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Pickerel Lake, Vilas County

Pickerel Lake, Vilas County
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1/10/21 @ 9:23 PM
lesnik13
USER SINCE 6/18/09

Just checking on ice depth and any ice fishing info for the lake that anyone is willing to part with.  First time ever ice fishing Up North this coming weekend.  Bringing some buddies to hopefully chase flags and maybe get some panfish.  Thanks in advance!

10/24/20 @ 10:51 PM
wskiph
wskiph
MEMBER SINCE 9/3/11

Lesnik...

I fished it some last time in 2019 did not this year ...covid 

Crappie good lots a small need to sort it out. Northern p. Mostly small and a pain when fishing pan fish

Decent bass once I awhile a larger pike 

Muskies ok. .walleye are there but difficult to find 

Overall I say its good ill be back in 2021

10/24/20 @ 11:24 AM
lesnik13
USER SINCE 6/18/09

We are looking at a cabin to purchase on this lake.  I grew up fishing it in the early 80's and loved my time on the lake.  Just wondering how the lake is for fishing now?  Any info would be greatly appreciated before we purchase a cabin on the lake.

Thanks in advance.

Mark

6/20/20 @ 4:04 PM
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FishingDad33
USER SINCE 1/21/19

Finished up an incredibly nice week weatherwise for our first trip to Pickerel. Didn't get out fishing as much as I wanted, but as much as I could. Hard to pass up swimming with the kids with the weather we had and roasting marshmellows at primetime.

Unfortunately no muskies (limited effort) or eyes and less northerns than I would've expected. Found most of our action in one spot, but that's part of the fun learning a new lake. Some leisure boat traffic and a few fisherman but nothing crazy. Some nice white and black crappie. Hoping to come back next year or this winter in search of eyes and northern. Thanks to those that reached out for tips. 

6/17/20 @ 10:11 AM
Mountain
Mountain
USER SINCE 1/7/02

Good job FishingDad33!!!

6/17/20 @ 7:00 AM
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Sunny
WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F
AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F
FishingDad33
USER SINCE 1/21/19

Got out a couple times this week. First trip a mid morning search for spots, no fish. 2and morning tried a couple days out of the wind and just some small gills.

Persistence rewarded yesterday as we found a good spot, yielding a gill, a small northern. 4 9-10" perch, a couple white crappies and 10 dandy black crappies 11-13". Kept half a dozen for fish fry tonight. One of the white crappies leaked a little eggs which I thought was odd.

No luck casting for northern/bass/walleye. Tried mepps, rapala, swim baits, soft baits and everything else in the box with no luck.

Taking it easy today and taking kids out for a bit. Hoping to get out at day break tomorrow and if we do decent, target eyes and skis at dusk but not sure where to try.

Fantastic weather this week. Tight lines

 



6/11/20 @ 10:41 AM
FishingDad33
USER SINCE 1/21/19

Thanks all for tips and guidance. Can't wait to head up Saturday for the week, weather looks great. Tackle box is all set and rods are rigged up. Hoping to get out a few times with my dad and solo and then most of the time will be just pan fishing with the kids....hopefully they are in shallow. I will try to report a couple times as time allows.

FD




5/20/20 @ 8:59 PM
Mountain
Mountain
USER SINCE 1/7/02

Anglers Choice Guide Service is one that I see a lot. Has a lot of posts under Vilas County Lakes as well if you want to see his write ups.

5/20/20 @ 7:34 PM
CMunyon
USER SINCE 5/12/16

Fishing dad  i hired a guide by the name of Mike Bowen 2yrs. ago.I thought he was a pretty good guy and we did well fishing. I think if he is still guiding you could call Kurts sports shop in Minocqua and they could get you in touch with him.

I know he seemed to fish mostly Minocqua-St-germain area and south.

5/20/20 @ 9:13 AM
FishingDad33
USER SINCE 1/21/19

If anyone is willing to help us with some spots on the lake to check out during our family trip and willing to accept beer, venison, or a chartered trip on lake michigan for your efforts you can pm me. 

Hoping the fishing is decent and the water warms up over the next month!

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