Vilas County Lakes, Vilas County

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GREAT COFFEE.
YOUR WAY.
2/11/18 @ 10:39 AM
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Jegs1220
Jegs1220
USER since 4/25/11

MOON PHASE (15%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
30 inches

AIR TEMP
0° - 5° F

Was up Thursday through Sunday on Pickeral lake on the Vilas Oneida border.  We had 10 guys with 20 boards out each day and only managed 4 flags and 2 pike.

There was no oxygen on the north west end of the lake.  Minnows were dying after 1 hour in 8ft of water.  Their was oxygen in the south end but we were in 14ft of water

Ended up with 20 perch 20 gills and 2 pike for the group and all of the fish came from 4-530 pm.

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2/11/18 @ 12:20 AM
n.pike
n.pike
USER since 4/2/02

Hoped over to Forest County to fish, but it was a tough bite. Nobody seemed to be catching on the lake. Just talked with a friend who fished on Vilas with a group and confirmed that Saturday was not good for him either. 

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2/10/18 @ 2:05 PM
John Andrew
John Andrew
USER since 8/10/09

Thank you all, who have been e-mailing, calling, posting on different media pages and asking questions. My wrist and elbow injury's are much, much better and I am using them.

I even plowed snow today on my 4 wheeler, very slowly. I will be just fine by the end of March.

A special thanks to certain guides who have helped me out by taking on some of my clients.  My May, June and July open water season is booking rapidly.

God Bless

John Andrew


Edited on 2/10/18 2:48 PM
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2/9/18 @ 6:56 PM
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jkb
jkb
USER since 6/25/02

MOON PHASE (31%)
Waning Crescent

If the fish are up high under the ice there may be a DO problem.  Shallow weedy lakes and Bays will have oxygen problems first and fish will move out of these areas if possible.  Try a clearer less weedy Lake it move to weed edge where the weeds may be greener.  My Marcum camera has been great at letting me gauge the health of the weeds or you can drop a lure with a treble to sample the weeds.  Stirring up weeds releases bugs that may be attached to the leaves or stalks and may trigger the panfish to feed.


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2/9/18 @ 6:21 PM
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Batman1
Batman1
USER since 1/23/09

MOON PHASE (31%)
Waning Crescent

Our pan fishing has been best just under the ice on 5or6 lakes we have tried. 25+ days of tip up fishing and maybe we will raise those minnows higher off the bottom as this week they have been dying deep.

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2/9/18 @ 6:12 PM
Crypto
Crypto
MEMBER since 6/15/01

My good friend John, unfortunately had a bad fall and broke his wrist and fractured his elbow.  He's on the mend, awaiting softer water in the spring.

Edited on 2/9/18 6:13 PM
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2/9/18 @ 6:00 PM
FoldingRods
FoldingRods
USER since 4/10/17

Me and a buddy coming up for the weekend, looking to get on some eyes. Dont need a lake or anyone’s spot, just looking for a starting point and what to look for. Fishing a lake with lots of rock humps... Pm me with any information, thank you tight lines.

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2/9/18 @ 5:53 PM
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jkb
jkb
USER since 6/25/02

MOON PHASE (31%)
Waning Crescent

Batman, Sweeney definitely could have low DO in the bay as that is thick weeds.  Do you acclimate your minnows to the colder water by scooping snow into your bucket.  Easiest way to kill minnows is to shock them by taking them from a warm water bucket and putting them into the cold water. 

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2/9/18 @ 5:53 PM
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icebelt
icebelt
USER since 10/22/13

MOON PHASE (31%)
Waning Crescent

Last week the perch where I was fishing I would say about 3 ft under the ice. The fish down low not interested of those they chased it down. When I saw this on the graph regularly I fished up high ( just under ice) had good results.

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2/9/18 @ 5:48 PM
fishs
fishs
MEMBER since 2/17/04

What happened to John Andrews?? I really enjoyed his contributions to Lake Link.

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