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North/South Turtle Lake, Vilas County

North/South Turtle Lake, Vilas County
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8/13/19 @ 11:52 AM
FearItself
User since 8/13/19

Greetings, ive got a trip planned in September to target brown bass. Has anyone had any luck or developed a pattern as of late? My trip in june was unsuccessful due to the mayfly hatch and im hoping to get a jump on the action. Thank you

7/30/19 @ 7:08 PM
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smokercraft73
User since 2/13/15

anything other than musky ? I'm looking for cabins,but i never fished here

6/25/19 @ 9:31 PM
MLL24
User since 4/16/16

Agreed.  I've actually been doing more scouting and marking of weed edges, etc., than fishing.  I have much of N. Turtle and Rock marked, but have not spent very much time on S. Turtle, yet.

6/25/19 @ 5:50 PM
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Breal31
User since 5/22/16

I would add to make sure you venture into the other lake as well. It’s not an easy chain to fish but there are some real nice fish in it. The pressure out there can be thick but I see a lot of mistakes in how it’s fished. A lot of guys have their boats sitting right on top of where their casts should be landing. Put down icons and map out the weedbeds so you can throw up on the thick patches and stay outside of them 

6/25/19 @ 4:52 PM
MLL24
User since 4/16/16

Breal31 and Musky Ben:

Thanks for the information.  Much appreciated.

6/25/19 @ 9:11 AM
Musky Ben
User since 3/13/02

MLL:

Breal did a good job of letting you know that the fish will use it all...  It's good to hear that there are some smaller fish in the population for future years... 

If you're finding fish in the weeds, it would seem that you're on kind of a pattern.  Although smaller fish, there's a big one somewhere just waiting in the weeds.  It would make sense that you keep checking rocks, especially if you have history on certain ones in that chain.  Kind of my bad, but I always look at rocks as being more of a fall pattern and I am sure at times I am missing out on potential bites. 

That said and based on some other info I have been hearing now and over the years, is that spending time on the suspended fish may not be a bad thing to try if you're not connecting on any rock fish and your weed fish tend to be small. 

As for the weeds, with the dark water up there 4.5 might be as tall as they get this year and if they are behind they will extend out a bit further.  The other item is that with the high water years that we have the water tends to leach the tannins out of the swamps making the general water color, even in "clear lakes" a bit darker as well.  So while concuring with Breal, I am adding that there are other factors at play retarding the weed growth. 

Good luck to both of you, I managed to put my first in the boat in Thursday night league last week as well.

Musky Ben

6/25/19 @ 7:16 AM
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Breal31
User since 5/22/16
They will use everything, but to answer your question, yes they certainly use the weeds on the chain. And they go deeper beyond 4.5’ when right, things are behind this year 

6/24/19 @ 5:13 PM
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MLL24
User since 4/16/16
Hi folks.  Just looking for some general advice.  We're new to North Turtle, and I recently caught a small (less than 18") musky on N. Turtle, and had a low 20" musky short strike a top water on Rock Lake.  Both fish came out of weeds in about 2 feet of water.  Do the muskies in this chain typically relate more to the weeds or the rocks, or both?  I have not had any movement off the rock bars in N. Turtle.  Or, do they suspend over the deeper water?  Also, I noticed there were no weeds past about 4 1/2 feet.  Is this normal for this dark water, or just a result of the late summer this year?  Thanks.

2/19/19 @ 4:05 PM
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Bowkilla85
User since 2/12/19

Sucks for the uneducated,the last storm brought enoph snow to push ice down,slush is a factor on the nearby water I've been on atv traffic is a no go imo


2/19/19 @ 10:58 AM
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bam.fish.on!
User since 1/31/09

Yes, Bowkilla85 water skipping is cool till your $10,000+ sled is at the bottom of the lake like this unfortunate guy-  Jan. 2018. 


Been a few weeks since I have been up. Heard there has been lots of snow. Travel by ATV still possible or has the snow gotten to deep?

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