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Deer Lake

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Might head up Thursday, do a little bass fishing early and maybe go after some muskies. Anyone heard if there's a bite or what is working?

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There was a tourney out there this past weekend. Haven't heard any thing on it but there was a lot of boats out there. If I hear anything I'll post it. Good luck

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Great place to see muskies, but I couldn't tell you how to catch them!

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Lots of smaller muskies in the 30-40 inch range....but not many huge ones come out of the lake. There is a lot of pressure on weekends with lots of recreation traffic as well.

Bass has good action again you are not going to find huge fish on the lake but plenty of 1-3 pounders to keep you busy.

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Anybody been fishing deer lately? I'll be up this weekend and trying for nice fall action.

crappie and bass, and when I get bored muskie.

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I havent been up there since late August and at that point the fishing wasnt real good. I'm sure it has gotten better since, but I couldnt tell you. Good luck and let us know how you do. If the weeds are down, I might have to make a trip home and try some for some muskies up there in the next couple weeks.

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Agreed I think its been since late August since I was up. Lots of wind and cool weather really shut things down. I'll let you know how I made out.

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Didn't get out.....sorry. Sunday was 50 degrees windy and wet. Saturday would of been great if I hadn't been called to other duties.

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whats the water temp? coming up this coming week and want to know if the lake has or is going to role over. thanks.

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muskiehunter, did you make it up to deer? if so what was the turnover process/clarity looking like?

i want to know if it will be worth making a stop there in the next couple of weeks to chase some skis.

thanks

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It hasn't turned over yet, temp is 56-57. Water is pretty clear.

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just what spin dry said. over the 3 1/2 day trip with 2 boats and 6 guys we boated 15 muskie. smallest being 36 and biggest 44. over all a good time!

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sounds like a really successful trip...i might have to make it up there one more time before the hard water season comes.

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Any reports on Deer? Crappies biting, hows the ice, anything?

ole

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Does anyone know if trucks are driving out on Deer yet? I assume yes but if someone can say for sure that would be appreciated..thanks. I know the area right by the public access can be hairy due to the springs.

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A little late...but plenty of trucks are driving out. The drive an access is a tad east of the boat landing to avoid the springs. I got into a bunch of perch on monday, lots of numbers but not much size...ended up keeping 6 10"+ on Monday.

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I was out late Sunday afternoon and got into a few perch in deeper water (25 FOW). They were biting real good when I first got there but slowed as dark approached. Some were in that 10" area so I kept five for dinner. I was using green glow demon and spikes. Ice/snow was ok for driving.

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Going up to a friends cabin this weekend on deer, any recent ice or fishing reports?

I have never even seen this lake so any help at all would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

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I have not been to deer since my above post. But at that time I was fishing the southerm part of the west side of the lake. The northern bay by the public access can get good during late ice.

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Ice is good with not much snow. Perch bite has been o.k. with some crappies if you hang out after dark. If you are only out for a short time try around the some of the perms in 10-35 fow for perch. If you want to find a school for yourself drill hole along the north shore (on center of lake) along the bottom break (30+ fow). If going this route it will be a lot of work but once you find an active school over a bug bed you will not be disapointed! For a few crappies, go into the center of the lake near the perms in 35 fow after sunset. (you might catch one or two before dark along with a perch) It can be a fun lake to fish, just gotta find em' smile

Here's a pic of an 11 1/2" CPR'd on Monday! Go get her!

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Dang, B-man, that is a nice perch.

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i know its still a late ice season but this warm weather get me all itching for open water.. i m think about fish deer lake and its area during wisc muskie opener. is deer lake get pounded hard during the muskie opener? what is the water's clarity? any good general area to hit? thanks.

matty

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Well, seeing as though Muskie opener in Wisconsin is Memorial Day Weekend (for the north anyway) Deer will be awfully busy on the weekend and not just from fisherman (should be good during the week though if that's when you plan on fishing).

As far as water clarity Deer is one of the clearer in the area. Secchi readings early on are better than 20 feet, so if you throw anything bright in color you should be able to watch it from the end of your cast all the way to boatside on a calmer day.

As far as fishing it pretty straight-forward. The weedline along the west shore is probably where every muskie fisherman starts. There's a few humps in the northwest part of the main basin worth a few tosses, as well as a sandbar in the southeast. Don't overlook throwing docks as that can be produce as well.

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Thanks for reply.I ll see how its going. If its get to busy I ll hit wasso or apple.

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They will all be busy that weekend. Try and fish it during the week. If not be there at sunrise or earlier. By 10am that lake will be rocking. All those lakes draw alot of muskie guy's from MN, seeing as there season doesn't open for another month. Good luck.

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