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Central Wisconsin Fishing Report - November 13th, 2015


The fishing, when the wind allows it, has been going quite well for some giant smallies, especially when you can find a schooling pod of fish. We have had some really good reports from up and down the peninsula. Some of those areas include the Snake Island and Larson’s Reef area, Sherwood Point, Monument Shoals, along with the vast structure to the north, including Washington Island. The key to successful fall fishing is to search deeper shoreline drops, deeper structure, and deeper channel cuts with electronics to locate schooling bass. Then set up on them and throw a variety of baits like tubes, blade baits, drop-shot plastics, and suckers. Also, when you have a wind-blown point or shoreline, throw some white or chartreuse spinner blades on those breaks to entice feeding bass. The night walleye bite has been going well when you can get out there. Concentrate your efforts around all of those rocky shoreline drop-offs and troll suspending crankbaits like Husky Jerks and Smithwick Rogues. Areas to fish include Henderson’s Point, Sherwood Point, the top of Larson’s Reef, and the shoreline to the north of the Old Stone Quarry. Perch fishing has been holding pretty strong on Sawyer Harbor, the flats, Little Sturgeon, Riley’s Bay, and Chaudoir’s Dock.

Howie’s Tackle, (920) 746-9916

Algoma Chamber of Commerce, (920) 487-3090


Fox River walleye anglers are catching decent numbers of fish from shore and from boats. Early evenings and mornings have been very productive times. Jigging and casting crankbaits are catching fish. Sizes have ranged from 14 to 26 inches, with many falling into the 14- to 16-inch range. The Fox River has produced fair numbers of muskies. Casting large spinners and plugs in 6 to 8 feet of water has produced the most fish. Muskies are also being caught by retrieving lures 6 to 8 feet down over deeper water. Fox River catches included freshwater drum and crappies. For most of the week, water flow was slow and depths were down. Water clarity was 1 to 2 feet. Nearly all shore anglers on the Suamico River are fishing for yellow perch. Minnows near the bottom is the most popular approach. Water clarity on the Suamico River was 5 to 6 feet for most of the week. Water flow and depth were normal. Fishing pressure was relatively light. Perch fishing on Duck Creek was pretty good. Many fish are in the 4- to 6-inch range, but decent ones are there.

Smokey’s on the Bay Bait, Tackle and Guide Service, (920) 436-0600


Look for suspended crappies over 20 to 30 feet of water in the secondary sloughs off the main river. Walleyes and some sauger are being caught on minnows and jigs along the wing dams below most dams. You’ll find sunfish in most backwaters and boat harbor areas. Hunting reports have been limited this week.

Schafer’s Boats, (608) 781-3100

Bob’s Bait and Tackle, (608) 782-5552

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