Any fisherman driving to northwestern Vilas County is most like going to be driving north, or maybe from the west.
Yellow Lake was surveyed in 2021 to assess the status of the fishery while conducting a population estimate for walleyes and index the catch rates of muskies, northern pike, largemouth bass, and panfish. There are
And largemouth bass numbers came in a lot stronger.
All three offer good fishing opportunities winter or summer.
Fox has muskies, walleyes, largemouth bass, and hefty northern pike. Fox maintains a good stock of bluegills, black crappies and yellow perch.
Bluegills, black crappies, and perch were common and exhibited good growth.
Survey highlights include above-average walleye and yellow perch year classes, the highest YOY sauger catch rate since 2010 and strong adult catches for yellow perch and bluegills.
If Plum Lake has a history of being known for producing trophy walleyes and muskies, it should also be known more recently for producing hefty smallmouth bass.
Pete’s Lake is known as a good multi-species lake and features fishable populations of smallmouth bass, bluegills, rock bass, and northern pike, in addition to the walleyes.