As good as things were for this past weekend, the coming week
looks awesome for muskies. Surface temps were ranging from a low of
42 degrees on shallow lakes and flowages to nearly 50 degrees on
the large lakes. Temperatures will soon drop as cold weather and a
chance of snow will cool things off even more. Muskie action is
very good and getting better. Sucker action has been tops, but fish
were responding to Hellhounds, Smutly Dogs, Smity’s, and Mantas.
Fish are all over, with reports of fish as deep as 30 feet and as
shallow as 6 feet. Fish up to 481/2 inches were reported, with most
fish quite heavy for their length. Walleye action is good. A few
bright-sky days made for tougher fishing, but anglers were able to
catch their limits by slowly dragging redtail chubs on jigs.
Flowages have been the best for walleyes, but also try Big Arb,
Squirrel, and Minocqua.
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