Ice melt is slowing with the cooler temps today (50 degrees vs. 80 degrees yesterday). Keep these lakes as options in mind as to have open water to fish – Not saying these are, just water with the best possibility to be open come Saturday.
Below Lake of the Falls dam –Turtle Flambeau Flowage
Hwy O bridge- Wisconsin River/Rainbow Flowage. The Rainbow flowage is currently open from the Hwy O bridge down as far as the Oxbow.
Pike-Turner-Amik- Pike Round Lake Chain
North & South Turtle- Winchester Area
Willow Flowage- by the dam, ice 3-10’ at 5:30 pm 4/30, reports of ice out 80-100’ by 8 am 5/1.
We can’t in good faith recommend ice fishing, though some areas such as the south end of Big Arbor Vitae should have plenty of safe ice come the opener.
Most of the lakes in Vilas and Oneida counties have 2 fish bag limits. Though you can still keep 5 per day by jumping lakes.