Mildred Lake, Oneida County

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10/16/17 @ 5:35 PM
skz
skz
USER since 2/19/05

Thanks again for the information, your input and history. I checked with the WI DNR and found this report. 

http://www.lakemildred.com/media/fish_20150914094528

I appreciate the information on the Lake Association. There is a Comprehensive Lake Management Plan on the website. It was produced in 2013 and it appears the WI DNR has been actively involved with the Lake Association. After ready the plan, the underlying issue is that Lake Mildred is simply not able to produce enough "food" to sustain an abundant, diverse fishery. So I don't know what can be done. Perhaps encouraging anglers to keep smallmouth bass or a "slot size" limit would lead to increasing their size while reducing their numbers. It is certainly worth further investigation. 

SKZ

Edited on 10/17/17 8:29 AM
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10/16/17 @ 4:37 PM
RML
RML
USER since 4/12/04

We use to vacation on this lake when I was a kid some 50 years ago (Richwalskis resort).   New nothing about fishing back then but you could put a worm under a bobber and catch all of the nice sized bluegills you wanted.   Sorry to hear that the pan fish population has changed over the years.

RML

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10/16/17 @ 8:15 AM
King Daddio
King Daddio
USER since 8/4/15

The pier has been removed from the launch since June. When we got all that rain, the lake level was up 2 feet over the pier and it was never put back in. I fished this lake for only a couple of hours in late May and saw smallies in shallows but never got any in the boat. It is beautiful lake and very clear but launching your boat will be a challenge.

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10/15/17 @ 7:11 PM
bassbill
bassbill
USER since 6/16/06

SKZ, if your friend joins the Lake Association perhaps he can educate them. They have a sign by the launch now "release em, let em grow" with a smb picture. They apparently think the bass are so small cuz people keep all the big ones, not true. What they need is NO SIZE LIMIT, 15 FISH LIMIT. They are starving! There are WAY too many little smallies in that lake for any growth to occur. Ask the folks on Lake Tomahawk what happened there when the smallies took over. Mildred is a very small lake, no way can it support the population of smallies it has.

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10/15/17 @ 5:18 PM
skz
skz
USER since 2/19/05

Thank you bassbill.

SKZ

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10/12/17 @ 9:21 AM
bassbill
bassbill
USER since 6/16/06

SJZ, I've fished Mildred quite a few times since moving up here 7 years ago. At first it was a good lake for 16"-18" smb but over the past 4 years it's become over run with stunted smallies. There are very few panfish in the lake and fewer baitfish. Don't think there's enough forage in the lake for the smallies to reach decent size, there's just too many of them. It's still a fun lake if you enjoy catching 6"-12" fish. I've had 100 fish days with not one of legal size. There are some nice tiger muskies in the lake. I've had 3 of them t-bone smallies as I was reeling them in. The far west end has weeds and there are quite a few LMB there but again, no size ,10"-12". There's supposed to be walleye but I've never caught one, I normally leave about 5pm. The lake is super clear and rocky, maybe after dark you'd get some. All in all, it's a fun lake but LOTS of small fish except for musky.

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10/11/17 @ 5:10 PM
skz
skz
USER since 2/19/05

Sorry, this is not a report. A friend of mine purchased a place on this lake and I'm curious as to the fishery and lake composition. Nothing has been posted in 3 years so I'm looking for any information on the lake as little exists. Sounds like the lake level was down about 4' some years ago and that smallmouth bass are popular.

I'll do some investigating on the WI DNR website for stocking information, lake studies, etc. If anyone would care to share some recent reports, it would be appreciated. We will probably fish it next spring. You may message me if you prefer. Thanks!

SKZ

Edited on 10/11/17 5:11 PM
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5/5/14 @ 1:26 PM
daveebben
daveebben
USER since 4/27/14
The ice is now about 75% off the lake - the remaining ice is so rotten as to be almost "floating slush".

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5/4/12 @ 7:40 PM
burroak
burroak
USER since 6/26/01
Found your report interesting of smallies on the beds this early. Not to dispute your knowledge, but neither WDNR Lakes Book or Sportsman's Connection shows smallies present in Mildred. Interesting if they are in there. Check with fisheries biologist for Oneida County. Might need to update the WDNR book.

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5/4/12 @ 6:33 PM
FISHING REPORT
Flyrod Man
Flyrod Man
USER since 8/13/09

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F
5/4/12. First time fished nice lake. Lots of nice sized smallies. Smallies on the beds, practice C&R.

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