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Fence Lake , Vilas County

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8/2/20 @ 6:07 PM
jimechlin
MEMBER since 7/13/11

Fence Lake can be a tough one to fish.  There are fish some quite large in fact, but you have to find them.  I've not caught a single walleye in two years on the lake, but I have probably not fished deep enough.  Two weeks ago a friend advised he had caught several in 28 feet of water.  That said, from my experience I would rate Fence as a good bass fishery.  Lots of nice (some big) smallmouth and good numbers of largemouth as well.  A few weeks back I had good success particularly for smallmouth in 8 to 12 feet of water fishing with leeches under slip bobbers and using small tube jigs tipped with leeches.  Also got some largemouth on Senko worms. Have also caught some nice perch in Smelt Bay on medium fatheads in 8 to 10 feet of water around submerged weeds. Bluegill are present but tend to run small. Find them in shallow weeds. I'm not a musky fishermen, but know that there are some big ones in Fence.  Anyway, good luck.  Let us know how you make out.

8/1/20 @ 6:10 PM
cpaulsonIU
User since 5/27/09

Hello!  Up on fence for the week with the family. Anyone catching any walleyes or any suggestions?  Or if there is something else biting just looking to keep the kids interested. Any good areas to catch decent sized bluegills?

thanks!

5/26/20 @ 5:28 PM
ayeFeesh
User since 5/17/11

Its closed. Heard some gossip it may open in a week or two.

5/26/20 @ 5:19 PM
rangerboats2006
User since 11/8/09

Wondering if the public boat launch is open.   Someone I talked to mentioned the flambeau chain launches were closed    

7/25/19 @ 8:38 PM
skunkdnomore
skunkdnomore
User since 4/10/15

Anybody doing any good on Fence? Coming up soon, any information would be great!

5/24/19 @ 11:27 AM
EMRACINE
User since 7/3/12

Most of what I have caught as far as perch has been small. I did connect on a few in the 8-9" range last year. Maybe they are on the rebound. Caught them on large leeches while chasing walleyes. Didn't target them specifically.


5/23/19 @ 5:44 PM
jimechlin
MEMBER since 7/13/11

How about perch.  I've been told that the perch population has really dwindled, and those that are left are quite small??

5/14/19 @ 1:43 PM
Fishmiester
Fishmiester
User since 6/17/09

Have caught a lot of nice Crappies right in the bay by Lighthouse on the outside edge of the weed line in early June.

5/14/19 @ 11:31 AM
EMRACINE
User since 7/3/12

Coming up the 2nd week of June. Any ideas on finding Crappies, Bluegills or Perch on Fence? Would like to get my wife and daughter on some action so they don't get bored chasing eyes. Thanks and tight lines to all.

5/12/19 @ 11:46 PM
killler
killler
User since 1/15/04

Try in front of or in Bolton Creek on the northeast side.  I found them loaded up in there many years ago when the "run" was on.  Another spot is by the boat landing where the channel goes from Fence into Crawling Stone. We used seine nets and put on waders.

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