Here's a place to post a report, but not name the lake. So, honest reports please...but no need to mention the lake/location. Anybody have a really good day fishing of late?
Unnamed Lake Fishing Report
So cool to be on the ice today. It's funny, almost every body of water in Vilas/Oneida is not ice fishable, but, for whatever reason, a few are able to be fished. My son caught and released a nice pike today. That was our only fish. It's not that the lake I was on today is an amazing fishery, it's good, but not awesome.....but it's "unnamed" simply because it's one of the only ones with good ice and too small to get a lot of pressure.
That's awesome! I've always wanted to fish a cranberry marsh. A cool place to be and to pick up fish in that environment is awesome.
Nice! Sounds like a once in a decade type of day. Glad you got a piece of that smallie action!
Had a great smallmouth day last Wednesday,started the day fishing cabbage.Bait fish on the top feeding on a midge hatch,and that brought fish in feeding on them.Landed two walleyes,and 6 crappies one 14in let all go.0 bass so I hit some rock there a light cahill hatch was going on,tried a willow spinnerbait on the first drift lost two nice smallies.The mayflies were small may be size 16 the rises that were going on I thought were small fish.Should have known better, put a small topwater on landed a small 12in bass,that would be small fish for the day.After that I anchord and caught nine bass from 18 to 21in I have never had that kind of luck on one shallow spot before ever.But it did slow I pulled anchor set up a fly rod and fished a bullet head topwater drifting any fish that I saw rising took the bullet head another 10 bass ran a little smaller but I did get one more 20in.All were put back great day.
Water level is on the way up. Caught a few sturgeon 25-40" and a nice cat. Pretty slow bite overall. Current is really going right now. Smoked some salmon caught from lake superior a few weeks back. Good weekend to be on the river bank.
SnakeSter ....beautiful smallie, great markings ...
Nice smallie Snakester!
Fished a secret smaller U.P. lake yesterday not too far off HWY 2. Tough bite. Know there are bass and pike in there, it was my first time trying it. Had water temps from 65 to 70 on the lake. Water cooling for sure.
Smally's hitting leeches yesterday. Ended up catching 9 or 10. Kept one for the wall of fishing theme bar we are building this winter in the cabin. We have 3 fish mounted this year including this smally that will be dropped off today for mounting It was a Good fight and he was pulling drag quite a bit. Water temp was down to 72.4 yesterday. When wind died down in evening it was action packed fun. Got em by some lillypads in about 4ft of water. Temp was around 68-70 with 10mph wind before hand. Sun was out, but didn't know pressure yesterday?