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Lac Courte Oreilles, Sawyer County

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MOON PHASE (39%)
Waning Crescent
CONDITIONS
Sunny
WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F
AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F
Rich Simak
Rich Simak
User since 6/3/11

The best summer locations for northern pike fishing can be areas adjacent to open water rock humps. There are many areas which could work on LCO. By  the end of July into August focus moves into the lake section with the deepest basin. Sonar returns dictate where to fish. Look for high broken bait fish schools as opposed to deeper tightly bunched large schools. You are likely to run into a pesky walleye or two when trolling, even when using large musky sized deep divers. 

I haven't trolled lately, but I would expect the best of this bite to end soon if it hasn't already. With cooling water temperatures the pike will return to weed areas.

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8/23/19 @ 10:54 AM
Kargh
User since 1/30/18

Hey Rick,

I have trolled a bit but only in about 15-20' of water near weedlines. Last year I did real well in those places but nothing this year. I did some trolling today in about 35-45' just outside of Musky Bay. Noted massive amounts of fish in the 20-30' range but nothing biting.

I'm really, honestly not sure where to troll or what to use at this point. Fishing deep water is not something I'm very familiar with yet. I'd love some tips on locations and what works but I realize this is what you do for a living and probably don't want to give away all your secrets :)

8/23/19 @ 9:18 AM
Rich Simak
Rich Simak
User since 6/3/11

Kargh, have you tried trolling over deep water adjacent to structures? There is a tremendous amount of suspended activity on this lake this year.


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8/23/19 @ 8:02 AM
Kargh
User since 1/30/18

Northern Fishing... has anyone had any luck catching them this spring/summer with any consistency?

Now, I know that the DNR took out several thousand in the past few years but last summer I caught them like crazy so I don't think that is the issue. Most of them were in the 20-25" range and I usually would catch 5 to 10 in an hour or two when I went out. This year, I'm not catching any.

My hunch is that the panfish population exploded with the decrease in predators and that has made them lazy. Why chase a bait when your meal comes to you. But I could be wrong.

Anyone?

7/28/19 @ 7:48 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (15%)
Waning Crescent
Mrloomis
User since 1/12/19

We were using live bait, fishing both weeds and rocks.

I did use plastics with some success later in the week.

7/27/19 @ 9:33 PM
fishcf
User since 1/27/12

MrLoomis, thanks for the report.  Glad Daryl showed you a good time.  I thought he'd be busy with muskies this late into summer.

John S.

7/26/19 @ 12:20 PM
Drahts
User since 9/8/17

You guys throwing cranks or tossing jigs?   Live bait or plastics?

7/25/19 @ 9:39 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (44%)
Waning Crescent
CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny
WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F
AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F
Mrloomis
User since 1/12/19

Fished with Daryl Neibauer on 7/22. Targeted Walleye and Smallmouth Bass. Had a great day, catching many of each species. Biggest smallmouth was almost 20”, biggest Walleye was about 23”

Daryl did a great job of showing us the lake. We fished many different areas and caught fish at almost every spot we fished. 

6/21/19 @ 9:45 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (82%)
Waning Gibbous
fishcf
User since 1/27/12

I figured people would just google "daryl neibauer guide" but his page is

http://www.bittentackle.com/hayward-fishing-guide-service/

I just got his pics. Looks like I can only show 3.

6/20/19 @ 6:13 AM
FishnHunt70
FishnHunt70
MEMBER since 9/23/18

Contact info for him?

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