Tough day. Once the sun went away the bite stopped. About 8 pike caught on white chatterbaits/red tails and 1/8 ounce silver rat l traps. Bass refused to play today except for 1. At least the pike kept the bordom away.
Vilas County Lakes, Vilas County
So apparently Trout is not completely open. A few buddies arrived today and said the north lake is open but the south lake is still locked up. The south launch is ice covered and you cannot access the south lake from the north through cathedral point.
You can put in at Fence and probably go anywhere on the Chain. After launching. I snuck out to the ice pack and was able to drive right through what amounts to be a big slushy!!! Water temp 38*, no fish caught casting cranks... Having seen that, it makes sense that Pat reported Trout is open as well...
Musky Ben - Thank you, sir! I'll let you know on Thursday, but it sounds like launching my boat for the year shouldn't be an issue.
John - I love your posts! They're my favorite daily reading material. Beautiful fish, and I hope to share a boat with you again in the future!