Pickerel on Highway J? If so you aren't doing anything wrong.....that's how the crappies population is out there.....overharvest will do that
Vilas County Lakes, Vilas County
Was wondering if anyone would be willing has any pointers on Pickerel Lake. Heard it is a good crappie lake but all I can find are 6-7 inchers. Up here for a week and trying to get the kids on some fish. Any info is much appreciated!
MOON PHASE (89%)
The plastics we have been using are mostly gulp minnows, and ripplin shads. Natural colors seem to produce best. Although Don't over look white, chartreuse, and orange. The ripplin shads with a purple back. The walleye in clear lakes seem to love. Pro series ned bodies have been great as well. Everything seems to love the, " Stinky Pinky" !! Verna lake is nothing but a small shallow weedy lake! Have fished it but wouldn't waste my time there again!! Mostly largemouth, and panfish. A few northerns, and a rare musky. Won't find any smallies, or walleye in there. Crawler pieces, and plastics will keep you busy.
can anyone give me some info on verna lake? coming up for a week in august, never fished this lake before. not looking for specific info or secret spots, just what fish available and if there's any decent size to them. wife and i will be targeting smallies, but anything that bites is always fun. we keep nothing, just fish for the fun and relaxation.
MOON PHASE (94%)
76° - 80° F
71° - 75° F
Just finished a week in St. Germ ain area. Walleye bite was good with either casting twitchbaits or crawler/ jig combo. All fish either in or on edge of cabbage. Caught some nice bonus bass and northern. Lots of nice perch in the weeds. Looks like mayfly hatch happened toward the end of the week and caught more walleye with twitchbaits than live bait after that.
MOON PHASE (100%)
Been so overwhelmed lately it's hard to find the time to post any reports.
Overall the fishing has been fantastic. Been banging the smallies with the Stinky Pinky on several area lakes. Pattern has been the same on all. Deeper rocks in 20-30fow. Tried the sand grass a bit with very little success.
Walleyes have varied a bit more depending on the lake of course. On a few the cabbage edges in 10-15fow has held more fish. On others steep deep rock edges adjacent to deep water during low light conditions. Plastics have taken a few fish, but half crawlers on a jig has been the best.
Couple of days ago had a rare outing where the guests wanted to only fish panfish at the beginning of their stay on Little Saint Germain. What a blast that was!! Needed to a pitch counter to keep track of the numbers. 5 of us in the boat, and it was non stop action. Bounced around just to show them the lake. Catching fish in literally every part of the lake. All shallow, mostly 5-10fow. Always near the weeds. Crappies on the deeper side. A mix of gulp minnows, or a crawler piece on a jig below a bobber. Kept only 15 fish for lunch that afternoon. Change of pace, and just a boat load of fun!!
I'm coming up this next week. Would love some advice to get on some bluegills and bass. We have four small children in our group who obviously need action to stay enthused. Any advice on lakes near where we are staying we would be great. We are staying on Crystal lake. We will try Musky by default. Also looking at Escanaba and Allequash. Any advice for those lakes or ones you think the kids would have fun on would be appreciated.
81° - 88° F
71° - 75° F
(“NO FISH NO PAY, GUARANTEED”).
More and more and more great people, supporting local business’s in Vilas County Wisconsin.
Went back to Crappie today and all fish were caught on minnows. The bottom of the lake was best today, meaning, we work slowly along the bottom to produce these fish in these pics.
If any couple could be nicer, more polite, friendly, out going or simply fun loving than these 2 people, please step forward.You 2 are the best, my hat goes off to the both of you. G. B. J. A.
I always have stressed a slow presentation is best and we again did that today. I did change to a new color for the first time in a long time and found a new discovery in the water we fished. This new item is glow in the dark. There are several glow colors and red worked extremely well, a new horizon, well, not really but, glow colors have been around for decades but, not often used. Try them.
Water temps are on the rise and will continue to go up all week long. Some Barn Burner "Hot Weather" is forecast starting Thursday.
Call me any time for any info. Leave a message, my phone is always turned off when at work.
As always, stay positive, think clearly, do not listen to negative talk and do not listen to negative people.
God Bless John Andrew