Instead of tapering off, as is usually the case at this time of
year, the walleye bite in the Wausau area is getting steadily
stronger. The evening and late-night bite has started to progress
into an afternoon bite, and anglers are getting some nice eaters,
with some fish hitting the 20-inch mark. While targeting walleyes,
anglers also are picking up some very respectable northerns. Fish
in the 28- to 36-inch range are relatively common. To target these
walleyes and pike, run tip-ups in 8 to 16 feet of water, baited
with golden shiners or sucker minnows, and suspend them about a
foot to 18 inches off the bottom. Crappies and bluegills are
hitting well, and some jumbo perch are showing up, as well.
Hooksetters, (715) 693-5843.
Wisconsin Angling Adventures, (715) 297-7573