Vilas County Lakes, Vilas County

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1/18/19 @ 6:41 AM
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Hunter&Hound
Hunter&Hound
USER since 7/24/01

MOON PHASE (91%)
Waxing Gibbous

We catch lawyers on occasion...none so far this winter.

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1/17/19 @ 9:17 PM
ColdWaterCrazy
ColdWaterCrazy
USER since 12/30/16

Anyone ever come across any Northwoods burbot? Pm me if you like. Gracias amigos

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1/16/19 @ 7:42 PM
Rhino34
Rhino34
USER since 1/2/13

hi thinking about coming up in a cple weeks was wondering the ice conditions on Big St germain n if there driving  vehicles on it. any info wld be great. thanks..

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1/16/19 @ 6:01 PM
Walleye whisperer one
Walleye whisperer one
USER since 4/11/16

 Just curious about what lake you are fishing ? I have been fishing north & so. Twin the bite is quite different there  PM if you would like 

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1/16/19 @ 2:41 PM
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Debandrandy
Debandrandy
USER since 2/8/08

MOON PHASE (75%)
Waxing Gibbous

ICE DEPTH
14 inches

AIR TEMP
26° - 30° F

We've been experiencing a very short walleye bite window over this past week. Yesterday our first flags went up at 4:30 pm, with our last fish caught at 5:30 (medium sucker minnows). Jigging success was better a few days ago, as the fish we did mark yesterday didn't seem interested in what we offered them (swimming Rapalas & Buckshot Rattlers). We were ice covered when we left the lake, as the wind-driven freezing rain accumulated on everything, us included!

Measured 14+" of ice, with a few snow drifts requiring 4WD. No travel issue at all.

Good luck!





 

Edited on 1/16/19 3:24 PM
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1/15/19 @ 9:47 AM
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Kurt Justice
Kurts Island Sports
USER since 5/12/04

MOON PHASE (65%)
Waxing Gibbous
While Snowmobilers and Skiers can’t be happy with the conditions in the Lakeland Area (not much for snow), anglers have everything to be happy about as local lakes are getting ice thick enough for truck travel. 
 
Lots of lakes reporting 13-16”+ thickness, coupled with lack of snow, access has been great. 
 
Bluegill:  Very Good-Fair – Excellent reports late into week until southeast winds seemed to shut things off.  Good catches in 7-12’ weeds using #3 ; #4 tungsten jigs (Fiskas, Skandias) in greens, yellows and oranges tipped with waxies, spikes or green yellow or red plastics (J:S, TJ’s).  Better reports on size as anglers catching nice 7-8”+ Gills. 
 
Crappies:  Very Good-Fair – Same type of reports, action slowed over weekend, most likely wind shift.  Slow dropping Lethal Cecil spoons and small slender spoons tipped with waxies or plastics in white or silver.  Tip-downs have been effective using small fatheads or rosies.  Nice Crappies in the 10-13” range, best mid-mornings, again mid to late afternoons. 
 
Northern Pike:  Very Good-Fair – Lots of flags flying according to reports.  Big shiners, suckers on tip-ups in 8-14’.  Fish have been active, so running baits 12-18” over weed tops has been very effective. 
 
Walleye:  Very Good-Fair – Working humps and rises of 12-18’ using suckers on tip-ups, as well as jigging spoons (Flutter Spoons, Northland Rattle Spoons), tipped with a head of a medium to large fathead minnow.  Nice catches before the weekend, including a reported 31”er on a tip-up! 
 
Yellow Perch:  Good-Fair – Lots of smaller Perch in 8-16’, but for larger Perch, fish deeper 16-28’+.  Venom tungsten glow spoons, Halis and Pimples tipped with red spikes or wigglers.  Tip downs with minnows also effective, though forecast for weekend (lows below 0 degrees) may limit tip-down success. 
 
Largemouth Bass:  Good-Fair – Tip-ups with medium shiners in 7-12’ cabbage.  Some action on jigging spoons with minnow heads. 
 
Midweek looks good to start, shift in wind, warmer temps, but dropping temps through weekend could make things tough.  Being able to drive on most (but not all) lakes will help with access.  Lack of mobility will be due to cold, but as ice builds, mobility will only get better. 
 

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1/11/19 @ 1:06 PM
Pearle68
Pearle68
USER since 9/13/09

AO- I'd say yes, the county it's in would be good.  Clears it up regarding the horsehead in vilas , couldn't see how that'd have winterkill.  Good luck on oxbow to the original poster.  Cool lake.

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1/11/19 @ 12:25 PM
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Chiltonhead
Chiltonhead
USER since 6/27/11

MOON PHASE (26%)
Waxing Crescent

Lost needs a 10 fish limit,,,way to much pressure,,,with no ice anywhere but up north,,,the lakes will get pounded,,,you can catch fish,,,but it would be cool to leave it alone,,,i went 12-13,,,kept 12,,,1 time just to say i went 1 time,,,i can see last ice with the bay in front of the park getting hammered,,,,

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1/11/19 @ 10:49 AM
Bmay3112
Bmay3112
USER since 1/26/16

How’s the fishing on lost lake?

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1/11/19 @ 9:07 AM
AO
AO
USER since 8/1/01

I will give horsehead a try again. When I do I will post results on the oneida county thread.......??

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