No fear, gets washed before going into the garage at night.
Vilas County Lakes, Vilas County
MOON PHASE (18%)
76° - 80° F
I was up North for two weeks, fishing 15 lakes and not fishing any lake twice. The lakes I fished had water temperatures from 74.5* to 80.5 degrees. That of course is surface temperature, not the temperature at the bottom of the lake.
MOON PHASE (10%)
Don't post about every day of fishing we do. Perhaps I should to help others more, but it's a time thing!! However, today was another one of those days. That I was so blessed to have the guests I did in the boat! These folks were at the top of the list!! Perhaps, 2nd only to , " The Judge"!!! Just a blast all morning! I would have been happy to fish until dark on our half day booking. Mother nature was calling though!
Now, you know about the people, but what about the fish. C'mon it's the, " Battle Barge", what do you think? Lol. First cast brought a Scrappy large mouth to the boat! That kind of sets the day. There were some lulls. As I figured out the pattern. First time this year out on Big n little crawling stone lakes. Dialed in a bite, and had fun! Hoped for walleyes. All of the spots we fished have caught them there before. Nothing today! The deep humps held nothing! All fish we're shallow. Mostly on the transition zone in 5-10fow. Between the sand rock to the weeds. Before dropping into deep water. Spent a couple hours in a 100yd stretch. Catching numbers of small, and large mouth bass. Nothing huge, but fish up to 16"
2 tournaments going on on the chain. No doubt we would have crushed them!! It was a mix of baits used. Very close between plastics, and crawlers. Leeches right up there as well. 1" gulp minnows, 2" ripplin shads did well on the panfish. The Stinky Pinky was not liked so much today, but caught a couple. 3" fire tiger ripplin shad worked great as well. The biggest catch of the day to me. Was we spotted something strange in 5fow. Had to look closer, it was an "American Flag!!". Immediately I had to save it!! Had been ripped off a dock, or boat. Mount, and everything! On our way back to the dock. We flew it proudly!!! Awesome day with awesome people!!
My father-in-law, son, and I are heading up to Vilas County in a couple weeks and I am wanting get them both some pictures with some nice fish. Are there any lakes with less pressure that I should be looking at? All catch/release. All the guides are booked up so any hints would be great. Thanks everyone, tight lines.
MOON PHASE (4%)
Little update from the cabin on Found Lake. Raised 2 musky early. Friends got a pike or 2. Couple small bass. And gills are shallow. Even saw some beds that were probably populated not to long ago by some gills. Not to much action as Ive been throwing big baits the whole time. Hopefully get out in the morning for a little bit.