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Lost Lake, Vilas County, Vilas County

Lost Lake, Vilas County, Vilas County
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7/13/21 @ 2:27 PM
FISHING REPORT
Kurt Justice
USER SINCE 5/12/04

What’s typical for weather these days?  Who knows!  Temps in the early morning in the low 40’s, highs by next week reaching 90.  Another major Mayfly hatch on the Willow Flowage……in July!  Tough to figure out a pattern.  Morning colds this past week held bites back until mid-morning, high pressure on some days held bites back ALL DAY (it seemed).  

Largemouth Bass:  Good – Best towards evenings on top water baits (Whopper Ploppers, Spooks, Frogs) as mornings were tough during cold nights.  Wacky worms on weedless hooks bet during the daytime, fished in the thick of the weeds, down low.

Northern Pike:  Good – When not able to pick up on spinner baits or Mepps #3’s or #4’s due to cold, slowly working a 4” chub or sucker through the bottom of 8-12’ cabbage best.  Live bait best option when fish not chasing.

Bluegills:  Good – Like LMB, best in late afternoon or early evenings as surface temps hit their warmest.  Small leeches, worms for live bait Poppers and small flies fun for the evening bite.

Smallmouth Bass:  Good-Fair – Evenings have been best.  May be high pressure system of late, but mornings and days are tough.  Drop-shot humps of 18-25/ using 3” Gulp Alive minnow or 3/8 oz football jogs with creatures.  

Musky:  Fair – Some anglers opted out of targeting musky on very warm evenings.  Careful when surface temps hit upper 70’s!  Top water good during low light periods, swim baits and long deep coontail also productive.

Crappies:  Fair – Fish very scattered right now.  A fish here and there pitching to boathouses and bog edges!  Evenings best along west shores as shadows grow.

Yellow Perch:  Fair – Mostly incidental catches while targeting crappies or walleys.

Walleye:  Fair – Mornings Awful!  Best towards evenings.  Leeches and crawlers over humps off shore in 14-20’.  Redtails for weeds in lakes where deep water not as prevalent.

Been an off week with the unseasonable cold night.  Saw some lakes lose 8 degrees or more of surface temps.  Warming back up slowly; have a one day cold coming in Thursday (7/15) followed by heat.   Hopefully getting things back to normal.

Kurt Justice

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7/5/21 @ 8:00 AM
Packtofishin1
Packtofishin1
USER SINCE 1/17/16

Heading up next weekend. How's the fishing been?

2/3/21 @ 7:38 AM
shaggzz71
USER SINCE 2/3/21

Has anyone been out on this lake lately? I'm wondering how the fishing is as my friends and I have a place on it rented for this weekend. I used to have family vacations in the summer when I was younger on this lake so the only time I fished it was in the summer. I have never fished it in the winter so I am looking to get some advice on where we could catch some fish. I saw from previous posts that the DNR did a herbicide to kill some weeds, did that affect the fishing? Should we even try fishing the lake or go to another area lake that has better fishing? Thanks in advance for any help, it is appreciated. 

12/23/20 @ 11:44 PM
fishingmaster1997
USER SINCE 4/18/12

Can anyone offer an ice reports? I’m driving up tomorrow and debating whether or not I should take the 4 wheeler

6/15/20 @ 10:21 AM
RedEyeWagon
USER SINCE 4/5/18

Replying to Packtofishin1  

The lake was again treated with herbicide this year. Treatment was limited to the SW Bay to specifically target curly leaf pondweed (invasive). This is a multi-year program. I’m not sure if this is the last year in the sequence. Weeds are up on other areas of the lake. 

The herbicide is administered early in the season as the curly leaf starts rising ahead of the native plants.  The intent is to kill off the invasive and allow the native vegetation to then fill in.  I didn’t go to the most recent presentation of the results, so I don’t have information on the progress


6/14/20 @ 10:34 AM
Packtofishin1
Packtofishin1
USER SINCE 1/17/16

So I'm heading back up after a few years away. Can anyone tell me if the lake has bounced back after the big weed kill of a few years ago. Heading up July 10th for a week. PM me if you have info or if you want to hop in the boat up there.

12/2/19 @ 5:50 PM
Rob Manthei
USER SINCE 5/26/10

Lost Lake's crappie population is just fine.....muskies are just fine.......walleyes, well can't make a lake accept what it doesn't want


12/2/19 @ 11:48 AM
FISH55555
FISH55555
USER SINCE 3/17/09

The lake owners are the most to blame .I fished here once the water was green algee bloom. Over developed shorelines are the problem on many lakes. Along with the cellphone.Catch afish call everybody you know, see it all the time.   Along with all the other electronics the fish dont stand a chance on a little lake. More people fish in the winter now 20 years ago we had very few now we all have heaters and shacks. Its not just 1 problem. Our dnr is useless in this state.

12/1/19 @ 9:09 PM
Packtofishin1
Packtofishin1
USER SINCE 1/17/16

I completely agree.  15- 20 years ago when we first started going up there for our family trip we would be able to go out and limit out on panfish and walleye daily. Never actually kept anything other than enough for a single fish fry the night before we would leave ( about 15 panfish). But steadily saw a decline in both size and numbers so about 5 years ago we just headed over to fibbers for our annual dinner. Now we are not even going to stay on this lake. Sad watching my kids grow up on the lake, my son even took his first steps on the shores of the lake, to not staying there anymore.  I fear this will happen to more lakes if something doesn't change. 

11/30/19 @ 10:36 PM
FISHING REPORT
n.pike
n.pike
USER SINCE 4/2/02

Been out twice this winter...to a pretty reliable spot and nothing going on. Doesn't seem like others are doing too well either. 

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