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McGee Lake, Langlade County

McGee Lake, Langlade County
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9/5/18 @ 12:16 PM
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MOON PHASE (22%)
Waning Crescent
CWScoach
User since 6/7/18

Tried this lake this weekend.  Floated out to the middle and tried some jigging with gulp.  It worked back in the day.  Caught 3 trout, two that were 10" and went back, one just sunk like a rock dead.  The other one was a 12.5".   Kept that one, tasted like grass.  On a put and take lake it has nothing to do with overharvest, that is what it is meant for.  It simply is not stocked like it used to be.    This lake did get hit hard, but when it was good it always got hit hard.  Funds for stocking have bottomed.  Stocking undersized brook trout on a lake is not necessarily the best move IMO.  No money in the DNR to do this stuff the right way so the biologists do their best. It is not important to those in charge, because it does not make money.  Too bad its not foxconn.

8/12/18 @ 7:53 PM
Flyrod Man
User since 8/13/09

Haven't fished McGee for many years. I wouldn't place the blame on the DNR as much as the people fishing who take every  fish like they have nothing to eat.  I'v seen this at White Lake and Moose Lake.  People come off the lake with 4 inch blue gills and crappies.  Everything is table food. Also 10 inch LM Bass. This year I caught one 20 inch Brown and last  year 26&27 inch.  No LM Bass to speak of or N. Pike.  30 yrs back I caught a number of 5 lb bass and trout and my largest N. Pike-16 lbs. they were all returned.  Now if anyone catches the fish it is eaten and limits are a must.

12/17/16 @ 12:35 PM
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Waning Gibbous
G.Nimmer
User since 12/17/16

My son and l fished McGee lake for many happy years but since the closing and restocking they have been all unhappy years. Only small baitfish and one very sick looking brook trout. The best trout lake in Wis. ruined. Why not restock with rainbows, one fish limit put and take? Forget the brook trout there are plenty of spring ponds to fish. DNR admit you failed and redo. 

7/23/14 @ 10:39 PM
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Berman267
User since 1/16/11
I would have to agree that the DNR project did fail. It would not be an exaggeration to say McGee Lake is now the Green Sunfish capital of the world. There has to be thousands upon thousands in there. Basically, the DNR tried to play God and completely ruined the lake.

3/20/13 @ 12:35 PM
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Nathan
User since 3/17/03
i fished this lake last summer. all we caught or saw were a fish like a bluegill. Warmouths I believe. did not even see a trout. Very clear water so I think we would have seen trout if they were there. I would have to say that this DNR project failed unless I am missing something here.

2/16/13 @ 6:51 AM
fishchuk
User since 4/30/06
Loons are still there and as for fish I've caught bluegills in there. Thats it. I have been there at dusk and dawn to see If there are any trout taking flys and have seen no action....

2/15/13 @ 11:05 PM
hornhound
User since 2/15/13
After all the years this lake was closed in efforts to control the bass, even when we could still catch bones and brookies I have fished three times with not a bite! I understand what the goal was but not being able to fish it at all and guess what? Still alot of bass.... What have they done to this gem? Very sad. I too miss the loons! espcially when they carried their young on their back, and would swim right under the canoe, come up and sing! what a beautiful sound.Crying

5/30/11 @ 2:24 PM
Firk3
User since 1/2/05
The fish were moved to a local hatchery, bred, and re-released to the lake.

12/27/07 @ 9:58 AM
moose1
User since 12/20/01
good question crappiepants. If they wanted the bass taken out why put a 5 fish limit on them? That never made sense to me. Take them all but wait, only 5 a day! What is that? I'm guessing the young trout use the shallows and with the abundance of bass they probably didn't stand much of a chance in the shallows? With that crystal clear water those bass sure could be finicky!!!

12/27/07 @ 9:34 AM
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CrappiePants1
User since 12/8/07
Trout fished McGee for a few years a couple of years back. Recently heard about the decimation.The reason for this was suppose to kill off the largemouth that an on lake land owner planted that the DNR supposedly ticked off. Please correct me if Im wrong but Bass are mainly shallow dwelling and trout deep.(Were's the problem)? I have caught many 18-22 inch bows and brooks here when the bass were just as prevelant. Is this a way at getting back at the land owner,a must for the pristinness of the lake, or is it that alot of the trout fishing "Purists" do not like seeing bass in this lake? I really have no idea and would very much like some clarification on this issue. I have not been there in a couple of years but I can imagine that the mating pair of loons are gone, People that have fond memories of this tranquil lake are no longer fishing there and my secret "Honey hole" is now a mosquito brood pond for a couple of years. Just one page in my life that hopfully soon returns. Is the way to get rid of something simply to destroy it and try to start over? P.S. The DNR would not allow an unlimited daily bag limit on bass. It remained at 5. WHY?

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