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1/8/19 @ 8:52 AM
rickwalley
rickwalley
USER since 9/15/01

Presque Isle Lake

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1/8/19 @ 8:47 AM
Walleye whisperer one
Walleye whisperer one
USER since 4/11/16

What lake is the sunrise  resort on ? 

Edited on 1/8/19 8:48 AM
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1/8/19 @ 8:25 AM
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Scott Behrendt
biggblokk
MEMBER since 10/14/09

MOON PHASE (6%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

ICE DEPTH
7 inches

AIR TEMP
16° - 20° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

Guests reporting 7-10" of ice within 300 yards or so of shore. Good action on walleyes with tip ups on rock humps/bars. 

Not much ice in the rest of the state... we have cabins open $95 a night... share with your ice fishing friends...thanks!

www.sunrise-resort.com

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1/7/19 @ 11:47 AM
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Kurt Justice
Kurts Island Sports
USER since 5/12/04

MOON PHASE (3%)
Waxing Crescent
After Friday and Saturday’s spring-like temperatures, Mother Nature gave us a reality check Sunday night into Monday in the form of snow.  The further east you go from Minocqua received the brunt of the storm.  Rain Monday morning should help pack down the snow on lakes making travel by ATV, snowmobile and foot still easy for this time of year.  Though caution is still advised with ATV and snowmobiles in some areas around creeks and aerators.  We still can’t recommend truck travel as most lakes reporting 8 to 12” of ice.  This past week’s weather brought a lot of anglers out on the ice with many reports of excellent fishing. 
 
Walleye:  Very Good – Tip-up action has been great, from 4 in the evening to 7 at night, and pre-dawn to around 8 in the morning.  Suckers seem to be the minnow of choice rigged on a glow or red hook.  Jigging has been successful as well, in the 12’ to 18’ depths.  Jigging Raps, HpyoGlydes, Flutter Spoons have all been producing well. 
 
Northern:  Very Good – These fish have been hungry and aggressive the past week.  Try working tip-ups along the 8-14’ weed edges.  Large shiners and suckers have been taking some good fish, with a few reports of 30”, to mid 30”, fish being caught. 
 
Largemouth Bass:  Good – Most of these fish are being reported taking shiners under tip-ups when fishing for Pike.  Along with anglers targeting Gills and Crappies using small jigs and a grub. 
 
Crappies:  Very Good – This past week’s weather has been great for tip-down fishing as holes wouldn’t freeze up on you.  11’ to 13’ of water has been the desired depths with a small fathead or rosie.  Jigging has been great too using slow dropping spoons tipped with a waxie or minnow head.  Size #4 tungsten jigs tipped with a bright colored plastic has been taking a lot of fish too.  Crappies have been biting well throughout the day, but 4 to 7 in the evening has been the hot bites. 
 
Yellow Perch:  Good – Fish are coming over mud flats using jigging spoons like pimples, Venom Cores and Kastmasters tipped with spikes, wigglers or a minnow head.  Fish are coming on weed flats as well, try using large baits to keep the little ones off. 
 
Bluegills:  Good – Fishing for Gills has been good this week.  A lot of fish being caught, but a lot of smaller Gills mixed in.  Try using a small tungsten jig with a piece of plastic (red, motor oil or purple seem to be the hot colors), tight to the bottom to get the larger fish.  Cabbage weeds in 6’ to 10’ of water is the best bet. 
 
Midweek looks to be cool with high in teens and single digits for lows.  This should help firm up slushy areas left by the snow and rain.  Get out, be safe and good luck fishing! 

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1/6/19 @ 10:37 PM
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FishOutlaw
FishOutlaw
USER since 2/29/16

MOON PHASE (0%)
Waxing Crescent

With high temps and little to no snow on the lakes, this weekend was a dream for most fisherman. It seemed like all species were feeding well with large bite windows all weekend. However the warm weather and lack of snow are starting to take a toll on the local business’. Bad snowmobiling conditions. 

Bluegill - Good/Great: Most bluegills coming over deep weed edges associated to mid lake structure. A lot of smaller fish hanging tight in the weeds a bit shallower. Tungsten jigs tipped w two white spikes were key.

Crappie - Fair/Good: Some anglers report catching crappies in 18-25 fow suspended over mud and some are finding them still in good green weeds mixed in with the bluegills. Again tungsten w plastics or spikes working well.

Perch - Fair/Good: Keeper perch coming off mud flats (8 fow) using automatic fisherman and tip downs. Crappie minnows and small shiners were working the best. 

Pike - Good/Great: The pike really seemed fired up with this warm weather and snowy storm front blowing in. Seemed the majority of fish were in 10-12 fow with good weeds coming up 5 or 6 feet. Large Shiners and Walleye Suckers were doing the trick. Only hanging them 2-3 ft below the ice seemed to work well until dark, then the fish were more lethargic and we moved our baits down to a few feet off bottom. Finding a hole you weren’t getting tangled in weeds was hard but that’s where you’d get them. 

Walleye - Great/Excelent: The Walleye bite thus far has been fantastic. Northern Wi rarely sees these types of conditions for an extended period of time. No snow and warm weather again making it ideal to drive right to your spot. No hiking a mile or trekking the sled and trailer to the lake. We caught multiple eaters and a few trophies on different bodies of water. Most of the fish we did manage were located in that 10-20 ft range and were most aggressive at sunrise and sunset. The majority coming off shiners on tip ups. 

Edited on 1/6/19 10:41 PM
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1/6/19 @ 3:49 PM
inland sweep
inland sweep
USER since 6/2/09

PS reason I’m asking is looking for an action pike/bass area near Mantiowish Waters the first weekend in Feb. have some little ones and their fathers who act like littles ones. Been doing some research and have some ideas, but I ice fish up there once a year so looking for some local knowledge to help out. Willing to pay for some advice also considering I highly doubt a guide would be available that weekend.

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1/6/19 @ 2:14 PM
inland sweep
inland sweep
USER since 6/2/09

Anyone ever Ice Fish Bills Lake before by chance? Cousin has a cabin on that water and curious if it’s worth me brining my fishing stuff up there in Feb. it’s a private little lake and it’s fun to fish in open water. 

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1/6/19 @ 4:49 AM
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esoxal
esoxal
USER since 6/29/01

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Waxing Crescent

Fished another popular walleye/perch fishery and found some nice eater perch and action from a couple small walleyes.  Weather change Saturday afternoon really shut things down.  Deeper sand grass areas were key locations.  Lots of vehicle traffic on this body of water yesterday.  Approximately 16 inches of ice.  Lake access and ice conditions are in general exceptional for the first week of January.  That being said always be cautious on the ice!


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1/5/19 @ 8:23 PM
John Andrew
John Andrew
USER since 8/10/09

I'll try this again.

All is good and 12 Ice houses are in place on several different lakes. Guiding is going very well and reservations are limited. I will be posting now for all fishing reports.


God Bless

John Andrew

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1/5/19 @ 8:01 PM
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PikePro33
PikePro33
USER since 2/8/10

MOON PHASE
New Moon

Fished a large vilas lake today with 4 guys.  Pounded pike and got 1 eye close to dark.   Ice was perfect with a little cover to give grip and around 12" of ice.   Kept the eye and a few pike and 1 dark perch.

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