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Ice Age Area Lakes, Chippewa County

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7/16/19 @ 9:30 PM
fishcf
User since 1/27/12

Drahts, are you sure you didn't mean North Shattuck?  That had pretty much a total kill.  South Shattuck on the other hand has an over abundance of small crappie and gills.  They're everywhere.  There are decent bass there so it doesn't appear to have been affected much if at all.  That's unusual since S. Shattuck has historically had bad winter kill and N. Shattuck was spared.  Don't know why it's different this year.

John S.

7/15/19 @ 11:44 AM
Flyrod Man
User since 8/13/09

North Central Wis area a cpl yrs back I fished a 100 acre lake, 10 ft deep.  When I get to it it was filled with mill foil, my first thought a mud hole.  I still went out, first cast with my flie a 12 inch crappie, caught that day crappies at least 10-14 inches!  Went the next year the same and this year a 17 inch! I practice catch and release so they are still in there.  LM Bass & Blue gills stunted.  I can't figure why this lake does not freeze out.  A spring in it?



7/15/19 @ 11:21 AM
Drahts
User since 9/8/17

Talked to someone who tried South Shattuck for crappies and never had a bite. Tossed for pike for a bit and nothing.  Doesn't mean it froze out, but not encouraging.  I think it definitely was impacted to some degree.

6/15/19 @ 3:35 AM
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LH34
User since 1/28/17

I noticed this on a few of the lakes I like to fish in the area as well. Last fall every cast was a bite. This spring, some of the pocket lakes that you have to hike into.... not a bite.  I guess "fishcf" hypothesis from last February was correct.

Hoping they recover in a few years.

6/11/19 @ 8:57 PM
tgunn7
tgunn7
User since 1/16/16

Townline, Knickerbocker, Horseshoe, Dumke, Burnt Wagon, Lowland, Fishpole and Beaver lake fish numbers are all down. There are a few more im going to check in the next couple of weeks. Some of these are walk-in access only so those will be my last target lakes. 

Its pretty unsettling to see so many pocket lakes with floating dead fish, but these lakes have gone through these cycles for a very long time. 

6/11/19 @ 5:50 PM
bcrowell
User since 3/24/10

N. Shattick, and horseshoe, along with a partial kill on Riley lake is what I heard from county DNR guy

6/11/19 @ 5:28 PM
Drahts
User since 9/8/17

I heard Riley Lake froze out, at least partially.

Other lakes notorious for freeze out in the area like South Shattuck, Plummer, Town Line etc I haven't heard anything on. 

Does anyone know if other lkaes in the area suffered some winter kill?

3/14/19 @ 9:50 AM
Sasquatch8
User since 1/15/18

Was planning on hitting up either fireside or sand lake this weekend. Any info on the ice? Not really worried about thickness (was at potato last week and the ice was 26" once you got through the slush) More worried about what i am going to find at the shore line when i get there after all this rain.

2/12/19 @ 4:37 PM
fishcf
User since 1/27/12

Some of those lakes periodically get winter kill but worth restocking because it's not that frequent.  "froze out" isn't an accurate description because it's more about oxygen depletion which tends to happen we get a LOT of snow and it blocks all light.  I don't think freezing in and of itself is a problem.  It is interesting how some lakes in an area are more prone to winter kill than similar lakes in the same area.

I wonder if all the snow we've gotten in the last week is going to put more stress on the fish. ??

2/12/19 @ 9:23 AM
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Gillpill12
User since 2/14/14

I had the same question about 10 years ago when I really started fishing these lakes hard. So I got in contact with the biologist in Chippewa County at the time and he wanted me to keep track of the lakes that I believed to be froze out. He said they like to come in and stock these lakes mainly with perch because they can survive more harsh conditions but they would stock other fish as well. He said the stock fish have a tremendous growth rate beacause bugs and larvae would be hatch first with very few fish left to feed on them sonthe stocked fish would pretty much have an endless food supply. I have noticed the lakes that have been stocked and have avoided another freeze out for 4-5 years after stocking have incredible size and numbers as well.

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