Big Crooked Lake
Vilas County, Wisconsin
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Big Crooked Lake is a 665 acre lake located in Vilas County. It has a maximum depth of 34 feet. Fish include Musky, Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Trout and Walleye.
How big is Big Crooked Lake?
Big Crooked Lake is approximately 665 sq acres (3 sq km) in size.
How deep is Big Crooked Lake?
Big Crooked Lake is approximately 34 feet (10.4 m) at its deepest point.
What kind of fish are in Big Crooked Lake?
Anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Largemouth Bass, Muskie, Panfish, Smallmouth Bass and Walleye in Big Crooked Lake.
When are the best fishing times for Big Crooked Lake?
Today fishing looks to be not very active with peak fishing times around 11 am - 1 pm. For more more best fishing times visit our Big Crooked Lake Fishing Forecast page. Lake-Link Pro Members can get detailed fishing forecasts for up to 10 days in advance and species specific for Big Crooked Lake.
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Are there fishing guides for Big Crooked Lake?
Yes! There are fishing guides for Big Crooked Lake and/or the surrounding area. Please see the "Fishing Guides" section down a little further on this page.
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Big Crooked Lake Reviews
port washington, Wisconsin
i used to come up to this lake every year until my aunt sold it... i could fish off the dock and drop a plain hook and catch rock bass.. also some 8-10 inch bluegills. this lake can produce some bigger fish than u can imagine. i loved to catch the smallmouth on this lake. i once caught a 8 pounder out of here!! this lake was an amazing lake to fish at. the fish werent used to anything aritficial when i came up here. so we used live bait and caught some monsters out of here!! usually released the 15-18 inchers but kept anything bigger. which once my cousin caught a 30 inch largemouth out of here no lie!!! great lake to fish on though.. good luck to all!!!
Reviewed Dec 29, 2009
A 56 WAS LANDED HERE TWO YEARS AGO AND DNR NETTED A 60 INCH FISH HERE. TOUGH LAKE TO FISH BUT WELL WORTH THE REWARDS. lOCATED IN A BEAUTIFUL SETTING. I WOULD SAY THIS LAKE HAS THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE A FUTURE RECORD.
Reviewed Jun 10, 2006
Basically gin clear water with sandy/rocky bottom. Tough to fish muskies here, but if you get one, it's usually a trophy. Slightly less than average muskies per acre, but they more than make up for it in pounds! DNR has studied muskies on this lake and determined they are of a rare trophy strain (much like that of Trout Lake). DNR has fyke netted a 50+ pound female. Muskies stay deep until dusk when you can get them off one of the rock bars or many shoreline dropoffs. There is also deep grass bed off the northern island that has produced nice fish. A couple of scattered rock humps (can be tough to find) often hold monster fish. Smallmouth also run HUGE here, 4-5 pounders are common, several 6 pounders are caught every year. They are very fat from eating rusty crayfish that came through an inlet from Boulder Lake. Can be tough to catch because of huge forage base. Tend to hang around rocks bars and a few man-made cribs. Walleyes are stunted from years of over-stocking dating back to the 30's! A major rehab project is underway but will probably another 7-10 years until walleye fishing is considered excellent again. Up until the mid-80's this was once an exceptional walleye lake for size and numbers. Jumbo perch are also present, 10-15" fish are caught occasionally.
Reviewed May 20, 2004
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