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Lake Metonga, Forest County

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7/12/21 @ 1:42 PM
knobbs
knobbs
USER SINCE 3/24/10

Arod,

Yeah I am with you on the changes.  The past 2 years the bullhead population has blown up.  When swimming in the lake 3-4 years ago you would just see swarms of bullhead minnows and I think they are getting to become a nuisance again.  After the first time the loads of bullheads were removed, the walleye and perch started to appear in abundance again (see the article mentioned in the other post, I read it previously and it is very informative).  Hoping that the DNR takes notice to that.  Great to hear there are people who are trapping the bullhead minnows.  This can be a great lake when managed properly.

7/10/21 @ 11:03 AM
Arod
USER SINCE 2/26/13

Totally agree that bullheads need to be controlled in order to have a good quality fish environment. I've been on the lake for 30 years and I've known bullheads existed in the lake but the explosion of their numbers is puzzling. I'm happy they were able to shock again this spring to help control numbers. I also became a legal netter of the bullhead minnows this spring. I've been told that there are 40 or so of us around the lake. 

7/10/21 @ 6:16 AM
Tracking Bass
USER SINCE 2/3/10

Check out the new Badgersportsman magazine. Has an article about the Walleye comeback on Metonga after the bullhead removal.

7/8/21 @ 10:00 AM
huntfish
USER SINCE 6/16/03

Arod,

Spent a day over the 4th with family boating/skiing.  I noticed several crab traps on north end going out from boat launch.  Kids with nets were catching minnows, not mention of crabs. Kids didnt mention seeing any crabs swimming which they usually do? Maybe the smallies are finally keeping them in check after all these years?

7/7/21 @ 6:49 PM
Arod
USER SINCE 2/26/13

Anyone else seeing changes to Lake Metonga? What has happened to the crayfish? I know they have been a major food staple for all sorts of fish. I was at my cabin for 9 days and did not see one. Also have been catching many more bullheads than perch. I know they shocked bullheads this spring but the last two years they have been numerous. Recently did the paperwork to be a licensed bullhead minnow netter.  I have had great seasons of fishing Lake Metonga but the last two have been difficult. Interested to hear what others think about this great lake.

3/3/21 @ 11:53 AM
knobbs
knobbs
USER SINCE 3/24/10

Thanks Old Codger, I was out there on Saturday before the storm.  I managed to drive my pickup out, but I saw at least 4-5 guys get stuck in their pickups.  Appreciate the info.

3/2/21 @ 10:53 PM
Old Codger 63
USER SINCE 4/30/14

Close to an inch during last snow but got around 4" the storm last week.  I made a trail out to the area I wanted to fish on Thursday with 4 wheeler, it was slow going but chugged along.  Then it blew and settled some.  Sunday I tried to follow my trail and the drifts stopped me.  A lot of shacks are off the lake and there are some decent paths plowed.  I see some trucks on the lake but don't know how travel is if you get off plowed areas.  If you are on snowmobile be careful, some of the plowed banks are big.  Good luck if you go fishing.  Most of the reports have been less than glowing.  Perching should pick up soon.


3/2/21 @ 6:06 PM
knobbs
knobbs
USER SINCE 3/24/10

Anyone know how much snow was recently dumped on the lake, I have heard various amounts. 

2/8/21 @ 12:15 PM
prchhunter
prchhunter
MEMBER SINCE 4/28/08

Just curious how truck travel is after the new snowfall, trying to plan what to bring up, thanks!

1/22/21 @ 11:47 AM
Punchin'
USER SINCE 1/2/19
How is the truck travel on the lake currently? Looks like in a previous comment from earlier in the year there were already vehicles out.  Any areas to avoid? Coming up this weekend.  Will post fishing report if I can get out.

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