Hey guys if you want to find ice put in the time and you will find it 3 inches here good luck to all
Vilas County Lakes, Vilas County
Where can i find fishable ice that holds walleyes today? Driving over from Ashlandand dont wanna spendthe day trying to find ice. Someone point me in the right direction please. You can pm me if you would like. THANK YOU and Happy Thanksgiving!
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This is also NOT a fishing report, but I'd like to echo the sentiments of others before me regarding John Andrew - wonderful, wonderful steward of the outdoors and an absolute master of fishing. We are blessed with a wealth of knowledge from him and the other guides on here (Kurt Justice, i.e.). John is the only one I've had the pleasure of fishing with multiple times, and I look forward to being in the same boat as him again soon!
Saw a few posts mentioning John Andrew and had to chime in - he is a master of his craft. We had a chance to fish with him this past spring and his level of knowledge for walleye fishing is unreal. Great guy with a legitimate passion for putting people on fish.
Will definitely being booking another trip with him next year and I would highly recommend.
Good job Sharon, keep sending all info thru the mail. I have not gone back for Musky but we are still doing well on Walleye. No big ones but good #rs as past posts show. Trout, Fence, White Sand, P.I., Crab and a couple more are working, if you can take the cold wind chill. About 38 to 42 degrees water temp. Depending which lake. The last 3 days were actually ok but, a cold windy and snowy weekend is rolling back in. Glad I have a lot of extra insulation this time of year. Snowing now. Setting a few tip ups along my shore line tomorrow. Ahh winter, beautiful time of year.
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Thanks for the info fellas, and I'm sorry to hear that others had similar lack of success. I have used the "small sucker" technique in the past, works extremely well on Pewaukee Lake, but when I drive 4 hours North, I am looking for my best chance of a larger fish.
I may give it one last shot this weekend if the temps hold. Black F150 and all back Recon with black/silver G2. Always willing to share info.
Here are a few tigers from last fall.
Good luck out there.
That's a good point about muskies probably getting scraped up a bit coming through the hole. But, with a 10 inch hole, if people are super careful, and let the fish come up when it's ready, I could see a good release happening. But, if it's horsed through and a small hole, and not the right tools to get the hook out etc....that would be very bad for the fish indeed.
Frankly, I'm surprised there aren't more people that try to muskie fish through the ice. Yes, season does close end of Nov. but most years up here there seems to be a small window on some of the lakes with safe ice where it would be doable. I don't muskie fish. Just not my thing. But, I wonder if part of muskie fishing is just being in the boat, casting, moving around etc....catching one through the ice might not be the same thrill for muskie anglers? I don't know...I don't muskie fish, but just a hunch.