Fished a well used "community" fishing lake the past couple days for walleyes and perch. Had lots of walleyes looking at base of a steep break and some action at the top of the break at last light. Perch were all small except for one 10 inch fish that took a med. shiner set for walleyes. Normally this lake you could sort a limit of small eaters so I guess I just didn't get it figured out. Though I would not recommend it yet I did see at least 3 vehicles on this body of water.
Vilas County Lakes, Vilas County
"Do you guys have any insight on where to go and set tip ups for northern? I am sorry to be "that guy" i'm not from the area and have the chance to come up for a few days.. looking to hit a few lakes. I've been on Vieux Desert, but only in the summer, and not for a few years.. anything is appreciated. thank you! "
The beauty of Vilas is that most lakes are full of northerns and weeds. Pick a couple of smaller lakes and start by reading maps on them. Palmer, High, Fishtrap, Mamie, LVD (even though it's huge)....they all have weeds.
MOON PHASE (2%)
46° - 50° F
Below 40° F
ICE CONDITIONS... WHERE TO FISH: As I write this report it is 45 degree air temp a noon. I excpect this to be a mild winter with the El Nino effect. Concern of ice has become less as my reporting has ice in many areas of 6 to 10 inches. That is good but you have to still take percautions as all water is not the same. Many people putting the snowmobiles away and using their ATVs as there is little snow on the ice to keep sleds cool when running. Up until today ice has been forming slowly.
Two species of fish I have been following are walleye and crappies. Walleyes still on the weedline edges especially during low light periods. Crappies are deep at 30 feet and slightly deeper at times.
MOON PHASE (2%)
Not a big pike guy myself but I believe someone last year in the winter months posted a few lakes that are good for some action. Struggling to remember the names he mentioned. If you look back I'm sure you will find what you are looking for.
Best of luck,