1 crappie, lotta small gills, and a couple nice bass. oh, don't forget the fat bullheads. nice seeing you again russ and sue. hope to see you next year and maybe get out with you guys. russ, send me a private message with your email so I can get in touch with you.
Verna Lake, Vilas County
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76° - 80° F
81° - 88° F
fished all week from the pier and in the boat while on family vacation. did just as good from both. caught 1 small pike, 1 small crappie, 3 fat bullheads, lots of small bass and gills, a couple legal bass, and lots of 8 - 10 inch hand size gills. all caught using minnows, leeches, and crawler chuncks. didn't matter what you were using, as long as you dropped your line just on the edge of the numerous patches of lily pads they would hit. didn't bring fish home as we only fish for fun. verna lake resort owners were very friendly and willing to help out if you needed something. would not hesitate to go back again. did hear some big 'ol bass flopping around in the thickest of lily pads but could not get them to hit on my weedless topwater.
Verna is a very small, shallow lake. Panfish and some largemouth bass only. Maybe the rare pike. If you really like smallies, try Nebish lake, one of the 5 experimental lakes in the Escanaba Research Station area. Not far from Verna. You need to register at the Escanaba Station first.
bringing the family up for a week in august. never fished here before. can anyone give me some info on the fishing quality of this lake? used to stay at musky shores on squirrel lake, decided to try somewhere new this year. we are strictly catch and release and while we fish for whatever bites we primarily target smallmouth. love that fight. any info would be helpful. will post how we did when i get home. thanks.