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HookJaw  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, October 7, 2014 10:42:21 PM(UTC)
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Unfamiliar with the area! Suggest a lake or two!

Want to camp in Rusk County Forest, between Birchwood and Bruce 1st night.

Then maybe up to Flambeau River State Forest (Sawyer Co., SW of Park Falls).

Bringing trusty canoe w/ trolling motor...


PM me if you want -

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HookJaw  
#2 Posted : Wednesday, October 8, 2014 10:10:45 PM(UTC)
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C'mon....I have valuable Driftless trout stream info to trade!


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FryinPanDan  
#3 Posted : Thursday, October 9, 2014 6:24:18 AM(UTC)
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I've been though Bruce and Ladysmith. Knew some fellas from those towns. On of them, from Ladysmith named Gary played bass in a band of mine... um. Oh, my Grandpa took my brother and I to stay at a cabin on a "Potato Lake" in that area. I was young. People were fishing for muskie on it. We caught a lot of pan fish. I remember seeing a pike or muskie just suspended in the water by the boat.

...so, there's Potato Lake.
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kschaefer3  
#4 Posted : Thursday, October 9, 2014 6:53:04 AM(UTC)
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I wish I could help more, but I sent a PM with what I've got. Further north and a little west and I could give you more to go on.
B-Mac  
#5 Posted : Thursday, October 9, 2014 7:22:19 AM(UTC)
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As I am predominantly a smallmouth fisher-person, I can suggest a few items in that area:

Red Cedar Lake is a quality fishery with lot of deep rock bars and some decent shallow water wood/weeds that might be easier to target via canoe.

The Holcombe Flowage is a pretty good fishery too with a couple of rivers coming in that would be conducive to canoe fishing.

Long Lake, off of Hwy 40 is a "trophy" smallmouth lake, as in you can't keep anything under 18 inches.


Of those 3, if you have a lot of time I would play in the Holcombe Flowage. If you just want to drop your boat in and catch fish, I would go to Long Lake.
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MikeJuran  
#6 Posted : Thursday, October 9, 2014 7:28:59 AM(UTC)
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FryinPanDan wrote:
I've been though Bruce and Ladysmith. Knew some fellas from those towns. On of them, from Ladysmith named Gary played bass in a band of mine... um. Oh, my Grandpa took my brother and I to stay at a cabin on a "Potato Lake" in that area. I was young. People were fishing for muskie on it. We caught a lot of pan fish. I remember seeing a pike or muskie just suspended in the water by the boat.

...so, there's Potato Lake.

i have stayed on and fished Potato Lake ... tons of panfish ... nice sized bluegills and sunnies .... as I remember I was throwing a spider into the lily pads and weed beds .... and to echo FryinPan, had a large northern slam one of the panfish i had on .... cut clean threw and I only got a partial sunfish back with the spider in its mouth
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HookJaw  
#7 Posted : Thursday, October 9, 2014 10:41:03 PM(UTC)
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This dawg has a few bones! Thanks, guys. And no one has blackmailed me for trout stream info!?!


Honestly, I would much rather seek advice here, on DTA, than anywhere else. I've been staring at maps for 2 weeks, making guesses. All your input was super helpful.


cuz here's the deal on this trip:

the more I can catch, the more my wife will want to keep fishing.

the more my wife will want to keep fishing, the more I can catch.




...cruisin the 'Poo in my Gum Tree Canoe
Mark Dahlquist  
#8 Posted : Friday, October 10, 2014 4:55:44 AM(UTC)
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Hey Brad thanks for the info. Love your profile photo. Can you share that one on the board with good resoltion. Please feel free to post your smallie adventures. It appears I'm one of the few who post in the Lake Fishing forum. Now is the best time of year I am told. Small to medium suckers or I'm sure the usual spinner baits too
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