Vilas County Lakes, Vilas County

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2/17/18 @ 6:11 PM
FISHING REPORT
Smooshay
Smooshay
USER since 6/29/11

MOON PHASE (4%)
Waxing Crescent

ICE DEPTH
30 inches

Set up with tip ups - large shiners.  1 nice northern 2 snakes all day.  Tried a little jigging. Only found fish on the bottom.  Scream up to my bait and not take it.   Wrong spot I suppose, so no gps coordinates.  

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2/17/18 @ 12:17 AM
Smooshay
Smooshay
USER since 6/29/11

I'll be out this weekend and will post a report when I'm done.  I noticed that from a post below this that if I have a gps I should post coordinates.  Luckily I have a gps so I'll post my spots if I have any luck.  

Tight lines!????

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2/16/18 @ 9:26 PM
bearlake16
bearlake16
USER since 9/17/10

Thanks icebelt. But do not need your holes. I just rented two hard side ice shacks on a good crappie spot for $75 bucks each for 3 days with a plowed road to them. But if I’m ever looking for and Ice hole I will look you up. 

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2/16/18 @ 7:31 AM
icebelt
icebelt
USER since 10/22/13

Bear you should call Rob M. He will not post anymore. As far as conditions go? Conditions won't vary much from Saint to Tomahawk so your either atv or sled option should as well be a no brainer. But I guess your original question left the sled part of the options out. It was stated atv travel. Maybe all you have is atv option. I can go next week and drill holes in my spots for if you wish as well.I don't have a gps so coordinates are out. let me know if you want my holes.

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2/15/18 @ 10:02 PM
bearlake16
bearlake16
USER since 9/17/10

Is there anyone who rents ice shacks out on Big Saint Germain? PM me if you have a private one you would rent out next weekend. Thanks Bearlake16

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2/15/18 @ 2:06 PM
John Andrew
John Andrew
USER since 8/10/09



(NO FISH NO PAY GUARANTEED)      

As many, many reports have been shown, the fish are biting in Vilas County Wisconsin. Depending on the lake your are fishing, heavily pressured lakes are much slower than a month ago. But, several other locations are producing very well.  

The Walleye bite is continuing to be good. Pan Fish are also doing well.         I have put a picture of a Pike I have caught thru the ice in the past, almost my size.          My May, June and July open water schedule is almost full, some weekend dates are open.

God Bless

John Andrew

 

Edited on 2/15/18 2:07 PM
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2/14/18 @ 9:25 PM
Jackson Meyer
Jackson Meyer
USER since 3/15/17

What is butternut lakes bite by eagle river like? Heading up on Friday 



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2/13/18 @ 9:59 AM
FISHING REPORT
Kurt Justice
Kurts Island Sports
USER since 5/12/04

MOON PHASE (4%)
Waning Crescent
Not a noteworthy weekend, but it looks as though an uptick in action, as we may be starting to come out of the mid-winter blues. Certain species are making a stronger showing and this week’s warm up could provide some better fishing conditions.
Bluegill: Good-Very Good – Good Action and some above average size Gills reported. Best action has been late morning through early afternoon as of late, probably due to below zero morning temps. Skandia #14 & #12 tungsten jigs as well as Fiskas in #2.5 thru #4’s tipped with Skimpees, Duppies, Wedgees, as well as J&S Larva Mites or Ice Mites. As for live bait, moussees, waxies working well. Small and dark best when fish get quiet.
Northern Pike: Good – Big shiners ruling the action, partially due to lack of larger suckers, but also due to activeness and flash of shiners. Rigs with small blades helping to attract fish. Standing cabbage best in 7-10’, but larger fish (30”+) coming from deeper 12-17’ edges.
Yellow Perch: Good – Depth of 18-30’ working mud flats using heavy spoons/jigs to stir up mud. Tip Venom Tungsten Core Rattle Spoons, Hali Sliver Spoons, Chandeliers, Flash Champs and Kastmasters with wigglers or red spikes. With warm up, rosie reds on tip-downs should work, but once found, fast dropping jigs/spoons way to increase #’s.
Crappie: Good – A few reports of large fish moving into shallow weedy bays towards dusk, but for the most, deeper edges and flats. Weed edges of 12-18’ using tip-downs with rosies, gow or UV colored Flash Champs, Chandeliers, pimples, Demons. Waxies on glow #5 Fiskas. Use lighter colored plastics (white, pink, silver) when weed fishing. Look for fish to suspend 4-7’ off bottom over flats, anglers finding Crappies in bays at dusk 2-4’ below ice taking gold or white rockers tipped with Chena bait.
Walleye: Fair – Out over deep sandgrass flats, Walleye suckers, large rosie reds and large fatheads on tip-ups. Jigging spoons with rattles or lights (Northland/Fish 13) tipped with minnow heads. Jigging Raps, Hyper Rattles & Glides also working. Best early AM, 1 hour before dark and again between 10 PM and midnight.
Largemouth Bass: Poor-Fair – Expect action to pick up as temps get over 20’s this week. Shiners on tip-ups always top choice, but jigging Euro Tackle Z-vibes in 7-10’ weeds, tipping with minnow head, also producing some nice Bass when weather allowing
Should be a good weekend with new moon period coming up, plus some warmer weather. Reports of ice depths in the 22-26” range, with some areas to 30”. Snow depth making ATV travel tough, but trucks and snowmobiles good. Mid-week warm up (in the 40’s) should pack snow down to make ATV’s viable again in some areas.
We welcome the Wisconsin High School Ice Fishing Championship on Lake Minocqua and the eastern half of Lake Tomahawk. Good luck to all the participants. Bring your Student ID’s and show at counter for specials on tackle.
Tournaments
2/17 Bob Lemer Tournament - Lake Katherine & Wisconsin High School State Championship
2/24 Carroll Lake Ice Derby & Lake Tomahawk Fisheree

(715) 356-4797
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2/12/18 @ 2:49 PM
fishless123
fishless123
USER since 9/5/14
Mrdjxx....you can catch all the 9" crappies you want on Little Saint Germain

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2/12/18 @ 12:34 PM
basslake3d
basslake3d
USER since 12/15/15

TJ's Butcher Block always has the best fish . . . $60 for a box of haddock :-)

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