Lac Vieux Desert

Vilas - Wisconsin

  • 23 catches


  • 9 spots

Bg. productive water splits the WI/MI border and offers great year-round fishing. Walleye, muskie and perch top the list, with northerns and slab Crappie also available.


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Recent Activity

Shared activity and fishing reports on and near Lac Vieux Desert

  1. Details: 22 lb. 43 in. Muskellunge with a silver buck tail

    Figure eight at the boat

  2. Details: 34 in. Northern Pike with a top water

    caught it off the dock

  3. Had a big group, slayed a lot of crappie!

    Black Crappie with a crappie minnows

  4. Details: Northern

    Lots of northern and small perch

  5. Northern Pike with a sucker

  6. Walleye with a shiner

    1. Scott Schulte
      Nice fish bud
    2. Tim Steinmetz
      Great walleye! I need to fish there sometime!
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  8. 3 lb. Northern Pike with a minnows

  9. Vexilar ran out of juice, broke my favorite rod, but none of that matters. I'm on the ice in Northern Wisconsin breathing the the crisp winter air and exploring ...more a new waterway. Life is good!

    1. cam ole
      I was thinking bout getting one! just for going to a lake I know that has bluegills and I think crappies... not many lakes have them by me!
    2. Brian Jensen
      The tickle stick looks great.
    3. cam ole
      have you checked 13 fishing out? the ticklestick? what'd you think of it
    4. Brian Jensen
      Thanks! I will check them out!
    5. cam ole
      sorry need to correct myself, the ticklestick is the rod that tapers flat!
    6. cam ole
      sounds like time to find a new rod! have you heard of 13 fishing? 13 Fishing products are awesome! they came out with a new ice rod this year called the widow maker! ...more check it out! it's a graphite rod and if I'm correct the rod at the handle is round but towards to tip it tapers flat! acts like a spring bobber! great for pan fish or light biters! I have the long stem wicked combo! the long stem reel= extra room
    7. Nick Dahmen
      You lucky ducks! SE Wisconsin has NO ice and it's 22 degrees!!!
    8. Brian Jensen
      It's a solid 6 inches
    9. Tim Steinmetz
      How much ice did you have at Lac Vieux Desert? I'm debating making a drive to the western U.P. for some ice fishing, but I'd hate to drive over an hour to ...more find out there is not enough ice.
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  10. 6 lb. 1 oz. 21 in. Largemouth Bass with a rattle trap

  11. Details: Largemouth Bass

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