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Any body fish Wapo anymore??

  • slab-hunter
    Participant
    Red Wing, MN
    Posts: 329
    #1336801

    OK,
    Lets get some reports from Wapo this year. It’s a great lake to pull some fine perch and ‘gills from. I don’t know why it’s so tight lipped, especially in the winter. Fished it many times.

    Catman

    cougareye
    Participant
    Hudson, WI
    Posts: 4125
    #505040

    I have fished it a few times in the summer, would like to start ice fishing it. Are roads maintained at all? I do have a two person portable I can walk out. Where are the access points and how far to good fishing?

    Coreyc
    Participant
    La Crosse/Amery, WI
    Posts: 62
    #508825

    It is normally my main body of water while ice fishing, but wont be able to get up to amery for a couple weeks. The lake is pretty accessible and roads are maintained. There are 2 landings you can drive out from…Sunrise Resort on the west side and what used to be the restaurant on the north end. You can get to some good fishing from both of those sites whether you are driving or walking.

    Anyone been out there yet, ice reports?? hows the bite?

    bigpike
    Participant
    Posts: 6255
    #525434

    I agree on the tight lipped thing, I have fished it a few times but it is a little out of my reach to consider a regular lake, that being said I would like to read a little more info on the fishing. It sure has some nice gils…

    Chad Luebker
    Participant
    Annandale, MN
    Posts: 407
    #527990

    Just curios if the Restaurant is still open on WAPO? If not what is there now?

    Coreyc
    Participant
    La Crosse/Amery, WI
    Posts: 62
    #528172

    It burned down…nothing is there now.

    Chad Luebker
    Participant
    Annandale, MN
    Posts: 407
    #529981

    Are you serious? Wow? ANy reports on how that happened?

    cougareye
    Participant
    Hudson, WI
    Posts: 4125
    #533434

    Am planning to hit Wapo on Sunday. Any reports on ice conditions? Is it driveable?

    Thanks in advance,

    Eric

    tipupsonly
    Participant
    Western Wisconsin
    Posts: 228
    #535133

    Havent been up there…but im sure driving wont be an issue. Snow shouldnt be a problem either i would think

    mbenson
    Participant
    Minocqua, Wisconsin
    Posts: 3842
    #535238

    Got a group of guys going to be over there for our spring fishing trip. Used to spend lots of time up there during the late 80’s. Going to be trying Wapo, White Ash, Round, the Turtles, Bone… Caught lots of nice fish off all of them during the ice and open water seasons.

    Mark

    G_Smitty
    Participant
    New Richmond, WI
    Posts: 1303
    #535591

    Cougareye and I went up there today… had a hard time finding access (the south-west launch was blocked off!). We ended up on Bear Trap… found some nice structure and dropped the AquaVu – a few gills but smaller that we wanted. Went over to a spot with quite a few shanties and set up. Again, the camera showed some gills – these were nice sized but they didn’t like what we were offering . OK guys… someone out there knows the color/bait/etc that they like… fess up?

    cougareye
    Participant
    Hudson, WI
    Posts: 4125
    #537267

    As King mentioned, with the south access now closed to the public, we could not get to the south part of Wapo (without a long drive on the ice). I noticed very few shacks/cars on that part of the lake.

    This was my first time ice fishing the lake, is the lack of shacks/cars on south Wapo normal or is it due to the lack of access? I did not want to drive through the channel area nor did I want to drive down from the public launch on the NW side.

    Eric

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