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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #150 on: Apr 18, 2018, 08:35 AM »
I've heard, but never seen, that tribes will use chain saws to cut holes in shorelines of knowing spawning grounds. I know they've done it on Trout Lake and "harvested" a bunch of Musky along with Walleye in the early 2000's.

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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #151 on: Apr 18, 2018, 03:25 PM »
Anyone know if there's good ice on the Holcombe backwaters, I'm thinking Cranberry or the west side off Pine Point away from the channel?  If not how far north does one have to drive from La Crosse to get to something workable?
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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #152 on: Apr 21, 2018, 11:22 PM »

I was ice fishing today, 24 of ice, bottom 12 was hard clear ice. And this particular lake has a history of not making a lot of ice. I did catch a limit of nice crappie, it was a beautiful afternoon on the ice, near 60* no wind. I was the only person on the lake. I think everyone else has thrown in the towel. Hayward area lake plenty of ice fishing yet.

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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #153 on: May 01, 2018, 09:37 AM »
How are those Hayward area/Sawyer county lakes holding up this week? I was on the dairyland flowage this past Saturday, still 24" of ice there. Planning on heading up to Namakagan for opener Saturday, hopefully ice fishing. Anyone else trying to get on the ice for opener??
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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #154 on: May 02, 2018, 11:40 AM »
There is still ice but very dark and spooky looking. It could be 20" of floating slush with this 70 days lately. In my opinion ice fishing is over, time to get the boat ready. I think the ice will be all gone in less than a week now. Here is a live webcam from lake Namakagon, and one from cheif lake on the chippewa flowage.
http://www.lakewoodsresort.com/lodging/webcam/  (scroll down for webcam)

https://www.patslandingresort.com/web-cam/   (scroll down for webcam)

Here is a couple more.
https://www.minocqua.org/about-the-area/web-cams/

http://greatnorthernmercer.com/web-cams/

















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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #155 on: May 04, 2018, 01:24 PM »
I posted these pictures on the general board also. I took these pictures a few minutes ago Friday May 4th 12:15 pm. Tomorrow morning is the opener.
Lac Courte Orielles and Grindstone DNR boat landings near Hayward.





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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #156 on: May 10, 2018, 11:01 AM »
We went from this......



to this in about a day....



Launched my boat on Sunday and water temps were already in the 50's.



Walleyes were spawning and the Perch were on the edge of spawning.

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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #157 on: May 11, 2018, 09:33 AM »
that dock didn't skip a beat.

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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #158 on: Jun 08, 2018, 07:58 AM »
Approximately 6 months until first ice. Water temp here is now up to about 64 We still had ice on the big lakes for the opener May 5th.

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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #159 on: Jun 08, 2018, 08:13 PM »
Thanks for the update Erik. Now I'm retired I'll be all over that...  :thumbsup: :bow: :thumbsup:
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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #160 on: Jun 12, 2018, 11:01 AM »
Hope the summer is going well for everybody, if the cool temps of this summer remain, we could be on the ice by September!

180ish days to go.

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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #161 on: Jul 10, 2018, 01:32 PM »
Just got back from my place and a trip up to Bayfield to see the Apostle Islands. Water temps are about 80 by me. The only thing ice related I did was wash my atv.












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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #162 on: Jul 10, 2018, 05:40 PM »
Hah! I deer hunt on Madeline. Have for decades... When I left last November just before Thanksgiving I was waiting for the ferry and snapped this:



Pretty stiff wind...  :o And cold too.
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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #163 on: Jul 12, 2018, 07:52 AM »
I am leaving for my annual musky fishing trip to Canada in 9 days. My highlight of summer.

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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #164 on: Jul 12, 2018, 10:26 PM »
I am leaving for my annual musky fishing trip to Canada in 9 days. My highlight of summer.

Good fortune erik! Smoke a 50"! What's your destination? LOTW?
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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #165 on: Jul 19, 2018, 03:11 PM »
LOTW N.W. Angle
Last year I caught 5, 46" biggest, we landed 13 muskys in my boat between 3 of us. We usually see some 50"s but they are smart fish. About 6 or 7 years ago we boated a 51-1/2"
It is still a lot of fun catching 40" - 45" fish.

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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #166 on: Aug 01, 2018, 02:36 PM »
Hah! I deer hunt on Madeline. Have for decades... When I left last November just before Thanksgiving I was waiting for the ferry and snapped this:



Pretty stiff wind...  :o And cold too.

My best friend and his dad do as well. Ever hear the story about a home owner having his house and the truck who towed it sink through an ice road?

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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #167 on: Aug 15, 2018, 02:58 PM »
I NEED ICE!!!
It has been so fricking hot and humid this past week or so it is killing me.

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Re: northern wisconsin reports
« Reply #168 on: Aug 15, 2018, 06:12 PM »
My best friend and his dad do as well. Ever hear the story about a home owner having his house and the truck who towed it sink through an ice road?

Now that's interesting... I'd like to meet your friend and his dad. I'll catch the bar tab. Can you set a meeting? I'd be indebted...  ;D

Yes, almost everything heavyweight get transported during the winter because it's cheaper than paying the ferry freight. And yes, some of those deliveries find the bottom, some 200+ FOW between Bayfield and the Island. Not an inexpensive recovery. And we all know how the WIDNR views stuff at the bottom of any lake.

Seriously 52, I'd love to meet these guys. Either here or, better yet, up on the Island in November. If you can set this up, ahhhhh, don't know how far I'd go but I WOULD be (deeply) indebted. PM me to fine tune. Thanks 52!

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