops of humps or flat spots on drops in 50' to 65' to minimize the dead zone in the locator screen....but some places seemed full of ciscos higher up in the water. I released those.
Anyone have any thoughts on releasing smaller whitefish caught deep?
MOON PHASE (64%)
Surveyor was that your group that I gave a couple whiteys to?
the ice by cathedral point was impassable. It was perfectly fine in Friday,a shove started on Saturday and totally blocked by Sunday night....also found a few areas with significantly less ice than others. Still plenty but closer to 14" than the 24" that's out in the middle
did decent on walleyes and caught some whites what little I fished for them. Caught a few more after I gave those away and this morning I'm dedicating to whites before I head home
Ice conditions were great today. About 24 inches of hard ice. (Not measured) I drove the ATV out from the Landing on the North lake. We got a few whitefish and a few cisco fishing the steep drops in 55 to 70 FOW. Nice day out there!
Thinking about trying for some whitefish this weekend, has anyone been out on north or south trout, or heard a report on ice conditions? im sure its not safe for anything besides foot travel. Its a long drive for me so any ice report would be much appreciated!
Thanks in advance!
MOON PHASE (81%)
76° - 80° F
66° - 70° F
Fished Thursday and Friday with my boys. 20 total walleyes with 5 keepers the rest were 13 " had something huge on and broke the line lost jig and leech many perch and was surprised with serveral northerns on rapala shad raps crayfish color jig and leech for everything else nothing on crawlers or minnows. Find the weeds you will find fish. Great weather blue bird sky's and great time with my boys Rocky Reef