With the deer rut going full force, bowhunting has pretty much
been the main form of outdoor recreation the past week (along with
fair numbers of grouse hunters as well). There has still been some
fishing, and muskies have been the main species of interest. Action
has only been fair, with no reports of any exceptionally large
muskies, and just a few catches of fish in the low 40-inch size. A
few walleye anglers have still been trying their luck, but action
has been slow. Most of the walleyes have been in the 12- to 15-inch
size range, and the most productive bait has been a large fathead
minnow fished under a slip bobber or on a bare hook dragged slowly
along the bottom in 8 to 14 feet of water. Water temperatures have
dropped to the mid to low 40s and ice cover is still several weeks
away for most lakes.
Pastika’s Sporting Goods, (715) 634-4466.
Hayward Bait, (715) 634-2921.