Vilas County Lakes, Vilas County

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5/19/18 @ 5:45 PM
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John Andrew
John Andrew
USER since 8/10/09

MOON PHASE (23%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
41° - 45° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

(“NO FISH NO PAY, GUARANTEED”)           

Big Dan 6 – 6 @ 330 (holding the 28 incher) and father Randy enjoyed there day producing several Walleye and a Bonus Trophy (released.)    No river fish.

These 2 guys are a knock down drag out and a non bashful family. They let you know how they feel in a flash, no diplomacy here. Hold on and lets go. Thanks guys, it is my honor.     After several years of working together, it is awesome to be with this family again and tomorrow. These guys know exactly when the strike happens and when to set the hook.

All fish came on minnows as most people this time of year and yes, some produce on other baits, lures or plastics. Most of the Walleye we caught today (on the lake we were fishing) happened  when the sun was out and the temps were beautiful during the  AM. but, we did catch Walleye after the front rolled in.

The Jumbo Walleye was in 23 ft flat on the bottom in a pocket of deeper water. This happened about 2 hours after the wind shifted to the north and the wind speed picked up to a steady 20 or more today and the temps dropped 25 degrees in 4 hours. Yes, I said 25 degrees colder in 4 hours.

As this post is being typed in, the local lakes of my area are beginning  to cool down and fog,  water temps will be dropping over night, due to the extreme temperature drop. 35 is forecast for to nights low.

Several lakes across the north are producing Walleye. Many reports from several social media web sites are showing this information. Local locations are doing well. My clients are enjoying the happiness of the north during this time of year, as many, many other fishermen are also doing. Everyone involved is supporting our communities and there business’s.

As always, stay positive, think clearly and do not listen to negative talk and do not listen to negative people.

God Bless

John Andrew

Edited on 5/19/18 5:49 PM
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5/19/18 @ 6:04 AM
Rob Manthei
Rob Manthei
USER since 5/26/10

star, plum, razorback have never had a history of winter kill and typically will not either.  


Did not see any fish floating on ballard, but heard of a little on irving(which has a history of some winter kill)   


Mother Nature's way


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5/18/18 @ 11:29 PM
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Crappiebabe
Crappiebabe
USER since 2/6/18

MOON PHASE (14%)
Waxing Crescent

What would be super cool is if the dummy guides would stop trolling 3 lines per person on the Rainbow flowage.... the regs have been changed and updated!!! You are of no exception and high resolution pictures have been sent to the Wardens phone of what you’re doing illegally 

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5/18/18 @ 7:09 PM
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John Andrew
John Andrew
USER since 8/10/09

MOON PHASE (14%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

(“NO FISH NO PAY, GUARANTEED”)

We did not go back to the Turtle Flambeau Flowage today.

Another day of awesome clients, happy, smiling, laughing, asking questions about fishing and wanting to learn.     A bonus Hybrid Musky for this group. Some of the fish caught are shown below. The pattern is staying the same for now , for us.  All fish were caught from about, 12 ft.  2 of the Walleye were still milking.  Minnows are best, for us.

Several lakes across the north are producing Walleye. Many reports from several social media web sites are showing this information. Local locations are doing well. My clients are enjoying the happiness of the north during this time of year, as many, many other fishermen are also doing. Everyone involved is supporting our communities and there business's.

As always, stay positive, think clearly and do not listen to negative talk and do not listen to negative people.

God Bless

John Andrew     

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5/18/18 @ 4:34 PM
crappieman98
crappieman98
USER since 4/27/15

Are the crappies still tight on shore or are they done spawning?

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5/18/18 @ 8:53 AM
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fish star
fish star
USER since 4/23/15

MOON PHASE (14%)
Waxing Crescent

One thanks for the actual help and two I dont need people to be jerks on here im just here to get information for a family trip. I did not know the weather because the weather reports for up their down were im at are usually false and dont get updated that often. Also one more thing how bad were the fish kills up north (lakes like plum Ballard and razorback)

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5/17/18 @ 10:34 PM
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Steve White
Steve White
USER since 3/17/04

MOON PHASE (7%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

Day 3 with our guest, "The Judge". Not much difference, but some slight differences. Air temp was surely one, bit a nip in the air. Just shy of 50 fish with a almost even mix of crappie, and gills. Water temp overall had dropped a full 5 degrees. Did find some water at 70.8, but other places 65.2. Where the water was warmer. We caught fish in 1-3 fow. Where colder 3-5 fow.  Most of the fish came on gulp minnows. I did play with a 2" ripplin shad, but not as effective  Last spot should have had walleyes on it. Again only crappie and gills. 5 spots all the same. In fact in 3 days never hit the same spot twice. All with same results! Never marked a fish in deeper water!!  Even more fun was the starter solenoid going out!! Had to arc it to start most of the evening!!  Tomorrow will be a new lake, and new adventure for, "The Judge".

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5/17/18 @ 9:34 PM
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John Andrew
John Andrew
USER since 8/10/09

MOON PHASE (7%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

(“NO FISH NO PAY, GUARANTEED”)

Almost all of my posts since opening day have been reported on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage Board. Including an opening day  64 pound Sturgeon caught on 6 lb line, took 66 minutes and on video. Awesome reading and seeing the pic.

These 3 guys are an awesome team, lots of fish caught and lots of fun for the day. All fish were from Vilas.

All Walleye were caught on minnows and around 12 ft deep. Still close to some spawning areas. All of our fish were hard hitting and aggressive. No river fish, all lake fish, no big ones but lots of action and good eating for the guest.

Heading back to the Flowage tomorrow.

As always, stay positive, think clearly and do not listen to negative talk and do not listen to negative people.

God Bless

John Andrew      

 

Edited on 5/18/18 6:18 PM
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5/17/18 @ 8:38 PM
Carpio
Carpio
USER since 11/5/17

WDH. Wowx2.      Carpio 

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5/17/18 @ 8:32 PM
Carpio
Carpio
USER since 11/5/17

WOW!  Better than Canada!        LOL!     CARPIO 

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