Spent three days fishing the chain. We caught a lot of walleyes each day and most were smaller. There are a lot of 5-10" eyes out there. We caught them drifting crawlers and leaches. The best depths were about 10-16' with rocks in the morning/day time. When it got darker out we ambushed them near the standing grass areas on jigs and crawlers. We were not able to get into any perch or crappies consistently. We did land two smallies that were 19" plus. Beautiful area and hope to be back soon. If I can figure out how to post photos I will post them.
71° - 75° F
76° - 80° F
Thanks Bobber. Headed up next week.
@ PrimeWater: Ryan Bock is a stand up guy and is always on top of what's happening on the Chain and loves musky fishing.
Most everything other than 'skis has been on crawlers or leeches. Try the small leeches for big pannies
Is highway X up by Burnt Rollways closed or you can you still get to the dam via Highway X?
My friend is up now fishing the very south end of the Chain on Big Lake and he is getting eyes on crawlers and minnows. If you can find weeds, try off of there for pan fish with crawlers and plastics for them. Minnows were no good for perch when we were up last week.
Any tips on pan fish for week of aug.6
Heading up in 2 weeks and was wondering about hiring a guide. Looking for Musky and Walleye. Any recommendations?
I second that - Laurel Lake is a decent place to camp. It's not much for swimming because it's located in a slow bay, but I've launched and tied-up my boat by a site there before for a long weekend.
It's part of the Chequmegon-Nicolet National system, not Wisconsin's.