Was out on a big lake today for the first time, deep water and lots of fish. All came on slip bobber and a leech in 22' 4 hours I got 5. 28.5, 25, 23.5, 19 and a 16 all released and no Mayflys on the water like the Turtle that was nice. I have days open just call. Time for some fish pixs
Trout Lake, Vilas County
May flies have started all over water on west shore. Tough fishing sm bass active on rocky wind blown shores caught several nothing else. A lot of short walleye in weeds. Good to be back had #1 son who schooled me on smallies today. Rocky reef. Love the lake
Was out yesterday no May flies yet. All fish caught on cranks 4 walleye 3 Northern 16 17 18 walleye. 28” northern At fibbers now for lunch nothing on big st germaine
I don't think they have yet (on Trout)... but they aren't far away either as two weekends ago they were coming off White Sand in LdF... And those were not the big ones yet... We have been basically two weeks behind, so the hex's may not start coming off until the 4th or maybe even later. But again there is a significant hatch of smaller ones that hasn't completely come off yet.
Anyone know if flies have hatched yet on north trout? Going to be up Thursday thanks!
trying to tie the two together...
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Camped on Trout from 8/10 thru 8/19. Mostly hit area lakes but on the two evenings/night I hit Trout I got a limit of Walleye, keeping 2 each night. 17", 17" and 24" on first night and 15", 17", 25" on night two. The big ones are still swimming.
Some shorts went back as well.
Mix of jigging and cranks. 20 to 28' Color did not seem to matter. Mix of cranks as well, but all deep divers.
Hit panfish, bass and Musky on other area lakes, did well on all. no muskies in the boat for 3 hours of work, but two on and moved a couple of big (45"+) fish. Musky were on topwater or Spanky dbl 10's (they run deeper than most big blades).
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Stayed on Trout the week of July 22nd. Only fished Trout few times during the week mostly in the evening -SM - 11-20FOW plastics - picked up around 10 with 19.5 being the biggest (fished with my dad). Even had few doubles!!!! Targeted walleye 2 evenings - picked up 8 fish up to 17.5 inches - again plastic in 11-20 FOW. This has been my 20 year fishing Trout Lake few times a year. Walleye fishing is usually good at night with cranks but this year the bugs were impossible after dark so we did not try. Got 4 ski for a week on few different lakes.
Thanks again. I won't be there until next week Thursday, but I'll definitely be looking for some reports!
Except for the depth, Trout Lake seems to remind me a little of Sugar Camp Lake (one side of it), north of Rhinelander. Very little vegetation, and clear water. At night time in shallow water, the walleyes' eyes used to reflect light from the stern light as they swam by. They looked like headlights on cars. 2 feet of water, over a sandy bottom.
Have a good trip! Looks like steady, mostly decent weather for the rest of the week.